Some of the deadliest plane crashes in the last several
May 5, 2007: A Kenya Airways Boeing 737-800 crashed
in a swamp in Cameroon shortly after taking off from Douala, killing all 114
October 29, 2006: A Nigerian ADC Airlines plane carrying
105 people crashed shortly after taking off during a storm in Abuja, killing 96
people. There were nine survivors.
September 29, 2006: A Gol Airlines
flight crashed in the Brazilian jungle after clipping a private jet, killing all
154 people aboard.
August 22, 2006: A Russian Pulkovo Airlines jetliner
returning from the Black Sea resort of Anapa crashed in Ukraine during a
thunderstorm, killing all 170 people on board.
July 9, 2006: A Russian
S7 airliner crashed while landing on a wet runway in the Siberian city of
Irkutsk and burst into flames, killing 124 people.
May 3, 2006: An
Armenian Armavia airliner crashed in the Black Sea while trying to land in the
Russian resort city of Sochi in rough weather, killing all 113 people aboard.
December 6, 2005: A C-130 military transport carrying Iranian
journalists crashed into a building in a Tehran suburb as the pilot attempted an
emergency landing, killing 115 people 94 in the plane and 21 on the ground.
December 10, 2005: A Nigerian Sosoliso Airlines jet crashed in Port
Harcourt, killing 107 people, most of them schoolchildren.
2005: A Nigerian Bellview Airlines jetliner crashed shortly after takeoff from
Lagos, killing all 117 people aboard.
September 5, 2005: An Indonesian
Mandala Airlines jetliner crashed into a crowded neighborhood moments after
takeoff, killing 143 people 99 on the plane and 44 on the ground.
16, 2005: A West Caribbean Airways charter jet crashed in Venezuela, killing 160
people, most of them tourists from Martinique.
August 14, 2005: A Helios
Airways flight from Larnaca, Cyprus, to Athens crashed into a hillside outside
Athens, killing 121 people.
February 3, 2005: An Afghan Kam Air plane
crashed in the mountains in bad weather, killing 104 people.