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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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#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.

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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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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.

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Space Shuttle Enterprise being trucked to Edwards Air Force Base in California.
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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…

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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)
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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.

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Wreckage of Red Wings Airlines Flight 9268. (Photo by Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations)
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Moscow Plane Crash Death Toll Rises to 5

Posted December 31, 2012 by BNO News

A flight attendant who was critically injured when a Russian airliner crashed onto a highway near Moscow has died of her injuries.

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A Lancair IV-P kit plane similar to the accident aircraft. (Photo by Ahunt via wikimedia)
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Southern California Plane Crash Kills Couple and Teenage Daughter

Posted December 31, 2012 by BNO News

An Arizona couple and their teenage daughter were killed Saturday morning when their home-built Lancair went down in a nature preserve.

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Tupolev Tu-204 crash in Moscow captured on video.
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Video: Car Camera Captures Airliner Crashing Onto Moscow Highway

Posted December 29, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Saturday crash of a Red Wings Airlines Tupolev Tu-204 was captured by the dashboard-mounted camera of a car.

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