Aviation milestone

The Bleriot XI single-engine wooden plane of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000138" title="Peru" href="/topic/international/peru-PLGEO00000138.topic">Peruvian</a> pilot Jorge Chavez hanging from the ceiling of the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima. Peru on Thursday will celebrate the centenary of the first crossing of the Alps, between Switzerland and Italy, by Chavez, in a flight that is a milestone in the history of world aviation.

( Getty Images / September 22, 2010 )

The Bleriot XI single-engine wooden plane of Peruvian pilot Jorge Chavez hanging from the ceiling of the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima. Peru on Thursday will celebrate the centenary of the first crossing of the Alps, between Switzerland and Italy, by Chavez, in a flight that is a milestone in the history of world aviation.

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