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Events 1 - 90 of 90
1916-06-29 - Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time
1916-07-15 - Boeing Co (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash
1933-02-08 - 1st flight of all-metal Boeing 247
1934-06-12 - Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Air Lines
1938-06-07 - Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)
1941-06-14 - Ground broken for Boeing Plant II (ex-AFLC Plant 13) Wichita KS
1944-04-24 - 1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump"
1945-04-25 - Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
1954-07-15 - 1st coml jet transport plane built in US tested (Boeing 707)
1962-06-03 - Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130
1962-06-22 - French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed
1962-11-27 - 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
1963-02-09 - 1st flight of Boeing 727 jet
1964-01-07 - Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
1965-05-20 - Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121
1966-04-13 - Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s
1967-04-09 - 1st Boeing 737 rolls out
1967-04-09 - The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
1968-04-20 - S Afr Boeing 707 crashes at Windhoek, 122 killed
1968-09-30 - 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
1969-02-09 - Boeing 747 made its 1st commercial flight
1969-02-19 - 1st Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet
1969-12-02 - Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
1970-01-12 - Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
1970-01-21 - Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
1970-01-22 - 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, NY to London in 6½ hours
1970-03-02 - American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747
1970-07-02 - 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
1971-04-29 - Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration
1971-07-30 - Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
1972-04-20 - Apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2
1973-07-11 - Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
1973-12-17 - Arabs terrorists shoot passengers on Boeing 737 to Kuwait
1974-12-01 - Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died
1975-04-25 - 1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao
1975-09-30 - The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
1976-10-13 - A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
1977-02-18 - Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on it's maiden flight
1977-02-26 - 1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)
1977-05-27 - 2 Boeing 747s by Pan Am & KLM collide in Canary Islands, killing 582
1977-06-18 - Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747
1977-10-18 - W German commandos liberate Boeing 737, 86 hostages at Mogadishu
1978-04-14 - Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
1978-09-25 - PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
1981-02-27 - Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747
1981-06-19 - Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified
1982-07-09 - Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner La, killing 153
1983-09-01 - Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet
1983-11-27 - Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 181
1985-06-23 - Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
1985-08-12 - Japanese Boeing 747SR crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)
1985-08-22 - Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed
1985-10-11 - US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
1985-11-24 - Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
1986-03-31 - 167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes
1986-12-26 - Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed
1987-11-28 - South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
1987-11-29 - A Korean Air Boeing 707 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 115
1988-01-29 - United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s
1988-04-28 - Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess
1989-01-08 - Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die
1989-02-08 - US Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die
1989-02-24 - US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
1989-03-19 - Boeing B-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
1990-06-13 - Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
1991-03-03 - 25 die as United Boeing 737 crashes in Colorado Springs
1991-05-27 - Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die
1991-12-29 - Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crash into mountain at Taipei
1992-03-24 - Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens: 5-6 die
1992-11-24 - Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141
1992-12-22 - Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die
1993-04-26 - Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56
1993-05-19 - Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132
1993-07-26 - Boeing 737-500 crashes in South Korea, 66 killed
1993-09-10 - 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced
1994-09-08 - USAir Boeing 737 crashes at Pitts Airport, killing all 132 on board
1995-06-07 - The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines.
1996-07-17 - TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
1998-04-20 - TAME Boeing 727-200 chartered by Air France crashes into Cerro El Cable mountain after takeoff from Bogotá, Colombia, killing 53.
1998-10-11 - A Congo Airlines Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 40 people.
1999-08-31 - A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including 2 on the ground.
2000-10-31 - A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members
2002-01-28 - TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
2002-04-15 - An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.
2002-05-25 - China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
2002-07-01 - A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.
2004-01-03 - Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.
2005-11-15 - Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
2009-12-15 - Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.
2011-08-26 - The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA
Birthdays 1 - 3 of 3
1881-10-01 - William Edward Boeing, founded aircraft co (Boeing)
1940-01-05 - Dany Saval, Oakland California, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)
1949-08-15 - Beverly Lynn Burns, Americna pilot, first woman captain in the world on the Boeing 747
Deaths 1 - 1 of 1
1993-10-17 - Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77