Posts Tagged ‘plane crashes’
 

 

Today in Aviation History: February 25th

First flight of the Douglas DC-9, a Turkish Airlines 737 crashes in Amsterdam, all flights in North America become smoke-free, TWA begins domestic 747 service, Chuck Yeager flies his last USAF sortie, and more...
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Today in Aviation History: March 4th

American Airlines begins DC-4 cross country flights, the Hindenburg makes its first flight, Herbert Hoover becomes the first civilian to break the sound barrier, 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.

August 4th in Aviation History: MASH Makes First Helicopter Evacuation

NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is launched, MASH begins helicopter ops, a Bangkok Airways plane hits a control tower, and more...
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The X-15 became the first manned aircraft to exceed Mach 4 on this day in 1961.

March 7th in Aviation History: The X-15 Breaks Mach 4, Kepler Space Observatory is Launched

The X-15 exceeds Mach 4, a British engineer flies in an inflatable airplane, the crashes of Northwest Flight 307, Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 and a Skymaster Airlines 707, and more...
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United Flight 232 on final descent, with visible damage to its tail.

United Airlines Flight 232 Miracle Crash Landing: July 19 in Aviation History

United Airlines Flight 232 crash lands in Sioux City, Iowa after an amazing feat of airmanship by its captain and crew, TWA begins showing in-flight movies, and more...
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