Monday, 23 May 2016

History Speaks: Prominent Airline Accidents in 2016

After the the May 19 - EgyptAir Flight 804 Airbus A320 that disappeared from radar over the eastern Mediterranean Sea with 56 passengers and 10 crew on board, with all presumed dead - we review the most prominent accidents in 2016.


  • Debris left on Runway 22, Rostov-on-don Airport of Flydubai Flight 981
  • January 8 - West Air Sweden Flight 294, a Bombardier CRJ200 cargo freighter, crashes while in cruise near Akkajaure in Sweden. Both crew members on board are killed.
  • February 24 - Tara Air Flight 193, a Viking Air-built DHC-6 Twin Otter, flies into a storm and crashes into a mountain side at Dana, Myagdi district, Nepal killing all 23 on board.
  • February 26 - 2016 Air Kasthamandap crash, an Air Kasthamandap PAC 750XL crash lands, killing the two crew members and injuring nine passengers in Nepal.
  • March 19 - Flydubai Flight 981, a Boeing 737-800, crashes while landing at Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in poor weather. All 62 people on board are killed.
  • April 4 - Batik Air Flight 7703, a Boeing 737-800, collides with an ATR 42 on the runway at Halim Perdanakusma Airport in Jakarta. Both aircraft are substantially damaged.
  • April 13 - In the 2016 Sunbird Aviation crash, a Britten-Norman Islander crashes short of the
  • runway while landing at Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. All 12 people on board are killed.
  • April 29 - In the 2016 Turøy helicopter crash, a Eurocopter EC225L Super Puma helicopter, crashed near Turøy, an island off of Norway. All 13 passengers and crew on board were killed.
  • May 18 - 2016 Silk Way Airlines Antonov An-12 crash, a Silk Way Airlines Antonov An-12 cargo plane crashes after an engine failure, killing seven and injuring two.
History Speaks: Prominent Airline Accidents in 2016
May 19 - EgyptAir Flight 804, an Airbus A320, disappears from radar over the eastern Mediterranean Sea. There were 56 passengers and 10 crew on board, with all presumed dead. - Online Sources 
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