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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.

   
Date:  July 31, 2018      Time: 1600
Location:  Durango, Mexico
Operator:  Aeromexico    Flight: 2431
AC Type:  Embraer ERJ-190AR
Reg:  XA-GAL
Aboard:  101  Fatalities: 0    Ground: 0
Route:  Durango - Mexico City
Details:  The aircraft crashed into brush just beyond the runway and burst into flames after taking off from Guadalupe Victoria International Airport. Eighty-five people were injured some critically. The airliner flew into strong winds and hail as it took off.

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Date:  July 21, 2018      Time: 0900
Location:  Burnet, Texas
Operator:  Commemorative Air Force
AC Type:  Douglas C-47
Reg:  N47HL
Aboard:  13  Fatalities: 0    Ground: 0
Route:  Burnet - Oshkosh
Details:  A vintage C-47 crashed upon takeoff and burst into flames. It was headed to Oshkosh for an air show. All 13 aboard were able to escape with several sustaining injuries.

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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.

6/8/2018
American Airlines
Flight 1019
San Jose - Dallas
Could not retract landing gear

Zagros
Flight 4112
Ahwaz - Mashad
Engine shut down

Delta Airlines
Flilght 369
Atlanta - Managua
Nose gear problem

Delta Airliines
Flight 257
Amsterdam - Boston
Landing gear problem