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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: April 12th

Posted April 12, 2011 by Matt Molnar

A day of major space milestones: Russia Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space and the US launches the first Space Shuttle 20 years later. Also, a British Airways Concorde loses part of its rudder, the first passenger flight from London to Paris, and more…

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Wreckage of Polish Air Force Tu-154M 101 in Smolensk, Russia
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Polish President Publicly Ridiculed Pilot Following 2008 Flight Diversion

Posted April 12, 2010 by Matt Molnar

The crew of the doomed Polish Air Force jet which crashed on Saturday—killing the President and other top Polish officials—may have felt pressured to land in dangerous conditions.

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