Timeline Airline Crashes and Airplane Bombings

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1912         Jul 1, Drama critic Harriet Quimby (b.1875) took a passenger up in her new Blériot monoplane from Boston to fly over Dorchester Bay at the Harvard-Boston Aviation Meet. As she descended for landing, the plane went into a dive and, without seat belts, she and her passenger were thrown out into the shallow water of the bay, where they struck the muddy bottom and were crushed to death. Quimby was the first American to receive a pilot's license (1911) and was the first woman to solo across the English Channel (1912). Her interest in flight was piqued at an aviation meet in 1910.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Quimby)(HNPD, 7/31/98)(ON, 1/00, p.11)

1785        Jun 15, Two Frenchmen attempting to cross the English Channel in a hot-air balloon were killed when their balloon caught fire and crashed, in possibly the first fatal aviation accident.
    (AP, 2/26/13)(www.space.com/16595-montgolfiers-first-balloon-flight.html)

1927        Apr 26, US Navy officers Cmdr. Noel Davis and Lt. Stanton Wooster were killed when their aircraft crashed near New York while trying to take off with a huge load of fuel for a final test flight prior to an attempt to cross the Atlantic.
    (ON, 2/08, p.1)

1927        May 8, French pilots Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli took off from Paris in their airplane named L’Oiseau Blanc (the White Bird), in an attempt to cross the Atlantic. Pilots and plane vanished during the flight.
    (ON, 2/08, p.2)

1935        Oct 30, The US Army Air Corps held a competition to see which company would build the country’s next-generation of long-range bombers. Boeing’s “flying fortress” crashed shortly after takeoff and Martin and Douglas won by default.
    (Econ, 1/16/10, p.84)

1937        Feb 9, In San Francisco United Airlines DC-3 crashed 2 miles from Mills Field. The co-pilot had dropped his microphone which jammed the controls preventing the pilot from pulling out of the glide. The plane crashed killing all 11 aboard.
    (http://planecrashinfo.com/unusual.htm)(SSFC, 2/5/12, DB p.42)

1937        May 6, At 7:25 p.m. the giant German airship (dirigible or zeppelin) Hindenburg burst into flames and crashed to the ground as it attempted to dock with a mooring mast at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Carrying 36 passengers and 61 crew, Hindenburg left Frankfurt on May 4 for its first transatlantic voyage of the 1937 season. A total of 36 died when the fire ignited the 16 hydrogen-filled cells and destroyed the zeppelin in only 34 seconds. This included 13 passengers, 22 crew members and one of the ground crew. The airship was 803 feet long and had private rooms for 50 passengers. It had an 11,000 mile range. A newsreel film of the Hindenburg Disaster was made. The true cause of the disaster remains a mystery, although crash investigators considered claims that Hindenburg was lost due to sabotage or an accidental charge of static electricity.
     (Hem., 1/96, p.108)(AP, 5/6/97)(SFC,11/21/97, p.C17)(ON, 8/12, p.11)

1942        Jan 16, Actress Carole Lombard and her mother were among some 20 people killed when their plane crashed near Las Vegas while returning from a tour to promote war bonds.
    (AP, 1/16/00)

1942        Oct 23, Ralph Rainger (41), pianist and song writer, was among 12 people killed when their DC-3 crashed after being clipped by a B-34 bomber flown by Army Lt. William Wilson, who had wanted to thumb his nose at Louis Reppert, a flight school buddy and co-pilot of the DC-3. An Army court-martial panel later exonerated Wilson, who had been charged with manslaughter. Rainger’s songs included “Love in Bloom” and “Thanks for the Memories,” which Bing Crosby made a hit in 1934.
    (WSJ, 12/30/08, p.D7)

1942        Nov 2, An amphibious PBY-5A aircraft foundered in rough weather, in the waters surrounding what is now the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve in the eastern Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The plane was based at Presqu'Ile, Maine, in the US, and serviced an airfield in the village of Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, Quebec. Four of the crew escaped the flooding plane and were rescued by local fishermen rowing out from shore in open boats in rough seas. Five others perished, trapped inside. In 1941 and 1942, the US had constructed a series of airfields in Eastern Canada to ferry aircraft to Allied air forces in Northern Europe, as part of the so-called "Crimson Route." Wreckage of the downed plane was found in 2009. In 2012 remains of the other crew members were recovered.
    (AFP, 8/7/09)(SFC, 7/31/12, p.A2)

1943        Jun 14, A US Army B-17 took off from Mackay, Australia, and crashed in fog at nearby Bakers Creek, killing 40 of the 41 servicemen crammed into the bomb bay and crannies of the aircraft. Wartime censorship restrictions suppressed news of the crash.
    (AP, 6/14/03)

1943        Jul 4, A Liberator II aircraft carrying Gen. Wladyslaw Sikorski, Poland’s prime minister and chief army commander, crashed into the sea just 16 seconds after taking off from Gibraltar. In 2008 Poland began an investigation into the crash.
    (AP, 9/3/08)

1943        A Vultee BT-13 Valiant disappeared on a flight from San Antonio, Texas, to Chile. Pilot Werner Martinez and Sgt. Tomas Ayala were on ill-fated flight, which crashed in Costa Rica. In 2008 police were led to the crash site after an anonymous caller reported seeing a local resident carrying plane parts in the town of San Isidro de El Guarco.
    (AP, 2/27/08)

1944        Nov 30, A US Navy reconnaissance plane crashed into the south face of Mount Tamalpais, in Marin County, Ca. 8 Navy fliers were killed.
    (SSFC, 11/29/09, p.A1)

1945        May 28, In California the engine of Helldiver aircraft from an aircraft carrier failed and the pilot ditched the plane in a San Diego reservoir. The pilot and gunner swam to shore. In 2009 fisherman spotted the plane and set in process plans to retrieve the plane.
    (SFC, 5/28/10, p.C3)

1945        Jul 28, A twin-engine U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building between the 78th and 79th floors and killed 14 people. The plane’s propellers severed elevator cables and sent one on a 38-story fall in which the operator survived.
    (SFC, 2/24/96, p.A1)(WSJ, 3/11/97, p.A1)(HT, 5/97, p.26)(AP, 7/28/97)

1946        Nov, A US Air Force Douglas C-53 Skytrooper carrying four crew members and eight passengers crashed on the Swiss Gauli Glacier. A rescue mission used an aircraft for the first time to land on the glacier and led to the creation of Switzerland's air rescue services. There were some injuries but no fatalities.
    (AP, 8/9/12)

1948        Jan 28, A plane chartered by US Immigration Services left Oakland, Ca., carrying 32 people, including 28 Mexicans. Many were part of the bracero program and had finished their government-sponsored work contracts. 20 miles west of Coalinga an engine exploded, a wing broke off and more than 100 witnesses watched bodies and luggage thrown from the fireball. There were no survivors.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ky6debf)

1948        Mar 12, In Alaska 24 merchant marines and six crewmen were flying from China to New York City, when their DC-4 slammed into Mount Sanford killing all 30. Pilots Kevin McGregor and Marc Millican discovered some mummified remains in 1999 while recovering artifacts to identify the wreckage they had found two years earlier.
    (AP, 8/17/08)

1948        Jun 17, A United Air Lines DC-6 crashed near Mount Carmel, Penn., killing all 43 people on board.
    (AP, 6/17/98)

1950        Feb 13, A US Air Force B-36 crashed near the coast of northern British Columbia during a simulated nuclear attack on San Francisco. 12 of 17 men on board survived. A Mark 4 bomb, which lacked a plutonium core needed for a nuclear blast, was dropped over the ocean before the plane crashed.
    (SFC, 5/25/12, p.A16)(www.air-and-space.com/b-36%20wrecks.htm#44-92075)

1950        Jun 23, Northwest Airlines Flight 2501, a DC-4 propliner operating its daily transcontinental service between New York City and Seattle, crashed into Lake Michigan killing 58 people. This was to date the worst commercial airliner accident in American history.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Orient_Airlines_Flight_2501)(AP, 3/30/11)

1950        Nov 5, A US bomber caught fire and crashed while flying over China’s southern Guangdong province. Its mission was not known. Records and eyewitness accounts indicated that four bodies were buried at the crash site, while the fate of the other 11 on board wasn't clear.
    (AP, 10/27/09)

1951        Nov 18, Two 4-engine Korean airlift planes collided above Oakland Municipal Airport. One plane crashed and the crew of 3 were killed. The other made an emergency landing at SFO.
    (SFC, 11/16/01, WB p.G4)

1952        Sep 6, An engine on a de Havilland 110 plane falls into a crowd at Farnborough Air Show in England. Thirty people on the ground and the pilot are killed.
    (AP, 7/27/02)

1952        Nov 22, A US military plane crashed near Anchorage, Alaska. All 52 crew members were believed killed. Wreckage was spotted on a melting glacier in 2012. By 2014 the remains of 17 were recovered and identified. The remains of 35 others were not yet recovered.
    (SFC, 6/19/14, p.A10)

1953        Oct 29, A British airliner with 11 passengers and 8 crew crashed into Kings Mountain, 10 miles west of Redwood City, Ca., and all aboard were killed. William Kapell (b.1922), genius pianist, died in the crash. He was returning from a tour in Australia when his airplane crashed into a mountain outside San Francisco. A set of his 1944-1953 recordings was released in 1998 by RCA. In 1999 BMG released "The William Kapell Edition," a nine-disk set.
    (SFC, 10/24/03, p.E10)(SFEC, 11/29/98, DB p.44)(WSJ, 2/1/99, p.A19)(WSJ, 5/24/08, p.W12)

1955        Apr 11, Just before the Bandung conference, an apparent attempt to kill China's then-Premier Zhou Enlai resulted in the deadly crash of a chartered Air India plane. Declassified Chinese documents have suggested that Taiwanese agents placed the bomb in the mistaken belief that Zhou was on board. The device detonated as the Lockheed Constellation, named Kashmiri Princess, was descending north of Jakarta. It caused a fire that forced the pilots to ditch the airliner. The co-pilot, flight engineer and navigator managed to swim to safety, but 16 other passengers and crew members drowned. They included six journalists and Air India's chief pilot, Capt. D.K. Jatar.
    (AP, 4/24/05)(www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=236591)

1955        Oct 13, A US Air Force B-47B crashed while taking off from March Air Base in California. Capt. Edward A. O'Brien Jr. (Pilot), Capt. David J. Clare (co-pilot), Major Thomas F. Mulligan (navigator), and Capt. Joseph M. Graeber (chaplain) were all killed.
    (www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbadate.asp?thedate=551013&Submit2=Go)

1955        Oct 15, Richard Martin Theiler (28) was in the front seat of the Lockheed-Martin T-33A that went missing just after takeoff from the Los Angeles International Airport. In 2009 aviation archaeologist G. Pat Macha and a group of volunteers found the plane underneath 100 feet of water.
    (AP, 9/30/09)

1955        Nov 1, A time bomb aboard United DC-6 killed 44 above Longmont, Colorado. Jack Gilbert Graham rigged a time bomb for the Denver to Seattle flight and put it into his mother’s suitcase in order to collect the insurance money. Graham was executed in the gas chamber Jan 11, 1957.
    (MC, 11/1/01)(AWC, 1982)

1956        Jun 30, A United DC-7 and a TWA Lockheed Constellation collided during a thunderstorm over the Grand Canyon (Arizona) killing all 128 people.
    (WSJ, 6/20/06, p.D3)(SFC, 6/30/09, p.D8)

1956        Oct 15, Pan Am Flight 943, enroute to Hawaii from San Francisco crash landed in the ocean. All 31 aboard were rescued by the Coast Guard cutter Pontchartrain.
    (SFC, 1/24/09, p.A1)

1957        Mar 17, In the Philippines a plane crash on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu killed Pres. Ramon Magsaysay (b.1907). 25 of the 26 passengers and crew aboard were killed.
    (AP, 8/2/10)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Magsaysay)

1957        Nov 8, Romance of the Skies, a Pan Am luxury airliner enroute to Hawaii from San Francisco, crashed in the Pacific Ocean. Only a handful of bodies and some wreckage were found. A crew of 6 and 38 passengers had been booked on the flight.
    (SSFC, 11/4/07, p.A1)

1958        Feb 6, A British European Airways plane crashed in Munich. Among the 21 dead were 7 players of the Manchester United football team.
    (Econ, 5/11/13, p.62)(http://tinyurl.com/buj8scd)

1958        Mar 22, Movie producer Mike Todd (56) and three other people were killed in the crash of Todd's private plane near Grants, N.M.
    (AP, 3/22/08)

1958        Aug 14, KLM Flight 607-E, a Lockheed Super Constellation, crashed west of Ireland, killing 99.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLM_Flight_607-E)

1959         Feb 3, A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, claimed the lives of rock- and-roll stars Buddy Holly (22), Ritchie Valens (17) and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson (28). They had just finished performing at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. Buddy Holley and the Crickets had 2 hit songs "Oh Boy" and "Maybe Baby," Valens had the 2-sided hit "Donna" and "La Bamba," Richardson was popular for his song "Chantilly Lace."
    (AP, 2/3/97)(WSJ, 2/25/99, p.A16)
1959        Feb 3, An American Airlines Lockheed Electra crashed into New York's East River while approaching LaGuardia Airport, killing 65 of the 73 people on board.
    (AP, 2/3/08)

1960        Oct 5, A Lockheed Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor and 62 people died. The plane had flown into a flock of starlings.
    (MC, 10/5/01)(SFC, 8/16/03, p.A21)

1960        Oct 29, Chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashed and 16 people were killed.
    (MC, 10/29/01)

1960        Dec 16, A United Air Lines DC-8 and a TWA Super Constellation collided over Staten Island, New York City. 134 people were killed including 128 people on both planes.
    (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101215/ap_on_bi_ge/us_midair_collision_anniversary)

1961        Jan 24, A B-52 carrying two nuclear bombs near Goldsboro, North Carolina encountered a violent gust. The giant plane rolled completely over, came upright, and continued rolling inverted a second time before whipping into a vicious flat spin and breaking up.
    (www.willthomasonline.net/willthomasonline/Broken_Arrows.html)

1961        Feb 15, 73 people, including 18 figure skaters from the United States, were killed in the crash of a Boeing 707 in Belgium. The skaters were en route to a world meet in Czechoslovakia.
    (HN, 2/15/98)(AP, 2/15/98)

1961        Sep 1, TWA Flight 529, a Lockheed Constellation L-049 propliner, crashed shortly after takeoff from Midway Airport in Chicago, killing all 73 passengers and 5 crew on board; it was at the time the deadliest single plane disaster in US history.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TWA_Flight_529)

1961        Nov 8, Imperial Airlines Flight 201/8, a Lockheed Constellation L-049 four-engine propliner, aircraft crashed as it attempted to land at Byrd Field, near Richmond, Va. It was chartered by the US Army to transport new recruits to Columbia, South Carolina, for training.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Airlines_Flight_201/8)

1962        Mar 1, American Airlines 707 plunged nose 1st into Jamaica Bay, NY, killing 95.
    (SC, 3/1/02)

1962        Mar 15, A US Lockheed Super H Constellation disappeared above the Pacific Ocean and 107 people were killed. The aircraft was transporting 93 Army men and 3 South Vietnamese from Travis Air Force Base, California to Saigon, Vietnam. It was en route to Clark Air Base in the Philippines when it disappeared.
    (SSFC, 3/11/12, DBp.42)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Tiger_Line_Flight_739)

1962        Aug 23, A Colombian DC-3 plane crashed in the Choco jungle killing two Americans, the first Peace Corps volunteers to die in service, as well as 36 Colombians.
    (SFC, 8/25/11, p.A3)(SFC, 7/31/14, p.A14)

1963        Mar 5, A private plane crash near Camden, Tenn., claimed the lives of  country music performers Patsy Cline, "Cowboy" Copas and "Hawkshaw" Hawkins.
    (AP, 3/5/98)

1963        Jan 24, In Maine a B-52 bomber encountered turbulence strong enough to snap off the vertical stabilizer, causing it to crash onto the side of Elephant Mountain. Seven crew members died. Gerald Adler survived along with the pilot, Lt. Col. Dan Bulli, after spending 20 hours on the mountainside.
    (AP, 5/25/13)

1964        May 7, A disturbed man entered the cockpit of a Pacific Airlines flight and killed pilot Ernie Clark (52). All 44 people aboard the Fairchild F-27A died as the plane crashed in San Ramon, Ca.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Air_Lines_Flight_773)(SFC, 10/9/09, p.D12)

1964        Aug 12, Charles Ogle, land investor, vanished after flying out of Oakland, Ca., en route to Reno, Nevada.
    (SFC, 9/10/07, p.A1)

1965        Feb 8, Eastern DC-7B crashed into the Atlantic off Jones Beach, NJ, and 84 people were killed.
    (MC, 2/8/02)

1966        Jan 17, Two US Air Force jets collided in the skies over Spanish coastal village of Palomares. The mid-air crash of the B-52 bomber and a KC-135 refueling plane killed 8 crew members. The real scare was a missing hydrogen bomb which was found 2 months later, intact, in nearby waters.
    (MC, 1/17/02)

1966        May 27, 6 French fighters crashed above Spain.
    (MC, 5/27/02)

1966        Jan 24, The Kangchenjunga, a Boeing 707 flying from Mumbai (Bombay) to New York, crashed on the southwest face of Mont Blanc, France, as it descended towards a scheduled stopover in Geneva, Switzerland. All 117 people on board died.
    (AFP, 8/29/12)

1966        Jul 24, Oakland-born golfer Tony Lema (32), while flying with his wife Betty to an exhibition match in Chicago, Illinois, crashed on the seventh hole of a golf course in Lansing, Illinois, after their chartered twin-engine Beechcraft Bonanza ran out of fuel. All four people on board were killed.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Lema)

1968        Jan 21, An American B-52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs crashed at North Star Bay, Greenland, killing one crew member and scattering radioactive material. Reports began to surface later and in 1995 the Danish government paid a $15.5 million settlement to some 1,700 exposed workers.
    (www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2004/2004-08-09-02.asp)(AP, 1/21/08)

1968        Feb, An Indian army transport aircraft crashed on the Dhakka glacier in Himachal Pradesh state. 102 people were killed. Trekkers stumbled upon its wreckage in 2003 after finding the partially frozen body of a soldier on the glacier.
    (AFP, 8/31/13)

1968        Aug 10, In West Virginia 35 people were killed in the crash of a Piedmont Airlines Fairchild FH-227 at Kanawha County Airport.
    (AP, 8/10/08)

1969        Sep 9, Allegheny Flight 853 collided with Piper Cherokee above Indiana. 82 were killed.
    {Air Crash, Indonesia, USA}
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegheny_Airlines_Flight_853)

1970        Feb 15, A Dominican DC-9 crashed into sea at Santo Domingo and 102 people were killed.
    (http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19700215-0)

1970        Feb 21, The PFLP-GC, a Palestinian terrorist group, planted a parcel bomb on Swissair Flight 330 that blew up on a flight from Zurich to Tel Aviv. All 47 aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 5/21/02, p.A16)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swissair_Flight_330)(Econ, 11/6/10, p.74)

1970        Jul 3, A British Dan-Air charter, flying a Comet 4 turbojet, crashed near Barcelona and 112 were killed.
    (www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do?action=Article&id=834)

1970        Oct 2, A plane carrying the Wichita State Univ. football team crashed near Silver Plume, Colorado,  killing 29 passengers as well as the Captain and Flight Attendant.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wichita_State_University_Crash)

1970        Nov 14, The Marshall Univ. football team of Huntington, West Virginia, was wiped out in air crash of a Southern Airways DC-9 at Kenova, WV. All 75 people on board were killed.
    (www.super70s.com/Super70s/Tech/Aviation/Disasters/70-11-14(SouthernAir).asp)

1971        May 28, Audie Murphy (b.1926), WW II hero and actor, was killed in plane crash near Roanoke, Va.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audie_Murphy)

1971        Jul 30, A Japanese 727 collided with a jet fighter. 162 people were killed.
    (WUD, 1994, p. 1688)(www.airdisaster.com/features/top100/top100.shtml)

1971        Sep 4, An Alaska Airlines jet crashed near Juneau, killing 111 people.
    (AP, 9/4/97)

1971        Dec 24, LANSA Flight 508, a LANSA Lockheed Electra OB-R-941 commercial airliner, crashed in the Peruvian rainforest. Juliane Diller Kopcke (17) of Lima, Peru, was the sole survivor of 92 passengers. She and her mother, famed ornithologist Maria Kopcke, were traveling to meet with her father, biologist Hans-Wilhelm Kopcke. Juliane traveled for 9 days in the jungle before she found help. Her experience became the subject of two films: the 1974 Giuseppe Maria Scotese film Miracoli accadono ancora, I (Miracles Still Happen), and the 2000 film “Wings of Hope” by Werner Herzog film.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juliane_K%C3%B6pcke)

1972        May 5, Alitalia’s DC-8 Flight 112 crashed west of Palermo, Sicily; killing 115.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alitalia)

1972        Jun 18, A BEA Trident, Flight BE548, crashed after takeoff from Heathrow killing 118 people.
    (http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720618-0&lang=de)

1972        Aug 28, Prince William of Gloucester was killed in an air race near Wolverhampton in the west Midlands.
    (http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/28/newsid_2536000/2536275.stm)

1972        Oct 13, Aeroflot Il-62 crashed in large pond outside Moscow and 176 died.
    (http://tinyurl.com/5a6zlm)
1972        Oct 13, A Uruguay to Chile Fairchild FH-227 turboprop carrying 45 people crashed in the Andes Mountains. The event was concluded by December 23, 1972 when the last of 16 survivors were rescued. The group survived by collectively making a decision to eat flesh from the bodies of their dead comrades. The book “Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors,” published two years after their rescue, was written by Piers Paul Read, who interviewed the survivors and their families.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguayan_Air_Force_Flight_571)(AP, 3/14/14)

1972        Oct 16, A small plane disappeared during a flight from Anchorage to Juneau. On board were Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. (b.1914), US Congressman from Louisiana, Representative Nick Begich of Alaska, Begich’s aide Russell Brown and the pilot, Don Jonz. House Resolution 1 of January 3, 1973, officially recognized Boggs's presumed death and opened the way for a special election. Boggs’s wife, Lindy Boggs,  (1916-2013), won the special election and served to 1991.
    (SSFC, 7/28/13, p.A10)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hale_Boggs)

1972        Dec 3, A Spantax Convair 990A charter carrying West German tourists crashed in Tenerife, Canary Island, and 155 died.
    (www.secret-tenerife.com/2006/03/tenerife-air-disasters-in-perspective.shtml)

1972        Dec 23, 16 plane crash victims (Oct 13 flight from Uruguay to Chile) were rescued from the Andes after 70 died. The group survived by collectively making a decision to eat flesh from the bodies of their dead comrades.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguayan_Air_Force_Flight_571)

1972        Dec 29, Eastern Airlines Flight 401, a Lockheed Tri-Star Jumbo Jet carrying 176 people, crashed into the Florida Everglades. 75 people survived. In the end, the crash was blamed on the crew's preoccupation with a landing gear light.
    (http://www3.gendisasters.com/florida/1415/everglades,-fl-jumbo-jet-crash,-dec-1972)

1972        The Soviets introduced the Tu-154 airplane. It was their version of the Boeing 727. The three-engine Tupelov 154 first flew passengers and has since become a workhorse of fleets in Russia, the former Soviet bloc and China. The jet can carry between 156 and 180 passengers and has a range of 2,400 miles at a maximum speed of 560 mph.
    (SFC, 7/4/01, p.A10)(AP, 7/2/02)

1973        Jun, A Soviet supersonic Tupelov 144 explodes in flight at the Paris Air Show and crashes into a nearby village, killing the six-man crew and seven people on the ground.
    (AP, 7/27/02)

1974        Mar 3, A Turkish Airlines DC-10 crashed shortly after takeoff from Orly Airport in Paris and 346 people were killed. It was the worst air disaster to date.
    (AP, 3/3/98)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Airlines_Flight_981)

1974        Apr 22, A Pan Am 707 crashed into the mountains of Bali, killing 107.
    (www.pan-american.de/Desasters/Tinga-Tinga.html)

1974        Sep 11, In North Carolina an Eastern Airlines DC-9, Flight 212, crashed 3 miles from the Douglas Municipal Airport. Of the 82 persons aboard the aircraft, 11 and two crewmembers survived the accident. One passenger died 3 days after the crash, and another died 6 days after the crash. One survivor died of injuries 29 days after the accident.
    (AP, 9/11/06)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Air_Lines)

1975        Mar 12, A passenger plane, operated by Air Vietnam, crashed into Vietnamese territory after being hit by a MANPAD, killing 26 passengers and crew.
    (AP, 6/11/13)

1975        Apr 4, Some 155 people, most of them children, were killed when a U.S. Air Force C-5A transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans as part of "Operation Babylift" crashed shortly after takeoff from Saigon.144 adults and 76 babies were killed. There were over 170 survivors.
    (AP, 4/4/97)(SFC, 4/3/00, p.A8)

1975        Jun 24, In New York 113 people were killed when an Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crashed while attempting to land during a thunderstorm at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The crash was later attributed to a microburst, not experienced at the control tower because of a sea breeze front.
    (AP, 6/24/97)(SFC, 6/24/09, p.D8)

1976        Oct 6, A Cuban aircraft from Venezuela with 73 people onboard was blown up on a flight over the Caribbean. Castro blamed the explosion on the US. Luis Posada Carriles, a veteran of the Cuban exile’s war against Castro, was charged and twice acquitted in the bombing. Venezuelan authorities kept him in jail for 9 years until his escape in 1985 when he settled in El Salvador. In April, 2005, Posada sought asylum in the US. In May, 2005, declassified documents were made public that linked Posada to the bombing and indicated he was on the CIA's payroll for years.
    (SFC, 7/9/96, p.A8)(SFC,11/17/97, p.A14)(AP, 4/15/05)(AP, 5/11/05)

1977        Mar 27, A KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off, crashed into a Pan Am 747 on the Canary Island of Tenerife. 583 people were killed with 54 survivors.
    (SSFC, 10/17/04, p.B7)(AP, 3/27/07)

1977        May 16, Five people were killed when a New York Airways helicopter, idling atop the Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan, toppled over, sending a huge rotor blade flying.
    (AP, 5/16/97)

1977        Oct 20, Three members of the rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in the crash of a chartered plane near McComb, Miss.
    (AP, 10/20/97)

1978        Apr 20, A South Korean Air Lines Boeing 707 crash-landed in northwestern Russia. Flight 902 was fired on by a Soviet interceptor after entering Soviet airspace. 107 passengers and crew survived after the plane made an emergency landing on a frozen lake and 2 passengers were killed.
    (AP, 4/20/97)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Flight_902)

1978        Sep 3, An Air Rhodesia Vickers 782D Viscount passenger airliner crash-landed after being hit by a MANPAD, fired by forces from the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army, killing 34 of the 56 passengers.
    (AP, 6/11/13)

1978        Sep 25, In Calif. 144 people were killed when a Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) Boeing 727 and a Cessna private plane collided over San Diego.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1691)(AP, 9/25/97)

1979        Jan 16, Aaliyeh (d.2001), R&B singer and actress, was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Detroit. She was killed (22) in a plane crash in the Bahamas.
    (SFC, 8/27/01, p.A16)

1979        May 25, 273 people died in America's worst domestic air disaster when an American Airlines DC-10 crashed during takeoff at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The left engine was lost on takeoff. 3 of the dead were on the ground.
    (WSJ, 9/13/01, p.B11)(AP, 5/25/07)

1979        Nov 25, American Airlines DC-10 crashed on takeoff from Chicago and 275 people were killed.
    (MC, 11/25/01)

1979            Oct 31, A US DC-10, flown by Western Airlines, crashed at Mexico City when it struck a vehicle and 74 were killed.
    (http://dnausers.d-n-a.net/dnetGOjg/Disasters.htm)

1979        Nov 28, An Air New Zealand DC10 en route to the South Pole crashed into Mount Erebus in Antarctica, killing all 257 people aboard.
    (www.planecrashinfo.com/cvr791128.htm)

1979        Comair experienced a fatal crash.
    (SFC, 1/10/96, p.A3)

1980        Mar 14, a Polish airliner crashed while making an emergency landing near Warsaw, killing all 87 people aboard, including 22 members of a U.S. amateur boxing team.
    (AP, 3/14/97)

