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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1893 – Birth of Romolo Ticconi, Italian World War I flying ace.

1931 – First flight of the Hawker Fury (Mk.1 shown), a British biplane fighter.

1950 – A Mandated Air Lines Lockheed Hudson IVA crashes into a house while trying to make an emergency landing at Law-Nadzab Airport in Papua New Guinea.

1956 – The last Martin XB-51, an American “tri-jet” ground attack prototype, crashes during takeoff.

2001 – Death of Ernest Brian Trubshaw, notable test pilot and the first British pilot to fly the Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde.

2013 – The rebel Kachin Independence Army reports that Myanmar Air Force aircraft attacking its positions in northern Myanmar have overflown the People’s Republic of China during the day, penetrating as far as a half-mile into Chinese airspace.

Updated: March 25, 2015 — 1:12 AM

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