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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1908 – Englishman John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon (later Lord Tara of Brabazon) makes a flight of 1,350 feet in a Voisin biplane at Issy-les-Moulineaux in France.

1938 – First flight of the Miles M.18 (Mk.2 model shown), a British single-engine, low-winged monoplane.

1952 – Birth of Ronald “Ron” Michael Sega, American engineer, U.S. Air Force pilot and NASA astronaut.

1978 – Death of Giles Noble Blennerhasset, Irish World War I fighter ace.

1983 – In reprisal to an attack on U.S. military bases in Beirut, 28 U.S. Navy Grumman A-6 Intruders attack suspected terrorist bases in Libya. One Intruder and one LTV A-7 Corsair II are downed by Syrian missiles.

2010 – Dagestan Airlines Flight 372, a Tupolev Tu-154M, skids off the runway after an emergency landing at Domodedovo International Airport, south-east of Vnukovo, after it loses two of the three engines after takeoff. Only two of 168 die.

Updated: December 3, 2015 — 10:49 PM

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