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Date Event
1596-12-22

Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die

1850-07-19

Airship Elizabeth leaves in storm for Fire Island, crashes (42 die)

1887-08-10

Excursion train crashes killing 101. (Chatsworth, Illinois)

1909-09-07

Eugene Lefebvre (1878-1909), while test piloting a new French-built Wright biplane, crashes at Juvisy France when his controls jam. Lefebvre dies, becoming the first 'pilot' in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.

1913-04-04

The Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.

1915-01-18

Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die

1915-07-07

A Great Gorge and International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.

1916-04-08

In Corona, California, racecar driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three and badly injuring five spectators.

1919-07-21

Dirigible crashes through bank skylight killing 13 (Chicago, Ill)

1921-08-24

British airship R-38 crashes in River Humber, 44 die

1925-09-02

The airship USS Shenandoah crashes, killing 14.

1929-10-29

"Black Tuesday" Stock Market crashes triggers "Great Depression"

1930-10-05

British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die

1932-02-09

US airship Columbia crashes during storm (Flushing, NY)

1932-09-11

Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed in a plane crash when their RWD 6 crashes into the ground during a storm.

1933-04-04

US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die

1933-07-17

After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances.

1935-02-12

Great airship, USS Macon, crashes into Pacific Ocean

1935-07-20

Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen.

1938-06-19

"Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47

1938-11-14

Dutch DC3 crashes at Schiphol, 6 die

1942-10-28

Train crashes into bus, killing 16 & injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)

1944-08-23

US B-24 crashes into school in Freckelton England, 76 killed

1944-11-07

Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die

1944-12-13

Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138

1945-07-28

US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die

1945-11-26

During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)

1945-12-05

"Lost Squadron" crashes east of Florida (Bermuda Triangle)

1946-05-30

United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die

1946-10-08

Military plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die

1946-11-14

Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11

1947-01-26

KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die

1947-05-31

Eastern DC-4 crashes between Ft Deposit & Perryville Md, kills 53

1947-08-07

Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef

1948-10-21

Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)

1949-07-12

Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die

1951-02-06

"Broker Special" train crashes in Woodbridge NJ, killing 84

1952-03-22

Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44

1953-01-15

16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Wash DC station

1953-03-03

Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed

1953-05-26

Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die

1953-06-18

USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen

1953-08-23

Dutch DC-6 crashes near Ymuiden in North Sea, 21 die

1953-10-14

Belgian Convair crashes at Frankfurt, 44 die

1954-09-05

Dutch Super Constellation crashes at Shannon, 28 die

1955-04-11

The Air India Kashmir Princess is bombed and crashes in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by the Kuomintang.

1956-06-20

Venezuelan Super Constellation crashes in NJ, 74 killed

1957-03-17

Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay

1957-07-15

Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die

1958-08-14

KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99

1958-09-15

Commuter train crashes through drawbridge, killing 48 (Newark NJ)

1959-02-03

American Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65

1960-10-29

Chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashes, kills 16

1961-05-30

Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die

1961-10-08

US Constellation crashes at Richmond Virginia, 74 die

1962-01-08

Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)

1962-05-22

Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.

1962-06-03

Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130

1962-06-22

French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed

1962-10-27

The plane of Enrico Mattei, Italian industry's most relevant figure, crashes in mysterious circumstances.

1963-06-03

A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.

1963-07-03

In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in what is still New Zealand's worst internal civil aviation accident

1963-09-04

Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.

1963-10-22

BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes on October 22 in UK with the loss of all on board.

1963-11-29

Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal, Canada

1963-12-08

Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed. Only case of lighting causing air crash

1965-02-08

Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84

1965-05-20

Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121

1965-11-16

Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)

1965-12-03

USSR launches Luna 8; crashes on Moon

1966-02-04

All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133

1966-04-12

Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck

1966-05-27

55th German F-104 Starfighter crashes

1966-06-24

Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die

1966-09-22

Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon

1966-10-01

West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.

1966-10-29

Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7°N 162°E

1966-11-24

A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.

1966-12-24

USAF C144 military charter crashes near Binh Thai Vietnam kills 129

1967-04-20

A Globe Air Bristol Britannia turboprop crashes at Nicosia, Cyprus, killing 126.

