2001 ♦ October 8 – In the Linate Airport disaster, SAS Flight 686, a MD-87, crashes into a Cessna business jet on takeoff from Milan, Italy. The MD-87 then swerves into a baggage handling building and catches fire. All 110 people on board Flight 686 die as well as all four in the Cessna. Four people on the ground are also killed.
Lone Droscher-Nielson was a SAS flight attendant from Denmark and now manages the largest primate project in the world. It began when she vacationed at a compound in Borneo’s Tanjung Puting National Park. She said she had no choice after she saw the malnourished, intelligent, childlike orangutans with outstretched hands and pleading eyes. She had to save them. She founded the Nyaru Menteng Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in 1999 and makes her home there with her beloved orangutans.
Sold to Misrair (now EgyptAir) in an agreement signed 26 July 1949 for £20.000. Flown to Cairo via Zürich and delivered to Misrair 12 October 1949. Registered as SU-AGO. Named Amoun and operated on international flights from Egypt. Damaged in a landing-accident at Luxor 05.08.1954. Withdrawn from use and scrapped. SAS Vickers Viking Fleet