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21 plane crashes in year 2003

List of the 21 airplane accidents that happened in year 2003 :

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Date : 25th December, 2003
Airline : UTA Guinée
Aircraft : Boeing 727-223
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Location : Cotonou, Benin
Fatalities : 151:163
25th December, 2003
UTA Guinée Boeing 727 with 163 people onboard crashes in Benin
The aircraft, on a chartered passenger flight from Cotonou (Benin) to Beirut, crashed while attempting to takeoff. Witnesses reported that the aircraft impacted a building, exploded, and…
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Date : 20th December, 2003
Airline : Gol Transportes Aéreos
Aircraft : Boeing B737-76N
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Location : Navegantes, Brazil
Fatalities : 0:149
20th December, 2003
Gol Transportes Aéreos Boeing B737 with 149 people onboard crashes in Brazil
Gol flight 1756 departed São Paulo for a passenger flight to Porto Alegre via Navegantes. After landing at Navegantes' runway 25, the Boeing 737 ran off the runway and crashed through a brick…
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Date : 18th December, 2003
Airline : Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas
Aircraft : DC-9-15F
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Location : Mitú, Colombia
Fatalities : 3:3
18th December, 2003
Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas DC-9-15F with 3 people onboard crashes in Colombia
The aircraft, on a cargo flight from El Yopal to Mitú, failed to arrive at its destination, and three hours later was declared missing. The DC-9 freighter has yet to be located, and the three…
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Date : 18th December, 2003
Airline : Federal Express (Fed Ex)
Aircraft : MD-10-10F
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Location : Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Fatalities : 0:7
18th December, 2003
Federal Express (Fed Ex) MD-10 freighter with 7 people onboard crashes in Tennessee, USA
The aircraft, on a scheduled cargo flight from Oakland, California, to Memphis International Airport, crashed while attempting to land on runway at Memphis. For undetermined reasons, the…
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Date : 29th November, 2003
Airline : Congolese Air Force
Aircraft : Antonov AN-26
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Location : Boende, Congo
Fatalities : 20:24 + 13
29th November, 2003
Congolese Air Force Antonov 26 with 24 people onboard crashes in Congo
The aircraft, operating on a passenger flight between Boende and Kinshasa, crashed while attempting its third takeoff attempt after two previous aborted takeoffs. The Antonov overran the…
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Date : 22nd November, 2003
Airline : Hydro Air Cargo
Aircraft : Boeing 747-258C
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Location : Lagos, Nigeria
Fatalities : 0:4
22nd November, 2003
Hydro Air Cargo Boeing 747 with 4 people onboard crashes in Nigeria
The aircraft, on a cargo flight to Lagos' Murtalah Mohammed Airport, collided with construction equipment after being cleared to land on a closed runway. A NOTAM was to inform about the runway…
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Date : 22nd November, 2003
Airline : DHL Cargo
Aircraft : Airbus A300-B4
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Location : Baghdad, Iraq
Fatalities : 0:3
22nd November, 2003
DHL Cargo Airbus A300 with 3 people onboard crashes in Iraq
The aircraft was on a cargo flight from Baghdad to Bahrein. It was impacted by a surface-to-air missile shortly after takeoff from the Baghdad International Airport (Irak). The wing and wing…
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Date : 24th August, 2003
Airline : Tropical Airways
Aircraft : Let 410
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Location : Cap Haitien, Haiti
Fatalities : 21:21
24th August, 2003
Tropical Airways Let 410 with 21 people onboard crashes in Haiti
The aircraft departed Cap Haitien for a passenger flight to Port de Paix. Shortly after takeoff, eyewitnesses reported seeing smoke coming from the aircraft's forward door. The aircraft then…
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Date : 8th July, 2003
Airline : Sudan Airways
Aircraft : Boeing 737-2J8C
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Location : Port Sudan, Sudan
Fatalities : 116:117
8th July, 2003
Sudan Airways Boeing 737 with 117 people onboard crashes in Sudan
The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger flight from Port Sudan to Khartoum (Sudan). Several minutes after take-off, the crew reported some troubles to the Air Traffic Control. Then, the…
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Date : 22nd June, 2003
Airline : Brit Air (Air France)
Aircraft : Canadair CRJ-100
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Location : Brest, France
Fatalities : 1:24
22nd June, 2003
Brit Air (Air France) Canadair CRJ-100 with 24 people onboard crashes in France
The plane was on a scheduled passenger flight (Flight 5672) from Nantes (France) to Brest (France). It crashed short of runway while attempting to land at Brest airport. During the approach…
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Date : 26th May, 2003
Airline : Ukranian Mediterranean Airline
Aircraft : Yakovlev YAK-42D
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Location : Macka, Turkey
