2014 in aviation

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 16, 2014) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 prepares to land on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). Ramage is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared King/Released) 140316-N-CH661-111
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This is a list of aviation-related events from 2014:



1 January
2 January
6 January
7 January
8 January
9 January
10 January
12 January
  • Thinking that they are landing at Branson Airport in Branson, Missouri, the pilots of Southwest Airlines Flight 4103, a Boeing 737-700 with 129 people on board, mistakenly land at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport eight miles (13 km) to the northwest. Although the runway is some 3,400 feet (1,036 meters) shorter and not intended for large commercial aircraft, the pilots are able to stop the plane without damage and with no injuries to passengers or crew, missing tumbling down a steep embankment at the end of the runway by only about 300 feet (91 meters).[11] The 737 takes off safely the following day.
19 January
  • An Israeli Air Force aircraft fires a missile at Ahmad Saad as he rides his motorcycle in the Gaza Strip in Israel '​s first targeted killing attempt there since April 2013. Israel claims that Saad is a Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative who specializes in the launching of rockets and was responsible for five rockets launched from the Gaza Strip at Ashkelon, Israel, on 16 January. The Israeli missile strike injures Saad and a 12-year-old boy.[12]
20 January
22 January
23 January
25 January
26 January
30–31 January (overnight)
  • Egyptian Apache attack helicopters fire dozens of missiles at houses, shops, vehicles, and other targets in Sheikh Zuweyid in Egypt '​s Sinai Peninsula, reportedly killing 13 suspected members of the Islamic militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis.[20]


1 February
  • Syrian military helicopters drop "barrel bombs" – barrels packed with explosives, fuel, and debris capable of leveling residential buildings – on rebel-held areas in and around Aleppo, killing 13 people in the Al-Bab District and at least 10 more elsewhere in the Aleppo area.[22]
4 February
  • Syrian aircraft drop barrel bombs on five Aleppo neighborhoods, killing at least five people.[23]
5 February
  • More than 700 people have died in Aleppo since 22 January, the vast majority of them civilians killed in barrel-bomb attacks by Syrian aircraft. One estimate places the death toll at 1,242.[23]
7 February
11 February
16 February
17 February
19–20 February (overnight)
23 February
  • Pakistani airstrikes kill at least 38 Islamic militants and destroy six of their hideouts in the Tirah Valley in Pakistan '​s Khyber Agency.[49]
24 February
25 February
  • Pakistani aircraft carry out early morning airstrikes in South Waziristan and in the Shawal valley and Dattakhel areas of North Waziristan, Pakistan, reportedly killing at least 30 people which Pakistani security officials describe as terrorists.[49][51]
26 February
27 February
28 February


5 March
6 March
7 March
  • Russian troops ram a truck through the gate of a Ukrainian Air Force base outside Sevastopol, Ukraine, seize part of the base, and threaten to shoot the base '​s Ukrainian personnel if they do not surrender the rest of the base. The Russians withdraw after the Ukrainians refuse to surrender.[59]
8 March
10 March
  • NATO officials announce that NATO aircraft will fly reconnaissance missions over Poland and Romania that will peer into Russia. NATO apparently intends the announcement of the otherwise routine flights to signal to Russia that NATO is monitoring Russian actions closely during the Crimean crisis.[63]
11 March
12 March
  • As the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine fires 60 rockets into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, Israel retaliates with 29 airstrikes, but neither side suffers casualties.[65]
13 March
15 March
  • After 60 Russian troops and three Russian armored personnel carriers seize a natural gas pumping station on Arabat Spit in Ukraine '​s Kherson Oblast in the first Russian military action of the Crimean crisis against Ukrainian territory outside the Crimea, Ukrainian aircraft scramble in response and Ukrainian paratroopers take up positions to contain the Russians. Two hours after the initial Russian incursion, Russian helicopters land 60 more Russian troops at Strilkove; they seize the village to reinforce the Russian position at the pumping station.[66]
18 March
  • A Eurocopter AS350 B2 helicopter operated by Helicopters, Inc., under lease to KOMO-TV crashes into the street below immediately after takeoff from its rooftop helipad in downtown Seattle, Washington, exploding and setting three cars on fire. Both men in the helicopter die, and a man in one of the cars suffers life-threatening burns.[67]
  • Air Canada suspends flights to Caracas, Venezuela, claiming that it can no longer guarantee safe operations there in the face of civil unrest in Venezuela.[68]
19 March
  • In retaliation for the explosion of a bomb that Israel claims the Syrian Army planted or assisted Hizbollah in planting that wounded four Israeli soldiers the previous day, Israeli Air Force planes strike three Syrian Army targets – a military headquarters, a training facility, and an artillery battery – near Quneitra in the Golan Heights, killing one Syrian soldier and wounding seven.[69]
22 March
23 March
24 March
27 March
28 March


1 April
3 April
  • Tragedy strikes as 222 people attempt to set a skydiving record over Eloy, Arizona, for formation jumping when one of them, 46-year-old German skydiver Diana Paris, falls to her death after her parachute malfunctions.[76]
