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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1908 – The members of the Aerial Experiment Association enter a competition sponsored by the Scientific American; the winner is to receive $25,000 for a flight of over 0.62 miles. The Wright brothers refuse to enter because the rules state the airplane must take off without help.

1911 – Birth of Bozidar “Bosko” Petrovich, Yugoslavian flying ace of the Spanish Civil War.

1922 – A Daimler Airways de Havilland DH.18 collides with a Cie des grands Express Aériens Farman Goliath over France. A total of seven people – everyone aboard the two aircraft – is killed in the first mid-air collision of two airliners.

1967 – First flight of the Aérospatiale Gazelle (shown).

1987 – Death of Noel Francis Parrish, U.S. Army Air Corps pilot, commander of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, and brigadier general after the Korean War.

2011 – Unaware that Libyan rebels had taken possession of any tanks, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) aircraft mistakenly strike a Libyan rebel tank convoy near Ajdabiya, killing 13.

Updated: April 7, 2015 — 1:56 AM

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