On This Day in Aviation History
On This Day in Aviation History: April 3rd
2007: A French TGV sets a new train speed record of 357.2 mph (574.8 km/h).
1996: A US Air Force CT-43A crashes into a hill on approach to Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia, killing US Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown and all 29 other passengers and five crew on board. The military variant of the Boeing 737-200 had descended below the minimum approach altitude for the area, blamed on the crew being unfamiliar with the airport’s IFR NDB approach.
1981: Pan Am founder Juan Trippe dies in Los Angeles.
1953: BOAC launches weekly service to Tokyo aboard a de Havilland DH 106 Comet.
1933: The first flight over Mount Everest is made by two British aircraft.