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What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:39 am

I know this may very well have been already discussed but, since I joined recently I'd like to hear from you anyway...

So, what are the facts in aviation history, major or minor, sad or happy, that happened on your birthday?


Mine is unfortunately a sad one: January 13, 1982. The crash of Palm 90.


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What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:41 am

An Interesting topic Indeed. I will have to research it and I will let you know.


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What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:47 am

My birthday is May 13, 1977.

On this day flew Lufthansa for the first time nonstop between FRA and LAX.

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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:28 am

My birthday is April 20, 1972 and I could not find anything happening on that year, but April 20th on other years I found........

In 1959... Aeroflot puts the 84 to 110-seater Ilyushin IL-18, its first turboprop, into service from Moscow to Alma Ata, Kazakhstan, and Adler, now Sochi, on the Black Sea.

In 1935... The first passengers leave for Australia on a new Imperial Airways/QANTAS service; the first Australian departures were made from Brisbane on April 17.

In 1978... A Korean Airlines 707 makes a crash landing after being attacked by Soviet fighters over the Kola peninsula. Two passengers die.
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:05 am

10 years before my b'day, the first ever 747 flew for the first time  

[Edited 2005-03-22 00:06:19]
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:16 am

i dont think anything special happened on May 26, 1987.. Sad
 
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:15 pm

May 20, 1965 - Pakistan International Airlines 720-040B AP-AMH crashed at Cairo, Egypt.

On a brighter note, 38 years before, on May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York to begin his nonstop flight to Le Bourget, Paris.
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:22 pm

Igor Sikorsky died the day I was born and United Airlines made the official decision not to take up the 6 Concorde orders they had.
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:32 pm

On July 13, 1985 (bday day not year) Phil Collins flew from London to Philly on Concorde to play LiveAid. That's kinda related to aviation, right?
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:24 am

Nothing on 21 December 1976. But PA 103 came down on 21 December 1988.
 
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:36 am

January 16, 1995, a B732 of Sempati, rego PK-JHF, crashed in Jakarta. 57 passengers/crew were on board but none were killed.

January 16, 2002, a B733 of Garuda, rego PK-GWA, crashed in Klaten, Indonesia. 60 passengers and crew were on board, but only 1 was killed. It was the '50 years of flying' logo jet
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:38 am

I'll let you guys guess:

Arguably the worse accident in space exploration happened that day... Happened again in early 2003 albeit in a bit different scenario... considered I'm between in the 16-20 year old group... I'm sure you can figure it out.

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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:26 pm

Nothing notable, except for a satillite was launched into space and Alicia Keys was born  Smile
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:51 pm

Anyone please help me? ... my birthdate is April 7, 1975.
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:12 pm

My birthday: December, 17th 1979.

Don't know if anything happend this particular day, but:

76 years earlier - 17.12.1903 - first motorized flight ever (Wright brothers - Kitty Hawk)

44 years earlier - 17.12.1935 - first flight of the Douglas DC3 (one of my favourites)

So, seems like I had no choice but to become an aviation geek...  Wink

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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sun Mar 27, 2005 1:21 am

what happened on my birthday?

the big one.

9/11

hell of a way to start your day on your birthday.
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:51 am

Nothing happened on 7 DEC 1984 but "The Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbour on 7 Dec 1941"

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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:44 am

The most notable event for me is when Concorde crashed leaving Paris on my birthday a few years ago....that is a pretty big and sad one I guess.
 
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:44 am

August 18. Auguste Piccard and Max Cosyns set a new balloon altitude record of 16,201 m (53,153 ft).
# August 18-19 - Jim Mollison makes the first solo East-to-West crossing of the Atlantic, flying a de Havilland Puss Moth from Dublin to New Brunswick
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:13 am

Concorde crashed in Paris on my birthday.

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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:18 am

I have no idea, but my birthday is September 25, 1985. Maybe someone could help me find out if anything in aviation happened?


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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:45 am

Well, it happened 32 years before I was born. August 9, 1945 was the day the second atomic bomb was droped on Nagasaki, Japan.
Also, on August 9, 1970, a Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students exploded.

