1974 in aviation


1974 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1974:

Events

March

* March 3 - Turkish Airlines Flight 981, a DC-10, crashes into forest near Ermenonville, France, killing 346 people. At the time, it was the worst aviation disaster in history.

July

* July 22 - the US Navy and Marine Corps evacuate 500 people from Cyprus, away from the conflict erupting between Greece and Turkey on the island

eptember

* September 1 - a SR-71 Blackbird crosses the Atlantic Ocean in less than two hours.

November

* November 20 - Lufthansa flight 540 crashes and burns moments after takeoff, killing 59 people. It was the first major accident involving the Boeing 747.

First flights

January
* January 9 - WSK-Mielec M-15 "SP-1974"
* January 20 - General Dynamics YF-16 "72-01567"

February
* February 21 - HTM Skyrider "D-HHTF"

June
* June 9 - Northrop YF-17 "72-01569"
* June 24 - Aerospatiale AS 350 Ecureuil "F-WVKH"

August
* August 14 - Panavia MRCA (later Tornado) "D-9591"
* August 21 - Hawker-Siddeley Hawk "XX154"
* August 22 - Shorts 360 "G-BSBH"

September
* September 11 - Bell 206L LongRanger "N206L"
* September 25 - Northrop F-5F Tiger II "73-0889"

October
* October 17 - Sikorsky YUH-60 "73-21650"
* October 28 - Dassault Super Étendard
* October 31 - IAR-93 RO-001 / J-22 Orao 25001

November
* November 8 - IA 58 Pucará
* November 29 - Boeing Vertol YUH-61 "73-21656"

December
* December 23 - B-1 Lancer "74-0158"

Entered service

* Sukhoi Su-24 'Fencer' with VVS

February
* February 20 - S-3 Viking with VS-41, NAS North Island

May
* May 23 - Airbus A300 with Air France

September
* September 17 - F-14 Tomcat with VF-1 and VF-2 aboard USS "Enterprise"

November
* November 14 - F-15 Eagle with the 555th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron at Luke AFB


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