On This Day in Aviation History

January 27, 2012

On This Day in Aviation History: January 27th

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One of Delta's now-retired 737-200s, N317DL, on approach to LaGuardia

2002 – Boeing’s 737 becomes the first airline model in history to rack up a total of 100 million flying hours. The 737 hit the market in 1965.

1982 – Cessna delivers its 1,000th business jet

1972 – Canada’s air traffic controllers go on strike, halting civil aviation across the country.

1967 – Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of Apollo 1 at the Kennedy Space Center.

1939 – Lockheed’s P-38 Lightning makes its first test flight. It would become a vital asset in World War II.

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