1967-06-04

Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.

1967-11-06

Bridge at Annabaai crashes on Willemstad, Curacao, kills 15

1968-01-21

US B-52 bomber with nuclear bomb on board crashes in Greenland

1968-04-20

S Afr Boeing 707 crashes at Windhoek, 122 killed

1968-09-11

Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew.

1969-03-16

Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155

1969-09-09

Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83

1969-12-08

Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed

1970-02-15

Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102

1970-03-21

Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.

1970-07-03

British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed

1970-07-04

Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons

1970-07-05

Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109

1970-10-02

Plane carrying Wichita State U football team crashes killing 30

1970-10-15

Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35

1970-11-14

DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed

1971-09-04

Alaskan 727 crashes into Chilkoot Mountain, kills 109 (Alaska)

1971-12-24

Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later

1972-01-07

Iberian Airlines crashes into 800ft peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die

1972-04-17

Kiteman attempting to throw out 1st ball in Phillie Vet crashes into centerfield seats

1972-05-05

Alitalia DC-8 crashes west of Palermo Sicily; killing 115

1972-06-18

BEA Trident crashes after takeoff from Heathrow killing 118

1972-08-14

East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156

1972-10-02

Aeroflot Il-18 crashes near Black Sea resort of Sochi, kills 105

1972-10-13

Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die

1972-10-13

Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later)

1972-12-03

Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die

1972-12-08

United Airlines crashes at Chicago's Midway Airport killing 45

1972-12-29

Eastern Tristar Jumbo Jet crashes near Everglades killing 101

1973-04-10

BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143

1973-06-03

At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner ("Concorde-ski"), crashes, 15 killed

1973-07-11

Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed

1973-07-31

Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later

1973-12-23

French Caravelle crashes in Morocco, 106 killed

1973-12-25

The ARPANET crashes when a programming bug causes all ARPANET traffic to be routed through the server at Harvard University, causing the server to freeze.

1974-03-03

World's worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris (346 die)

1974-04-27

Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107

1974-09-15

Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.

1974-12-01

Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died

1974-12-04

Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Moslem pilgrims

1975-04-04

130 killed as USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes

1975-04-04

USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155

1975-06-24

Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113

1975-08-20

Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126

1975-09-03

Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die

1975-10-04

A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.

1976-10-06

Cubans DC-8 crashes after bomb attack

1976-10-06

Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed.

1976-10-13

A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).

1976-12-19

Piper Cherokee crashes into Balt Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt

1977-02-04

Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago st (11 die, 200 hurt)

1977-08-01

Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles

1978-04-14

Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia

1978-06-26

Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.

1978-07-11

Auto with liquid gas crashes & explodes in Spain, 160 killed

1978-11-15

183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka

1979-03-14

A Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, China, killing at least 200.

1979-05-25

American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago killing 273 including 2 on the ground

1979-06-26

Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, crashes & kills a driver

1979-10-31

US DC-10 crashes at Mexico-City, 74 killed

1979-11-28

Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt Erebus on Antarctica kills 257

1980-06-27

Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81

1980-08-19

Saudi Arabian Lockhead Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die

1981-05-26

Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14

1981-12-01

Yugoslavian charter flight crashes into Mont San-Pietro in Corsica, 180 killed

1982-01-13

Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St Bridge in Washington, DC, & falls into Potomac River, killing 78

1982-03-19

National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27

1982-06-08

Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die

1982-07-09

Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner La, killing 153

1982-10-06

Fokker Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk Neth, 17-22 die

1983-07-16

Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.

1983-08-06

Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar crashes at South Africa

1983-11-27

Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 181

1984-03-21

Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan

1985-08-02

Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, 137 die

1985-08-12

Japanese Boeing 747SR crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)

1985-08-22

Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed

1985-09-06

Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.

