On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1896 – Birth of Oliver “Stewpot” Stewart, British World War I flying ace and aviation journalist.

1911 – Charles Weymann pilots the Nieuport IVG monoplane to win the military aviation trials at Reims in France.

1957 – First flight of the Piaggio P.166 (shown), Italian pusher-type utility aircraft; it is a development of the P.136 amphibian.

1979 – Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK740, a Boeing 707-340C, crashes after takeoff from Jeddah International Airport killing all 156 on board.

1987 – Death of Thomas George Lamphier, Jr., American World War II fighter pilot; he was first solely, then partially, credited with shooting down the plane carrying Imperial Japanese Navy Admiral Yamamoto, architect of the Pearl Harbor attack.

2006 – United Airlines Flight 814, a Boeing 737, returns to Denver International Airport after suffering a coyote strike on takeoff.

Updated: November 26, 2014 — 1:54 AM
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