Ninety passengers and crew are feared dead after an Ethiopian Boeing-737 airliner crashed off the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon shortly after takeoff in the early hours of Monday.
Below is a list of major of crashes involving Boeing-737 aircraft between 1995 and 2009.
August 9, 1995
A Boeing-737 operated by Guatemala's national airline Aviateca crashed into a volcano some 60km (38 miles) east of San Salvador, killing all seven crew members and 58 passengers.
November 13, 1995
Nine of 129 passengers were killed as a Nigeria Airways flight veered off the runway in Kaduna, Nigeria and was destroyed in a subsequent fire.
December 3, 1995
Seventy two people were killed in Douala, Cameroon, when a Boeing-737 crashed in a mangrove swamp.
February 29, 1996
A Faucett Airlines flight ploughed into a hillside, killing all 117 passengers and six crew members in Arequipa, Peru.
April 3, 1996
A U.S. Air Force aircraft crashed into a hill near Dubrovnik, Croatia. All six crew members and 29 passengers, including U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown, were killed.
May 8, 1997
A China Southern Airlines plane broke into three pieces during a night landing in Shenzhen, China. Thirty five people lost their lives.
December 19, 1996
A Silk Air flight en route to Singapore from Jakarta plunged into a river near Palembang, Indonesia, killing 104 people.
May 5, 1998
An aircraft leased by Occidental Petroleum from the Peruvian Air Force crashed in a rainstorm near Andoas, Peru on, killing 74 people.
April 6, 1999
A flight to Jeddah to pick up Turkish pilgrims went down in poor weather in Ceyhan, Turkey nine minutes after takeoff. All six occupants were killed.
August 31, 1999
An Argentine passenger jet crashed just after takeoff at Buenos Aires airport into a busy roadway, killing 65 of the 98 passengers and five crew members.
April 19, 2000
An Air Philippines aircraft hit a hill on Samal Island. All seven crew and 124 passengers perished.
July 17, 2000
An Alliance Air crew lost control of their plane, crashing it into a residential area in Patna, India. All six crew members, 49 passengers and five people on the ground died.
March 6, 2003
102 of the 103 people on board an Air Algerie plane died as it struck the perimeter fence at Tamanrasset airport, Algeria due to engine failure.
July 8, 2003
An aircraft crashed into wasteland about 3 miles from the airport in Port Sudan, Sudan, due to engine failure, killing 115 of the 116 passengers on board. A two-year-old boy was the only survivor.
January 4, 2004
All 135 passengers and 13 crew died as an Egyptian operated charter flight went into the sea off Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt two minutes after takeoff.
February 3, 2005
A Kam Air plane hit a mountain ridge in a snowstorm near Kabul, Afghanistan, killing all 104 passengers and eight crew.
August 14, 2005
A Boeing-737 crashed into mountains near Athens, Greece after running out of fuel on. All 115 passengers and six crew were killed.
September 5, 2005
A crash in Medan, Indonesia left 102 of the 117 people on board and at least 47 on the ground dead. The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff.
October 22, 2005
All 111 passengers and six crew were killed in an air crash about 20 miles northwest of Lagos, Nigeria.
September 30, 2006
All 149 passengers and six crew aboard a Boeing-737 died as the aircraft collided with another jet en-route from Manaus to Brasilia, Brazil.
October 29, 2006
A Boeing-737 crashed in a rainstorm shortly after takeoff in Abuja, Nigeria, leaving 96 of the 105 passengers and crew dead.
January 1, 2007
All 96 passengers and six crew perished as an aircraft owned by the Indonesian private company Adam Air went out of control and broke up over the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
March 7, 2007
Twenty-one passengers among 133 people on board a Boeing-737 were killed and 50 suffered serious injuries after an emergency landing and a subsequent fire in Java, Indonesia.
May 5, 2007
All 114 passengers and crew were killed in an air crash in a rainstorm in Douala, Cameroon.
August 24, 2008
An Itek Air flight hit the ground 7.5 km from the runway in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on, killing 65 of the 90 people aboard.
September 13, 2008
The crew of a Boeing-737 became disoriented and lost control of the plane when approaching Perm, Russia in thick cloud. Eighty-two passengers and six crew members were killed when the aircraft plummeted to the ground.
February 25, 2009
A Turkish Airlines jet crashed as it attempted to land in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, killing nine out of the 134 people on board.
MOSCOW, January 25 (RIA Novosti)
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