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.

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:  65   Fatalities: 65   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. Fifty-nine passengers and the crew of 6 were all killed.


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