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One year ago an Emirates Boeing 777-300 (A6-EMW) impacted the runway during an attempted go-around at Dubai airport

On 3 August 2016, an Emirates Boeing 777-300 aircraft, registration A6-EMW, operating a scheduled passenger flight EK521, departed Trivandrum International Airport (VOTV), India at...

On this day 17 years ago the Air France Concorde #AF4590 crashed near Roissy

Air France Flight 4590 was a chartered international flight from Paris, France, to New York City, on the Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde. On 25 July 2000, at...

Exactly 20 years ago a light plane crashed at an Ostend airport airshow, killing 10 and injuring 60

Exactly 20 years ago at the Ostend airport airshow: a light plane crashed close to a crowd watching the airshow, killing the pilot and...

Let’s get 10K Facebook likes by the end of the week!

We are approaching 10,000 page likes on Facebook, and we like all 10,000 of you too!! Now ... let's go for 25,000 ✈️✈️✈️

Written off Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk G-BTJJ lives on at Pairi Daiza zoo

On 29 May 1996 this Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk was written off after the pilot rotated too early on take off from runway 22 at Mid-Wales...

Do you remember? 11 years ago a fire destroyed Sabena Technics Hangar 40

Just past midnight, 5 May 2006: a fire broke out in the Sabena Technics Hangar 40. Fire services from around the airport rescued to the...

50 years ago, the Boeing 737 made its maiden flight

On 9 april 1967, the first of six Boeing 737-100 prototypes took off for the very first time, piloted by Boeing test pilots Brian...

“Spotters staan erom bekend om rond te kijken naar iets speciaals” / La Police fédérale fait appel à des “spotters”

Federal police has asked the help of plane spotters to ensure the safety around the premises of Brussels Airport. Police believe they could play...

sn26567 reaches an astonishing record with 30,000 forum messages!

2 years ago (5th of January 2015) we proudly announced the incredible milestone on luchtzak.be: André Orban, alias sn26567 posted a total of 25,000 messages...

Next week Brussels Airlines will celebrate its 15th anniversary, luchtzak.be takes you back in time

(SN) Brussels Airlines was founded 15 years ago, when a group of Belgian investors (companies, financial institutions and regional investment companies, as well as...

Luchtzak is vandaag op Blokken geweest!!

Luchtzak.be is vandaag op Blokken geweest, een beetje extra reclame is altijd welkom. Maar volgende keer wel de .be erbij zetten ;-)

8 years ago a US Airways A320 ditched into the Hudson

Yesterday it has been 8 years that a US Airways Airbus A320 ditched into the Hudson river. It is still described as the "Miracle...

Luchtzak.be yearly forum topics – how to subscribe

Did you know that in our luchtzak.be-forums you can follow a series of yearly returning forum topics? For 2017 we highlighted these 5 topics: Diversions from...

Most popular forum topics for 2016

Let's start with our popular trio of sticky topics, returning every year: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2016 (read 74,000+ times) Trivia 2016 (miscellaneous news) (read 61,000+...

Season’s greetings

Season's greetings!!

Cargo B Airlines Boeing 747 (OO-CBA) tailstrike on takeoff

On 27/10/2008 a Cargo B Airlines Boeing 747 (OO-CBA) performed flight BB3101 from Brussels to Sao Paulo via Dakar, during takeoff from Brussels Airport...

Do you remember? Kalitta Air Boeing 747 overruns runway at Brussels Airport

25th of May 2008: Kalitta Flight 207 was a cargo flight from New York-JFK to Bahrain (BAH) with a technical stop at Brussels (BRU)....

Happy 15th birthday www.luchtzak.be ;-)

This morning when I woke up I realised that it has been 15 years since I created www.luchtzak.be, we are getting old ;-) I still...

André Orban celebrating his 73rd birthday

André Orban alias sn26567, THE luchtzak.be number one daily aviation news provider and aviation enthusiast to its full extent is celebrating his 73rd birthday...

Do you remember? Exactly 15 years ago Sabena was declared bankrupt

That was fifteen years ago, on November 7, 2001. Sabena was declared bankrupt. Flight SN690, an Airbus A340-311 registered OO-SCZ coming from Cotonou and...