Date:  December 31,, 2017      Time: 1216
Location:  Punta Islita, Costa Rica
Operator:  Nature Air
AC Type:  Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Reg:  TI-BEI         cn: 208B-0900
Aboard:  12   Fatalities: 12   Ground: 0
Route:  Punta Islita - San Jose
Details:  The passenger plane crashed 10 minutes after taking off from Punta Islita into a wooded area. Ten American passengers and crew of 2 were all killed.

Date:  December 31, 2017      Time: 1515
Location:  Cowan, Australia
Operator:  Sydney Seaplanes
AC Type:  de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver
Reg:  VH-NOO       cn: 1535
Aboard:  6   Fatalities: 6   Ground: 0
Route:  Sightseeing
Details:  The seaplane carrying 5 passengers and a pilot crashed into Cowan Creek at Jerusalem Bay. The plane was observed making a tight right-hand turn after which the the wings dipped and it nose dived straight into the water. The plane sank rapidly and was found submerged 17 meters of water. All 6 aboard were killed.
Date:  December 14,, 2017      Time: 1230
Location:  Near Tweed, Ontario
Operator:  Hydro One
AC Type:  AerospatialeAS350 B2
Reg:  C-GOHS         cn: 3240
Aboard:  4   Fatalities: 4   Ground: 0
Route:  ?
Details:  The helicopter crashed while performing routine maintenance on power lines. The accident happened while the helicopter was approaching to land at a staging area. The pilot and crew of 3 were all killed. The accident was reported to be caused by an improperly secured external bag coming loose and striking the tail rotor of the helicopter.

Date:  December 13,, 2017      Time: 1815
Location:  Near Fond-du-Lac, Saskatchewan
Operator:  West Wind Aviation
AC Type:  ATR42-320
Reg:  C-GWEA         cn: 240
Aboard:  25   Fatalities: 1   Ground: 0
Route:  Fond-du-Lac - Stony Rapids
Details:  Shortly after taking off, the aircraft lost altitude and descended into trees. All 22 passengers and 3 crew survived but there were several injuries. One passenger died two weeks after the accident.

Left side view of the ATR-42 that crashed just after taking off from the Fond du Lac airport in northern Saskatchewan on Dec. 13, 2017.

Date:  November 15, 2017      Time: 0800
Location:  Empakaai, Tanzania
Operator:  Costal Aviation
AC Type:  Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Reg:  5H-EGG         cn: 208B-0476
Aboard:  11   Fatalities: 11  Ground: 0
Route:  Arusha - Serengeti
Details:  The chartered Cessna was flying tourists from Kilimanjaro to Arusha. The plane circled for 30 minuets due to poor weather conditions before crashing.

Date:  October 14, 2017      Time: 0830
Location:  Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Operator:  Valan International Cargo Charter
AC Type:  Antonov AN-26-100
Reg:  ER-AVB         cn: 3204
Aboard:  10   Fatalities: 4  Ground: 0
Route:  Burkina Faso - Abidjan
Details:  The cargo plane, carrying French military cargo, crashed in shallow waters along the coastline while on final approach to Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport. The plane was carrying 6 Moldovan crew members and 4 French army personnel. Four crewmembers were killed.

Date:  Sept 30, 2017       Time: 0855
Location:  Kinshasa, DR Congo
Operator:  DR Congo Air Force     
AC Type:  Antonov An-12B
Reg:  EX-001             cn: 5343606
Aboard:  12   Fatalities: 12   Ground: 0
Route:  Kinshana, - Bukavu
Details:  The military transport crashed about 100 meters east of Kinshasa, shortly after taking off. A witness stated the plane caught fire shortly after leaving the runway. The aircraft was being flown by a Ukrainian crew, charted by the military. The plane was carrying vehicles and weapons. There were no passengers aboard.

Date:  September 08, 2017      Time: 12:40
Location:  Medford, New Jersey
Operator:  Herlihy Helicopters Inc.
AC Type:  Schweitzer 269C
Reg:  N2091E           cn: S1837
Aboard:  2    Fatalities: 2   Ground: 0
Route:  Sightseeing
Details:  Country western singer, Troy Gentry, of the country music duo Montgomery, was killed when the helicopter he was flying in crashed in New Jersey. The pilot made a distress call to the airport before he crashed near the end of the runway while attempting to land at Flying W Airport.

Date:  July 10, 2017      Time: 1600
Location:  Near Itta Bena, Mississipi
Operator:  USMC
AC Type:  Lockheed KC-130T Hercules
Reg:  1650000         cn: 382-5303
Aboard:  16   Fatalities: 16  Ground: 0
Route:  Cherry Point, NC - El Centro, CA
Details:  While en route, the Marine Corps transport suffered an exlosion and structural failure at 20,000 ft., spiraled down and crashed into a soybean field.

Date:  June 28, 2017      Time: 1015
Location:  Mount Gambier, South Australia
Operator:  Angel Flight
AC Type:  Socata TB1-10 Tobago
Reg:  VH-YTM         cn: 1518
Aboard:  3   Fatalities: 3  Ground: 0
Route:  Suttontown - Adelaide
Details:  The medical flight crashed 3 km south of Mount Gambier Airport in heavy fog. The plane had just taken off and was bound for Adelaide with a patient and her daughter. Angel Flight is used to help people in rural areas access medical treatment.

Date:  June 7, 2017      Time: 1335
Location:  Off Dawei, Myanmar
Operator:  Myanmar Air Force      
AC Type:  Shaanxi Y-8F-200W
Reg:  5820             cn: ?
Aboard:  122   Fatalities: 122   Ground: 0
Route:  Myeik - Yangon
Details:  The transport plane carrying military personnel and their familiies, left Myeik for a return trip to Yangon. The aircraft was at FL 180 when contact by air traffic control was lost 29 minutes into the flight. The plane crashed about 20 miles west of Dawei in the Andaman Sea. There were 108 passengers and a crew of 14 aboard.

