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July 17: the worst day in aviation history
17 July 2017

The 17th of July is the worst day in aviation history with 927 fatalities in 17 airliner accidents, according to ASN data.

The average over the period 1946-2016 is 11 accidents 234 fatalities.

 

17 JUL 1946 Curtiss C-46 ANDESA 30
17 JUL 1948 Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina Cathay Pacific Airways 25
17 JUL 1950 Douglas C-47 Indian National Airways 22
17 JUL 1955 Convair CV-340 Braniff International Airways 22
17 JUL 1958 Curtiss C-46 Dominicana de Aviacion 2
17 JUL 1963 Curtiss C-46 Air America 6
17 JUL 1994 Yakovlev 40 Sankuru Air Service 5
17 JUL 1994 Britten-Norman BN-2B Islander Air Martinique 6
17 JUL 1995 DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 Merpati Nusantara Airlines 1
17 JUL 1996 Boeing 747-131 Trans World Airlines – TWA 230
17 JUL 1996 DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 Aerolatino 1
17 JUL 1997 Fokker F-27 Friendship Sempati Air Transport 28
17 JUL 1998 Ilyushin 78 Air Sofia 10
17 JUL 2000 Boeing 737-2A8 Alliance Air 55
17 JUL 2002 DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 Skyline Airways 4
17 JUL 2007 Airbus A320-233 TAM Linhas Aéreas 187
17 JUL 2012 Canadair CRJ-200ER SkyWest Airlines 1
17 JUL 2014 Boeing 777-2H6ER Malaysia Airlines 298