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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: May 5th

Posted May 5, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

Cinco de Mayo is a busy day in aviation: Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space, Eastern Flight 855 narrowly averts near Miami, two unrelated hijackings on the same day in 1972, the merger of Air France with KLM and much more…

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