September 2006 Disasters

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
  • Sept. 13, Damascus, Syria: an attack by four gunman on the American embassy was foiled as three of the men were killed and one captured.
  • Sept. 22, Ky.: heavy rains triggered floods in fifteen counties, killing 10 people .
  • Sept. 29, Peixoto de Azevedo, Brazil: Gol Airlines Flight 1907, Boeing 737, crashed in the Amazon rainforest, after colliding with a corporate jet, Embraer Legacy 600. All 154 on board the 737 were killed while the corporate jet owned by ExcelAire Service Inc. of Ronkonkoma, New York. carrying 7 people landed safely. The cause is still under investigation.
  • Sept. 27–28, Luzon, Philippines: Typhoon Xangsane hit the island of Luzon causing flooding and killing 110. It was the worst to hit the city in over 35 years

See also Major Earthquakes Around the World 2006

See also Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2006

See also Recent Volcanic Activity

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