13 April
  • A 14-year-old Dutch girl identified as "Sarah" tweets to American Airlines pretending to be a member of Al-Qaeda and claiming that she plans to "do something really big" on 1 June 2014. Within six minutes, the airline responds, saying that it has forwarded her IP address to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. On 14 April, Rotterdam police arrest her; they release her on 15 April. The incident sparks a debate on Twitter between those criticizing the girl for the prank and those criticizing authorities for reacting harshly to pranks and prompts at least a dozen other teenagers to tweet prank terrorist threats to American Airlines and Southwest Airlines.[77][78]
  • A man acting strangely aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago, Illinois, to Sacramento, California – at one point emerging from a lavatory soaking wet – attempts to open the aircraft '​s door while in flight, seeking to jump out. Passengers and air marshals subdue him, and the plane makes an emergency landing in Omaha, Nebraska, where the man is taken into custody.[79]
14 April
  • Google confirms that it has purchased Titan Aerospace, a manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Google plans to use Titan Aerospace to develop UAVs capable of bringing Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. The UAVs are to supplement Google '​s Project Loon, which employs huge helium balloons for the same purpose. Titan Aerospace can produce UAVs which can remain airborne for up to five years without refueling or landing.[80]
15 April
  • Heavy gunfire erupts when a Ukrainian jet attempts to land at Kramatorsk, Ukraine, at an airfield under blockade by pro-Russian forces. Ukrainian troops arrive by helicopter and repeatedly open fire on pro-Russian protesters to keep them away from the airfield '​s perimeter fence.[81]
16 April
19 April
20 April
21 April
  • A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 operating as Flight 192 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Bangalore, India, experiences a right-hand landing gear malfunction upon takeoff and makes a successful emergency landing.[90]
  • Yemeni forces supported by American unmanned aerial vehicles continue attacks against a major al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula training camp in Yemen. The Government of Yemen claims that 55 of the terrorist group '​s members have been killed in the two days of attacks.[91]
24 April
25 April
26 April
29 April
30 April


1 May
  • A Syrian government helicopter drops three barrel bombs on a marketplace in the rebel-held Hillok district of Aleppo, killing at least 33 people. One report places the death toll at 44.[102]
2 May
  • Pro-Russian separatists shoot down two Ukrainian military Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name "Hind") helicopters, one reportedly with a surface-to-air missile, as Ukrainian troops attack separatists in Sloviansk, Ukraine. Two crewmen aboard the helicopters die and the separatists capture and hospitalize the pilot of one of the downed helicopters. A Ukrainian Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name "Hip") helicopter reportedly carrying medics is damaged during the fighting, with one person on board wounded.[105][106]
3–4 May (overnight)
4 May
5 May
  • Heavy machine gun fire from pro-Russian separatists shoots down a Ukrainian military Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name "Hind") helicopter near Sloviansk, Ukraine. The helicopter crashes in a river, and Ukrainian security personnel rescue its crew.[108][106]
12 May
13 May
15 May
17 May
21 May
24 May
26 May
28 May
  • The search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on 8 March, is suspended, having found no trace of the aircraft. It will not resume until October, after an extensive underwater mapping effort in the next planned search area is completed.[126][127]
29 May
31 May


1 June
2 June
  • The Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered aircraft makes its maiden flight over Payerne, Switzerland. In a 2-hour 17-minute flight, pilot Markus Scherdel climbs to an altitude of 1,800 meters (5,905 feet) and tests the aircraft in a series of maneuvers, beginning a test-flight program that will last for several months. Plans call for Solar Impulse 2 to become the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the earth in 2015.[131]
  • Libyan Army helicopters strike Islamic militant targets in eastern Benghazi, Libya.[132]
6 June
8 June
8–9 June (overnight)
9 June
  • As a team of American and Afghan troops patrolling Afghanistan '​s Arghandab District attempt to board a helicopter, they come under attack by Islamic militants. A United States Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber conducts an airstrike against the attackers but mistakenly hits the American-Afghan team, killing five American troops.[136]
  • A violent storm with wind gusts of up to 150 km/hr (93 mph) strikes Düsseldorf Airport in Düsseldorf, Germany, forcing the airport to close for an hour. Ten departing flights are cancelled and ten arriving flghts are diverted to other airports.[137]
10 June
  • Pakistan announces that it has resumed air attacks s against Islamic militants and that airstrikes in the Tirah Valley have killed 25 militants.[135]
  • According to Pakistani officials, "three or four" Islamic militants attack a Karachi Airport Security Force base at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, shutting down the airport for the second time in two days. Security forces repel them.[135]
