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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1894 – Birth of Alexandre Paul Leon Madeleine Marty, French World War I flying ace.

1914 – Death of Henry Burnet Post, American pioneer aviator, when the right wing of his hydro-aeroplane Wright Model C “Speed Scout” crumples in San Diego Bay just after establishing an American altitude record of 12,120 feet.

1945 – Allied Bristol Beaufighters (surviving aircraft shown), in an incident known as “Black Friday,” suffer heavy casualties during an unsuccessful attack on German destroyer Z33 and escorting vessels n Førde Fjord, Norway. Nine Beaufighters, as well as a North American P-51 Mustang, are lost.

1982 – Japan Airlines Flight 350, a Douglas DC-8-61, crashes on approach to Tokyo International Airport (Haneda); of the 166 passengers and 8 crew, 24 passengers are killed.

1991 – A U. S. Navy A-6E Intruder badly damages an Iraqi Zhuk-class patrol boat with a Rockeye cluster bomb.

2006 – Andrew Keech sets three world records for autogyros: speed over a closed circuit (311 miles) without payload of 104.57 mph; speed over a closed circuit of 621 miles without payload of 102.57 mph, and distance over a closed circuit without landing of 633.23 miles.

Updated: February 9, 2016 — 11:00 AM

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