RECENT ACCIDENTS

Date:  August 31, 2014       Time: 1945
Location:  Mwanza, Tanzania
Operator:  Safari Express Cargo
AC Type:  Fokker F-27 MK 500
Reg:  5Y-SXP      cn: 10681
Aboard: 3      Fatalities: 3    Ground: 0
Route:  Mwanza - Nairobi
Details: 

The cargo plane crashed within the borders of Serengeti National Park not far from the Kenya - Tanzania border, shortly after taking off from Mwanza.


Date:  August 30, 2014     Time: 0240
Location:  Tamanraset, Algeria
Operator:  Ukraine Air Alliance
AC Type:  Antonov An-12BK
Reg:  UR-DWF     cn: 8345802
Aboard: 7      Fatalities: 7    Ground: 0
Route:  Glascow -Tamanraset - Equitorial Guinea
Details:  The cargo plane crashed in the mountainous southeastern region of Algereia, 15 km south of the airport, shortly after taking off.


AFP Photo


Date:  August 27, 2014     Time: 1900
Location:  Las Cruces, New Mexico
Operator:  Amigos Aviation / Elite Medical Transport
AC Type:  Cessna 421C Golden Eagle
Reg:  N51RX      cn: 421C0871
Aboard: 4     Fatalities: 4    Ground: 0
Route:  Las Cruces - Phoenix
Details The twin engine aircraft had just left the Las Cruces Airport at a low altitude when it crashed and burst into flames. All aboard including a flight paramedic, flight nurse , patient and pilot were killed. The plane was refueled with jet fuel instead of aviation gasoline.

AP Photo

Date:  August 16, 2014     Time: 0500
Location:  Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Operator:  Atlantic Charters
AC Type:  Piper PA-31-325 Navajo
Reg:  C-GKWE      cn: 31-7812037
Aboard: 4     Fatalities: 2   Ground: 0
Route:  St. John - Manan
Details:  The air ambulance carrying 4 people crashed in a wooded area shortly after 5 AM. The pilot and paramedic were killed. A nurse and second pilot survived. The accident happened after the plane dropped off a patiant at St. Johns Regional Hospital.


Date:  August 13, 2014     Time: 1000
Location:  Santos, Brazil
Operator:  Andrade Empreendimentos e Participaoes
AC Type:  Cessna 560-XLS
Reg:  PR-AFA       cn: 560-5066
Aboard: 7      Fatalities: 7    Ground: 0
Route:  Rio de Janerio - Guaruja
Details: 

THe private jet crashed into a residental neighborhood in rain and mist, 3 km from the airport, while attempting to land in Santos. Brazilian presidential candiate Eduardo Campos and six other killed.



Date:  August 10, 2014     Time: 0920
Location:  Tehran, Iran
Operator:  Sepahan Airlines       Flight: 5915
AC Type:  HESA Iran-140-100
Reg:  EP-GPA     cn: 9005
Aboard: 48      Fatalities: 39    Ground: 0
Route:  Tehran - Tabas
Details:  After taking off, the passenger banked to the right, lost altitude, and crashed into a residential neighborhood, bursting into flames. The plane appeared to have lost an engine during the takeoff.


Photo: Ap


Date:  July 24, 2014     Time: 02:30
Location:  Aguelhok, Mali
Operator:  Air Algerie       Flight: 5017
AC Type:  Mc Donnell Douglas MD-83
Reg:  EC-LTV      cn: 53190/2148
Aboard: 116     Fatalities: 116    Ground: 0
Route:  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Algiers, Algeria
Details:  Radar contact was lost 50 minutes after the flight took off from Ouagadougou and after the crew diverted from their planned course due to bad weather. Wreckage was found in the northern mali dessert. The plane was on loan from Swiftair.

Date:  July 23, 2014     Time: 1906
Location:  Magong, Taiwan
Operator:  TransAsia Airways       Flight: 222
AC Type:  ATR 72-500
Reg:  B-22810      cn: 642
Aboard: 58     Fatalities: 47   Ground: 0
Route:  Kaohsiung - Magong
Details:  The passenger plane crashed into residential building while attempting to make an emergency landing during inclement weather due to the passing of hurricane Matmo.


