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American Airlines Flight 96, June 11, 1972; The Paris DC-10 Crash 1974

At 1919:48 local time on a cool summer’s evening, American Airlines Flight 96 lifted off from runway zero three right (03R) at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport. The date was 11 June 1972. Flight 96 was a DC-10 (Series 10) scheduled service from Detroit to Buffalo and was lightly loaded with only 56 passengers and 11 crew.…

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MiG-15

Role Fighter Manufacturer: Mikoyan-Gurevich First flight: 30 December 1947 Introduction: 1949 Status: Trainers in service Primary users Soviet Air Force PLA Air Force Korean People’s Air Force 41 others Number built: ~12,000 + ~6,000 under licence Developed into Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 was a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB for the Soviet…

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Martin B-57

Bombers with Pakistan Air Force Role: Tactical bomber Manufacturer: Martin First flight: 20 July 1953 Introduction: 1954 Retired: 1983 (USAF); 1985 (Pakistan) Status: Retired (3 still used by NASA) Primary users     United States Air Force Pakistan Air Force Republic of China Air Force Number built: 403 Unit cost: US$1.26 million (B-57B) Developed from: English Electric…

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Indo-Pakistan Theatre

Sabre F-86F-40-NA   Role: Fighter National origin: United States Manufacturer: North American Aviation First flight: 1 October 1947 Introduction: 1949, with USAF Retired: 1994, Bolivia Primary users    United States Air Force; Japan Air Self-Defense Force; Spanish Air Force; Republic of Korea Air Force Number built: 9,860 Unit cost: US$219,457 (F-86E) Developed from: North American FJ-1…

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Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

A German F-104F in 1960. In 1962 this aircraft crashed along with three others after a pilot error Fighters with Pakistan Air Force The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft originally developed by Lockheed for the United States Air Force (USAF). One of the Century Series of fighter aircraft, it was operated…

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Shenyang F 6

Fighters with Pakistan Air Force Mikoyan MIG-19; Shenyang F 6     Built in large numbers than any other version of the MiG-19 and now the only model still serving in substantial numbers, the MiG-19SF has a secondary ground attack role and (apart from the Chinese-built version) is now largely confined to the V-VS FA…