#OnThisDay in 2006, GOL Flight 1907 collides with an Embraer Legacy over the Amazon Jungle

10 years ago today, GOL Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 (PR-GTD) was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Eduardo Gomes Int’l Airport Manaus, Brazil to Galeão Int’l Airport Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a stopover at Brasília International Airport. The Boeing 737-8EH was carrying 148 passengers and 6 crew members.  PR-GTD accident aircraft involved.  ACCIDENT The cockpit crew of…

#OnThisDay in 1961, a DC-6 carrying UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld crashes in Ndola

55 years ago today, a Douglas DC-6B (SE-BDY) carrying United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld flew from Elisabethville Airport, Congo to Léopoldville-N’Djili Airport then to their destination Ndola Airport, Zambia to negotiate a cease-fire. In total the aircraft was carrying 11 passengers & 5 crew members.  DC-6 similar to the accident aircraft.  United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. ACCIDENT On the…

#OnThisDay in 1998, Swissair Flight 111 suffers a catastrophic cockpit fire near Halifax

18 years ago today, Swissair Flight 111 (HB-IWF) was a scheduled international passenger flight from John F Kennedy Int’l Airport, New York City to Cointrin International Airport, Geneva, Switzerland. The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 was carrying 215 passengers & 14 crew members.  Accident Aircraft (HB-IWF) at Zurich Airport in July 1998. Ill-fated Swissair HB-IWF from Seoul-Kimpo to Zurich…

#OnThisDay in 1986, Aeroméxico Flight 498 collides with a Piper PA-28 over Los Angeles

30 years ago today, Aeroméxico Flight 498 (XA-JED) was a scheduled passenger flight from Mexico City International Airport, Mexico to Los Angeles International Airport, USA with stopovers in Guadalajara, Mexico; Baja California Sur and Tijuana, Baja California. The McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 was carrying 58 passengers & 6 crew members at the time of the accident.  The…

#OnThisDay in 2006, Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from the wrong runway

10 years ago today, Comair Flight 5191 (N431CA) was a domestic passenger flight from Blue Grass Airport, Lexington, Kentucky to Hartsfield-Jackson Altanta International Airport, Georgia. The Bombardier CRJ-100ER jet was carrying 47 passengers & 3 crew members. A CRJ-100ER in Comair livery at the gate in Jacksonville, Florida. ACCIDENT The cockpit crew of Comair Flight…

ALERT A Cessna Citation II has crashed after takeoff from Charallave, Venezuela

Accident aircraft involved YV3051 (Photo: Skybird). A Cessna 550 Citation ll with 2 crew onboard has crashed immediately after takeoff from Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport, Venezuela at 15:40 local time yesterday. The aircraft impacted a rocky gully in a wooded area near the threshold of runway 28. Both pilots have been killed. Photos: @Coemiranda Source: AviationSafety,…

#OnThisDay in 2011, Caribbean Airlines Flight 523 overruns the runway at Cheddi Jaga, Guyana

5 years ago today, Caribbean Airlines Flight 523 (9Y-PBM) was a scheduled international passenger flight from John F Kennedy International Airport, New York to Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana with a stopover in Piarco International Airport, Trinidad. The Boeing 737-8BK was carrying 157 passengers & 6 crew members.  9Y-PBM at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Florida…

#OnThisDay in 1991, Nigeria Flight 2120 suffers a catastrophic in-flight fire over Jeddah

25 years ago today, Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 (C-GMXQ) was a chartered passenger flight operated by Nationair from King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sadiq Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto, Nigeria. The Douglas DC-8-61 was carrying 247 passengers & 14 crew members.  The accident aircraft C-GMXQ at Faro Airport in 1989. The pilots…