Today in History :: Aviation day in history website and APIen-us<![CDATA[2011-12-10 :: Beechcraft 65-80 Queen Air crash occurred when a Beechcraft 65-80 Queen Air cargo plane crashed into the Felixberto Serrano Elementary School near Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, killing at least 14 people including the three crew members on board the aircraft, and injuring over 20 people. Approximately 50 houses in the residential area were set ablaze by the subsequent fire caused by the plane crash. The cause of the crash, as well as the identities of the victims is still unknown.]]><![CDATA[2006-12-10 :: A Bell 412SP air ambulance helicopter crashed near Cajon Pass, killing the three member crew.]]><![CDATA[2005-12-10 :: Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 with 110 people on board, crashes during landing in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. One hundred and seven people die.]]><![CDATA[2004-12-10 :: Two CT-114 Tutors from Canada's Snowbirds aerobatic team collide at the top of a loop during practice while training near Mossbank, Saskatchewan over Mossbank Airfield. Captain Miles Selby, pilot of '8' was killed instantly, but Captain Chuck Mallet was thrown clear of the wreckage of '9', released his lap belt and pulled his chute release, landing with minor injuries.]]><![CDATA[2004-12-10 :: The United States Federal Aviation Administration issues an Emergency Airworthiness Directive effectively grounding the entire U. S. fleet of Beechcraft T-34 Mentor aircraft. The AD is in response to fatal in-flight structural failure accidents during simulated aerial combat flights.]]><![CDATA[1999-12-10 :: A United States Air Force Lockheed C-130E Hercules, 63-7854, of 61st Airlift Squadron, 463d Airlift Group, crashes during landing at Ahmed Al Jaber air base, Kuwait City, Kuwait, killing three of the 94 people on board. Investigation report, released 31 March 2000, blamed crew complacency and failure to follow governing directives during approach to the runway, failing to monitor instruments, a critical function for night flying in reduced visibility.]]><![CDATA[1998-12-10 :: Captain Michael VandenBos of the Snowbirds aerobatic team dies in a midair collision between two CT-114 Tutors during training near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.]]><![CDATA[1976-12-10 :: Wings release triple album &ldquo;Wings Across America&rdquo;. (it&rsquo;s a slow history day)]]><![CDATA[1974-12-10 :: Helios 1 is launched by the US and Germany, later to make the closest flyby of the Sun.]]><![CDATA[1973-12-10 :: RAF English Electric Lightning F.3, XP738, 'E', of 111 Squadron, is written off when the undercarriage collapses upon landing at RAF Wattisham, Suffolk. Stripped for spares and consigned to the dump there.]]>