1985-12-12

DC-8 crashes near Gander, Newfoundland; 258 die

1986-03-31

167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes

1986-05-03

Air Lanka crashes, killing 22

1986-08-31

Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die

1986-10-20

Tupolev-134 crashes in Southern Africa

1986-12-12

Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed

1987-05-09

183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw

1987-08-16

Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives)

1987-11-28

South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die

1988-01-18

Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board

1988-05-08

Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in NYC

1988-09-04

Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY

1988-10-17

31 reported dead as Ugandan jetliner crashes in fog near Rome

1989-01-08

Boeing 737-400 crashes at Kegworth, England, 46 die

1989-02-08

US Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die

1989-06-07

Suriname SLM-173 (DC-8) crashes near Paramaribo Airport killing 173

1989-07-04

Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)

1989-07-19

United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112

1989-09-03

Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die

1989-09-08

Norwegian Convair 580 crashes at Jutland in sea (55 murder)

1989-09-19

French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die

1990-01-25

Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die

1990-08-29

C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, killing 13

1991-03-03

25 die as United Boeing 737 crashes in Colorado Springs

1991-03-03

United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25

1991-04-05

Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23

1991-07-10

L'Express Airlines Beechcraft C-99 crashes in Alabama, killing 13

1991-07-11

Nigerian DC-8 crashes near Djeddah, 261 die

1991-10-05

Military transport plane crashes at Djakarta, 133 dies

1992-02-11

F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo, Netherlands (No deaths)

1992-03-22

US Air NY to Cleveland crashes on take off at LaGuardia, 27 die

1992-03-24

Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens: 5-6 die

1992-07-24

Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die

1992-07-31

Thai Airbus crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 113 die

1992-09-26

Nigerian Hercules C-130 crashes at Lagos, 163 die

1992-09-27

Military transport plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria killing 163

1992-09-28

Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 dies

1992-10-04

El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die

1992-10-08

Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus

1992-11-15

Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die

1992-11-24

Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141

1993-01-23

Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die

1993-01-27

DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12

1993-02-08

Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die

1993-02-08

GM sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires

1993-03-05

Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die

1993-04-02

Venezuelan DC-10 crashes at Margarita, killing 10

1993-04-26

Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56

1993-04-27

Afghan Antonov AN-32 crashes at Tashqurgan, kills 76

1993-04-28

Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die

1993-05-19

Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132

1993-07-02

F-28 crashes at Sorong Irian Barat, 41 die

1993-07-23

China Northwest Airlines BAe146-300 crashes at Yinchuan, 55 killed

1993-07-26

Boeing 737-500 crashes in South Korea, 66 killed

1993-08-27

Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed/1 lives

1993-08-28

Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed

1993-11-20

Jakovlev-42 crashes into mountain at Ohrid Macedonia, 116 killed

1993-12-01

Northwest Airlink plane crashes in Minn, killing 18

1993-12-15

Y-12 crashes at Phonesavanh, Laos: 18 killed

1993-12-26

Antonov-26 crashes at Gyumri, Armenia, 36 killed

1994-01-03

Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed

1994-01-07

United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5

1994-01-28

Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose California, 1 dead

1994-02-25

Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31

1994-03-17

Iran transport aircraft crashes in Azerbaijan (32 killed)

1994-03-23

Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)

1994-04-04

KLM Saab 340B crashes at Schiphol, 3 killed

1994-04-26

Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed

1994-05-02

Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 32 killed

1994-06-02

Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)

1994-06-06

Tupolev-154M crashes at Xian China, 160 killed

1994-06-26

Air Ivory Fokker-27 crashes at Abidjan (16 killed/1 lives)

1994-07-01

Fokker's-28 crashes at Tidjikja, Mauritania (94 killed)

1994-07-03

The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes.

1994-08-05

Antonov-12 crashes at Boda, Eastern Siberia, 47 killed

1994-09-08

USAir Boeing 737 crashes at Pitts Airport, killing all 132 on board

1994-09-09

Tu-22 crashes into Aeroflot Tu-134a at Zhukovsky, 7 killed

1994-09-12

Cessna crashes in White House front yard

1994-10-21

Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die

1994-12-13

American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15

1995-01-02

Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed

1995-01-05

Lockheed C-140 Jetstar crashes at Isfahan Persia, 18 killed

1995-01-11

DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia: 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives

1995-04-28

Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die

1995-07-18

DC3 crashes at Antananarivo Madagaskar, 34 die

1995-12-20

American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive

1996-05-11

Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die

1996-07-15

A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.

