Almost 200 feared dead in Brazil plane crash

Updated: 2007-07-18 09:16

Some of the deadliest plane crashes in the last several years  

May 5, 2007: A Kenya Airways Boeing 737-800 crashed in a swamp in Cameroon shortly after taking off from Douala, killing all 114 people aboard.

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.

October 22, 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.

August 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.


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