1980        Jun 27, Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870, an Italian domestic jetliner, exploded in flight and crashed near the island of Ustica. 81 people were killed. In 1999 it was reported that a fight by warplanes led to the crash and coverup charges were filed against Italian military officials. Among theories for the jet's demise was a bomb planted by domestic terrorists, or an errant US or French missile allegedly fired at a Libyan MiG streaking over the Mediterranean. In 2013 Italy's top criminal court ruled that there is "abundantly" clear evidence that a stray missile caused the Italian passenger jet to crash.
    (www.emergency-management.net/avi_acc_1979_1989.htm)(WSJ, 9/2/99, p.A1)(AP, 8/17/10)(AP, 1/28/13)

1980        Aug 19, 301 people aboard a Saudi Arabian L-1011 died as the jetliner made a fiery emergency landing at the Riyadh airport.
    (AP, 8/19/99)

1981        Aug 6, Five people were killed and one seriously injured when a hot air balloon caught fire after touching electrical wires and crashed in a suburb of Chicago.
    (AP, 2/26/13)

1981        Dec 1, 180 people were killed when a chartered Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slammed into a mountain while approaching Ajaccio Airport in Corsica.
    (AP, 12/1/01)

1982        Jan 13, An Air Florida 737 crashed into the capital's 14th Street Bridge after takeoff and fell into the Potomac River, killing 78 people.
    (AP, 1/13/98)

1982        Feb 9, On approach to Haneda Airport a Japan Airlines DC-8 plunged into Tokyo Bay killing 24 people. 141 survived the crash caused when the captain pushed the nose down prematurely and engaged in a struggle with the co-pilot.
    (WSJ, 3/10/98, p.A1)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Airlines_Flight_350)

1982        Jul 9, A Pan Am Boeing 727 crashed in Kenner, La., killing all 145 people aboard and eight people on the ground.
    (AP, 7/9/07)

1982        Sep 11, U.S. Army Chinook helicopter crashes during Mannheim Air Show in Germany, killing 46 people on board.
    (AP, 7/27/02)

1982        In Brazil a Vasp 747 crashed in the northeastern city of Fortaleza, killing 137 people.
    (AP, 9/30/06)

1982        A Pan Am flight from Tokyo to Honolulu was bombed. One boy was killed and 15 people were injured. In 1998 Mohammed Rashid, a Palestinian national, was turned over to the US by Egypt on charges related to the bombing.
    (SFC, 6/4/98, p.A4)

1983        Jun 2, A toilet caught fire on Air Canada's DC-9 and 23 died at Cincinnati.
    (www.ntsb.gov/Speeches/former/hall/jh980602.htm)

1983        Sep 1, The KAL flight 007 was downed by a Soviet jet fighter after the airliner entered Soviet airspace. 269 people were killed aboard the Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 including sixty-one Americans, among them Georgia Representative Larry McDonald. The order was given by Soviet Gen’l. Anatoly Kornukov who held that the plane was part of a hostile US operation. In 2005 the History Channel featured a TV documentary on the tragedy.
    (SFC, 5/29/96, A3)(AP, 9/1/97)(WSJ, 1/23/98, p.A1)(TV, 12/22/05)

1983        Sep 6, The USSR admitted to shooting down KAL 007 on Sep 1.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Flight_007)

1983        Sep 12, The USSR vetoed a UN resolution deploring its shooting down of South Korea’s KAL flight 007 plane.
    (www.globalpolicy.org/security/membship/veto/vetosubj.htm)

1983        Nov 27, In Spain 181 people were killed when a Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashed near Madrid's Barajas airport.
    (AP, 11/27/07)

1983        Dec 7, In Madrid, Spain, an Aviaco DC-9 collided on a runway with an Iberia Air Lines Boeing 727 that was accelerating for takeoff, killing all 42 people aboard the DC-9 and 51 aboard the Iberia jet.
    (AP, 12/7/03)

1985        Feb 19, 150 were killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain.
    (MC, 2/19/02)

1985        Jun 23, All 329 people aboard an Air India Boeing 747 were killed when Flight 182 from Montreal to London crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland, apparently because of a bomb. An hour earlier, a bomb in baggage intended for another Air India flight exploded in a Tokyo airport, killing two baggage handlers. In 2000 Canadian police arrested 2 men of Sikh origin for the bombing. In 2001 Canadian prosecutors filed murder charges against Inderjit Singh Reyat. In 2003 Reyat was sentenced to 5 years for his role in making the bomb. Reyat spent 10 years in prison for building the bomb that exploded at the Narita airport, and another five years for helping make the Flight 182 bomb. In 2005 a Canadian judge acquitted 2 men who had been accused of conspiring in the case. Talwinder Parmar (1944-1992) was later assumed to have been the mastermind behind the attacks. In 2010 Reyat was found guilty of perjury. In 2011 he was sentenced to an additional 9 years in prison.
    (AP, 6/23/97)(SFC, 10/28/00, p.A13)(SFC, 6/6/01, p.C3)(AP, 2/11/03)(AP, 3/17/05)(Econ, 6/16/07, p.47)(Reuters, 9/18/10)(Reuters, 1/7/11)

1985        Jul 10, A Soviet Tu-154 crashed in Uzbekistan and all 200 people aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 7/4/01, p.A10)(http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19850710-0)

1985        Aug 2, In Texas 137 people were killed when a Delta Air Lines jumbo jet crashed while attempting to land at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
    (AP, 8/2/97)

1985        Aug 12, The world's worst single-aircraft disaster occurred as a crippled Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 on a domestic flight crashed into Mount Otsuka, 70 miles northwest of Tokyo, killing 520 of 524 people onboard. A flawed splice made by Boeing 7 years earlier was the probable cause. In 2006 Japan opened a museum to remember the crash. Boeing and JAL paid undisclosed settlements to each victim’s family. Singer Kyu Sakamoto, whose song "Sukiyaki" topped US hit charts in 1963, was among the dead.
    (AP, 8/12/97)(WSJ, 7/27/06, p.A1)(AFP, 8/12/10)

1985        Sep 6, All 31 people aboard a Midwest Express Airlines DC-9 were killed when the Atlanta-bound jetliner crashed just after takeoff from Milwaukee's Mitchell Field.
    (WSJ, 6/14/96, p.A15)(AP, 9/6/05)

1985        Dec 12, 248 American soldiers and eight crew members were killed when an Arrow Air charter crashed after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland.
    (AP, 12/12/97)

1985        Lt. Cmdr. Michael Gershon, a Navy Blue Angel pilot, was killed when 2 planes collided during an air show at Niagara Falls, NY.
    (SFC, 10/29/99, p.A3)

1986        Mar 31, 167 people died when a Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashed in a remote mountainous region of Mexico.
    (AP, 3/30/97)

1986        Aug 31, Aeromexico flight 498 with 64 passengers collided with a light plane as it approached Los Angeles and crashed to the ground where an additional 15 people were killed. The National Transportation Safety Board blamed flaws in the overloaded traffic control system. 82 people were killed when an Aeromexico jetliner and a small private plane collided over Cerritos, Calif.
    (SFC, 8/31/96, p.A20)(AP, 8/31/97)

1986        Sep 5, The Pakistan army stormed a hijacked US B-747 in Karachi and 19 people were killed. In 2001 Zayd Hassan Abd Al-latif Masud Al Safarini, jailed in Pakistan for 15 years, arrived in Alaska and was expected to face a 1991 indictment for the 1986 hijacking of a Pan Am jet in which 22 people were killed. In 2003 Safarini pleaded guilty and agreed to 3 life sentences plus 25 years.
    (MC, 9/5/01)(SFC, 10/2/01, p.A3)(SFC, 12/17/03, p.A4)

1986        Dec 12, Russian Tupolev-134 crashed in East Berlin and 70 of 82 people were killed.
    (www.emergency-management.net/avi_acc_1979_1989.htm)

1987        May 9, All 183 people aboard a Polish jetliner were killed when the plane, bound for New York, crashed and burned in Warsaw after the pilot attempted an emergency return.
    (AP, 5/9/97)

1987        Aug 16, In Michigan 156 people were killed when Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed while trying to take off from a Detroit airport; the sole survivor was 4-year-old Cecelia Cichan. The MD-80 plane hit a freeway overpass in Romulus following takeoff.
    (AP, 8/16/97)(SFC, 11/13/01, p.A12)(AP, 5/15/13)

1987        Nov 15, Twenty-eight of 82 people aboard a Continental Airlines DC-9, including the pilot and co-pilot, were killed when the jetliner crashed seconds after taking off from Denver's Stapleton International Airport.
    (AP, 11/15/97)

1987        Oct 20, Ten people were killed when an Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn hotel near Indianapolis International Airport after the pilot, who was trying to make an emergency landing, ejected safely.
    (AP, 10/20/97)

1987        Nov 15, Twenty-eight of 82 people aboard a Continental Airlines DC-9, including the pilot and co-pilot, were killed when the jetliner crashed seconds after taking off from Denver's Stapleton International Airport.
    (AP, 11/15/97)

1987        Nov 28, A South African Airways Boeing 747 crashed into the Indian Ocean with the loss of all 159 people aboard.
    (AP, 11/28/97)

1987        Nov 29, A Korean Air jetliner, Flight 858, disappeared off Burma over the Indian Ocean, with the loss of all 115 people aboard. North Korean spies had planted a time-bomb on the South Korean Air jet a day earlier and got off in Abu Dhabi. Kim Hyon-hui and her accomplice were arrested two days later in Bahrain, where they tried to kill themselves by taking cyanide. The man died, but Kim recovered and was extradited to Seoul. She was convicted of the bombing and was sentenced to death. Even while on trial, she won admirers for her classic good looks. She was eventually pardoned and became a best-selling author, writing books about her time as a spy.
    (WSJ, 9/9/96, p.A18)(AP, 11/29/97)(AP, 7/20/10)

1987        Dec 7, A Pacific Southwest Airlines jetliner crashed in California after a gunman apparently opened fire on a fellow passenger and the two pilots. Flight 1771, bound for San Francisco, crashed and killed all 43 people onboard. The FBI later said David Burke, a fired USAir worker, shot his former supervisor and the pilots in cockpit.
    (AP, 12/7/97)(SSFC, 12/23/12, DB p.42)

1988        Jan 18, An airliner crashed in southwestern China, killing all 108 people on board, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
    (AP, 1/18/98)

1988        Jun 26, Three people were killed when a new Airbus A-320 jetliner carrying more than 130 people crashed into a forest during an air show demonstration flight in Mulhouse, France.
    (AP, 6/26/98)

1988        July 3, The US Navy shot down an Iranian Airbus A-300 in the Persian Gulf from the cruiser ship Vincennes. All 290 people aboard were killed. In 1996 the US paid $131.8 million in compensation. Iran filed suit in World Court in 1989 and settled out of court in Feb, 1996.
    (SFC, 4/26/96, p.A-14)

1988        Aug 28, Seventy [33] people were killed when three Italian stunt planes collided during an air show at the U.S. Air Base in Ramstein, West Germany, sending flaming debris into the crowd of spectators.
    (AP, 8/28/98)(RTH, 8/28/99)

1988        Aug 31, Fourteen people were killed when a Delta Boeing 727 crashed during takeoff from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.    
    (AP, 8/31/98)

1988        Dec 19, Polisario Front fighters opened fire on two DC-7s chartered by USAID to spray for locusts over Morocco. One crashed, killing all five crew onboard.
    (AP, 6/11/13)

1988        Dec 21, Pan Am Flight 103 was downed over Lockerbie, Scotland by a terrorist bomb. 270 people were killed aboard the Boeing 747. Libya was accused of responsibility for the bombing, which killed 259 people onboard and 11 on the ground. Two Libyan operatives, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and A-Amin Khalifa Fahimah, were indicted in 1991 and thought to be in hiding in Libya. They were sent to the Netherlands for trial in 1999 and implicated Mohammed Abu Talb, a Palestinian terrorist jailed in Sweden. In 2000 Ahmad Behbahani (32) told a 60 Minutes journalist from a refugee camp in Turkey that he proposed the Pan Am operation and coordinated the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. He also claimed that Iran was behind the 1994 bombing in Argentina that killed 86 people. Behbahani was later called a fraud by the CIA and FBI. In 2001 a Scottish court convicted Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence officer, of murder in the 1998 bombing of Pan am Flight 103. A 2nd Libyan, Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, was acquitted. The conviction was upheld in 2002. In 2003 Libya set up a $2.7 billion fund for families of 270 people killed.
    (WSJ, 12/18/95, p.A-9)(SFC, 5/11/96, p.A-8)(SFC, 6/7/97, p.A4)(AP, 12/21/97)(WSJ, 4/6/99, p.A1)(SFC, 11/25/99, p.A14)(SFC, 6/5/00, p.A9)(SFC, 6/6/00, p.A10)(SFEC, 6/11/00, p.A20)(SFC, 1/31/01, p.A11)(SFC, 3/15/02, p.A9)(AP, 8/15/03)

1989        Jan 8, Forty-seven people were killed when a British Midland Boeing 737-400 carrying 126 passengers crashed in central England. The pilots shut down the good engine and tried to land with a bad one.
    (AP, 1/8/99)(WSJ, 10/3/01, p.A20)

1989        Feb 8, In the Azores 144 people were killed when an American-chartered Boeing 707 filled with Italian tourists slammed into fog-covered Santa Maria mountain.
    (AP, 2/8/99)

1989        Feb 24, A cargo door blew off a United Air Lines Boeing 747-100 flying near Hawaii; the explosive release of pressure pulled nine passengers to their deaths.
    (AP, 2/24/99)

1989        Jun 7, 169 people were killed when a Suriname Airways airplane crashed in a tropical forest near the Paramaribo airport.
    (AP, 6/7/99)

1989        Jul 19, In Iowa 112 people were killed when a United Air Lines DC-10 crashed while making an emergency landing at Sioux City; 184 other people survived. In 2014 Laurence Gonzales authored “Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival.”
    (AP, 7/19/08)(SSFC, 7/27/14, p.N2)

1989        Jul 27, Eighty people were killed when a Korean Air DC-10 crashed in Libya.
    (AP, 7/27/99)

1989        Aug 13, Thirteen people were killed when their hot air balloon collided with another over the Australian outback near the town of Alice Springs. The two balloons were flying at an altitude of 600 meters when one plunged to the ground after the collision.
    (AP, 2/26/13)
1989        Aug 13, Searchers in Ethiopia found the wreckage of a plane which had disappeared almost a week earlier while carrying Texas Congressman Mickey Leland and 15 other people. There were no survivors.
    (AP, 8/13/97)

1989        Sep 3, In Brazil a Varig 737-300 plane crashed in the Amazon jungle with 52 people aboard. 14 died and 34 were injured.
    (http://dnausers.d-n-a.net/dnetGOjg/030989.txt)
1989        Sep 3, A Cubana de Aviacion jetliner crashed after takeoff in Havana, killing all 126 aboard and 26 people on the ground.
    (AP, 9/3/99)

1989        Sep 19, A Paris-bound French DC-10, UTA Flight 772, was bombed over the Sahara desert of Niger and all 170 passengers died. French authorities placed the blame on Libya’s Abdallah Senoussi, brother-in-law of Moammar Khadafy and chief of foreign operations for the Libyan secret service. The six Libyan suspects were named by a French judge in 1998 and tried in absentia in 1999. The attack was in retaliation for French intervention on behalf of Chad in a war with Libya since the mid 1980s. In 2004 Libya signed a $170 million compensation accord with families of the people killed. In 2008 a federal judge in Washington ordered Libya and six of its officials to pay more than $6 billion in damages to the families of 7 Americans killed in the attack.
    (SFC, 5/7/97, p.C3)(SFEC,10/19/97, p.A26)(WSJ, 1/30/98, p.A1)(SFC, 6/13/98, p.A11)(SFC, 3/9/99, p.B10)(AP, 9/19/99)(AP, 1/9/04)(Reuters, 1/16/08)

1989        Oct 28, Twenty people were killed in the crash of a commuter plane on the island of Hawaii.
    (AP, 10/28/99)

1989        Nov 27, A bomb, blamed by police on drug traffickers, destroyed a Colombian jetliner minutes after takeoff from Bogota's international airport. 107 people were killed.
    (AP, 11/27/99)

1990        Jan 25, An Avianca Boeing 707 ran out of fuel and crashed in Cove Neck, N.Y.; 73 of the 161 people aboard were killed.
    (AP, 1/25/00)

1990        Feb 14, Ninety-four people were killed when an Indian Airlines passenger jet crashed while landing at a southern Indian airport.
    (AP, 2/14/00)

1990        May 11, The center fuel tank of Philippine Air Lines B737-300 exploded as the plane pushed back from the gate and 8 people were killed.
    (WSJ, 6/26/08, p.A12)

1990        Oct 6, Four people were killed in a balloon crash at Gaenserndorf, near Vienna.
    (AP, 2/26/13)

1990        Dec 3, A Northwest Airlines DC-9 collided on the ground with a Northwest Boeing 727 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, resulting in a fire that claimed eight lives.
    (AP, 12/3/00)

1990        Dec 11, Four people died near downtown Columbus, Ohio, after their hot air balloon hit a television tower and deflated.
    (AP, 2/26/13)

1991        Feb 1, A US-Air jetliner crashed atop a commuter turboprop plane while landing at Los Angeles International Airport. 34 people were killed.
    (SFC, 8/9/97, p.A1)(AP, 2/1/97)

1991        Mar 3, 25 people were killed when a United Airlines Boeing 737 inexplicably crashed while approaching the airport in Colorado Springs, Colo.
    (AP, 3/3/98)

1991        Mar 16, A plane crash near San Diego, Ca., killed 10 people including 7 members of Reba McIntire's band.
    (www.answers.com/topic/reba-mcentire)

1991        May 26, An Austrian Lauda Air Boeing 767 crashed in Thailand, killing all 223 people aboard. Crash investigators blamed an engine thrust reverser that had inexplicably deployed shortly after takeoff. The plane was enroute to Vienna and crashed shortly after takeoff from the Bangkok airport.
    (AP, 5/26/01)(WSJ, 11/13/01, p.A14)

1991        Jul 11, A Nigerian Airlines jet carrying Muslim pilgrims crashed at the Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, int'l airport, killing all 261 people on board. The plane was a Canadian-chartered DC-8.
    (AP, 7/11/97)(WSJ, 11/13/01, p.A14)

1991        Dec 29, A Boeing 747-200F of China Airlines crashed into a mountain at Taipei and 5 people were killed.
    (www.airdisaster.com/cgi-bin/aircraft_detail.cgi?aircraft=Boeing+747)

1992        Jan 20, A French Airbus A-320 crashed near Strasbourg, killing 87 people.
    (AP, 1/20/98)

1992        Feb 9, An Air Senegal flight chartered by Club Med crashed and 30 people were killed. In 2000 a French court convicted Club Med founder Gilbert Trigano and his son, Serge, for involuntary manslaughter.
    (SFC, 7/7/00, p.D6)(http://aviation-safety.net/database/country/country.php?id=6V)

1992        Mar 22, Twenty-seven people were killed when a USAir jetliner crashed on takeoff from New York's La Guardia Airport; 24 people survived.
    (AP, 3/22/97)

1992        Sep 26, A Nigerian military transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 163 people aboard.
    (AP, 9/26/97)

1992        Sep 28, A Pakistani Airbus jetliner crashed in Nepal, killing all 167 people aboard. The crew had miscalculated their altitude.
    (AP, 9/28/97)(SFC, 11/13/01, p.A10)

1992        Oct 4, In the Netherlands an Israeli El Al Jumbo Jet transport, enroute from New York to Tel Aviv, crashed into an Amsterdam apartment complex and killed 43 people. Since then scores of people complained of unidentified health problems. In 1998 it was revealed that the jet carried 50 gallons of dimethyl methylphosphonate, a non-poisonous ingredient of sarin nerve gas, destined for Israel. A report on the crash was released in 1999 and said that the plane's ballast included carcinogenic depleted uranium.
    {Netherlands, Air Crash, Israel, Medical}
    (www.pacificnews.org/jinn/stories/5.03/990211-cargo.html)(AP, 10/4/97)(WSJ, 4/22/99, A1)

1992        Dec 21, A Dutch DC-10 burst into fire at landing on Faro, Portugal, and 56 died.
    (http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19921221-0)

1992        Dec 22, A Libyan Boeing 727 jetliner crashed, killing 157 people.
    (AP, 12/22/97)

1993        May 19, A Boeing 727 of Columbian SAM regional airline crashed into a jungle mountain near Medellin and killed all 132 on board.
    (SFC, 11/1/96, p.A18)

1993        Jul 26, A Boeing 737-500 crashed in South Korea and 68 people were killed.
    (http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19930726-1)

1993        Aug 8, Six people were killed when their balloon hit a power line near Aspen, Colorado, tearing off the basket and sending it plunging 30 meters to the ground.
    (AP, 2/26/13)

1993        Sep 22, An aircraft operated by Transair Georgia was shot down by Abkhazian separatist forces. It crashed onto the runway and caught fire, killing 108.
    (AP, 6/11/13)

1993        Dec 1, Eighteen people were killed when a Northwest Airlink commuter plane crashed in Minnesota.
    (AP, 12/1/98)

1993        Dec, A U-2 pilot was killed on takeoff from Beale Air Force Base southeast of Oroville, Calif., on a routine training mission.
    (SFC, 8/8/96, p.A11)

1994        Jan 3, A Russian Tu-154 airplane operated by Baikal Air, crashed near Mamony in Siberia and killed all 124 people onboard and one person on the ground.
    (SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-14)(SFC,12/16/97, p.B1)

1994        Mar 23, A Russian Airbus A-310 crashed in Siberia  and 74-75 were killed.
    (SS, 3/23/02)

1994        Apr 26, A China Airlines A300-600 Airbus crashed at the south end of Nagoya airport west of Tokyo and killed 264 people. There were 7 survivors.
    (SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-14)

1994        Jun 6, A China Northwest Airlines Tu-154 on a flight from Xian to Guangzhou crashed 10 minutes after takeoff, and killed all 160 onboard.
    (SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-14)(WSJ, 11/13/01, p.A14)

1994        Jul 2, A USAir DC-9 Flight 1016 crashed in poor weather at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, killing 37 of the 57 people aboard.
    (WSJ, 1/4/96, p.A-8)(AP, 7/2/97)

1994        Aug 21, An Air Morocco regional jet crashed and killed all 44 onboard. It was suspected that the pilot steered the plane into the ground.
    (WSJ, 3/10/98, p.A1)(www.planecrashinfo.com/1994/1994-43.htm)

1994        Sep 8, A US Air Boeing 737 from Chicago crashed near Pittsburgh Int’l. Airport and killed all 132 people onboard. USAir Flight 427 crashed 6 minutes before it was due to land. In 2002 Bill Adair authored “The Mystery of Flight 427.”
    (SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-14)(AP, 9/8/97)(SFC, 11/13/01, p.A12)(WSJ, 5/23/02, p.D7)

1994        Oct 31, A French-built ATR-72 crashed in Roselawn, Ind., and killed 68 people. In 1997 American Airlines and 7 other companies settled a suit filed by relatives for $110 million.
    (SFC, 1/10/96, p.A3)(SFC, 9/23/97, p.A4)

1994        Dec 13, An American Eagle commuter plane carrying 20 people crashed short of Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina, killing 15.
    (AP, 12/13/98)

1994        Dec 29, In East Turkey a B737-400 flew into a mountain at Edremit and 55 people were killed.
    (http://tinyurl.com/98ytm)

1994        A California Air National Guard Learjet plowed into a Fresno, Calif., apartment complex. The 2-member crew was killed and 18 were injured on the ground.
    (SFC, 8/8/96, p.A11)

1994        A Korean Airbus crashed but no one was killed.
    (SFC, 11/13/01, p.A10)

1995        Jan 11, A 9-year-old girl survived a Colombian airliner crash that killed the other 52 people aboard near the Caribbean resort of Cartagena.
    (AP, 1/11/00)

1995        Jun 18, A private plane carrying the Angolan soccer team crashed in Luanda, Angola, killing 48 people.
    (AP, 6/18/00)

1995        Aug 9, A Boeing 737 belonging to Guatemala’s Aviateca airline hit the Chichontepec volcano in El Salvador on a flight from Miami and killed all 65 on board.
    (SFC, 11/1/96, p.A18)

1995        Aug 21, A commuter plane crashed near Carrollton, Georgia. Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 enroute to Gulfport, Miss., crashed with 29 people aboard. 10 died. In 2001 Gary M. Pomerantz authored "Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds: The Tragedy & Triumph of ASA Flight 529."
    (AP, 8/21/00)(SSFC, 10/21/01, p.R4)

1995        Sep 22, An AWACS plane carrying US and Canadian military personnel crashed on takeoff from Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, Alaska, killing all 24 people aboard.
    (AP, 9/22/00)

1995         Sep, A Fokker-50 operated by a Malaysian airline crashed on arrival at Tawau, Malaysia airport, killing 34 people. The plane touched down 500 yards short of the runway, pulled up and crashed into a shantytown.
    (AP, 2/10/04)

1995        Nov 8, An air force Fokker 27 crashed in central Argentina’s mountains and killed all 57 on board.
    (SFC, 11/1/96, p.A18)

1995         Dec, 6, A Tu-154 jetliner apparently crashed on a flight from Sakhalin Island to Khabarovsk with 95 [97] people.
    (WSJ, 12/8/95, p.A-1)(SFC,12/16/97, p.B1)

1995        Dec 18, A chartered Zairian plane crashed in northern Angola killing 139 [141] people. Five people survived. The plane was a Lockheed Electra, an old plane with a capacity of 99. It was owned by Trans Service Airlift, a private company.
    (WSJ, 12/20/95, p.A-1)

1995         Dec 20, An American Airlines Boeing 757, Flight 965 jet crashed in Columbia with 164 people on board. Four survivors were reported. It smashed into a mountain near Cali enroute from Miami. It was later reported that pilots had entered an incorrect code for the approach to Cali.
    (WSJ, 12/22/95, p.A-1)(SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-14)(SFC, 4/18/00, p.A5)(WSJ, 11/13/01, p.A14)

1995        A U-2 spy plane based at Beale Air Force Base in Calif., crashed in England.
    (SFC, 8/8/96, p.A11)

1996        Jan 8, A Russian-made Antonov-32 skidded into a crowded marketplace shortly after take-off in Kinshasa in Zaire (Congo) and killed at least 350 people. The twin-turboprop was owned by African Air and was overweight when it took off. At least 470 people were injured.
    (WSJ, 1/9/96, p.A-1) (SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-14)(WSJ, 11/13/01, p.A14)

1996        Jan 15, A Mitsubishi MU-2B twin turboprop crashed in Idaho and killed all eight onboard. The plane was carrying Coca-Cola bottling execs from Salt Lake City to a sales meeting in Pocatello.
    (WSJ, 1/16/96, p. A-1)

1996        Jan 29, A Navy F-14 fighter jet crashed shortly after take-off in Nashville, Tenn. The two-man crew and three people on the ground were killed.
    (WSJ, 1/30/96, p.A-16)

1996        Jan 31, In Switzerland 5 people died in the Bernese Alps when their hot air balloon crashed into a mountainside at a height of 2,400 meters.
    (AP, 2/26/13)

1996        Feb 4, A DC-8 Columbian cargo plane crashed after takeoff in Paraguay and killed four onboard and 18 on the ground.
    (WSJ, 2/5/96, p.A-1)

1996        Feb 6, A Turkish-owned Boeing 757 jetliner crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Puerto Plata shortly after takeoff from the Dominican Republic, killing 189 people, mostly German tourists.
    (WSJ, 2/8/96, p.A-1)(SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-14)(AP, 2/6/01)(WSJ, 11/13/01, p.A14)

1996        Feb 23, An F-14 crashed in the Persian Gulf. It was the 3rd this month and the 32nd since 1991. The navy says that record is not alarmingly high but ordered the entire fleet grounded for 72 hours to check for any common threads.
    (WSJ, 2/23/96, p.A-1)

1996        Feb 27, A Sudanese military plane crashed 25 miles south of Khartoum and killed 91 people on board. The plane was a US made C-130.
    (WSJ, 2/28/96, p.A-1)

1996        Feb 29, Mar 2, A Boeing 737 of the Peruvian domestic Fawcett airlines crashed in the southern Andes and killed 123 people.
    (SFC, 11/1/96, p.A18)(SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-14)

