• A Fuerza Aerea Venezolana Cessna T206H (FAV-2807) flying from Puerto Ayacucho to La Esmeralda, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela crashes into the hillside of El Duida, 20 miles (32 km) from its destination at La Esmeralda airport killing the 3 crew. - 17th July 2009
  • An MD-530F contracted to Xe (formerly Blackwater) crashes at Butler Range outside Baghdad. Two pilots died. The cause was not known. - 17th July 2009
  • TAM Airlines Flight 3054 (TAM Linhas Aereas) Airbus A320-233 crashes upon landing during rain in Sao Paulo - 17th July 2007
  • STS-121 space shuttle 'Discovery' mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is back on earth - 17th July 2006
  • Midway Airlines (1993–2003) suspends operations. - 17th July 2002
  • At ~0700 hrs., pilot Maj. Aaron George of the 416th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and Judson Brohmer of Tehachapi, California, an aerial photographer under contract to the Air Force Flight Test Center, are killed in the crash of an Edwards based Lockheed Martin F-16B Block 5 Fighting Falcon, 78-0100, while on a test sortie to chase and film the launch of the Miniature Air-Launch Decoy (MALD) from a second F-16, also from the 416th Flight Test Squadron. - 17th July 2001
  • Alliance Air Flight 7412, a Boeing 737-200, crashes into government housing in Patna, India as it approaches the airport, killing 55 of the 58 on board and five people on the ground. - 17th July 2000
  • STS-94, Space Shuttle Columbia mission, is back on earth. - 17th July 1997
  • TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747, explodes in mid-air above the ocean off East Moriches, New York, killing all 230 people on board. - 17th July 1996
  • Death of Arthur Raymond "Ray" Brooks, American WWI flying ace, pioneer in the development of radio navigational aids (NAVAIDs) and one of the earliest commercial pilots involved with carrying mail (air mail) for the US Post Office Department. - 17th July 1991
  • Launch of ERS-1, European remote sensing satellite (ERS), European Space Agency's first Earth-observing satellite. - 17th July 1991
  • First flight of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit - 17th July 1989
  • Two airships are seen over London for the first time since the WWI when British Airship Industries fly their Skyship 600 and Skyship 500 models on a round trip between Cardington in Bedfordshire and Tower Bridge. - 17th July 1984
  • Launch of Soyuz T-12 (also known as Salyut 7 EP-4), 7 th manned spaceflight to the Soviet space station Salyut 7. - 17th July 1984
  • The Israeli Air Force attacks Beirut in retribution for Palestinian terror attacks. - 17th July 1981