plane crashes

 
Posts Tagged ‘plane crashes’
 

enolagay56537
comments
On This Day in Aviation History

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.

Full Story »

The US Army MASH unit that inspired the movie and TV show conducted its first helicopter medical evacuation in Korea on August 4, 1959.
comments
On This Day in Aviation History

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…

Full Story »

PATCO air traffic controllers picket outside of Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan.
comments
On This Day in Aviation History

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.

Full Story »

232tail
3
comments
Crashes

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.

Full Story »

rsz_grdhgdxtbgfh
1
comments
Blog

#TBT: 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.

Full Story »

Computer rendering of the KLM and Pan Am 747s colliding at Tenerife.
4
comments
Columnists

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.

Full Story »

concorde_otdiah_jan21_567846352
comments
On This Day in Aviation History

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…

Full Story »

af90_otdiah_56573346
comments
On This Day in Aviation History

January 13th in Aviation History: Air Florida 90 Crashes and First Single Rotor Helicopter Flight

Posted January 13, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

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.

Full Story »

Space Shuttle Enterprise being trucked to Edwards Air Force Base in California.
comments
On This Day in Aviation History

Alaska 261 Plunges into Pacific Ocean: January 31st in Aviation History

Posted January 31, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

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…

Full Story »

The crash site was about 5 miles north of Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport, from which the plane had departed a few minutes earlier. (Map by NYCAviation/Google Maps)
0
comments
Crashes

Small Plane Crashes In North Carolina, Killing Pilot

Posted January 16, 2013 by Louis C. Hochman, NJ.com

A Pilatus PC-12 headed to Morristown Municipal Airport crashed early Wednesday morning, killing the pilot.

Full Story »