Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In 1977, an Boeing 737 aircraft named Landshut, otherwise known as Lufthansa flight 181, was hijacked and flown to Mogadishu in Somalia. The plane survived and continued in service until 1985, when it was sold by Lufthansa to which Brazilian airline?||Mayday, Mayday, Mayday: Aviation Disasters
TAF Linhas Aereas. West German special forces mounted a successful mission which resulted in the resue of all hostages. In 2008, as a result of severe damage in service with TAF, the Boeing 737 was withdrawn from service.
Entebbe Airport. Idi Amin Dada, the then dictator of Uganda, supported the Palestinians and let them land in Uganda. In a famous (though controversial) operation, Israeli special forces launched a raid which resulted in the successful rescue of the hostages and the deaths of the terrorists.
Eiffel Tower. The hijackers hijacked the plane to protest the banning of headscarves in French schools. In a successful operation, French forces attacked the aircraft when it landed at Marseille, killing all four terrorists.
Air France Flight 4590. Air France Flight 4590 is widely known as the Concorde crash. After this incident in 2000, all Concordes of Air France and British Airways were withdrawn from service.
Sao Paulo Congonhas. After this incident, A320s (the aircraft used for TAM 3054) were banned from Congonhas, along with 737s and Fokker 100s due to the inadequate length of the runway.
Gol Linhas Aereas. The winglet of the Embraer sliced off more than half of the wing of the Gol aircraft, sending it into a spin dive. The Embraer landed safely.
498. This crash is the second mid-air collision in California, after PSA Flight 182. Both crashed into suburban neighbourhoods.
Los Angeles. The aircraft practically landed on the water on final approach to LAX. A third of the people on the aircraft died.
Stockholm Arlanda. Scandinavian Airlines Flight 751 crashed due to the Auto Thrust Restoration, a safety feature designed to stop pilots throttling down to dangerous measures on final approach.