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1931, March 31
On March 31, 1931, an airplane carrying Knute Rockne, legendary Notre Dame football coach, and 8 other persons crashed in a farm field between Bazaar, Kansas and Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. The crash of the airplane was reportedly the first crash of a regularly scheduled commercial plane in the United States (other commercial mail and passenger carrying planes had crashed, but none on a fixed schedule carried by an airliner), and led to the formation of the Federal Aviation Administration.
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