March 6 in aviation: world records and plane crashes.
On March 6, 1911, Louis Breguet flew under the supervision of the chronometer, M. Salomon, and the commissioner of the Aéro-Club, M. Delangre. The aviator flew a biplane, powered by a REP engine, to make this attempt. Thus, the speed record was broken.
With Mr. Boland and Lieutenant Peralda as passengers, Louis Breguet managed to cover 100 kilometers in one hour, 15 minutes and 17 seconds.
Other aviation events on March 6.
Martin begins production of B-57 aircraft.
On March 6, 1951, the Martin company won production rights for British Electric Canberra under the name B-57.
The B-52H aircraft is flying for the first time.
On March 6, 1961, the B-52 H aircraft made its first flight. The Model H is still in operation today.
Air France flight 212 crashed in La Soufriere.
On March 6, 1968, Air France Flight 212 crashed on the northwestern slope of Mount La Soufrière in Guadeloupe. The accident killed 63 people, passengers and crew on board.
A new world speed record is set.
On March 6, 1990, the last flight of the SR-71 Blackbird took place, when Lieutenant Colonel Ed Yielding (pilot) and Joseph Vida (reconnaissance officer) flew the US Air Force aircraft SR-71 A, registered 61- 17972, from Palmdale (California) to Dulles International Airport (Virginia), setting a world record.
The race from Los Angeles, California, California to Washington DC lasted 1 h 4 min 20 seconds at an average speed of 3.424 km / h. The aircraft is on display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.
Flight 6289 Air Algérie took off the runway at take-off from Tamanrasset.
On March 6, 2003, Flight 6289 Air Algérie, a Boeing 737-200 aircraft, took off from the runway at take-off from Tamanrasset, Algeria. 96 of the 97 passengers and all 6 crew members died.
Turkish Airlines has started operating two flights a week to Mogadishu.
On March 6, 2012, Turkish Airlines began operating two flights a week from Istanbul (Turkey) via Khartoum (Sudan) to Mogadishu (Somalia), becoming the first major East African airline to offer commercial flights to Mogadishu. , in over 20 years. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ was on board the first flight.