  • The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announces publicly that it had approved the first commercial UAV flight over land in the United States and that the flight had taken place on 8 June.[133]
11 June
  • Missiles fired by an American unmanned aerial vehicle strike a house and a nearby ground vehicle in the Darga Mandi area of North Waziristan, Pakistan, killing six suspected Islamic militants. It is the first American drone strike in Pakistan in six months.[138][139]
  • After Palestinian militants fire a rocket into southern Israel from the northern Gaza Strip, an Israeli Air Force aircraft strikes a target in the northern Gaza Strip, killing one person and wounding three others.[140]
12 June
14 June
15 June
  • Pakistan Air Force jets strike six Islamic militant hideouts in North Waziristan, Pakistan, killing 140 militants, including Abu Abdul Rehman al-Maani, who is believed to have helped orchestrate the 8 June attack on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan.[143][144][145]
16 June
  • Pakistan Air Force jets continue strikes against Islamic militant hideouts in North Waziristan, killing 27.[145]
  • Syrian military helicopters drop barrel bombs on the rebel-held Sukkari neighborhood in southern Aleppo, Syria, reportedly killing between 27 and 30 people.[146]
18 June
20 June
21 June
  • Syrian aircraft conduct six strikes against al-Muhasan, Syria, which Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces had seized the previous day. The airstrikes reportedly kill 13 ISIS members and three civilians.[149]
22 June
23 June
24 June
27 June
28 June
29 June
  • During the morning, Israeli Air Force aircraft strike 12 targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for rockets launched into Israel over the weekend. In the evening, Israeli Air Force aircraft strike Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip to halt preparations for another rocket attack.[162]
30 June
  • The Pakistan Army reports that two weeks of Pakistan Air Force strikes against Islamic militants in northwestern Pakistan have killed 359 militants.[163]


1 July
2 July
3 July
5 July
  • A Piper Navajo plane crashes shortly after takeoff from Rudniki Airport in Poland, killing 11 parachute jumpers and the pilot.[171] One person survives.[171]
  • Iran '​s IRNA state news organization reports that an Iranian pilot has been killed in Iraq and says that he died defending Islamic holy places in Samarra, but provides no details as to the date or circumstances of his death. Iran '​s semi-official Fars News Agency publishes photographs of what it reports to be his funeral. It is Iran '​s first public acknowledgement that its armed forces are involved in combat in Iraq.[172]
6 July
6–7 July (overnight)
  • Israeli Air Force aircraft strike 14 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip including concealed rocket launchers, killing nine people.[174]
7 July
7–8 July (overnight)
  • The Israeli Defense Force launches Operation Protective Edge with a goal of ending Hamas rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip. The Israeli Air Force strike 47 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight belonging to Hamas and other militant organizations, including underground rocket launching sites, command and control centers, the homes of Hamas members, and other "infrastructure."[181]
8 July
9 July
  • Israeli manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles have struck 60 houses in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge on 7 July in an attempt to destroy Hamas weapons and facilities hidden among the civilian population. Since the opreation began, Israeli strikes have killed 41 people and injured at least 300 people severely enough for them to require hospitalization.[184]
10 July
12 July
  • In the single deadliest airstrike of Operation Protective Edge thus far, missiles fired by Israeli Air Force aircraft strike the house where Gaza police chief Tayseer al-Batsh is praying, critically wounding him and killing 18 members of his extended family.[186]
13 July
  • The Gazan Health Ministry reports that 169 residents of the Gaza Strip have been killed in Israeli strikes thus far in Operation Protective Edge. Hamas rocket fire has seriously injured several Israelis, but no Israelis have died in the rocket attacks.[186]
  • Rival militias battle for control of Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya. At least six people die and 25 are wounded in the fighting. Libyan civil aviation authorities announce that the airport will be closed for three days because of security concerns.[187]
14 July
15 July
16 July
  • A Pakistan Air Force strike against a house in North Waziristan as a ground vehicle passes by kills 15 to 20 people. Another Pakistan Air Force strike against Islamic militants attempting to flee North Waziristan kills 35 people.[195]
  • Israeli aircraft hit the headquarters of the Gazan Interior Ministry and begin airstrikes against the homes of top Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip. One strike targeting what Israel describes as a Hamas operative accidentally kills four Palestinian children playing on a beach. By the evening, the Palestinian death toll due to Israeli strikes reaches 222, with another 1,600 injure[196]
  • Pro-Russian separatists shoot down a Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name "Frogfoot") ground-attack aircraft near Amvrosiivka, Ukraine.[106]
17 July
18 July
  • A Pakistan Air Force raid in North Waziristan bombs houses, reportedly killing 17 civilians.[205]
20 July
  • Pakistani defense officials report that Pakistan Air Force strikes during the day have killed 28 Islamic militants in the Shawal valley in North Waziristan.[205]
21 July
