#OnThisDay in 1982, World Airways Flight 30 overruns the runway on landing at Boston Logan Airport

35 years ago today, World Airways Flight 30 (N113WA) was a scheduled passenger flight from Oakland International Airport, California to Logan International Airport, Boston via Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey. The McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF was carrying 200 passengers & 12 crew members.  N113WA, the accident aircraft involved.  ACCIDENT The first leg of the flight…

#OnThisDay in 2002, Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 ditches in the Bengawan Solo River

15 years ago today, Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 (PK-GWA) was a scheduled domestic flight from Selaparang Airport, Ampenan, Indonesia to Adisucipto International Airport, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Boeing 737-3Q8 was carrying 54 passengers & 6 crew members.  PK-GWA, the accident aircraft involved.  ACCIDENT Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 departed Selaparang Airport at around 15:00 and climbed to…

#OnThisDay in 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 ditches in the Hudson River

8 years ago today, US Airways Flight 1549 (N106US) was a scheduled passenger flight from LaGuardia Airport, New York City to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Washington with a stopover at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina. The Airbus A320-214 was carrying 150 passengers and 5 crew members.  N106US, the accident aircraft involved taken on 26 December 2008. …

#OnThisDay in 1982, Air Florida Flight 90 crashes into the Potomac River after takeoff

35 years ago today, Air Florida Flight 90 (N62AF) was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Washington National Airport, Virginia to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Int’l Airport, Florida with a stopover at Tampa International Airport, Florida. The Boeing 737-222 was carrying 74 passengers & 5 crew members.  N62AF, the accident aircraft involved in Miami, Florida in…

#OnThisDay in 1990, Northwest Airlines Flight 5 engine falls off over Florida

27 years ago today, Northwest Airlines Flight 5 (N280US) was a scheduled flight from Miami International Airport, Florida to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Minnesota. The Boeing 727-251 was carrying 139 passengers & 6 crew members.  A Northwest Airlines Boeing 727-251 similar to the incident aircraft at Atlanta Hartsfield on 31 July 1989.  INCIDENT Northwest Airlines…

#OnThisDay in 1996, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 ditches in the Indian Ocean

20 years ago today, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 (ET-AIZ) was a scheduled passenger flight from Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Port Bouet Airport, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire with stopovers in Nairobi, Kenya; Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo & Lagos, Nigeria. The Boeing 767-260ER was carrying 163 passengers & 12 crew members.  ET-AIZ, the aircraft involved…

#OnThisDay in 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 crashes in Queens, New York

15 years ago today, American Airlines Flight 587 (N14053) was a scheduled passenger flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City to Las Américas International Airport, Dominican Republic. The Airbus A300B4-605R was carrying 251 passengers & 9 crew members. N14053, the aircraft involved in the accident.  ACCIDENT First Officer Sten Molin with his niece…

#OnThisDay in 1996, Saudi Flight 763 & Kazakhstan Flight 1907 collides over Charkhi Dadri, India

20 years ago today, Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 763 (HZ-AIH) was a scheduled international passenger flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, India to Dhahran International Airport, Saudi Arabia. The Boeing 747-168B was carrying 289 passengers & 23 crew members.  HZ-AIH, the accident aircraft involved seen at London Heathrow Airport in March 1986. ACCIDENT Saudi…

#OnThisDay in 1996, TAM Flight 402 crashes on takeoff from São Paulo, Brazil

20 years ago today, TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais Flight 402 (PT-MRK) was a scheduled domestic flight from Congonhas-São Paulo International Airport in São Paulo, Brazil to Recife International Airport in Recife via Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro. The Fokker 100 was carrying 90 passengers & 6 crew members.  PT-MRK, the aircraft involved at Congonhas-São Paulo…

#OnThisDay in 2001, Scandinavian Flight 686 collides with a CitationJet at Milan’s Linate Airport

15 years ago today, Scandinavian Airlines Flight 686 (SE-DMA) was a scheduled passenger flight from Milan’s Linate Airport, Italy to Copenhagen Airport, Denmark. The McDonnell Douglas MD-87 was carrying 104 passengers & 6 crew members.  SE-DMA the accident aircraft involved taken in 2000. ACCIDENT Cessna CitationJet similar to the accident aircraft involved. A brand new…

#OnThisDay in 1996, Aeroperú Flight 603 crashes into the ocean off Pasamayo, Peru

20 years ago today, Aeroperú Flight 603 (N52AW) was a scheduled flight from Miami International Airport, Florida to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Chile with stopovers in Ecuador and Peru. The Boeing 757-23A was carrying 61 passengers & 9 crew members.  N52AW, the aircraft involved in the accident seen at Miami International Airport in January…