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On This Day: October 12

Aviation events for October 12

1976: The NASA/U.S. Army rotor systems research aircraft produced by Sikorsky as the S-72 makes its first flight.
1997: Singer John Denver dies when the Rutan Long EZ he is piloting crashes into the Pacific Ocean off Pacific Grove, California.
2010: Transafrik International Flight 662, operated by Lockheed L-100 Hercules 5X-TUC crashed into a mountain 19 miles (31 km) east of Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, killing all eight crew.

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