This Day in History :: 20 May
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20 May 2009 : A Lockheed C-130 Hercules of the Indonesian Air Force crashes at Magetan killing 97 people on board the aircraft and a further two on the ground.
20 May 2009 : The 2009 Indonesia C-130H Hercules crash was an aircraft accident in Indonesia on May 20, 2009. The Indonesian Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules airplane was carrying 112 people (98 passengers and 14 crew) and crashed at about 6:30 local time (23:30 UTC), while flying from Jakarta to eastern Java. The crash resulted in at least 98 deaths, 5 of which occurred on impact when the plane ploughed through a neighborhood, striking at least four houses before skidding into a paddy, in the village of Geplak. Two people on the ground were killed. At least 70 others had been taken to a local hospital. Authorities believe that there is still 1 missing body.
20 May 2003 : First flight of the SpaceShipOne (first captive flight, unmanned)
20 May 1982 : A Dassault Mirage III of the Brazillian Air Force crashed, two crew killed.
20 May 1978 : McDonnell Douglas delivers its 5,000th F-4 Phantom II aircraft, twenty years after the first flight of the prototype.
20 May 1977 : Introduction: Embraer EMB 121 Xingu
20 May 1977 : First flight of the Sukhoi T-10 (prototype of Sukhoi Su-27)
20 May 1973 : First flight of the PZL M-15 Belphegor
20 May 1971 : Boeing announces that it has canceled its Supersonic Transport (SST) project.
20 May 1967 : American aircraft strike military targets in downtown Hanoi.

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