Posts Tagged ‘plane crashes’


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


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

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 launc...
by NYCAviation Staff


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

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...
by Phil Derner Jr.


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)

Small Plane Crashes In North Carolina, Killing Pilot

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

Wreckage of Red Wings Airlines Flight 9268. (Photo by Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations)

Moscow Plane Crash Death Toll Rises to 5

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