AP Photo


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
Details: 

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.


Reuters


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.


Date:  June 14, 2014     Time: 0050
Location:  Lugansk, Ukraine
Operator:  Military - Ukraine Air Force
AC Type:  Ilyushin 76MD
Reg:  76777      cn: 0083482490
Aboard: 49     Fatalities: 49    Ground: 0
Details:  The military transport crashed in a wheat field near Lugansk Airport after being shot down by anti-aircraft fire. All 40 paratroopers and crew of 9 were killed.


Date:  May 31, 2014     Time: 2140
Location:  Bedford, Massachusetts
Operator:  Private Charter
AC Type:  Gulfstream G-IV
Reg:  N121JM    cn: 1399
Aboard: 7      Fatalities: 7    Ground: 0
Route:  Bedford, MA - Alantic City, NJ
Details:  The small jet crashed and burst into flames while attempting to take off from Hanscom Field. Phil del phi a Enquirer owner and New Jersey Nets former owner Lewis Katz was among those killed. Early indications are the plane reached takeoff speed but failed to take off followed by an attempt to decelerate. The plane overran the runway, continued for 80 feet on a grass surface, crashed through the perimeter fence and into a ravine.




Date:  May 17, 2014     Time: 0800
Location:  Xiang Khouang province, Laos
Operator:  Laos Air Force
AC Type:  Antonov 74TK-300
Reg:  RDPL-34020     cn: 36547098982
Aboard: 17      Fatalities: 16    Ground: 0
Route:  Vientiane - Xiangkhoung
Details:  The military aircraft crashed in a wooded area while approaching Xiangkhoung's airport, killing 16 people. Among those killed were defense minister Douangchay Phichit and other high ranking officials.


Reuters


Date:  May 8, 2014     Time: 1245
Location:  Near San Vicente del Caguan, Colombia
Operator:  Alisansa Colombia
AC Type:  Douglas DC-3C
Reg:  HK-4700       cn: 9700
Aboard: 6      Fatalities: 6    Ground: 0
Route:  Villavicencio - Florencia
Details:  The Cargo plane sruck the side of a mountain about 25 miles north of San Vicente del Caguán while en route. Two pilots and 4 crew members were killed.

Date:  April 20, 2014     Time: 1530
Location:  Jamijarvi, Finland
Operator:  Suomen Urheiluilmailijat
AC Type:  Aerocomp Comp Air 8
Reg:  OH-XDZ      
Aboard: 11      Fatalities: 8    Ground: 0
Route:  Skydiving
Details:  While carrying skydivers, the experimental plane went into a spin and crashed and burned in a forest. The pilot and two skydivers were able to parachute to safety with minor injuries.

Date:  April 19, 2014     Time: 1945
Location:  Ramos Arizpe, Mexico
Operator:  Lineas Aereas Comerciales
AC Type:  British Aerospace BAe 125-700A Hawker
Reg:  XA-UKR      cn: 257191
Aboard: 8      Fatalities: 8     Ground: 0
Route:  Cozumel - Ramos Arizpe
Details:  While on approach, in fog, the jet crashed into an park about half-a-mile north of Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport. All six passengers and crew of 2 were killed.


Date:  April, 8, 2014     Time: 1556
Location:  Near Bethel, Alaska
Operator:  Hageland Aviaiton Services
AC Type:  Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Reg:  N126AR      cn: 208B-104
Aboard: 2       Fatalities: 2     Ground: 0
Route:  Training
Details:  The training flight impacted terrain in the Three Steps Mountain region approximately 30 miles southeast of Bethel. The burning wreckage was spotted two hour later. Two pilots were killed. No passengers were aboard.


