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A vintage Boeing B-17 crashed at the end of a runway while attempting to land at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut resulting in injuries and fatalities



9/25/1978: A Pacific Southwest Airlines jet collides in mid-air with a small Cessna over San Diego, killing 153 people


“…….The planes nose-dived straight into San Diego’s North Park neighborhood, destroying 22 homes and killing seven people on the ground. All 144 people on the 727 were killed, as well as both of the Cessna’s pilots……..”

9/1/1983: Soviet jet fighters intercept a Korean Airlines passenger flight in Russian airspace and shoot the plane down, killing 269 passengers and crewmembers.


August 28, 1988: At the Ramstein Air Base Air Show in Germany, 3 Italian jets collide in mid-air and fall into the crowd killing 69 injuring hundreds more.

“An air show involving military jets at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany turns tragic on August 28, 1988 when three jets collide in mid-air and fall into the crowd. Sixty-nine of the 100,000 spectators died and hundreds more were        injured………”

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…..”


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