October 8, 1992
Investigators found the charred and dented flight data recorder of the El Al Boeing 747 that slammed into a suburban Amsterdam apartment block on Sunday. The briefcase-sized recorder could provide clues to why the jet crashed. About 40 corpses had been removed from the smoldering rubble, but 250 people were still unaccounted for. The missing were presumed dead.
October 10, 1992 |
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered that 174 Boeing 747 jumbo jets similar to the one that crashed Sunday in the Netherlands be inspected for possibly defective engine mounts. The order will affect Boeing 747 series 100, 200 and 300 cargo planes flown by American, America West, Continental, Evergreen International, Federal Express, Northwest, Tower, TWA, United, UPS and the now defunct Pan Am airlines, the FAA said. The inspections are to be completed within the next 60 days.
October 6, 1992 |
As many as 250 people were feared buried beneath a three-story mountain of smoldering rubble Monday after an Israeli cargo plane slammed into their high-rise apartment complex. Rescuers held virtually no hope of finding any survivors beneath the charred ruins of two buildings sheared through the middle during Sunday's dinner-hour disaster.
May 4, 1988 |
A KLM Boeing 747 developed landing gear problems on a flight from Los Angeles and made a successful emergency landing Tuesday, an airline spokesman said.
October 2, 1998 |
Israel's El Al airline confirmed Thursday that a Tel Aviv-bound cargo plane that crashed into an Amsterdam apartment block in 1992 carried a chemical that experts say is a key component of nerve gas. Israeli Transport Minister Shaul Yahalom ordered the Civil Aviation Authority to investigate what was in the hold of the plane after the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad reported that it carried chemicals to make nerve gas.
March 27, 1999 |
Israel's El Al airline said it will give Dutch authorities long-sought documents that will clear it of any allegations of a cover-up in the 1992 crash of a cargo plane in Amsterdam. El Al said it has taken possession of most of the documents regarding the plane's 20-ton shipment and will turn them over to a Dutch inquiry at The Hague next week.