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.

Date:  May 18, 2016      Time: 1440
Location:  Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan
Operator:  Silk Way Airlines
AC Type:  Antonov An-12B
Reg:  4K-AZ25         cn: 3341209
Aboard:  9    Fatalities: 7   Ground: 0
Route:  Dwyer, Afghanistan - Mary Port Turkmenistan
Details:  The cargo plane crashed while attempting to takeoff. It was a civilian flight operated under a contract with the NATO mission.

Date:  April 29, 2016       Time: 1150
Location:  Sotra, Norway
Operator:  CHC Helikopter Service
AC Type:  Eurocopter EC225LP Super Puma M2+
Reg:  LN-OJF            cn: 2721
Aboard:  13   Fatalities: 13    Ground: 0
Route:  Gulflex B - Bergen
Details:  The helicopter crashed on the rocky shores of Skitholmen Island whle returning to Bergen from Oil platform Gullflex B. All 11 passengers and 2 pilots were killed. Several eyewitness accounts stated the main rotor separated from the helicopter before it crashed.

Date:  April 13, 2016       Time: 1420
Location:  Kiunga, Papua New Guinea
Operator:  Sunbird Aviation
AC Type:  Britten-Norman Islander
Reg:  P2-SBC            cn: 3010
Aboard:  12   Fatalities: 12    Ground: 0
Route:  Oksapmin – Kiungaraining
Details:  While on approach, the plane stalled and crased in a wooded area 1 km short of the runway. The accident took place in stormy weather.Three survived, but later died of their injuries. Possible engine failure.



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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.

12/15/2015 A Southwest Airlines flight going from Houston to Nashville rolled off the runway after landing and taxiing , collapsing a landing gear. Passengers used emergency chutes to exit the plane. No one was seriously injured.

12/5/2015 Actor Morgan Freeman's jet suffered extensive damage when a tire blew out during takeoff. The plane, heading from Mississippii to Texas then made an emergency landing at Tunica, Mississippi and ran off the runway.

11/15/2015  An El Al flight from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Billings Montana after a fire warning light indicated a fire in the right engine. The plane landed safely, no fire was observed.

10/29/2015 Passengers had to evacuate a Dynamic Airways B767 using slides, after the plane's engine caught fire at Fort Lauderdale /Hollywood Airport as it prepared to takeoff.

10/24/15 A Boeing 767 from LAX to DTW diverted to Denver after experiencing right engine problems. A single engine approach was completed to runway 16L and no one was injured. DL1876

Denver after experiencing right engine problems. A single engine approach was completed to runway 16L and no one was injured. DL1876

10/26/2015   British Airways Flight 6234 made an emergency landing without it's left main landing gear at Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. None of the 100 aboard were hurt.

10/15/15 An Iranian Mahan Air Boeing 747 made an emergency landing after the #3 engine separated from the wing. The plane, with 426 people on board made a safe landing at Mehrabad.