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Celebrating Aviation24.be’s 17th anniversary today

On 30 November 2001, today exactly 17 years ago, a new website was created called www.luchtzak.be. Last year, the name changed to www.aviation24.be I still...

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

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? Exactly 17 years ago Sabena was declared bankrupt

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

A fake video on the Beijing Capital Airlines Airbus A320 accident has reached 10M views on Facebook

On 13 September, Facebook page Time News International misused the scare on typhoon Mangkhut and released a partly fake video on something that occurred already...

Aviation24’s “Brussels Airlines’ fleet renewal” forum topic has reached one million page views

  On 29 August, one of the endless aviation24.be forum topics reached a staggering 1,000,000 views: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal, originally created by forum member RoMax back in 2010. Originally,...

[Solved] In the last 24 hours, Facebook has rated our articles as spam

The past 24 hours Facebook has removed three Aviation24.be articles that were published on our Facebook page. The social media company has marked these...

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

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,...

New GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Aviation24.be

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the...

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

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

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

The absolute dream of Miss Belgium 2018, a student pilot, is to become an Emirates A380 pilot

Miss Belgium 2018 elected on 13 January, Angeline Flor Pua (22), lives in Borgerhout, Belgium. She is about to finish her pilot training programme...

2017 in statistics

End of the year: now is a great opportunity to look back at the website statistics and to set a few targets for 2018...

Season’s greetings from the entire Aviation24.be web team !!!

The Aviation24.be forum moderators, the plane spotting team and the news team would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy...

Celebrating our 16th birthday!

On 30 November 2001 a new website was born called Luchtzak.be, how the history of the website evolved can be read in our about...

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

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

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

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...

Why we change the name of our website from www.luchtzak.be to www.aviation24.be

Dear visitors of our website, dear users of our forums, 2017 will be a fantastic year for this website: total pageviews have grown 14% and...

16 years ago four passenger airliners operated by United Airlines and American Airlines were hijacked – 9/11

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...

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

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