Date:  March 28, 2014     Time: 2105
Location:  Near Karauli, India
Operator:  Military - Indian Air Force
AC Type:  Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules
Reg:  KC-3803      cn: 5640
Aboard: 5       Fatalities: 5     Ground: 0
Route:  Agra-Kheria, Air Force Station
Details:  The military transport plane was on a low speed tactical training mission when it apparently grazed a hill and crashed into a riverbed All five crew members aboard were killed.


AP Photo


Date:  March 22 2014     Time: 1130
Location:  Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
Operator:  Skydive Caboolture
AC Type:  Cessna U206 G
Reg:  VH-FRT      cn: U2064019
Aboard: 5      Fatalities: 5    Ground: 0
Route:  Parachuting
Details:  The skydiving plane crashed and burned shortly after taking off from Caboolture airfieldl. The pilot and four skydivers were all killed.

Seven News

Date:  March 18, 2014     Time: 0752
Location:  Seattle, Washington
Operator:  Helicopters Inc / KOMO TV
AC Type:  Eurocopter AS350 B2
Reg:  N250FB      cn: 3669
Aboard: 2       Fatalities: 2     Ground: 0
Route:  News reporting
Details:  The news helicopter crashed and burst into flames shortl after taking off striking three vehicles. One person in one of the vehicles was badly burned. The helicopter Photojournalist Bill Strothman and the pilot were both killed.


Date:  March 8, 2014     Time: 0241
Location:  South Indian Ocean
Operator:  Malaysia Airlines       Flight: 370
AC Type:  Boeing 777-200
Reg:  9M-MRO       cn: 28420/404
Aboard: 239    Fatalities: 239     Ground: 0
Route:  Kuala Lumpur - Beijing
Details:  Radar contact was lost with the aircraft 2 hours into the flight at 0240. All indications are that the aircraft changed direction from its flight path and crashed in a remote part of the Indian Ocean southwest of Perth Australia. It is assumed all 227 passengers and crew of 12 perished. This is the 17th worst accident in aviation history.

Date:  February 26, 2014     Time: 2105
Location:  Near Lanai Airport, Hawaii
Operator:  Maui Air
AC Type:  Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain
Reg:  N483VA      cn: 31-7552124
Aboard: 6       Fatalities: 3     Ground: 0
Route:  Lanai - Kahului
Details:  The charter flight crashed in flat grasslands near the Maui Electric Co. power plant shortly after taking off from Lanai Airport. The pilot and two passengers were killed. The plane was destroyed by fire.


DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM


Date:  February 21 2014     Time: 01:45
Location:  Grombalia, Tunisia
Operator:  Libyan Air Cargo
AC Type:  Antonov 26
Reg:  5A-DOW      cn: 11809
Aboard: 11      Fatalities: 11    Ground: 0
Route:  Tripoli - Tunis
Details:  The aircraft, carrying a medical team with three patients, was destroyed when it crashed in a field, 20 miles from Tunis-Carthage Airport. The pilot reported an engine on fire prior to the accident.

Date:  February 16, 2014     Time: 13:15
Location:  Sandhikhark, Nepal
Operator:  Nepal Airlines      Flight: 183
AC Type:  de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Reg:  9N-ABB      cn: 302
Aboard: 18      Fatalities: 18     Ground: 0
Route:  Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jumla
Details:  The passenger plane crashed into a snow covered mountain and burst into flames while en route from Pokhara to Jamia. Weather was poor at the time of the accident. All 15 passengers and crew of 3 were killed.


Date:  January 20, 2014     Time: 16:34
Location:  Near Petreasa Romania
Operator:  Scoala Superioara de Aviatie Civla
AC Type:  Britten Norman BN-2A-27 Islander
Reg:  YR-BNP      cn: 822
Aboard: 7      Fatalities: 2     Ground: 0
Route:  Bucharest - Oradea
Details:  The air ambulance left Bucharest with a medical team to obtain transplant organs. After experiencing problems with the engines the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing but crashed on a hillside in deep snow. All aboard initially survived but the pilot and a medical student died before the rescue party reached the aircraft.



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