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Howard Hughes on Future of Aviation

On July 20, 1938, 10 days after he took off on an around-the-world flight, Howard Hughes addresses the public about his hopes that aviation would take its rightful place among the era's technological advancements.

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  • Howard Hughes on Future of Aviation
    Howard Hughes on Future of Aviation

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    On July 20, 1938, 10 days after he took off on an around-the-world flight, Howard Hughes addresses the public about his hopes that aviation would take its rightful place among the era's technological advancements.

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  • Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose Takes Flight
    Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose Takes Flight

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    On November 2, 1947, in live coverage from aboard the world's largest aircraft, Los Angeles' KLAC reporter James McNamara describes the first and only flight of Hughes' Flying Boat, dubbed the "Spruce Goose."

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  • B-25 Crashes Into Empire State Building
    B-25 Crashes Into Empire State Building

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    At 9:49 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 1945, a B-25 Mitchell bomber, lost in fog over Manhattan, slammed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing 14 people and injuring two dozen. A couple of hours later, a Mutual Broadcasting System reporter interviews eyewitnesses who made a safe escape.

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  • Explosion of TWA Flight 800
    Explosion of TWA Flight 800

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    At a press conference on July 17, 1996, officials provide details about TWA flight 800, which burst into flames and plummeted into the Atlantic Ocean soon after takeoff from JFK Airport en route to Paris. Initial reports centered on possible sabotage or missile strike. A lengthy investigation showed a sparking wire in a fuel tank was the likely cause.

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