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On This Day: December 13

Aviation events for December 13

1918: The first flight from England to India is made by A.S. MacLaren, Halley, and McEwen in Handley Page V-1500 four-engined bomber.
1977: A National Jet Services Douglas DC-3 charter plane crashes on takeoff from Evansville, Indiana, en route to Nashville International Airport (BNA), killing all 29 on board, including all but one player and all of the coaches of the University of Evansville men's basketball team. Not long afterwards, the lone player who was not on the flight dies in an automobile accident.
1982: The Boeing 767 enters service with United Air Lines.

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