Wilbur Wright and a French writer make the 1st passenger flight of over one hour.
Lieutenants John Macready and O.G. Kelly set a new world flight endurance record, staying aloft in their Fokker T-2 monoplane for a total of 35 hours, 18 minutes and 30 seconds.
Hawaiian Airlines commences operations.
Sociedad Aeronautica de Medellin (SAM) is founded.
United Airlines Flight 409, en route from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah, crashed into Medicine Bow Peak, near Centennial, Wyoming, killing all 63 passengers and 3 crew. At the time, this was the deadliest crash in American commercial aviation history. Read more...
Egypt and Syria launch air strikes on Israel, starting the Yom Kippur War. The conflict lasts 18 days.
Cubana Flight 455, a Douglas DC-8, bombed by Anti-Castro terrorists.
First flight of the Mikoyan MiG-29.
NLM Cityhopper Flight 431 encounters a tornado, loses a wing, breaks up in air, and crashes near Moerdijk, Netherlands.
First flight of the FMA IA 63 Pampa.
Aerorepublica begins operations as Copa Airlines – Colombia.