Today in History - July 9

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Friday, Jul 9 2010 by

2006 – At least 122 people are killed after a Sibir Airlines Airbus A310 passenger jet, carrying 200 passengers veers off the runway while landing in wet conditions at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia.

Irkutsk Airport (IKT) (Google Maps)
Irkutsk Airport (IKT)

1984 – York Minster is struck by a lightning bolt and the resulting fire ravages most of the building. However the cathedral valuables are rescued by clergymen and the “Rose Window” is not affected.

York Minster (StreetView)
York Minster