This Day in History :: 22 January
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22 January 2013 : An American unmanned aerial vehicle attacks a ground vehicle in Yemen's Al Jawf Governorate, killing three suspected al-Qaeda members.
22 January 2013 : The United States announces that the United States Air Force has begun airlifting French military personnel and materiel into Mali, having made five flights thus far.
22 January 2013 : (Overnight) Two Russian Emergencies Ministry transport aircraft carry 77 Russian citizens fleeing the Syrian Civil War from Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, to Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow.
22 January 2011 : Launch of Kounotori 2, or HTV-2, second Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle to resupply the International Space Station (ISS).
22 January 2010 : A Myanmar Air Force Chengdu F-7 fighter crashed while attempting to land at Yangon airport, killing its pilot.
22 January 2008 : A Pakistan Air Force Cessna T-37 Tweet trainer faced mechanical failure while in first solo flight of Pilot Officer Raja Jahanzeb flying over Topi, Pakistan. Declining ejection orders to prevent loss of life on the ground he chose to crash land the plane on a campus road of GIK Institute merely avoiding faculty buildings and blew up into pieces on crashing. The crash killed the pilot and a gardener. Raja Jahanzeb was posthumously awarded Tamgha-e-Basalat (Medal of Good Conduct).
22 January 1998 : First flight of the Boeing 737-600
22 January 1998 : Launch: Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-89 at 9:48:15 pm EST. Mission highlights: Shuttle-Mir docking.
22 January 1992 : Launch: Space Shuttle Discovery STS-42 at 14:52:33 UTC. Mission highlights: Spacelab mission, Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman in space.
22 January 1991 : In the Gulf War, Iraqi antiaircraft artillery downs a Royal Air Force Tornado ground-attack aircraft and the U. S. Army loses an attack helicopter to non-combat causes. Four U. S. Navy A-6E Intruders disable an Iraqi Navy T43 class minesweeper.
22 January 1990 : Launch: Spot-2 satellite, deorbited in July 2009.
22 January 1987 : The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Michelob Light Eagle, piloted by Glenn Tremml, sets a world closed circuit distance record for human-powered aircraft of 58 km (36 miles).
22 January 1985 : Death of Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gromov, famous Russian aviator.
22 January 1982 : A F/A-18 Hornet makes a fully automated landing, its autopilot linked to a ground radar at the Naval Air Test Center Patuxent River
22 January 1973 : The Kano air disaster was a chartered Nigeria Airways Boeing 707-3D3 C passenger flight on 22 January 1973 which crashed and explodes into flames while attempting to land at Kano International Airport. 176 passengers and crew perished in the crash. It is the worst aviation disaster to ever take place in Nigeria.









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