Southwest Airlines Boeing Flight 1248 veered off the runway at Chicago Midway Airport (Illinois) at approximately pm (CST) onto Central & Ave. Airliner slid thru fence onto intersetion. 11 people injured & a 6 yr old boy killed.
Airbus flew a double-decker Airbus A380 to the 2011 Paris Airshow to put on display and to hopefully attract additional customers. However, while taxiing, the world’s largest airliner’s wing clipped a building ripping off the right winglet and putting the aircraft out of service and unable to fly.
On 8 May 1972, Flight 571 from Vienna to Tel Aviv with 101 people on board (a Boeing 707 registered OO-SJG) was hijacked by four members of the terrorist organization Black September, in order to secure the release of 315 detainees from Israeli prisons. At Ben-Gurion International Airport, two hijackers were shot and killed by the Israeli Sayeret Matkal special forces (here on 9 May 1972). One passenger died later of the wounds she had suffered in the shoot-out.
Boeing Flying Fortress "Liberty Belle" Part of a set of photos on a sad end for a beautiful aircraft; but she brought everyone back to earth safely after in in-flight fire -- then was lost to the flames.
OO-CBP DC-4-1009 was delivered to Sabena on 18 January 1946 (c/n 43099) On 15 September 1961, this plane, under OO-ADN Air Katanga registration, was parked directly in front of the tower at the Elizabethville Airport (now Lubumbashi). A Katangese Air Force Fouga Magister attacked the airport and dropped two 100 lb. bombs one of which made a direct hit on the DC-4. The Fouga then cirled and strafed the field causing much confusion but minor damage. Copyright : Alan Yeadon