The Wright brothers arrive at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to begin tests of their 1st powered aircraft.
First flight of the Northrop F-5F Tiger II 73-0889.
Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182, a Boeing 727 airliner, collides with a Cessna 172 over San Diego, California. There were no survivors on either plane, and with the seven fatalities on the ground the total number of lives lost was 144, making it the worst air disaster in California history to date.
America West Airlines merges operations with US Air.
An unmanned F-16 breaks the sound barrier.