On This Day in Aviation History
On This Day in Aviation History: December 22nd
1999 – Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747-2B5F registered HL7451, crashes on takeoff from London Heathrow. The cockpit crew had ignored comparator warning alarms after takeoff, and crashed from an altitude of 2,500 ft, killing all 4 crewmembers.
1966 – First flight of the Dassault Mirage F1.
1966 – The Northrop HL-10 lifting body makes its first gliding flight at Edwards Air Force Base.
1964 – The SR-71 Blackbird makes its maiden flight.
1930 – The Tupolev ANT-6 bomber makes its first flight in USSR.