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September 25, 2009

On This Day in Aviation History: September 25th

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By: Phil Derner Jr.
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Hans Wendt of the San Diego County Public Relations Office was able to capture two photos of the falling PSA aircraft, and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his shots.
Hans Wendt of the San Diego County Public Relations Office was able to capture two photos of the falling PSA aircraft, and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his shots.
Hans Wendt of the San Diego County Public Relations Office was able to capture two photos of the falling PSA aircraft, and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his shots.

Hans Wendt of the San Diego County Public Relations Office was able to capture two photos of the falling PSA aircraft, and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his shots.

1978 – PSA Flight 1982, a 727-200 (registered N533PS) collides with a Cessna 172 (registration N7711G) while on approach to Sand Diego Airport, killing 144 people, 7 of them on the ground. The blame for the crash was place on the PSA crew for not reporting to ATC that they had lost visual contact with the Cessna.

1955 - The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.

1929 – Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field, proving that full Instrument Flying from takeoff to landing is possible.

1903 – The Wright Brothers arrives in Kitty Hawk, NC, for testing of their powered flight airplanes.