Aviation in 1991
The first Boeing 727-100 to come off the production line in
1964 joins the aircraft on display in the Museum of Flight
in Seattle after 25 years service with United Air Lines.
The first air-to-air victory of Operation Desert Storm is
acheived by a United States Air Force (USAF) McDonnell
Douglas F15 Eagle, which destroys an Iraqi Mikoyan-Gurevich
For the first time the secrets of a current Russian combat
aircraft are openly displayed to a Western audience as a
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG31 goes on show at the Paris Air Show.
$1 million in cash is stolen during a scheduled Air France
flight from Corsica to Paris. The thief hides in the
aircraft's hold during the flight, and breaks into two
sealed sacks in which the cash is being carried.
Boeing announces that 707 production is finally to end
after 37 years.
United Airlines inaugurates 'Connoisseur Class' on its
long-distance flights. The luxury extras provided for
passengers include gourmet food, vintage wines, piped CD
music and more comfortable seats.
Pan American World Airlines (Pan-Am) stops flying after 73
years. The company is unable to continue because of