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Encyclopedia > 1966 in aviation
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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1966:


Events

January

  • January 17 - a B-52 Stratofortress collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker during aerial refueling near Palomares, Spain. Seven crewmembers are killed in the crash, and two of the B-52's nuclear weapons rupture, scattering radioactive material over the countryside. One bomb lands intact near the town, and another is lost at sea. It is later recovered intact 5 miles (8 km) offshore.

February

March

April

May

  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21s start to appear in the skies over Vietnam

June

  • The Indian Air Force begins re-arming to replace losses from the previous year's skirmishes with Pakistan
  • June 8 - one of the XB-70 Valkyrie prototypes is destroyed in a mid-air collision with a F-104 Starfighter chase plane
  • June 20 - Sheila Scott completes a solo round-the-world flight
  • June 29 - The U.S. Air Force bombs Hanoi for the first time

July

  • July 1 - U.S. Navy aircraft from USS Constellation and USS Hancock sink three North Vietnamese torpedo boats

September

November

December

  • December 6 - the West German Luftwaffe grounds its fleet of F-104s to investigate continuing accidents with the type.

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September

  • Hawker Siddeley Andover with No. 46 Squadron RAF


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  Results from FactBites:
 
1966 Historical Supplement (5902 words)
Aviation Battalion was constituted in the Regular Army and activated 1 February 1957 in Hawaii as the 25
Aviation Battalion is currently organized under TOE 1-75E, 1-76E, 1-77E, and 1-78E dated 15 July 1963, and as amended by General Order Number 4,Headquarters, United States Army Pacific, dated 6 January 1966.
Aviation Battalion, while the complex task of coordinating aerial resupply to all of the tactical units engaged in the pursuit phases of ATTLEBORO was given to the 25
Article for Aviation Digest (2054 words)
The 159th Avn Group is composed of one general support aviation battalion, one assault helicopter battalion, one light utility helicopter battalion, and one medium lift helicopter battalion from the ARNG.
The aviation groups assigned to the brigade are the 185th Avn Group (Lift) and the 211th Avn Group (Attack).
The 4th Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, is helping to develop future tactics, techniques, and procedures and to assist with determining the future force structure of Army Aviation.
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