  • Forty-seven people have been killed in a week of fighting between rival militias for control of Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya. An Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330 has been destroyed during the fighting.[206]
21-22 July (overnight)
  • Israeli aircraft strike more than 70 targets in the Gaza Strip, including a sports complex, the former home of the late leader of Hamas '​s military wing, and five mosques, setting off huge explosions in Gaza City during the predawn hours of 22 July.[207]
22 July
23 July
  • Pro-Russian separatists shoot down two Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name "Frogfoot") ground-attack aircraft flying at 17,000 feet (5,182 meters) over Savur-Mohyla in eastern Ukraine.[210][211][106]
  • TransAsia Airways Flight 222, an ATR 72-500 with 58 people on board, crashes near the village of Xixi in the township of Husi during a go-around after an unsuccessful landing attempt at Magong Airport on Taiwan '​s Penghu Island at the end of a flight from Kaohsiung International Airport, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The crash occurs in strong winds and heavy rain related to the passage of Typhoon Matmo near Penghu earlier in the day. Forty-eight of those aboard die, and all ten survivors are injured.[212]
  • The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration ends a two-day ban on flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, by U.S. airlines.[213]
24 July
25 July
  • The Royal Jordanian Air Force shoots down what it describes as an "aerial target" – claimed by eyewitnesses to be an unmanned aerial vehicle – over Jordan '​s Mafraq Governorate near the border with Syria.[217]
  • Ukrainian Defense and Security Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko claims that in the past two days alone Ukraine had shot down three Russian unmanned aerial vehicles flying over Ukraine, including one that was reconnoitering a Ukrainian military base at Amvrosiivka which had been under attack by rockets.[218]
26 July
27 July
  • Thirty-eight people die during fighting between rival militias over control of Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya.[220]
  • The body of a boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules cargo aircraft is discovered after the plane arrives at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany after a routine mission in Africa involving stops in Senegal, Mali, Chad, and Tunisia and at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The stowaway – who probably climbed aboard in Mali and died due to the extreme conditions during high-altitude flight – represents a significant security breach for U.S. military aircraft.[221]
29 July
  • Chinese authorities announce that capacity at airports serving Shanghai will be cut by 75 percent for several days. The announcement caps two weeks of major, unexplained flight delays at airports in Beijing and Shanghai, with travelers stranded in airport terminals for days on end, infuriating some frustrated passengers to the point of violence.[222]
30 July


2 August
3 August
5 August
  • A three-day truce goes into effect between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip, bringing a halt to Israeli airstrikes. Israel has struck 4,800 targets in the Gaza Strip, many of them by air, since the conflict began on 8 July.[228]
  • British Airways announces that it is suspending service to Liberia and Sierra Leone through 31 August because of the major Ebola outbreak in those countries.[229]
6 August
7 August
8 August
  • Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets from the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) in the Persian Gulf conduct the first U.S. airstrikes in Iraq since the withdrawal of U.S. ground forces from combat there in December 2011, attacking an Islamic State artillery position in Makhmour with 500-pound (227-kg) laser-guided bombs. Later in the day, a U.S. MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle armed with AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles attacks an Islamic State mortar position, and strikes it again after Islamic State personnel return to the site, and four U.S. aircraft make a nearby attack on a seven-ground-vehicle convoy and another mortar position with laser-guided bombs.[235]
  • For a second consecutive day, U.S. military aircraft airdrop supplies to Yazidi refugees on Mount Sanjir.[235]
  • After a three-day truce ends, Hamas resumes rocket attacks against Israel from the Gaza Strip. Israel responds with airstrikes that kill at least five people.[236]
9 August
  • American military jets and unmanned aerial vehicles conduct four airstrikes against Islamic State forces around Mount Sanjir in northern Iraq, destroying several armored personnel carriers and armed trucks. U.S. military aircraft make a third airdrop of supplies to Yazidi Kurds surrounded on Mount Sanjir by Islamic State forces.[237]
  • A missile strike by an American unmanned aerial vehicle kills three members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen '​s Ma'rib Governorate.[141]
  • Israeli airstrikes hit approximately 50 targets in the Gaza Strip, killing five people. One strikes kills two Palestinian militants as they ride a motorcycle through a refugee camp, and another hits a mosque, killing three people including senior Hamas official Moaaz Zaid.[238]
10 August
11 August
  • A Syrian government helicopter attacks the rebel-held Bab Nayrab district of Aleppo with barrel bombs, flattening buildings and killing at least 10 people.[240]
