Date:  October 2, 2015       Time: 1429
Location:  Near Masamba, Indonesia
Operator:  Avistar Mandari      Flight: 7503
AC Type:  de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter      
Reg:  PK-BRM       cn: 741
Aboard:  10    Fatalities: 10   Ground: 0
Route:  Masamba - Makassar
Details:  The aircraft went missing minutes after talking off from the airport. Seven passengers and three crew were on board. Wreckage was located on Mount Latimojong.
Date:  October 2,, 2015       Time: 0019
Location:  Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Operator:  Military - U.S. Army
AC Type:  Lockheed C-130J Hercules
Reg:  ?
Aboard:  11    Fatalities: 11   Ground: 2
Route:  ?
Details:  The military transport crashed while taking off from Jalalabad Airport. Five crew members, 5 passengers and 2 on the ground were killed.
Date:  September 15, 2015       Time: 0624
Location:  Iliamna East Wind Lake, Alaska
Operator:  Rainbow King Lodge
AC Type:  de Havilland Canada DHC 3T Turbine Otter
Reg:  N928PK      cn: 61
Aboard:  7    Fatalities: 3    Ground: 0
Route:  Iliamna - Remote lake
Details:  While on the way to a remote fishing site, the non-sceduled passenger float plane crashed in trees as it attempted to take off. Three of the passengers were killed.

Date:  September 5, 2015        Time: 1908
Location:  Off Dakar, Near Dioubel, Senegal
Operator:  Senegalair       Flight: 71
AC Type:  Hawker Siddeley HS-125
Reg:  6V-AIM       cn: 257062
Aboard: 7     Fatalities: 7    Ground: 0
Route:  Ouagadougou - Dakar
Details:  The air ambulance went missing while on a medical flight. Seven people were on board, including two pilots from Algeria, a flight engineer from Congo, three Senegalese medical crew and a French patient.
Date:  August 20, 2015       Time: 0923
Location:  Dubnica, Slovakia
Operator:  Dubnica Air
AC Type:  Let L-410MA / Let L-410UVP
Reg:  OM-ODQ / OM_SAB    cn: 841320 / 750405
Aboard: 34    Fatalities: 7   Ground: 0
Route:  Parachuting
Details:  Both planes came down in a wooded area after a midair collision at 4,700 ft. Both planes were carrying 17 parachutists and 2 pilots. Thirty-one skydivers managed to jump out of the plane safely. All 4 pilots and 2 parachutists on one plane and 1 on the other did not survive.

Date:  August 16, 2015       Time: 1455
Location:  Tangok mountain, Papua
Operator:  Trigana Air Service       Flight: 267
AC Type:  ATR 42-300
Reg:  PK-YRN     cn: 102
Aboard: 54    Fatalities: 54    Ground: 0
Route:  Jayapura- Oksibil
Details:  The passenger plane crashed into Tangok mountain located in a remote area of Papua's eastern most provence. There was no distress call from the aircraft. High winds and heavy rain was reported in the accident area.
Date:  August 12, 2015       Time: 0845
Location:  Ninia, Indonesia
Operator:  Komala Air
AC Type:  Pacific Aerospace
Reg:  PK-KIG     cn: 650-0151
Aboard:  6    Fatalities: 1    Ground: 0
Route:  Wamena - Ninia
Details:  Strong winds forced the crew to enter a holding pattern for 40 minutes. While attempting to land, the pilot touched down half-way down the runway and was unable to stop within the remaining distance. The plane overran the runway and went down an embankment before coming to rest. The copilot was killed.

Date:  July 31, 2015      
Location:  Near Agustin Codazzi, Colombia
Operator:  Military - Colombia Air Force
AC Type:  CASA CN-235-100
Reg:  FAC1261      cn: C-118
Aboard:  11    Fatalities: 11    Ground: 0
Route:  Palanquero AB -Valledupar
Details:  The military transport crashed while en route after the crew reported engine problems. The weather was reported to be poor at the time of the crash.

