The IL-14 operated on an international Aeroflot passenger service from Moscow-Vnukovo (VKO) to Copenhagen (CPH), Denmark with an en route stop at Riga (RIX).The airplane impacted a smoke stack at the Ørsted Værket power plant and crashed into the southern harbour of Copenhagen. A Soviet Ilyushin Aeroflot is via a stopover in Riga on the […]

On Thursday March 5, 1953 at 0940 a small Danish island in the Baltic Sea named Bornholm became a world known locality. (a date which became World renowned as the day Stalin died). The Polish sub-lieutenant Francizek Jarecki on that date decided to defect and land his MiG-15bis at Rønne Airport on Bornholm and ask […]

Danmarks Flymuseum was founded in 1975. Up to 2007 it was known as “The Danish Collection of Vintage Aircraft”. Danmarks Flymuseum has created a museum of high standard and the museum benefits from national and international interests. The museum houses more than 50 aircraft, among them a complete collection of the Danish KZ-aircraft built by […]

On the morning of 21 March 1945, a special force of Mosquitos from No 140 Wing took off Four Mosquito FB Mk.VIs of 487 Squadron from 140 Wing from an aerodrome in England to attack the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen. Before the attack could be carried out, several weeks of careful planning were necessary. Two […]

From the Memoirs of Lance Lake This story is word by word what Lance recalled of that February day in 1945 on Vancouver Island BC, Canada On the morning of February 8, 1945 our crew captained by Flying Officer Ron Scholes was assigned the job of transporting the station’s YMCA director, his WD secretary and […]

In 2001 a McDonnell-Douglas MD-87 from SAS and a Cessna Citation CJ2 collided in thick fog at Milan’s Linate Airport. There were a total of 118 casualties. The Linate Airport disaster occurred on 8 October 2001 at Linate Airport in Milan, Italy, when Scandinavian Airlines Flight 686, a McDonnell Douglas MD-87 airliner carrying 110 people […]

Somebody once said that we are getting “Nickled and Dimed” by the airlines. Here is a scenario that could play out any day, if it isn’t here already?. Attendant: Welcome aboard Ala Carte Air, sir. May I see your ticket? Passenger: Sure. Attendant: You’re in seat 12B. That will be $5, please! Passenger: What for? […]