  • Ivory Coast becomes the first country to ban all passenger flights from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, fearing that airline passengers from those countries will spread the major Ebola outbreak into Ivory Coast,[241] and Nigeria suspends flights by Gambia Bird Airlines until it takes steps to contain the spread of the disease.[242]
13 August
16 August
17 August
  • American military aircraft conduct 14 airstrikes against Islamic State forces near the Mosul Dam in Iraq, destroying armored personnel carriers, armed vehicles, Humvees, and an Islamic State checkpoint. These strikes and the ones the day before are instrumental in routing Islamic State forces and enabling Iraqi Army and Kurdish pesh merga forces to capture the dam.[249]
  • Two British aircraft carrying humanitarian aid for Yazidi Kurdish refugees land at Irbil, Iraq.[250]
  • Syrian government aircraft conduct 84 airstrikes against rebel forces. These include 23 bombing raids against Islamic State forces in the al-Raqqah Governorate and 20 against Islamic State forces elsewhere in Syria.[249]
18 August
  • United States Central Command announces that American aircraft have conducted 68 strikes in northern Iraq since air operations against the Islamic State began on 8 August, and that 35 of them have taken place since 16 August in support of Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces in their successful campaign to capture the Mosul Dam.[251]
  • Unidentified jet aircraft strike Tripoli, Libya, targeting Islamist militias and killing six people.[252]
19 August
20 August
21 August
  • Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip kill three senior Hamas commanders in Israel '​s first deliberate targeting of senior Hamas leaders since the beginning of the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict in early July.[259]
  • Egypt and Tunisia halt most commercial flights to and from Libya, citing security concerns.[260]
23 August
  • An Israeli airstrike strikes the Zafer Tower, a 12-story apartment tower in Gaza City, causing it to collapse completely. Elsewhere in the Gaza Strip, an Israeli airstrike against a car kills one man and injures 11 people.[261]
  • Two more strikes by unidentified aircraft against Islamist targets in Tripoli, Libya, including the Ministry of the Interior building and a warehouse, kill 15 people and injure 20.[262]
24 August
25 August
  • Israeli aircraft strike at least 16 targets in the Gaza Strip, including two mosques, one which Israel claims was used as a weapons storehouse and another than Israel claims was a meeting place for militants. Israeli has conducted about 5,000 airstrikes in the Gaza Strip since fighting began on 8 July.[265]
  • The Government of Syria warns the United States not to conduct airstrikes against Islamic State forces inside Syria unilaterally, adding that such strikes would have to been coordinated with the Syrian government.[266]
  • United States Government officials announce that the airstrikes in Tripoli, Libya, carried out by unidentified aircraft duirng the previous week had been secret operations by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates and that the United States had not been consulted about the strikes. Egypt and the United Arab Emirates deny involvement.[267]
26 August
  • A ceasefire brings the 50-day 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict to an end.[268] Israeli forces have killed 2,104 Palestinians, the majority of them in airstrikes, in exchange for the death of 69 Israelis and one Thai citizen in Israel.[269]
  • After weeks of fierce combat with rival militias, the Islamic Fajr Libya (Dawn of Libya) coalition captures Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, and the airliners there belonging to the state-owned Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways, some of which have been badly damaged or totally destroyed during the fighting. American officials soon say that 11 airliners have disappeared from the airport, and Al Jazeera reports that the stolen aircraft are in the custody of the Masked Men Brigade, which plans to use them in terrorist attacks.[270]
  • The United States Government announces that it will not coordinate its operations with the Government of Syria if it decides to launch airstrikes against Islamic State forces within Syria.[271]
29 August
  • After Poland and Ukraine deny it access to their airspace, a Russian Tupolev Tu-154 (NATO reporting name "Careless") carrying Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu on a flight from Slovakia to Russia is forced to turn around and land at Bratislava, Slovakia. Polish authorities explain that they denied overflight rights to the aircraft after it abruptly changed its status from a civilian Aeroflot flight to a military flight without explanation. After the matter is cleared up, Poland gives the plane permission to make its flight, which it does without further incident. The Government of Russia angrily declares the Polish action a "crude violation of the norms and ethics of inter-state conduct", and Shoigu tweets that next time he will make the flight in a Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO reporting name "Blackjack") supersonic strategic bomber.[272][273]
30 August


1 September
4 September
  • Helicopters belonging to a renegade general bomb Benghazi, Libya, attacking ammunition dumps controlled by Islamist militias.[278]
5 September
6 September
  • Syrian government aircraft conduct eight airstrikes against Islamic State-controlled Ar-Raqqah, including a government finance building the Islamic State uses as a headquarters and a building it uses as a jail, killing at least 20 civilians and nine Islamic State members. Most of the civilians die when a missile hits the crowded Andalous bakery on a busy street.[281]
