x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Timeline of major crashes this year

January 25, 2010: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed minutes after taking off from Beirut airport in stormy weather, plunging in ball of fire into sea. All 90 passengers and crew killed. April 10: Ninety-six people aboard Polish President Lech Kaczynski's official Tupolev Tu-154 plane were killed in crash near Smolensk airport in western Russia. Plane was carrying Kaczynski, his wife Maria and large number of senior officials. May 12: An Afriqiyah Airways A330-200 Airbus crashed in Libya, killing 103 people as it tried to land at Tripoli airport after a flight from South Africa. One Dutch boy survived, Libyan officials said. July 28: All 150 people aboard a Pakistani Airbus are feared dead when the aircraft crashes into a hillside outside Islamabad as it comes in to land in wet and cloudy conditions. May 22: An Air India Boeing crashes on landing in the southern Indian city of Mangalore, killing all 158 aboard.