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Date:  May 18, 2018      Time: 1208
Location:  Havana, Cuba
Operator:  Cubana (leased from Global Air)     Flight: 972
AC Type:  Boeing 737-201
Reg:  XA-UHZ         cn: 21816/592
Aboard:  113   Fatalities: 112   Ground: 0
Route:  Havana- Holguin
Details:  After taking off from runway 06 at Havana-José Martí Airport and while in the initial climb, the airliner initiated a right turn and then descended until it struck power lines and a railway track before disintegrating in a wooded area. The entire crew of 6 along with 106 passengers were killed while 1 passengers survived.

   
Date:  May 14, 2018      Time: 0747
Location:  Chengdu, China
Operator:  Sichuan Airlines      Flight:8633
AC Type:  Airbus A319
Reg:  B6419         cn: ?
Aboard:  119   Fatalities: 0     Ground: 0
Route:  Chongquing, China - Lhasa, Tibet
Details:  The copilot was sucked half-way out of the cockpit after a windscreen shattered and blew out at 32,000 feet. Crew members were able to pull the copilot back into the plane. Besides being exposed to freezing temperatures and extreme conditions, the pilot was able to make a safe landing. The copilot and one crew member sustained minor injuries.

   
Date:  May 2, 2018      Time: 1130
Location:  Port Wentworth, Georgia
Operator:  Military - US Air Force
AC Type:  Lockheed HC-130H Hercules
Reg:  65-0968       cn: 382-4110
Aboard:  5   Fatalities: 5   Ground: 0
Route:  Savannah - Tuscon
Details:  A Puerto Rico Air National Guard plane crashed onto a highway shortly after taking off from Savannah/Hilton International Airport. The aircraft went into a left bank and crashed to the ground. It was flying to Tucson where it was to be decommissioned. The aircraft was over 50 years old.

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Date:  April 17, 2018      Time: 1004
Location:  NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Operator:  Southwest Airlines           Flight:1380
AC Type:  Boeing 737-7H4
Reg:  N722SW        cn: 27880/601
Aboard:  148  Fatalities: Ground: 0
Route:  New York - Dallas
Details:  While climbing to FL320, the No. 1 engine suffered an uncontained catastrophic failure. Shrapnel struck and broke a window which resulted in explosive decompression. A woman passenger sitting in the window seat was partially sucked out of the window. Passengers were able to pull her back in the cabin but she was reported in cardiac arrest and soon after died. The crew declared an emergency and landed safely at Philadelphia airport.
   
Date:  April 11, 2018      Time: 0800
Location:  Boufarik AB, Algeria
Operator:  Military - Algerian Air Force
AC Type:  Ilyushin 76-TD
Reg:  7T-WIP        cn: 1043419636
Aboard:  257  Fatalities: 257 Ground: 0
Route:  Boufarik AB - Bechar - Tindouf
Details:  The Algerian military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a field and burst into flames. The plane was totally destroyed. All 247 passengers and crew of 10 were killed. This is the 17th worst accident in aviation accident history.
   
Date:  March 22, 2018      Time: 1543
Location:  Off Whitsunday Island, North Queensland, Australia
Operator:  Whitsunday Air Service
AC Type:  Eurocopter EC120B
Reg:  VH-WII         cn: 1603
Aboard:  5   Fatalities: 2   Ground: 0
Route:  Hardy Reef pontoon
Details:  The non-scheduled passenger helicopter crashed about 40 miles from Whitsunday Islands near Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The aircraft sank soon after crashing. The chopper was approaching near a pontoon that has a underwater viewing chamber to view the coral reefs. Two of the four passengers were killed.

   

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          EMERGENCY LANDINGS

5/26/2018
Air New Zealand
Sydney - Auckland
Flight 104
Flat tire.
No injuries.

Horizon Air
Portland - New Mexico
Flight 2794
Smoke in the cabin.
No injuries.

5/24/2018
Jet Blue
Flight 2218
Buffalo - Boston
Bird injested in left engine.
No injuries.

5/23/2018
United Airlines
Flight 17
London - Newark
Pressurization issue.
No injuries.

5/21/2018
Onur Air
Cabin pressure problem.
No Injuries.

5/21/2018
Air India
Flight 662
Goa - Mumbai
Hydraulic failure.
No injuries.

5/21/2018
Lufthansa
Flight 569
Electrical smell, smoke in cockpit.
No injuries.

5/21/2018
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Flight 3818
Madinha - Dhaka
Landed with nose gear.
Considerable damage to plane.
53 injured.

5/20/2018
Frontier Airlines
Flilght 1839
Tulsa - San Diego
Smoke in the cabin.
No injuries.

5/19/2018
Pobeda Airlines
Moscow to Astrakhan
Engine failure.
No injuries.

5/15/2018
Alaska Airlines
Flight 1420
Los Angeles - New York
Engine shut down.
No injuries.

5/13/2018
Southwest Airlines
Flight 861
Denver - Dallas
Loss of cabin pressure.
No injuries.

5/12/2018
Southwest Airlines
Flight 2799
San Diego - Las Vegas
Smoke in cockpit.
No injuries.

5/12/2018
Marinair Cargo plane
Miami - Amsterdam
Indication of fire in cargo bay.
No injuries.

5/11/2018
SA Express
East London - Johannesburg
An engine failed.
No injuries.

5/10/2018
American Airlines
New York - Orlando
Indicator light showing fault with engine.
No injuries.

4/8/2018
Delta Airlines
Flight 1854
Denver - Detroit
Smoke in cabin. Passengers evacuated upon landing. Some minor injuries.

5/7/2018
Southwest Airlines
Nashville - Dallas
Instruments indicated flaps might not have extended.
No injuries.

5/7/2018
American Airlines
Flight 2587
Chicago - Dallas
Odor in the cabin.
No injuries.

5/6/2018
Jet Blue
Puerto Rico - Florida
Cracked windscreen.
No injuries

5/2/2018
Southwest Airlines
Flight 957
Chicago - Newark
Cracked window.
No injuries.

4/29/2018
Air Canada
Flight 7775
Halifax - Fredericton
Smoke in cockpit.
No injuries.

4/29/2018
Air India
Flight 825
Delhi - Strinager
Technical problem.
No Injuries.

4/28/2018
Horizon Airlines
Portland, OR
Smoke in the cabin.
No injuries.

4/27/2018
American Airlines
Philadelphia - Norfork, VA
Nose gear steering problem.
No injuries.

4/27/2018
Alaska Airlines
Flight 145
Seattle Hawaii
Oil filter bypass light,
No injuries.

4/25/2018
Southwest Airlines
Flight 577
Nashville - Phoenix
Birdstrike.

4/24/18
Flybe
Newquary - Gatewick
Cracked windshield/windscreen at 12,000 ft.

4/23/2018
Qantas
Flight 590
Perth - Adelaide
Medical emergency

4/18/2018
Delta Airline
Flight 30
Atlanta - London
Smoke from number 2 engine
No injuries

4/18/2018
Southwest Airlines
Flight 577
Nashville - Phoenix
Bird strike
No injuries