Will Rogers World Airport (Oklahoma City) Ted Stevens International Airport (Anchorage) any others?
Airports named after people who died in airplane crashes
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/27/2011|
O%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99Hare International Airport in Chicago is named after a WW II Naval pilot who won the Medal of Honor after shooting down three Japanese bombers to prevent an attack on an aircraft carrier. He died in a crash during a night mission.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/27/2010|
The airport in Anchorage was named for Stevens before the crash.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/27/2010|
Well then R2, it was a good thing Ted Stevens had the guts to kill himself, otherwise the airport would have had to have done it.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/27/2010|
In true Chicago fashion, O'Hare's father was a business partner and lawyer for Al Capone, and he was murdered on orders from Capone in 1939. Rumor was he turned government informant and was ratting Capone out to the Feds. Another rumor was that his son (of the airport) got into the Naval Academy as part of the deal Pop cut with the Feds.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/27/2010|
(John) Denver Internation Airport
|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/27/2010|
John Bevans Moisant, New Orleans
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/27/2010|
The first George Bush survived a WWII plane crash and Houston's airport is named for him. Does that count?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/27/2010|
That's interesting, R6. I had never heard of him. I like this bit of trivia gleaned from Wikipedia:
[quote]The airport retains its "MSY" identifier, derived from the airport's origins as "Moisant Stock Yards" the name given to the land where Moisant's fatal airplane crash occurred, and upon which the airport was later built.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/27/2010|
Moss Lee Love Field, Dallas
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/27/2010|
It's surprising there aren't more. Almost all air force bases are named after dead pilots and many civilian airfields occupy defunct airbases.%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 10||08/27/2010|
That MSY is interesting. Many many years ago, I worked for an airline not to be named, but they taught us airport codes and most of them had a pretty self explanatory reason for their codes (LAX = los angeles international, DFW = dallas fort worth, RSW = ft meyers, but regional southwest field etc.) but their explanation for MSY - New Orleans was - New Orleans is just a crazy city and nothing makes sense!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/27/2010|
Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City is named after the fellow who died in the same plane crash as Will Rogers. (Oklahomans must not be very superstitious.) %0D %0D There's a terminal named after Mickey Leland at Houston Intercontinental.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||08/27/2010|
Angelina Jolie Int'l (LA, CA)
|by Anonymous||reply 13||08/27/2010|
Dallas Love Field.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||08/27/2010|
R5 wins the most insightful/creative prize.%0D %0D Considering that most airfields originally started as air force bases named after dead aviators, it's not much of a surprise. However, I never made the connection. Thanks OP.%0D %0D Why a major airport in the nation's capitol is named after reagan beats the shit out of me. Who and where we commemorate things and people mean things, most subconscious.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||08/27/2010|
Weigh-In Womens Toilet Airport was a child found abandoned on the coin-operated scale in the women's bathroom of Detroit City Airport. He was given a name representing where he was found by social workers, but he was taunted all his youthful life for it and at age 18 he changed his name to Wayne Ladies Lounge Airport, which he thought sounded more high class. He got the nickname "County" because he was an inveterate gambler and card counter, banned from Miami, Pottowatomi, Chippewa, and Shawnee casinos all over the midwest. He won the land where the Detroit's new airport stands in a particularly brutal game of "Old Maid" and in recognition of his colorful triumph over adversity, the new airfield took his name Detroit Metropolitan Wayne "County" Airport.%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/27/2010|
Berry Berenson International Airport
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|by Anonymous||reply 18||08/27/2010|
In the Philippines, Manila's airport is named after Ninoy Aquino.
Strictly speaking, he didn't die in a plane crash, but he was assassinated the minute he got off the plane at the airport that's now named after him so I think he qualifies.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/27/2010|
Yeah, fuck all y'all. I died in a [italic]space shuttle[/italic] disaster.
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|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/04/2010|
The airport in Amman, Jordan is anmed after a late Queen who died in a helicopter crash.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/04/2010|
Mohammed Atta International, Tehran, Iran
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/04/2010|
Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose Airport, Kolkatta (previously Calcutta) India.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/27/2011|
When cities change there name, like mumbai and kolkatta, do the people on vacation who live there ever find their way home again?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/27/2011|
Reggae Jackson Int'l always confused me. Is it named after Reggie Jackson, Reggae music, Michael Jackson or was their a Reggae Jackson I never heard about?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/27/2011|