1996        Mar 2, A Boeing 737 of the Peruvian domestic Faucett airlines crashed in the southern Andes and killed 123 people. The crash was later blamed on pilot error.
    (SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-14)(SFC, 10/3/96, p.A8)

1996        Apr 3, A US Air Force T-43, the military version of a Boeing 737, crashed in Croatia and killed 35 people including the US Sec. of Commerce Ron Brown.
    (SFC, 4/6/96, p.A-3)

1996        Apr 11, Seven year old Jessica Dubroff was killed with her father and flight instructor when their Cessna Cardinal 177B crashed during bad weather in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She was attempting to become the youngest person to fly across the US.
    (SFC, 4/16/96, p.A-1,11)

1996        Apr 17, A US Navy F-14B crashed while trying to land at Ocean Naval Air Station at Virginia Beach, Va. It was the 4th F-14 crash this year.
    (SFC, 4/18/96, p.A-3)

1996        May 3, A Sudanese airliner on a domestic flight crashed in bad weather and killed all 50 [53] onboard. It was an Antonov 24 airplane and had tried to land outside of Khartoum in an area cleared for a new airport because sand covered the runways at Khartoum.
    (SFC, 5/4/96, p.A-10)(SFC, 5/5/96, p.A-14)

1996        May 10, Two US Marine helicopters collided and killed 14 servicemen at Camp LeJeune, N.C. An AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter collided with a CH-46 Sea Knight troop copter during exercises with British forces.
    (SFC, 5/10/96, p.A-1)
1996        May 10, A plane crashed and killed 16 people in the rugged mountains of northwestern Mexico. The twin-turboprop De Haviland Twin Otter DHC-6 was flying from Durango and crashed in Santa Maria de Otaes, a small mining town.
    (SFC, 5/11/96, p.A-10)

1996        May 11, A ValuJet DC-9 with 110 people onboard caught fire shortly after takeoff crashed in the Florida Everglades shortly after takeoff from Miami Int’l. airport. In 1999 Florida brought murder charges against Sabre-Tech, a Miami repair facility, that had loaded hazardous oxygen generators onto the plane. In 1999 SabreTech Maintenance Co. was convicted for mishandling oxygen canisters that were blamed for the crash. In 2000 a $11 million penalty was ordered against SabreTech. In 2001 8 0f 9 convictions against Sabre-Tech were overturned by a federal appeals court.
    (SFC, 5/12/96, p.A-1)(AP, 5/11/97)(SFC, 7/14/99, p.A1)(SFC, 12/7/99, p.A3) (SFC, 8/15/00, p.3)(SFC, 11/1/01, p.C2)

1996        Jun 13, An Indonesian DC-10 skidded of a runway at the Fukuoka airport in Japan and burst into flames. 3 people were killed, but 270 others were able to flee the burning jet.
    (SFC, 6/13/96, p.C3)

1996        Jul 8, A 1975 JetRanger Bell Helicopter crashed in Salem, Ohio and killed all 5 people onboard.
    (SFC, 7/9/96, p.A3)

1996    Jul 11, An Air Force F-16 crashed into a house in Pensacola, Fla., killed a young boy and badly burned his mother. The pilot ejected safely.
    (SFC, 7/12/96, p.A1)

1996        Jul 15, A Belgian plane, Lockheed C-130, crashed during landing in the Netherlands and killed 32 people.
    (WSJ, 7/16/96, p.A9)

1996        Jul 17, TWA flight 800 crashed off of Long Island, N.Y., shortly after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport and 230 people died. It was a 25-year-old Paris-bound Boeing 747 whose previous flight had been from Greece. Later reports of a missile attack were tracked to a Navy P-3 Orion flying at 20,000 feet as opposed to the altitude of the Boeing at 13,600 feet. In 1997 the FBI issued a report that the disaster was caused by an explosion in the central fuel tank and was not the result of sabotage. In 2013 former investigators pushed to reopen the probe into the crash.
    (WSJ, 7/18/96, p.A1)(SFC, 3/21/97, p.A7)(AP, 7/17/97)(SFC,11/19/97, p.A3)(SFC, 6/20/13, p.A7)

1996        Aug 17, An Air Force C-130 cargo plane crashed after takeoff from Jackson, Wyoming, and nine people were killed.
    (SFC, 8/19/96, p.A1)

1996        Aug 19, A Russian Ilyushin-76 carrying rescue flares and car wheels destined for Libya crashed at Belgrade’s airport and killed all 12 aboard.
    (SFC, 8/20/96, p.A10)

1996        Aug 29, A Russian Tu-154 plane with 141 passengers crashed on a desolate arctic island 6 miles from Spitsbergen where they were returning to jobs in a Russian-run coal mine. It was the worst crash in Norway’s history.
    (SFC, 8/30/96, p.A14)(SFC, 7/4/01, p.A10)

1996        Sep 25, In the Netherlands a DC-3 aircraft went into the North Sea near Den Helder and killed all 32 people on board.
    (SFC, 9/26/96, p.A11)

1996        Oct 2, The Aeroperu flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashed shortly after takeoff into the Pacific and all 61 passengers and nine crew members were killed. The pilot claimed loss of navigational equipment just before the crash. It was later reported that a maintenance worker failed to remove tape from sensors after polishing the aircraft. A judge ordered Aeroperu and the worker to pay $29 million to families of the 70 dead.
    (SFC, 10/3/96, p.A8)(AP, 10/2/97)(WSJ, 1/22/98, p.A1)

1996        Oct 8, A Russian Antonov 124 cargo plane crashed in San Francesco al Campo in northwestern Italy. At least 2 crew members and 2 villagers were killed.
    (SFEC, 10/9/96, p.A8)

1996        Oct 18, An AV-8B Harrier jet crashed during training exercises at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. The pilot ejected safely.
    (SFC, 10/19/96, A19)

1996        Oct 22, A Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed in an impoverished neighborhood in the port of Manta in southeast Ecuador and killed 25 people.
    (SFC, 11/1/96, p.A18)

1996        Oct 31, In Brazil a Dutch-made Fokker-100, TAM Regional Airlines Flight 402, crashed after take-off from Sao Paulo into the streets of Vila Santa Catarina. At least 98 people were killed.
    (SFC, 11/1/96, p.A18)

1996        Nov 1, In Guatemala a Brazilian-made turboprop crashed near Flores in Peten province and 14 people enroute to the Mayan site of Tikal were killed.
    (SFC, 11/2/96, p.C1)

1996        Nov 7, In Nigeria Flight 086, a Boeing 727 belonging to the Aviation Development Corp., crashed near Epe east of Lagos and 141 people died.
    (SFC, 11/8/96, p.A18)

1996        Nov 12, Near New Delhi, India, a Saudi Arabian Boeing 747 with 312 passengers crashed into a Kazak Airlines Ilyushin Il-76 with 39 people in midair. It marked the worst midair collision in aviation history and the 3rd deadliest air crash. Investigators later claimed the Ilyushin II-76 failed to maintain its assigned altitude. All 349 passengers and crew were killed.
    (SFC, 11/13/96, p.A1)(SFC, 5/14/97, p.A12)(AP, 11/12/97)(WSJ, 11/13/01, p.A14)

1996        Nov 19, Two commuter planes collided on a runway, exploded and killed all 14 people on both planes at Baldwin Municipal Airport in Quincy, Ill.
    (SFC, 11/20/96, p.A4)

1996        Nov 27, A Russian military cargo plane, an Ilyushin-76, crashed in central Siberia and 23 were killed.
    (SFC, 11/29/96, p.B6)

1996        Dec 17, A Russian AN-12 military transport crashed and killed all 17 people onboard shortly after takeoff from St. Petersburg. Colonel General Sergei Seleznyov, commander of the Leningrad military district, was among the dead.
    (SFC, 12/18/96, p.C1)

1997        Jan 9, A Comair Brazilian made Embraer 120 commuter plane crashed 18 miles southwest of Detroit and killed all 29 onboard. Icing was blamed for the crash.
    (SFC, 8/28/98, p.A7)(AP, 1/9/99)

1997        Feb 1, An Air Senegal plane crashed and at least 23 people died after liftoff from a wildlife refuge at Tambacounda.
    (SFC, 2/3/97, p.C3)

1997        Mar 14, In northeastern Iran a C-130 military cargo plane crashed near Mashad and all 86 people aboard were believed killed.
    (SFC, 3/15/97, p.A19)

1997        Mar 17, A Stavropol Airlines AN-24 airplane crashed and all 48 aboard were presumed dead.
    (SFC, 3/18/97, p.A11)

1997        May, In China a Boeing 737 crashed in Shenzhen and 35 people were killed.
    (SFC, 2/25/99, p.A11)

1997        Jul 11, A Cuban An-24 passenger plane with 44 people plunged into the sea after take-off from Santiago de Cuba onroute to Havana.
    (SFC, 7/12/97, p.A14)

1997        Jul 26, A light aircraft spirals to the ground during a maneuver at a show in Ostende, Belgium, killing the pilot and eight spectators.
    (AP, 7/27/02)

1997        Aug 6, Korean Air Flight 801 from Seoul, a Boeing 747-300 jumbo jet, crashed into a hillside a short distance from Guam’s Agana International Airport killing 228 with 26 survivors. A programming glitch in the ground radar system was later identified as a contributing factor but not the cause.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Flight_801)(WSJ, 4/8/99, p.A1)(AP, 8/6/98)(WSJ, 11/13/01, p.A14)

1997        Aug 7, A DC-8 cargo plane crashed on take-off at Miami Int’l. Airport. Four people were killed on the denim filled 29-year-old plane bound for the Dominican Republic.
    (SFC, 8/8/97, p.A3)

1997        Aug 11, In Taiwan a 19-seat Dornier 228 crashed on the island of Matsu and killed all 16 onboard.
    (SFC, 8/11/97, p.A8)

1997        Sep 3, A Tu-134 Vietnam Airlines jet crashed on approach to Phnom Penh airport and killed 65 people. One child survived.
    (WSJ, 9/3/97, p.A1)

1997        Sep 12, In southeast Congo a plane crashed enroute to a religious meeting. All 20 aboard were killed.
    (SFEC, 9/14/97, p.A24)

1997        Sep 13, A German military transport, a Soviet-made Tupelov-154 jet, was reported crashed with 24 people off the coast of Angola [Namibia]. A midair collision with a USAF C-141 Starlifter cargo plane was reported and the total dead reached 32. Poor communications and faulty regional traffic control were cited as the cause. On Mar 31, 1988 the German government reported that the German crew was at fault for flying in airspace reserved for westbound traffic.
    (SFC, 9/15/97, p.A1)(SFC,12/16/97, p.B1)(WSJ, 3/31/98, p.A1)(SFEC, 4/25/99, p.A5)

1997        Sep 14, An Air Force F-117A Stealth fighter broke apart in midair at a Baltimore County air show. The pilot ejected safely but about a dozen people on the ground were slightly injured.
    (SFC, 9/15/97, p.A2)

1997        Sep 15, In Oman a US Navy F/A-18 crashed and the pilot was killed.
    (WSJ, 9/16/97, p.A1)

1997        Sep 16, Two Air national Guard F-16 fighters collided off Atlantic City, N.J. All the crew members survived.
    (SFC, 9/17/97, p.A2)

1997        Sep 26, An Indonesian Garuda Airbus A-300 crashed while approaching Medan Airport in north Sumatra and all 234 passengers were killed. Low visibility from the areas fires were thought to have contributed the tragedy. An air traffic control error was cited.
    (SFC, 9/27/97, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/29/97, p.A1)(AP, 9/26/98)(SFC, 11/13/01, p.A10)

1997        Oct 2, A Navy F-14 Tomcat fighter jet crashed off the coast of N. Carolina. One crew member was rescued but the pilot was still missing.
    (SFC, 10/3/97, p.A12)

1997        Oct 10, An Argentine DC-9 with 75 people crashed in Uruguay.
    (SFC, 10/11/97, p.A10)

1997        Dec 6, In Siberia a Russian Antonov-124 jet cargo aircraft crashed seconds after takeoff on the edge of Irkutsk into an apartment building and killed at least 62 (68-69) people.
    (SFEC,12/797, p.A19)(WSJ, 12/8/97, p.A1)(AP, 12/6/98)(SFC, 7/4/01, p.A10)

1997        Dec 11, In northern Russia an An-12 cargo plane hit a civilian helicopter at the Naryan-Mar airport and all 8 passengers in the helicopter were killed.
    (SFC,12/19/97, p.B2)

1997        Dec 15, In the UAR a Russian Tu-154 charter flight from Tajikistan crashed 9 miles from Sharjah and 85 people were killed.
    (SFC,12/16/97, p.B1)

1997        Dec 17, A Ukrainian jetliner from Odessa, a Yakoviev 42, was missing as it approached the Greek city of Salonica with 70-71 people onboard. The wreckage was located near Fotina, Greece, on Dec 20, as a Greek military plane, searching for the wreckage, crashed north of Athens. All five people aboard the C-130 transport plane were killed.
    (WSJ, 12/18/97, p.A1)(www.cnn.com/WORLD/9712/20/greece.plane.pm/)

1997        Dec 19, In Indonesia a Singapore SilkAir operated Boeing 737 jet crashed by the Musi River north of Palembang on its flight from Jakarta to Singapore. All 104 people on board were feared dead. The 10-month-old plane was later found to have some fasteners missing. Capt. Tsu Way Ming was later suspected of having committed suicide due to investment losses
    (SFC,12/20/97, p.A10) (WSJ, 1/8/98, p.1)(WSJ, 7/30/98, p.A1)

1998        Feb 2, In the Philippines a Cebu Pacific Air DC-9 crashed on Mount Sumagaya as it approached for landing at Cagayan de Oro. 104 people were onboard. Rescuers reached the wreckage the next day but found no survivors.
    (SFC, 2/3/98, p.A6)(SFC, 2/4/98, p.C3)

1998        Feb 16, In Taiwan a China Airlines Airbus A300-600R crashed at Chiang Kai-shek airport while trying to land in fog. 196 people on board were killed plus 6 on the ground. The passengers included the governor of Taiwan’s Central Bank and other financial officials.
    (SFC, 2/17/98, p.A6)(AP, 2/16/08)

1998        Mar 19, Two small planes collided over Riverside Ct. in California and 3 people were killed.
    (SFC, 3/20/98, p.A3)

1998        Mar 19, In Afghanistan a Boeing 727 operated by Ariana state airline crashed 12 miles south of Kabul and killed all 22 people on board.
    (SFC, 3/20/98, p.A16)

1998        Mar 29, In Peru an air force plane evacuating people stranded by flooding crashed in Piura. Twenty-two people were killed when a Russian-made Antonov military plane crashed into a Peruvian shantytown outside the northern city of Piura.
    (SFC, 3/30/98, p.A10)(AP, 3/29/99)

1998        Apr 20, In Columbia a Boeing 727 crashed after takeoff from Bogota and all 53 people aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 4/21/98, p.A12)

1998        May 6, In Peru a Boeing 737, chartered by Occidental Petroleum from the Peruvian air force, crashed in the Amazon jungle. At least 13 of 87 people survived the crash.
    (WSJ, 5/7/98, p.A1)

1998        May 27, In Mongolia a Yu-12 plane crash killed all 28 on board.
    (WSJ, 5/28/98, p.A1)

1998        Jun 18, A commuter plane crashed near Montreal with engineers of Canadian General Electric Co. All 11 people aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 6/19/98, p.B4)

1998        Jul 30, In France a Proteus Airlines Beechcraft collided with a Cessna off the west coast and 15 people were killed.
    (SFC, 8/1/98, p.A11)

1998        Aug 29, In Quito, Ecuador, a Cuban plane with 90 people onboard crashed. 80 people were killed including 5 children playing on the ground. At least 8 people survived the crash of the Russian-made Tupelov-154.
    (SFEC, 8/28/98, p.A15)(SFC, 8/31/98, p.A10)(AP, 8/29/08)

1998        Sep 2, A Swissair MD-11 jetliner crashed off Nova Scotia with 229 people aboard and all were feared dead. The New York to Geneva flight had 136 Americans on board.
    (SFC, 9/3/98, p.A1)(SFC, 9/4/98, p.A17)(AP, 9/2/99)(WSJ, 11/13/01, p.A14)

1998        Sep 6, Divers working off Nova Scotia found the flight data recorder from Swissair Flight 111, which had crashed Sep 2, killing all 229 people on board. However, it turned out the recorder had stopped working several minutes before the crash.
    (AP, 9/6/03)

1998        Sep 11, Divers off Nova Scotia recovered the cockpit voice recorder from Swissair Flight 111, which had crashed Sept. 2, with 229 people aboard. The data recorder was found Sep 6.
    (AP, 9/11/03)

1998        Sep, In Burma Air Myanmar F-27 with 39 people crashed near Tachilek in Shan state. Shan tribesmen looted the wreckage. 5 adult male survivors were tortured and an air hostess was raped for days. A surviving baby was left to die. 30 villagers were arrested.
    (SFC, 9/25/98, p.A12)

1998        Sep 25, In Morocco a chartered Spanish airliner crashed and killed all 38 people onboard.
    (SFC, 9/26/98, p.A11)

1998        Sep 29, In Sri Lanka a Lionair commercial plane, Flight 602, carrying 55 people disappeared off the coast after leaving the Jaffna peninsula. The Ukrainian-built Antonov-24 was bound for Colombo. The government said 700 soldiers and rebels had died in a 3-day battle in the north. Later reports put the death toll to 1300.
    (SFC, 9/30/98, p.A11)(WSJ, 9/30/98, p.A1)(WSJ, 1/28/00, p.A1)

1998        Oct 10, In Congo Tutsi rebels shot down a Boeing 727 Lignes Aeriennes Congolaises airliner following takeoff from Kindu. Airline officials said there were 38 passengers, mostly women and children. Rebels claimed the passengers were soldiers. 41 people were killed.
    (SFEC, 10/11/98, p.A15)(AP, 6/11/13)

1998        Dec 11, A Thai Airways Airbus A310-200 jet crashed near the airport at Surat Thani. 45 people survived and 101 died.
    (SFC, 12/12/98, p.A15)(WSJ, 12/14/98, p.A1)

1999        Jan 2, In Angola rebel forces shot down a UN plane with 9 people shortly after takeoff from Huambo; there were no survivors. The plane was later found with bullets in the tail section and the flight recorders removed.
    (SFEC, 1/3/99, p.A23)(SFC, 1/27/99, p.C10)(AP, 1/2/00)

1999        Feb 24, A China Southwest Airlines jet crashed near Ruian and all 61 people onboard were killed. The jet was a Russian-made Tupelov-154.
    (SFC, 2/25/99, p.A11)

1999        cMar 7, An Antonov 32 Indian air force plane crashed near New Delhi airport killing all 18 onboard and 3 people on the ground.
    (WSJ, 3/8/99, p.A1)

1999        Jun 1, In Little Rock, Ark., 9 people died when an American Airlines jet carrying 145 people crashed into a light tower on landing in stormy weather. The toll climbed to 11 after 2 initial survivors died. In 2001 pilot error was cited.
    (SFC, 6/3/99, p.A1)(SFC, 6/17/99, p.A3)(SFC, 10/24/01, p.C14)

1999        Jun 17, In Germany 4 passengers were killed when their hot air balloon hit a power line near Ibbenburen.
    (AP, 2/26/13)

1999        Aug 10, An Indian jet shot down a Pakistani naval reconnaissance plane over the disputed Sir Creek area. All 16 people in the plane were killed.
    (www.cnn.com/WORLD/asiapcf/9908/10/india.pak.plane.01/index.html)

1999        Aug 22, In Hong Kong a China Airlines plane with over 300 passengers overturned while landing under high winds from Typhoon [Tropical Storm] Sam. 2 people were killed and 211 injured of the 313 survivors.
    (SFC, 8/23/99, p.A14)

1999        Aug 31, In Argentina at least 64 people were killed when a Lapa Airlines Boeing 737 crashed after takeoff from Jorge Newberry airport in Buenos Aires. There were 26 survivors.
    (SFC, 9/1/99, p.A12)(WSJ, 9/1/99, p.A1)(SFC, 9/2/99, p.A14)

1999        Oct 28, Two Navy Blue Angel aviators, Kieron O'Connor (35) and Kevin Colling (32), were killed when their F/A-18 Hornet crashed during a training flight near Moody Air Force Base in Georgia.
    (SFC, 10/29/99, p.A3)

1999        Oct 31, An EgyptAir Boeing 767-300, Flight 990, enroute from New York to Cairo crashed off Nantucket Island and all 217 people aboard were killed. Captains Ahmed al-Habashy and Raouf Noureldin were at the controls. Relief pilot Gamil al-Batouti was suspected to have caused the crash.
    (SFC, 11/1/99, p.A1)(SFC, 11/16/99, p.A3)(SFC, 11/17/99, p.A1)(SFC, 11/18/99, p.C5)(WSJ, 11/13/01, p.A14)
1999        Nov 17, Officials close to the investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 said a relief co-pilot alone in the cockpit had said, in Arabic: “I made my decision now; I put my faith in God’s hands” just before the jetliner began its fatal plunge. In Egypt, relatives angrily rejected any notion that relief co-pilot Gameel el-Batouty had deliberately crashed the plane.
    (AP, 11/17/00)

1999        Nov 9, In Mexico a TAESA DC-9 jet exploded in flight near Uruapan and all 18 people onboard were killed.
    (SFC, 11/10/99, p.A14)

1999        Nov 12, In Serbia a World Food Program flight from Rome crashed in northern Kosovo and all 24 aboard were killed. The plane was a propeller-driven ATR-42.
    (SFC, 11/13/99, p.A10)

1999        Dec 10, In Kuwait a US airmen was instantly killed when an Air Force C-130 transport landed short of the runway at Al Jaber Air Base. The plane regained altitude, dumped fuel and made an emergency belly landing following which 2 more airmen were killed. The pilot was charged with involuntary manslaughter for killing three servicemen by crashing the plane.
    (SFC, 12/11/99, p.A17)(www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/ahmed-al-jaber.htm)

1999        Dec 11, In the Azores a SATA airline ATP turboprop crashed on Sao Jorge island and all 35 people aboard were killed.
    (SFEC, 12/12/99, p.D1)

1999        Dec 21, In Guatemala City a Cubana de Aviacion DC-10 skidded and crashed on landing. At least 26 people were killed.
    (SFC, 12/22/99, p.C9)

1999        Dec 22, In Britain a Korean Air 747 cargo plane crashed near London and all 4 people aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 12/23/99, p.C7)

1999        Dec 25, A Cuban airplane, Russian-made YAK-42, with 22 people crashed just before landing in the northern Venezuelan state of Carabobo.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.D6)

2000        Jan 10, In Switzerland a Crossair Saab-340 airplane crashed after takeoff from Zurich and all 10 people aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 1/11/00, p.A11)

2000        Jan 13, A Swiss Shorts 300-360 airplane carrying Libyan oil workers to a refinery at Marsa el-Brega crashed off the Libya coast and at least 15 of 41 people were killed.
    (SFC, 1/14/00, p.D2)(WSJ, 1/14/00, p.A1)

2000        Jan 30, A Kenyan Airbus 310 crashed into the sea after takeoff from Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Kenya Airways Flight 431 carried 179 people. 10 survivors were pulled from the water.
    (SFC, 1/31/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 1/31/00, p.A1)

2000        Jan 31, Alaska Airlines Flight 261, an MD-83 jet with 88 people bound for Seattle from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, crashed about 2.7 miles north of Anacapa Island, Ca. There were no survivors. A stop had been scheduled in SF.
    (SFC, 2/1/00, p.A1)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Airlines_Flight_261)

2000        Feb 16, In California an Emory Worldwide DC-8 crashed after lifting off from Mather Airport near Sacramento and all 3 crew members were killed.
    (SFC, 2/17/00, p.A1)

2000        Mar 9, In Moscow A Yak-40 aircraft crashed on takeoff from Sheremetyevo Airport and all 9 people aboard were killed. Among the dead were journalist Artyom Borovik and oil executive Ziya Bazhayev.
    (SFC, 3/9/00, p.A11)(SFC, 3/10/00, p.D5)

2000        Apr 19, An Air Philippines Boeing 737-200 jet crashed and all 131 people aboard were killed on Samal Island following an attempted landing at Davao City. It was the worst air crash in Philippine history
    (SFC, 4/19/00, p.A1)(AP, 4/19/01)

2000        Jul 17, In India an Alliance Air Boeing 737 jet with 58 people caught fire and crashed just before landing at Patna airport. 6 people survived.
    (SFC, 7/17/00, p.A15)

2000        Jul 25, In France a NY bound Concorde jet crashed in Gonesse after takeoff and all 109 people aboard were killed along with 4 people on the ground. Passengers included 96 Germans, 2 Danes and an Austrian. Debris from a blown tire was later believed to have caused an engine fire. A 5th body was found in the rubble of the Hotelissimo. It was the first-ever crash of the supersonic jet. A final probe in 2002 attributed runway junk as the cause of the crash. A French accident inquiry concluded in December 2004 that the disaster was partly caused by the strip of metal that fell on the runway from the Continental plane that took off just before the supersonic jet. In 2010 Continental was ordered to pay a fine of 200,000 euros for the crash and to pay Concorde's operator Air France a million euros in damages. On Nov 28, 2012, a French appeals court overturned manslaughter convictions against Continental Airlines and a mechanic for the Concorde crash.
    (SFC, 7/26/00, p.A1)(SFC, 7/27/00, p.A12)(SFC, 7/29/00, p.A12)(AP, 7/25/01)(SFC, 1/17/02, p.A8)(AFP, 12/6/10)(AP, 11/30/12)

2000        Jul 27, In Nepal a Canadian built Twin Otter Royal Nepal Airlines plane crashed near Jogbudha and all 25 people aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 7/28/00, p.A1)

2000        Aug 12, In Congo a Russian-made Antonov crashed on approach to Tshikapa and 27 people were killed.
    (WSJ, 8/14/00, p.A1)

2000        Aug 23, In Bahrain a Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashed on approach to Manama and all 143 people aboard were killed including 36 children.
    (SFC, 8/24/00, p.A1)

2000        Oct 25, A Russian plane with at least 75 passengers and crew crashed while trying to land in Georgia. All were feared dead.
    (SFC, 10/26/00, p.D8)

2000        Oct 31, A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 jet crashed on takeoff from Taiwan as Typhoon Xangsane approached. Flight SQ006 was bound for Los Angeles. The plane apparently hit construction equipment on a closed runway. The airlines announced a $400,000 payment to victim’s families after admitting to pilot error. 83 people were killed when the pilots took off on the wrong runway. The pilots were not prosecuted.
    (WSJ, 11/1/00, p.A1)(SFC, 11/3/00, p.A16)(SFEC, 11/5/00, p.A1)(AP, 6/14/02)

2000        Nov 15, In Angola an Antonov 24 airplane crashed near Luanda Int’l. Airport and at least 40 people were killed.
    (SFC, 11/16/00, p.A17)

2002        Nov, A Fokker-50 caught fire and crashed on a flight from Berlin to Luxembourg, killing 20 people.
    (AP, 2/10/04)

2000        Dec 11, A US Marine Osprey aircraft crashed in North Carolina and all 4 people aboard were killed. The fleet was grounded the next day.
    (SFC, 12/13/00, p.A3)

2001        Jan 27, A small plane crashed south of Denver and 10 people were killed including passengers associated with the Oklahoma State Univ. basketball team.
    (SSFC, 1/28/01, p.A13)

2001        Mar 2, In Thailand a bomb blast gutted a Thai Airways Boeing 737-400 in Bangkok just before PM Shinawatra was to board. One crew member was killed. It was later reported that the empty center fuel tank of the plane had exploded.
    (SFC, 3/5/01, p.A12)(WSJ, 6/26/08, p.A12)

2001        Mar 24, An Air Caraibes plane with mostly French tourists from St. Maarten crashed on St. Barts and killed all 19 aboard.
    (WSJ, 3/26/00, p.A1)

2001        Jun 3, In California pilot Daniel Katz (24) disappeared while flying over San Bernardino National Forest. This spurred one of the most extensive and high-tech searches in the area's history. In 2008 the wreckage of his rented plane was found on a steep mountainside north of Rancho Cucamonga near Lytle Creek.
    (AP, 9/23/08)

2001        Jul 3, In Russia Flight TD-352, a Tu-154 operated by Vladivostok Avia, crashed in Siberia near the village of Burdakovka. All 143 people aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 7/4/01, p.A10)(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/1421072.stm)

