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  • Turkey accuses Syria of firing at a second Turkish Air Force plane while it is searching for crew of the F-4 Phantom II shot down on 22 June. – June 25, 2012
  • Zest Airways Flight 863, a Xian MA60, registration RP-C8892, overruns the runway at Godofredo P. Ramos Airport, Philippines. The aircraft is substantially damaged but is to be repaired. – June 25, 2009
  • PMTair Flight 241: Search-and-rescue teams combed the jungles of southern Cambodia after a passenger plane with 22 people on board crashed Monday while flying between two popular tourist destinations, officials said. – June 25, 2007
  • First flight of the Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopter. – June 25, 1997
  • Third Air Force Academy Slingsby T-3A Firefly crash in 28 months kills senior Cadet Pace Weber, 20, and his instructor, Captain Glen Comeaux, 31, when the engine sputters during a turn at ~500 feet altitude, aircraft enters spin and explodes on impact, two miles E of the Colorado Springs academy airfield. "Their plane had been written up by pilots 10 times for engine problems, including one during the flight immediately before the fatal trip. The Air Force said the engine was running at impact, although it was producing so little power that the propeller was barely turning."Although the Academy continues to fly the type, another incident in which the T-3 engine quits in-flight, forcing a dead-stick landing at the airfield, finally leads to USAF to ground the design on 25 July 1997, with the whole fleet eventually scrapped. – June 25, 1997
  • Launch: Space Shuttle Columbia STS-50 at 12:12:23 pm EDT. Mission highlights: Spacelab mission. – June 25, 1992
  • First flight of Yakovlev Yak-50 (1975) aerobatic sports airplane, V. I. Loychikov test pilot. – June 25, 1972
  • A USAFUSAF Boeing C-135A-BN Stratolifter, 60-0373, c/n 18148, out of McGuire AFB, New Jersey, crashed after 0135 hrs. take off in fog and light drizzle from MCAS El Toro, California, USA. Pilot flew into Loma Ridge at 0146. 84 died. Aircraft was bound for Okinawa. – June 25, 1965
  • First flight of the Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer – June 25, 1955
  • Israeli airline El Al begins service. – June 25, 1950
  • The Korean War breaks out as North Korea invades South Korea. – June 25, 1950
  • The United States Air Force begins evacuating American citizens from South Korea. – June 25, 1950
  • First flight of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress – June 25, 1947
  • First flight of the Northrop YB-35 Flying Wing. – June 25, 1946
  • First flight of the Composite jet and piston engine airplane. Ryan FR Fireball. – June 25, 1944

The official public opening of Manchester Airport at Ringway, England, is held with an extensive air display. – 25th June 1938

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