  • American military aircraft strike Islamic State forces in Barwanah and other towns and villages outside Haditha, Iraq, who are threatening Haditha and the Haditha Dam. The strikes broaden American air operations in Iraq in 2014 to include Al-Anbar Governorate and open the way for an Iraqi ground offensive the following morning.[283]
7 September
  • American military aircraft conduct five more strikes against Islamic State forces in the vicinity of the Haditha Dam.[283]
  • Syrian aircraft conduct a second day of strikes against Islamic State-held areas in Syria. The death toll from the two days of strikes reaches at least 60, with 41 killed in Ar-Raqqah and 19 killed in Deir ez-Zor Governorate.[284]
  • American military aircraft carry out two strikes in Afghanistan '​s Kunar Province. One is a precision strike that kills an armed insurgent, while the other is in support of Afghan police and American military ground forces. The following day, Afghan officials claim that the strikes killed 14 people, many of them civilians, and injured 13.[285]
8 September
14 September
15 September
  • The United States expands its air campaign against the Islamic State as American fighter and attack aircraft strike an Islamic State fighting position southwest of Baghdad, Iraq, that was firing on Iraqi security forces. It is the first time that the United States strikes Islamic State forces in support of a ground offensive to retake territory. The raid brings the total of American airstrikes in Iraq in 2014 to 162.[287][288]
  • Unidentified aircraft conduct four strikes against arms depots in Gharyan, Libya, killing one person and injuring five others.[289]
  • Air France '​s pilots begin a strike, prompted by Air France '​ plans to expand its low-cost Transavia brand, demanding that the airline provide the same salary and benefits that they receive to pilots employed by Transavia. Air France refuses on the grounds that such pay and benefits would be incompatible with the low-cost model intended for Transavia. The strike forces Air France to cancel nearly 60 percent of its flights.[290]
16 September
  • American aircraft strike Islamic State forces in Youssifiya, Iraq, south of Baghdad.[291]
  • Syrian aircraft conduct five strikes against Islamic State forces in Ar-Raqqah, Syria. One of the planes crashes outside Ar-Raqqah, striking a home and killing at least eight people. The Islamic State claims to have shot the plane down, which would be the first instance of the Islamic State shooting down an aircraft, but some witnesses claim that no noticeable antiaircraft fire occurred before the crash.[291]
17 September
  • Pakistani airstrikes against five militant hideouts in Datta Khel, North Waziristan, kill 40 people. The raids also destroy ammunition dumps.[292]
23 September
24 September
  • Military aircraft from the United States, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates strike twelve oil refineries in Syria controlled by the Islamic State in an effort to cut revenue the Islamic State earns from oil production. Unidentified aircraft also strike Islamic State forces near Kobane, Syria.[300] American airstrikes for the day total 13, all in Syria. [299]
25 September
  • American aircraft conduct 11 strikes against Islamic State targets, all in Iraq.[299]
  • The Federal Aviation Administration announces its approval of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by six filmmaking companies in the United States, the first exemptions of their kind from its ban on non-recreational UAV use in the country.[302]
26 September
  • Warplanes of the United States, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates strike Islamic State-controlled oil refineries and Islamic State strongholds in eastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate, Syria, and unidentified aircraft conduct two strikes against Islamic State targets around Kobane, Syria.[303] American airstrikes for the day total seven in Iraq and three in Syria.[299] Since the American air campaign against the Islamic State began on 8 August, the United States has conducted over 200 strikes in Iraq and 43 in Syria.[303]
  • The United Kingdom, Belgium, and Denmark authorize their armed forces to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State on Iraqi territory but preclude their participation in strikes against the Islamic State on Syrian territory. [303]
  • A suicidal Federal Aviation Administration contract employee sets a fire in the basement of an air traffic control center in Aurora, Illinois, forcing a halt to all flight operations at airports in the Chicago, Illinois, area for five hours and the cancellation of about 1,950 flights. Commercial air traffic in the United States is disrupted for days afterward, with 770 flights cancelled on 27 September and 800 cancelled on 28 September. On 29 September, 400 flights at O'Hare International Airport will be cancelled by noon. Full service is not expected to be restored at the damaged facility until 13 October.[304][305]
27 September
  • American aircraft carry out 10 strikes against Islamic State targets, three in Iraq and seven in Syria.[299]
28 September
  • Under increasing pressure from the French government and general public, Air France '​s pilots end their 14-day strike, giving up on their attempt to force Air France to provide the same pay and benefits they receive to pilots of its low-cost Transavia brand and freeing the airline to expand Transavia '​s operations. The strike has forced the cancellation of up to 60 percent of Air France '​s flights, stranded passengers worldwide, and cost Air France more than 280 million euros ($355 million). Air France plans to begin a progressive return to normal service on 30 September.[306]
