On This Day in Aviation History

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments by

1913 – Birth of Yoshi-o Fukui, Sino-Japanese War and World War II Japanese flying ace.

1918 – Death of Walter Göttsch, German World War I fighter ace, killed in action in his Fokker Dr.I triplane.

1926 – Charles Lindberg becomes chief pilot for Robertson Aircraft Corp., flying a St. Louis-to-Chicago mail route.

1981 – First flight of the Aermacchi S-211 (shown), an Italian jet-powered military trainer.

1981 – Japan Air Lines carries its 10 millionth passenger.

2006 – A Kenyan Airforce Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II crashes into a hillside on approaching an airstrip in Kenya, killing 14.

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