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This page consists of a timeline of the in-universe events important to the story behind the Plane Scene. Contributions are helpful, although this timeline may never be complete.

It is to be noted that interpretations of this timeline varies greatly. The exact dates may never be known.


1948 May 2 Dr. Leonid Pavel is born in Lomonosov, Russia.

1966-1968 Bill Wilson is born.

Early 2000s Bill Wilson joins The Agency and becomes CIA.

Early 2011-2013, or 2016 Operation 98H1 commences and CIA "dies".

Summer 2012, 2013, or 2016 Bane attacks Gotham City and the Gotham Incident begins. Dr. Pavel dies.

Winter 2012, 2013, or 2016 The Master Plan fails and Gotham City is given back to the people.

The Plane Scene

The exact date and year in which the Plane Scene (Operation 98H1) takes place is heavily debated. It is widely thought to have taken place in December 2011, coinciding with the start of Baneposting and the reveal of the scene in question. It is also placed in the early part of 2012, coinciding with the film's release year. It has also been placed in January 2013 based on observations of surrounding events. Finally, it has been placed in early 2016 based on other supposed sources.

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