1977 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1977:

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • March 27 – Attempting to take off in fog from Los Rodeos Airport, (now Tenerife North Airport), at Tenerife in the Canary Islands, the KLM Boeing 747-206B Rijn, operating as Flight 4805, collides with the Pan American World Airways Boeing 747-121 Clipper Victor, operating as Flight 1736, which is taxiing across the runway. All 248 people aboard the KLM aircraft die, as do 335 of the 396 people aboard the Pan Am plane; all 61 Pan Am survivors are injured. With a combined total of 583 people killed, the crash remains the worst air disaster in history.

April[edit]

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July[edit]

  • July 21 – The Libyan-Egyptian War begins. Egyptian Air Force planes shoot down two Libyan Air Force aircraft.
  • July 22 – The Egyptian Air Force makes a full-scale attack on a major Libyan Air Force base at El Adem, reportedly killing three Soviet military advisers.[4]
  • July 23 - After threats of shutting down transatlantic air traffic, the U.S. and British governments reach the Bermuda II accord, giving British airlines additional ports of entry in the United States and removing American airlines' rights to carry passengers beyond London and Hong Kong.
  • July 23–24 – Further Egyptian Air Force attacks destroy large numbers of Libyan aircraft before a ceasefire ends the war. Egypt admits the loss of two planes during the last two days of the war.[5]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

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January[edit]

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May[edit]

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Entered service[edit]

September[edit]

November[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mondey, David, ed., The Complete Illustrated History of the World's Aircraft, Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0-89009-771-2, p. 94.
  2. ^ Mondey, David, ed., The Complete Illustrated History of the World's Aircraft, Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0-89009-771-2, p. 91.
  3. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 112.
  4. ^ Brogan, Patrick, The Fighting Never Stopped: A Comprehensive Guide to Global Conflict Since 1945, New York: Vintage Books, 1990, ISBN 0-679-72033-2, p. 23.
  5. ^ Brogan, Patrick, The Fighting Never Stopped: A Comprehensive Guide to Global Conflict Since 1945, New York: Vintage Books, 1990, ISBN 0-679-72033-2, p. 23.
  6. ^ Mondey, David, ed., The Complete Illustrated History of the World's Aircraft, Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0-89009-771-2, p. 61.
  7. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 114.
  8. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 24.
  9. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 20.
  10. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 57.
  11. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 99.