Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 7 months and 30 days
- A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations.
- A truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.
- Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20.