This Day in History :: 17 September
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17 September 2009 : An Indonesian Air Force FFA AS-202 Bravo on a routine training flight crashes into a rice field in Sragen, Central Java killing the pilot.
17 September 2006 : In the 2006 Nigerian Air Force Dornier 228 crash, fifteen are killed, including many senior officers.
17 September 2001 : Grozny Mil Mi-8 crash in Chechnya killed 13 Russian military personnel, mostly senior military officers including two generals.
17 September 1997 : First flight of the Antonov An-140
17 September 1993 : The F/A-18 Hornet logs its 2 millionth flying hour – Achieved in only ten years of operations.
17 September 1987 : McDonnell-Douglas KC-10A Extender, 82-0190, c/n 48212, written off in ramp fire after explosion while undergoing maintenance at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, killing crew chief.
17 September 1984 : First flight of the Avtek 400 N400AV
17 September 1981 : Near Sardinia, Italy, a USMC Sikorsky CH-53C Sea Stallion helicopter crashes while attempting to land aboard the USS Guadalcanal during training exercises, killing all five crewmen.
17 September 1976 : The prototype Space Shuttle Enterprise, built by Rockwell International (North American), rolls out. Its 9-month approach and landing test program lasts from Jan. 31 to Oct. 26, 1977.
17 September 1974 : Entered Service: F-14 Tomcat with VF-1 and VF-2 aboard USS Enterprise

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