Remembering the Concorde Flight AF4590 Crash

Today (25 July 2020) is the 20th anniversary of the flight AF4590 Concorde accident. For those unfamiliar with the accident, the key points (taken from Wikipedia) are that the plane was an international charter flight, from Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris to John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, flown by an Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde. On the afternoon of…

Remembering Flight TWA800

Today (17 July 2020) is the 24th anniversary of the flight TWA800 accident. For those unfamiliar with the accident, the key points (taken from Wikipedia) are that the plane was a Boeing 747-100 and it exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York on July 17, 1996 at about 8:31 p.m. EDT, 12 minutes after takeoff from John…

The Tenerife Airport Disaster Memorial

Today (27 March) is the anniversary of the world’s worst plane disaster (not due to terrorism), the Tenerife Airport Disaster. For those unfamiliar with the accident, the key points (taken from Wikipedia) are that two Boeing 747 passenger jets, operating KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736, collided on the runway at Los Rodeos Airport (now Tenerife North Airport) on the Spanish…

The Tōya-Maru sinking

Over the last few days, due to something else I have been working on, I’ve been thinking again about the memorial to the Tōya-maru (洞爺丸) sinking. For those unfamiliar with the accident, the key points (taken from Wikipedia) are that it was a Japanese train ferry constructed by the Japanese National Railways which sank during a typhoon, later known locally…