This Day in History :: 28 July
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28 July 2012 : Attack helicopters support a Syrian government tank attack against Free Syrian Army positions in Aleppo.
28 July 2011 : Asiana Airlines Flight 991, a Boeing 747-400F, crashes 112 kilometers (70 mi) west of Jeju Island, South Korea, killing the two crew.
28 July 2011 : A General Dynamics F-16C Block 30H Fighting Falcon, 87-296, c/n 5C-557, of the 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama Air National Guard, flying out of Montgomery Air National Guard Base, overruns the runway at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The nose gear collapsed, the nose radome broke and the air-frame skidded to a stop. Pilot was uninjured.
28 July 2010 : The 2010 Alaska C-17 crash occurred when a United States Air Force military transport plane crashed on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska with the loss of all four crew aboard. The aircraft involved was a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (tail number 00-0173) and the crash is believed to be the first fatal accident involving a C-17. The crew were preparing for Elmendorf’s Arctic Thunder Air Show, which went ahead three days later as a tribute.
28 July 2010 : Airblue Flight 202, an Airbus A321, crashes into a hill in the Margalla Hills north-east of Islamabad apparently due to bad weather resulting in 146 passengers and 6 crew members perished. It is the first fatal accident involving an Airbus A321 and Pakistan's worst air disaster.
28 July 2010 : A United States Air Force Boeing C-17A Lot XII Globemaster III, 00-0173, c/n P-73, "Spirit of the Aleutians", callsign Sitka 43, of the 3d Wing, on a training mission, crashed at ~1822 hrs. into a wooded area on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska killing 3 members of the Alaska Air National Guard and 1 member of the US Air Force.
28 July 2010 : An Iraqi military Mil Mi-17 helicopter crashes in a sandstorm. Five-member crew is killed.
28 July 2009 : Cambodian airline Cambodia Angkor Air commences operations.
28 July 2008 : Deceased: Margaret Ringenberg, 87, an American aviator, who had logged more than 40,000 hours, natural causes.
28 July 2003 : First flight of the Adam A700 AdamJet

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