Portal:Aviation/Anniversaries/July 10

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July 10

  • 2011Egypt ends its unrestricted immigration policy for Libyan nationals arriving in Egypt by air.[2]
  • 2006PIA Flight 688, a Fokker F27, crashes into a wheat field near Multan, Pakistan ten minutes after taking off, killing all 41 passengers and 4 crew members on board.
  • 2002Crossair Flight 850, a Saab 2000, strikes an earth bank after landing at Werneuchen Airfield after multiple diversions due to a storm system; all 20 on board survive; the aircraft is written off.
  • 2002 – A Sikorsky H-34 crashed and sank into the Brookville Reservoir in Brookville, Indiana. The pilot Steve Myler and co-pilot Joseph Rukazina, both made it out while the mechanic Michael Jarski lost his life.[3]
  • 1991L'Express Airlines Flight 508, a Beechcraft Model 99, crashes while on approach Birmingham Municipal Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, due to severe thunderstorms. Two survive the crash out of 15 on board.
  • 1985Aeroflot Flight 7425, a Tupolev Tu-154B, stalls while cruising at 38,000 feet (11,600 m) and enters an unrecoverable spin, killing all 200 aboard.
  • 1978 – Airbus Industrie announces a decision to proceed with development of the A300 B10, a shortened version of the A300 with a capacity of 225 passengers, compared to 281 on the B2 and B4. The designation is later changed to the A310.
  • 1968 – First flight of The Mil V-12 (also referred to as the Mi-12, NATO reporting name "Homer"), largest helicopter ever built.
  • 1965Skyways Coach-Air Avro 748 crashes on landing at Lympne Airport, Kent, United Kingdom due to a waterlogged runway; all 52 on board survive; this crash marks the first loss of the Avro 748/HS 748.
  • 1962 – Launch of Telstar 1, First satellite to relay television signals. It successfully relayed through space the First television pictures, telephone calls, fax images and provided the First live transatlantic television feed.
  • 1956 – Sgt DE Stevenson twice entered an aviation fuel fire at Montmedy, France, and brought it under control. He was awarded the George Medal.
  • 1953New York Airways becomes the First scheduled helicopter carrier in the USA and the First passenger helicopter carrier in the world
  • 1952 – A Boeing B-29-95-BW Superfortress, 45-21761, c/n 13655, converted to F-13A, crashes on the runway at Fairchild AFB, Washington, with ROTC cadets on board. There were no casualties, although the aircraft was a total loss and the hulk was later used by the fire department for practice fires.
  • 1945 – Aircraft from the 20 aircraft carriers of U. S. Navy Task Force 38 strike Tokyo and vicinity. In addition, 536 B-29 s drop 3,872 tons (3,512,655 kg) of bombs on Sendai and other cities in Japan.
  • 1943 – Operation Husky, the British and American landings on Sicily, begins supporting naval forces include the British aircraft carriers HMS Indomitable and HMS Formidable Axis aircraft attack Allied ships offshore, and a Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber sinks the American destroyer USS Maddox (DD-622) with the loss of 212 lives. Floatplanes based on American light cruisers provide valuable spotting support for naval gunfire against targets ashore.
  • 1943 – Six U. S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberators take off from Attu to fly the 1,300 miles (2,093 km) round-trip to attack the Japanese base at Paramushiro, in what would have been the first Allied air raid against the Kurile Islands; however, they are diverted en route to join B-25 Mitchells in attacking a convoy of Japanese transports, suffering one aircraft damaged before returning to Attu. On the same day a separate formation of eight B-25 s on its own initiative attempts to bomb Paramushiro; they bomb an unidentified land mass through overcast without knowing if it is Japan, the Kuriles, the Kamchatka Peninsula, or an unidentified North Pacific island.
  • 1942 – The Commander-in-Chief, United States Navy, Admiral Ernest J. King, orders U. S. Navy sea frontier commanders to establish a system by which commercial aviators can report submarine sightings. By November, the five major U. S. airlines, the Naval Air Transport Service, the U. S. Army’s Air Transport Command, and British flying boats on transatlantic routes all are involved.
  • 1940 – The fourth Messerschmitt Bf 109 F series prototype makes its first flight in Germany, powered by one of the new 1,350-hp Daimler Benz DB 601E.
  • 1939 – The Willoughby Delta 8 (or delta F), British small twin-engined aerodynamic test bed for a proposed flying wing airliner, crashes killing pilot Hugh Olley and the Delta's designer, Percival Willoughby.
  • 1938 – “Yankee Clipper” completes First passenger flight over Atlantic.
  • 1938 – Howard Hughes, with crew members Harry Connor, Tom Thurlow, Richard Stoddart and Ed Lund, begin a record-breaking round-the-world flight in a specially modified Lockheed Super Electra. They cut in half the time set by Wiley Post 1933; their flying time is 71 hours, 11 min, 10 seconds.
  • 1935 – Bell Aircraft Corporation is founded in Buffalo, New York.
  • 1929 – First flight of the Macchi M.67, Italian racing seaplane designed for the Schneider Trophy race.
  • 1924 – Japanese aircraft sink a ship for the first time, when Imperial Japanese Navy bombers use level bombing from an average height of 1,000 m (3,281 feet) over the course of four hours to sink the retired coast defense battleship Iwami off Yokosuka.
  • 1922 – The Aircraft Development Corporation is incorporated in Michigan in the United States. It later changes its name to Detroit Aircraft Corporation.
  • 1919 – Death of Jean Marie Dominique Navarre, French WWI fighter ace. While practicing for a flight through the Arc de Triomphe, Navarre crashed his plane and died at Villacoublay.
  • 1919 – British rigid airship, R-34, takes off from Long Island, New York, for a trip back to Pulham, Norfolk, for the First Atlantic double-crossing (return flight).
  • 1916 – First flight of The Savoia-Pomilio SP.2, Italian biplane reconnaissance and bomber aircraft, refined version of the SP.1, basic configuration from the Farman MF.11.
  • 1914July 10-11, German Reinhold Böhm flies his Albatros-biplane 24 hours and 12 min without refueling and nonstop. This one-man-flight record lasted until 1927.
  • 1910Walter Brookins attained an altitude of 6,175 feet in a Wright biplane on 9 Jul 1910, becoming the First to fly a mile high and wins a prize of $5,000 for his feat.
  • 1897 – Birth of Carlo Tosi, Italian WWI pilot.
  • 1877 – Birth of Hélène Dutrieu, Belgian – French cycling world champion, stunt cyclist, stunt motorcyclist, automobile racer, stunt driver, pioneer aviator, wartime ambulance driver, and director of a military hospital.

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