Wilbur and Orville Wright make their first flight of 1905 in Huffman Prairie, Ohio, in their new Flyer III, the first practical airplane in history.
The first large airplane designed exclusively as a bomber makes its first flight in Russia. Known as the “Russki Vityaz,” (Russian Knight) it was designed by Igor Sikorsky and built by the RBVZ [Russko-Baltijskij Vagonnyj Zavod (Russo-Baltic Cart Works)].
The prototype Focke-Wulf A 16 monoplane makes its first flight. Capable of carrying four passengers, it is the first product of Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau GmbH.
Sanjay Gandhi, son of Indira Gandhi, dies when his private aerobatic biplane has an accident.
Air India Flight 182, a Boeing 747, explodes off the Irish coast, killing all 329 on board. A terrorist bomb is suspected, but never confirmed.
The RAF Retire the Canberra from service after 55 years.