2001        Aug 26, In the French Alps a hot-air balloon caught fire after apparently hitting a high voltage wire and 6 people were killed.
    (WSJ, 8/27/01, p.A1)(AP, 2/26/13)

2001        Sep 11, 8:45 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 carrying 92 people, crashed into the North tower of the World Trade Center in NYC. It was enroute from Boston to LA.
    9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767 carrying 65 people, crashed into the South Tower of the WTC.  It was enroute from Boston to LA.
    9:38 a.m. American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 carrying 64 people, crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.  It was enroute from Washington DC to LA.
    9:40 a.m. The FAA grounded all domestic flights and ordered all airborne craft to land immediately.   
    10:00 a.m. The South Tower of the WTC collapsed.
    10:10 a.m. United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 carrying 45 people, crashed southeast of Pittsburgh. The plane had left Newark for SF but was believed to be directed by hijackers to Camp David. Passengers appeared to have overcome the hijackers.
    10:29 a.m. The North Tower of the WTC collapsed.
    5:25 p.m. Building 7 of the WTC complex collapsed. Four groups of terrorists used knives, hijacked 4 airplanes, and were suspected to be linked to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda organization.
    (SFC, 9/12/01, p.A6,10,12)(WSJ, 9/12/01, p.A1)

2001        Oct 4, A chartered Russian Tupelov-154 airplane crashed in to the Black Sea and all 78 people were killed. The Sibir Airlines jet was bound to Novosibirsk from Tel Aviv. An accidental missile strike from Ukrainian military forces was suspected but denied by Ukraine officials. Pres. Putin said terrorists might have been responsible. Later evidence indicated that flight 1812 was hit by an S-200 missile. Ukraine and Russia acknowledged that an errant missile was the probable cause on Oct 12. In 2003 Ukraine agreed to pay $200,000 for each Israeli killed.
    (SFC, 10/6/01, p.A11)(WSJ, 11/21/03, p.A1)(www.ncsj.org/AuxPages/100501crash.shtml)

2001        Oct 8, In Milan, Italy, a Scandinavian Airlines SAS jet, Flight 686 to Copenhagen, crashed into a small Cessna on takeoff and 114 people were killed in both planes with 4 killed on the ground. The Cessna had moved onto the wrong runway as the SAS jet took off under foggy conditions.
    (SFC, 10/9/01, p.B1)(WSJ, 10/9/01, p.A1)

2001        Oct 10, In Alaska a small plane crashed following takeoff from Dillingham. 10 people were killed in the Cessna 208 Caravan.
    (SFC, 10/11/01, p.A21)

2001        Nov 12, American Airlines Flight 587, bound for the Dominican Republic, crashed in Belle Harbor in the Far Rockaway district of Queens just after takeoff from JFK Airport. All 260 crew and passengers were killed as well as 5 people on the ground. The A300-600 plane appeared to have fallen apart. The vertical tail section cracked off when composite fittings failed possibly due to turbulence from a preceding 747. In 2004 a safety board said the pilot’s “unnecessary and excessive“ use of the rudder contributed to the crash.
    (SFC, 11/14/01, p.A14)(SFC, 11/15/01, p.A19)(SFC, 10/27/04, p.A3)(AP, 11/12/05)

2001        Nov 19, A Russian airliner crashed 90 miles north of Moscow and all 24 on board were killed. The Ilyushin-18 was chartered by Israero and was from the Siberian city of Khatanga.
    (WSJ, 11/20/01, p.A1)

2001        Nov 24, In Switzerland a Swiss Avro RJ-100 Jumbolino crashed with 33 people on board. 10 were killed.
    (SSFC, 11/25/01, p.A18)

2002        Jan 16, In Indonesia a Boeing 737-300 with 60 people crash-landed on a river in Java. One person was killed and 23 injured.
    (SFC, 1/17/02, p.A10)

2002        Jan 28, An Ecuadoran TAME Airlines Boeing 727-100 crashed along the Colombia border with 92 people aboard. The wreckage was found on a glacier of the Nevado de Cumbal volcano and there were no survivors.
    (SFC, 1/29/02, p.A8)(SFC, 1/30/02, p.A8)

2002        Feb 12, An Iran Air Tours Tupelov Tu-154 crashed into the Sefid Kouh mountains near Khorramabad killing all 119 on board.
    (SFC, 2/13/02, p.A12)(AP, 2/11/03)

2002        Apr 15, In South Korea an Air China jet Boeing 767, CA-129, with some 166 passengers crashed into a mountain near Kimhae. 122 people died in the crash.
    (SFC, 4/15/02, p.A3)(SFC, 4/16/02, p.A7)(AP, 4/15/07)

2002        Apr 19, In Colombia a Russian-made Antonov jet, used to transfer inmates, crashed near Popayan airport and at least 2 prison officials were killed.
    (SFC, 4/20/02, p.A15)

2002        May 4, A Nigerian jet crashed in Kano. 4 of 76 onboard survived. Nigeria's EAS Airlines owned the British Aerospace twin-engine jet. The Red Cross reported 145 dead. A total of 154 people on the plane and the ground were killed.
    (SSFC, 5/5/02, p.A16)(SFC, 5/6/02, p.A3)(AP, 5/4/03)

2002        May 7, A China Northern Airlines with 112 people crashed off the northeast coast. Flight 6136 was an MD-82 enroute from Beijing to Dalian.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A15)
2002        May 7, An EgyptAir Boeing 737 with 62 people crashed in bad weather near Tunis. 14 people were killed.
    (SFC, 5/8/02, p.A15)(AP, 5/7/03)

2002        May 25, A Taiwanese China Airlines Boeing 747 airliner bound for Hong Kong crashed into the sea and 225 people were killed.
    (SSFC, 5/26/02, p.A12)(SFC, 5/27/02, p.A7)(AP, 5/25/03)

2002        Jul 1, Bashkirian flight 2937 with 45 Russian children headed for a beach vacation in Spain were among 71 people killed when their chartered Tupolev airliner slammed into a Boeing 757 DHL cargo plane over southern Germany. The flights were under Swiss air control. An onboard device told the pilot to climb but he followed a controller’s order to dive instead. In 2007 four employees of a Swiss air traffic control company were convicted of negligent homicide for the crash of flight 2937.
    (AP, 7/2/02)(SFC, 7/2/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 7/2/02, p.A1)(SFC, 7/3/02, p.A6)(WSJ, 7/9/02, p.A1)(AP, 9/4/07)

2002        Jul 3, Swiss authorities said a collision-warning system was out of service in the Zurich tower when it took control of a Russian airliner and a cargo jet shortly before they collided on July 1 at 35,000 feet, killing 71 people, including 45 children headed for an end-of-school beach holiday. One of 2 required air controllers was on a break.
    (AP, 7/3/02)(SFC, 7/4/02, p.A8)

2002        Aug 19, A Russian Mi-26 military helicopter loaded with troops crashed in Chechnya. 127 were killed and 32 injured when the troop transport fell into a minefield in what Russian media called the nation's biggest military helicopter crash and the biggest single-day casualty count in the Chechen war. Chechen rebels claimed to have shot the helicopter down.
    (AP, 8/20/02)(WSJ, 8/23/02, p.A1)(AP, 8/21/03)(AP, 8/19/07)

2002        Aug 22, In Nepal a plane carrying foreign tourists slammed into a mountain in bad weather, killing all 18 people on board.
    (Reuters, 8/22/02)

2002        Aug 29, In Russia a small plane disappeared in the Far East region of Khabarovsk. The plane crashed into a cliff and 16 people were killed.
    (AP, 8/29/02)(AP, 9/2/02)

2002        Jun 1, Hansie Cronje (32), who captained South Africa to 27 wins against only 11 losses in 53 Tests before his disgrace for accepting money from illegal cricket gamblers, was the only passenger on a mail delivery flight which crashed into a mountain near his home town of George in bad weather.
    (AFP, 5/30/12)

2002        Dec 23, In central Iran a Ukrainian An-140 aircraft, carrying Ukrainian and Russian aerospace scientists from Turkey, flew into a mountainside while preparing to land killing all 46 people on board. Airport officials said pilot "carelessness" caused the plane to crash.
    (AP, 12/24/02)

2003        Jan 8, In Charlotte, NC, a US Airways Express Beech 1900 turboprop crashed on takeoff and all 21 aboard were killed.
    (SFC, 1/9/03, p.A3)
2003        Jan 8, In Turkey the pilot of the British Aerospace RJ-100 missed the runway because of heavy fog in the southeastern city of Diayarbakir. 75 people were killed with 5 survivors.
    (AP, 1/9/03)(WSJ, 1/9/03, p.A1)

2003        Jan 9, A Peruvian airliner carrying 46 people, including eight children, disappeared amid cloud-covered mountains in the Amazon jungle. On Jan 11 rescue workers found the wreckage of TANS Airlines Flight 222, a Fokker 28 near the jungle town of Chachapoyas. There were no survivors.
    (AP, 1/9/03)(AP, 1/11/03)
2003        Jan 9, In southeastern Turkey 2 Turkish F-4 warplanes collided in heavy fog during a training flight killing the four crew members.
    (AP, 1/9/03)y

2003          Feb 19, An Iranian military plane carrying 275 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards crashed in southeastern Iran, killing all on board.
    (WSJ, 2/20/03, p.A1)(AP, 2/19/08)

2003          Mar 6, An Air Algerie Boeing 737 jet crashed killing 102 passengers and crew in the southern Algerian province of Tamanrasset. At least 1 person survived.
    (AP, 3/6/03)(SFC, 3/7/03, p.A14)

2003        May 26, An airplane carrying Spanish peacekeepers crashed into a mountain in northeastern Turkey while making its third attempt to land in thick fog. All 74 people aboard were killed. The Yak-42 was chartered from a Ukrainian company.
    (AP, 5/26/03)(WSJ, 5/27/03, p.A1)

2003        Jul 8, A Sudanese airliner crashed minutes after its captain reported technical problems following takeoff, killing 116 people. The only survivor was a 2-year-old boy.
    (AP, 7/8/03)

2003        Dec 25, A passenger plane bound for Beirut crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from the west African nation of Benin and at least 138 people, mostly Lebanese, were killed. Some 35 people survived.
    (AP, 12/25/03)(SFC, 12/26/03, p.A3)(AP, 12/27/03)

2003        Dec 26, Kelvin Stark, a new Zealand pilot, was killed while flying a new PAC 750XL airplane to California. The 17-passenger plane was billed as the 1st passenger aircraft built in New Zealand and was specially designed for skydiving.
    (SFC, 12/27/03, p.A15)

2004        Jan 13, In Tashkent, Uzbekistan, a domestic airliner crashed on approach to the airport. At least 36 people, including the top U.N. official for Uzbekistan, were aboard and no survivors were reported.
    (AP, 1/13/04)

2004        Jan 17, A Cessna 208 regional plane carrying hunters went down in Lake Erie about one mile west of Pelee Island, Canada. All 9 aboard were killed.
    (AP, 1/18/04)(WSJ, 1/19/04, p.A1)

2004        Jan 30, A 25-30 seat passenger plane plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Lagos, Nigeria.
    (AP, 1/30/04)

2004        Mar 11, In San Diego 4 Marines were killed when their small UC-35 jet crashed on landing at Air Station Miramar.
    (SFC, 3/12/04, p.B3)

2004        May 14, A Brazilian domestic airliner crashed near the Amazon city of Manaus, killing all 30 passengers and three crew members.
    (AP, 5/15/04)

2004        Aug 21, A military plane crashed into a mountain in central Venezuela, killing 25 people, including five children.
    (AP, 8/22/04)

2004        Aug 24, A Russian airliner crashed and a second disappeared from radar about the same time night after both planes took off from the same Moscow airport, raising fears that terrorism was involved. A distress signal was activated on the second plane. All 89 passengers and crew were killed, 46 aboard a TU-154 and 43 aboard a TU-134.
    (AP, 8/25/04)(SFC, 8/25/04, p.A1)

2004        Nov 30, A Lion Air MD-82 passenger plane from Jakarta carrying nearly 150 people skidded off a runway in Solo, Indonesia, and split into two pieces killing at least 31 people.
    (AP, 11/30/04)(SFC, 12/1/04, p.A3)

2005        Feb 3, An Afghan passenger jet carrying 104 people disappeared from radar screens during a snowstorm near the mountain-ringed capital. NATO helicopters found the wreckage of 2 days later. There were no survivors.
    (AP, 2/4/05)(AP, 2/5/05)

2005        Mar 16, A Russian turboprop airliner carrying at least 52 people crashed and caught fire while trying to land near an oil port along the Arctic coast, and at least 29 people were killed.
    (AP, 3/16/05)

2005        May 23, A Russian-made plane crashed shortly after takeoff near Bunyakiri, Congo, killing 26 people.
    (AP, 5/23/06)

2005        Aug 2, An Air France jet skidded off a Toronto runway and burst into flames, prompting 309 passengers and crew to slide down escape chutes. In Dec, 2009, a Canadian judge approved a C$12 million ($11.4 million) class-action settlement with 184 passengers of the Air France jet.
    (AP, 8/3/05)(Reuters, 12/31/09)

2005        Aug 6, A Tunis Air jet carrying 35 passengers went down in the sea off the Sicilian coast, and rescuers were on their way. 16 people were killed, while 23 survived. A bad fuel gauge on the Tuninter plane caused the crash. On March 23, 2009, the Tunisian pilot who paused to pray instead of taking emergency measures before crash-landing his plane, was sentenced to 10 years in jail by an Italian court along with his co-pilot. Another five employees of Tuninter, a subsidiary of Tunisair, were sentenced to between 8 and 9 years in jail.
    (AP, 8/5/05)(AP, 8/7/05)(WSJ, 9/8/05, p.A1)(Reuters, 3/24/09)

2005        Aug 14, A Cypriot airliner, Helios Air 737, crashed into a hill north of Athens, killing all 121 people on board. An inquiry in 2006 ruled pilots erred in setting pressurization controls. On April 20, 2012, three executives of a defunct Cypriot airline and a British engineer were each sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison for their role in Greece's worst air crash. The ruling came four months after a Cypriot court acquitted the three executives during a separate hearing over the accident.
    (AP, 8/14/05)(WSJ, 10/11/06, p.A1)(Reuters, 4/21/12)

2005        Aug 16, A chartered jet filled with tourists returning home from Panama to the French Caribbean island of Martinique crashed in western Venezuela, killing all 160 people on board. The pilot had been attempting an emergency landing after both engines failed.
    (AP, 8/16/05)(WSJ, 8/17/05, p.A1)

2005        Aug 23, TANS Peru Flight 204, a Boeing 737-200 with 100 people on board, split in two after an emergency landing during a fierce storm, killing at least 41 people. The pilot tried to land in a marsh to soften the impact but the landing split the aircraft in two. The plane was enroute from Lima to Pucallpa and landed 20 miles from Pucallpa.
    (AP, 8/24/05)

2005        Sep 5, In Indonesia a domestic jetliner slammed into a crowded neighborhood after taking off from Medan, bursting into flames and killing at 143 people including 44 on the ground. 18 passengers survived the crash, including an 18-month-old boy.
    (AP, 9/6/05)(AP, 9/5/06)

2005        Oct 26, A Swiss court found Vitaly Kaloyev, a Russian architect, guilty of premeditated homicide for the Feb 2004 killing of the air traffic controller on duty at the time of the Jul 1, 2002, midair plane collision in which his wife and child were lost. Kaloyev was released in 2007.
    (AP, 10/26/05)(AP, 7/1/12)

2005        Dec 6, A C-130 Iranian military transport plane crashed into a 10-story apartment building as it was trying to make an emergency landing, ripping open the top of the structure and igniting a huge fire. At least 115 people were killed including 21 on the ground in the Azadi suburb of Tehran.
    (AP, 12/06/05)(SFC, 12/7/05, p.A3)

2005        Dec 10, Nigeria’s Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 carrying 110 passengers crashed while landing during a storm in the southern city of Port Harcourt. Some 107 people were killed including 71 children. The runway lights were off because the airport had not bought a generator.
    (AP, 12/10/05)(AFP, 12/12/05)(WSJ, 10/1/07, p.A1)

2005        Dec 19, In Florida a 58-year-old propeller seaplane, owned by Chalk’s Ocean Airways, crashed in the water off Miami Beach after taking off for Bimini in the Bahamas. 20 people were killed. Federal investigators found longstanding cracks in a wing that fell off.
    (AP, 12/20/05)(SFC, 12/20/05, p.A4)(WSJ, 12/22/05, p.A1)

2006        Feb 11, In southern Sudan a military transport plane blew a tire while landing at Aweil, swerved off the runway and exploded, killing all 20 people on board.
    (AP, 2/12/06)

2006        May 3, An Armenian Airbus A-320 crashed in stormy weather off Russia's Black Sea coast while readying to land at the Sochi resort, killing all 113 people on board, most of them Armenians.
    (AP, 5/3/06)(WSJ, 5/3/06, p.A1)

2006        Jul 9, A Russian Airbus 310 passenger plane skidded off a rain-slicked Siberian runway and plowed through a concrete barrier, bursting into flames. At least 125 of 203 people on board were killed.
    (AP, 7/9/06)(AP, 7/9/07)

2006        Jul 10, In eastern Pakistan a Fokker F-27 twin-engine aircraft operated by Pakistan International Airlines slammed into a wheat field and burst into flames minutes after takeoff. All 45 people on board were killed.
    (AP, 7/10/06)(AP, 7/28/10)

2006        Aug 22, A Russian passenger jet with at least 170 people aboard crashed in Ukraine after sending a distress signal. The Pulkovo airlines Tupolev 154, en route from the Russian Black Sea resort of Anapa to St. Petersburg, crashed near the Ukrainian city of Donetsk.
    (AP, 8/22/06)

2006        Sep 1, In northeastern Iran a Russian-made Tupolev 154 airplane with 148 people on board skidded off the runway and caught fire, killing 29 people.
    (AP, 9/1/06)

2006        Sep 29, A Brazilian jetliner, Gol airlines Flight 1907, with 155 people aboard crashed in the Amazon jungle after reportedly colliding with a smaller ExcelAire executive jet carrying 16 passengers. The Legacy jet stabilized after the apparent collision and then landed at a Brazilian air force base in the Amazon state of Para. It was later reported that the US executive jet was at the wrong altitude and Brazil confiscated the passports of the pilots. In November it was reported that the flight recorder transcript from the executive jet involved in the air disaster showed that the jet's American pilots were told by Brazilian air traffic control to fly at the same altitude as a Boeing 737 before the planes collided over the Amazon rainforest. Pilots Joseph Lepore (42), of Bay Shore, N.Y., and Jan Paladino (34), of Westhampton Beach, N.Y., were allowed to return to the US on Dec 8 after signing a document promising to return to Brazil for their trial or when required by local authorities. In 2010 Air force Sgt. Jomarcelo Fernandes dos Santos was sentenced to 14 months in jail for failing to take action when he saw that the Legacy's anti-collision system had been turned off. In 2011 the American pilots were sentenced to four years of unspecified community service in the USA. On May 19 air traffic controller Lucivando de Alencar was convicted of endangering air safety and sentenced to three years and four months of community service.
    (AP, 9/30/06)(AP, 10/1/06)(WSJ, 10/5/06, p.A1)(AP, 11/2/06)(AP, 10/27/10)(AP, 5/17/11)(AP, 5/19/11)

2006        Nov 26, David Hermance (59), a US engineer for Toyota, was killed when his experimental plane, a Interavia E-3, crashed off San Pedro near Los Angeles, Ca. Hermance’s job had been to take technology developed in Japan, as in the Prius hybrid, and bring it to the US.
    (SFC, 11/27/06, p.A5)

2007        Jan 1, Flight KI-574, an Indonesian passenger plane carrying 102 people, disappeared in stormy weather off Sulawesi island. Rescue teams were sent to search in the area where the Boeing 737-400 sent out a distress signal. In 2008 investigators said the pilots had accidentally disconnecting the plane's autopilot. A speed boat capsized in poor weather off the coast of Borneo island, killing 15 people.
    (AP, 1/1/07)(AP, 1/2/07)(AFP, 3/25/08)

2007        Jan 9, Iraqi and US soldiers, backed by American warplanes, battled suspected insurgents for hours in central Baghdad, and 50 militant fighters were killed. A cargo plane carrying Turkish construction workers crashed during landing at an airport near Baghdad, killing 32 people and injuring two.
    (AP, 1/9/07)

2007        Mar 17, A Russian airliner crash landed in the central Russian city of Samara, killing seven people and injuring 23.
    (AP, 3/17/07)

2007        Apr 21, A US Navy Blue Angel jet went down during an air show in South Carolina, plunging into a neighborhood of small homes and trailers and killing the pilot.
    (AP, 4/22/07)

2007        May 5, A Kenya Airways jet with 114 people on board crashed after sending out a distress signal over a remote rainforest in southern Cameroon. The Boeing 737-800 was carrying 114 people, including 105 passengers, from 23 countries. There were no survivors.
    (AP, 5/5/07)(AP, 5/7/07)

2007        Jun 4, A small plane from Milwaukee carrying a six-member organ transplant team and their cargo of donor organs to Michigan crashed in Lake Michigan with no survivors.
    (AP, 6/5/07)

2007        Jun 25, A charter plane carrying 22 people between two popular Cambodian tourist destinations crashed in a mountainous region in the south of the country.
    (AP, 6/25/07)

2007        Jul 10, In Florida a small plane trying to make an emergency landing crashed into a suburban Orlando neighborhood, killing both people aboard and starting two house fires that seriously burned two adults and a 10-year-old boy.
    (AP, 7/10/07)

2007        Jul 17, In Sao Paulo, Brazil, a TAM airlines Airbus-320 slammed into a gas station and a TAM building and burst into flames after trying to land on a short, rain-slicked runway at Congonhas airport. All 187 people aboard were killed along with 12 on the ground.
    (AP, 7/18/07)(AP, 7/17/08)

2007        Jul 29, A 43-year-old Russian cargo plane crashed minutes after taking off from a Moscow airport, killing all seven crew on board.
    (AP, 7/29/07)

2007        Aug 2, In Washington state a helicopter with four people aboard crashed and burst into flames on the east slopes of the Cascade Range, starting a wildfire. By the next day it spread through dry timber to cover 300 to 400 acres.
    (AP, 8/3/07)

2007        Aug 5, A medical plane left the Ruidoso Regional Airport on a flight to University of New Mexico Hospital, and crashed almost immediately in Devil's Canyon in the Lincoln National Forest. 5 people were killed including a 15-month-old patient and her mother.
    (AP, 8/7/07)

2007        Aug 9, A small airplane plunged into the sea moments after taking off from the French Polynesian resort island of Moorea, apparently killing all 20 people aboard in the territory's worst-ever plane crash.
    (AP, 8/10/07)

2007        Aug 20, In Okinawa, Japan, passengers used emergency slides to evacuate a China Airlines Boeing 737-800 just minutes before the plane burst into a fireball on the tarmac. All 165 people aboard escaped unhurt, including the pilot, who jumped from the cockpit at the last second.
    (AP, 8/20/07)(AP, 8/20/08)

2007        Sep 16, In Thailand a One-Two-Go Airlines passenger plane filled with foreign tourists crashed as it tried to land in pouring rain on the island of Phuket, splitting in two and bursting into flames. 89 people were killed.
    (AP, 9/17/07)(AP, 9/16/08)

2007        Oct 4, In Congo a cargo plane crashed in a residential neighborhood near the main airport in Kinshasa, plowing into homes and killing at least 52 people. The next day Congolese President Joseph Kabila sacked Transport Minister Remy Henri Kuseyo Gatanga.
    (AP, 10/4/07)(Reuters, 10/5/07)

2007        Oct 7, A Cessna 208 Grand Caravan crashed in the Cascade Mountains after it left Star, Idaho, near Boise, en route to Shelton, Wash., northwest of Olympia. 9 skydivers and the pilot were killed. Searchers found the wreckage the next day.
    (AP, 10/9/07)

2007        Oct 8, In Colombia a plane carrying 15 soldiers and three civilians disappeared. The wreckage was spotted Oct 11 high in the Andes and the armed forces chief said there was no chance of survivors.
    (AP, 10/11/07)

2007        Nov 30, In southwest Turkey an Atlasjet plane crashed on a rocky mountain shortly before it was due to land, killing all 57 people on board.
    (AP, 11/30/07)

2007        Dec 25, In Panama the bodies of Michael Klein (37), a California hedge fund manager, his daughter Talia Klein (13) and pilot Edwin Lasso (23) were found in an uninhabited region known as Las Ovejas on the slope of the Baru volcano. Francesca Lewis (12) survived the Dec 23 crash, but cold, wet weather prevented authorities from evacuating her immediately.
    (AP, 12/26/07)(SFC, 12/26/07, p.A4)

2008        Jan 4, A private plane carrying 14 people crashed into the sea after taking off from Venezuela's Los Roques islands.
    (AP, 1/5/08)

2008        Jan 20, In southern California The two small Cessnas crashed near the small Corona Municipal Airport, killing five and raining debris and bodies down on car dealership parking lots.
    (AP, 1/21/08)

2008        Feb 17, In New Zealand 3 people were killed after a light plane and a helicopter collided in mid-air in the coastal settlement of Paraparaumu.
    (AP, 2/17/08)

2008        Mar 15, In Nigeria a Wings Airline 19-seater aircraft went missing shortly after leaving Lagos for the Obudu Cattle Ranch in Cross River state. On Aug 30 hunters found the wreckage of the plane and the bodies of its three crew members.
    (AFP, 9/3/08)

2008        Apr 3, In Suriname a twin-engine Antonov-AN28, operated by Surinamese carrier Blue Wing airlines, crashed on approach to an airstrip in the Benzdorp mining region, near the country's border with French Guiana. All 19 aboard were killed. Blue Wing, which has operated since 2002, was barred from landing at European airports in June 2006 after French aviation officials found safety deficiencies during an inspection of planes. The airline was removed from the blacklist in 2007 after a commission said the company had resolved the issues.
    (AP, 4/4/08)

2008        Apr 8, In Vietnam a small military plane crashed near Hanoi, killing all five aboard.
    (AP, 4/8/08)

2008        Apr 11, In Moldova a Sudanese-owned transport plane laden with fuel crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport near the capital and burst into flames, killing all 8 people on board.
    (AP, 4/12/08)

2008        Apr 15, In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at least 44 people were killed and up tot 100 injured when a passenger plane crashed onto a market district after taking-off at Goma.
    (Reuters, 4/16/08)(WSJ, 4/18/08, p.A1)

2008        Apr 16, A military plane belonging to Equatorial Guinea crashed off its coast with at least 13 people on board. There are no survivors.
    (AP, 4/18/08)

2008        Apr 28, A Ukrainian helicopter crashed onto an offshore drilling platform in the Black Sea, killing all 20 people on board.
    (Reuters, 4/28/08)

2008        May 13, In Canada a helicopter with three people on board appeared to hover as if looking for a landing spot before it crashed onto a street and burst into flames in Cranbrook, British Columbia. A pedestrian Kenyan exchange student, was killed along with the 3 in the helicopter.
    (Reuters, 5/14/08)

2008        May 24, In California a tour helicopter crashed on Santa Catalina Island killing 3 people and injuring 3 others.
    (SSFC, 5/25/08, p.A6)

2008        May 26, A Russian an An-12 cargo plane crashed near Chelyabinsk, Siberia, killing all 9 people onboard.
    (SFC, 5/27/08, p.A3)

2008        May 29, Chile's national police chief and 10 other people were killed when the aging Panamanian government helicopter they were riding in crashed into a three-story building in the heart of Panama City.
    (AP, 5/30/08)

2008        May 30, In Honduras a Grupo Taca Airbus A320 overshot a runway and raced onto a busy street in Tegucigalpa, killing the pilot, two passengers and a motorist on the ground. At least 65 people were injured.
    (AP, 5/31/08)

2008        Jun 10, A Sudan Airways plane carrying 214 people veered off a runway and burst into flames after landing at Khartoum International Airport, killing at least 29 people.
    (AP, 6/11/08)(SFC, 6/11/08, p.A2)

2008        Jun 11, A plane carrying 10 people that disappeared four days ago in Chile's frigid southern forests was found with nine survivors who stayed alive by huddling for warmth, sharing food and sheltering in the plane's wreckage. The only fatality was the pilot Nelson Bahamondes (65). The plane had disappeared June 7 after taking off the Chilean city of Puerto Montt en route to La Junta.
    (AP, 6/11/08)

