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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.

   

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9/12/2018
British Airways
London - Calgary
Electrical burning smell in cockpit.


8/25/2018
Ryanair
Flight 1998
Birmingham - Perpignan
Lightening strike.

8/24/2018
American Eagle
Philadelphia - Birmingham
Flight 5078
Pressurization problem.

8/24/2018
United Airlines
Flight 1
San Francisco - Singapore
Bird strike.

8/22/2018
Red Wings
Ufa - Sochi
Engine fire.

8/22/2018
Spriit Airlines
Flight 521
Newark - Fort Lauderdale
Hydraulic problem.


8/7/18
United Airlines
Flight 4697
Washington - Providence
Smoke in the cockpit

8/6/18
Saudi Airlines
Flight 750
Riyadh to Hyderabad
Bird strike.

8/3/18
Czech Airlines
Helsinki - Prague
Smoke in the cabin.

7/31/2018
American Airlines
Flight 89
Shannon - Philadelphia
Smoke in the cabin.

7/31/2018
Southwest Airlines
Flight 1805
Aruba - Washington
Wing flap problems.

7/30/2018
American Airlines
Flight 9875
Smell of smoke in cabin.

7/25/18
Allegiant Airlines
Flight 1592
Punta Gorda - Milwaukee
Bird strike.

7/22/18
United Airlines
Portland, Maine - Washington DC
Lost cabin pressure.

7/20/18
British Airways
Flight 2604
Naples - London
Hydraulic leak.

7/19/18
Malaysia Airlines
Brisbane - Kuala Lumpur
Speed instruments failure.

7/16/18
Delta Airlines
Flight 923
Detroit - Kansas City
Fuel Leak

7/16/18
Alaska Airlines
Flight 1079
Washington DC - Los Angeles
Pressurization Problem

7/15/18
Ryan Air
Flight 7312
Dublin - Zadar, Croatia
33 injured.

7/?/18
China Airlines
Hong Kong - Dalian
The plane plunged 25,000 feet in 10 minutes. The reason for the emergency descent? A co-pilot was longing for a puff of his e-cigarette so badly that he went to shut off the cockpit fan to conceal the vapor cloud, but accidentally turned off the cabin air-conditioning — and oxygen levels dropped suddenly.

7/13/18
Unitied Airlines
Flight 863
San Francisco - Sydney
Engine failure.

7/12/18
British Airways
Flight 199
London - Mumbai
Failure of the left engine.

7/9/18
American Airlines
Chicago - Tokyo
Cracked windshield.

7/8/18
China Airlines
Taipei - Toyama
Short of fuel.

7/7/2018
Middle East Airlines
Filght 266
Istanbul - Beirut
Bird strike.

7/5/2918
Allegiant
Flight 101
Grand Rapids - Phoenix
Smoke in the cabin.

7/4/2018
SpiceJet
Mumbi - Delhi
Low cabin pressure.

6/26/2018
United Airlines
Flight 4007
Chicago - Greenville
Smell of smoke.

6/22/2018
United Airlines
Shannon - Newark
Electricall problem.

6/10/2018
Qantas
Flight 94
Los Angeles Melbourne
Nose dive after being jarred by wake turbulence.