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A truck drives in a crowd of people in Lower Manhattan

A man drove a rented pickup truck into cyclists and runners for about one mile of the Hudson River Park's bike path alongside West Street from Houston Street south to Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The vehicle-ramming attack killed eight people, six of whom foreign tourists, and injured eleven others.

Terorrist plane attack

An Airbus A321-231 operating the Metrojet Flight 9268 was destroyed by a bomb above the northern Sinai following its departure from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, Egypt, en route to Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg, Russia. All 224 passengers and crew who were on board were killed.

VSS Enterprise crashes

Private spaceplane VSS Enterprise developed by Virgin Galactic for private space flights suffered a breakup during one of its test flights. One pilot died and the other suffered heavy injuries. Later investigation concluded that the breakup was the result of the premature activation by Alsbury of the air brake device used for atmospheric re-entry.

The Crash of EgyptAir 990

EgyptAir Flight 990 was a regularly scheduled flight from Los Angeles International Airport, United States, to Cairo International Airport, Egypt. The Boeing 767 operating the route crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 60 miles south of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, killing all 217 passengers and crew on board.

Hurricane Hattie strikes Belize killing more than 300 people

Hurricane Hattie came from an area of low pressure that turned into a tropical storm over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. The storm quickly became a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph. Hattie totally killed 319 people, most of them in Belize and some in Guatemala and Honduras.