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Check Six: April 28, 1988 – 30 years ago

April 28, 2018

Originally from the This Day in Aviation website

Aloha Airlines

On April 28, 1988, Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737-297 airliner, FAA registration N73711, named Queen Liliuokalani, was enroute from Hilo International Airport (IPO) to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) with a crew of 5 and 89 passengers. The aircraft commander was Captain Robert L. Schornstheimer, an Airline Transport Pilot with 8,500 flight hours, of which 6,700 hours was in the Boeing 737. First Officer Madeline Lynn Tompkins  also held an Airline Transport certificate. She had flown 8,000 hours with 3,500 in the B-737. A Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controller was  on the flight deck as an observer.

First Officer Tompkins made the takeoff at 1:25 p.m. and climbed in visual conditions to Flight Level 240 (24,000 feet/7,315 meters), reaching that altitude at about 1:48 p.m.

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