29 September
  • The United States reports that it has carried out eight airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and three in Iraq during the day. It also reports that it has conducted 222 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq since beginning them on 8 August and 51 against Islamic State targets in Syria since beginning them there on 23 September. The strikes have hit 10 tanks, 68 other armored vehicles, 124 other armed vehicles, 59 other ground vehicles, eight artillery pieces, 66 fighting positions and posts, 22 weapons and ammunition targets, 15 troop groupings and ground units, and 12 oil refineries. Jet fighter aircraft, attack aircraft including the AC-130 Specter, B-1B Lancer bombers, and unmanned aerial vehicles have conducted the strikes.[307][308][299]
30 September
  • The United Kingdom conducts its first airstrikes against the Islamic State, as Royal Air Force aircraft assist Kurdish troops under attack by Islamic State forces in Iraq by hitting an arsenal and a ground vehicle with a machine gun mounted on it.[309]
  • The United States has conducted 22 airstrikes against Islamic State forces since 29 September, 11 In Iraq and 11 in Syria.[309][299]
  • The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issues a type certificate for the Airbus A350-900 airliner, certifying that the aircraft complies with safety and environmental requirements EASA establishes and enforces for the European Union. The A350-900 becomes the first Airbus passenger aircraft with a new design to be entirely certified by EASA, from the application by Airbus in 2007 until the type certification.[310]


2 October
3 October
  • American aircraft carry out nine raids against Islamic State targets, hitting three in Iraq and six in Syria.[299]
4 October
  • American aircraft strike five Islamic State targets in Iraq and seven in Syria.[299]
5 October
  • A missile strike by one or more American unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) kills five suspected militants in Pakistan '​s Shawal Valley region in North Waziristan.[311]
  • American aircraft carry out strikes against six Islamic State targets in Iraq and three in Syria.[299]
6 October
  • The search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, missing without a trace since 8 March, resumes in the Indian Ocean after having been suspended on 28 May. The new phase of the search, involving three ships, has the potential to last a year.[312]
  • Another missile strike by American UAVs kills another five suspected militants in Pakistan '​s Shawal Valley region.[311]
  • The Government of Ukraine announces that two unarmed UAVs have arrived in Ukraine for use in helping international observers to monitor a ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists.[313][314]
  • Turkey requests that the United States step up its campaign of airstrike against Islamic State forces in Syria in order to prevent them from taking the city of Kobane.[315]
  • American aircraft strike six Islamic State targets, three in Iraq and three in Syria.[299]
7 October
  • In Pakistan, three missiles from American UAVs strike a suspected militant training camp in the Shawal Valley area of North Waziristan, killing six people and injuring nine. Later in the day, missiles from American UAVs strike a gathering of militants on a mountain in the Datta Khel region of North Waziristan, killing four people. At least 13 UAV strikes have taken place in Pakistan during 2014, all of them since a resumption of strikes on 11 June after a six-month hiatus.[311][314]
  • The United States conducts five airstrikes against Islamic State forces threatening Kobane, Syria, bring to ten the number of American airstrikes carried out there since the Islamic State began its offensive against Khobane. The strikes destroy three ground vehicles and an antiaircraft artillery piece and damage a tank, and one of them forces a convoy of reinforcements headed for Khobane to turn back.[315] American strikes in Syria for the day total nine.[299]
  • American aircraft strike four Islamic State targets in Iraq.[299]
  • A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection S-2T tanker aircraft hits a canyon wall and crashes while fighting a forest fire at Yosemite National Park, killing its pilot and prompting the agency to ground its 22 surviving S-2Ts pending an investigation.[316][317]
8 October
9 October
  • Coalition aircraft conduct 14 more airstrikes against Islamic State forces mounting an offensive against Kobane, Syria, widening its air campaign there and bringing to 30 the number of airstrikes it has conducted around Kobane during the week.[319] American airstrikes against the Islamic State for the day total five, all in Syria.[299]
10 October
  • North Korea and South Korea exchange gunfire across their border after South Korean activists release anti-North Korea propaganda balloons across the border.[320]
  • American aircraft have conducted 16 airstrikes against Islamic State forces around Kobane, Syria, since 9 October.[321] American aircraft strike nine Islamic State targets in Syria and one in Iraq during the day.[299]
  • The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection clears its surviving fleet of 22 S-2T tanker aircraft to return to flying firefighting missions after an investigation finds no mechanical flaw responsible for the fatal crash of one of its S-2Ts on 7 October.[322]
11 October
  • A missile strike by an American unmanned aerial vehicle against a ground vehicle in the Shawal area of northwestern Pakistan kills two suspected militants. It is the seventh strike in a week and the sixteenth since strikes resumed on 11 June following a six-month hiatus.[323]
