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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1902 – The first flight over London is made by Stanley Spencer in his airship “Mellin,” a 75-foot-long dirigible powered by a 3-hp water-cooled engine; he makes a trip of 30 miles.

1924 – First flight of the Junkers G 24 (shown), a German three-engine, all-metal, low-wing passenger plane.

1925 – Birth of Masajiro “Mike” Kawato, Japanese World War II fighter ace.

1943 – A Royal Air Force Consolidated Liberator of No. 10 Squadron sinks the German submarine U-341 in the North Atlantic.

1976 – Turkish Airlines Flight 452, a Boeing 727, hits the Taurus Mountains in Turkey, killing all 154 passengers and crew.

2012 – Death of Jean Dabos, French World War II fighter pilot, test pilot and aircraft designer.

Updated: September 19, 2014 — 2:18 PM

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