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April 2000 Disasters

  • April 8, Marana, Ariz.: A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft crashed as it was landing after a training mission. All 19 on board were killed.
  • April 13, Philippines: The Philippine boat Annahada, overloaded with illegal passengers, capsized off the Jolo island coast. Eighty-seven people, en route to Malaysia, were killed.
  • April 19, Davao, Philippines: An Air Philippines jet crashed while attempting to land at Davao Airport. All 131 aboard were killed, making it the country's worst plane crash.
  • April 27, Flamingo Cay, Bahamas: A ship carrying nearly 300 Haitian migrants ran aground on an uninhabited island in the Bahamas. Fourteen people died of dehydration before rescuers reached the group.

See also Major Earthquakes Around the World 2000

See also Recent Volcanic Activity


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