Date:  August 5, 2016      Time: 1238
Location:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Operator:  Emirates       Flight: 521
AC Type:  Boeing 777-31H
Reg:  A6-EMW         cn: 32700/434
Aboard:  300    Fatalities: 0   Ground: 1
Route:  Thiruvanthapuram, India - Dubai, UAE
Details:  After being cleared to land, the crew informed Dubai tower they were going around. Immediately after being cleared to go-around, the aircraft impacted the runway, losing an engine and catching fire. The plane slid to a stop and all aboard evacuated the plane safely. One fire fighter was killed while fighting the fire.

Date:  July 22, 2016      
Location:  Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean
Operator:  Indian Air Force
AC Type:  Antonov 32
Reg:  K2743          cn: 0809
Aboard:  29   Fatalities: 29    Ground: 0
Route:  Chennai (Tambram AFB) - Port Blair
Details:  The aircraft went missing while on a 854 mile flight from Chennai to Port Blair. The flight was to take 3 hours. The last communication from the crew was 16 minutes after take off.
Date:  July 1, 2016       Time: 1130
Location:  Near Uyan, Russia
Operator:  Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations
AC Type:  Ilyushin 76TD
Reg:  RA-76840          cn: 1033417553
Aboard:  10   Fatalities: 10    Ground: 0
Route:  Irkutsk Fire Fighting
Details:  The aircraft was taking part in fire fighting in the region of Bayanday, when under unknown circumstances, it impact trees and crashed in a wooded area.

Date:  May 19, 2016       Time: 0249
Location:  175 miles off the Egyptian coast
Operator:  EgyptAir            Flight: 804
AC Type:  Airbus A320-232
Reg:  SU-GCC            cn: 2088
Aboard:  66   Fatalities: 66    Ground: 0
Route:  Paris - Cairo
Details:  The plane was en route from Paris to Cairo, flying at an altitude of 37,000 ft. when it made a sharp 90 degree turn to the left, followed by a 360 degree turn to the right as it lost altitude. The aircraft crashed into the Mediterranean Sea approximately 175 miles off the Egyptian coast.



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8/24/16 Thompson Airways flight 7352 on a flight from Birmingham to Paphos, Cyprus returned for an emergency landing soon after taking off due to a bird strike and loss of an engine.No one was injured (except the bird).

8/18/16 Qatar flight 240 flying from Istanbul to Doha had to make an emergency landing at Istanbul after a bird strike on one of it's engines. All 312 aboard disimbared normally.

8/11/16 Twenty-four people were taken to the hospital after Jet Blue flight 429 flying from Boston to Sacramento ran into severe turbulence.

6/27/16 Singapore Airlines, fight 368 flying from Changi to Milan, had to return to Singapore for an emergency landing after the crew received an engine oil warning. On landing, the right engine burst into flames. No one was injured.

6/19/16 American Airlines flight 1086 flying from Boston to Miami had to make an emergency landing at JFK after passengers heard two explosions and the cabin filled with smoke. No one was injured.

United Airlines Flight 1948 blew a tire while attempting to take off from Tampa. The captain had to make an emergency stop and foam was used to put out a small fire that erupted. No one was injured.

5/27/16 A fire broke out on a Korean Airlines flight before it took off, forcing a evacuation of passengers. KA Flight 2708 was headed to Seoul from Tokyo. Nineteen people were injured.

5/9/16 Delta Airlines Flight 762, en route from Atlanta to Chicago made an emergency landing at Nashville after turbulence caused an engine cowling to separate from the aircraft. No one was injured.

5/4/16 Thirty-one passengers were injured when an Eihad Airways A330, Flight 474, ran into severe turbulence on a flight from Abu Dabi to Jakarta.

4/20/2016 An American Airlines plane diverted to Phoenix after a bird strike cracked a cockpit window during a takeoff from Las Vegas headed for Charlotte N.C.

2/20/2016 United Express Flight 6183 bound for San Antonio from Washington DC made an emergency decent and diverted to Dallas after there was a loss of cabin pressure. No one was injured.

2/15/2016 An Alaska Airlines flight declared an emergency and returned to Dulles International Airport in Washington after smoke filled the cockpit. The plane landed safely and no one was injured.

2/11/2016 American Airlines Flight 564 from San Jose, California to Phoenix, Arizona, made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after 8 people reported respiratory irritation. No one was hospitalized.

2/7/16 A United Airlines flight (6517) from Tucson to Los Angeles had to make an emergency landing back at Tucson after smoke was reported in the cockpit and in the cabin. No one was injured.

1/29/16 Air Canada Flight 549, bound for Vancouver from Newark, made an emergency descent and landing at Toronto after a loss of pressurization. No one was injured.

1/24/16 Seven people were hospitalized after American Airlines Flight 206 hit severe turbulence while flying from Miami to Milan, Italy. The plane diverted safely to St. John's, Newfoundland.

1/5/16 A United Airlines flight bound for Denver, slid off the runway at Spokane International Airport due to an icy runway. No one was injured.

12/30/2015 Twenty-one people were injured due to severe turbulence on Air Canada Flight 88, which was traveling from Shanghai to Toronto. The crew had to make an unscheduled landing at Calgary.