On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1910 – Birth of Chow Ting-Fong, Chinese Sino-Japanese War flying ace.

1921 – First flight of the Bristol Ten-seater (Bristol Type 62), British single-engine biplane transport aircraft.

1946 – First airmail flown by jet is made by a U.S. Air Force Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star.

1993 – Death of Ernest Graham Joy, Canadian World War I flying ace who served the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II.

1987 – Last air-worthy Bristol Fairchild Bolingbroke MK.IV T (Blenheim), a World War II bomber, is damaged beyond repair when attempting a touch-and-go landing at the Denham Air Show.

2012 – An Indonesian Air Force Fokker 27 (similar shown) on a training flight crashes into a housing complex while on approach to a landing at Jakarta, Indonesia. Six of the seven people on the plane die immediately, and the seventh dies later of his injuries. On the ground, four people die and 11 are injured.

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