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March 10 in aviation: premiere flights and plane crashes.
On March 10, 1925, one of the most remarkable "flying boats", the Southampton Supermarine, made its first flight. At the helm of the aircraft was pilot Henri Biard. The aircraft is an amazing demonstration of the skills of designer RJ Michell.
The plane remained in service for 12 years, longer than any other "flying boat" before Sunderland.
Other events in aviation on March 10.
Pakistan International Airlines was established.
On March 10, 1955, it was established Pakistan International Airline, Pakistan International Airlines, under the administrative control of the Secretary of the Pakistani Government for Aviation. The airline is headquartered at Karachi Jinnah International Airport, while Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport and Islamabad International Airport serve as secondary nodes.
The first flight of the Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft
On March 10, 1978, the first flight of the Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft took place.
Dassault Mirage 2000 it was a fourth-generation French single-engine fighter jet produced by Dassault Aviation. It was designed in the late 1970s as a light aircraft for the French Air Force. Mirage 2000 evolved into an aircraft with several developed variants, such as the Dassault Mirage 2000N / 2000D ground attack aircraft or the improved Mirage 2000-5 model. More than 600 planes were built, and the plane was exported to eight countries.
Air Ontario flight 1363 crashes immediately after takeoff.
On March 10, 1989, Air Ontario Flight 1363, a Fokker F28, crashed immediately after takeoff from Dryden, Ontario, Canada, due to ice on the wings, killing 24 of the 69 people on board the aircraft.