1991 in Aviation History

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1991 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1991:



January 16 - Eastern Air Lines is dissolved after 64 years of operation. Many of its remaining assets are parceled out to American and Continental.
January 17 - U.S.-led forces attack Iraq in a massive air assault after a United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from occupied Kuwait passes unheeded. United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers based at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, fly a non-stop 35-hour, 14,000-mile (22,526-km) round-trip mission to strike Iraqi targets, the longest combat mission in history up to that time, and employ the AGM-86 air-launched cruise missile in combat for the first time.


February 1 - USAir Flight 1493, a B737, collides with Skywest Flight 5569, a Fairchild Metro III on a runway in Los Angeles International Airport. Thirty-four were killed.
February 28 - The US calls a ceasefire in Iraq, with airpower having neutralized practically all of the country's ability to make war.


March 3 - United Airlines Flight 585 experiences a rudder hardover and crashes, killing twenty-five.


KLM Cityhopper commenced operations after NLM CityHopper and Netherlines merged to create the airline.


May 26 - Lauda Air Boeing 767 crashes in Uthai Thani province, Thailand minutes after takeoff from Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok. 223 people died.


June 17 - Alaska Airlines commences services to the Soviet Union


July 8 - a US Navy F/A-18 Hornet is forced to shoot down an E-2 Hawkeye after its crew abandons it following an engine fire


October 29 - a Royal Australian Air Force Boeing 707-368C Registered A20-103 conducting an asymmetric flight demonstration crashes into the Pacific Ocean 43 km South of East Sale, Victoria, Australia


November 20 - Azerbaijani Mil Mi-8 helicopter was shot down in Khojavend Rayon, killing all 19 people on board (including government officials of Azerbaijan and observers from Russia and Kazakhstan).


December 4 - Pan Am, bankrupt since August 11, is finally dissolved after 64 years of operation.

First flights


February 13 - Swearingen SJ-30


April 27 - Eurocopter Tiger
April 29 - Cessna CitationJet


May 10 - Canadair Regional Jet
May 31 - Pilatus PC-12


June 18 - BAe RJ70


September 15 - C-17 Globemaster III


October 25 - Airbus A340

Entered service

1991 in Aviation Pictures

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