A total of 270 people were killed when a bomb ripped apart Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie on December 21, 1988. A file photo taken the following day shows rescue personnel carrying a body away from the crash site.
March 28, 1977
Aerial view taken March 28, 1977, shows the wreckage of KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736, which collided the previous day above Santa Cruz De Tenerife airport in the Canary Islands, killing 580 passengers and crew members and injuring many more.
The collision remains the deadliest accident in aviation history.
July 18, 1996
A piece of TWA Flight 800, thought to be the under-wing fuel tank, floats in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean July 18, 1996 off the coast of Long Island, New York.
The Boeing 747, with 229 aboard, went down the night before, shortly after takeoff from John F. Kennedy airport in New York, bound for Paris.
May 25, 1979
American Airlines Flight 191 crashed on May 25, 1979, moments after takeoff from Chicago. All 258 passengers and 13 crew on board were killed, along with two people on the ground.
As the aircraft reached takeoff speed, the number one engine separated, damaging both the wing and hydraulic systems, causing the plane to roll as it tried to ascend.
February 4, 2015
The TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 turboprop airplane crashed into the Keelung River shortly after taking off from Taipei Songshan airport.
Over 50 people were on board the aircraft when it clipped a bridge and crashed into the river.
43 perished in the crash. It was the second deadly crash in 6 months for the airline.
September 11, 2001
Hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center and explodes at 9:03 a.m. on September 11, 2001 in New York City.
The crash of two airliners hijacked by terrorists loyal to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and subsequent collapse of the twin towers killed some 2,800 people.
Two other planes were also hijacked on 9/11. One crashed into the Pentagon and the other into a field in Shanksville, Pa., killing hundreds of people.
November 12, 2001
The wreckage of American Airlines Flight 587 burns November 12, 2001, in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens section of New York City.
The Airbus A300 passenger jet crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 260 people on board and five people on the ground.
July 6, 2013
Rescue officials stand near an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 plane after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California on July 6, 2013.
Of the 307 people aboard, two passengers died at the crash scene, and a third died in a hospital several days later. 181 others were injured, 12 of them critically.
July 25, 2000
A Hungarian tourist snapped this photo showing flames streaming from an Air France Concorde, seconds before it crashed into a hotel in Gonesse, France, on July 25, 2000. A piece of debris on the runway at Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris contributed to the crash, which killed at least 113 people.
December 23, 2009
An American Airlines Boeing 737 sits with cracks in its fuselage at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica, December 23, 2009.
The plane, carrying 154 passengers and crew, overshot the runway while landing in driving rain, cracking its fuselage and halting just short of the Caribbean Sea.
September 1, 2007
Two planes from the Zelazny aerobatics team crash at the Radom Air Show at an airport in Radom, Poland, September 1, 2007.
Two pilots were killed performing aerial acrobatics at the air show when their aircraft collided head-on in front of thousands of spectators. A Reuters photographer at the scene said the collision occurred after a three-plane formation fanned out and two of the aircraft slammed into each other as they attempted to re-converge.
January 9, 1993
A relief worker walks past the wreckage of a charred Indian Airlines TU-154 aircraft that crashed in heavy fog January 9, 1993, at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India.
The plane carried 152 passengers and 13 crew members, all of whom survived the disaster.
July 17, 2014
An Emergencies Ministry member walks at a site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014.
The Boeing 777 was brought down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels.
March 7, 2007
Indonesian rescue workers spray water into the wreckage of a plane at Yogyakarta airport on March 7, 2007.
The jet from Indonesia's state carrier Garuda Airlines crashed and burst into flames on landing. Most of the 140 people on board survived, but 20 passengers and one crew member were killed.
September 7, 2007
Smoke billows from a cargo plane that overshot the runway and caught fire while landing in the eastern Congolese town of Goma September 7, 2007.
The Russian-made Antonov plane, carrying a cargo of palm oil, burst into flames when it slammed into a petrified lava flow beyond the runway, witnesses said. The two crew and six passengers, including three children, were killed, police said.
November 28, 1979
New Zealand police recovery crews work among the debris of Air New Zealand Flight TE901.
