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Date:  September 27, 2018      Time: 1339
Location:  Greenville, South Carolina
Operator:  Global Aircraft Acquisitions LLC
AC Type:  Dassault Falcon 50
Reg:  N114TD       cn: 17
Aboard:  4  Fatalities: 2    Ground: 0
Route:  Columbia - Greenville
Details:  After landing on runway 19, the aircraft overran the runway, went down a 36 ft. droppoff, split in two and came to rest on a road. Both pilots were killed.

   
Date:  September 9, 2018      
Location:  Yirol, Southern Sudan
Operator:  Slaver Company
AC Type:  Let L-410UVP
Reg:  UR-TWO      cn: 841328
Aboard:  23  Fatalities: 19    Ground: 0
Route:  Juba - Yirol
Details:  The aircraft was attempting to land at Yirol in foggy conditions when it crashed into Yirol Lake. Both pilot and copilot along with 17 passengers were killed. Four survived the accident.

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Date:  September 1, 2018      Time: 0257
Location:  Sochi, Russia
Operator:  UTair       Flight: 579
AC Type:  Boeing 737-8AS
Reg:  VQ-BJI
Aboard:  172  Fatalities: 0    Ground: 0
Route:  Moscow - Sochi
Details:  The aircraft circled several times due to thunderstorms in the area. Then there was an aborted approach to runway 6. The aircraft circled for another approach, touched down but was unable to stop on the remaining runway. The aircraft crashed through a perimeter fence and came to rest on a dry river bed and caught fire. A responding shift supervisor died of a heart attack.

   
Date:  August 10, 2018      Time: 2047
Location:  Ketron Island, Washington
Operator:  Horizon Air   
AC Type:  de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Reg:  N449QX       cn: 4410
Aboard:  1     Fatalities: 1    Ground: 0
Route:  Illegal flight
Details:  The plane which was parked at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, was stolen by a 29-year old ground handling agent Richard Russell who was able to take off. After completing several unusual maneuvers, the aircraft was chased by USAF F-15 fighters after which control was lost. The airplane nosed down and crashed in a wooded area located on Ketron Island, 25 miles southwest of SeaTac Airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and the 'pilot' was killed. The pilot had no formal training in flying any aircraft.

   
Date:  August 04, 2018      Time: 1655
Location:  Flims, Switzerland
Operator Ju Air   
AC Type:  Junkers JU-52
Reg:  HB-HOT       cn: 6595
Aboard:  20  Fatalities: 20    Ground: 0
Route:  Locorno - Dubendorf
Details:  The vintage aircraft crashed onto Piz Segnas mountain while on a sightseeing flight. The plane plunged almost vertically at high speed and crashed at an elevation of 8,000 ft. All 17 passengers and crew of 3 were killed.

   
Date:  July 31, 2018      Time: 1600
Location:  Durango, Mexico
Operator:  Aeromexico    Flight: 2431
AC Type:  Embraer ERJ-190AR
Reg:  XA-GAL
Aboard:  101  Fatalities: 0    Ground: 0
Route:  Durango - Mexico City
Details:  The aircraft crashed into brush just beyond the runway and burst into flames after taking off from Guadalupe Victoria International Airport. Eighty-five people were injured some critically. The airliner flew into strong winds and hail as it took off.

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Date:  July 21, 2018      Time: 0900
Location  Burnet, Texas
Operator  Commemorative Air Force
AC Type:  Douglas C-47
Reg:  N47HL
Aboard:  13  Fatalities: 0    Ground: 0
Route:  Burnet - Oshkosh
Details:  A vintage C-47 crashed upon takeoff and burst into flames. It was headed to Oshkosh for an air show. All 13 aboard were able to escape with several sustaining injuries.

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Date:  July 10, 2018      
Location  Pretoria, South Africa
Operator: Martin's Air Charter
AC Type:  Convair 340
Reg:  ZS-BRV       cn: 215
Aboard:  19  Fatalities: 1   Ground: 1
Route:  Wonderboom - Lelystad
Details:  The aircraft was being ferried to the Netherlands. While taking off, witnesses observed flame and smoke coming from the aircraft. The crew tried to execute an emergency landing back on runway 29 but crashed and brokeup 6 km from the airport. One crew member was killed.

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Date:  June 5, 2018      Time: 1700
Location  Near Limuru, Kenya
Operator  Fly Sax
AC Type:  Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Reg:  5Y-CAC         cn: 208B-0525
Aboard:  10   Fatalities: 10   Ground: 0
Route:  Kitale - Nairobi
Details:  Ground lost contact with the aircraft when it was about 40 miles from its destination. The aircraft impacted a mountain side.
   
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:  149  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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