Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

5/25/1979: American Airlines Flight 191, the worst domestic air crash in U.S. history.

More than 100 people are feared dead after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed and burned after takeoff from Havana, Cuba.

NY Post

5/6/1937: The German airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built, explodes over Lakehurst, New Jersey killing 36.

Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday has an explosion and chaos reigns and 1 person is dead


An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers, their families and some refugees crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 souls (247 passengers; 10 crew) in what appeared to be the nation’s worst-ever aviation disaster.



Algerian state radio says that more than 100 people were killed in a military plane crash southwest of Algiers



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.


A plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed on landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, killing 49



A Russian military transport plane carrying 33 passengers and six crew members crashed on landing at an air base in Syria on Tuesday.

NY Times


A Russian airliner has crashed after leaving Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, killing all 65 passengers and six crew on board. The cause is unclear at this point.




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