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Date:  July 23, 2014     Time: 1906
Location:  Magong, Taiwan
Operator:  TransAsia Airways       Flight: 222
AC Type:  ATR 72-500
Reg:  B-22810      cn: 642
Aboard: 58     Fatalities: 47   Ground: 0
Route:  Kaohsiung - Magong
Details:  The passenger plane crashed into residential building while attempting to make an emergency landing during inclement weather due to the passing of hurricane Matmo.

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Date:  July 17, 2014     Time: 1015 EDT
Location:  Hrabove, Ukraine
Operator:  Malaysia Airlines       Flight: 17
AC Type:  Boeing 777-200ER
Reg:  9M-MRD       cn: 28411/84
Aboard: 298      Fatalities: 298    Ground: 0
Route:  Amsterdam - Kuala Lumpur

A Boeing 777-200 airliner operating as  Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, crashed about 40 miles east of Donetsk, Ukraine. The plane was 90 minutes into its flight, flying at 33,000 feet, when it was apparently hit by a surface to air missile. Debris was spread over a wide area. All 283 passengers and crew of 15 were killed. This is the 8th worst aviation disaster in aviation history.


Date:  July 7, 2014     Time: 0750
Location:  Thach That district, Vietnam
Operator:  Militay - Vietnam People's Army Air Force
AC Type:  Mil Mi-171
Reg:  ?
Aboard: 21      Fatalities: 18    Ground: 0
Route:  Training
Details:  The helicopter crashed about 40 km west of Hanoi, 15 minutes after taking off during a parachute training mission.

Date:  July 5, 2014     Time: 1618
Location:  Near Czestochowa, Poland
Operator:  Private parachuing school
AC Type:  Piper PA-31P
Reg:  N11WB      cn: 31P-7630005
Aboard: 12     Fatalities: 11    Ground: 0
Route:  Skydiving
Details:  The skydiving plane crashed shortly after taking off. One man survived the crash and was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Firefighters said the plane may have been overloaded.

 Waldemar Deska/EPA


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