• A Brazilian Air Force AMX hit a bird.All the eletrical system and the engine were damaged. The pilot successfully landed. - 22nd August 2012
  • An American unmanned aerial vehicle strike in Pakistan conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency kills Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and Ansar al-Sunna and former chief-of-staff to the deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. - 22nd August 2011
  • UH-60L Black Hawk 06-27077 crashes in northern Iraq, killing all 14 U.S. soldiers. The military said initial indications showed the aircraft experienced a mechanical problem. - 22nd August 2007
  • Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612, a Tupolev Tu-154, crashes near Donetsk, Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board. - 22nd August 2006
  • First CH-149 Cormorant was delivered to the Canadian Forces. - 22nd August 2002
  • A Twin Otter carrying 18 people, including tourists from Germany, the United States and Britain, crashed in Nepal, killing all aboard. - 22nd August 2002
  • China Airlines Flight 642, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, crashes on landing at Hong Kong International Airport during "Typhoon" Sam; of the 315 people on board, three die. - 22nd August 1999
  • The crew of an Eglin Air Force Base General Dynamics F-16B Block 15L Fighting Falcon, 82-1037, of the 39th Flight Test Squadron, "ET" tailcode, ejected over the Gulf of Mexico after their jet suffered separation of engine fourth stage at speeds past Mach, about seven miles south of Destin, Florida. The airmen were rescued by the crew and passengers of Top Gun, a charter fishing boat out of Destin, who saw the crash. The airmen were members of the Eglin's Development Test Center's 39th Flight Test Squadron. The plane was returning to Eglin after flying as a chase plane in a mission with an Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle.Divers located the jet in 70 feet of water a week following the accident. A barge carried the wreckage to a hangar at Eglin where investigators hoped to find clues as to what caused the crash. - 22nd August 1997
  • Alexander Yakovlev dies, aged 84 - 22nd August 1989
  • British Airtours Flight 28M, a Boeing 737, aborts its takeoff from Manchester, England because of an engine fire. While 82 passengers and crew escape alive, 55 are killed, most from smoke inhalation. - 22nd August 1985
  • Far Eastern Air Transport Flight 103, a Boeing 737, disintegrates during flight and crashed near Taipei, Taiwan; severe corrosion in the fuselage structure leads to explosive decompression and disintegration at high altitude; all 110 on board are killed. - 22nd August 1981
  • James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer, dies. (b. 1899). - 22nd August 1980
  • First flight of the Short 330 - 22nd August 1974
  • First flight of the Learjet 35 - 22nd August 1973
  • RAF McDonnell Douglas/Hawker Siddeley F-4M Phantom FGR.2, XV427, 'X', of 17 Squadron, RAF Brüggen, flies into high ground at Siegen, West Germany, killing both crew. Aircraft had fallen out of a four ship formation during a turn and the pilot attempted to rejoin by ‘cutting a corner’ but impacted rising terrain. - 22nd August 1973