On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1916 – The Uruguayan Escuela Militar de Aeoronautica is founded.

1917 – Death of Edward Patrick Hartigan, Irish World War I flying ace, and his observer, David Sidney Hall, Scottish World War I flying ace, killed in action in their Airco DH.4.

1945 – The Boeing B-29 Superfortress “Pacusan Dreamboat” sets a world nonstop distance record of 8,198 miles on a flight from Guam to Washington, D.C.

1968 – Birth of James Patrick “Mash” Dutton Jr., U.S. Air Force fighter and test pilot, as well as NASA astronaut.

1981 – First flight of the Dassault-Breguet Mirage F1CR (shown), a reconnaissance version of the French air-superiority fighter and attack aircraft.

1993 – Avioimpex Flight 110, a Yakovlev Yak-42, crashes near Ohrid, Macedonia, after a missed approach and broken equipment on ground, killing all 116 aboard.

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