Posts Tagged ‘Pan Am’
 

 

The Post-Deregulation Skies: Don’t Call it a Comeback

The recent trend of airline consolidation has taken away the large variety of airlines we've grown accustomed to seeing over the years. We take a look back at some airlines that were "second acts" of carriers that failed during...
by Gabe Andino
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Computer rendering of the KLM and Pan Am 747s colliding at Tenerife.

WE GAAN: The Horror and Absurdity of History’s Worst Plane Crash

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

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...
by NYCAviation Staff

 

 

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

The first Pan Am 747 makes its inaugural proving flight to London, two Space Shuttle launches, launch of the Deep Impact probe and more...
by NYCAviation Staff
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Wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland. (Photo by AP)

Pan Am Flight 103 Is Bombed: December 21st In Aviation History

Pan Am Flight 103 is bombed over Scotland, New York Airways begins helicopter flights from Manhattan's Pan Am Building and more...
by NYCAviation Staff