  • United States Central Command announces that American aircraft have conducted six strikes against Islamic State forces around Kobane since 10 October.[324] The total of American airstrikes against Islamic State targets for the day is three in Iraq and six in Syria.[299]
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City begins the enhanced screening of passengers arriving from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for the Ebola virus disease, the first airport in the United States to do so in accordance with the United States Government '​s 8 October announcement of the enhanced screening program.[325]
12 October
  • American aircraft strike Islamic State targets near Hīt, Iraq, destroying an armored personnel carrier and another ground vehicle, but failing to prevent the fall of an Iraqi Army base in Al-Anbar Governorate early the following morning.[326] American airstrikes against Islamic State targets during the day total five in Iraq and four in Syria.[299]
  • The United States announces that Turkey has given permission for American forces to strike the Islamic States from bases on Turkish territory, and that it expects to launch such strikes from the United States Air Force '​ Incirlik Air Base.[327]
13 October
  • The Government of Turkey denies that it has given the United States permission to launch strikes from its territory against the Islamic State, insisting that the conflict first be widened to include strikes against the Government of Syria.[328]
  • American aircraft strike eight Islamic State targets during the day, all in Syria.[299]
14 October
  • In response to a Kurdish attack on a Turkish military barracks, Turkish Air Force aircraft strike Kurdish Workers Party targets in Turkey for the first time in nearly two years, hitting at least five targets near Dağlıca. The strikes complicate efforts the United States is leading to get Turkey to join the international coalition opposing the Islamic State's advance against Kurdish forces defending Kobane, Syria.[329]
  • American aircraft step up the pace of air attacks against Islamic State forces around Kobane, Syria, conducting 21 strikes that appear to slow the Islamic States's advance against the city.[329] American aircraft also conduct a single strike against Islamic State forces elsewhere in Syria and a single strike against Islamic State forces in Iraq.[299]
15 October
  • American aircraft strike five Islamic State targets in Iraq and 18 in Syria. Thirty-nine of the 40 American strikes against Islamic State forces in Syria since 14 October have taken place around Kobane.[299]
  • The Associated Press reports that Egyptian officials have confirmed that Egyptian Air Force aircraft have bombed Islamist militia positions in Benghazi, Libya, during the day. The Government of Egypt later denies involvement, and Bengahzi residents claim that only Libyan Air Force jets flew over the city during the day.[330][331]
16 October
  • Pakistan Air Force jets strike five militant hideouts in the Tirah Valley in the Khyber Agency in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 21 militants. Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif visits the headquarters of the Pakistan Air Force in Islamabad, Pakistan, and praises the role of the air force in the ongoing campaign against militants in North Waziristan during a meeting with the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt.[332]
  • Enhanced screening of passengers arriving from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for the Ebola virus disease expands to include Newark Liberty International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, O'Hare International Airport, and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in accordance with the United States Government '​s 8 October announcement of the enhanced screening program, ensuring that 94 percent of passengers arriving in the United States from the three West African countries will undergo the enhanced screening.[333]
17 October
  • Strikes during the day bring the total of American airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria combined to 533. General Lloyd J. Austin III, the commander of U.S. Central Command, tells the press that the airstrikes on headquarters, communications equipment, and ground vehicles have disrupted Islamic State operations by forcing it to travel in smaller groups in civilian vehciles and interfering with its communications and planning capabilities.[334]
  • Syrian Air Force aircraft conduct at least five strikes against rebel-held Douma, killing at least 16 people.[335]
  • An American airstrike against a natural gas distribution facility in Khasham in Syria '​s Deir ez-Zor District kills at least eight people, reportedly to be mostly fuel tanker truck drivers. Other strikes during the day target oil wells in the district.[335]
  • Helicopters participate in a search by Swedish military forces for "foreign underwater activity" in Sweden '​s territorial waters in the Baltic Sea after the detection of a Russian-language transmission on an emergency frequency originating from waters in the Stockholm archipelago. The search extends into 19 October.[336]
19 October
  • For the second time in less than ten days, North Korea and South Korea exchange gunfire across their border after South Korean activists launch propaganda balloons across the border.[337]
  • Three United States Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft airdrop 27 bundles of small arms, ammunition, and medical supplies to besieged forces fighting the Islamic State in Kobane, Syria.[338]

First flights[edit]

Entered service[edit]



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