Previous fatal aircraft accidents in the region

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There have been a number of aviation accidents in the KX viewing area going back to 1999.

The data was pulled from the National Transportation Safety Board’s database of aviation accidents.

The list below, going back to 1999, is only those accidents in the KX viewing area resulting in fatalities:

  • July 17, 2018: A Cessna crashed in the Missouri River near Ft. Rice, killing the pilot.
  • June 9, 2016: A private plane carrying a pilot and two passengers crashed near Wishek, killing all three on board.
  • June 4, 2012: A private plane crashed near Zahl, north of Williston, killing the pilot.
  • July 25, 2011: A private plane crashed near Williston, killing the pilot.
  • May 3, 2009: A private plane carrying a pilot and a passenger crashed near Surrey, killing the two.
  • April 11, 2008: A private plane carrying a pilot and a passenger crashed near Roseglen, killing the two.
  • June 5, 2007: A crop spraying plane crashed near Watford City, killing the pilot.
  • August 3, 2006: A plane collided with a power line near Underwood, killing the pilot.
  • October 20, 2004: A plane crashed near Ashley, killing the pilot.
  • August 11, 2004: A plane crashed near Mylo, killing the pilot.
  • September 3, 2002: A plane carrying a pilot and a passenger crashed near Tappen, killing both on board.
  • August 10, 2001: A plane crashed near Hazelton, killing the pilot.
  • June 25, 1999: A plane crashed near Mandan, killing the pilot.

The worst aviation accident in North Dakota going back to 1967, occurred May 1, 1981, near Williston, when 8 people were killed in the crash of a BELL UH-1B helicopter.

On December 24, 1973, 6 people were killed near New Salem when their plane crashed on the way to Casper, Wyoming.

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