Today in History :: Aviation day in history website and APIen-us<![CDATA[2003-02-19 :: 2003 Iran Ilyushin Il-76 crash; an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Ilyushin Il-76MD, 15-2280, c/n 0063471155, formerly registered YI-AND, crashes into a mountain in poor weather near Shahdad, Iran. All 18 crew and 284 passengers on board were killed.]]><![CDATA[2002-02-19 :: First flight of the Embraer E-170, a Brazilian narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range, jet airliner.]]><![CDATA[2002-02-19 :: NASA&rsquo;s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.]]><![CDATA[1991-02-19 :: Iraqi antiaircraft artillery shoots down a U. S. Air Force OA-10 A Thunderbolt II airborne forward air control aircraft over Kuwait.]]><![CDATA[1990-02-19 :: First flight of the Scaled Composites ARES, an American demonstrator aircraft built by the company Scaled Composites. ARES is an acronym for Agile Responsive Effective Support.]]><![CDATA[1989-02-19 :: Flying Tiger Line Flight 66, a Boeing 747-247 F cargo aircraft, crashes near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, killing the entire crew of four.]]><![CDATA[1988-02-19 :: First flight of the Boeing 737-400]]><![CDATA[1986-02-19 :: Launch: Mir, a Soviet and later Russian space station.]]><![CDATA[1985-02-19 :: China Airlines Flight 006, a Boeing 747SP, suffers an engine flameout off the coast of California and dives 30,000 feet (9,100&#160;m) before regaining control and landing safely in San Francisco.]]><![CDATA[1985-02-19 :: Iberia Airlines Flight 610, a Boeing 727, crashed into a television antenna installed on the summit of Monte Oiz while landing in Bilbao, Spain. All 141 passengers and 7 crew died in the crash.]]>