2008        Jun 19, In central Bosnia a helicopter carrying two Spanish pilots of the EU peace force and two German officers crashed, but it was not clear if there were any casualties.
    (AP, 6/19/08)

2008        Jun 26, In Indonesia a 1984 Casa-212 plane disappeared during an aerial surveillance mission about 60 miles south of the capital, Jakarta. All 18 aboard were killed.
    (AP, 6/27/08)(AP, 6/28/08)

2008        Jun 27, In Guatemala a helicopter crash killed Interior Minister  Vinicio Gomez and three other people.
    (AP, 6/28/08)
2008        Jun 27, In Sudan a small cargo plane crashed mid-flight, killing seven crew members, including five foreigners, in the third fatal aviation accident to blight the African country in the past two months. There was one survivor.
    (AFP, 6/28/08)(AP, 6/28/08)

2008        Jun 27, In Sudan a small cargo plane crashed mid-flight, killing 7 crew members, including 5 foreigners, in the third fatal aviation accident to blight the African country in the past two months. There was one survivor. Gunmen killed a Ugandan driver contracted to deliver aid for the World Food Program in Sudan, in the 7th such killing in the country in three months.
    (AFP, 6/28/08)(AP, 6/28/08)(AFP, 6/29/08)

2008        Jun 28, A small plane crashed outside Las Vegas killing 4 residents of Oakley, Ca.
    (SFC, 6/30/08, p.B1)

2008        Jun 29, A helicopter ferrying a patient with a medical emergency from the Grand Canyon collided into another chopper carrying a patient near a northern Arizona hospital, leaving six people dead and critically injuring a nurse.
    (AP, 6/30/08)

2008        Jun 30, In Sudan a cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Khartoum's airport, killing all four Russian crew members aboard. The plane hit an electricity pole shortly after takeoff and then crashed into an empty field.
    (AP, 6/30/08)

2008        Jul 6, In northern Mexico a plane carrying a load of auto parts crashed s it was trying to land, killing the pilot and severely injuring the co-pilot.
    (AP, 7/6/08)

2008        Jul 20, In central Bolivia a Venezuelan military helicopter often used to transport Bolivian President Evo Morales crashed. Four Venezuelan military personnel and a Bolivian officer were reported killed.
    (AP, 7/21/08)

2008        Jul 21, A US B-52 bomber that was due to fly in a Liberation Day parade in the US territory of Guam crashed into the Pacific Ocean soon after take-off. All of the bomber's six-man crew were killed.
    (AFP, 7/21/08)(AP, 7/23/08)

2008        Jul 31, A small jet crashed while preparing to land at Degner Regional Airport in Minnesota killing 8 people including several casino and construction executives.
    (WSJ, 7/31/08, p.A2)

2008        Aug 3, In Gearhart, Oregon, a small plane crashed into a seaside house killing 2 people aboard and 2 children in the vacation home.
    (SFC, 8/5/08, p.A3)
2008        Aug 3, In Canada a small plane crashed on Vancouver Island. Two survivors were pulled from the wreckage but five other people on the aircraft died.
    (Reuters, 8/4/08)

2008        Aug 5, In California 9 firefighters were killed and 4 injured when their helicopter crashed after battling a blaze in Trinity County. Investigators in 2010 concluded that lax federal oversight and Carson helicopter’s decision to underestimate the craft’s weight led to the crash.
    (SFC, 8/7/08, p.A1)(SFC, 12/8/10, p.C7)

2008        Aug 17, Two small planes collided in midair and crashed near Coventry in central England, killing five people.
    (AP, 8/17/08)

2008        Aug 20, A Spanair MD-82 bound for the Canary Islands caught fire while trying to make an emergency landing just after departing from Madrid airport leaving 153 people dead. This was the nation's worst air disaster in nearly 25 years. The toll rose to 154 on Aug 23 leaving 18 survivors. In 2010 authorities investigating the crash of Spanair flight 5022 discovered a central computer system used to monitor technical problems in the aircraft was infected with malware.
    (AP, 8/20/08)(AP, 8/21/08)(Reuters, 8/23/08)(http://tinyurl.com/2azr8zj)

2008        Aug 22, In North Las Vegas, Nevada, an experimental aircraft crashed into a house killing the pilot of the Velocity 173 RG and 2 people in the home.
    (SFC, 8/23/08, p.A4)

2008        Aug 23, In Utah a small plane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from Canyonlands Field airport. All 10 aboard, including 9 employees of a Cedar City dermatology company, who traveled to remote areas to provide medical treatments.
    (SSFC, 8/24/08, p.A2)

2008        Aug 24, In Guatemala a Cessna Caravan carrying humanitarian workers crashed about 60 miles east of Guatemala City killing 10 people, including five Americans. At least 2 people survived. The plane was headed to a village in the area of El Estor to build homes for CHOICE Humanitarian, a group based in West Jordan, Utah.
    (AP, 8/25/08)
2008        Aug 24, In Kyrgyzstan a Boeing 737 passenger jet carrying 90 people to Iran crashed near Bishkek’s Manas Int’l. Airport. At least 65 people were killed.
    (AP, 8/24/08)

2008        Aug 25, A 41-year-old Lockheed Martin C-130 military cargo plane crashed in the waters off the southern Philippines. Two Philippine Air Force pilots and 7 crewmen were feared dead.
    (AFP, 8/26/08)

2008        Sep 1, In Nevada an air tanker being used to drop retardant on a wildfire in the Sierra Nevada crashed after taking off for its last flight of the day, killing all three crew members.
    (AP, 9/2/08)
2008        Sep 1, In east Democratic Republic of Congo a humanitarian plane carrying 17 passengers and crew crashed into a mountain with no sign of survivors.
    (Reuters, 9/2/08)

2008        Sep 3, A helicopter carrying foreign contractors crashed into an oil platform off the coast of Dubai, killing all seven people on board and halting production in one of the emirate's four offshore oil fields.
    (AP, 9/4/08)

2008        Sep 4, A US coast Guard helicopter went down off Oahu, Ha., killing 4 crew members.
    (SFC, 9/6/08, p.A3)

2008        Sep 10, In northern Israel a military helicopter crashed at sundown and burst into flames killing two crew members.
    (AP, 9/10/08)

2008        Sep 14, In Western Australia's 4 people died in a helicopter crash in the Bungle Bungle National Park of the remote Kimberly region.
    (AFP, 9/14/08)
2008        Sep 14, Aeroflot Flight 821, traveling from Moscow to the Ural Mountains city of Perm, crashed near residential buildings as it was preparing to land, killing all 88 people aboard, including 21 foreign nationals. A Russian investigator said the crash of the Boeing-737-500 was most likely caused by engine failure.
    (AP, 9/14/08)

2008        Sep 28, In Maryland a medical helicopter crashed and killed 4 of 5 people on board.
    (SFC, 9/29/08, p.A2)

2008        Oct 8, In Nepal a small airplane crashed and caught fire as it tried to land in foggy weather at a tiny mountain airport near Mount Everest, killing 18 people, including 16 tourists from Germany, Australia and Nepal.
    (AP, 10/8/08)

2008        Oct 23, An Italian military helicopter crashed in northeastern France, killing all eight people on board.
    (AP, 10/23/08)

2008        Oct 24, In Paraguay a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Asuncion, killing all five people on board. The plane belonged to the private hospital Asismed and was used to transport patients. Hospital President Miguel Figueredo said the pilot had said he would be conducting a test flight, and did not tell officials he would have passengers.
    (AP, 10/24/08)

2008        Nov 2, In Guyana American pilots James Barker and Chris Paris and Canadian technician Patrick Murphy were doing uranium survey work for Prometheus Resources Guyana Inc., a subsidiary of U308 Corporation of Toronto, Canada, when the plane went missing.
    (AP, 11/18/08)

2008        Nov 4, One of Mexico's top pointmen in the war against drug trafficking died when a government jet crashed into a Mexico City street, setting fire to dozens of vehicles. The loss of Interior Secretary Juan Camilo Mourino, former anti-drug prosecutor Jose Luis Santiago Vasconcelos and six others thinned the ranks of Mexico's already embattled leadership. 9 people on the plane were killed as well as 5 people on the ground. A 15th victim died 2 weeks later. A 16th victim died in On Dec 11. Three alleged hitmen suspected in the killing of a top border-state police official died in a gunbattle with police in Nogales. They were suspected of having helped kill Sonora state police chief Juan Manuel Pavon on Nov 2. One Sonora state police officer died in the shootout. A suspect in Pavon's killing was taken into custody.
    (AP, 11/5/08)(AP, 11/6/08)(AP, 11/18/08)(AP, 12/11/08)

2008        Nov 16, On Canada's Pacific coast 7 people were killed and one was injured when the charter plane they were flying in crashed on Thormanby Island.
    (AP, 11/17/08)

2008        Nov 27, An Airbus A320 passenger plane crashed off France's southern coast during a maintenance flight, killing 3 people and leaving the 4 others on board missing.
    (AP, 11/28/08)(AP, 12/1/08)

2008        Dec 3, In Puerto Rico a Rockwell International 690B plane slammed into El Yunque mountain, killing Caribbean pilot Ken Webster and two US tourists on board. A spokesman for the Medical Mutual of Ohio health insurance company later identified the two Americans as Kent W. Clapp, the firm's chief executive, and his fiancee, Tracy Turner.
    (AP, 12/5/08)

2008        Dec 7, A Mexican government Learjet plunged into Atlangatepec lake in central Mexico, killing two pilots in the second deadly crash in a month involving a federally owned plane.
    (AP, 12/8/08)

2008        Dec 8, In San Diego The F/A-18D Hornet crashed into a street about two miles from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar as the pilot was returning from a training flight. 3 people, a mother, her baby and a grandmother, were killed in one house. Two homes were destroyed and a fourth person, believed to be a small child, had not been found.
    (AP, 12/9/08)(WSJ, 12/9/08, p.A1)

2008        Dec 15, A plane from the Dominican Rep. went missing near the Turks and Caicos Islands that reportedly had 12 people, including 11 migrant workers, on board. Several days after the disappearance, Dominican authorities said Adriano Jimenez, the pilot, was allowed to take off even though he had only a US student pilot's license.
    (AP, 12/16/08)(AP, 12/17/08)(AP, 12/16/09)

2008        Dec 17, Two Australian women were killed when their light aircraft slammed into a suburban house in Sydney after a mid-air collision between two flying school planes.
    (AFP, 12/18/08)

2008        Dec 19, In northern Mexico a small plane carrying government officials and television reporters crashed in northern Mexico and all five people on board are in serious condition. The plane was carrying state water commission chief Rafael Reyes, his assistant and two TV Azteca reporters. They were hospitalized along with the pilot.
    (AP, 12/20/08)

2009        Jan 2, In Britain 2 people were feared dead after a light aircraft crashed into a major railway line, causing severe disruption to train services between Rugeley and Stafford.
    (AFP, 1/2/09)

2009        Jan 4, In Louisiana 8 people were killed when a PHI Inc. helicopter, bound for offshore oil fields, crashed about 100 miles southwest of New Orleans.
    (SFC, 1/5/09, p.A3)

2009        Jan 9, A Russian helicopter owned by the state gas giant Gazprom crashed while on a hunting trip in the mountains of Western Siberia, killing eight aboard. 3 people survived. The crash involved government officials on an illegal hunt.
    (AP, 1/11/09)(WSJ, 4/28/09, p.A8)

2009        Jan 11, Marcus Schrenker's plane went down en route to Destin, Fla., from Anderson, Ind. Schrenker (38), an investment manager, had reported that the windshield imploded and that he was bleeding profusely. Federal marshals believe he faked a distress call before parachuting from his plane over Alabama and disappearing on a motorcycle he had stashed in advance.
    (AP, 1/13/09)

2009        Jan 15, A US Airways Airbus A320 jetliner, piloted by Chesley B. Sullenberger and bound for Charlotte, NC, landed in the Hudson River after both engines failed shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia and an encounter with a flock of geese. All 155 people aboard Flight 1549 survived.
    (AP, 1/16/09)(WSJ, 1/16/09, p.A3)
2009        Jan 15, In western Afghanistan Gen. Fazaludin Sayar, a top Afghan army general, was killed in a helicopter crash. All 12 others aboard were also killed.
    (AP, 1/15/09)

2009        Jan 17, A helicopter carrying 10 French soldiers crashed off the coast of Gabon in central Africa. At least 2 survived and 2 were killed as rescuers searched for 6 missing.
    (AP, 1/17/09)

2009        Jan 26, In northern Iraq 2 US helicopters crashed in Tamim province, killing four American troops, in the deadliest single incident for US forces in more than four months. Enemy fire was later reported as the cause of the collision.
    (AP, 1/26/09)(WSJ, 2/28/09, p.A1)

2009        Jan 30, In West Virginia a small plane crashed in snowy weather killing all six on board.
    (SSFC, 2/1/09, p.A8)

2009        Feb 3, A Russian military Mi-24 helicopter gunship crashed about 700 kilometers (450 miles) southeast of Moscow,  killing all three people aboard.
    (AP, 2/3/09)

2009        Feb 7, In Brazil 4 people at the rear of a plane that crashed in a muddy Amazon river managed to open an emergency door and swim to safety as the aircraft sank, dragging 24 others to their death.
    (AP, 2/8/09)

2009        Feb 8, A single-engine plane carrying six US citizens crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the north coast of Puerto Rico.
    (AP, 2/9/09)

2009        Feb 12, A commuter plane, Continental Connection Flight 3407 from Newark, N.J., coming in for a landing nose-dived into a house in suburban Buffalo, sparking a fiery explosion that killed all 49 people aboard and a person in the home. It was the nation's first fatal crash of a commercial airliner in 2 1/2 years. Historian Alison Des Forges (66), prominent human rights advocate who documented genocide in Rwanda, was among the victims of the crash.
    (AP, 2/13/09)(AP, 2/13/09)

2009        Feb 20, In Egypt 5 crew members died when a Ukrainian cargo plane crashed during takeoff, burst into flames and slid down the runway in the city of Luxor.
    (AP, 2/20/09)

2009        Feb 25, A Turkish Airlines plane with 135 people aboard slammed into a muddy field while attempting to land at Amsterdam's main airport. Nine people were killed and more than 50 were injured, many in serious condition.
    (AP, 2/25/09)

2009        Mar 9, In Uganda a cargo plane carrying equipment for African Union peacekeepers in Somalia caught fire and crashed into Uganda's Lake Victoria shortly after takeoff, killing all 11 people on board.
    (AP, 3/9/09)

2009        Mar 12, In Canada 17 people were missing in the frigid waters off Canada's Atlantic coast after a helicopter crashed while ferrying workers to an offshore oil platform. It went down about 47 nautical miles southeast of the Newfoundland and Labrador capital of St. John's.
    (Reuters, 3/12/09)

2009        Mar 19, In Quito, Ecuador, a small army plane crashed into an apartment building, killing seven people and sending a fireball into the evening sky. The dead included 3 soldiers, the pilot’s wife and son and 2 people on the ground.
    (AP, 3/20/09)

2009        Mar 22, In Montana a single-engine turboprop airplane crashed just short of Butte’s Bert Mooney Airport, killing all 14 people aboard, including 7 children. The aircraft had departed from Oroville, Calif., and the pilot had filed a flight plan showing a destination of Bozeman.
    (AP, 3/23/09)

2009        Mar 23, In Japan an MD-11 aircraft operated by FedEx crashed at Tokyo's main international airport, killing its two-member crew. Though largely retired from passenger use for economic reasons, the MD-11 aircraft is still employed for cargo transport.
    (AP, 3/23/09)

2009        Mar 25, One of the US Air Force's top-of-the-line F-22 fighter jets crashed in the high desert of Southern California, killing test pilot David Cooley (49), an employee of prime contractor Lockheed Martin Corp.
    (AP, 3/26/09)(WSJ, 3/26/09, p.A5)
2009        Mar 25, An Ecuadorean air force training jet crashed in a jungle area near the Colombian border. The pilot and a member of the air force rescue team were killed when a cable snapped as they were being lifted to a helicopter.
    (AP, 3/25/09)
2009        Mar 25, In Turkey a helicopter crashed in the snow-covered mountains of central Turkey. Muhsin Yazicioglu, leader of the small conservative Great Unity Party, was one of six people on board. Authorities the next day released a recording of an emergency call made after the crash by journalist Ismail Gunes, who said he thought he was the only survivor.
    (AP, 3/26/09)

2009        Apr 1, A helicopter returning to Aberdeen with 16 people from an oil platform crashed in the North Sea. The Bond Super Puma helicopter went down off the northeast coast of Scotland. 8 bodies were recovered and the others were presumed dead. 7 bodies were later found inside the wreckage of the helicopter.
    (AFP, 4/1/09)(AP, 4/2/09)(AP, 4/5/09)

2009        Apr 6, An Indonesian military plane carrying 24 people crashed into an airport hangar during heavy rains and burst into flames, killing everyone on board.
    (AP, 4/6/09)

2009        Apr 29, A Boeing 737 on a test flight from Brazzaville crashed southeast of Kinshasa, killing 7 people.
    (AP, 4/30/09)

2009        May 3, Sixteen Venezuelan soldiers and a civilian were killed when a military helicopter crashed near the Colombian border. A brigadier general was among those killed.
    (AP, 5/3/09)

2009        May 5, A Marine Corps helicopter crashed shortly before midnight in a remote area of Southern California, killing the two people who were on board.
    (AP, 5/6/09)

2009        May 14, A small plane crashed into a yard in Guatemala City, reportedly killing six people on board and setting a home on fire near the airport.
    (AP, 5/15/09)

2009        May 20, An Indonesian C-130 Hercules military transport plane, carrying troops and their families, crashed into a row of houses in East Java and burst into flames, killing 99 people.
    (AP, 5/20/09)

2009        May 22, In Brazil a twin-engine plane crashed near a private airport in a northeastern coastal resort area, killing all 11 people aboard.
    (AP, 5/23/09)

2009        Jun 1, A missing Air France Airbus A330 jet, Flight 447, carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris ran into lightning and strong thunderstorms over the Atlantic Ocean. Brazil soon began a search mission off its northeastern coast.
    (AP, 6/1/09)

2009        Jun 2, An airplane seat, a life jacket, metallic debris and signs of fuel were found in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean by Brazilian military pilots searching for a missing Air France airliner Flight 447.
    (AP, 6/2/09)

2009        Jun 6, Brazilian search crews retrieved the first 2 bodies in the Atlantic from the May 31 crash of Air France Flight 447. Investigators said faulty speed readings had been found on the same type of jets.
    (Reuters, 6/6/09)

2009        Jun 7, Brazilian and French ships recovered 14 more bodies from ocean near Air France crash, bringing the total to 16.
    (AP, 6/7/09)(SFC, 6/8/09, p.A3)

2009        Jun 8, Brazilian and French ships recovered 8 more bodies from Air France Flight 447, bringing the total recovered to 24. The tail section of the plane was also recovered. The plane disappeared during a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on May 31 amid strong thunderstorms.
    (AP, 6/9/09)(SFC, 6/9/09, p.A3)

2009        Jun 9, In New Mexico a helicopter crashed while attempting to rescue Megumi Yamamoto, a Japanese graduate student who was hiking in the mountains above Santa Fe. Police Sgt Andy Tingwall and Yamamoto died in the crash.
    (SFC, 6/15/09, p.A6)
2009        Jun 9, An Indian air force transport plane crashed near the disputed Chinese border in the  mountains of northeast Arunachal Pradesh state. All 14 on board were killed.
    (Reuters, 6/10/09)

2009        Jun 10, The French nuclear submarine Emeraude reached the crash zone of Air France Flight 447 where 41 of 228 bodies have been recovered.
    (AP, 6/10/09)

2009        Jun 12, A Brazilian ship recovered three more bodies from the Atlantic bringing the total to 44. Searchers said weather and currents complicated their job and warned it is unlikely that all the dead from Air France Flight 447 will be found.
    (AP, 6/12/09)

2009        Jun 13, Brazil reported that a French ship had found six more bodies from Air France Flight 447, which would bring the total to 50. It went down May 31 with 228 on board.
    (AP, 6/13/09)

2009        Jun 22, US pilot Capt. George B. Houghton (28), of Candler, NC, died in an F-16 crash at the Utah Test and Training Range near the Nevada-Utah state line.
    (SFC, 6/24/09, p.A4)(SFC, 6/25/09, p.A5)

2009        Jun 24, In Arizona a private plane crashed killing 4 people. The plane was returning to Texas from California and carried over 12 pounds of marijuana and over $8,000 cash.
    (SFC, 6/26/09, p.A5)

2009        Jun 30, A Yemenia Airbus 310 jet with 153 people on board crashed into the Indian Ocean as it tried to land during strong winds on the island nation of Comoros. The passengers were on the last leg of a journey from Paris and Marseilles to Comoros with a stop in Yemen to change planes. Bahia Bakari (14), the only person to survive, was plucked from the sea after clinging to wreckage for 13 hours. Investigators on Aug 28 retrieved the slightly damaged flight data recorder and 10 more bodies from the Yemenia Airways flight. The voice recorder was recovered on Aug 29. On Nov 15, 2013, France charged Yemenia Airways with manslaughter over the crash.
    (AP, 6/30/09)(SFC, 7/2/09, p.A3)(AP, 8/29/09)(AFP, 1/29/14)

2009        Jul 2, A British RAF Tornado fighter aircraft crashed in a remote area of Scotland.
    (AFP, 7/2/09)

2009        Jul 15, In Iran a Russian-made Caspian Airlines TU-154 jet plane carrying nearly 170 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport. It was headed to the Armenian capital Yerevan. All on board were killed.
    (AP, 7/15/09)

2009        Jul 19,     In southern Afghanistan a Russian-owned civilian Mi-8 helicopter crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff from the  Kandahar NATO base, killing 16 civilians in the latest in a string of deadly aircraft crashes in the country. Gunmen killed a candidate for provincial council in Kunduz province as he was traveling to a campaign event. The US military denounced the release of a video showing a soldier captured in Afghanistan, describing the images as Taliban propaganda that violated international law.
    (AP, 7/19/09)(Reuters, 7/19/09)

2009        Jul 24, In Iran a Russian Ilyushin-62 plane, operated by Tehran-based Aria Airlines and carrying 153 passengers and crew, skidded off the runway and hit a wall while landing in the northeastern city of Mashhad. 13 of the 16 people killed in the crash were members of the crew, 9 of them from Kazakhstan. The plane landed at high speed and the tires failed.
    (AP, 7/25/09)

2009        Aug 2, In eastern Indonesia a plane carrying 16 people disappeared over a jungle-clad and mountainous region of Papua. All aboard were killed.
    (AP, 8/2/09)(AP, 8/5/09)

2009        Aug 4, In Thailand a passenger plane skidded off the runway and crashed into a building after landing on the Thai resort island of Samui, killing the chief pilot and injuring at least seven people including foreign tourists.
    (AP, 8/4/09)

2009        Aug 8, In New Jersey 9 people died in an air collision over the Hudson River, including 3 members of a Pennsylvania family in the private plane and five Italian tourists and a pilot from New Jersey in a Liberty Tours helicopter.
    (AP, 8/9/09)

2009        Aug 11, In Papua New Guinea a charter plane carrying 13 people to a popular tourist site vanished on approach in bad weather to an airport nestled in rugged terrain.
    (AP, 8/11/09)

2009        Aug 16, Two Russian air force fighters rehearsing acrobatic maneuvers collided near Moscow, killing one pilot and sending the jets crashing into nearby vacation homes.
    (AP, 8/16/09)

2009        Aug 20, In Colorado a Black Hawk helicopter crashed during training on Mount Massive, the state’s 2nd highest mountain. 4 soldiers were killed in the crash.
    (SFC, 8/21/09, p.A8)

2009        Aug 22, Vicki Cruse (40) from Santa Paula, Calif., died in an accident during the World Aerobatic Championships at Britain's Silverstone motor racing circuit. She was a former member of the US national aerobatics team and was the first woman to qualify to race in her class at the Reno National Championship Air Races.
    (AP, 8/22/09)

2009        Aug 26, In the Republic of Congo 7 people, including five Russian crew members, were killed when a cargo plane crashed on the outskirts of Brazzaville.
    (AFP, 8/26/09)

2009        Sep 2, In India a helicopter carrying Y.S.R. Reddy (60), a powerful politician from southern Andhra Pradesh state, disappeared in heavy rains as it flew over a forested region largely controlled by Maoist rebels. Wreckage and the bodies of all 5 aboard were found the next day.
    (AP, 9/2/09)(AP, 9/3/09)

2009        Sep 5, A small airplane crashed into a Tulsa, Okla., park killing all 5 people on board.
    (SSFC, 9/6/09, p.A7)

2009        Sep 7, A small Indonesian military plane crashed on Borneo with nine passengers and crew aboard, killing four.
    (AP, 9/7/09)

2009        Sep 22, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran is stronger than ever and warned that its military will "cut the hand" of anyone who attacks. But a military parade where he spoke was marred when an air force plane crashed, killing seven people.
    (AP, 9/22/09)

2009        Sep 24, Two French military fighter Rafale jets crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during a training mission and one pilot was missing.
    (AP, 9/24/09)

2009        Sep 25, In South Carolina a medical helicopter, which had just dropped off a patient in Charleston, crashed near Georgetown killing the pilot, a flight nurse and a paramedic.
    (SSFC, 9/27/09, p.A8)

2009        Oct 10, In Louisiana 2 Cessna 150s, each carrying 2 people, collided near Pineville Regional Airport, killing 2 and injuring 2.
    (SSFC, 10/11/09, p.A6)

2009        Oct 14, A hot air balloon crashed in a southern Chinese resort town with dramatic limestone formations, killing four Dutch tourists.
    (AP, 10/14/09)

2009        Oct 15, Two F-16 planes collided around 8:30 p.m. about 40 miles off Folly Beach, near Charleston, SC. One jet, piloted by Capt. Lee Bryant, landed safely at Charleston Air Force Base. The missing plane was piloted by Capt. Nicholas Giglio.
    (AP, 10/16/09)

2009        Oct 17, In the Philippines a propeller-driven plane on a test flight crashed and burst into flames in a suburb of Manila, killing at least four people onboard.
    (AP, 10/17/09)

2009        Oct 21, A Sudanese cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Sharjah International Airport north of Dubai, killing the 6-member crew but causing no other casualties on the ground.
    (AP, 10/21/09)

2009        Oct 29, A US Coast Guard airplane on a nighttime search for a boater collided with one of four Marine Corps helicopters flying in formation to a military training island off Southern California. All seven people aboard the Coast Guard plane and the two-person crew of the Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter were missing.
    (AP, 10/30/09)
2009        Oct 29, In the US Virgin Islands a small plane crashed into a field and burst into flames shortly after taking off in St. Croix, killing all three people on board.
    (AP, 10/30/09)
2009        Oct 29, In Brazil a single-prop Cessna Caravan plane went down on the Itui River in a remote part of the Amazon rain forest. Members of the Matis Indian tribe found the plane with 9 survivors of 11 on board.
    (AP, 10/31/09)

2009        Nov 1, A Russian heavy-lift military cargo plane crashed on takeoff in Siberia, killing all 11 crew members on board.
    (AP, 11/1/09)

2009        Nov 12, In Rwanda a passenger plane with a recent history of technical problems crashed into an airport VIP lounge Kigali, killing one passenger. The CRJ-100 aircraft was leased from Kenya's Jetlink.
    (AP, 11/13/09)

2009        Nov 14, In South Africa a civilian pilot was killed when his fighter jet crashed shortly before he was to participate in an air show near Bredasdorp, about 200 km west of Cape Town.
    (Reuters, 11/14/09)

2009        Nov 28, In China a Zimbabwe-registered cargo plane crashed in flames during takeoff from Shanghai's main airport, killing 3 American crew members and injuring 4 others on board.
    (AP, 11/28/09)

2009        Dec 17, In the Bahamas 2 US pilots were the only people aboard the small jet when it crashed in an unpopulated area of Great Inagua shortly after taking off from the Dominican Republic en route to Miami. The Jet Falcon was owned by a trust for which the San Francisco, California-based Wells Fargo company acts as trustee.
    (AP, 12/19/09)

