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On This Day: November 21

Aviation events for November 21

1783: The 1st free or untethered human flight takes place when Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier flies as high as 500 feet and travels 5 miles over Paris in a Montgolfier hot-air balloon.
1981: Aeroflot is banned from flying to the United States, after an earlier Aeroflot flight that overflew American military installations, straying from its supposed flight path.
1989: British Airways Boeing 747 narrowly misses crashing into the Penta hotel near Heathrow Airport

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