February 25 in aviation: Brindejonc des Moulinais tried to reach two European capitals.
On February 25, 1913, the aviator who had held a pilot's license only since March 23, 1911 (Patent No. 448), Marcel Georges Brindejonc des Moulinais, attempted to travel to two European capitals by plane. The Frenchman from Villacoublay airfield and wanted to get to London and then to Brussels.
A trip to Great Britain and Belgium that he will not complete in the pilot's desired time. The aircraft was a Morane-Saulnier monoplane with a Chauvière propeller and powered by a Gnome engine. The weather was unfavorable, the conditions were not optimal for the flight, and the fog played a decisive role.
Leaving shortly after 9 am in France, on February 25, 1913, Marcel Georges Brindejonc des Moulinais arrived at Hendon airfield at exactly 13:55 local time. As for the rest of his trip to Brussels, it will be postponed. Only three days later, on February 28, it will land in Brussels.
Other aviation events on February 25th.
February 25, 1969, Germany paid $ 5 million to a Palestinian terrorist group to ransom passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet on February 23. Both passengers and crew Lufthansa Flight 649 and the aircraft, a Boeing 747-230B, were "released" after the terrorists received the ransom.