2009        Dec 23, A Mexican military Bell 212 helicopter crashed in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, killing an air force sergeant and seriously injuring two soldiers. US officials recently delivered five Bell helicopters of a different model to Mexico as part of the "Merida Initiative" for aiding the Mexican campaign to curb drug trafficking.
    (AP, 12/23/09)

2010        Jan 5, In California 3 biologists with the California Dept. of Fish and Game were killed along with their helicopter pilot while they were surveying deer in the foothills of Sierra national Forest after their vehicle clipped a power line and crashed.
    (SFC, 1/6/10, p.C2)
2010        Jan 5, In Illinois a small Learjet cargo plane crashed into the Des Plains River in Glenview killing two pilots onboard.
    (SFC, 1/6/10, p.A4)

2010        Jan 24, In Iran a Russian-made Iranian Taban Air plane carrying 157 passengers and 13 crew caught fire upon landing at northeastern Mashhad airport injuring at least 46 people.
    (AP, 1/24/10)

2010        Jan 25, An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut. At least 34 bodies were recovered, but no survivors were found by nightfall. In 2012 a Lebanese report put the blame on pilot error and inexperience. Ethiopian Airlines immediately rejected the Lebanese findings saying the crash was likely caused by sabotage or a lightning strike.
    (AP, 1/25/10)(AFP, 1/17/12)

2010        Jan 26, A Nigerian naval helicopter crashed in the Niger Delta, likely killing the four people onboard.
    (AP, 1/26/10)

2010        Jan 28, In the southern Philippines a decades-old military plane crashed into a residential area, killing a two-star air force general and eight other people.
    (AP, 1/28/10)

2010        Feb 6, In Colorado 2 small planes collided in flames over Boulder's outskirts and killed all three people aboard, while a glider under tow by one aircraft cut loose and flew through the fireball to safety.
    (AP, 2/7/10)

2010        Feb 10, In Brazil a TV news helicopter pilot steered his crippled, out-of-control aircraft away from a busy highway in Sao Paulo before crashing in a grassy field during rush hour, losing his own life but avoiding greater casualties. A cameraman onboard was seriously injured.
    (AP, 2/10/10)

2010        Feb 14, In Arizona a helicopter crashed north of Phoenix killing 5 people onboard including Thomas Stewart (64), the head of Services Group of America.
    (SFC, 2/16/10, p.A6)
2010        Feb 14, A Yemeni military helicopter crashed killing at least 10 troops in the north, as the government sought to implement a ceasefire with Shiite rebels in the area.
    (AFP, 2/14/10)

2010        Feb 15, In New Jersey a small plane crashed at Monmouth Executive airport killing 5 people aboard.
    (SFC, 2/16/10, p.A6)

2010        Feb 17, In Palo Alto, Ca., a Cessna 310 crashed into a neighborhood after takeoff from the fogged-in Palo Alto Airport, killing all 3 people aboard. 4 houses were damaged, but no one on the ground was injured. Pilot Doug Bourn (56), Brian Finn (42) and Andrew Ingram (31) worked for Tesla Motors Inc.
    (SFC, 2/18/10, p.A1)(SFC, 2/19/10, p.A9)

2010        Feb 18, In Texas Joe Stack (b.1956), a software engineer, committed suicide by slamming his single-engine Piper PA-28 into an Austin office building that houses the IRS. One person was missing and 13 were injured. Stack felt the federal government, especially its tax code, had robbed him of his savings and destroyed his career while allowing corrupt executives to walk away with millions.
    (AP, 2/19/10)(SFC, 2/19/10, p.A6)

2010        Feb 19, In California Albert Halluin (70), former biotech patent attorney, and his fiance Judy Perchonock (60) were killed when Halluin’s single-engine plane crashed near Pine Lake Airport in Tuolemne County.
    (SFC, 2/22/10, p.A1)

2010        Feb 26, In Belize a single-engine aircraft crashed. Michael and Jill Casey of Albany, NY, and their two young children died in the accident on the island of San Pedro along with former senator and bottling magnate Sir Barry Bowen as the group headed to a fundraising event hosted by Bowen. The Caseys taught at a school in northwestern Belize owned by Bowen.
    (AP, 2/28/10)

2010        Mar 20, In Florida 3 people were killed when a single-engine plane collided with a kit-built aircraft over Williston.
    (SSFC, 3/21/10, p.A9)

2010        Mar 25, In western Tennessee a medical helicopter crashed ion stormy weather killing its crew of three.
    (SFC, 3/26/10, p.A6)

2010        Mar 26, The head of Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, went missing after his glider crashed in Morocco. Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan's glider went down in a lake in Morocco. The pilot of the aircraft was rescued in good condition. The body of al-Nahayan was found on March 30.
    (AP, 3/27/10)(AFP, 3/30/10)

2010        Mar 31, US Navy Lt. Steven Zilberman's E-2C Hawkeye went down in the North Arabian Sea after it "experienced mechanical malfunctions." Three other crew members survived the crash without significant injuries.
    (AP, 4/3/10)

2010        Apr 10, Polish President Lech Kaczynski (60) and some of the country's highest military and civilian leaders died when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog in western Russia, killing 96. The 26-year-old Tupolev was taking the president, his wife and staff to events marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre in Katyn forest of thousands of Polish officers by Soviet secret police. On board were the army chief of staff, the navy chief commander, and heads of the air and land forces. Also killed were the national bank president, deputy foreign minister, army chaplain, head of the National Security Office, deputy parliament speaker, Olympic Committee head, civil rights commissioner and at least two presidential aides and three lawmakers.
    (AP, 4/10/10)(AP, 4/11/10)

2010        Apr 14, In Mexico a cargo plane crashed while trying to land overnight in the northern city of Monterrey, killing at least four crew members. A fifth crew member was missing and presumed dead.
    (AP, 4/14/10)

2010        Apr 16, In eastern Haiti 4 soldiers died in the fiery crash of a Spanish military helicopter in the rugged mountains of the Fond Verrettes area.
    (AP, 4/16/10)

2010        Apr 20, Colombian Gen. Fernando Joya and five other members of the military died in a helicopter collision at a base in the nation's southwest.
    (AP, 4/21/10)

2010        Apr 21, In the Philippines an electrical fire forced a cargo plane's pilots to attempt an emergency landing in a Philippine rice field when the Russian-made Antonov-12 aircraft burst into flames, killing three of its six crew. The dead included two Russian ground engineers and a Bulgarian.
    (AP, 4/22/10)

2010        Apr 24, In New Zealand 3 airmen were killed and a fourth seriously hurt after a military helicopter en route to a military memorial flyover crashed on farmland north of Wellington.
    (AP, 4/25/10)

2010        Apr 25, A hot air balloon carrying 14 people crashed in the desert south of Dubai, killing at least two.
    (AP, 4/25/10)

2010        Apr 29, A giant NASA science balloon crashed during take-off in Australia, destroying its multi-million-dollar payload, toppling a large car and narrowly missing frightened observers.
    (AFP, 4/29/10)

2010        May 7, In southern California CHP officer Danny Benavides (39) was killed when his patrol plane went down near Highway 78 in Imperial County.
    (SSFC, 5/9/10, p.A8)

2010        May 12, A Libyan Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330-200 carrying 104 people crashed on approach to Tripoli's airport. Ruben van Assouw, a Dutch boy (9), was the only known survivor. The Royal Dutch Tourism Board said 61 of the dead came from the Netherlands.
    (AP, 5/12/10)(AFP, 5/14/10)

2010        May 17, In northern Afghanistan a Pamir Airways passenger plane crashed with 44 people on board. The British Embassy in Kabul confirmed that three British nationals were among 6 foreigners on the plane. Poor weather hampered search efforts. No survivors were found. 5 Afghan UN staffers kidnapped in northern Afghanistan a month ago were freed in a military operation. 2 Italian soldiers in the NATO mission were killed by a roadside bomb while riding in a convoy near the western city of Herat. Two other soldiers were wounded. Two other NATO service members died in separate bomb attacks.
    (AFP, 5/17/10)(AP, 5/17/10)(AP, 5/21/10)
2010        May 17, In the Philippines a helicopter carrying Quezon Gov. Rafael Nantes, two security personnel and the pilot, crashed into houses south of Manila, killing all four people aboard and a girl on the ground.
    (AP, 5/17/10)

2010        May 22, An Air India Express plane trying to land at a tricky hilltop airport in southern India overshot the runway, crashed over a cliff and burst into flames at dawn, killing 158 people. There were 8 survivors. An investigative panel later said Serb flight commander had slept through more than half the flight and was disoriented during landing.
    (AP, 5/22/10)(SFC, 11/20/10, p.A2)

2010        Jun 13, In Mexico 9 people were killed when a plane belonging to a politician running for governor in Quintana Roo state crashed. Roberto Borge, the powerful Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)'s candidate for governor, was not aboard at the time.
    (AFP, 6/14/10)

2010        Jun 18, A South Korean Air Force fighter jet crashed into the sea after a training mission and its two pilots were killed.
    (AP, 6/18/10)

2010        Jun 19, A plane carrying a group of Australian mining executives disappeared en route from Cameroon to Congo-Brazzaville. All 11 on board were killed wiping out the entire board of the Sundance Resources company including mining tycoon Ken Talbot. The wreckage was found June 21 in the Congo jungle.
    (AFP, 6/20/10)(AFP, 6/22/10)

2010        Jun 23, In Canada 7 people were killed when a small plane crashed near Jean-Lesage International Airport in Quebec City in Eastern Canada.
    (Reuters, 6/23/10)

2010        Jul 4, In Texas an air ambulance crashed after takeoff in Alpine killing all 5 people on board including a patient and his wife.
    (SFC, 7/5/10, p.A4)

2010        Jul 5, A Romanian military plane crashed near the Black Sea, killing 10 people and injuring three. The Antonov AN-2 plane with 13 people on board took off for parachuting training and crashed soon after takeoff.
    (AP, 7/5/10)

2010        Jul 7, A Mexican air force helicopter crashed in the western state of Jalisco, killing three military personnel on board.
    (AP, 7/10/10)

2010        Jul 23, In South Africa a police helicopter crashed, killing seven officers on board, as it flew to the scene of a suspected hostage-taking northeast of Johannesburg.
    (AFP, 7/23/10)

2010        Jul 25, In Japan 5 people died when a rescue helicopter sent to help a party of climbers crashed in mountains near Tokyo.
    (Reuters, 7/25/10)

2010        Jul 26, In central Romania an Israeli helicopter crashed with no survivors among the six Israeli and one Romanian soldiers on board.
    (AP, 7/27/10)

2010        Jul 28, In Arizona a medical helicopter crashed on a Tucson street killing all three people aboard.
    (SFC, 7/29/10, p.A6)
2010        Jul 28, In Pakistan an Airbus A321 passenger jet, flight number ED202, crashed into the hills overlooking Islamabad amid poor weather, killing all 152 people on board and blazing a path of devastation strewn with body parts and twisted metal wreckage.
    (AP, 7/28/10)

2010        Jul 31, A Canadian waterbombing plane with 2 crew members crashed while fighting the blaze in British Columbia. 318 forest fires were burning across British Columbia, with the largest covering 25 square km (10 square miles).
    (AP, 8/1/10)

2010        Aug 1, In Alaska a Fairchild C-123 registered to All West Freight of Delta Junction crashed in Denali National Park killing all 3 people on board.
    (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100802/ap_on_re_us/us_alaska_plane_crash)

2010        Aug 3, In northern Siberia a twin-engine Antonov-24 turboprop passenger plane crashed near Igarka, killing at least 11 of the 15 people on board.
    (AP, 8/3/10)

2010        Aug 9, In Alaska a small plane crashed killing former US Sen. Ted Stevens (86) and 4 others at a mountainside on Bristol Bay. 4 others survived the crash of the 1957 De Havilland DHC-3T.
    (SFC, 8/11/10, p.A4)

2010        Aug 12, In Oregon a small plane crashed in the Steens Mountain killing 2 men, including prominent California horse breeder Frank Vessels (58).
    (SFC, 8/13/10, p.A6)

2010        Aug 16, A Boeing 737 jetliner with 131 passengers aboard crashed on landing and broke into three pieces at Colombia’s at San Andres Island in the Caribbean. The region's governor said it was a miracle that only one person died. On Sep 1 a girl (11) died from her injuries raising the death toll to two.
    (AP, 8/16/10)(AP, 9/1/10)

2010        Aug 17, A North Korean military plane, what appeared to be a MiG-21 fighter jet, crashed in northeastern in Liaoning province. China’s official Xinhua News Agency later said it went down because of mechanical failure. The pilot reportedly died on the spot.
    (AP, 8/19/10)

2010        Aug 21, In Alaska a float-plane carrying 4 people went missing 285 miles southwest of Anchorage. The passengers included 3 Katmai National Park rangers.
    (SFC, 8/23/10, p.A5)

2010        Aug 24, In Nepal an Agni Air plane heading to the Mount Everest region crashed in heavy rain outside Katmandu, killing all 14 people aboard, including 4 Americans, a Briton and a Japanese national.
    (AP, 8/24/10)

2010        Aug 25, In western Congo a passenger plane, operated by local airliner FILAIR, crashed, killing 19 people. Police said there were two survivors.
    (AP, 8/25/10)

2010        Aug 26, Two Greek fighter jets crashed in mid-air during a training exercise south of the island of Crete, killing one of the three crew members and leaving the other two injured.
    (AP, 8/26/10)

2010        Aug 27, A Venezuelan National Guard helicopter crashed during a counter-drug mission near the Colombian border, killing all 10 soldiers on board.
    (AP, 8/28/10)

2010        Aug 31, In Arkansas a medical helicopter crashed in Van Burn County killing 3 crew members trying to reach a person injured in a traffic accident.
    (SFC, 9/1/10, p.A7)

2010        Sep 2, In California Robert Borrmann (91), founder of the R.E. Borrmann Steel Co., was killed along with his pilot and the pilot’s girlfriend when their small plane crashed in a lagoon in Redwood City shortly after takeoff from the San Carlos Airport.
    (SFC, 9/3/10, p.A1)

2010        Sep 3, A UPS Boeing 747-400 cargo plane with two crew members on board crashed shortly after takeoff outside Dubai. The 2 crew members, Captain Doug Lampe (48) of Louisville, Kentucky, and First Officer Matthew Bell (38) of Sanford, Florida. were killed. On Nov 5 al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing claimed responsibility for the crash, even though the United Arab Emirates' civil aviation authority said that there was no evidence of an explosive device aboard the jet.
    (AP, 9/4/10)(AP, 9/5/10)(Reuters, 11/5/10)
2010        Sep 3, Two members of Mexico’s Congress were among six people killed on when their private plane crashed near a popular Pacific beach resort. Guillermo Zavaleta and Juan Huerta, members of President Felipe Calderon's National Action Party, or PAN, died in the crash in Huatulco in the state of Oaxaca.
    (Reuters, 9/4/10)

2010        Sep 4, In New Zealand's Southern Alps a light aircraft carrying skydivers crashed in flames near a popular tourist spot, killing nine people including four foreign tourists.
    (AP, 9/4/10)

2010        Sep 13, In eastern Venezuela a plane carrying 51 people crashed in a steel mill yard, killing 15 people on board.
    (AP, 9/13/10)

2010        Sep 14, A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed into a navy research boat and plunged into the sea, leaving two missing and five injured.
    (AP, 9/14/10)

2010        Sep 18, A Honduras military helicopter crashed during an exhibition for children and the pilot was killed.
    (AP, 9/18/10)

2010        Sep 21, In southern Afghanistan a NATO helicopter crashed killing 9 international troops in a region where forces are ramping up pressure on Taliban insurgents. It was the deadliest chopper crash for the coalition in four years. 5 Afghan road construction workers were killed and 4 wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Shinwari district of Parwan province.
    (AP, 9/21/10)

2010        Sep 23, Zimbabwe's national airline said a crippling two-week strike by its 44 pilots has ended and regional and international flights will resume Sep 24.
    (AP, 9/23/10)

2010        Sep 25, Mexican authorities sighted the wreckage of a small plane in the mountains of Baja California believed to have taken off from Los Angeles, Ca., with four people on board.
    (AP, 9/25/10)

2010        Sep 29, Two American balloonists disappeared in rough weather off the Italian coast. Richard Abruzzo (47) and Carol Rymer-Davis (65) were participating in the 54th Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race, in which teams try to fly the farthest on a maximum of about 1,000 cubic meters (35,300 cubic feet) of gas. Searching was called off on Oct 4. On Dec 6 an Italian fishing boat pulled the remains of the two from the Adriatic Sea.
    (AP, 9/30/10)(SFC, 10/5/10, p.A2)(AP, 12/6/10)
2010        Sep 29, In Tanzania a hot air balloon carrying tourists over Serengeti National Park crashed, killing an American and a Danish tourist and wounding eight others.
    (AP, 10/1/10)

2010        Oct 2, In Peru a small plane carrying British tourists crashed near the famed Nazca Lines, killing all six people on board.
    (AP, 10/2/10)

2010        Oct 5, In the Bahamas a twin-engine Cessna 402 carrying a pilot and at least eight passengers crashed into Lake Killarney near the international airport in, Nassau, after one of its engines caught fire. Officials soon found the body of a 9th victim from the crash of what may have been an illegal charter flight to a cultural festival. they said a 10th passenger may missing as well.
    (AP, 10/9/10)

2010        Oct 12, In Afghanistan a cargo plane, carrying NATO supplies went down east of Kabul shortly after taking off from Bagram Air Field. The bodies of 5 of 8 people on board were recovered the next day. The plane, owned by United Arab Emirates-based TransAfrik, was under contract by the US-based company National Air Cargo.
    (AP, 10/13/10)

2010        Oct 15, In southeastern Mexico a helicopter carrying oil workers crashed killing all 8 people aboard.
    (SSFC, 10/17/10, p.A6)

2010        Oct 15, A light plane carrying four US citizens on a medical aid flight crashed in Baja California, killing all four aboard. The plane that went down was one of three on a mission from the San Luis Obispo, Ca., area.
    (AP, 10/17/10)

2010        Oct 21, In CongoDRC a small plane was owned by a local airliner Starec Congo crashed into a gorilla park in eastern Congo killing its pilot and co-pilot. It was carrying some 3,300 pounds (1,500 kg) of commercial goods.
    (AP, 10/21/10)

2010        Oct 25, In Wyoming a single-engine plane disappeared after takeoff from the Jackson airport. The plane’s wreckage was found Nov 1. Luke Bucklin (40) of Minneapolis and his 3 sons were killed. Bucklin was co-founder of Sierra Bravo Corp., a web development company.
    (SFC, 11/1/10, p.A6)(SFC, 11/3/10, p.A5)

2010        Oct 28, A French helicopter crashed in Antarctica during rough weather conditions killing all 4 aboard. The downed AS350 Squirrel helicopter was operated in Antarctica from the French research vessel, L'Astrolabe, which was currently icebound about 230 miles (370 km) northeast of the Dumont-d'Urville station.
    (AP, 10/29/10)(AP, 10/30/10)

2010        Nov 1, In Romania a MiG-21 Lancer fighter jet crashed during a training exercise, killing two experienced pilots.
    (AP, 11/1/10)

2010        Nov 4, In Cuba all 68 people on board an Flight 883 of Aero Caribbean were killed when their plane crashed in the central mountains after issuing an emergency call. The plane was a 15-year-old ATR-72-212 twin turboprop built by ATR, a joint venture of Europe's EADS and Italian group Finmeccanica.
    (AP, 11/4/10)

2010        Nov 5, In Pakistan a private plane chartered by an Italy-based oil company crashed near the airport in Karachi after the pilot warned of engine trouble. All 21 people on board, including an Italian, were killed.
    (AP, 11/5/10)

2010        Nov 11, In Sudan a Tarco Airline Russian-built Antonov 26 carrying 36-38 people crashed on landing in the western Darfur region killing at least 6 and wounding four others.
    (AP, 11/11/10)(AFP, 11/12/10)

2010        Nov 12, A South Korean spy plane crashed during routine training and its two pilots were killed in the 2nd military accident to strike South Korea while it hosted the G20 summit.
    (AP, 11/12/10)

2010        Nov 22, UAR state media said a military Hawk training jet has crashed in Ras al-Khaimah, killing the pilot. The single-engine Hawk is made by British defense company BAE Systems.
    (AP, 11/22/10)

2010        Nov 23, A BP executive, James Patrick Black (58), helping to guide recovery from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill died with two others when a small plane crashed in waters off the Florida Panhandle.
    (AP, 11/24/10)

2010        Nov 24, A Mexican air force cargo plane crashed at Monterrey International Airport killing five military personnel.
    (AP, 11/25/10)

2010        Nov 28, In Pakistan a cargo plane carrying 8 people crashed in a residential area of Karachi setting buildings on fire killing all 8 crew and at least 3 people on the ground.
    (AP, 11/28/10)

2010        Dec 4, In Russia a Dagestan Airlines passenger jet, carrying at least 155 people, made an emergency landing at a snowy Moscow airport after its engines failed. It skidded off the runway and slammed into buildings, killing two people and injuring around 40.
    (AP, 12/4/10)

2010        Dec 8, In Mexico a federal police helicopter that had transported two inmates to a Mexican prison crashed in Veracruz state, killing four people and injuring two others.
    (AP, 12/8/10)

2010        Dec 15, In Nepal a small passenger plane with 22 people on board went missing while flying over a mountainous region.
    (AP, 12/15/10)

2010        Dec 18, In Louisiana a small plane crashed after takeoff in Crowley killing 3 people and injuring 2 others.
    (SSFC, 12/19/10, p.A12)

2010        Dec 20, A Puerto Rico National Guard UH-72 Lakota helicopter crashed in the ocean while returning from a drug raid on Vieques. 3 bodies of the six people on board were found and the remaining were feared dead. The last body was recovered on Jan 23.
    (AP, 12/21/10)(AP, 12/22/10)(AP, 1/23/11)

2010        Dec 22, A small Pakistani army training plane crashed into mountains in the country's southwest. The pilot and co-pilot died in the crash.
    (AP, 12/22/10)

2010        Dec 28, An aging Russian military cargo plane crashed, killing all 12 people aboard. The An-22 plane was on a flight from the southwestern region of Voronezh region when it crashed in the Tula region, about 120 miles (190 km) south of Moscow.
    (AP, 12/29/10)

2010        Dec 31, In western Virginia a small aircraft collided with a medical helicopter in the air, killing two people on the plane.
    (AP, 12/31/10)

2011        Jan 1, A Russian passenger jet carrying 124 people caught fire as it taxied down a snowy runway and then exploded at a Siberian airport, killing three people and injuring 43, including six who were badly burned.
    (AP, 1/1/10)

2011        Jan 7, In western Venezuela a 10-year-old girl survived a plane crash that killed the five other people on board, apparently her family members.
    (AP, 1/8/11)

2011        Feb 8, In South Africa a private plane carrying nine people, including the chief executive of tile company Italtile Ltd., crashed in a nature reserve 320 miles east of Cape Town. There were no survivors. The Johannesburg-based retailer of ceramic tiles and bathroom accessories has been publicly traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since 1988.
    (AP, 2/9/11)

2011        Jan 9, In northwestern Iran a passenger jet broke to pieces on impact while trying an emergency landing in a snowstorm killing at least 77 people in Orumiyeh. The Boeing-727, operated by Iran's national airline, carried 104 passengers and crew.
    (AP, 1/10/11)

2011        Feb 10, In Ireland a commuter plane crashed and burst into flames, killing six people and injuring another six, as it tried to land in heavy fog at Cork airport.
    (AFP, 2/10/11)

2011        Feb 11, In Switzerland a twin-engine plane crashed at an altitude of 9,200 feet (2,800 meters) in the Val d'Anniviers near the border with Italy. A Swiss pilot and a French family of 4 were killed in the crash.
    (AP, 2/13/11)

2011        Feb 14, In the Democratic Republic of Congo a small plane used to deliver World Food Program aid crashed in Bukavu, killing its Russian pilot and his Congolese co-pilot.
    (AP, 2/15/11)
2011        Feb 14, A small Honduran commercial airliner crashed near the capital, killing all 14 people aboard. It was carrying two pilots and 12 passengers, including Assistant Secretary for Public Works Rodolfo Rovelo, United Workers Federation of Honduras leader Jose Israel Salinas and former Economy Secretary Carlos Chain.
    (AP, 2/15/11)

2011        Feb 17, Swiss media reported that a private helicopter carrying five people has crashed near the western Swiss ski resort of Les Diablerets.
    (AP, 2/17/11)

2011        Feb 26, In Kingston, NY, a privately owned, vintage military jet crashed into the Hudson River. Divers the next day recovered the body of pilot Michael Faraldi (38).
    (SSFC, 2/27/11, p.A9)(SFC, 2/28/11, p.A5)

2011        Feb 27, In the United Arab Emirates 4 Americans aboard a turboprop plane were killed when their aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff in Abu Dhabi.
    (AP, 2/28/11)

2011        Mar 5, A mid-sized Russian-built plane crashed during a training flight in Belgorod province, killing all six people on board including two pilots from Myanmar.
    (Reuters, 3/5/11)

2011        Mar 7, Two Colombian air force helicopters crashed during a training exercise, killing four Colombian soldiers and a Mexican lieutenant participating in the operation.
    (AP, 3/7/11)

2011        Mar 16, In California 5 of 6 people died in the crash of a small corporate plane near Long Beach Airport.
    (SFC, 3/17/11, p.A9)

2011        Mar 19, In Spain six firefighters died when their helicopter crashed in a remote region in the northeastern province of Aragon as they flew to try and put out a wildfire. A seventh crew member survived the accident.
    (AP, 3/19/11)

2011        Mar 21, In the Republic of Congo at least 16 people were killed when an Antonov 32 cargo plane crashed in the Mvoumvou area of Pointe-Noire.
    (SFC, 3/22/11, p.A2)

2011        Apr 2, In New Mexico four Gulfstream employees died in a crash of a test twin-engine business aircraft at the airport in Roswell. In 2012 the National Transportation Safety Board ruled that pressure to speed flight tests for the new $65 million G650 was to blame for the crash.
    (SSFC, 4/3/11, p.A9)(SFC, 10/12/12, p.A5)

2011        Apr 3, The French air accident investigation agency BEA said that a team aboard the expedition ship Alucia using underwater robots "has located pieces of an aircraft ... in the past 24 hours." Air France Flight 447 slammed into the ocean June 1, 2009, after running into an intense high-altitude thunderstorm.
    (AP, 4/4/11)

2011        Apr 4, In CongoDRC a UN plane crashed while attempting to land at the airport serving Kinshasa, killing 32 UN officials and peacekeepers. One survivor was confirmed.
    (http://civiliancontractors.wordpress.com/)(SFC, 4/5/11, p.A2)

2011        Apr 18, A Sudanese army helicopter crashed in North Darfur, killing all five people on board.
    (AFP, 4/18/11)

2011        Apr 19, In India a helicopter hit a wall and burst into flames as it was trying to land in the remote northeast, killing at least 17 people.
    (AP, 4/19/11)

2011        Apr 21, In Brazil a small plane crashed in the Amazon soon after taking off from Manaus, killing seven people. 8 others on the air taxi survived.
    (AP, 4/21/11)

2011        Apr 22, In India an army helicopter went down in the state of Sikkim, killing four.
    (AP, 5/1/11)

2011        Apr 30, In India a single-engine helicopter, carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, two other passengers and two pilots, disappeared in bad weather just 20 minutes after taking off from the Himalayan Buddhist retreat of Tawang for the state capital, Itanagar.
    (AP, 5/1/11)

2011        May 1, A French submarine probing 3,900 meters (12,800 feet) below the ocean's surface located and recovered the flight data recorder of Air France Flight 447, which crashed June 1, 2009, in a remote area of the mid-Atlantic.
    (AP, 5/1/11)

2011        May 2, A twin engine cargo plane crashed near an airport in the Miami, Flo., area killing the pilot.
    (SFC, 5/3/11, p.AA4)

2011        May 3, French investigators recovered the cockpit voice recorder from an Air France Flight 447 that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 people on board.
    (AP, 5/3/11)

2011        May 5, In Bolivia a plane monitoring the cultivation of coca went missing. Wreckage of the plane and the bodies of the two crew members and four UN workers was found on May 7.
    (AP, 5/7/11)

2011        May 7, In Indonesia a passenger plane carrying 25 people plunged into the ocean as it approached an airport in bad weather in the eastern province of West Papua. There were no survivors.
    (AP, 5/7/11)(AP, 5/8/11)