The sightseeing flight flew into Mount Erebus on Ross Island, Antarctica, on November 28, 1979, killing all 237 passengers and 20 crew on board.
July 27, 2002
Spectators watch as a SU-27 fighter plane crashes while performing maneuvers at an airshow near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, July 27, 2002.
Officials said 66 people were killed and and 67 hospitalized.
March 23, 2009
The wreckage of a Federal Express cargo plane lies on the tarmac at Narita International Airport in Chiba, Japan, on March 23, 2009.
Two crew members were killed when the plane crashed and burst into flames as it landed.
August 20, 2007
The charred remains of a China Airlines plane lies on the tarmac on Japan's southern island of Okinawa August 20, 2007.
A plane belonging to Taiwan's China Airlines Ltd. caught fire soon after landing, but all 165 people on board escaped safely.
May 20, 2009
Rescue workers gather at the site of wreckage of an Indonesian Air Force C-130 cargo plane after it crashed in Magetan, in East Java province, May 20, 2009.
The Indonesian military transport plane carrying 110 people crashed and burst into flames
The crash resulted in at least 98 deaths, 2 of which occurred on impact when the plane ploughed through a neighborhood, striking at least four houses before skidding into a paddy, in the village of Geplak. Two people on the ground were killed and at least 70 others were taken to a local hospital. Authorities believe that there is still 1 missing body.
July 17, 2007
A Embraer 190 aircraft is seen after an emergency landing at Simon Bolivar airport in Santa Marta, about 800 miles north of Bogota, July 17, 2007.
The flight, which originated in Cali, slid when landing on the wet runway, local media said.
November 18, 2014
A small cargo plane is seen crashed into the side of a home in Chicago, November 18, 2014. The occupants of the home escaped uninjured after the crash.
September 8, 2011
Rescue divers work next to the wreckage of a plane that crashed near the Russian city of Yaroslavl, September 8, 2011.
A passenger plane carrying a Russian ice hockey team to a season-opening match crashed after takeoff from a provincial airport, killing 43 people and plunging the Russian and international sports world into grief.
June 3, 2012
People gather near the engine of a plane, after it crashed into a neighborhood in Ishaga district, on the outskirts of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, June 3, 2012. There were no survivors among the 147 people on board.
June 1, 2009
The Brazilian Navy recovers debris from Air France Flight AF447 in the Atlantic Ocean, in this handout photo distributed by the Navy in Recife, northeastern Brazil, June 9, 2009.
The plane went down while en route to Paris from Rio de Janeiro, killing all 228 people on board.
July 4, 2002
Two relatives of the 69 Russians killed in a mid-air collision comfort each other in front of the engine of the Tupolev 154 at the site of the crash near the southern German city of Ueberlingen, July 4, 2002.
At least 71 people were killed in the crash including some 52 children, on their way from Moscow to a vacation in Barcelona when the Bashkirian airliner and a Boeing 757 from the DHL delivery service collided at an altitude of 36,000 feet, scattering flaming wreckage over a 20-mile area.
August 25, 2010
The wreckage of a crashed passenger plane is seen in Yichun, Heilongjiang Province, August 25, 2010.
The Henan Airlines ERJ-190 plane overshot a runway while landing at a new airport in northeast China, bursting into flames and killing 42 of 96 people on board.
September 28, 2012
A Nepalese police officer stands in front of the wreckage of a Dornier aircraft, owned by private firm Sita Air, at a crash site in Kathmandu September 28, 2012.
The small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, killing 19 people, including seven British and five Chinese passengers, an airline official said.
July 24, 2014
A man stands in his backyard and looks at the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed on Taiwan's offshore island Penghu, July 24, 2014.
November 12, 2009
Rwandan officials look at a Jetlink plane that crashed into the VIP lounge at the Kigali airport November 12, 2009.
The Rwandair passenger plane bound for Uganda crashed into the airport VIP lounge in Rwanda's capital, killing one passenger, officials said.
August 6, 1997
U.S. military personnel search for bodies in wreckage of Korean Air Flight 801, August 8, 1997, on Nimitz Hill, Guam.
Only 27 of the 254 people on board the Boeing 747-300 aircraft survived.