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On This Day: September 28

Aviation events for September 28

1920: American pilot Howard Rinehart, flying a Dayton-Wright R.B Racer, becomes the 1st person to fly an airplane fitted with retractable landing gear.
1924: Two U.S. Army planes land after an around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, after 57 stops.
1934: Lufthansa, Germany's national airline flies its millionth customer.
1965: An AIM-47 missile was fired from a YF-12A at Mach 3.2 flying at 75,000 feet. Themissile missed its intended target 36 miles away flying at 40,000 feet by less than 7 feet.
1980: Iraqi Tupolev Tu-22s land in Riyadh after bombing Iran.
1988: First Flight of the Ilyushin Il-96.
1992: Pakistan International Airlines Flight 268, a Airbus A300-203 (registered) AP-BCP), crashed into a mountain in Kathmandu, killing all 167 people on-board. The aircraft was on approach to land in a valley, when they descended below their cleared altitude, striking a cloud-covered hillside.

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