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11 years ago today Polish Presidential plane crashed killing all 96 onboard including President Lech Kaczynski

11 years ago today Polish Presidential plane crashed killing all 96 onboard including President Lech Kaczynski

PLF 101, the aircraft involved in the accident, seen in 2008 – Credits:  Dmitry Karpezo  The Smolensk air disaster occurred 11 years ago on 10 April 2010, when a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft of the Polish Air Force crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk, killing all 96 people on board. …

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66 Years Ago Today Two Airforce Pilots Broke The Speed Record From Los Angeles to New York

66 Years Ago Today Two Airforce Pilots Broke The Speed Record From Los Angeles to New York

Col. Robert R. Scott waves from the cockpit of his Republic F-84F Thunderstreak after completing a record-breaking transcontinental flight, 9 March 1955. (AP Photo) 66 years ago today two air force pilots from Des Moines broke the speed record from Los Angeles to New York, making a nonstop flight in …

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When a USAF B-52D Bomber Crashed With Two live Nuclear Bombs In Savage Mountain

When a USAF B-52D Bomber Crashed With Two live Nuclear Bombs In Savage Mountain

Image Credits: Buzz One Four documentary film by Matt McCormick Via Youtube On 13 January 1964, USAF B-52D Stratofortress Callsign “Buzz 14” crashed with two live, 9 mega-ton B53 thermonuclear bombs at Savage Mountain, Garrett County (near Frostburg, Maryland). 1964 Savage Mountain B-52 crash The B-52D was returning to Georgia from Massachusetts …

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Here’s How F-4 Phantom II Sets an Absolute Altitude Record During Project Top Flight

Here's How F-4 Phantom II Sets an Absolute Altitude Record During Project Top Flight

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1961 with the Navy. The F-4 Phantom II remained in service till 1996. As of 2020, 62 …

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That Time When Indonesian Air Force Scramble Jets To Intercept Royal Australian Air Force Jets

That Time When Indonesian Air Force Scramble Jets To Intercept Royal Australian Air Force Jets

Indonesia Hawk 209 on a training sortie over Banda Aceh iEPA picn 2018 – Credits: on September 16, 1999, a close encounter between Indonesian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force allegedly occurred that could have potentially led to a deadly aerial encounter between an Australian F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter …

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