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Date:  April 17, 2018      Time: 1004
Location:  NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Operator:  Southwest Airlines           Flight:1380
AC Type:  Boeing 737-7H4
Reg:  N722SW        cn: 27880/601
Aboard:  148  Fatalities: Ground: 0
Route:  New York - Dallas
Details:  While climbing to FL320, the No. 1 engine suffered an uncontained catastrophic failure. Shrapnel struck and broke a window which resulted in explosive decompression. A woman passenger sitting in the window seat was partially sucked out of the window. Passengers were able to pull her back in the cabin but she was reported in cardiac arrest and soon after died. The crew declared an emergency and landed safely at Philadelphia airport.
   
Date:  April 11, 2018      Time: 0800
Location:  Boufarik AB, Algeria
Operator:  Military - Algerian Air Force
AC Type:  Ilyushin 76-TD
Reg:  7T-WIP        cn: 1043419636
Aboard:  257  Fatalities: 257 Ground: 0
Route:  Boufarik AB - Bechar - Tindouf
Details:  The Algerian military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a field and burst into flames. The plane was totally destroyed. All 247 passengers and crew of 10 were killed. This is the 17th worst accident in aviation accident history.
   
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.

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