1997 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1997:

Events[edit]

  • British Airways adopts a new livery which consists of a revised logo and around 20 different ethnic tailfins featuring art and designs representing many countries around the world.

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  • April 1 – An aerial photogapher and his female assistant in a Cessna 337D Skymaster don oxygen masks to climb to 28,000 feet (8,535 meters), not knowing that the plane's oxygen tanks have mistakenly been filled with compressed air instead of oxygen. She becomes unconscious and he dies of hypoxia. The Skymaster climbs to 27,700 feet (8,443 meters) before entering into a high-speed spiral dive in which it sheds its left outboard wing, tail booms, and empennage. The remainder of the plane falls almost five miles (8 km) into a tree on a golf course 15 miles (24 km) west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The woman miraculously survives both hypoxia and the crash, suffering only minor cuts and bruises.[2]

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First flights[edit]

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Entered service[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Polmar, Norman, "Historic Aircraft: The Pioneering Pioneer," Naval History, October 2013, p. 15.
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Stephan, "Amazing But True Stories," Aviation History, May 2014, p. 35.
  3. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 36.