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1971 In Aviation

Years in aviation: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Years: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1971:

Contents

  • Events 1
    • January 1.1
    • February 1.2
    • March 1.3
    • April 1.4
    • May 1.5
    • June 1.6
    • July 1.7
    • September 1.8
    • October 1.9
    • November 1.10
    • December 1.11
  • First flights 2
    • January 2.1
    • February 2.2
    • March 2.3
    • April 2.4
    • May 2.5
    • July 2.6
    • August 2.7
    • September 2.8
    • October 2.9
    • December 2.10
  • Entered service 3
    • January 3.1
    • February 3.2
    • April 3.3
    • May 3.4
    • August 3.5
    • October 3.6
    • December 3.7
  • Notes 4
  • References 5

Events

January

February

March

April

May

  • May 20 – Boeing announces that it has canceled its Supersonic Transport (SST) project.[8]
  • May 23 – Aviogenex Flight 130 crashes while landing at Rijeka Airport, killing 78 people on board.[12]
  • May 24 – Flight testing of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat resumes after the December 30, 1970, crash of the first prototype.[13]
  • May 28 – World War II hero and movie star Audie Murphy is among six people killed in the crash of a light plane near Catawba, Virginia.

June

July

September

October

November

December

  • The U.S. Army‍ '​s 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) begins to withdraw from Vietnam.[9]
  • December 3 – The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 begins with a Pakistani Air Force attempt at a preemptive strike against Indian Air Force bases, employing no more than 50 aircraft. The strike initially attacks the wrong bases, then mostly misses Indian aircraft when attacking the right bases, and Indian bases are out of action for only a few hours.[18] The Pakistani Air Force then falls into a defensive role for the remainder of the war.
  • December 9–10 (overnight) – Helicopters airlift the Indian Army‍ '​s 311th Mountain Brigade Group over the Meghna River in East Pakistan, allowing Indian forces to maintain the momentum of their drive on Dacca.[19]
  • December 10 – President Richard M. Nixon warns North Vietnam that American bombing of North Vietnam would resume if North Vietnamese military action against South Vietnam increases as American forces are withdrawn from Vietnam.[20]
  • December 11 – The Pakistani Army‍ '​s 93rd Brigade.[19]
  • December 17 – The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 comes to an end. The Indian Air Force has lost 72 aircraft and the Pakistani Air Force 94 aircraft.[3]
  • December 24 – Flying in a thunderstorm and severe turbulence, LANSA Flight 508, a Lockheed L-188A Electra, is struck by lightning and disintegrates in mid-air high over Puerto Inca in eastern Peru‍ '​s Amazon rainforest, killing 91 of the 92 people aboard. The only survivor is 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke, who survives a 2-mile (3 km) fall into the rainforest strapped in her seat, her fall cushioned by the foliage, and walks for 10 days before finding help; 14 other people also survive their falls from the plane but die in the jungle without being rescued. The lost aircraft was the last one in LANSA's fleet, leading to the airline going out of business 11 days later.
  • December 26–30 – The United States conducts Operation Proud Deep Alpha, which consists of air strikes in three provinces of North Vietnam south of the 20th Parallel.[21]

First flights

January

February

March

April

May

July

August

September

October

December

Entered service

January

February

April

May

August

October

December

Notes

  1. ^ WorldHeritage Peruvian Army article.
  2. ^ Hallion, Roy P., "Does the Hypersonic Transport Have a Future?", Aviation History, July 2012, p. 42.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w World Aircraft Information Files, File 978 Sheet 01
  4. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 314.
  5. ^ Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1, pp. 152–157.
  6. ^ a b c Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1, p. 158.
  7. ^ , Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 2003, no ISBN number, p. 109.One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903–2002Haulman, Daniel L.,
  8. ^ a b GlobalSecurity.org
  9. ^ a b c Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1, p. 157.
  10. ^ Melia, Tamara Moser, "Damn the Torpedoes": A Short History of U.S. Naval Mine Countermeasures, 1777–1991, Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center, 1991, ISBN 978-0-945274-07-0, pp. 99–100.
  11. ^ , Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 2003, no ISBN number, pp. 109–110.One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903–2002Haulman, Daniel L.,
  12. ^ "Accident description".  
  13. ^ Polmar, Norman, "Historic Aircraft: A Premier Fighter", Naval History, April 2012, p. 13.
  14. ^ "Biography: Major General Jeanne M. Holm, Official Web sit of the U.S. Air Force.". Archived from the original on 2013-08-02. 
  15. ^ , Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 2003, no ISBN number, p. 110.One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903–2002Haulman, Daniel L.,
  16. ^ "The Worst Ever"
  17. ^ Melia, Tamara Moser, "Damn the Torpedoes": A Short History of U.S. Naval Mine Countermeasures, 1777–1991, Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center, 1991, ISBN 978-0-945274-07-0, p. 100.
  18. ^ Brogan, Patrick, The Fighting Never Stopped: A Comprehensive Guide to Global Conflict Since 1945, New York: Vintage Books, 1990, ISBN 978-0-679-72033-1, p. 210.
  19. ^ a b Citino, Robert M., "India‍ '​s Blitzkrieg", Military History, May 2012, p. 66.
  20. ^ Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 978-1-55750-875-1, p. 160.
  21. ^ Nichols, CDR John B., and Barret Tillman, On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War Over Vietnam, Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1987, ISBN 978-0-87021-559-9, p. 158.
  22. ^ a b Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 112.
  23. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 104.
  24. ^ David, Donald, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Nobles Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 111.

References

  • "Boeing 2707". GlobalSecurity.org. Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. 
  • "The Worst Ever".  
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