Date:  November 15, 2017      Time: 0800
Location:  Empakaai, Tanzania
Operator:  Costal Aviation
AC Type:  Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Reg:  5H-EGG         cn: 208B-0476
Aboard:  11   Fatalities: 11  Ground: 0
Route:  Arusha - Serengeti
Details:  The chartered Cessna was flying tourists from Kilimanjaro to Arusha. The plane circled for 30 minuets due to poor weather conditions before crashing.

Date:  October 14, 2017      Time: 0830
Location:  Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Operator:  Valan International Cargo Charter
AC Type:  Antonov AN-26-100
Reg:  ER-AVB         cn: 3204
Aboard:  10   Fatalities: 4  Ground: 0
Route:  Burkina Faso - Abidjan
Details:  The cargo plane, carrying French military cargo, crashed in shallow waters along the coastline while on final approach to Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport. The plane was carrying 6 Moldovan crew members and 4 French army personnel. Four crewmembers were killed.

Date:  Sept 30, 2017       Time: 0855
Location:  Kinshasa, DR Congo
Operator:  DR Congo Air Force     
AC Type:  Antonov An-12B
Reg:  EX-001             cn: 5343606
Aboard:  12   Fatalities: 12   Ground: 0
Route:  Kinshana, - Bukavu
Details:  The military transport crashed about 100 meters east of Kinshasa, shortly after taking off. A witness stated the plane caught fire shortly after leaving the runway. The aircraft was being flown by a Ukrainian crew, charted by the military. The plane was carrying vehicles and weapons. There were no passengers aboard.

Date:  September 08, 2017      Time: 12:40
Location:  Medford, New Jersey
Operator:  Herlihy Helicopters Inc.
AC Type:  Schweitzer 269C
Reg:  N2091E           cn: S1837
Aboard:  2    Fatalities: 2   Ground: 0
Route:  Sightseeing
Details:  Country western singer, Troy Gentry, of the country music duo Montgomery, was killed when the helicopter he was flying in crashed in New Jersey. The pilot made a distress call to the airport before he crashed near the end of the runway while attempting to land at Flying W Airport.

Date:  July 10, 2017      Time: 1600
Location:  Near Itta Bena, Mississipi
Operator:  USMC
AC Type:  Lockheed KC-130T Hercules
Reg:  1650000         cn: 382-5303
Aboard:  16   Fatalities: 16  Ground: 0
Route:  Cherry Point, NC - El Centro, CA
Details:  While en route, the Marine Corps transport suffered an exlosion and structural failure at 20,000 ft., spiraled down and crashed into a soybean field.



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11/7/17 Roy Halladay, former MLB pitcher, was killed when his Icon A5 amphibious plane crashed into the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico off Holliday, Florida. He was the lone person killed.

9/30/17 An Air France flight made an emergency landing in Labrador after one of its engines disintegrated. The A380 was en route from Paris to Los Angeles. There were no injuries to the 520 aboard.

8/5/17 American Airlines flight 759 flying from Athens to Philadelphia ran into severe turbulence sending ten people to the hospital.

7/25/17 AirAsia flight 7237 on a flight to Kuala Lumpur was forced back to Perth, Australia after it lost power in its left engine.The plane returned safely.

6/10/17 Actress Jenifer Lawrence's private jet made a safe landing after suffering double engine failure. The plane was headed from Louisville to Buffalo when it lost an engine and declared an emergency. During the emergency landing the second engine failed.

6/3/17 United Airlines flight 1738, on a flight from Chicago to Miami, had to return to O'Hare Airport after it's engine caught fire when it apparently struck a bird.

5/30/17 A Rossair Cessna 441 crashed shortly after takeoff from Renmark, Australia during a training flight. All three crew were killed..

5/1/17 More than two-dozen passengers were injured after an Aeroflot flight encountered severe turbulence Monday on its way from Moscow to Bangkok

4/30/17 A Cuban AN-26 military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing all eight troops on board. 

3/31/17 An American Airlines pilot died after having a medical episode just before landing Wednesday evening at Albuquerque International Sunport. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the captain declared a medical emergency a shortly before landing. First officer William “Mike” Grubbs was pronounced dead. There was no word on a cause of death.

3/29/17 A Peruvian Airlines 737, flight 112, with 141 people aboard, veered off the right side of the runway while landing at Jauja Francisco Airport. The right wing impacted the perimeter fence causing a fuel leak and fire. No one was seriously hurt.

3/20/2017 A South Supreme Airlines plane crashed at Wau Airport in Sudan. All on board survived but many were taken to the hospital.

3/17/17 A Regional Express Airlines Saab340 lost a propeller in flight but landed safely at Sydney Airport in Australia.

3/8/17 A plane carrying the Michigan men's basketball team slid off the runway at Willow Run Airport in Detroit, Michigan. There were no injuries.

2/28/17 American Airlines flight 1296 made unscheduled landing at Denver after encountering severe turbulence..

1/23/17 Endeavor Air flight 4149 from Baltimore to Cincinnati had a fan blade failure during climbout resulting in a total failure of the number 2 engine. The flight returned to Baltimore without incident.

12/31/16 A Sunwing Airlines pilot faces charges after his co-pilot found him slumped over drunk in the cockpit of a plane early Saturday morning as the flight crew prepared to take nearly 100 passengers from Calgary to Cancun, Mexico, Canadian authorities said.

12/29/16 A Cessna 525C Citation corporate jet, registered to Maverick Air and operated by the Superior Beverage Group, went missing shortly after taking off from Cleveland bound for Colombus. Six people are presumed dead.

10/28/16 A Fedex plane caught fire at Lauderdate Hollywood Airport after the landing gear of the DC-10 collapsed. There were no injuries.

10/27/16 A plane carrying republican VP candidate Mike Pence skidded of the runway while landing at La Guardia Airport. No one was injured.

9/23/16 After suffering hydraulic failure and fumes in the cabin, a QantasLink Fokker 100 made an emergency landing at Perth. After chutes were deployed, 102 passengers exited the plane. Two were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

8/31/16 Twelve people were hospitalized after United Airlines flight 880, bound from Houston to London, ran into severe turbulence. An emergency landing was made in Shannon, Ireland.

8/28/16 Ice Road Truckers star Darrell Ward killed in plane crash in Montana.
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8/27/2016 Southwest Airlines flight 3472, bound from New Orleans to Orlando, was forced to make an emergency landing at Pensacola, after the aircraft lost part of an engine while over the Gulf of Mexico. The plane landed safely with no injuries.

8/24/16 Thompson Airways flight 7352 on a flight from Birmingham to Paphos, Cyprus returned for an emergency landing soon after taking off due to a bird strike and loss of an engine.No one was injured (except the bird).

8/18/16 Qatar flight 240 flying from Istanbul to Doha had to make an emergency landing at Istanbul after a bird strike on one of it's engines. All 312 aboard disimbared normally.

8/11/16 Twenty-four people were taken to the hospital after Jet Blue flight 429 flying from Boston to Sacramento ran into severe turbulence.

6/27/16 Singapore Airlines, fight 368 flying from Changi to Milan, had to return to Singapore for an emergency landing after the crew received an engine oil warning. On landing, the right engine burst into flames. No one was injured.