62,801. Theory 1: Sabotage Bomb: The explosive detonation matches the start of the Hindenburg fire. ibid.
62,802. No-one has ever found the cause of the leak ... The Hindenburg was tail-heavy for at least eight minutes. ibid.
62,803. Theory 2: Static Spark: When the landing ropes hit the wet ground the airframe became earthed as did the skin where it touched the frame. ibid.
62,804. The Germans had painted the Hindenburg with the ingredients of rocket fuel. ibid.
62,805. St Elmo’s Fire: if the Hindenburg was leaking hydrogen through its air vents, the flammable gas could hit the St Elmo's Fire on the fin. ibid.
62,806. Ventilation Theory: was the ventilation system the Hindenburg’s Achilles' heel? ibid.
62,807. She became charged up in a massive electric storm ... leaked hydrogen into the ventilation ... landing ropes earthing the airship ... St Elmo’s fire appears on the tail: leaking hydrogen hit the flames. ibid.
62,808. The end of the Hindenburg meant the end of the age of the airship. ibid.
62,809. Everglades near Miami Florida 11th May 1996: 'I am fishing out at Everglades Park and a large jet aircraft has just crashed out here.' Crash Files: Valujet Flight 592, 911 call
62,810. 105 passengers, three flight attendants and two pilots. ibid.
62,811. Paris France July 25 2000: Aircraft impact with Terrain Air France Flight 4590. Crash Files: Concorde, caption
62,812. Reports from the control tower were that the Concorde was on fire before it left the ground. ibid.
62,813. There had been 57 cases of tyre blow-outs on the Concorde. ibid.
62,814. June 1st 2009: Air France flight 447 is en route from Rio to Paris. Then the plane vanishes over the Atlantic. Aviation experts are baffled. Fatal Flight 447: Chaos in the Cockpit, Channel 4 2012
62,815. Co-pilot Bonin: ‘I have the impression that we’ve got some kind of crazy speed.’ ibid.
62,816. The plane was in one piece when it hit the water. ibid.
62,817. Veteran pilot Dubois recognises the bright flashes as St Elmo’s fire. ibid.
62,818. Minutes after Captain Dubois leaves the flight deck the weather deteriorates. ibid.
62,819. A sharp chlorine-like smell spreads through the cockpit. ibid.
62,820. The alarm warns the crew that the auto-pilot has shut down. ibid.
62,811. Co-pilot Bonin: ‘Fucking hell I’m not controlling the aircraft!’ ibid.
62,812. Once upon a time travelling on an aircraft was like floating on cloud nine. Come Fly With Me (The Story of Pan Am)
62,813. For more than half a century Pan American Airways was the symbol of airline superiority worldwide. It took us into the jet age. ibid.
62,814. Together Lindbergh and Trippe secured access to exotic new destinations across central and south America ... Trippe called his new planes clippers. ibid.
62,815. World War II changed everything. Pam Am clippers were stripped, camouflaged and pressed into service. ibid.
62,816. The age of the great flying boats was over. A new era in air travel was about to take off. ibid.
62,817. Comet Inquiry: after a series of terrible accidents the [BOAC] Comet was grounded. ibid.
62,818. The 747 began service in January 1970. ibid.
62,819. Pan Am also played an important role in the Vietnam War. ibid.
62,820. The final blow came in December 1988 when Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York exploded in mid-air over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. (Aircraft & Lockerbie) ibid.
62,821. In January 1991 the airline that had once ruled the skies declared bankruptcy. ibid.
62,822. US-Soviet crisis over jumbo jet: Airliner shot down with 269 on board, says Shultz. The Times September 1983
62,823. Henry Jones: I didn't know you could fly a plane!
Indiana Jones: Fly - yes, land - no. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 starring Harrison Ford & River Phoenix & Sean Connery & Alex Hyde-White & Alison Doody & Denholm Elliott & John Rhys-Davies & Julian Glover & Michael Byrne & Robert Eddison & Alexei Sayle et al, director Steven Spielberg
62,824. Rendair: The Ultimate Low Cost Airline. Cartoon, cited Taking Liberties
62,825. It’s been determined that based on ... inappropriate photographs in a Delta uniform on a web site that ... we’re going to terminate your employment. Delta Airlines
62,826. The News Parade: Amelia Earhart Lost! Famous aviatrix vanished while attempting to girdle globe. Castle Films
62,827. You are also reminded that any inappropriate remarks or jokes concerning security may result in your arrest. Airport Sign
62,828. Long Island, New York July 17th 1996: TWA Flight 800 crashes into the Atlantic off the coast of Long Island killing 230 passengers and crew. Four months later Pierre Salinger, former press secretary to President John Kennedy, makes a stunning allegation. He claims Flight 800 was shot down by a missile and the Navy is trying to hide the truth. Unsolved Mysteries
62,829. In plain view, as if it’s not a big deal, Detroitnews.com - OK it was a US government agent that was the smart-dressed man that led Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, or the Underwear Bomber, on to the aircraft in Amsterdam, after a month-plus of lying, and saying that no such man existed. Alex Jones, Alex Jones Show 31st January 2010
62,833. British Airways is one of the UK’s most visible brands. It sells Britishness as a mark of quality. A Very British Airline I, BBC 2014
62,834. For many of the recruits the uniform is part of the job’s attraction. ibid.
62,835. Their business and first class tickets account for only 14% of passengers. But can bring in as much as 45% of revenue. This is known as millionaire's door at Terminal 5 for those select few who fly first class. They have access to their own lounge, restaurant, spa and champagne bar. ibid.
62,836. 5,500 engineers service its fleet. ibid.
62,837. 110,000 people a day on 800 flights, many of them on the Airbus fleet. ibid.
62,838. Today more people fly Easyjet than BA. A Very British Airline II
62,839. The airline's been ferrying high flyers to the Big Apple since the 50s. ibid.
62,840. A standard [first class] one-way fare from New York to London is just over $10,000. ibid.