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Encyclopedia > 1986 in aviation
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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1986:


Events

January

February

March


April

May

  • May 3 - 20 passengers die after an explosion caused by Tamil Tigers separatists aboard a Air Lanka Lockheed L-1011
  • May 7 - Al Mooney dies, aged 80.
  • May 25 - a prisoner in a Parisian jail escapes when his wife rescues him in a helicopter

August

October

November

  • November 3 While attempting to land at Zahedan airport, an Iranian Hercules C-130 army transport plane crashes into a mountain; all 103 passengers are killed.
  • November 6 - a Boeing 234 crashes in the Shetland Isles, killing 45 people. It is history's worst helicopter disaster.

December

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Entered service

May

October

  • October 1 - AH-64 Apache with the US 6th Cavalry Brigade


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