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.

Date:  June 28, 2017      Time: 1015
Location:  Mount Gambier, South Australia
Operator:  Angel Flight
AC Type:  Socata TB1-10 Tobago
Reg:  VH-YTM         cn: 1518
Aboard:  3   Fatalities: 3  Ground: 0
Route:  Suttontown - Adelaide
Details:  The medical flight crashed 3 km south of Mount Gambier Airport in heavy fog. The plane had just taken off and was bound for Adelaide with a patient and her daughter. Angel Flight is used to help people in rural areas access medical treatment.

Date:  June 7, 2017      Time: 1335
Location:  Off Dawei, Myanmar
Operator:  Myanmar Air Force      
AC Type:  Shaanxi Y-8F-200W
Reg:  5820             cn: ?
Aboard:  122   Fatalities: 122   Ground: 0
Route:  Myeik - Yangon
Details:  The transport plane carrying military personnel and their familiies, left Myeik for a return trip to Yangon. The aircraft was at FL 180 when contact by air traffic control was lost 29 minutes into the flight. The plane crashed about 20 miles west of Dawei in the Andaman Sea. There were 108 passengers and a crew of 14 aboard.



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