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Pacific Southwest Airlines flight 182 was a Boeing 727-214 airliner that collided with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego, California on September 25, 1978.
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TIMELINE: The Golden Age of Air Crimes

Posted March 19, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Despite what many young Americans seem to think, aircraft sabotage did not begin with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has been with us for decades. Following is a list of some of the worst air-related terrorist acts of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

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Wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland. (Photo by AP)
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On This Day in Aviation History

Pan Am Flight 103 Is Bombed: December 21st In Aviation History

Posted December 21, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Pan Am Flight 103 is bombed over Scotland, New York Airways begins helicopter flights from Manhattan’s Pan Am Building and more…

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The Ukaegbus in happier times (left, via NYPost.com), an overview of Newark Liberty International Airport (right).
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Woman Calls In Airliner Bomb Hoax To Keep Husband From Leaving Her

Posted December 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Marital tip: When you falsely accuse your husband of being a terrorist, he probably isn’t coming home to reconcile.

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A Tianjin Airlines Embraer E190 (B-3156) similar to the hijacked plane. (Photo by Allen Zhao via wikimedia)
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Three Chinese Plane Hijackers Sentenced To Death

Posted December 13, 2012 by BNO News

Three men who attempted to hijack a Tianjin Airlines jet in northwestern China in June were sentenced to death on Tuesday.

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Rezwan Ferdaus mugshot.
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RC Airplane Terror Plotter Sentenced to 17 Years

Posted November 2, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Rezwan Ferdaus, the man who plotted to fly bomb-laden radio-controlled planes into landmarks, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

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On This Day in Aviation History

First Bombing Of An Airliner: October 10 in Aviation History

Posted October 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Boeing 727 is shot down in the Congo, a United Airlines flight becomes the first victim of a bombing, and more…

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United Flight 175 impacts the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
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9/11 Negligence Lawsuit Against American and United Moves Forward

Posted September 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A judge ruled that a lawsuit against American Airlines and United Airlines over the destruction of the World Trade Center may proceed.

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A US Airways Airbus A319 at LaGuardia Airport
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On This Day in Aviation History

US Airways Files For Bankruptcy: August 10 in Aviation History

Posted August 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Senator Ted Stevens dies in a plane crash, US Airways files for bankruptcy, a new world speed record and more…

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An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on final approach to Boston Logan Airport. (Photo by Michael Philip Manheim/NARA)
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On This Day in Aviation History

First American DC-10 Flight, Reagan Fires FAA Controllers: August 5 in Aviation History

Posted August 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

On this day in 1964, the Vietnam War’s first U.S. air operations take place. Terrorists attack Athens Airport in 1973. In 1981, Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers.

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Spain did not identify the suspects by name, but said two were from Chechnya and one from Turkey. (Photo by Spanish Interior Ministry)
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Spain Arrests Al Qaeda Suspects Who Planned Bomb Attacks Using Small Planes

Posted August 5, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Spanish authorities have arrested three Al Qaeda operatives who had obtained explosives and had been training to fly ultralight airplanes.

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