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Clement Charpentreau
On this day: Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes and kills 346

On March 3, 1974, a Turkish Airlines McDonnell Douglas  DC-10, which operated Flight 981 between Istanbul and London, crashed in the Ermenonville forest, killing all of its 346 occupants. To this day, this is the deadliest incident on French soil and the fourth deadliest accident in the history of civil aviation....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Halloween special: Top 5 scariest aviation close calls

While throughout history aviation got more comfortable and safer, on some occasions, that comfort and safety were almost thrown out the window. These are some of the scariest near-accidents that happened in the skies....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Air Force One: how Boeing 747 became the VC-25A

Ever since the 1960s, Boeing jets were the dedicated aircraft for the United States president, carrying the Air Force One designation. But as it came time to replace the presidential Boeing 707, Boeing almost lost the race:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
From Cargo Door Failures To One Of The Most Reliable Aircraft – The DC-10

The DC-10 carries one of the most interesting stories in the aviation industry. From passengers viewing the DC-10 as unsafe to serving airlines for over 40 years, this is the story of the DC-10:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing 737 MAX Makes An Emergency Landing

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX made an emergency landing at Orlando International Airport. Pilots reported an issue with the engines and landed safely. But for Boeing, it seems like 737 MAX and emergency in one sentence seems to deepen their PR crisis. Read more:...


Zivile Zalagenaite
History Hour: Air New Zealand crash in Antarctica

On November 28, 1979 Air New Zealand sightseeing flight to Antarctica departed Auckland Airport. The flight was planned to proceed to the vicinity of McMurdo Station at the south end of Ross Island, off the continent of Antarctica, and then return to Christchurch International Airport on New Zealand’s South Island....