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On This Day: November 4

Aviation events for November 4

1910: The 1st dirigible to fly from England to France is the British non-rigid airship City of Cardiff, built by E.T. Willows.
1964: The first automatic blind landing by a passenger aircraft occurs when a British European Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident lands in dense fog.
1982: Pan Am inaugurates service from Los Angeles to Sydney; at 7,487 non-stop miles (11,979 km), it is the longest non-stop flight in the world.
Qantas Airbus A380-842 (VH-OQA) at  London - Heathrow, United Kingdom
2010: Qantas Flight 32, operated by Airbus A380 VH-OQA suffered an uncontained engine failure over Batam Island, Indonesia. Falling debris injured one person on the ground. The aircraft dumped fuel and returned to Singapore Changi Airport, where a safe landing was made.
2010: Aero Caribbean Flight 883, operated by an ATR 72 crashed at Guasimal, Sancti SpĂ­ritus, Cuba killing all 68 people on board.

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