Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3713 times:
Year of birth--1986...TWA 727 is hijacked over Athens, Greece in 1986, bomb explodes on it, causing some damage (I think, a little confirmation please?)...finally, in 1985 and 1986, the Icahn age begins for TWA.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8352 posts, RR: 11 Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3673 times:
Lots happened in 1961 including the first manned space flight but if civil aviation is the criteria....
Trans World Airlines (TWA) becomes the first airline to introduce regular in-flight movies. Screened only in the first-class section of aircraft flying between New York and Los Angeles, the first film was 'By Love Possessed' with Lana Turner and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
ARCJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3619 times:
Eastern introduced their hockey stick scheme in March 1965
Braniff introduced their END of the plain Plane scheme in November 1965
Delta inaugurated the first DC-9 service in December 1965
Lockheed was awarded the contract to build the C-5 the month I was born -
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3585 times:
Year of birth was 1961. At the top of my head were a couple of things. Only the 707, DC-8 & CV-880/990 were in production then. And Boeing was accepting orders on the new 727-100 then as well. The one 'significent' date was Aug 24th, my b-day, when Qantas accepted delivery on VH-EBJ, a 707-138B named the 'City of Longreach'. It's the only 'birth' plane I can find for myself. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
Boeing started developing the Dyna Soar orbiting craft, a project that was cancelled in 1963.
Aircraft carrying rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson crashed in Mason City, Minn.
American Airlines Lockheed Electra L-188A, crashed at La Guardia, NY, killing 65
TWA Lockheed 1649A Starliner, crashed at Lombardia, Italy, killing 68
Aerolineas Nacionales Curtiss C-46 crashes in Nicaragua, killing 60
TAI DC-7C crashes in Bordeaux, France, killing 50
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3035 posts, RR: 5 Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3478 times:
September 30, 1987:
August 16, 1987 Just 15 days before I was born, was the horrible NW MD-82 accident in Detroit in which the pilots failed to lower the flaps before t/o resulting in a lack of lift. It then crashed into a highway killing two motorists. There was only one survivor, a little girl shielded by her mother. God Bless their souls.
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11652 posts, RR: 17 Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3388 times:
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Born in 1986
Space Shuttle Challanger exploded just after take off.
TWA Boeing 727 was hijacked in Athens, 4 passengers were sucked out of the plane after a bomb exploded
Mexicana Airlines flight MX 940, a Boeing 727 crashed killing all 167 passengers
Aeroflot lost 5 planes, killing a total of 246/302 passengers. The planes that were lost were: Antonov AN-24
Tupolev TU-134A x3
Santosdumont From Brazil, joined Dec 2003, 1201 posts, RR: 4 Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3316 times:
Well, let's see...
According to skytamer.com, Pete Knight reached a speed of 4,534 mph in an X-15 on Oct.3, 1967 -- exactly two weeks before my birth.
In the way of accidents, there were a lot -- but I'll include two big ones. An Aeroflot IL-18 (CCCP 75538) crashed in Sverdlovk on November 16 (almost one month after my arrival) after a gyroscope failure knocked out the acft artificial horizon. 130 killed.
In April, a Globe Air Bristol Britannia 175 (HB-ITB) crashed as it tried a second landing at Nicosia, Cyprus. 126 people killed. Crew fatigue listed as cause.
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