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  • A Mexican Navy AS656MB Panther went missing, aircraft was found six days later with all on board dead. – June 22, 2012
  • A Mexican Air Force SF260EU crashed into a mountain in western Mexico, two crew killed. – June 22, 2012
  • Syrian antiaircraft fire shoots down a Turkish Air Force F-4 Phantom II fighter on a training mission over the Mediterranean Sea off Turkey's Hatay Province, killing its two-man crew. Syria claims the aircraft violated its airspace; Turkey admits a momentary violation but claims the F-4 was shot down 15 minutes later in international airspace 13 nautical miles (15 statute miles; 24 km) from Syria. – June 22, 2012
  • Launch of Ofek 9 (or Ofeq 9), Israel Aerospace Industries reconnaissance satellite. – June 22, 2010
  • An United States Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon, 89-2108, from the 421st Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, based at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah crashes on a night training flight on the Utah Test and Training Range. The pilot, Capt. George B. Houghton, dies in the crash which occurred 35 miles (56 km) S of Wendover, Utah. – June 22, 2009
  • An United States Army Bell TH-67 Creek crashed near Hartfield, Alabama on a training mission, one of the two occupants killed. – June 22, 2009
  • STS-117, Space Shuttle mission flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis to the ISS, 250th orbital human spaceflight, is back on earth. – June 22, 2007
  • Wuhan Airlines Flight 343, a Xian Y-7, is struck by lightning and crashes in Hanyang District, Wuhan, killing all 42 on board and another 7 on the ground in the worst ever accident involving the Y-7. – June 22, 2000
  • Bombardier Inc. purchases Learjet for $US 75 million – June 22, 1990
  • First flight of the Rutan Voyager, first aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or refueling. – June 22, 1984
  • London: Richard Branson's airline, Virgin Atlantic, begins services to North America, using Boeing 747s. – June 22, 1984
  • Magyar Legier?, Hungarian Air Force Mil Mi-24D, 113, crashes, killing one crew. – June 22, 1982
  • Launch of Salyut 5 (OPS-3), 3rd and last Almaz reconnaissance space station to be launched for the Soviet military. – June 22, 1976
  • Svetlana Savitskaya sets a new women's airspeed record of 2,683 km/h (1,667 mph) in the Mikoyan Ye-133, a modified MiG-25PU two-seat trainer. – June 22, 1975
  • Skylab 2, First manned mission to Skylab, the First U. S. orbital space station, is back on earth. – June 22, 1973

A Mexican Air Force SF260EU crashed into a mountain in western Mexico, two crew killed. – 22nd June 2012

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