Date:  July 17, 2015        Time: 1332
Location:  Near Point Howard, Alaska
Operator:  Wings of Alaska       Flight: 202
AC Type:  Cessna 207A
Reg:  N62AK      cn: 20700780
Aboard: 5     Fatalities: 1    Ground: 0
Route:  Juneau - Hoonah
Details:  The scheduled passenger plane crashed in a mountainous area while en route somewhere between Point Howard and Point Couverden. The pilot was killed and the passengers sustained serious injuries.
Date:  June 30, 2015       Time: 1148
Location:  Medan, Indonesia
Operator:  Military - Indonesian Air Force
AC Type:  Lockheed C130-B Hercules
Reg:  A-1310     cn: 3616
Aboard: 122    Fatalities: 122    Ground: 19
Route:  Medan - Tanjung Pinang, Sumatra.
Details:  The military transport crashed shortly after taking off from Soewondo Air Base. Two minutes into the flight, the crew radioed they were having engine problems and returning to the airport. Soon after, the plane went down in a populated area, hitting two empty buildings. The plane was carrying civilian relatives of military personnel. All 110 passengers and crew of 12 were killed including 19 on the ground.

Date:  June 25, 2015       Time: 1343
Location:  Ella Lake, Alaska
Operator:  Promech Air
AC Type:  de Havilland DHC-3T Turbine Otter floatplane
Reg:  N270PA     cn: 270
Aboard:  9    Fatalities: 9    Ground: 0
Route:  Sightseeing
Details:  The DHC3 Otter crashed while on a sightseeing tour carrying cruise ship passengers. A private helicopter pilot reported to seeing plane wreckage against a granite rock face cliff near the location it was believed to have gone down about 25 miles northeast of Ketchikan.

Date:  June 22, 2015       Time: 0930
Location:  Near Cuyana, California
Operator:  Private
AC Type:  Short PLC S312 Tucano MK1
Reg:  N206PZ      cn: T31
Aboard:  1     Fatalities: 1    Ground: 0
Route:  ?
Details:  Two-time Oscar winning American film composer James Horner was killed when his private plane crashed near Santa Barbara. He received an academy award for his "My Heart Will Go On" from the movie Titanic.

Date:  May 9, 2015        Time: 1257
Location:  Sevilla, Spain
Operator:  Airbus Industries
AC Type:  Airbus 400M Atlas
Reg:  EC-403      cn: 023
Aboard: 6     Fatalities: 4    Ground: 0
Route:  Test
Details:  The crew radioed they were returning because of aircraft problems when the plane hit power lines and crashed in a field. The engines' power did not properly respond to throttle inputs by the crew.


Date:  April 20, 2015        Time: ?
Location:  Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Operator:  Sky High Aviation Services
AC Type:  Piper PA-32
Reg:  HI-957      cn: ?
Aboard: 7     Fatalities: 7    Ground: 0
Route:  Punta Cana - Arroyo Barril
Details:  The plane crashed shortly after taking off. The pilot tried to make an emergency landing onto a golf course but the plane struck a tree an burst into flames. All seven occupants including the pilot were killed on impact.

Date: March 29, 2015       Time: 0035
Location:  Halifax, Novia Scotia
Operator:  Air Canada       Flight: 624
AC Type:  Airbus A320-211
Reg:  C-FTJP       cn: 233
Aboard:  137     Fatalities: 0    Ground: 0
Route:  Toronto - Halifax
Details:  During its final approach, the aircraft struck powerlines at the beginning of runway 05. The aircraft then impacted a localizer antenna array and became airborne again finally sliding onto the runway and coming to rest near taxiway B. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. Twenty-five people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There was a power outage at the airport possibly caused by the accident.

