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The New York Times front page following the deadly midair collision in NYC
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Today in Aviation History: December 16th

Posted December 16, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The midair collision of a United DC-8 and TWA Constellation over New York City, Concorde makes the first sub-3-hour Atlantic crossing, an Air Canada CRJ crashes, and more…

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China Airlines 747 sits in Victoria Harbour.
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Today in Aviation History: November 4th

Posted November 4, 2014 by NYCA Admin

Milestone: The first ever airship flight is completed between England and France. Tragedies: China Airlines and Bali Air Service flights overrun runways, and Balkan Bulgaran Airlines and Iberia flights crash while performing approaches.

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Today in Aviation History: October 29th

Posted October 29, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The US Dept. of Justice approves the Delta/Northwest merger, John Glenn becomes the oldest man to enter space, a plane carrying the California Polytechnic State University football team crashes, and more…

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August 6th in Aviation History: B-29 Superfortress Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

Posted August 6, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

The US drops first atomic bomb on Japan, Ted Williams returns to the Red Sox from Korea, Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Nebraska, and more.

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The US Army MASH unit that inspired the movie and TV show conducted its first helicopter medical evacuation in Korea on August 4, 1959.
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August 4th in Aviation History: MASH Makes First Helicopter Evacuation

Posted August 4, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft is launched, MASH begins helicopter ops, a Bangkok Airways plane hits a control tower, and more…

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PATCO air traffic controllers picket outside of Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan.
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August 3rd in Aviation History: America’s Air Traffic Controllers Strike

Posted August 3, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Today we look back at the 1981 Air Traffic Controllers Strike and mourn the worst accident ever involving a Boeing 707.

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United Flight 232: Surviving the Unthinkable

Posted July 18, 2014 by Gabe Andino

On July 19, 1989 an engine explosion left United 232 with no hydraulics and no controls, leading to a crash landing where many of the passengers survived. Now 25 years later we look back at this extraordinary accident and examine what went wrong, and what went right.

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Sky Waitresses, The Forgotten Heroes

Posted June 12, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Flight attendants are often seen by passengers as little more than sky waitresses. However their duties go far beyond serving you a drink and some pretzels. Today, we take a look at why the triumphs and tragedies of flight attendants shouldn’t be overlooked in airliner accidents.

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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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