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On This Day: June 10

Aviation events for June 10

1913: Marcel Brindejone des Moulinais wins the Pommeroy cup in Warsaw for the longest flight between sunrise and sunset, flying 900 miles from Paris.
1953: The final experimental test flight for the turbojet powered #3 Douglas D-558-I Skystreak is flown by A. Scott Crossfield.
1967: First flight of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 prototype 23-11/1.
1973: Explorer 49 - USA Solar Probe launched. Solar physics probe placed in lunar orbit.
1984: U.S. missile shot down an incoming missile in space for 1st time.
1990: British Airways Flight 5390, a BAC One-Eleven flight between Birmingham and Málaga, suffered a windscreen blowout due to the fitting of incorrect bolts the previous day. The Captain suffered major injuries after being partially sucked out of the aircraft, however the co-pilot landed the plane safely at Southampton Airport. The captain, Tim Lancaster, despite the physical trauma he suffered, fully recovered and five months later he returned to duty.

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