Today in History :: Aviation day in history website and APIen-us<![CDATA[2009-12-11 :: First flight of the Airbus A400M Atlas]]><![CDATA[2006-12-11 :: CH-53E Super Stallion 164785 from HMH-465 carrying 21 personnel crashes in Al Anbar Province. The helicopter experienced a brownout killing 1 and injuring 17. Helicopter was written off.]]><![CDATA[2003-12-11 :: AH-64D Apache from 1&ndash;101st Aviation Regiment crash-lands due to the APU clutch failing and starting a fire in flight and subsequently is burned to the ground 15 miles (24&#160;km) south of Mosul. The pilots survived.]]><![CDATA[2000-12-11 :: The 18th Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey, BuNo 165440, of VMMT-204, with only 157.7 flight hours, crashes in a remote wooded area ~10 miles from MCAS New River, Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA, after a leak in a chafed hydraulic line causes an engine to fail and a glitch in the flight control software prevents the pilots from maintaining control of the aircraft; all 4 crew members are killed.]]><![CDATA[1999-12-11 :: A SATA International British Aerospace APT crashes on Sao Jorge Island in the Azores. All 35 people on board die.]]><![CDATA[1998-12-11 :: Thai Airways International Flight 261, an Airbus A310, crashes during poor weather near Surat Thani, Thailand. Of the 146 people on board, 102 are killed]]><![CDATA[1994-12-11 :: A bomb explodes on board Philippine Airlines Flight 434, a Boeing 747, killing one passenger, in a prelude to the terrorist Bojinka plot. Despite subsequent difficulties in controlling the aircraft, the crew succeeds in making an emergency landing at Naha, Okinawa.]]><![CDATA[1986-12-11 :: First flight of the McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle]]><![CDATA[1981-12-11 :: Spacelab 1 arrives at the Kennedy Space Center.]]><![CDATA[1981-12-11 :: First flight of the OMAC Laser 300]]>