Justin Trudeau has said evidence suggests a missile brought down a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran earlier this week. Iran’s civil aviation chief, however, said he was “certain” that the plane was not hit by a missile.
A Fokker 100 operated by Bek Air has crashed in Kazakhstan with the loss of at least 12 lives. The aircraft went down into a building shortly after take-off from Almaty airport early on Friday morning.
Some 27 people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A Dornier 228-200 plane, operated by Busy Bee, came down shortly after take-off in Goma.
Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed there are no survivors following a crash outside of Addis Ababa earlier. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 came down shortly after take-off outside the Ethiopian capital at 08.44 local time.
A cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people. The Boeing 747 TC-MCL aircraft crashed as it landed amid fog at Manas airport, 25 kilometres north of the capital, Bishkek.
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.