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Do you remember? Exactly 18 years ago Sabena was declared bankrupt

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That was eighteen years ago, on November 6, 2001. Sabena was declared bankrupt. Flight SN690, an Airbus A340-311 registered OO-SCZ coming from Cotonou and...

On this day 18 years ago, four passenger planes operated by United Airlines and American Airlines were hijacked – 9/11

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The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The...

Exactly ten years ago, Air France flight AF447 crashed into the Atlantic

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Exactly 10 years ago - on 1 June 2009 - an Air France Airbus A330-200 (F-GZCP) was lost about 3.5 hours after departure from...

25 years ago, a Dassault Falcon 50 carrying Rwandan and Burundian presidents Habyarimana and Ntaryamira was shot down

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On the evening of 6 April 1994, the Dassault Falcon 50 (9XR-NN) carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira, both Hutu,...

Exactly 10 years ago, Turkish Airlines flight TK1951 crashed during landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

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On 25 February 2009 – exactly 10 years ago –, Turkish Airlines flight TK1951 crashed during landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands, resulting in...

Ten years ago: US Airways A320 ditches into the Hudson after multiple bird strikes during take-off

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On 15 January 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 took off from New York's LaGuardia airport. Three minutes after take-off, flight 1549 struck a...

Do you remember? Exactly 30 years ago a bomb destroyed a Pan Am Boeing 747 above Lockerbie

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On 21 December 1988 - exactly 30 years ago - a Pan Am Boeing 747-121 (N739PA) was operating flight PA103 from Frankfurt to Detroit...

On 12 November 2001, American Airlines flight AA587 crashes in New York, killing 265 people

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On 12 November 2001 at 9.14 am, an American Airlines Airbus A300B4-605R (N14053) took off from New York JFK Airport destination the Dominican Republic...

Do you remember? Air France Flight 296 (F-GFKC) Airbus A320-111 crashed into a forest while performing a low pass over Mulhouse-Habsheim Airport, France

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30 years ago today. Air France Flight 296 was a chartered flight of a new Airbus A320-111 operated by Air France. On June 26,...

On this day 70 years ago a Sabena Douglas DC-4-1009 crashed into a forest near Libenge, Congo

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The crash happened exactly 70 years ago, on 12 May 1948 at 11:00. The Douglas DC-4, OO-CBE, operated on a flight from Léopoldville (now...

Ten years ago a British Airways Boeing 777 crashed short of the runway at London Heathrow

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British Airways Flight 38 (call sign Speedbird 38) is a scheduled flight operated by British Airways from Beijing, China to London, United Kingdom. On...

Do you remember? a brand new Etihad Airways Airbus A340-600 destroyed after an engine test

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10 years ago today. An Airbus A340-600 due to be delivered to Etihad Airways jumped its chocks during an engine test at Toulouse Blagnac...

Celebrating 60 Years of Spaceflight with Sputnik 1

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On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched a small metal sphere into low Earth orbit. Equipped with four external radio antennas, Sputnik 1...

25 years ago an El Al Boeing 747 cargo aircraft crashed into two flats in the Bijlmermeer

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On 4 October 1992, El Al Flight 1862, a Boeing 747 cargo aircraft of the state-owned Israeli airline El Al, crashed into the Groeneveen and Klein-Kruitberg flats in...

18 years ago a China Airlines MD-11 crashed at Hong Kong Airport

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China Airlines Flight 642 was a flight that crashed at Hong Kong International Airport on 22 August 1999. It was operating from Bangkok (Bangkok...

In May 1945 a Short Stirling LK147 from 196 Squadron crashed near the runway at Gardermoen, Oslo

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On the Ascension Day Thursday 10 May 1945 between 0730 and 0800 hours, the Short Stirling LK147 from 196 Squadron took off from Sheperds...

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

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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

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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

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

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

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