Plane crashes and incidents around the world
New technology has made it very uncommon to hear about deadly plane crashes, but plane malfunction is still very common in the aviation business. Here's a look at plane incidents around the world that caused aviation organizations to launch investigations.
An Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft coming from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California. (July 6, 2013)
Emergency personnel looks over the Cessna 172 crash at Oakland International Airport in Waterford, Mich. A pilot and three passengers were killed when the small plane went down about 1:40 p.m. shortly after takeoff from the airport northwest of Detroit. (June 21, 2013)
A crashed Lion Air plane sits on the water near the airport in Bali, Indonesia. The injured were taken to several different hospitals for treatment, but there appeared to be no serious injuries, said airport spokesman Alfasyah, who like many Indonesians uses only one name. (April 13, 2013)
A stunt plane with a wing walker crashes during a performance at the Vectren Air Show in Dayton, Ohio. (June 22, 2013)
The debris of a crashed U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker plane are seen on a hill near the villages of Chorgolo and Cholok-Aryk, about 111 miles from the Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek. (May 3, 2013)
Nepalese gather around the burning wreckage at the crash site of a Sita Air airplane near Katmandu, Nepal. A plane carrying trekkers to the Everest region crashed just after takeoff Friday morning in Nepal's capital, killing the 19 Nepali, British and Chinese people on board, authorities said. (Sept. 28, 2012)
Pakistan is investigating the crash of a Bhoja Air Boeing 737 jetliner on the outskirts of Islamabad while attempting to land during a thunderstorm. All 127 people on board were killed. (April 21, 2012)
Rescuers work at the site where a plane careened off the runway at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow. (Dec. 29, 2012)
Three plane crew members were killed, a zookeeper was injured, but no animals were hurt or killed, when a small plane crashed in La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City, Guatemala, firefighters said. (April 21, 2012)
Delta Air Lines said that what appeared to be sewing needles were found in five sandwiches on a flight on July 15, 2012.
People stand on a wing of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday. (June 3, 2012)
JetBlue Airways Capt. Clayton Osbon was subdued by passengers and later arrested after he exhibited erratic behavior and was barred from the cockpit by the co-pilot during a March 27, 2012 flight from New York to Las Vegas. (June 17, 2009)
An AN-30 military aircraft lies off the runway at the Czech air force base in Caslav, some 20 miles east of Prague. The Russian military plane caught fire after problems during the landing maneuver, injuring at least six people on board. (May 23, 2012)
Two Navy pilots managed to eject before their F/A-18D Hornet jet slammed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Va. Seven people, including the two pilots, were injured, but no one was killed. (April 6, 2012)