February 28 in aviation: speed record, space explorations, plane crashes

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On February 28, 1920, the French pilot Jean Casale set the world speed record on board his passenger plane, climbing at an altitude of 7.300 meters, over Villacoublay and managing to break the world speed record.

While on board a Spad-Herbemont aircraft, he had three passengers as passengers: the Aero-Club commissioner, Lieutenant Loubignac, accompanied by two MM timers, Carpe and Gaudichard, who were tasked with checking his performance.


Jean Casale will perform a magnificent flight during which he will record an average speed of 283.464 kilometers per hour.

Other aviation events on February 28th.

The premiere of the last episode of the series M * A * S * H ​​took place.

February 28, 1983, the premiere of the last episode of the series M * A * S * H ​​takes place. It aired in the United States, becoming the most-watched television episode in history, with over 105 million viewers in the United States. Episode 256 was titled "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen".


The Atlantis STS-36 Space Shuttle has been launched.

On February 28, 1990, the Atlantis STS-36 Space Shuttle was launched at 2:50:22 EST. It was the sixth ranked DoD mission. On this occasion, the fog recognition satellite was also tested.

Carpatair Flight 128 landed urgently at Traian Vuia International Airport.

February 28, 2009, Carpatair Flight 128, a Saab 2000 aircraft, registered YR-SBI, landed urgently at Traian Vuia International Airport with the wheel locked in the raised position. An emergency landing was successfully performed on the runway partially covered with foam. The nose area of ​​the aircraft was damaged.


A Sukhoi Su-30Mk2 plane crashed in Russia.

On February 28, 2012, a Russian Sukhoi Su-30Mk2 plane crashed in the far east of Russia on a test flight, before the plane was delivered to the Vietnamese Air Force. Both pilots catapulted.

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