Date:  March 17, 2018      Time: 1120
Location:  Plaridel, Philippines
Operator:  Lite Air Express
AC Type:  Piper PA-32RT-300 T
Reg:  RP-C299         cn: 32R-7985036
Aboard:  5   Fatalities: 5   Ground: 5
Route:  Plaridel - Laoag
Details:  The small passenger plane crashed shortly after taking off from runway 35 into a residential neighborhood. Three passengers, the pilot and a mechanic were all killed. A mother, grandmother and three children were killed on the ground.

Date:  March 12, 2018      Time: 1415
Location:  Kathmandu, Nepal
Operator:  US-Bangla Airlines       Flight: 211
AC Type:  de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Reg:  S2-AGU        cn: 4041
Aboard:  71   Fatalities: 51   Ground: 0
Route:  Dhaka - Kathmandu
Details:  After getting clearance to land, the aircraft was observed flying low. Soon after, the plane impacted terrain and caught fire. There was some confusion as to which runway the plane was to land. Forty-seven passengers and the entire crew of 4 were killed.


Date:  March 6, 2018      Time: 1451
Location:  Latakia, Syria
Operator:  Military - Russian Air Force
AC Type:  Antonov An-26
Reg:  RF-92955/52        cn: 10107
Aboard:  39   Fatalities: 39   Ground: 0
Route:  Kuweires Air Base - Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base
Details:  While on approach to Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base, the military transport plane crashed 1,600 feet short of the runway. The military blamed the crash on a technical error. All 33 passengers and crew of 6 were killed.
Date:  February 18, 2018      Time: 0926
Location:  Kohangan village, Iran
Operator:  Iran Aseman Airlines       Flight: 3704
AC Type:  ATR-72-212
Reg:  EP-ATS         cn: 395
Aboard:  66   Fatalities: 66   Ground: 0
Route:  Tehran - Yasuj
Details:  The airliner was on approach to Yasuj Airport and descending when it crashed into Mt. Dena, 14 miles north of the airport. Poor weather with fog was reported at the time of the accident. Sixty passengers and crew of 6 were all killed.
Date:  February 11,, 2018      Time: 1428
Location:  Argunovo, Russia
Operator:  Saratov Airlines       Flight: 703
AC Type:  Antonov AN-148-100
Reg:  RA-61704         cn: 27015040004
Aboard:  71   Fatalities: 71   Ground: 0
Route:  Moscow - Orsk
Details:  The regional airliner took off from Moscow at 1422. Six minutes later, after reaching an altitude of 6,000 feet, contact was lost with the aircraft. The plane then lost altitude at an accelerated rate until it impacted the ground and disintegrated. Wreckage was scattered over a wide area of over 1 km. Authorities confirmed the aircraft was intact until the time of impact. All 65 passengers and crew of 6 were killed. Preliminary indications are the pilots forgot to turn on the heater to the pitot tube, a device that is used to indicate airspeed. This froze, giving conflicting air speed readings. This set off an alarm which caused the crew to switch to manual controls. The pilots then performed a series of maneuvers that eventually took the plane into a dive.

Date:  February 10, 2018      Time: 1731
Location:  Grand Canyon, Arizona
Operator:  Pallion
AC Type:  Eurocopter EC 130B4
Reg:  N155GC        cn: 7091
Aboard:  7   Fatalities: 5   Ground: 0
Route:  Sightseeing
Details:  The helicopter was observed making strange manoeuvres before clipping a cliff which snapped off its tail end. The aircraft then plummeted 600ft to the base of a gorge. There were strong winds in the area at the time of the accident.

Date:  January 13, 2018      Time: 2325
Location:  Trabzon, Turkey
Operator:  Pegasus Airlines
AC Type:  Boeing 737-82R
Reg:  TC-CPF        cn: 40879/4267
Aboard:  168   Fatalities: 0   Ground: 0
Route:  Ankara - Trabzon
Details:  After landing on runway 11, the aircraft skidded off the left side of the runway, crossed wet grass and went down a steep slope. None of the 168 passengers were were injured.

Date:  December 31,, 2017      Time: 1216
Location:  Punta Islita, Costa Rica
Operator:  Nature Air
AC Type:  Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Reg:  TI-BEI         cn: 208B-0900
Aboard:  12   Fatalities: 12   Ground: 0
Route:  Punta Islita - San Jose
Details:  The passenger plane crashed 10 minutes after taking off from Punta Islita into a wooded area. Ten American passengers and crew of 2 were all killed.

Date:  December 31, 2017      Time: 1515
Location:  Cowan, Australia
Operator:  Sydney Seaplanes
AC Type:  de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver
Reg:  VH-NOO       cn: 1535
Aboard:  6   Fatalities: 6   Ground: 0
Route:  Sightseeing
Details:  The seaplane carrying 5 passengers and a pilot crashed into Cowan Creek at Jerusalem Bay. The plane was observed making a tight right-hand turn after which the the wings dipped and it nose dived straight into the water. The plane sank rapidly and was found submerged 17 meters of water. All 6 aboard were killed.
Date:  December 14,, 2017      Time: 1230
Location:  Near Tweed, Ontario
Operator:  Hydro One
AC Type:  AerospatialeAS350 B2
Reg:  C-GOHS         cn: 3240
Aboard:  4   Fatalities: 4   Ground: 0
Route:  ?
Details:  The helicopter crashed while performing routine maintenance on power lines. The accident happened while the helicopter was approaching to land at a staging area. The pilot and crew of 3 were all killed. The accident was reported to be caused by an improperly secured external bag coming loose and striking the tail rotor of the helicopter.

Date:  December 13,, 2017      Time: 1815
Location:  Near Fond-du-Lac, Saskatchewan
Operator:  West Wind Aviation
AC Type:  ATR42-320
Reg:  C-GWEA         cn: 240
Aboard:  25   Fatalities: 1   Ground: 0
Route:  Fond-du-Lac - Stony Rapids
Details:  Shortly after taking off, the aircraft lost altitude and descended into trees. All 22 passengers and 3 crew survived but there were several injuries. One passenger died two weeks after the accident.
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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