On This Day in Aviation History
On This Day in Aviation History: September 16th
2007: One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 crashes on landing in Phuket International Airport after a failed go-around during extreme windshear conditions, breaking into two pieces on an embankment next to the runway. The crash of the MD-82 (registered HS-OMG) killed 90 of the 130 onboard. Investigators blame the crash on pilot error, as the pilot decided to land even though the control tower warned them about the difficult time the previous aircraft had.
1975: The prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-31 makes its first flight.
1914: In the midst of World War I, Canada’s Minister of Militia and Defense authorizes the formation of the Canadian Aviation Corps. At its peak it would served by three (3) personnel and a single aircraft, a Burgess-Dunne two-seater float plane. The Corps would be disbanded the following year, and then succeeded by the creation of the also-short-lived Canadian Air Force in 1918. The Royal Canadian Air Force would be established in 1924, and is today known as the Canadian Forces Air Command.