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Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes

The aircraft entered an aerodynamic stall from which it did not recover and crashed into a house in Clarence Center, New York, killing all 49 passengers and crew on board, as well as one person inside the house. The accident triggered a wave of inquiries about the operations of regional airlines in the United States.

Trolley Square shooting

The Trolley Square shooting was a mass shooting that occurred at Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, Utah. A gunman identified as Sulejman Talović killed five bystanders and wounded four others before being shot dead by several members of the Salt Lake City Police Department. Authorities were not able to determine a motive.

Murder of James Bulger

Two-year-old James Bulger was abducted, tortured and killed by two young boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables. Bulger was led away from the New Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle as his mother had taken her eyes off him momentarily. His mutilated body was found on a railway line 2.5 miles away in Walton, Liverpool, two days after his murder.