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.
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…
The Air Florida Flight 90 disaster takes 78 lives in Washington DC, and an Uzbekistan Yak-42 crashes in Tashkent. In happier news, Igor Sikorsky makes the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight, Shuttle Endeavour launches on STS-54, and an ejection seat is used for the first time.
Pan Am receives the first Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, Ham the Chimp visits space, an Alaska Airlines MD-80 crashes off the coast of California, and more…
A Pilatus PC-12 headed to Morristown Municipal Airport crashed early Wednesday morning, killing the pilot.
An Arizona couple and their teenage daughter were killed Saturday morning when their home-built Lancair went down in a nature preserve.
The Saturday crash of a Red Wings Airlines Tupolev Tu-204 was captured by the dashboard-mounted camera of a car.
A Red Wings Airlines Tupolev Tu-204 airliner crashed in Moscow on Saturday, killing 4 people and seriously injuring the 4 others onboard.
A plane carrying well-known Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera crashed in Mexico on Sunday, killing Rivera and six others.