2011        May 9, In New York two small planes collided near New Hampton killing two people. Both planes were registered to men from New Jersey.
    (SFC, 5/10/11, p.A6)

2011        May 18, In Argentina a turboprop plane carrying 22 people crashed and exploded in the southern Patagonia region, killing all on board.
    (AP, 5/19/11)

2011            Jun 13, At a photo opportunity in Hessen, Germany, a quick-thinking pilot of the Goodyear Blimp saved lives as he lost his own in a fiery crash. Pilot Mike Nerandzic was in the air allowing journalists to take pictures for a road safety campaign when the blimp began to experience problems. Nerandzic flew low enough for journalists in the blimp to escape, but then the blimp burst into flames; the pilot managed to direct it away from onlookers and camera crews before it crashed, killing him.
    (Yahoo News, 6/14/11)(http://tinyurl.com/5vamoyy)

2011        Jun 18, A Cessna 210 crashed down near the Westchester County Airport, NY. The victims were identified as Keith Weiner, the 63-year-old pilot; his wife, Lisa Weiner (51), their daughter Isabel (14) and her friend, Lucy Walsh (14).
    (AP, 6/20/11)

2011        Jun 19, In Ohio a small plane crashed near Columbus killing 2 people.
    (SFC, 6/20/11, p.A5)

2011        Jun 20, In northwestern Russia a TU-134 passenger jet slammed into the ground and caught fire while trying to land on a foggy night at Petrozavodsk, killing 44 people and leaving eight survivors badly hurt. 3 more victim died days later bringing the death toll to 47. Russian authorities later reported that the navigator was in a state of “light alcoholic intoxication.”
    (Reuters, 6/21/11)(AP, 6/22/11)(AP, 6/26/11)(SFC, 9/20/11, p.A2)

2011        Jun 24, In Michigan Dr. Stephen Hatch (46) of Indiana and his current wife were killed in a plane crash near Charlevoix. 8 years earlier Hatch survived a crash that killed 2 of his children and his wife Julie (38).
    (SSFC, 6/26/11, p.A11)

2011        Jul 6, In Afghanistan an Azerbaijani cargo plane carrying supplies for the Afghan NATO mission crashed into treacherous mountains killing all nine crew on board outside Kabul. The nine crew were from Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. The plane was operated by private Azerbaijani airline Silk Way.
    (AFP, 7/6/11)

2011        Jul 7, In California Santa Cruz residents David Edward Houghton (43), his wife and two sons were killed when his small plane crashed following takeoff in Watsonville.
    (SFC, 7/9/11, p.C2)

2011        Jul 8, In CongoDRC a Hewa Bora Airways plane crashed in a thunderstorm as it was attempting to land in Kisangani airport, killing at least 48 people, and leaving a dozen or more buried in the wreckage. 53 passengers survived.
    (AP, 7/8/11)

2011        Jul 11, In northeastern Brazil a regional Noar Airlines plane crashed in Recife city, killing all 16 people on board.
    (AP, 7/13/11)
2011        Jul 11, Russia's Investigative Committee said a Tangara airline plane carrying 33 people crashed as it tried to make an emergency landing on the Ob river in Siberia, killing five people.
    (AP, 7/11/11)

2011        Jul 19, A Thailand Black Hawk helicopter crashed during bad weather in a forested area near Myanmar. 9 dead included an infantry division commander and a television cameraman. The craft had been sent to retrieve the bodies of five soldiers killed in the crash of another helicopter on July 16.
    (AP, 7/22/11)
2011        Jul 19, A United Arab Emirates fighter plane crashed during a training mission, killing the pilot.
    (AP, 7/20/11)

2011        Jul 26, In Morocco a C-130 military transport plane crashed into a mountain in Western Sahara in bad weather, killing 78 people. There were three survivors.
    (AP, 7/26/11)

2011        Jul 28, A South Korean Asiana Airlines cargo plane crashed in waters off southern Jeju resort island. South Korean pilot, identified by the airline as Choi Sang-ki, was flying a Boeing-747 with a co-pilot, transporting computers, semiconductors, resin solution and paint among other items to Pudong in China.
    (AP, 7/28/11)

2011        Jul 30, In Alaska two small planes collided. One managed to land in Anchorage, the other crashed killed a pilot, his wife and their 2 children.
    (SSFC, 7/31/11, p.A10)(SFC, 8/1/11, p.A5)
2011        Jul 30, In Ohio a new model of a Wright brothers biplane crashed near Springfield killing 2 volunteer pilots.
    (SFC, 8/1/11, p.A5)
2011        Jul 30, A Caribbean Airlines jet coming from New York crashed and broke in two while landing in Guyana with 163 people aboard, causing several injuries but no deaths.
    (AP, 7/30/11)
2011        Jul 30, In southwest Nigeria two women and a male pilot died after a helicopter crashed in a hilly area outside Ife-Odan in Osun state.
    (AP, 7/30/11)

2011        Aug 2, A Brazilian Air Force plane crashed near the city of Bom Jardim da Serra in the state of Santa Catarina, killing all eight people aboard.
    (AP, 8/2/11)

2011        Aug 3, In Indonesia 9 people, including two Australians, two South Africans and five Indonesians, were killed when a helicopter flying to a Newcrest mine crashed with 10 on board.
    (AFP, 8/4/11)

2011        Aug 14, In eastern South Africa two planes carrying 13 people went missing. The wreckage was spotted from a helicopter on Aug 16 and there were no survivors.
    (AP, 8/16/11)

2011        Aug 17, A Venezuelan military helicopter carrying 10 soldiers crashed into the sea off the Caribbean coast. Searchers rescued one soldier and found the body of one of the helicopter's pilots. The wreckage and remaining bodies were recovered by Aug 20.
    (AP, 8/17/11)(AP, 8/20/11)

2011        Aug 20, In New Jersey 2 small planes performing aerobatic maneuvers over Hammonton collided  in midair killing one of the pilots.
    (SSFC, 8/21/11, p.A10)
2011        Aug 20, A British military Red Arrows jet crashed while taking part in an air show in Bournemouth. Lt. John Egging (33) was the first Red Arrows pilot to die since 1978, when two were killed in a training accident. The Red Arrows display team were formed in 1965.
    (AP, 8/20/11)
2011        Aug 20, In Canada 12 people were killed when a Boeing 737, chartered by First Air, crashed near Resolute Bay in the far north of the Canadian Arctic, but three people survived.
    (Reuters, 8/21/11)(SSFC, 8/21/11, p.A6)

2011        Aug 21, In Poland two small planes have crashed within half an hour of each other in separate accidents in the southern part of the country, killing six people.
    (AP, 8/21/11)

2011        Aug 26, In Missouri a medical helicopter crashed in Mosby killing a female patient, a pilot and two medical workers.
    (SSFC, 8/28/11, p.A10)

2011        Aug 30, A Lithuanian military plane collided midair with a French fighter jet during a NATO training flight and crashed into a swamp in northern Lithuania after its two pilots safely ejected. The French Mirage fighter was only "lightly damaged" and landed safely.
    (AP, 8/30/11)

2011        Sep 2, A Chilean CASA 212 military plane crashed after two failed attempts to land in difficult weather on the Juan Fernandez islands, 400 miles (670 kilometers) from the Chilean mainland. All 21 aboard were believed killed. Among those aboard was popular Chilean television personality Felipe Camiroaga.
    (AP, 9/3/11)

2011        Sep 6, In Bolivia a small plane disappeared in the country's Amazon region. The wreckage was found 2 days later. All 9 people aboard, including 2 Colombians and 7 Bolivians were aboard, were killed.
    (AP, 9/811)

2011        Sep 7, A Russian Yak-42 jet carrying the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team crashed while taking off near the city of Yaroslavl, killing 43 of 45 people. One of the 2 survivors died on Sep 12. Flight crew member Alexander Sizov remained in intensive care at Moscow's Sklifosovsky hospital. The Kontinental Hockey League included 24 teams from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia and Slovakia.
    (AP, 9/7/11)(AP, 9/10/11)(AP, 9/12/11)

2011        Sep 13, Taiwan's Defense Ministry searched for three pilots aboard two reconnaissance aircraft which crashed on a training flight.
    (AP, 9/13/11)

2011        Sep 14, An Angolan air force plane crashed as it took off from a central base, killing 30 people including three generals. Six people survived the fiery crash in Huambo province.
    (AP, 9/14/11)

2011        Sep 16, In Reno, Nevada, a World War II-era P-51 Mustang fighter plane competing in an event described as a car race in the sky suddenly pitched upward, rolled and did a nose-dive toward a crowded grandstand. 9 people were killed and more than 60 injured. Pilot Jimmy Leeward (74) was among those killed. A 10th victim died on Sep 19.
    (AP, 9/17/11)(AP, 9/18/11)(SFC, 9/20/11, p.A6)

2011        Sep 20, In northern Haiti 3 people died when a small, twin-engine turboprop aircraft used by a domestic Haitian airline crashed while trying to land during heavy rain. The single  passenger was a regular customer from Vietnam.
    (AP, 9/20/11)

2011        Sep 22, In Indonesia a small plane has crashed in the eastern province of Papua, killing all three people on board, including American pilot Paul Westlund.
    (AP, 9/22/11)

2011        Sep 25, In Nepal a small plane taking tourists on a sightseeing trip around Mount Everest crashed into a hillside near Kathmandu, killing all 19 people on board.
    (AFP, 9/25/11)

2011        Sep 29, In Indonesia a Casa 212 turboprop plane, carrying 14 passengers including four children, and four crew, went down after departing Medan city, in Sumatra. All 18 were killed.
    (AFP, 9/30/11)(AFP, 10/1/11)

2011        Oct 4, A private helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River, killing one British passenger and injuring a British couple and a New Zealand woman. The helicopter went down shortly after takeoff from a riverbank heliport.
    (AP, 10/5/11)

2011        Oct 13, A Papua New Guinea Dash 8 passenger plane carrying 32 people crashed near the coast. Witness reports said only four people on board had survived.
    (AFP, 10/13/11)(SFC, 10/14/11, p.A2)

2011        Oct 14, A British pilot (29) and his passenger (40) died in the crash of their small plane in Switzerland.
    (AFP, 10/15/11)
2011        Oct 14, A Chinese air force JH-7 jet crashed at an air show outside the northern city of Xi'an, leaving one of the pilots missing and presumed dead.
    (AP, 10/14/11)

2011        Oct 18, In Botswana 3 French, 3 Swiss and 2 Britons were killed when their Moremi Moremi Air Charters Cessna 208 crashed shortly after take-off from the island of Pom Pom in the Okavango delta in the northern tourist area. 4 passengers survived the crash.
    (AFP, 10/18/11)

2011        Oct 21, In Mexico a helicopter carrying Mexico state Metropolitan Development Secretary Fernando Garcia and his assistant crashed against a wall and on top of some cars in the Coyoacan borough. A secretary and co-pilot were killed.
    (AP, 10/21/11)

2011        Oct 23, In Mexico two Americans died in the crash of a small plane in the city of Angela R. Cabada, Veracruz state.
    (AP, 10/24/11)

2011        Oct 31, In Mexico a light airplane taking off from the border city of Tijuana crashed into an auto repair shop near a street market, killing three people and setting fire to several cars.
    (AP, 10/31/11)

2011        Nov 10, In Hawaii a helicopter on a tourist excursion of West Maui and Molokai went down near an elementary school killing the pilot and 4 tourists.
    (AP, 11/11/11)

2011        Nov 11, Mexico’s Interior Secretary Francisco Blake Mora (45) was killed in a helicopter crash, a stunning mishap too odd for some Mexicans to accept as an accident. Mora was appointed in June 2010, the 4th interior secretary since Calderon was elected five years ago. The crash of the Super Puma helicopter, part of the presidential fleet, also killed the undersecretary for legal affairs and human rights, Felipe Zamora, two other interior officials, the chief of Blake Mora's security detail and three crew members.
    (AP, 11/12/11)

2011        Nov 15, In the Republic of Congo Alexandre Kossiarev, a native of Belarus, was killed when an MI-8, a  Russian-designed helicopter, crashed in the country's north.
    (AP, 11/16/11)

2011        Nov 21, An Argentine air force Piper P-28 Dakota collided with a civilian plane being used for flight school training as both were nearing the small airport in the town of Mercedes. 2 people were killed when the civilian plane crashed.
    (AP, 11/21/11)

2011        Nov 23, In Arizona 6 people on board a small twin-engine plane were killed when it crashed in a ball of fire in a remote area of the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix. The dead included a pilot and his 3 children.
    (Reuters, 11/23/11)(SFC, 11/25/11, p.A14)

2011        Nov 26, In Illinois 4 people were killed when their plane crashed nearthe Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake.
    (SSFC, 11/27/11, p.A13)

2011        Dec 3, In Colorado a small plane with 4 people crashed in the mountains near Silverton.
    (SFC, 12/5/11, p.A6)
2011        Dec 3,     In Panama a small plane, piloted by a US citizen, crashed about 50 miles west of Panama City, killing pilot Monty Polo and Panamanian passenger Josue Cedeno.
    (AP, 12/3/11)

2011        Dec 7, In Nevada 5 people were killed when a helicopter flying tourists over the Hoover Dam crashed into a mountain range bordering Lake Mead.
    (SFC, 12/9/11, p.A11)

2011        Dec 10, In the Philippines a four-seater cargo plane crashed onto a crowded Manila slum, sparking a fire that killed 13 people and left five missing and at least another 20 injured.
    (AFP, 12/10/11)

2011        Dec 12, In Washington state 2 reconnaissance helicopters crashed during training near Tacoma killing all 4 people on board.
    (SFC, 12/14/11, p.A8)

2011        Dec 20, A small plane crashed on I-287 in New Jersey killing all 5 people aboard.
    (SFC, 12/21/11, p.A12)

2011        Dec 24, In Ohio a single-engine plane crashed 50 miles southeast of Columbus killing 2 women on board. The pilot died of his injuries a day later.
    (SFC, 12/26/11, p.A7)

2011        Dec 28, In southern Kyrgyzstan a Soviet-built jet operated by a Kyrgyz carrier broke its wing, overturned and caught fire as it tried to land in deep fog in Osh, leaving 31 people injured.
    (AP, 12/28/11)

2011        Dec 30, In Sudan all six crewmen aboard a military helicopter were killed when it crash-landed and burned in North Kordofan state.
    (AFP, 12/30/11)

2012        Jan 7, In New Zealand a hot air balloon burst into flames and crashed after hitting a power line, killing all 11 people on board as their families watched on in horror.
    (AFP, 1/7/12)

2012        Jan 14, A French Mirage and a Saudi F-15 collided in the kingdom's northern region of Tabuk without causing casualties.
    (AFP, 1/14/12)

2012        Jan 15, In Massachusetts the bodies of two people were recovered on a beach in Brewster following a crash of their small plane.
    (SFC, 1/16/12, p.A4)

2012        Jan 16, In southern Afghanistan a civilian helicopter crashed, killing all three people on board. Police said the Russian-made aircraft probably went down because of a technical malfunction.
    (AP, 1/16/12)

2012        Jan 18, In Venezuela a helicopter crashed into Auyantepui mountain during a tour of the tabletop mountains in the Canaima National Park. 5 people were killed.
    (AP, 1/19/12)

2012        Jan 30, In CongoDRC a plane crashed after takeoff in South Kivu. There were at least five people on board.
    (AP, 1/31/12)

2012        Feb 3, In Idaho Micron CEO Steve Appleton (51 died after his small experimental plane crashed following takeoff at the Boise airport.
    (SFC, 2/4/12, p.D2)

2012        Feb 4, In Australia celebrated filmmakers Andrew Wight (52) and Mike deGruy (60)  died in a helicopter crash  at Jasper's Brush. They were working on a documentary with Oscar-winning director James Cameron and National Geographic.
    (AFP, 2/5/12)

2012        Feb 12, In CongoDRC a private jet crashed while landing in the eastern city of Bukavu. A senior presidential adviser was among two killed. There were 2 pilots and 10 passengers on the private jet.
    (AP, 2/12/12)

2012        Feb 15, In Wyoming a search and rescue helicopter crashed while attempting to rescue an injured snowmobiler. A volunteer crew member was killed.
    (SFC, 2/17/12, p.A5)

2012        Feb 18, In Djibouti an American reconnaissance plane crashed 6 miles (10km) from the only US base in Africa, killing four service members on board, after returning from a mission in support of the war in Afghanistan.
    (AP, 2/20/12)

2012        Feb 28, In Guatemala a civilian helicopter crashed in bad weather, injuring three aboard in northern Peten province. A Guatemalan air force helicopter sent to help went down soon afterward, killing its 10 crew and passengers.
    (AP, 2/28/12)

2012        Mar 1, A US Coast Guard helicopter crashed in Mobile Bay near Point Clear, Alabama. 4 crew members were killed and one remained missing.
    (SFC, 3/3/12, p.A5)

2012        Mar 14, In central Nigeria a police helicopter crashed and burst into flames in Jos, killing four policemen on board, including a senior officer.
    (AFP, 3/14/12)

2012        Mar 15, A Norwegian military plane crashed with five people on board during an exercise in northern Sweden. Four men and one woman, all Norwegians, were on board the plane heading from Evenes, on Norway's Arctic coast, to the Swedish city of Kiruna.
    (AP, 3/17/12)
2012        Mar 15, In Puerto Rico a vintage cargo plane loaded with bread crashed in a lagoon near the international airport, killing the airline's owner and another crew member.
    (AP, 3/15/12)

2012        Mar 16, In Georgia hot-air balloon pilot Edward Ristaino (63) ordered 5 skydivers to jump from his balloon at 4,000 feet as a sudden storm approached. The storm sucked up Ristaino’s balloon to some 17,000 feet. His body was found 3 days later about 8 miles from where the skydivers landed.
    (SFC, 3/20/12, p.A5)
2012        Mar 16, In Afghanistan a Turkish helicopter crashed into a house on the outskirts of Kabul, killing 12 Turkish soldiers and two Afghan civilians.
    (AFP, 3/16/12)

2012        Mar 25, Four people died when their small plane crashed shortly after taking off from a tiny airport in the Bahamas en route to Florida.
    (AP, 3/26/12)

2012        Apr 2, A Russian passenger plane, an ATR-72 turboprop operated by UTair, crashed into a snowy field in Siberia shortly after takeoff from Tyumen, killing 31 of the 43 people on board. The 12 survivors were hospitalized in serious condition.
    (AP, 4/2/12)

2012        Apr 6, A US Navy F/A-18 Hornet jet crashed into the courtyard of a Virginia Beach apartment complex after taking off from US Naval Air Station Oceana. The two pilots ejected safely before impact. There were no deaths in the crash.
    (AP, 4/6/12)(SSFC, 4/8/12, p.A13)
2012        Apr 6, In southeastern Niger 4 Chinese passengers and two French pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed in an oil field. A Chinese company has been producing oil in the desert region since 2011.
    (AFP, 4/10/12)

2012        Apr 11, In Morocco 2 US Marines were killed and two severely injured in the crash of an MV-22 Osprey.
    (AP, 4/11/12)

2012        Apr 19, In Afghanistan a US Army helicopter crashed in bad weather during a night flight to the scene of a suicide bombing. All 4 American crew members were killed. 4 Afghan police officers were killed and 7 others were wounded in the suicide attack on the checkpoint in Helmand province.
    (AFP, 4/20/12)

2012        Apr 20, An unresponsive twin-engine plane flying erratically over the Gulf of Mexico and tracked by the Air Force crashed between Louisiana and Florida. An airport mechanic who has worked on the plane said the pilot was  Dr. Peter Hertzak (65) of New Orleans.
    (AFP, 4/20/12)(SFC, 4/21/12, p.A5)
2012        Apr 20, A Pakistani Bhoja Air passenger jet with 127 people on board crashed as it was landing in bad weather at an airport near Islamabad. All onboard were killed.
    (AP, 4/20/12)(AP, 4/21/12)

2012        Apr 25, In central Indonesia a South African pilot and his Australian passenger were killed when their Susi Air Pilatus PC-6 aircraft crashed. The airline identified the pilot as Jonathan James Willis (28). Indonesian officials identified the passenger as photographer Ian McDougall (57).
    (AFP, 4/25/12)

2012        May 9, In Indonesia a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed into a volcano south of Jakarta during a demonstration flight. All 45 people on board were feared dead. The Superjet, Russia's first new model of passenger jet since the fall of the Soviet Union two decades ago, was in Indonesia as part of a 6-nation tour of Asia aimed at drumming up new customers.
    (AFP, 5/9/12)(AP, 5/10/12)

2012        May 11, In Kansas 3 recent graduates of Oral Roberts Univ. and a former business instructor were killed when their small Cessna airplane crashed near Chanute. Hannah Luce (22) was reportedly pulled out of the burning aircraft by a passenger, an Iraq war veteran, who later died from his injuries.
    (SSFC, 5/13/12, p.A10)(http://tinyurl.com/7vapwkp)

2012        May 14, In northern Nepal a small plane crashed near a treacherous high-altitude airport, killing 15 people while six others miraculously survived just outside Jomsom airport.
    (AFP, 5/14/12)

2012        May 17, In northwestern Pakistan 2 Pakistani air force planes crashed in a residential area of Nowshera city, killing all four pilots on board and injuring five people on the ground.
    (AP, 5/17/12)

2012        May 26, In southern Utah a small Cessna plane was found crashed some 300 feet from the runway of the municipal airport at St. George. 4 people were killed.
    (SFC, 5/28/12, p.A8)

2012        May 28, In Virginia 2 small planes collided in midair near Warrenton. 2 people were killed and another injured. Only one plane landed safely.
    (SFC, 5/29/12, p.A6)

2012        Jun 2, In Ghana a Nigerian Allied Air cargo plane overshot an airport runway in Accra and crashed into a passenger bus, killing at least 10 people. The 4 crew members of the plane survived.
    (AFP, 6/3/12)

2012        Jun 3, A Lockheed P2V aerial firefighter crashed in Utah killing 2 pilots. Another P2V, fighting a wildfire south of Reno, crash-landed at Minden-Tahoe Airport.
    (SFC, 6/4/12, p.A8)
2012        Jun 3, In Nigeria a Dana Air Boeing MD-83 smashed into businesses and crowded apartment buildings near Lagos' Murtala Muhammed Int’l. Airport killing all 153 aboard, the country’s worst air disaster in nearly two decades. At least 6 more people perished on the ground. A probe into the crash traced the cause to the loss of two engines and non-functionality of the throttles on final descent from Abuja to Lagos.
    (AP, 6/4/12)(AFP, 6/5/12)(AFP, 7/12/12)

2012        Jun 6, In Peru a helicopter crashed in the highlands killing all 14 people aboard, including 8 South Koreans and 3 Europeans. They were exploring a potential hydroelectric project near Mazuco.
    (AP, 6/7/12)(SFC, 6/11/12, p.A2)

2012        Jun 7, In central Florida a single-engine plane crashed in the Tiger Creek Preserve killing Ron Bramlage (45), his wife and their 4 children. The family was returning home to Junction City, Kansas, from the Bahamas.
    (SFC, 6/9/12, p.A5)

2012        Jun 10, Kenya's Internal Security Minister George Saitoti (66) was killed with five other people in a helicopter crash near Nairobi.
    (AP, 6/10/12)
2012        Jun 10, In Ukraine a small plane carrying skydivers crash-landed in bad weather near Kiev, killing five and injuring 15 people.
    (AP, 6/10/12)

2012        Jun 21, An Indonesian air force plane, a Fokker F-27, slammed into a military housing complex and ignited a huge fireball while trying to land in Jakarta, killing all seven people aboard as well as two toddlers and their nanny in a home.
    (AP, 6/21/12)

2012        Jul 1, In South Dakota a C-130 Air Force air tanker from North Carolina crashed with a crew of 6 while fighting a fire in the Black Hills. At least one crew member was killed. Officials put 7 other tankers on operational hold.
    (SFC, 7/3/12, p.A7)

2012        Jul 3, Two British Tornado GR4s from Royal Air Force Lossiemouth, each piloted by a two member crew, went down in the Moray Firth in northeast Scotland. A helicopter airlifted two airmen to a hospital in Inverness while efforts to find the missing pair were called off due to poor visibility and bad weather.
    (AFP, 7/4/12)

2012        Jul 12, In Mauritania 7 people were killed in the crash of a YAK-12 military plane chartered by a Canadian mining company to transport gold.
    (AP, 7/12/12)

2012        Jul 13, In southern France three Americans, crew members of Universal Jet Aviation, died when a private plane crashed at Le Castellet airport.
    (AP, 7/14/12)

2012        Jul 16, In the Republic of Congo a police helicopter crash killed two Ukrainian pilots.
    (AP, 7/17/12)
2012        Jul 16, In Sudan 7 military personnel died when their helicopter crashed in conflict-plagued Darfur because of a malfunction.
    (AFP, 7/16/12)

2012        Jul 18, In Alaska 2 visitors from Australia were killed in a fiery small plane crash about 39 miles north of Fairbanks.
    (Reuters, 7/19/12)

2012        Jul 19, In Oman a US Navy helicopter crash killing 2 crewmembers. 3 others aboard the downed MH-53E Sea Dragon survived.
    (AP, 7/22/12)

2012        Jul 20, In Brunei 12 military personnel including six cadets were killed in an air force Bell 212 helicopter crash while flying home after jungle training. 2 cadets survived.
    (AFP, 7/21/12)

2012        Jul 25, In France a helicopter crashed in the Verdon Gorge and killed all 6 people on board. They were all employees of Eurocopter, an EADS-owned firm.
    (SFC, 7/26/12, p.A7)

2012        Aug 8, India's struggling Kingfisher Airlines was forced to cancel more than 30 flights after pilots and engineers refused to show up for work because of unpaid salaries.
    (AFP, 8/8/12)

2012        Aug 12, In Kenya three Russian-made Mi-24 combat helicopters from Uganda went down in a remote mountainous region. One was found a day later, with all seven servicemen on board rescued. 3 soldiers were later confirmed dead in another crash. 8 surviving Ugandan servicemen were found on Aug 14. The helicopters were flying to Somalia to support African Union troops battling Shebab insurgents linked to Al-Qaeda.
    (AFP, 8/14/12)(AP, 8/15/12)

2012        Aug 18, Philippine Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and his two pilots went missing after their small plane crashed into the sea while attempting an emergency landing in Masbate province. An aide of Robredo made a dramatic escape from the plane.
    (AP, 8/19/12)

2012        Aug 19, In New York a small plane crashed into a residential street on Long Island killing 2 of the 3 people onboard.
    (SFC, 8/20/12, p.A4)
2012        Aug 19, A Sudanese government helicopter crashed before landing in a remote town in the country's southern mountains, killing all 32 people on board. Its 26 passengers included the minister of endowment, a leading politician, two army generals and a TV crew.
    (AP, 8/19/12)

2012        Aug 23, In Slovenia a hot air balloon carrying 32 people, including children, was swept up in a storm and crashed in a fireball outside Ljubljana. 6 people died and 26 others were injured.
    (AP, 8/23/12)(AP, 2/26/13)

2012        Aug 25, An Iranian helicopter of the Revolutionary Guards crashed in western Iran near the Iraqi border killing four Guards while on a mission in Sardasht border area, which is populated by Iran's Kurdish minority.
    (AFP, 8/25/12)

2012        Aug 27, A Syrian military helicopter caught fire and crashed after it was apparently hit during fighting between government forces and rebels in the capital Damascus. SANA reported that authorities released a total of 378 people detained for their participation in street protests.
    (AP, 8/27/12)

2012        Aug 30, In India 9 air force personnel were killed when two Russian-designed military helicopters apparently collided in mid-air in the western state of Gujarat.
    (AFP, 8/30/12)

2012        Sep 1, In Iowa a pilot was killed at an air show in Davenport after his Soviet Cold War era jet crashed into a nearby field.
    (abcNEWS, 9/2/12)

2012        Sep 8, A Russian MI-35 military helicopter crashed into a mountain in the republic of Dagestan, killing all three crewmen aboard.
    (AP, 9/9/12)

2012        Sep 12, In Russia’s far east an Antanov-28 plane crashed into a forest in western Kamchatka killing 10 people and injuring four.
    (AP, 9/12/12)

2012        Sep 15, In Missouri 5 people, including 3 children, were killed when their small plane crashed near Willard.
    (SSFC, 9/16/12, p.A7)

