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Computer rendering of the KLM and Pan Am 747s colliding at Tenerife.
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WE GAAN: The Horror and Absurdity of History’s Worst Plane Crash

Posted March 27, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Like most other aviation calamities, the 583 people killed in 1977 when a KLM 747 struck a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife resulted not from a single error or failure, but from a chain of improbable errors and failures, together with a stroke or two of really bad luck.

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January 21st in Aviation History: First Concorde Passenger Flight, Cargolux Lands on Van and 40 More Events!

Posted January 21, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

The Concorde begins scheduled service for both British Airways and Air France, crashes of Galaxy Airlines 203, Pan Am 1104 and an Iranian 727. NASA’s Spirit rover ceases communication from Mars, and more…

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First Pan Am 747 Lands At Heathrow: January 12 in Aviation History

Posted January 12, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

The first Pan Am 747 makes its inaugural proving flight to London, two Space Shuttle launches, launch of the Deep Impact probe and more…

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A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 (reg D-AIKI) touches down at JFK Airport in New York. Photo by Tom Alfano.
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Lufthansa Is Founded, Ted Is Grounded: January 6 In Aviation History

Posted January 6, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Happy birthday to Lufthansa! United Grounds Ted, the US Marines take delivery of their first AV-8 Harrier and more…

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President Richard M. Nixon and Dr. James C. Fletcher, NASA Administrator, discuss the proposed Space Shuttle vehicle in San Clemente, California, on January 5, 1972. (Photo by NASA)
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Nixon Launches Space Shuttle Program: January 5 in Aviation History

Posted January 5, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

The Space Shuttle program is launched, Amelia Earhart is declared legally dead, Independence Air ceases operations, and more…

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Wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland. (Photo by AP)
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Pan Am Flight 103 Is Bombed: December 21st In Aviation History

Posted December 21, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Pan Am Flight 103 is bombed over Scotland, New York Airways begins helicopter flights from Manhattan’s Pan Am Building and more…

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Apollo 17 awaits launch at Cape Canaveral. (Photo by NASA)
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Pearl Harbor Attacked, Last Moon Mission Launched: December 7th In Aviation History

Posted December 7, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

“A day which will live in infamy,” air marshals shoot a passenger, a USAir employee deliberately crashes a plane, and more…

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Pan Am Boeing 747-100 "Clipper Neptune's Car" (N742PA) seen in Zurich, 1985. (Photo by Eduard Mamet via wikimedia)
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Pan Am Grounds All Flights: December 4th In Aviation History

Posted December 4, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Pan Am ceases operations, Kuwaiti Airways Flight 221 is hijacked, the US Navy bombs Libya, and more…

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An America West Boeing 737-100 (N708AW) spotted at San Jose International Airport in 1993. (Photo by Torsten Maiwald via Wikimedia Commons)
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America West Begins Flying, Boeing Merges With McDonnell Douglas: August 1 in Aviation History

Posted August 1, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Happy birthday NORAD, America West Airlines and ALM-Antillean Airlines. Boeing and McDonnell Douglas merge, Gary Powers dies, and more…

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A Pan American Sikorsky S-42 flying boat taking off. (Photo by US Navy)
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Pan Am Begins First Mainland Flights to Hawaii, Harriet Quimby First Woman to Fly Across English Channel: April 16th in Aviation History

Posted April 16, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Pan Am flies from San Francisco to Hawaii with a Sikorsky S-42 flying boat, Harriet Quimby crosses the English Channel, Apollo 16 launches for the Moon, Canada forms its first air force, and more…

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