2008 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 2008:

Events[edit]

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October[edit]

  • 3 October - A missile strike by an American unmanned aerial vehicle against a house in Mohammed Khel, North Waziristan, Pakistan, kills 21 people, many of them apparently Islamic militants.[83]
  • 8 October – Yeti Airlines Flight 103 crashes on final approach to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, Nepal, killing 18 of the 19 people on board.[84]
  • 9 October - A missile strike by an American unmanned aerial vehicle against a house outside Miranshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, kills at least six people.[85]
  • 11 October - An American unmanned aerial vehicle conducts a missile strike against a compound in North Waziristan, Pakistan, killing five people and injuring two.[86]
  • 16 October - A missile strike by an American unmanned aerial vehicle against Taparghai, South Waziristan, Pakistan, kills senior al-Qaeda operative Khalid Habib and three other people.[87][88]
  • 22 October - A suspected American unmanned aerial vehicle-launched missile strikes a village near Miranshah, Pakistan, apparently targeting Jalaluddin Haqqani misses him but kills four people.[89]
  • 23 October - A missile fired by an American unmanned aerial vehicle kills seven students at a religious school in Dande Darpakhel, North Waziristan, Pakistan.[90]
  • 26 October - A missile fired by an American unmanned aerial vehicle destroys a house in Mandatta, South Waziristan, Pakistan, owned by senior Taliban leader Mohammed Omar, killing 20 people.[90]
  • 31 October
    • A missile strike by one or more American unmanned aerial vehicles destroys a house in Wana, South Waziristan, Pakistan, killing seven people including six Islamic militants.[91]
    • Four missiles fired by American unmanned aerial vehicles kill 20 people in North Waziristan, Pakistan, including al-Qaeda operative Mohammad Hasan Khalil al-Hakim, killed in a strike on his car.[92]

November[edit]

  • 7 November – Four missiles fired by one or more American unmanned aerial vehicles strike an al-Qaeda training camp in Kumsham, North Waziristan, Pakistan, killing up to 14 people.[93]
  • 14 November – An American unmanned aerial vehicle missile strike near Miranshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, kills 12 people.[94]
  • 19 November – Al-Qaeda operative Abdullah Azam al-Saudi is among five people killed in a missile strike by one or more American unmanned aerial vehicles in the Bannu District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.[95]
  • 22 November – A missile strike by an American unmanned aerial vehicle on a house in Ali Khel outside Miranshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, kills al-Qaeda operatives Rashid Rauf and Abu Zubair al-Masri and three other people.[96]
  • 29 November – An American unmanned aerial vehicle-launched missile strike on a village near Miranshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, kills three people.[97]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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First flights[edit]

May[edit]

December[edit]

Enter Into Service (EIS)[edit]

References[edit]

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  44. ^ Reports: Russian Jet Bombs Military Airfield in Marneuli. Civil Georgia. August 8, 2008.
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  71. ^ "6 killed, 8 injured in missile attack in N. Waziristan," GEO Pakistan, 1 September 2008, 0335 PST.
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  74. ^ Shah, Pir Zubair, and Jane Perlez, "U.S. Missiles Killed at Least Six People on Afghanistan-Pakistan Border, Residents Say," New York Times, September 5, 2013.
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  89. ^ "Strike on Village In Pakistan Kills 4; Drone Is Suspected," Reuters, October 23, 2008.
  90. ^ a b "'US strike' kills Taleban leader," BBC News, 27 October 2008, 04:33 GMT.
  91. ^ "Suspected missile attack kills 7 in S.Waziristan," GEO Pakistan, 31 October 2008, 2331 PST.
  92. ^ US airstrikes kill 20 in Pakistani villages, The Times, 1 November 2008
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