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On This Day: September 11

Aviation events for September 11

1920: Edison Mouton flies into Marina Field, San Francisco, to complete the 1st US transcontinental airmail flight. Having left from New York, it took Mouton and his crew over 75 hours to complete the feat.
1929: The Fokker F-32 four-engined luxury airliner makes its 1st US flight at Teterboro Airport.
1932: Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 (International Tourist Plane Contest) winners, are killed in a plane crash when their RWD 6 crashed into the ground during a storm.
1941: Ground-breaking for the construction of the Pentagon, which was attacked exactly 60 years later in a terrorist attack involving a crashed hijacked airliner in 2001.
1946: North American XFJ-1, prototype of the FJ Fury, the first jet aircraft to enter service with the US Navy.
1968: An Air France Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III (registration F-BOHB) operating the Ajaccio, Corsica - Nice sector as Flight 1611 crashed into the sea near Cap d'Antibes off Nice with the loss of all 95 lives on board. The accident occurred while the flight deck crew attempted an emergency landing at Côte d'Azur Airport, following the detection of a fire in the aircraft's rear cabin 21 minutes after takeoff from Ajaccio. The accident investigators believed that the fire had started in the right lavatory and galley area.
Vision Air Haiti Britten-Norman BN-2A Mk.III Trislander (HH-RPL) at  Miami - Opa Locka, United States
1971: First flight of the Britten-Norman Trislander.
1974: Eastern Airlines Flight 212, a DC-9 (N898FE), fell short of the runway at Charlotte -Douglas International Airport, killing 72 of the 82 onboard, including the father and two brothers of comedian Stephen Colbert. The crash was attributed to the flight crew’s lack of altitude awareness and cockpit discipline.
1974: First flight of the Bell 206L LongRanger N206L.
1991: Continental Express Flight 2574, operated by Britt Airways on an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia (registered N33701), crashed on approach to Bush Interncontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, killing all 14 onb0ard. Missing screws on the horizontal stabilizer were determined to be the cause of the crash.
2001: Airplanes are used as WMD on the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon. Combined with people on the ground, killed a total of 2,993 people.
bmibaby Boeing 737-3Q8 (G-TOYD) at  Belfast - George Best City, United Kingdom
2012: bmibaby ceases operations.

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