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British Airways Flight 2276

Las Vegas, USA. On 8 September 2015 a Boeing 777-236ER operated by British Airways was on its takeoff run from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport when the left engine suffered a catastrophic failure resulting in a serious fire. The takeoff was aborted at high speed and all 170 passengers and crew on board were evacuated from the aircraft. As a result of this  accident, a number of passengers suffered physical and psychological injuries. For further information on this case please click here.

Shoreham Air Show Crash

On 22 August 2015, a Hawker Hunter T7 aircraft involved in an air show in Shoreham, West Sussex, crashed into the westbound carriageway of the A27 during an aerobatic manoeuvre, killing 11 and causing physical and psychological injuries to a group of people in close proximity to the point of impact. The pilot survived but sustained serious injuries. For further information on this case please click here

Germanwings Flight 4U-9525

On 24 March 2015, an Airbus A320 operated by Germanwings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, was flying from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany, with 144 passengers and six crew on board. Shortly after the aircraft reached cruising altitude it began to descend. No distress call was emitted and attempts by air traffic controllers to contact the aircraft were unsuccessful. Around ten minutes after the descent was initiated the aircraft impacted the mountainous terrain of the French Alps at high speed, killing all on board. For further information on this case please click here. 

Private flight, England

Alpi Pioneer 400. On 3 January 2015, the Pioneer 400 aircraft departed Bembridge Airfield, Isle of Wight, for a visual flight rules (VFR) flight to Bidford Airfield, near Evesham. The aircraft contained a family, two parents and one young child, and one of the parents was the pilot. For further information on this case please click here. 

Police Scotland (Bond Helicopters)

On 29 November 2013, a Police Scotland Eurocopter EC135 helicopter operated by Bond Helicopters came down on top of the Clutha pub in central Glasgow. The three occupants of the helicopter and seven ground victims were killed, and a number of people in the pub were injured. For further information on this case please click here. 

CHC Helicopters – Scotland

On 22 October 2012, a Eurocopter EC 225 Super Puma helicopter operated by CHC Helicopters was carrying oil rig workers from Aberdeen International Airport to the West Phoenix drilling rig.  About 32 miles south of Shetland, the helicopter was forced to make a controlled ditching into the North Sea due to a problem with the main gearbox lubrication system. All 17 passengers and two crew were rescued but there were physical and psychological injuries. For further information on this case please click here.

Sita Air – Nepal

On 28 September 2012, a Sita Air Dornier 228-202 crashed shortly after take-off from Kathmandu, Nepal, killing all 19 persons on board, including seven Britons. Nepal was a country with a poor flight safety record and this tragedy was the sixth fatal plane crash in the country in a two-year period. For further information on this case please click here. 

Royal Air Force – Scotland

On 3 July 2012, two Tornado GR4T aircraft of XV(Reserve) Squadron from RAF Lossiemouth collided over the Moray Firth while conducting separate training sorties. Three of the four crew on the two aircraft were killed and the surviving crew member received serious injuries. For further information on this case please click here. 

Dana Air – Nigeria

On 3 June 2012, a Dana Air Boeing / McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft flying from Abuja, Nigeria, crashed in a suburb five miles north of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in the capital city of Lagos. All 153 people on-board, and a number of people on the ground, were tragically killed. For further information on this case please click here. 

Manx2 - Republic of Ireland

On 10 February 2011, Manx2 Flight 1700 departed Belfast (Northern Ireland) to Cork (Ireland) carrying ten passengers and two crew. For further information on this case please click here. 

Pamir Airways Flight 112 – Afghanistan

On 17 May 2010, Pamir Airways Flight 112 was flying a domestic flight in Afghanistan from Kunduz to Kabul when it crashed into a mountain around 12 miles from Kabul airport. For further information on this case please click here. 

DC Helicopters – England

On 22 September 2009, a Schweizer 269C-1 helicopter departed from Blackpool Airport carrying an instructor and a student on a training flight. The US-manufactured helicopter was seen performing manoeuvres before a distress call was received at 12:10pm. For further information on this case please click here.