As many as 76 people are believed to have died in a plane crash in Colombia. The aircraft came down with 81 people on board on approach to the city of Medellin. Many of those on board were from the Brazilian football team Chapecoense. The team was travelling to Colombia to complete in final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Medellin team Atletico Nacional.
The wreckage of a Twin Otter aircraft operated by Tara Air has been located in Nepal. The plane was carrying 23 people when it lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after take-off. It is was on route from Pokhara to Jomsom, with officials offering only a slim chance of survivors being rescued.
Officials at the Aviation Safety Council in Taiwan have released data showing the pilot of a TransAsia plane which crashed in Taipei had switched off the working engine. Forty-three people died earlier this year when the ATR 72-600 aircraft crashed into a river in the Taiwan capital.
Seven people have died following a light aircraft crash in the Dominican Republic, with the dead believed to include the pilot and six tourists. The single-engine Piper PA-32 came down shortly after take-off from Punta Cana Airport on route to Arroyo Barril Airport, Samana.
A plane has crashed at Charleroi airport in Belgium, killing at least four people, according to reports.
At least four people have been killed following an accident at an airport in Moscow after a plane missed the runway and crashed into a nearby road. Up to 12 crew were thought to be on board the Red Wings Tupolev-204 which was due to land at Vnukovo airport after traveling from the Czech Republic.
A plane carrying up to 127 people has crashed near Islamabad international airport killing all passengers onboard, according to reports.
A plane crash in Russia has seen the loss of 32 lives, with 11 survivors in serious condition taken to hospital. The ATR-72 turboprop aircraft came down shortly after take off from Tyumen, Siberia.
Fatal accident and passenger fatality rates were the lowest on record last year, according to aviation information provider Ascend. In addition, it was a good year for insurers: with no major catastrophes in the sky or on the ground.
A report from the Interstate Aviation Committee in Russia has blamed human error for a September plane crash which claimed the lives of 43 people, mostly from the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team. Officials discovered one of two pilots activated the brakes on the Russian-made, three-engine Yak-42 by accident during take-off, fatally slowing the aircraft.