Fatalities : 75:75
26th May, 2003
Ukranian Mediterranean Airline Yakovlev YAK-42D with 75 people onboard crashes in Turkey
The aircraft, on a military charter flight from Kabul, Afghanistan to Zaragoza, Spain, crashed while on its third landing attempt for a refueling stop at the Black Sea port city of Trabzon.…
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Date : 8th May, 2003
Airline : Ukrainian Cargo Airways
Aircraft : Ilyushin IL-76MD
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Location : Kinshasa, Congo
Fatalities : 140:200
8th May, 2003
Ukrainian Cargo Airways Ilyushin IL-76MD with 200 people onboard crashes in Congo
The cargo aircraft was leased to the Congolese Ministry of Defense and had been operating in Congo since December, 2002 (the aircraft had the ability to carry passengers). On a passenger…
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Date : 6th March, 2003
Airline : Air Algerie
Aircraft : Boeing 737-2T4
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Location : Tamanrasset, Algeria
Fatalities : 102:103
6th March, 2003
Air Algerie Boeing 737 with 103 people onboard crashes in Algeria
Air Algérie flight 6289 originated in Tamanrasset (South Algeria) and was bound for Algiers, with an intermediate stop at Ghardaia. There were 97 passengers and 6 crewmembers onboard this…
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Date : 20th February, 2003
Airline : Pakistan Air Force
Aircraft : Fokker F-27
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Location : Kohat, Pakistan
Fatalities : 17:17
20th February, 2003
Pakistan Air Force Fokker F-27 with 17 people onboard crashes in Pakistan
The aircraft departed Islamabad for a military flight to Kohat Air Base. Pakistani air force chief was to conduct an annual inspection of the air base. The aircraft crashed into the side of a…
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Date : 19th February, 2003
Airline : Iranian Revolutionary Guard
Aircraft : Ilyushin IL-76MD
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Location : SE Kerman, Iran
Fatalities : 275:275
19th February, 2003
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Ilyushin IL-76MD with 275 people onboard crashes in Iran
The aircraft was on a flight from Zahedan to Kerman. It crashed 330 feet below the peak of Sirach Mountain approximately 35nm southeast of Kerman. Weather at the time of the accident was poor.…
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Date : 31st January, 2003
Airline : Euro Asia Aviation
Aircraft : Ilyushin IL-76TD
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Location : Baucau, East Timor
Fatalities : 6:6
31st January, 2003
Euro Asia Aviation Ilyushin IL-76TD with 6 people onboard crashes in East Timor
The aircraft, on a cargo flight from Macau, China, to Baucau, East Timor crashed short of the runway while attempting to land in foggy weather conditions. All the 6 people onboard were killed.
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Date : 26th January, 2003
Airline : VASP
Aircraft : Boeing 737-2M9
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Location : Rio Branco, Brazil
Fatalities : 0:93
26th January, 2003
VASP Boeing 737 with 93 people onboard crashes in Brazil
The aircraft, on a passenger flight from Belém and Manaus, crash-landed short of runway 06 at Rio Branco in poor weather conditions. The Boeing skidded approximately 2,000 feet across the runway…
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Date : 17th January, 2003
Airline : Air Nostrum (Iberia)
Aircraft : Fokker F-50
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Location : Melilla, Spain
Fatalities : 0:19
17th January, 2003
Air Nostrum (Iberia) Fokker F-50 with 19 people onboard crashes in Spain
The aircraft was on a passenger flight from Malaga to Melilla and was operating as Iberia Regional 8276. It overran the runway while landing at Melilla in heavy winds. 9 passengers sustained…
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Date : 9th January, 2003
Airline : TANS
Aircraft : Fokker F-28
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Location : Cerro Coloque, Peru
Fatalities : 46:46
9th January, 2003
TANS Fokker F-28 with 46 people onboard crashes in Peru
The aircraft was on a passenger flight from Chiclayo to Chachapoyas. A few minutes before landing at its destination airport, the crew declared an emergency. The aircraft disappeared from…
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Date : 8th January, 2003
Airline : Turkish Airlines
Aircraft : Avro RJ100
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Location : Diyarbakir, Turkey
Fatalities : 75:80
8th January, 2003
Turkish Airlines Avro RJ100 with 80 people onboard crashes in Turkey
The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger flight from Istanbul to Diyarbakir. Due to the bad weather conditions at the destination airport, it had to perform a non-precision approach. But it…
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Date : 8th January, 2003
Airline : Air Midwest Airlines
Aircraft : Beechcraft 1900D
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Location : Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Fatalities : 21:21
8th January, 2003
Air Midwest Airlines Beechcraft 1900D with 21 people onboard crashes in North Carolina, USA
The aircraft took off from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport for a scheduled commuter flight to Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina. Shortly after lift off, the aircraft suddenly…