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18 October 2012 : Syrian Air Force jets destroy two residential buildings and a mosque in the rebel-held town of Maarrat al-Nu'man, reportedly killing at least 44 people.
18 October 2011 : Iran Air Flight 742, a Boeing 727-200, from Moscow, Russia to Tehran, Iran lands without nose gear at Mehrabad International Airport. All 94 passengers and 14 crew members survive without injuries.
18 October 2002 : Boeing reveals its Bird of Prey stealth technology demonstrator, which has conducted a number of flights during the period 1996 to 1999.
18 October 2002 : Two Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets collide during Air Combat Maneuvering off the Southern California coast and crash into Pacific 80 mi SW of Monterey, California. All four crew (two Pilots and two WSOs) are KWF.
18 October 1993 : Launch: Space Shuttle Columbia STS-58 at 10:53 am EDT. Mission highlights: Spacelab mission.
18 October 1989 : Launch: Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-34 at 12:53:40 EDT. Mission highlights: Galileo Jupiter probe deployment, IMAX.
18 October 1983 : Pan Am and American Airlines announce they will trade aircraft; Pan Am will send 15 McDonnell Douglas DC-10s to American in exchange for 8 Boeing 747s. It is the first time in history two airlines agree to a swap.
18 October 1979 : First flight of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80
18 October 1967 : The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.
18 October 1958 : The last Canadian-built North American Sabre, the 1815th produced, was delivered to representatives of West Germany.

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