A staggering 29 aircraft disasters recorded this Year

As reported by many news sources, yet another plane has lost contact during a trip. This comes on the heels of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 which is still missing, and Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down.

AirAsia flight carrying Sixteen children and one infant among the 162 passengers is said to had an impact some where in the JAVA sea. Because there has been no sightings of the plane crash or debris the fact is yet unknown.

Take a look at this. At least 17 civilian accidents and incidents, 8 military and 1 space-related (the Virgin VSS test flight). Also 2 hijackings are recorded this year. 

Namely: Civilian
  •  MH17, 298 dead.
  • MH370, 239 dead.
  • Air AlgĂ©rie Flight 5017, 116 dead.
  • TransAsia Airways Flight 222, 48 dead.
  • Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915, 39 dead.
  • Nepal Airlines Flight 183, 18 dead.
  • 014 Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force An-74 crash, carrying politicians, 16 dead.
  • 2014 Santos Cessna Citation accident, carrying presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, 7 dead.
  • Bedford, Massachusetts Gulfstream IV crash, carrying Lewis Katz, co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 dead.
  • Gaithersburg,Maryland Phenom 100 crash, 6 dead.
  • Haughey Air AgustaWestland AW139 crash, carrying Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond, 4 dead.
  • 2014 Wichita King Air crash, 4 dead.
  • Moscow's Vnukovo crash of a Falcon 50, carrying Christophe de Margerie, Total's CEO at the time.
  • 2014 SOCATA TBM crash, 2 dead.
  • KOMO-TV news helicopter crash, 2 dead.
  • 2014 Romania Britten-Norman Islander crash, 2 dead.
  • 2014 748 Air Services HS 748 crash, 1 dead. 
  • 2014 Algeria Lockheed C-130 Hercules crash, 77 dead.
  • Ukrainian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76 shoot-down, 49 dead.
  • Egyptian Army Mi-17 crash in combat zone, 5 dead.
  • Norfolk helicopter crash, 4 dead.
  • 2014 Armenian Mil Mi-24 shootdown, 3 dead.
  • 2014 Olsberg mid-air collision, 2 dead.
  • USAF F-16 crash, 1 dead.
  • Jordan AF F-16 crash, 1 pilot captured by ISIS. 
  • VSS Enterprise crash, 1 dead.
  • Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702, hijacked by the co-pilot Hailemedhin Abera Tegegn seeking asylum in Switzerland. No casualties or injuries.
  • Pegasus Airlines Flight 751 hijacking, from Kharkiv to Istanbul, hijacked by an Ukrainian passenger who demanded a diversion to Sochi. The pilots tricked him and landed in Istanbul where he was arrested. No casualties or injuries. 
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A staggering 29 aircraft disasters recorded this Year A staggering 29 aircraft disasters recorded this Year Reviewed by Kanthala Raghu on December 29, 2014 Rating: 5
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