1912 – Birth of Jean Tulasne, French World War II flying ace.
1940 – British West Indian Airways is established.
1941 – Death of Arístides García López Rengel, Spanish Nationalist fighter ace of the civil war; he goes missing in action while serving with the Spanish expeditionary squadron in Russia.
1969 – First flight of the IAI Arava (shown), an Israeli light STOL utility transport.
1989 – Avianca Flight 203, a Boeing 727, explodes in mid-air over Colombia, killing all 107 people aboard and three people on the ground.
2006 – A U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16C/D “Night Falcon” crashes near Fallujah, Iraq, while on a low-altitude strafing run. The pilot, Maj. Troy Gilbert, is killed.