• Lion Air Flight 904, a Boeing 737-8GP carrying 108 people, ditches in shallow water off Bali 0.6 nautical miles (1.1 km) from the runway while attempting to land at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Indonesia. All on board survive, although 22 people are injured. - 13th April 2013
  • The Syrian Air Force strikes Saraqib, Syria, reportedly killing 20 people. - 13th April 2013
  • AeroUnion Flight 302, operated by Airbus A300B4F XA-TUE crashed on approach to General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, Monterrey, Mexico. All five crew were killed, as was one person in a car that was hit by the crashing aircraft. - 13th April 2010
  • Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 836, a Boeing 737-300, overruns the runway at Rendani Airport in Indonesia; all 103 people on board survive, with 23 injured, three of them seriously. - 13th April 2010
  • Unable to adjust their thrust settings due to an engine malfunction, the flight crew of Cathay Pacific Flight 780, an Airbus A330-342 with 322 people on board, is forced to land at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China, at 230 knots (265 mph; 426 km/hr), 95 knots (109 mph; 176 km/hr) higher than normal landing speed. The aircraft makes a successful landing, but 57 passengers are injured during the subsequent emergency evacuation. - 13th April 2010
  • A Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet E122/F-TERD of the French Air Force (Patrouille de France) crashed near Plan de Dieu Airport (LF51), Vaucluse area. The pilot ejected and escaped with minor injuries. - 13th April 2010
  • Eagle III MBB Bo 105 accident occurred at GRBC Rescue Heliport in Green Bay, Wisconsin during a post-maintenance flight of a MBB Bo 105 air ambulance helicopter operated by Eagle III. This crash claimed the life of James Vincent Jr, the sole occupant and an experienced pilot flying with Eagle III since 2004. This was the first accident for County Rescue's air ambulance service, which took delivery of its first helicopter in May 1998, and was also believed to be the first among the 12 or so air ambulance services operating in the state of Wisconsin. As of June 2007, the cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, but is believed to be caused by a mechanical failure of the tail rotor. - 13th April 2006
  • First flight of the Sukhoi Su-34 - 13th April 1990
  • The first flight-tests of the Pratt & Whitney / Alison prop-fan engine are carried out in the U. S. - 13th April 1989
  • Two U.S. Navy North American T-2C Buckeyes, BuNos. 156694, 'A 994' and 159724, 'A 996' of VT-19, suffer mid-air collision and crash near Macon, Mississippi, killing two crew of one, but two crew of other parachute safely. - 13th April 1989
  • Landed: Space Shuttle Challenger STS-41-C at 13:38:07 UTC Edwards AFB. Mission highlights: Solar Max servicing (first satellite rescue by astronauts), LDEF deployment. - 13th April 1984
  • An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger. - 13th April 1970
  • Lockheed SR-71A, 61-7966, Article 2017, crashed near Las Vegas, New Mexico, after a night refuelling devolved into a subsonic high-speed stall. Pilot Boone and RSO Sheffield eject safely. - 13th April 1967
  • Royal Iraqi Air Force de Havilland DH.104 Dove 1, RF392, c/n 04032, crashes near Basra, Iraq on flight from Baghdad during a Haboob, killing all seven on board, including President of Iraq Colonel Abd-al-Salam Mohammad Arif (8 February 1963 - 13 April 1966), and two ministers. Some sources report this accident as a helicopter crash. - 13th April 1966
  • Boeing announces in Seattle an order worth $525 million from Pan Am for 25 Model 747 jumbo jets. - 13th April 1966