Air Crash

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DateCountryDetail
06/09/1952
United Kingdom Twenty seven people are killed when a jet fighter breaks up over the crowd at an airshow in Hampshire.
10/01/1954
United Kingdom Thirty-five people are missing, believed dead, after a BOAC Comet jet airliner crashes into the Mediterranean.
19/10/1954
United Kingdom The public inquiry into the crashes of two Comet air craft within months of each other hears that the most likely explanation is metal fatigue.
03/02/1959
United States An air crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, claimed the lives of rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson.
15/02/1961
Belgium At least 73 people are killed when a Boeing 707 jet airliner crashes at Berg, near Brussels airport.
18/09/1961
Zimbabwe United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold is killed in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
29/11/1963
Canada A Trans-Canada airlines DC8 crashes into a field near Montreal killing all 118 people on board.
24/01/1966
France 117 die as an Air India airliner crashes into Mont Blanc
05/03/1966
Japan A BOAC Boeing 707 crashes into Mount Fuji in Japan killing all 124 people on board, just 25 minutes after take-off.
10/12/1967
United States Otis Redding dies at the age of 26 in an air crash of his private plane in Wisconsin.
04/01/1969
United Kingdom 50 die as an airliner crashes into house near Gatwick airport
05/03/1973
France Sixty-eight passengers and crew die when two Spanish aircraft collide in mid-air over France.
03/03/1974
France A Turkish Airlines DC10 crashes near Paris, en route to London, killing all 345 people on board.
29/11/1975
United Kingdom Motor Racing's Graham Hill is killed in an air crash.
13/10/1976
Bolivia A Boeing 707 plane crashes into a street in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing more than 100 people.

 

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