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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1890 – Birth of Andre Jean Delorme, French World War I flying ace.

1933 – The last Ford Trimotor (also known as “The Tin Goose”), an American three-engined transport plane, is produced.

1938 – First flight of the Douglas DC-4E (shown), an American experimental airliner that resulted in an entirely new design, the successful DC-4/C-54.

1985 – Death of Frank Harold Taylor, Canadian World War I flying ace.

1992 – American Eagle Flight 5456, a CASA C-212 operated by Executive Airlines, crashes during heavy rain into a swamp. Falling short of the runway at Eugenio María de Hostos Airport in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, the incident claims all five lives aboard.

2012 – Kenyan helicopters attack Al Shabaab positions in Kismayo, Somalia.

Updated: June 6, 2016 — 10:05 PM

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