On This Day in Aviation History: December 28th

United Airlines Flight 173 crashes in Oregon in 1978, Airborne Transport DC-3 disappears enroute to Miami in 1948 and Israeli commandos launch a surprise attack on Beirut Airport in 1968.
by Phil Derner Jr.


October 10 in Aviation History

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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Sequence of China Airlines Flight 006 during its two and a half minute, 30,000-foot dive.

February 19th in Aviation History: First Flight of the Boeing 757, Japanese Warplanes Attack Australia

The Boeing 757 makes its maiden test flight, Lufthansa lines up to be the first 737 customer, a TWA plane crashes in New Mexico, and more...
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Today in Aviation History: October 29th

The US Dept. of Justice approves the Delta/Northwest merger, John Glenn becomes the oldest man to enter space, a plane carrying the California Polytechnic State University football team crashes, and more...
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The MIT Daedalus makes a test flight at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. (Photo by NASA)

US Bans Smoking on Short Flights, First Launch of Soyuz: April 23rd in Aviation History

Flight of Daedalus recreated with a pedal-powered aircraft, US bans smoking on flights under 2 hours, Soyuz 1 launches from Kazakhstan, North Sea Aerial Navigation Company launches service, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff