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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1912 – Death of Henri Cobioni, Swiss aviation pioneer; he is killed in the crash of his Blériot monoplane during a meeting at La Chaux-de-Fonds.

1915 – First flight of the Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8 (reproduction shown), a British single-seat World War I biplane fighter.

1943 – American Airlines Flight 63, a Douglas DC-3, crashes near Centerville, Tenn., after ice forms on its wings and propeller; all 11 aboard perish.

1964 – Birth of Roberto Vittori, Italian Air Force officer and European Space Agency astronaut.

1970 – Aeroflot Flight 244, an Antonov An-24, is hijacked and diverted to Turkey; it is the first successful aircraft hijacking in the Soviet Union.

2007 – Airbus delivers its first A380 superjumbo jetliner to Singapore Airlines.

Updated: October 15, 2014 — 6:06 PM

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