March 7 in aviation: the first flights of some planes and plane crashes.
On March 7, 1924, the French aviator Barbot tried to break the world record for altitude. It will be a failed attempt because his plane returned to the ground due to engine problems.
Joseph Sadi-Lecointe thus keeps the record he set on October 30, 1923, when he managed to fly at an altitude of 11.145 meters.
Other aviation events on March 7.
The first flight of the Antonov An-10 aircraft.
On March 7, 1957, the first flight of the Antonov An-10 aircraft took place.
A Boeing 707 Skymaster Airlines plane crashes in São Paulo.
On March 7, 2001, a Boeing 707-331 C (PT-MST) Skymaster Airlines plane crashed in São Paulo, Brazil, after a heavy landing. The cargo flight had three crew members on board, who survived, although the aircraft was eventually destroyed.
Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 crashed on landing at Indonesia's Adisucipto International Airport.
On March 7, 2007, Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 crashed at Indonesia's Adisucipto International Airport, killing 22 of the 138 people on board. The Boeing 737-497 aircraft, registered in PK-GZC, reaches almost twice the proper landing speed after the pilots forgot to lower the flaps.
The captain ignored both warnings of the aircraft and the request of the first officer to continue flying. He was later charged with manslaughter and found guilty of negligence for all six counts.