#OnThisDay in 1977, KLM Flight 4805 collides with Pan Am Flight 1736 at Tenerife Los Rodeos Airport

40 years ago today, KLM Flight 4805 (PH-BUF) was a scheduled passenger flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Airport, Canary Islands. The Boeing 747-206B named Rijn (Rhine) was carrying 234 passengers & 14 crew members.  PH-BUF, the accident aircraft involved. The second aircraft involved, Pan American World Airways Flight…

#OnThisDay in 2007, Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 overruns the runway on landing at Yogyakarta

10 years ago today, Garuda Indonesia Airways Flight 200 (PK-GZC) was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Yogyakarta-Adisutjipto Airport, Indonesia. The Boeing 737-497 was carrying 133 passengers & 7 crew members.  PK-GZC, the accident aircraft involved.  ACCIDENT The cockpit crew of Garuda Indonesia Airways Flight 200 consisted of Captain Marwoto Komar…

#OnThisDay in 2007, Adam Air Flight 172 lands at a force of 5G causing the fuselage to crack

10 years ago today, Adam Air Flight 172 (PK-KKV) was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia to Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia. The Boeing 737-33A was carrying 143 passengers & 6 crew members.   PK-KKV, the accident aircraft involved.  ACCIDENT Adam Air Flight 172 was on descent to…

#OnThisDay in 1985, China Airlines Flight 006 plunges 30,000ft towards the Pacific Ocean

32 years ago today, China Airlines Flight 006 (N4522V) was a scheduled international passenger flight from Chiang Kai Shek International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan to Los Angeles International Airport in California, United States. The Boeing 747SP-09 was carrying 251 passengers & 23 crew members.  N4522V seen at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands in March 1984. ACCIDENT The…

#OnThisDay in 1982, Japan Airlines Flight 350 is deliberately flown into Tokyo Bay

35 years ago today, Japan Airlines Flight 350 (JA8061) was a scheduled passenger flight from Fukuoka Airport, Japan to Haneda Airport, Japan. The McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61 was carrying 166 passengers & 8 crew members.  JA8061, the accident aircraft involved. ACCIDENT The cockpit crew of Japan Airlines Flight 350 consisted of Captain Seiji Katagiri, 35. First…

#OnThisDay in 1996, Birgenair Flight 301 crashes shortly after takeoff from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

21 years ago today, Birgenair Flight 301 (TC-GEN) was a flight chartered by Turkish-management Birgenair partner Alas Nacionales from Gregorio Luperón Int’l Airport in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic to Frankfurt Airport, Germany with stopovers in Gander, Canada and Berlin, Germany. The Boeing 757-225 was carrying 176 passengers & 13 crew members.  TC-GEN, the accident aircraft involved…

#OnThisDay in 1972, Vesna Vulović survives a 33,000ft fall after JAT Flight 367 explodes

45 years ago today, JAT Yugoslav Airlines Flight 367 (YU-AHT) was a scheduled passenger flight from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Sweden to Belgrade Airport, Yugoslavia with a stopover at Copenhagen, Denmark and Zagreb, Yugoslavia. The McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 was carrying 23 passengers & 5 crew members.  YU-AHT, the aircraft involved taken at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport on 30 June 1971. …

#OnThisDay in 1990, Avianca Flight 52 runs out of fuel over New York

27 years ago today, Avianca Flight 52 (HK-2016) was a scheduled passenger flight from El Dorado International Airport, Colombia to John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York with a stopover at José María Córdova International Airport, Colombia. The Boeing 707-321B was carrying 149 passengers & 9 crew members.  HK-2016, the accident aircraft involved.  ACCIDENT Avianca Flight…