AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

2 October 1910

The very first mid-air collision was observed. An aviation meeting named ´Milano Circuito Aereo Internazionale´ was organized in Milan, Italy, between 24th September and 3rd October 1910. At the end of the event – on […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

11 September 1932

Two famous Polish aviators Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura died in a tragic crash of their RWD-6 aircraft on the way to Czechoslovakia. 88 years ago, on 11th September 1932, Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

28 August 1963

Collision of two KC-135A-BN Stratotankers from the USAF 19th Bomb Wing, west of Bermuda, Atlantic Ocean. Two flying tankers, 61-0322 (c/n 18229) and 61-0319 (c/n 18226) were on return flight to Homestead air base (Florida) […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

17 July 1948

The wreckage of Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina ´Miss Macao´ was found. This aircraft, registered VR-HDT and operated by Cathay Pacific subsidiary, left Macau a day before, for the scheduled passenger flight, but was hijacked. This event […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

10 July 1919

The death of WWI flying ace, Jean Marie Dominique Navarre, killed in his aeroplane while practicing for a flight through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. If you´re curious about the reason why Navarre wanted […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

15 May 1953

USAF tragic accident over Baden-Württemberg (Germany) The Republic F-84E Thunderjet (51-628) from 22nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron, deviated from its course, crossed the way of formation of four USAF Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar aircraft. While performing the […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

13 March 2020

It´s Friday, the 13th – the date considered an unlucky day in the Western culture, following the old superstition born someday back in the Middle Ages. This unsubstantiated fear is so strong, that it even […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

24 January 1961

Goldsboro incident. On 23rd January 1961, a USAF B-52G Stratofortress took-off from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, for a routine flight around the East Coast – and carrying two Mark 39 […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

17 January 1966

Palomares incident. 54 years ago, a Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, carrying four B28 nuclear bombs, took-off from Seymour Johnson air base in North Carolina for the scheduled flight to the Soviet Union border and back, being […]