#OnThisDay in 1983, Air Canada Flight 143 glided safely to Gimli Industrial Park Airport, Canada

35 years ago today, Air Canada Flight 143 (C-GAUN) was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Montreal-Dorval International to Edmonton International Airport with a stopover at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Canada. The Boeing 767-233 was carrying 61 passengers and 8 crew members. C-GAUN taxiing at San Francisco International Airport in 1985. ACCIDENT The cockpit crew…

#OnThisDay in 1983, Air Canada Flight 797 developed an in-flight fire behind the lavatory

35 years ago today, Air Canada Flight 797 (C-FTLU) was an international passenger flight operating from Dallas/Fort International Airport, Texas to Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, Canada with an intermediate stop at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 was carrying 41 passengers & 5 crew members. C-FTLU, the accident aircraft involved ACCIDENT The cockpit crew…

The airframe involved in the incident, F-OGQS, landing at Heathrow. This great picture was taken by Dean Morley.

On this day in 1994, an Aeroflot A310-300 crashed into mountain range in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia… with a 16-year-old son in command

On this day in 1994, an Aeroflot A310-300 (F-OGQS) crashed into mountain range in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia. The service between Moscow and Hong Kong crashed killing all 63 passengers and 12 crew members. It was found that no mechanical fault where present when the aircraft crashed. After a further investigation it was found that the cause of the accident was due…

#OnThisDay in 1972, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes

45 years ago today, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 (T-571) was a scheduled flight from Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo in Uruguay to Pudahuel Airport, Santiago in Chile with a stopover at Mendoza International Airport in Argentina. The Fairchild FH-227D was carrying 40 passengers & 5 crew members.  T-571, the accident aircraft involved.  ACCIDENT The cockpit crew of Uruguayan…