2012        Sep 28, In Nepal a Sita Air airplane carrying trekkers to the Mount Everest region hit a bird and crashed just after takeoff in Katmandu, killing the 19 Nepali, British and Chinese people on board.
    (AP, 9/28/12)

2012        Oct 11, In Texas 3 people were killed in a helicopter crash some 80 miles west of Austin.
    (SFC, 10/13/12, p.A4)

2012        Oct 15, In Yemen a Russian-made MiG-21 jetfighter crashed immediately after takeoff during a training mission, killing its pilot.
    (AP, 10/15/12)

2012        Nov 9, An Algerian military cargo plane crashed in southern France with six people aboard. The plane returning to Algeria carried five military personnel and one official of the Algerian national bank.
    (AP, 11/9/12)
2012        Nov 10, A Turkish military helicopter carrying soldiers on a mission against Kurdish rebels crashed because of bad weather, killing all 17 troops onboard.
    (AP, 11/10/12)

2012        Dec 5, A South African military aircraft on an unknown mission to an area near former President Nelson Mandela's village crashed in a mountain range, killing all 11 people onboard.
    (AP, 12/6/12)

2012        Dec 9, Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera and 4 others died in a plane crash near Nuevo Leon that left no survivors.
    (SFC, 12/10/12, p.A2)

2012        Dec 15, A Nigerian navy helicopter crashed in Bayelsa state in the Niger Delta. The governor of Kaduna state, Patrick Yakowa, died in the crash, along with five other people including former national security adviser, General Andrew Azazi.
    (AP, 12/15/12)

2012        Dec 25, Kazakhstan's acting border service chief Col. Turganbek Stambekov was among 27 people killed in a military plane crash, a Russian-made An-72, near the southern city of Shymkent. He was appointed in June to deal with the aftermath of a mass killing involving a conscript.
    (AP, 12/25/12)
2012        Dec 25, In Myanmar an Air Bagan flight packed with Christmas tourists crash-landed on a road in central Shan state, killing 2 people and injuring 11, including 4 foreigners.
    (AP, 12/25/12)(AP, 12/26/12)

2012        Dec 29, In Russia a Red Wings Tu-204 passenger airliner careered off the runway at Vnukovo Airport, on the outskirts of Moscow, broke into pieces and caught fire. Four of 8 people died in the crash and a 5th died the next day.
    (AP, 12/29/12)(AP, 12/30/12)

2013        Jan 4, A Beechcraft BE35 crashed on its way to the Flagler County Airport in Palm Coast, Florida, killing at least 3 people.
    (SFC, 1/5/13, p.A4)
2013        Jan 4, A small plane disappeared off the Venezuelan coast with six people aboard, including Vittorio Missoni (58), a top executive in Italy's Missoni fashion house. Wreckage of the plane was found in June.
    (AP, 1/5/13)(AP, 6/27/13)

2013        Jan 5, A Moroccan family of 5 returning home died when their plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Grenoble airport near the French Alps.
    (AP, 1/5/13)

2013        Jan 12, Three men from Utah died when their plane went down near Paris, Texas.
    (SFC, 1/14/13, p.A5)

2013        Jan 16, A helicopter crashed into a crane and fell on a crowded street in central London, sending flames and black plumes of smoke into the air. The pilot and one person on the ground were killed and 13 others injured.
    (AP, 1/16/13)

2013        Jan 23, A small plane crashed in an Antarctic mountain range while carrying 3 Canadians between scientific research stations on the continent.
    (AP, 1/24/13)

2013        Jan 29, In Kazakhstan a SCAT passenger jet carrying at least 20 people crashed in heavy fog near Almaty, killing all on board.
    (AP, 1/29/13)

2013        Feb 9, In Belgium a small private plane crashed south of Brussels, killing five members of a family including three small children.
    (AP, 2/9/13)

2013        Feb 11, In Liberia a plane carrying senior officials from Guinea crashed near Liberia's largest airport, killing 2 pilots, Guinea's army chief of staff Gen. Souleymane Kelefa Diallo and five others.
    (AP, 2/11/13)

2013        Feb 13, In Ukraine a small Soviet-designed AN-24 plane carrying soccer fans headed for a match skidded past the landing strip and overturned in the eastern city of Donetsk, killing five people.
    (AP, 2/13/13)

2013        Feb 19, A Yemeni military plane crashed into a neighborhood in the country's capital, Sanaa, killing at least nine people and injuring 18.
    (AP, 2/19/13)

2013        Feb 22, In Oklahoma City a medical helicopter crashed outside a nursing home killing 2 people onboard and injuring a third.
    (SFC, 2/23/13, p.A4)

2013        Feb 26, In Egypt a hot air balloon flying over the ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field, killing at least 19 foreign tourists. The pilot, who sustained severe burns, and a British tourist were the only survivors.
    (AP, 2/26/13)(AP, 3/2/13)

2013        Mar 4, In CongoDRC a plane crash in the center of the eastern city of Goma killed seven people and injured three.
    (AP, 3/5/13)

2013        Mar 8, A commercial Beechcraft 1900 cargo plane crashed in southwestern Alaska. The bodies of the pilot Jeff Day (38) and co-pilot Neil Jensen (20) were found the next day.
    (SSFC, 3/10/13, p.A8)

2013        Mar 11, A US Naval A-6B Prowler crashed into a farm filed some miles outside of Spokane, Washington. All 3 crew members were killed.
    (SFC, 3/12/13, p.A4)

2013        Mar 15, In Florida a small plane crashed near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport killing all three men aboard.
    (SSFC, 3/17/13, p.A8)

2013        Mar 17, In Indiana a small plane crashed in South Bend killing 2 men including Steve Davis (60), former Oklahoma quarterback.
    (SFC, 3/19/13, p.A7)

2013        Mar 21, In Germany 2 helicopters clipped each other and crashed as they landed in a snowstorm near Berlin's Olympic Stadium during a federal police exercise, leaving one person dead and several injured.
    (AP, 3/21/13)

2013        Mar 30, Five South African air force members died in the crash of a helicopter that was patrolling in an anti-rhino poaching operation.
    (AP, 3/31/13)

2013        Apr 9, In eastern Afghanistan a NATO helicopter crashed in a field, killing two American service members in Nangarhar province.
    (AP, 4/9/13)

2013        Apr 13, In Indonesia a Lion Air plane carrying more than 100 passengers overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali and crashed into the sea. All of the passengers and crew were evacuated from the plane. 7 passengers were taken to Sanglah hospital with head wounds and broken bones.
    (AP, 4/13/13)

2013        Apr 7, Missionary Jerry Krause (54) disappeared near Sao Tome island as he flew in a twin-engine Beechcraft 1900C from South Africa to Mali.
    (AP, 4/17/13)

2013        Apr 29, In Afghanistan a civilian cargo plane owned by an American company crashed at Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, soon after takeoff, killing all seven people aboard.
    (AP, 4/29/13)

2013        May 3, An American KC-135 military tanker refueling plane carrying 3 crew members crashed in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the Central Asian nation where the US operates an air base key to the war in Afghanistan.
    (AP, 5/3/13)

2013        May 6, In Nigeria two pilots were killed when their Alpha jet fighter went down 37 miles (60 km) west of Niamey.
    (AP, 5/6/13)

2013        May 13, A Yemeni military plane on a training exercise exploded in midair over the country's capital, killing the pilot and slamming into a residential neighborhood in Sanaa.
    (AP, 5/13/13)

2013        May 16, In Jordan a British-made aerobatic T-67 Firefly trainer  crashed near the Syrian border, killing its two Jordanian pilots.
    (AP, 5/16/13)
2013        May 16, In northern Nepal a plane crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip. All 21 people on board, including 8 Japanese tourists, survived with injuries.
    (AP, 5/16/13)

2013        May 20, In Turkey a hot air balloon collided with another balloon mid-air during a sightseeing tour in the Cappadocia region and crashed to the ground, killing two Brazilian tourists and injuring 23 other people on board.
    (AP, 5/20/13)

2013        May 24, In upstate New York a volunteer Angel Flight crashed killing the pilot and two passengers.
    (SSFC, 5/26/13, p.A10)

2013        May 31, In Arizona two small planes collided near Phoenix killing all four people aboard.
    (SFC, 6/1/13, p.A7)

2013        Jun 21, The Nicaraguan army said air force Chief of Staff Col. Manuel Lopez was among 10 air force officials killed in a helicopter crash near Lake Managua.
    (SFC, 6/21/13, p.A2)

2013        Jun 22, In Ohio a plane carrying wing walker Jane Wicker crashed at The Vectren Air Show near Dayton. Wicker and the pilot were killed.
    (SSFC, 6/23/13, p.A7)

2013        Jun 25, In India an air force helicopter returning from a rescue mission in the flood-ravaged north hit the side of a mountain in Uttarakhand and fell into a river, killing eight people.
    (AP, 6/25/13)

2013        Jun 28, In western Guatemala a small airplane crashed in a wooded area near the border with Mexico, killing all six men on board.
    (Reuters, 6/28/13)

2013        Jul 2, A Russian helicopter packed with passengers crashed in Siberia, killing at least 19 of the 28 people aboard.
    (Reuters, 7/2/13)

2013        Jul 6, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 arriving from South Korea crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport. 2 Chinese girls were killed and 70 people injured out of 290 passengers and 16 crew members on the Boeing 777. Another Chinese girl died in a SF hospital on July 12, becoming the 3rd fatality. SFO officials on the same day confirmed that one of the girtls who died on July 6 had been struck and run over by a fire truck.
    (SSFC, 7/7/13, p.A1)(Reuters, 7/12/13)(SFC, 7/13/13, p.A1)

2013        Jul 7, In Alaska an air taxi crashed after takeoff from Soldotna killing the pilot and all 9 passengers.
    (SFC, 7/8/13, p.A4)

2013        Jul 25, In central Kenya a small plane went missing. On July 27 three Swiss nationals were found dead along with the wreckage of their plane on Aberdares mountain.
    (AP, 7/27/13)

2013        Aug 4, In South Carolina a small plane crashed near a subdivision in Conway killing all 3 people aboard.
    (SFC, 8/5/13, p.A3)

2013        Aug 5, In Japan a US military helicopter crashed on the southern island of Okinawa. Three of the four crew members involved in the crash were in stable condition. One crew member was not accounted for.
    (Reuters, 8/5/13)

2013        Aug 9, In New Haven, Connecticut, a small plane crashed and engulfed two homes in flames killing at least 6 people.
    (SFC, 8/10/13, p.A4)
2013        Aug 9, In Somalia an Ethiopian military aircraft carrying ammunition crash-landed at Mogadishu's international airport, bursting into flames and killing 4 of the six crew members.
    (Reuters, 8/9/13)

2013        Aug 14, In Alabama a UPS plane crashed near the Birmingham airport killing two pilots and scaterring wreckage over a rural area. Reliance on computer automation appeared to contribute to the crash.
    (SFC, 8/15/13, p.A6)(SFC, 2/21/14, p.A8)

2013        Aug 24, Four people were killed when a helicopter carrying 16 oil workers and two crew crashed off Scotland's Shetland islands, the fourth incident in the area involving different models of the widely used aircraft in just over four years. The Super Puma L2, made by EADS unit Eurocopter, was operated by CHC Helicopter for France's Total.
    (Reuters, 8/24/13)

2013        Sep 22, A US Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crashed in the central Red Sea with five military personnel on board. 3 of 5 crew members were accounted for and stable. Two remained missing.
    (Reuters, 9/22/13)(AFP, 9/23/13)

2013        Sep 29, In southern California a small jet crashed into a storage hangar at the Santa Monica Municipal Airport igniting a fire that destroyed the hangar. Deaths remained unconfirmed.
    (SFC, 9/30/13, p.A4)

2013        Oct 3, In Nigeria a chartered airplane nosedived into the ground and burst into flames meters from tanks of aviation fuel, killing 11 people  shortly after taking off from Lagos. The plane was carrying mourners and the body of former Ondo state Gov. Olusegun Agagu, who died on Sep 13. The next day Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority suspended all the operations of Lagos-based Associated Airline.
    (AP, 10/3/13)(AP, 10/7/13)

2013        Oct 5, In northern Colombia  a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed  while on a US counter-drug mission, killing 3 American contractors and a Panamanian aboard. It had been tracking a suspected smuggling vessel over the western Caribbean when it lost radio contact.
    (AP, 10/6/13)

2013        Oct 10, In southeastern Virginia 4 people from Florida were killed when their small plane crashed in the Great Dismal Swamp.
    (SSFC, 10/13/13, p.A7)

2013        Oct 16, A Lao Airlines flight from Vientiane to Pakse in southern Laos crashed and killed all 49 aboard.
    (AP, 10/16/13)(AP, 10/17/13)

2013        Oct 19, In Belgium a plane carrying 10 skydivers, including one making her maiden jump for her birthday, crashed shortly after takeoff, killing everyone on board and the pilot.
    (AFP, 10/19/13)

2013        Oct 22, In Tennessee a medical helicopter crashed killing 2 hospital workers and a pilot.
    (SFC, 10/22/13, p.A5)

2013        Oct 23, A Swiss Air Force F/A-18 jet went down near a military airport in Alpnach in the Lake Lucerne region.
    (AP, 10/23/13)

2013        Oct 24, In Australia a plane dousing wildfires in bushland south of Australia's biggest city, Sydney, crashed into a national park, killing the pilot and sparking a new fire to add to 55 still burning across the state of New South Wales.
    (Reuters, 10/24/13)

2013        Nov 3, A Bolivian plane carrying 18 people crashed while trying to land during bad weather in Riberalta, killing 8 passengers and injuring the others on board.
    (Reuters, 11/4/13)

2013        Nov 9, In Indonesia 13 people died when an Indonesian army helicopter carrying construction workers to build a military outpost crashed in the jungles of Borneo.
    (AFP, 11/9/13)

2013        Nov 11, In Texas 3 people were killed when their single-engine plane crashed into a lakebed near Amarillo.
    (SFC, 11/12/13, p.A4)

2013        Nov 18, A Tatarstan airlines flight from Moscow crashed in Kazan, killing all 44 passengers and six crew in a blaze that left little of the Boeing 737 plane.
    (Reuters, 11/18/13)

2013        Nov 19, In France a small plane crashed in the central Burgundy region, killing six people.
    (AFP, 11/19/13)

2013        Nov 29, In southwest Alaska a Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 turboprop crashed near St. Marys. 4 people were killed and six injured. Melanie Coffee (25) left her 5-month-old baby to reach St. Marys and direct rescuers back to the crash site. Her baby died.    
    (SSFC, 12/1/13, p.A15)0
2013        Nov 29, A Mozambique Airlines plane carrying 33 people crashed in a Namibian national park, killing all on board. On Dec 21 a preliminary investigation reported that the captain had a "clear intention" to crash.
    (AP, 11/30/13)(AP, 12/1/13)(AFP, 12/21/13)
2013        Nov 29, In Scotland a police helicopter crashed onto a crowded Glasgow pub. 10 people were killed with more than two dozen injured.
    (AP, 11/30/13)(AFP, 12/1/13)(AFP, 12/2/13)(AP, 2/14/14)

2013        Dec 1, A single engine plane carrying 5 people disappeared in Idaho on its way from Oregon to Montana. It was piloted by Dale Smith, co-founder of Serialtek, a San Jose, Ca., hardware and software company.
    (SFC, 12/4/13, p.A14)

2013        Dec 11, A small plain crashed off of Molokai, Hawaii, killing Loretta Fuddy, the director of the state health dept. Eight other people survived.
    (SFC, 12/13/13, p.A13)

2013        Dec 17, In southern Afghanistan an aircraft crash killed six American soldiers.
    (Reuters, 12/17/13)

2013        Dec 20, In France a helicopter went down carrying Lam Kok, a Chinese tea tycoon, overflying his newly-purchased vineyard. The body of Kok's 12-year-old son was pulled out of the Dordogne River. French winemaker James Gregoire, the helicopter pilot and owner of Chateau de la Riviere, and their interpreter were also killed.
    (AFP, 12/21/13)(SFC, 12/24/13, p.A2)

2013        Dec 26, A Russian plane crashed in Siberia, killing nine people. The Soviet-built Antonov An-12 plane belonging to an aircraft factory in Novosibirsk was carrying six crew and three others on a flight to another factory in Irkutsk.
    (Reuters, 12/26/13)

2014        Jan 4, In western Mexico a small plane crash-landed, killing one person and injuring four others, including the leader of a vigilante group fighting drug cartels.
    (AFP, 1/5/14)

2014        Jan 5, In Colorado a co-pilot was killed and two pilots injured when a private jet crashed and burst into flames at the airport that serves Aspen.
    (AFP, 1/5/14)

2014        Jan 7, In eastern England HH-60G Pave Hawk chopper, based at the US-run Lakenheath air base, crashed at a nearby nature reserve in Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, while flying low on a training exercise. 4 airmen were killed.
    (AFP, 1/8/14)

2014        Jan 11, In Zimbabwe the pilot of a US-built helicopter died when he crashed into a wooded mountainside in the country's remote southwest. State media later reported that the pilot, identified as a prominent Zimbabwean businessman based in South Africa, was flying alone to visit relatives in the American 4-seat Robinson R44 model.
    (AP, 1/13/14)

2014        Jan 12, In western Germany a small jet crashed near an airfield near Trier and four people on board were killed.
    (AP, 1/12/14)

2014        Jan 18, A Canadian pilot was among two people feared dead when the small plane he was flying went down in Guyana's thick Amazon jungle two minutes after takeoff.
    (AFP, 1/18/14)

2014        Jan 20, In Romania a small British plane crashed on a mountain. All seven aboard initially survived but two people died while waiting for medical assistance. Hypothermia was among the causes of death.
    (AP, 1/22/14)

2014        Feb 11, An Algerian military transport plane crashed in the country's mountainous east with but one survivor. 76 people were killed, including women and children.
    (AP, 2/11/14)(AP, 2/12/14)

2014        Feb 16, In Libya the wreckage of a helicopter was found near es-Sider port. Authorities began searching for the bodies of the five people who were on board.
    (Reuters, 2/18/14)
2014        Feb 16, In west Nepal a small plane owned by state-run Nepal Airlines Corporation crashed with 18 people aboard in bad weather. Rescuers found the wreckage of the 43-year-old de Havilland Twin Otter the next day near Machinelek.
    (Reuters, 2/16/14)(AP, 2/17/14)

2014        Feb 21, In Tunisia an Islamist official in Libya's government and 10 other passengers and crew were killed when a Libyan military plane carrying medical patients crashed near Tunis.
    (Reuters, 2/21/14)

2014        Feb 27, In Hawaii a small plane crashed after takeoff from Lanai Island killing 3 people and leaving three others injured.
    (SFC, 2/28/14, p.A6)
2014        Feb 27, The United Arab Emirates' state news agency said two crew members have been killed in the crash of a military training aircraft.
    (AP, 2/27/14)

2014        Feb 28, A Germany rescue helicopter crashed during a training flight off the Baltic Sea coast, killing 3 people. One person on board survived.
    (AP, 3/1/14)

2014        Mar 1, In Nevada a US fighter jet crashed during a training exercise because of a snow storm in mountainous terrain. The pilot was later identified as Marine Capt. Reid Nannen (32).
    (SFC, 3/3/14, p.A6)(SFC, 3/10/14, p.A6)

2014        Mar 8, In southwest China a small plane belonging to a flight academy crashed into a farm field, killing both people on board.
    (AP, 3/8/14)
2014        Mar 8, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 fell off radar screens less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. Vietnamese air force planes spotted two large oil slicks close to where the Boeing 777 went missing early today. The aircraft carried 239 people. Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirmed that names of two nationals listed on the manifest matched passports reported stolen in Thailand. The flight was carrying 154 people from China and Taiwan, 38 Malaysians, seven Indonesians and six Australians among the 227 passengers.
    (AP, 3/8/14)(Reuters, 3/8/14)

2014        Mar 13, Edward Haughey (70), Northern Ireland's wealthiest man, died after his helicopter crashed in thick fog in eastern England. He had founded Norbrook Laboratories, a world-leading veterinary drugs company.
    (AP, 3/14/14)

2014        Mar 14, The search for the missing Malaysian jetliner expanded east and west on Friday after American officials said it was emitting signals to satellites for hours after its last contact with air traffic control nearly a week ago over the South China Sea.
    (AP, 3/14/14)

2014        Mar 15, Malaysia’s PM Najib Razak said the missing Malaysian Flight 370 was deliberately diverted and continued flying for more than six hours after severing contact with the ground on March 8.
    (AP, 3/15/14)
2014        Mar 15, In South Africa 3 people were killed when their small plane crashed near a landing strip in KwaZulu Natal province.
    (Reuters, 3/15/14)

2014        Mar 18, In Washington state a news helicopter crashed near Seattle’s Space Needle killing pilot Gary Pfitzner and KOMO-TV photographer Bill Strothman.
    (SFC, 3/19/14, p.A7)

2014        Mar 22, In southwestern Colorado a small plane crashed into the Ridgeway Reservoir. On March 24 the bodies of 5 people were found in the wreckage.
    (SFC, 3/24/14, p.A6)(SFC, 3/25/14, p.A5)
2014        Mar 22, In eastern Australia 5 people were killed after a light plane used for skydiving crashed at an airfield in Queensland.
    (AFP, 3/22/14)
2014        Mar 22, A satellite image released by China offered the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost on March 8 could be in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean.
    (AP, 3/22/14)

2014        Mar 23, France provided new satellite data showing possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing since March 8, as searchers continued combing a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean.
    (AP, 3/23/14)

2014        Mar 24, France-based Airbus Defence & Space captured images showing 122 potential objects, possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in a 400-sq-km (155-sq-mile) area in the southern Indian Ocean.
    (AP, 3/26/14)

2014        Mar 28, Australian officials moved the search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, that disappeared March 8,  1,100 km (680 miles) to the northeast following a new analysis of radar data, and planes quickly found multiple objects in the new zone.
    (AP, 3/28/14)
2014        Mar 28, An Indian air force cargo plane inducted into service just last year crashed during a training mission, killing all five crew members.
    (AP, 3/28/14)

2014        Apr 6, The Australian navy ship Ocean Shield picked up two separate signals late last night and early today in seas far off the west Australian coast. Confirmation that the signals belong to mala Malaysia’s Flight 370's black boxes could take days.
    (AP, 4/7/14)

2014        Apr 11, Australian PM Tony Abbott said search and rescue officials are confident they know the approximate position of the black box recorders from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, missing since March 8.
    (Reuters, 4/11/14)
2014        Apr 11, In Namibia 4 people including a three-year-old boy died after a military helicopter crashed in the north-east. 6 people survived.
    (AFP, 4/12/14)

2014        Apr 19, In northern Mexico a Hawker 800 jet crashed in Coahuila state killing all 8 people on board. On the northwestern fringe of Mexico City a three-way car collision in Naucalpan killed at least 8 people and injured 12 others.
    (Reuters, 4/20/14)

2014        Apr 27, In the SF Bay Area a small plane crashed in San Pablo Bay after it collided with a Korea War-era show plane, which landed safely. Wreckage of the Cessna was found the next day and the pilot was presumed fatally injured.
    (SFC, 4/29/14, p.C1)
2014        Apr 27, In the northern Philippines a light plane crashed while on a cloud-seeding flight over farmlands that have been scorched by the intense summer heat, killing all four people on board.
    (AP, 4/27/14)

2014        May 8, In Ghana at least 4 people were killed when a helicopter crashed while heading to an offshore oil field operated by Lukoil. Three survivors were rescued and one person remained missing.
    (AP, 5/9/14)

2014        May 10, In northern Arizona a small plane carrying French tourists crashed while landing in windy conditions, killing one person and leaving another hospitalized.
    (AP, 5/11/14)

2014        May 17, In Laos a plane carrying senior Lao government officials crashed in the Pek district of Xiangkhoung province, killing the defense minister and at least four other people.
    (AP, 5/17/14)

2014        May 31, In Colorado two men died when their small plane crashed northeast of Denver near Front Range Airport.
    (SSFC, 6/1/14, p.A10)
2014        May 31, Lewis Katz (72), a co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer, was among 7 people killed in the crash of his small plane in Bedford, Mass.
    (AP, 6/1/14)(SFC, 6/3/14, p.A6)
2014        May 31, In northern Russia a helicopter crashed into a lake and 16 of the 18 people on board were missing. Two passengers, who floated to the surface still strapped into their seats, were rescued by fishermen and hospitalized for treatment of broken legs and other injuries. The helicopter belonged to the fertilizer company Apatit.
    (AP, 6/1/14)

2014        Jun 3, A Pakistani air force fighter jet crashed in Karachi after a technical fault, killing 2 pilots and a civilian on the ground.
    (AP, 6/3/14)

2014        Jun 9, In Spain a Eurofighter jet crashed while landing at the Moron air base near Seville. Media reported that the pilot had died in the crash.
    (AFP, 6/9/14)

2014        Jun 13, Dr. Richard Rockefeller (65) of Falmouth, Maine, crashed in a single-engine plane just after takeoff from Westchester County Airport outside NYC. He was the great-grandson of John  D. Rockefeller, the co-founder of Standard Oil.
    (SFC, 6/14/14, p.A4)

2014        Jun 23, In Germany a Learjet chartered by the German air force to take part in a training exercise with two unarmed Eurofighter jets collided with one of the military planes near the town of Elpe Two civilian pilots were presumed dead. The fighter pilot landed safely.   
    (AP, 6/24/14)

2014        Jul 2, In Kenya 4 people were killed when a cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff at the international airport in Nairobi.
    (AP, 7/2/14)

2014        Jul 7, A Vietnamese military helicopter on a parachute training mission crashed 24 miles west of to Hanoi, killing 16 people on board and critically injuring five others. 2 of the injured soon died.
    (AP, 7/7/14)(AP, 7/8/14)

2014        Jul 10, In Mexico 5 people were killed following the crash of a small plane in Veracruz state. Two men were injured in the crash.
    (AP, 7/11/14)

2014        Jul 11, Macedonian authorities said a police helicopter crashed overnight during a training flight near the southern town of Strumica, killing all four people on board.
    (AP, 7/11/14)

2014        Jul 14, In Cambodia 2 generals who led the helicopter unit of the air force were killed in a crash, along with two pilots. Defense Minister Tea Banh, who rushed to the crash site in a muddy pond south of the capital, said a fifth person on the chopper was seriously injured.
    (AP, 7/14/14)

2014        Jul 15, An Iranian F-4 fighter jet crashed shortly after taking off from a military air base in Shiraz killing two pilots on board.
    (AP, 7/15/14)

2014        Jul 17, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with 298 people on board was shot down over eastern Ukraine. Officials strongly suspected the Boeing 777 was downed by a missile fired by Ukrainian separatists backed by Moscow. More than half of the dead passengers, 189 people, were Dutch. Twenty-nine were Malaysian, 27 Australian, 12 Indonesian, 9 British, 4 German, 4 Belgian, 3 Filipino, one Canadian, one New Zealand and 4 as yet unidentified. All 15 crew were Malaysian.
    (Reuters, 7/18/14)
2014        Jul 17, In South Korea a firefighting helicopter crashed near an apartment complex and school in the southern city of Gwangju, killing five.
    (AP, 7/17/14)
2014        Jul 17, Ukraine's SBU security agency released recordings of what it claimed were phone talks involving rebels and a Russian military intelligence officer admitting that they had hit a passenger jet after mistaking it for a military aircraft.
    (AFP, 7/20/14)

2014        Jul 22, Babar Suleman (58) and his son Haris (17) were killed when their small plane crashed shortly after leaving pagp pago in American Samoa. They had departed Indiana on June 19 for a round the world flight to raise to break records and raise money for the Citizens Foundation, a nonprofit that builds schools in Pakistan.
    (SFC, 7/24/14, p.A8)(SFC, 7/25/14, p.A11)

2014        Jul 23, Taiwan-based TransAsia Airways plane crashed on landing on Penghu island off the west coast, killing 48 people. 10 people survived. Typhoon Matmo slammed into Taiwan today with heavy rains and strong winds.
    (Reuters, 7/23/14)(Reuters, 7/24/14)(AP, 7/25/14)

2014        Jul 24, Air Algerie Flight 5017 carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early today over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported. Air navigation services lost track of the MD-83 about 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou. Half the dead were from France. Others included at least 19 Lebanese citizens.
    (AP, 7/24/14)(SSFC, 7/27/14, p.A4)

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