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8/12/1985: A Japan Air Lines Boeing 747SR crashes into Mount Otsuka killing over 500 souls



7/28/1945: In heavy fog, a United States military plane crashes into the Empire State Building, killing 14 people.

7/25/2000: An Air France Concorde jet crashes upon takeoff in Paris on this day in 2000, killing 105 onboard as well as 4 on the ground.


7/17/2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over the Ukraine-Russia border killing all 298 on board


7/17/1996: Out of JFK, a TWA Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 800) bound for Paris explodes over the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 230 souls aboard.


International investigators have accused three Russians and one Ukrainian of taking part in the attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a passenger plane that was shot down nearly five years ago, killing all 298 people on board.



Three Russians, Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinskiy and Oleg Pulatov, were named, along with Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko.
The flight was on its way from Amsterdam to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur in July 2014, when it was shot out of the sky over territory held by pro-Russian separatists…..”

5/4/2002: An EAS Airline plane crashes into the town of Kano, Nigeria, killing 148 people.


“……The Executive Airline Services twin-engine plane took off from Kano at about 1:30 p.m. with 76 people on board headed for Lagos…..[T]he plane immediately showed signs of distress before plunging toward the ground. It then ripped through a working-class neighborhood……About three full blocks of structures were destroyed.

Many of the victims on the ground were burned to death……”


Last night: Plane slides off runway in Florida. All safe!

3/27/1977: Two 747 jumbo jets crash into each other on the runway at an airport in the Canary Islands, killing 582 passengers and crew members

Severe turbulence tossed terrified passengers and crew around a Turkish Airlines plane cabin as it passed over Maine on Saturday, with 30 people suffering bumps, bruises, cuts and a broken leg before the flight landed safely at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport





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