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Though the wreckage was initially found, it was inaccessible; it was later buried and not rediscovered until November 15 — In the Aquila Airways Solent crasha flying boat crashes near Chessell, Isle of Wight, UK, due to engine failure, killing 45 out of the 58 on board. As a result, new requirements were developed to prevent future fuel tank explosions in aircraft.

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The collapsed floor severed the control cables, which left the pilots without control of the elevators, the rudder and No. Singh did not board the flight. Pilot error was the primary cause, as the KLM captain began his takeoff run without obtaining air traffic control clearance.

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November 15 — In the Aquila Airways Solent crash , a flying boat crashes near Chessell, Isle of Wight, UK, due to engine failure, killing 45 out of the 58 on board. All passengers and crew died of suffocation before rescue ground crews could open any door, after which the aircraft burst into flames and was consumed by fire. July 9 — Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight , a Vickers Viscount, sheds a propeller blade over Flat Rock, Michigan; the blade penetrates the passenger cabin, killing one of 35 aboard; this is the first known case of a turboprop shedding a blade in passenger service. The accident was caused by a fatigue crack in a wing spar. This crash is also the first loss of a It was later determined Sikh extremists were behind the bombing as a retaliation for the Indian government's attack on the Golden Temple in the city of Amritsar , which is very important for the Sikhs. After a lengthy investigation, an official report stated that flammable material used in the aircraft's structure, specifically the Personal TV Systems recently installed in the Business Class Cabin, allowed a fire to spread, resulting in a loss of control. In addition, were killed by American Airlines Flight 77 , which crashed into The Pentagon causing severe damage and partial destruction to the building's west side. February 19 — An Australian National Airways Stinson Model A suffers controlled flight into terrain in Queensland , killing four of the seven people on board. All passengers and 16 crew, and 11 people on the ground all residents of Sherwood Crescent, Lockerbie , died, [27] [28] making it the worst terrorist attack involving an aircraft in the UK and the deadliest terrorist attack on British soil.

This crash was responsible for the mandatory installation of cockpit voice recorders in airliners in Australia, followed by the rest of the world. This is the first in-flight fire occurring on an airliner. August 2 — A Caproni Ca.

The action and the two pilots' reaction resulted in a crash that killed 15 crew and passengers of the people aboard.

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