Today in History :: Aviation day in history website and APIen-us<![CDATA[2012-08-23 :: The Syrian Air Force makes heavy strikes against rebel forces attacking Syrian government positions in Abu Kamal.]]><![CDATA[2012-08-23 :: Caught in a sudden thunderstorm, a hot-air balloon carrying tourists on a sighteeing trip attempts an emergency landing in Slovenia's Ljubljana Marshes, but strikes trees, crashes, and catches fire. Four of the 32 people on board are killed and the remainder are injured.]]><![CDATA[2009-08-23 :: South East Asian Airlines Flight 014, a Dornier Do-328-100, registration RP-C6328, overruns the runway on landing at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippines, and is substantially damaged, but is to be repaired.]]><![CDATA[2009-08-23 :: Danish airline Wings of Bornholm commences operations.]]><![CDATA[2005-08-23 :: TANS Peru Flight 204, a Boeing 737-200, crashes near Pucallpa, Peru. Forty of the 92 passengers on board, as well as four of the six crew members, perish.]]><![CDATA[2000-08-23 :: Gulf Air Flight 072, an Airbus A320, crashes into the Persian Gulf off Manama, Bahrain while attempting to land. All 143 passengers and eight crew members are killed.]]><![CDATA[1993-08-23 :: The Russian Air Force flies open skies missions over Luftwaffe bases]]><![CDATA[1990-08-23 :: A new Air Force One, a modified Boeing 747-200 B, is delivered to the Air Force and President George H. W. Bush.]]><![CDATA[1990-08-23 :: First flight of the Boeing VC-25]]><![CDATA[1983-08-23 :: First flight of the Boeing Skyfox]]>