Today in History :: Aviation day in history website and APIen-us<![CDATA[2010-06-19 :: Aero Service CASA C-212 Aviocar TN-AFD crashed in the Republic of the Congo killing all eleven people on board, including Australian mining magnate Ken Talbot]]><![CDATA[2010-06-19 :: 2010 Air Service Berlin Douglas C-47 crash was a Berlin Air Services Douglas DC-3 D-CXXX that crashed shortly after take-off from Berlin Schonefeld Airport on a local sightseeing flight. Eight people were injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged.]]><![CDATA[2009-06-19 :: A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24MR Fencer crashes near the village of Kostino-Bystrianska, Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia. The aircraft from the 1st Composite Air Division, North Caucasus Military District suffered a mechanical fault forcing the 2 crew to eject safely after several aborted landings. The Russian Airforce fleet of Sukhoi Su-24 was grounded for technical inspection after 2 accidents in a week.]]><![CDATA[2003-06-19 :: AH-64A Apache 87-0498 of R Troop, 4th Squadron, 3d ACR makes hard landing following inflight fire. Helicopter is written off.]]><![CDATA[2002-06-19 :: (June 19 and July 3) First solo non-stop balloon flight around the Earth: Steve Fossett&mdash;from Northam, Western Australia to Queensland, Australia, on a 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. Taking a total time of 13 days, 8 hours, 33 min.]]><![CDATA[1994-06-19 :: Royal Air Force BAe 146 CC.2 ZE700, operated by No. 32 Squadron RAF and flown by HRH The Prince of Wales overran the runway at Islay Airport, Argyll and Bute. The aircraft had been landed downwind. There were no injuries amongst the eleven people on board although the aircraft suffered substantial damage when the nose gear collapsed. The aircraft was subsequently repaired and returned to service.]]><![CDATA[1992-06-19 :: A U.S. Navy Sikorsky H-53 crashes into a river near Virginia Beach, Virginia, this date, apparently killing all seven aboard, authorities said. The helicopter crashed during a training flight, said Cmdr. Stephen Honda, a spokesman for the Navy's Atlantic Fleet air force. Meanwhile, two Army fliers were killed Friday when their Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter crashed during a training exercise near Fort Irwin, California, an Army spokesman said.]]><![CDATA[1981-06-19 :: Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified.]]><![CDATA[1980-06-19 :: Sikorsky delivers its last of the S-61 commercial helicopeters.]]><![CDATA[1976-06-19 :: Maj Rudy Willhauk, 414 Squadron North Bay, reached 3000 hrs on a CF-100 Canuck aircraft.]]>