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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: October 28th

Posted October 28, 2014 by NYCA Admin

The Cuban Missile Crisis comes to an end, the Airbus A300 flies for the first time, an Air China pilot hijacks his own plane, a Continental 757 lands on a taxiway, and more…

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Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 eskimo tail. (Photo by Alaska Airlines)
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Military News

Fighter Jets Escort Alaska Airlines Plane to Seattle After Hijack Warning

Posted January 18, 2013 by AFP

Two F-15s escorted an Alaska Airlines flight to SeaTac Thursday after an anonymous caller told the FBI that a passenger could be a hijacker.






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A Tianjin Airlines Embraer E190 (B-3156) similar to the hijacked plane. (Photo by Allen Zhao via wikimedia)
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Three Chinese Plane Hijackers Sentenced To Death

Posted December 13, 2012 by BNO News

Three men who attempted to hijack a Tianjin Airlines jet in northwestern China in June were sentenced to death on Tuesday.






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Travelers arrive at Hotan Airport in this 2011 file photo. (Photo by Timothy Merrill via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND)
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Airline News

Attempted Plane Hijacking in China Leaves 11 Injured

Posted July 1, 2012 by BNO News

Six men attempted to hijack a passenger plane in northwestern China on Friday, injuring 11 passengers and crew as they fought the attackers.






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Austrian Airlines restarted international flights with this Airbus A310, OE-LAA New York, from Vienna to JFK in 1989. (Photo by Joe Pries)
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March 26th in Aviation History: Austrian Airlines Resumes International Flights After Two Decade Hiatus

Posted March 26, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Happy Birthday to the late Swissair! Austrian Airlines resumes international service, an Arrow Air DC-10 drops some engine parts, Comair pilots launch an 89-day strike, and more…






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Bolivian Pastor Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for 2009 Aeromexico Hijacking

Posted May 20, 2011 by BNO News

Mexican authorities on Thursday announced that a Bolivian pastor was sentenced to over seven years in prison for the hijacking of Aeromexico Flight 576 in 2009.






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LANSA Flight 508 survivor Juliane Köpcke sitting among some of the wreckage from the crash years later.
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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: December 24th

Posted December 24, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

New York’s Idlewild Airport is renamed to honor the recently assassinated President John F. Kennedy, Indian Airlines Flight 814 and Air France Flight 8969 are hijacked, LANSA Flight 508 crashes with a girl surviving the 2-mile plummet, Apollo 8 rounds the Moon, NORAD tracks Santa for the first time and more.






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Aviation News

On This Day in Aviation History: October 15th

Posted October 15, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Today marks a number of aeronautical milestones: The first balloon flight, the first French airmail flight, the first nonstop flight across the South Atlantic, the first transatlantic flight by an airship, birthdays celebrated by Air India and LaGuardia Airport, the first hijacking of a Soviet airliner, and the launch of the Cassini probe!






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On This Day in Aviation History: September 9th

Posted September 9, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

In 1970, a BOAC VC-10 is hijacked and flown to Jordan, joining 4 other hijacked aircraft; Orville Wright makes a 1-hour flight in 1908; Two Tupolev aircraft collide in 1994 and an Allegheny DC-9 collides with a Piper over Fairland Indiana in 1969.






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