The first airplane flight in Switzerland is made by German Capt. P. Englehardt who takes off in a Wright Flyer from a frozen lake in St. Moritz.
The first attempt at crossing the South Atlantic by flight is made by Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral in a Fairey III. They needed to use three of the aircraft to complete the trip from Lisbon to Rio de Janerio.
The first Canadian woman to obtain a pilot’s license, Miss Eileen M. Vollick, passes her flight test in Hamilton, Ontario on Curtiss aircraft.
U. S. interest in flight is so popular that courses in aviation are being taught at this point in 14,000 of America’s 25,686 high schools.
An Avro Lancaster of No. 617 Squadron RAF drops the first 22,000 lb (9,980 kg) Grand Slam bomb.
The Australian airline Qantas begins a survey flight from Rose Bay, Sydney to Valparaiso, Chile with a Catalina (VH - ASA).
A BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) Lockheed L-749A (G-ALAM) crashes in Kallang Singapore, killing 33 of the 40 on-board. Pilot fatigue is blamed for the aircraft falling short of the runway and striking a concrete wall.
South African Airways Flight 406, a Vickers Viscount 818 (ZS-CVA) crashes into the sea while on approach to East London, South Africa. The Captain suffers a fatal heart attack and the First Officer is unable to regain control of the aircraft. All 25 on the aircraft perish.
Apollo 9 ends after a 10-day test of the Lunar Module in Earth’s lower orbit.
Sierra Pacific Airlines Flight 806 strays off course and collides with terrain in Bishop, California. All 36 aboard perish on the Convair CV-440 (N4819C).
An Iranian Air Force Lockheed C-130 crashes in Mashhad, Iran after reporting an engine failure.
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium commences flight operations.