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Date:  July 17, 2014     Time: 1015 EDT
Location:  Hrabove, Ukraine
Operator:  Malaysia Airlines       Flight: 17
AC Type:  Boeing 777-200ER
Reg:  9M-MRD       cn: 28411/84
Aboard: 298      Fatalities: 298    Ground: 0
Route:  Amsterdam - Kuala Lumpur

A Boeing 777-200 airliner operating as  Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, crashed about 40 miles east of Donetsk, Ukraine. The plane was 90 minutes into its flight, flying at 33,000 feet, when it was apparently hit by a surface to air missile. Debris was spread over a wide area. All 283 passengers and crew of 15 were killed. This is the 8th worst aviation disaster in aviation history.


Date:  July 7, 2014     Time: 0750
Location:  Thach That district, Vietnam
Operator:  Militay - Vietnam People's Army Air Force
AC Type:  Mil Mi-171
Reg:  ?
Aboard: 21      Fatalities: 18    Ground: 0
Route:  Training
Details:  The helicopter crashed about 40 km west of Hanoi, 15 minutes after taking off during a parachute training mission.

Date:  July 5, 2014     Time: 1618
Location:  Near Czestochowa, Poland
Operator:  Private parachuing school
AC Type:  Piper PA-31P
Reg:  N11WB      cn: 31P-7630005
Aboard: 12     Fatalities: 11    Ground: 0
Route:  Skydiving
Details:  The skydiving plane crashed shortly after taking off. One man survived the crash and was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Firefighters said the plane may have been overloaded.

 Waldemar Deska/EPA

Date:  July 2, 2014     Time:
Location:  Near Nairobi, Kenya
Operator:  Skyward International Aviation
AC Type:  Fokker 50
Reg:  5Y-CET      cn: 20262
Aboard: 4     Fatalities: 4    Ground: 0
Route:  Nairobi - Mogadishu, Somalia
Details:  The cargo plane, transporting the mild stimulant known as Khat to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, crashed into a commercial building after taking off from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.


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