Date:  May 27, 2017      Time: 1402
Location:  Tenzing, Nepal
Operator:  Summit Air      Flight: 409
AC Type:  Let L-410UVP-E20
Reg:  9N-AKY             cn: 2917
Aboard:  3    Fatalities: 2   Ground: 0
Route:  Kathmandu - Tenzling
Details:  The cargo plane crashed short of the runway threshhold whille attempting to land at Lukla-Tenzing Airport, coming to rest on a steep wooded area close to the airport perimeter fence. Both the pilot and copilot were killed.

Date:  May 15, 2017      Time: 1530
Location:  Carlstadt,, New Jersey
Operator:  A&C Big Sky Aviation
AC Type:  Learjet 35A-452
Reg:  N452DA         cn: 35A-452
Aboard:  2   Fatalities: 2  Ground: 0
Route:  Philadelphia, PA -Carlstadt, NJ
Details:  While on approach to Teteboro Airport, the aircraft impacted the ground, 3,200 ft short of runway 01, crashing into industrial buildings and catching fire. Both pilots were killed.

Date:  May 5, 2017      Time: 0653
Location:  Charleston, West Virginia
Operator:  Air Cargo Carriers
AC Type:  Shorts 300-200
Reg:  N334AC         cn: SH-3029
Aboard:  2   Fatalities: 2  Ground: 0
Route:  Louisville - Charleston
Details:  The cargo plane was destroyed when it crashed while attempting to land on runway 05 at Charleston Yeager Airport. After touching down hard, the aircraft when off the left side of the runway and fell into a wooded ravine.

Date:  April 18, 2017      Time: 1200
Location:  Near Pulumur,Tunceli Provence, Turkey
Operator:  Military - Emniyet Genel
AC Type:  Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk
Reg:  ?             cn: ?
Aboard:  12    Fatalities: 12   Ground: 0
Route:  ?
Details:  The helicopter crashed 10 minutes after taking off in adverse weather conditions which included heavy rain and fog. The helicopter was carrying 7 policemen, a judge, a soldier and 3 crew members.

Date:  April 18, 2017      Time:
Location:  Ma'rib Provence, Yemen
Operator:  Military - Saudi Armed Forces
AC Type:  Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk
Reg:        cn: ?
Aboard:  12    Fatalities: 12   Ground: 0
Route:  ?
Details:  The Black Hawk helicopter was shot dow by a Pantir S1 surface to air missile in Yemen by friendly fire.
Date:  March 10, 2017      Time: 1120
Location:  Istanbul, Turkey
Operator:  Swan Aviation
AC Type:  Sikorsky S-76C
Reg:  TC-HEZ         cn: 760717
Aboard:  7   Fatalities: 7  Ground: 0
Route:  Istanbul - Bozuyuk
Details:  The helicopter crashed on a highway after hitting a TV tower, six minutes after taking off. The helicopter was carrying an executive of the Eczacibasi group of companies, four of his Russian guests and two pilots.

Date:  March 5, 2017      Time: 1400
Location:  Shiojiri, Japan
Operator:  Nagano Air Rescue
AC Type:  Bell 412EP
Reg:  JA97NA       cn: 36135
Aboard:  9   Fatalities: 3    Ground: 0
Route:  Training
Details:  The rescue helicopter was found crashed and inverted on the eastern slopes of Mount Hachibuse. The helicopter carried 7 firefighters, the pilot and a mechanic. The helicopter was on a training flight.
Date:  February 21, 2017      Time: 0900
Location:  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian Corporate Jet Centres PTY. LTD
AC Type:  Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Reg:  VH-ZCR      cn: BB1544
Aboard:  5    Fatalities: 5   Ground: 0
Route:  Melbourne - King Island
Details:  The charter flight was just seconds into it's flight when it was observed flying low, before it nose diving into a building at a shopping center and bursting into flames. The pilot made two mayday calls before the aircraft crashed. It is reported the plane suffered engine failure.

Date:  January 24, 2017      Time: 0610
Location:  Near Campo Felice, Italy
Operator:  Inaer Aviation
AC Type:  Agusta Westland AW139
Reg:  EC-KJT         cn: 31104
Aboard:  6    Fatalities: 6   Ground: 0
Route:  Rescue
Details:  The air ambulance helicopter was evacuating an injured skier when it fell from an altitude of 2,000 feet killing all 6 aboard.

Date:  January 16, 2017      Time: 0719
Location:  Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Operator:  My Cargo Airlines (ACT Airlines)
AC Type:  Boeing 747-412F
Reg:  TC-MCL         cn: 32897/1322
Aboard:  4   Fatalities: 4  Ground: 35
Route:  Hong Kong - Bishkiek - Istanbul
Details:  While approaching Bishkiek for a fuel stop, the cargo plane crashed past the end of the runway destroying 23 houses. Four crew members and 33 people were killed on the ground. THe weather at the time of the accident was freezing fog.

Date:  December 25 2016      Time: 0527
Location:  Near Adar, Russia
Operator:  Russian Air Force
AC Type:  Tupolev 154B-2
Reg:  RA-85572       cn: 83A-572
Aboard:  92   Fatalities: 92    Ground: 0
Route:  Chkalovsky AB -Ader - Latakia, Syria
Details:  The plane, carrying the Alexandrov Emsemble choir, reporters and service men, made a climbout out of Ader, turned back towards the coastline and crashed into the waters of the Black Sea about a mile offshore.


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