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.

Date:  January 18, 2015     Time: ?
Location:  Near Abu adh Dhuhur Air Base, Syria
Operator:  Syrian Air Force
AC Type:  Antonov An-26
Reg:  YK-AND        cn: 3008
Aboard: 37      Fatalities: 31     Ground: 0
Route:  ?

The army transport crashed while attempting to land in fog after hitting electric lines. The Al Nursa front, claimed that it shot down the aircraft.

Date:  December 28 2014     Time: 0618
Location:  Java Sea
Operator:  AirAsia       Flight: 8501
AC Type:  Airbus A-320-216
Reg:  PK-AXC       cn: 3648
Aboard: 162      Fatalities: 162     Ground: 0
Route:  Surabaya - Singapore

The aircraft went missing while en route from Suabaya to Singapore. Contact was lost about 40 minutes after taking off. Before contact was lost, the pilot requested a route change due to weather conditions. Wreckage has been located in the Java Sea southwest of the island of Borneo.

Date:  December 24, 2014     Time: c1430
Location:  Near Piedecuesta, Colombia
Operator:  Alas de Columbia
AC Type:  Cessna T207A Turbo Stationair 8
Reg:  HK-4892      cn: 20700646
Aboard: 7      Fatalities: 7    Ground: 0
Route:  Bucaramanga - Málaga
Details:  After radioing air traffic control to report a problem with the engine oil pressure, the pilot attempted an emergency landing, but the aircraft crashed close to Mesa de los antos killing all seven aboard.

AP Photo

Date:  December 12, 2014     Time: 0620
Location:  Hokandara, Sri Lanka
Operator:  Military - Sri Lanka Air Force
AC Type:  Antonov AN-32B
Reg:  SCM-864      cn: 3509
Aboard: 5      Fatalities: 5    Ground: 0
Details:  The military plane crashed onto a rubber plantation after hitting the roof of at least one house. The pilot was attempting to land at Colombo Airport in Ratmalana in heavy fog.

Date:  December 8, 2014     Time: 10:45
Location:  Gaithersburg, Maryland
Operator:  Sage Aviation - Private
AC Type:  Embraer EMB 500 Phenom 100
Reg:  N200EQ      cn: 5000082
Aboard: 3      Fatalities: 3    Ground: 3
Details:  The plane was on approach to Montgomery County Airpark when it crashed a mile north of the airport into a houses on the 19000 block of Drop Forge Drive. All three aboard the jet were killed as well as a mother and her two children in a house the aircraft impacted.

Date:  December 3, 2014     Time: 09:30
Location:  Near Mariquita, Colombia
Operator:  Nacional de Aviación
AC Type:  Piper PA-31 350 Navajo Chieftain
Reg:  HK-4464      cn: 31-7952229
Aboard: 10      Fatalities: 10    Ground: 0
Route:  Guaymaral - Bahia Solano
Details:  The pilot stated he was making an emergency landing but crashed 8 miles from the Jose Celestino Mutis airport. The impact completely destroyed the plane. All 8 passengers and crew of 2 were killed.


Date:  December 2, 2014     Time: 0937
Location:  Off Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
Operator:  Ferg's Air Charter
AC Type:  Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Reg:  C6-REV      cn: 31-765062
Aboard: 11      Fatalities: 1    Ground: 0
Route:  Governors Harbour - Lynden Pindling Int.

The pilot of the charter aircraft radoed he had lost power after which he ditched the aircraft in shallow water 550 feet off shore, near Clifton Pier. One passenger was killed.

Date:  November 6, 2014     Time: 2030
Location:  Edmonton, Canada
Operator:  Air Canada Express       Flight: 8481
AC Type:  de Havilland Canada DHC-8
Reg:  C-GGBF       cn: 4433
Aboard: 75      Fatalities: 0    Ground: 0
Route:  Calgary - Grande Prairie
Details:  About 15 minutes into the flight, the pilot told passengers that they had blown a tire and would have to divert to Edmonton International Airport. Upon landing, the right main landing gear collapsed causing the propeller to break free and slice into the fuselage. Three passengers were injured.

Date:  October 4, 2014     Time: 0156
Location:  Wichita Falls, Texas
Operator:  Air Evac Lifeteam
AC Type:  Bell 206L
Reg:  ?
Aboard: 4      Fatalities: 2    Ground: 0
Route:  Waurika, OK - Wichita Falls, TX
Details:  The air ambulance crashed while trans poring a patient from Waurika, Oklahoma to United Regional Health Center. The patient and one nurse was killed and 2 crew members injured.




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