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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1976:


Events

March

April

May

  • May 3 - A Pan Am Boeing 747SP makes a record around-the-world flight, taking 1 day 22 hours.
  • May 24 - three hijackers and seven hostages die as Filipino troops storm a hijacked Philippines Airlines Douglas DC-9

July

August

September

  • September 14 - a F-14 Tomcat rolls off the deck of USS John F. Kennedy and sinks in international waters. A major salvage operation is launched to retrieve the fighter lest it fall into Soviet hands.
  • September 10 - in the worst mid-air disaster to this point, 176 people die when a British Airways BAC Trident and a Inex Adria Douglas DC-9 collide over Zagreb

First flights

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Entered service

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1976 (7538 words)
Since 1976, the Iowa caucus has been the first indication of which candidate for President of the United States would win the nomination of his or her political party at that partys national convention.
February 15 - The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by national referendum.
The Eurovision Song Contest 1976 was the twenty first Eurovision and was held on April 3, 1976 in The Hague.
SUNLINK WOTM - Aviation History (591 words)
Much of the history of early aviation is focused on those early pioneers in the field, especially the Wright brothers and Amelia Earhart - check your biography section for works on them.
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Aviation in the modern world; the dramatic impact upon our lives of aircraft, missiles, and space vehicles, [1960].
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