1996-07-17

230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC

1996-08-06

Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people

1996-08-29

Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.

1996-09-27

The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.

1996-10-31

Transportes Aéreos Regionais (TAM) Flight 402, a Fokker F100, crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.

1997-03-14

Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80

1997-03-18

Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die

1997-08-05

Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive

1997-09-03

A Vietnam Airlines Tupolev TU-134 crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.

1997-10-10

An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74.

1997-10-27

Dow Jones crashes record 554 pts to 7161

1998-01-27

Crane crashes into Roosevelt Island tram (NYC), injuring 10

1998-02-02

Philippine DC-9 crashes apparently killing all 104 on board

1998-04-20

TAME Boeing 727-200 chartered by Air France crashes into Cerro El Cable mountain after takeoff from Bogotá, Colombia, killing 53.

1998-09-02

Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.

1998-12-11

Thai Airways Airbus A310-200 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101

1999-02-24

A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.

1999-07-31

Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector - NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface.

1999-08-31

A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including 2 on the ground.

1999-10-31

EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.

1999-11-09

TAESA Flight 725, crashes a few minutes after leaving the Uruapan airport en-route to Mexico City. 18 people were killed in the accident.

2000-01-30

Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

2000-01-31

Alaska Airlines flight 261 MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 persons aboard.

2000-04-08

Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona.

2000-07-25

Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.

2000-08-23

A Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.

2000-11-15

A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people

2001-01-25

A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24

2001-07-03

A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.

2001-09-11

Two passenger planes hijacked by terrorists crashes into New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both & death of 2,752 people

2001-10-04

Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.

2001-11-12

In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

2002-01-28

TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.

2002-02-12

An Iran Air Tupolev Tu-154 crashes prior to landing in Khorramabad, Iran, killing 119.

2002-04-15

An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.

2002-05-03

A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.

2002-07-27

Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.

2003-07-08

Sudan Airways Flight 39, with 116 people on board, crashes in Sudan; the only survivor is a two-year-old boy who subsequently dies as a result of his injuries.

2004-09-11

All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria).

2005-08-16

West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes near Machiques, Venezuela, killing all 160 aboard.

2005-08-23

TANS Peru Flight 204 crashes near Pucallpa, Peru, killing 41.

2005-09-05

Mandala Airlines Flight 091 crashes into a heavily-populated residential of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 104 people on board and at least 39 persons on ground.

2005-12-23

Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217 from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Aktau, Kazakhstan crashes shortly after takeoff killing 23 people.

2006-01-19

A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.

2006-05-03

Armavia Flight 967 crashes into the Black Sea, killing 113 people on board, with no survivors.

2006-07-10

Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board.

2006-08-27

Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

2006-09-22

A German maglev train crashes, killing 23.

2007-05-05

Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.

2007-06-30

A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack.

2007-07-17

TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas) Flight 3054 crashes upon landing during rain in São Paulo. This is Brazil's deadliest aviation accident to date with an estimated 199 deaths.

2007-09-16

One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.

2008-02-23

a B-2 Spirit of the USAF crashes at Guam. The crew survived but the aircraft was written off, making it the most expensive air crash in human history (the aircraft alone cost $1.2Bn). The B-2 had a perfect safety record before the crash; not one B-2 ever crashed.

2008-08-20

Spanair Flight 5022, from Madrid to Gran Canaria, skids off the runway and crashes at Barajas Airport. 146 people are killed in the crash, 8 more die afterwards. Only 18 people survive.

2009-02-12

Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes near Buffalo in the state of New York killing 50 people.

2009-06-01

Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.

2009-06-30

Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros killing 152 people and leaving 1 survivor

2010-01-25

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.

2010-04-10

Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.

2010-05-12

An Afriqiyah Airways Flight crashes and kills everyone but one person on board.

