On This Day in Aviation History
On This Day in Aviation History: September 22nd
2003 – David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon from New Brunswick, Canada to Ireland.
1995 – A U.S. Air Force E-3 Sentry (Callsign Yukla 27, serial number 77-0354), crashes shortly after take off from Elmendorf AFB, AK. The plane lost power to both port side engines after these engines ingested several Canada Geese during takeoff. The aircraft went down in a heavily wooded area about two miles northeast of the runway, killing all 24 crew members on board.
1972 - Boeing sells their 1,000th copy of the 727, a record for airliners at the time.
1966 – The Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon due to a mid-course correction failure.
1950 - An F-84 Thunderjet completes the first crossing of the Atlantic by a jet fighter.
1902 - England’s first powered airship takes flight.