Video encyclopedia

Flashback calendar

Air Niugini Flight 73 crashes into Chuuk Lagoon

Air Niugini Flight 73 was a scheduled service from Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. In 2018, the flight, operated by a Boeing 737, landed short of the runway at Chuuk International Airport in Weno and came to rest in Chuuk Lagoon. Locals in small boats rescued most passengers and all crew members.

Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami

A shallow, large earthquake struck in the neck of the Minahasa Peninsula, Indonesia, with its epicentre located in the mountainous Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi. The magnitude 7.5 quake was located 77 km away from the provincial capital Palu and was felt as far away as Samarinda on East Kalimantan and also in Tawau, Malaysia.

Typhoon Megi makes landfall in eastern China

Typhoon Megi, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Helen, was a large and powerful tropical cyclone which affected Taiwan and eastern China in 2016. It is the seventeenth named storm and the seventh typhoon of the annual typhoon season.

Sita Air Flight 601 crashes

Sita Air Flight 601 was a Nepalese domestic passenger flight, operated by Sita Air from Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal's capital Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. In 2012, the Dornier 228 serving the route crashed while attempting an emergency landing at Kathmandu shortly after take off, killing all 19 people on board.

Oaxaca landslide

Throughout Oaxaca, damage from the storm was estimated to be at least 2 billion MXN. In Veracruz, Mexico, the combined damage from Matthew and earlier Hurricane Karl wrought roughly 100 billion MXN in damage; it is unknown exactly how much of the total is due to Matthew.

The cruise ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea

MS Estonia was a cruise ferry built in 1979 at the German shipyard Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The ship sank in 1994 in the Baltic Sea. It is the second-deadliest European shipwreck disaster to have occurred in peacetime and the deadliest peacetime shipwreck to have occurred in European waters.