Date:  March 24, 2015       Time: 1053
Location:  Near Digne-Les-Bains, France
Operator:  Germanwings       Flight: 9525
AC Type:  Airbus A320-211
Reg:  D-AIPX      cn: 147
Aboard:  150     Fatalities: 150    Ground: 0
Route:  Barcelona, Spain - Dusseldorf, Germany
Details:  The jetliner crashed in a remote mountainous area of southern France. The plane was obliterated with no wreckage larger than a small car. According to a flight tracker, the plane descended from 38,000 ft. for 10 minutes until radar contact was lost at 10,000 ft. The aircraft impacted the ground at a high rate of speed. All 144 passengers and crew of 6 were killed. The copilot locked the captain out of the cockpit and put the plane into a controlled descent until it impacted the ground.

Date:  March 19, 2015        Time: 2037
Location:  Punta del Este, Uruguay
Operator:  Private
AC Type:  Beechcraft B90 King Air
Reg:  LV-CEO      cn: LJ-454
Aboard: 10     Fatalities: 10    Ground: 0
Route:  Punta del Este - San Fernando, Argentina
Details:  The twin engine plane crashed into an inland lagoon shortly after taking off, 15 km west of the city of Punta del Este.

Date:  March 10, 2015       
Location:  Villa Castelli, Argenina
Operator:  Private
AC Type:  ?
Reg:  ?
Aboard:  10     Fatalities: 10    Ground: 0
Route:  ?
Details:  Three French sports figures participating in a reality show were killed along with seven other people when the two helicopters filming the show collided.

Date:     March 5, 2015       Time: 1420
Location:  Santa Monica, California   
Operator:  Private
AC Type:  Ryan ST3KR PT-22 Recruit
Reg:  N53178      cn: 1859
Aboard: 1     Fatalities: 0    Ground: 0
Route:  ?
Details:  Actor Harrison Ford's vintage 1940s plane, which he was piloting, crashed onto Penmar Golf Course after suffering engine failure while taking off. While trying to make an emergency landing back at Santa Monica Airport, he lost altitude, clipped a tree and impacted the ground on the golf course. His injuries were non-life threatening.


Date:  March 5, 2015        Time: 1103
Location:  New York, New York
Operator:  Delta Airlines            Flight: 1086
AC Type:  McDonnell Douglas MD-88
Reg:  N909DL      cn: 49540/1395
Aboard: 130     Fatalities: 0    Ground: 0
Route:  Atlanta - New York
Details:  The MD-88 skidded and veered off runway 13 and came to rest against the airport perimeter fence, a few feet form the waters of Flushing Bay. There were only minor injuries. In 1989, during an aborted takeoff, a USAir B-737 overran the same runway and partially entered the water killing 2 people.

Date:  March 4, 2015        Time: 0745
Location:  Kathmandu, Nepal
Operator:  Turkish Airlines            Flight:726
AC Type:  Airbus A-330-303
Reg:  TC-JOC      cn: 1522
Aboard: 238     Fatalities: 0    Ground: 0
Route:  Istanbul - Kathmandu
Details:  A Turkish Airlines Airbus 330 overshot the runway in dense fog while landing at Kathmandu, Nepal. None of he 224 passengers were seriously hurt.

Date:  February 4, 2015     Time: 1055
Location:  Taipei, Taiwan
Operator:  Transasia             Flight: 235
AC Type:  ATR 72-600
Reg:  B-22816      cn: 1141
Aboard: 58      Fatalities: 40    Ground: 0
Route:  Taipei - Kinmen
Details:  After the aircraft took off, it climbed to 1,300 feet, turned left and began losing altitude and speed. It then, banked to 90 degrees, the wingtip striking a taxi on a roadway and crashed into the Keelung River, coming to rest inverted. The pilot mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine. Pilot error.

Date:  January 26, 2015     Time: 1530
Location:  Los Llanos air base, Spain
Operator:  Military - Greek Air Force
AC Type:  General Dynamics F16D
Reg:  084      cn: 93-1084
Aboard: 2      Fatalities: 2    Ground: 9
Details:  The military fighter lost power as it attempted to take off, crashing into 5 planes on the ground. The aircraft was participating in NATO training exercises. Both pilots and 8 people on the ground were killed.



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