Date:  October 13, 2016      Time: 2136
Location:  Near Winfield, British Columbia, Canada
Operator:  Norjet
AC Type:  Cessna 500 Citation I
Reg:  C-GTNG         cn: 500-0169
Aboard:  4    Fatalities: 4   Ground: 0
Route:  Kelowna, BC - Springbank, AB
Details:  The aircraft crashed about 8 minutes after taking off from Kelowna International Airport. There was no distress calls received prior to the crash. Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice killed along with three others.

Date:  August 31, 2016      Time: 1100
Location:  Russian Mission, Alaska
Operator:  Hageland Aviiation       Flight: 3190
AC Type:  Cessna 208 Grand Caravan
Reg:  N752RV         cn: 208B5088
Aboard:  5    Fatalities: 5   Ground: 1
Route:  Russian Mission- Marshall
Details:  A midair collision occurred between a Cessna 208 and a Piper PA-18 Super Cub just northwest of Russian Mission Airport. Three on the Cessna and 2 on the Piper were fatally injured. Rough terrain complicated removal of the victims.

Date:  August 5, 2016      Time: 1238
Location:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Operator:  Emirates       Flight: 521
AC Type:  Boeing 777-31H
Reg:  A6-EMW         cn: 32700/434
Aboard:  300    Fatalities: 0   Ground: 1
Route:  Thiruvanthapuram, India - Dubai, UAE
Details:  After being cleared to land, the crew informed Dubai tower they were going around. Immediately after being cleared to go-around, the aircraft impacted the runway, losing an engine and catching fire. The plane slid to a stop and all aboard evacuated the plane safely. One fire fighter was killed while fighting the fire.

Date:  July 22, 2016      
Location:  Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean
Operator:  Indian Air Force
AC Type:  Antonov 32
Reg:  K2743          cn: 0809
Aboard:  29   Fatalities: 29    Ground: 0
Route:  Chennai (Tambram AFB) - Port Blair
Details:  The aircraft went missing while on a 854 mile flight from Chennai to Port Blair. The flight was to take 3 hours. The last communication from the crew was 16 minutes after take off.


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