Women in aviation

  The United States Air Force’s first African American female fighter pilot Women have been involved in aviation from the beginnings of both lighter-than air travel and as airplanes, helicopters and space travel were developed. Women pilots were also called “aviatrices” (singular: “aviatrix”). Women have been flying powered aircraft since 1908, however most, prior to…

Complacency / Uncontrollable Fire

COMPLACENCY: Pk 705, 19/5/1965; AP-AMH, B720-047B Times are UTC AP-AMH Pk 705 departed Karachi at 1800 on May 19 for Dhahran, and from there to Cairo at 2122. Approaching Cairo at 2340, the aircraft was cleared for a left-hand circuit to Runway 34. The crew reported turning final at 2345 but the aircraft kept descending and…

Commercial Air Accidents/Incidents 1989-1998

1989   Damage to United Airlines Flight 811 after the cargo door blew open mid-flight. 9 passengers were ejected through the hole. January 8 – British Midland Flight 92, a Boeing 737, crashes near Kegworth, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, after one of its engines loses a fan blade and fails. Of the 118 passengers and eight…