Tg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
I was wondering which happenings in the aviation history /future that you feel sad or will feel sad about?
A few of mine are:
- last Premiair Dc10 flight.
- When NW gets their first A330 (a boring plane that can'r replace a mighty DC10)
- lasts Dc 9- 10 and 20 flights
-when airlines began "throw" more pax in and hospitallity and service out
Offcourse there are more events, but that was some of them. Hope you agree.
Go Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
Concorde last year.
Pan-am bombing and bankruptcy.
TWA explosion and bankruptcy.
the day delta formed skyteam.
Canadian Airlines last plane in full livery.
Singapore crash in taiwan
Sri Lankan fleet mostly destroyed last month.
It is amazing what can be accomplised when nobody takes the credit
MDL_777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1988 times:
May 25, 1979 - American flight 191, Chicago O'Hare. This is, I believe, still the worst air disaster in US history.
A bad day all around:
A bad day for American Airlines
A bad day for McDonnell-Douglas and the DC-10: it was this accident and the subsequent FAA-mandated grounding that led to the 10's undeserved reputation as an unsafe airliner.
And of course, a terrible day for the passengers and their families.
I was nine years old when this accident happened. I still remember it like it was yesterday.
RIOJANEIRO From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
December 4th, 1991, New York Kennedy Airport. This was the day that Pan Am, the world's great airline, after so many years, finally called it quits and shut its doors. No longer would the famous blue globe be seen around the world. It was definitely sad to see a pioneer of so many aspects go down so sadly that day.