It'd be nice if soething god happened on my birthday for once.  Silly

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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:08 pm

nothing on my exact birthday year, but something did occur on the exact day. on august 5th, 1952, a b-36 bomber crashed at Lindbergh Field in San Diego California, when the number 5 engine fell off the wing. Not a very sweet birthday gift, just hope it is not an omen  scared  lol.
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:29 am

My son was born the 9th february... first 747 flight day !!
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:33 am

We'll see if anything happens tomorrow.  Smile

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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:02 am

Birthdate - nothing of interest.

http://www.aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720418-1

On my sixth birthday, this accident occured.

If the predictions are correct, the Airbus A380 will take to the skies on Monday, April 18th, 2005, (my 39th birthday) for the first time. Although I'm a die-hard Boeing fan, I wish this plane success!!
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:16 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 24):
We'll see if anything happens tomorrow.

...Happy Birthday Thom@s (tomorrow)  birthday 


Interesting topic...

Unfortunate thing on my birthday:
http://www.aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19761123-2

... and kind of aviation related:
USSR Launched “Zenit-6” the first spy satellite (Kosmos-867).

... 20 years later 23Nov96:
Ethiopian Airlines flight was hijacked and then crash landed on water into the Indian ocean when ran out of fuel.
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:42 am

Thanks DABZF.  Smile

Looks like I might have the death of the pope linked to my birthday, if he pulls through the night... Not the nicest thing to have linked to the day. My British cousin celebrates his birthday on the same day the Concorde crashed in Paris...  Sad

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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:06 am

In February 28, 2005, Avianca revealed their new post-Summa image to the world.
 
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:21 am

July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 lands on the Moon, while my mother was in labor with me. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the moon, an event of which I was completely uninterested in at the time. However, until I was 4 or 5, I believed that I was born on the Moon...

July 20, 1973, Palestinians hijack a Japan Airlines jet en route from Amsterdam to Japan and force it down in Dubai. Again, I am unaware at that age.

July 20, 1976. Just found this out now, but The Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars this day.

July 20, 1989. President George H.W. Bush calls for a manned mission to Mars. Didn't his son call for this as well a year ago?

July 20, 1992. A TU-154 cargo plane crashes in the suburbs of Tblisi, killing forty.

Browsing through wikipedia, I see that a other July 20 aviation events include a French plane dropping leaflets over Berlin during WW1 (1916), an air raid in Kent causing no damage (1918), Air Mail service began between New York City and San Francisco (1921), a plane crash near Toledo (1929), two United States Army Air Corps aircraft collide over Connecticut (1931), aviator Wiley Post damages his plane as he lands in Flat, Alaska, on his first round-the-world flight (1933), a Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen (1935), again, Wiley Post nears Alaska aboard the Winnie Mae on his second round the world flight, becoming the first person to fly around the world twice (1936), Ireland's President Douglas Hyde receives Douglas "Wrongway" Corrigan in Dublin after his transatlantic flight (1938). Fascinating stuff....
 
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:48 am

March 8 2005-first flight of the 777-200LR, happens to be my birthday too!
 
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:57 am

This one I discovered while reading the latest edition of Airliners magazine. The article dealt with AA's CV-990s.

Lebanon International Airways (I will have to verify the actual airline name, I'm going from memory here) took delivery of its first 2 ex-AA CV-990s on October 19, 1965. The planes were ultimately destroyed by Israeli commandos nearly 2 years later.
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:09 am

Sputnik 1 was launched 10 days before I was born.


Chuck Yeager broke Mach 1 exactly 10 years before I was born (almost to the minute).
 
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:17 am

All I know that on my B-day, which is August 24, 1961...Qantas accepted delivery of a 707...a -138B registered VH-EBJ, named City of Longreach.
It's the only aviation event I can find for that particular day. Does anyone else here know which aircraft was delivered to a customer on your special day??? Regards.
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:54 am

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 31):
Lebanon International Airways (I will have to verify the actual airline name, I'm going from memory here) took delivery of its first 2 ex-AA CV-990s on October 19, 1965. The planes were ultimately destroyed by Israeli commandos nearly 2 years later.

Last night, I reread the magazine article to verify what I posted earlier. There are three corrections shown in bold. See below:

Lebanese International Airways took delivery of its first of 2 ex-AA CV-990s on October 19, 1965. The planes were ultimately destroyed by Israeli commandos nearly 3 years later.
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RE: What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?

Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:00 am

One day before my 15th birthday, a Crossair RJ100 crashed on approach to ZRH's Rwy 28 and some pax (not all of them) were killed. One of the dead victims was pop singer Melanie Thornton. I had kinda bad on my birthday then, thinking of all what happened that night near ZRH...

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