1917 - In Modane, France, about 550 people were killed when a troop train derailed near the mouth of the Mt. Cenis tunnel.
1966 - Near Crete, 241 people died when the Greek passenger ferry Heraklion sank.
1985 - In Gander, Newfoundland, 256 people died when an Arrow Air flight crashed on takeoff.
1999 - Off Britanny, France, the tanker Erika broke apart and sank. About 3 million gallons of heavy oil spilled into the Atlantic Ocean.
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