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Date:  January 5, 2010     Time: 13:30
Location:  Wheeling, Illinois
Operator:  Royal Air Freight
AC Type:  Gates Learjet 35
Reg:  N720RA     cn: 156
Aboard:  2     Fatalities: 2   Ground: 0
Route:  Detroit, MI - Chicago, IL
Details:  The cargo plane crashed into a forest reserve south of Chicago-Executive Airport while on approach, after being cleared to land.

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Date:  December 30, 2009     Time: 06:15
Location:  Morobe Province, Papua, New Guinea
Operator:  Kiunga Aviation
AC Type:  Cessna A185E Skywagon
Reg:  P2-MJL      cn: 18501947
Aboard:  7     Fatalities: 6   Ground: 0
Route:  Lae Nadzab - Baindoang Airstrip
Details:  After an engine fire the aircraft crashed in mountainous terrain. The pilot was the lone survivor.

Date:  December 22, 2009     Time: 22:22
Location:  Kingston, Jamaica
Operator:  American Airlines       Flight: 331
AC Type:  Boeing B-737-823
Reg:  N977AN
Aboard:  154     Fatalities: 0    Ground: 0
Route:  Washington DC - Miami - Kingston, Jamaica
Details:  The aircraft overshot the runway and crashed into a fence while attempting to land in heavy rain. The right engine broke off, the landing gear collapsed and the fuselage broke open in two places. Forty-four people were injured.

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