Just looking at this year's database ( http://aviation-safety.net/database/dblist.php?Year=2005 ), you can see there have been a number of write-offs (category A1), thankfully most of them without fatalities. There was however the Kam Air 737 which crashed in Afghanistan in February, killing 104.
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TriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4769 times:
Quoting Squigee (Reply 2): trag·e·dy n. pl. trag·e·dies
A disastrous event, especially one involving distressing loss or injury to life: an expedition that ended in tragedy, with all hands lost at sea.
Incident, crash, even disaster maybe, but not tragedy.
Just to pick nits.
To me, whenever a airplane is lost, it is a tragedy, a loss of life, almost. But then again, those pilots lives are probably ruined, so there you go (maybe).