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.
Continental Airlines and one of its mechanics has been found guilty of criminal negligence in causing the French Concorde crash that killed 113 people in 2000.
A snoozing pilot has been blamed for a plane crash in southern India earlier this year, which claimed the lives of 158 passengers. The Air India Express aircraft crashed in May after approaching a runway at Mangalore airport at the wrong height and angle. According to an official investigation into the incident, the Serbian pilot - Zlatko Glusica - was “disorientated” having been asleep for much of the three-hour flight.
An aircraft operated by Aerocaribbean has crashed in central Cuba, killing all 68 passengers and crew on board local media have reported. The state-run aircraft had been flying from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to Havana when it came down near the town of Guasimal in Santi Spiritus province.
An escaped crocodile caused a plane crash in Congo that killed 20 passengers and crew, including the pilot. The small Turbolet was thrown off balance by passengers scrambling towards the cockpit to avoid the reptile, which had been smuggled onboard in a sports bag.
As many as 15 people have been killed following a plane crash on the outskirts of the Venezuelan city of Ciudad Guayana. The Conviasa operated ATR-42 turboprop aircraft crashed on arrival at Manuel Carlos Piar airport, with 47 passengers and four crew on board.