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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1895 – Birth of Marius Jean Paul Elzeard “Marc” Ambrogi, French World War I fighter ace and World War II fighter pilot.

1910 – First aerial reconnaissance by airplane is made by Capt. Marconnet and Lt. Fequant of the French Army in a single-seat Henri Farman biplane on e flight from Camp de Châlons at Mourmelon to Vincennes.

1949 – First flight of the Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star (U.S. Air Force version shown), a U.S. early warning radar surveillance aircraft; it is based on the Lockheed Constellation.

1976 – Death of Jan Nagórski (Ivan Nagurski), Polish engineer and pioneer of aviation; he was the first person to fly an airplane in the Arctic and the first aviator to perform a loop with a flying boat.

1994 – An Antonov An-124 carries a 250,000-pound diesel locomotive from Ontario, Canada, to Dublin, Ireland.

2009 – An Indian Air Force Antonov An-32 transport crashes near a village in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh killing 13 defense personnel; among the seven IAF men and six Army personnel aboard are two wing commanders, two squadron leaders and a flight lieutenant.

Updated: June 9, 2014 — 2:51 PM

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