2012-01-07

Hot air balloon crashes in Carterton, New Zealand, killing 11

2012-03-16

Turkish NATO helicopter crashes into a house killing ten people in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan

2012-04-06

US F-18 Hornet crashes into side of apartment building in Virginia with no fatalities

2012-06-04

Wedding party bus crashes killing 23 and injuring 60 people in Islamabad, Pakistan

2012-06-23

A bus carrying Czech tourists crashes in Croatia killing 8 and injuring 44

2012-07-12

90-155 people are killed after an oil tanker crashes and explodes in Okogbe, Rivers State, Nigeria

2012-09-13

19 people are killed after a freight elevator crashes from 100 meters in Wuhan, China

2012-10-07

13 people are killed after a Sudanese military aeroplane crashes near Khartoum

2012-11-09

An Algerian C-295 military transport plane crashes near Avignon, France, killing 6 people

2012-12-25

27 people are killed after an Antonov An-72 plane crashes near Shymkent, Kazakhstan

2013-01-04

3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida

2013-01-27

11 people are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crashes down a ravine in Serta, Portugal

2013-01-28

20 people are killed after a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner crashes outside Almaty, Kazakhstan

2013-02-01

Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean

2013-02-09

5 people are killed after Cessna plane crashes on a Brussels runway

2013-02-19

12 people are killed and 11 are injured after a Yemeni Air Force plane crashes in Sana'a

2013-02-26

A hot air balloon crashes in Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 tourists

2013-03-06

9 people die after a plane crashes after being ensnared in power lines in Peru

2013-03-13

An Embraer 821 aeroplane crashes and kills 9 people in Para, Brazil

2013-04-26

30 people are killed after a bus crashes following a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan

2013-04-29

7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan

2013-05-07

Jolly Nero, an Italian cargo ship, crashes into the port of Genoa, killing seven people

2013-05-20

2 people are killed and 20 are injured after a hot air balloon crashes in Cappadocia, Turkey

2013-06-26

20 people are killed after a rescue helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand

2013-07-07

10 people are killed after an air taxi crashes in Soldotna, Alaska

2013-07-21

15 Egyptian Army soldiers are killed after their bus crashes into a truck on the Mediterranean Coast Highway

2013-09-09

44 people are killed and 45 are injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in Northern Guatemala

2013-09-10

3 people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Artic Ocean

2013-10-03

13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria

2013-10-19

11 people are killed after a plane crashes in Namur, Belgium

2013-11-03

8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia

2013-11-17

50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia

2014-02-11

77 people are killed after a military transport plan crashes in Algeria

2014-02-21

11 people are killed after a Libyan Air Force plan crashes in Tunisia

2014-04-23

60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo

2014-07-17

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashes (presumed shot down by either pro-Russian separatists or the Ukrainian militia), killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board

2014-12-28

AirAsia Flight QZ8501, enroute from Surabaya to Singapore, crashes in the Java Sea killing all 162 people aboard.

2015-10-31

Russian passenger plane crashes in Sinai with 224 people on board

2015-11-15

10 killed after French high-speed train derails and crashes into canal

2015-11-23

7 dead after helicopter crashes in Kashmir on way back from Hindu shrine

2015-11-24

Drunk Russian sailor crashes 7000-ton ship into Scotland -- at full speed

2016-02-24

Plane crashes in Nepal; all 21 on board feared dead

2016-06-03

Blue Angels, Thunderbird plane crashes leave one dead

2016-11-29

Plane Carrying a Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia

2016-12-18

Indonesian C-130 Military Plane Crashes in Papua, Killing 13

2016-12-25

Russian Military Plane With 92 Aboard Crashes Into Black Sea

2017-01-16

At Least 30 Dead After Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes in Kyrgyzstan

2017-01-25

Helicopter Carrying Injured Skier Crashes in Italy, Killing 6

2017-02-21

Five die as light plane crashes into mall in Australia

2017-06-16

Blimp at US Open golf tourney crashes in Wisconsin

2018-02-18

Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

2018-03-12

All five passengers died after helicopter crashes in New York City's East River

2018-06-18

5 dead as SUV being chased crashes in South Texas

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Jane Dornnacker, WNBC-AM NYC helicopter traffic reporter, dies doing a live traffic report as her copter crashes

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1992-10-04

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