Milestones in aviation

On this day in 1947 Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to fly around the Earth.

On the same day exactly 10 years later, a mysterious object reportedly crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. The Army said it was a weather balloon, but … well, you’ve heard the theories.

Today also marks Baya Bakari’s return to her family in Paris. She appears to be the sole survivor of a Yemenia Airlines crash in the Indian Ocean.

What a strange collection of aviation milestones.

At least one of them had a (somewhat) happy ending …

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