Rostov-on-Don crash latest involving Russia over past decade

Thirteen crashes involving Russian planes or foreign aircraft in Russia during last 10 years

The cause of the accident is not yet known. Maxim Grigoryev / Russia Emergencies Ministry / AFP / Getty Images

The cause of the accident is not yet known. Maxim Grigoryev / Russia Emergencies Ministry / AFP / Getty Images

 

Below is a list of some of the more significant crashes involving Russian planes or foreign aircraft in Russian airspace over the past decade.

March 19th, 2016: A Boeing 737-800 flown by FlyDubai crashes while landing at Rostov-on-Don, killing all 62 aboard.

October 31st, 2015: An onboard bomb destroys a Metrojet airliner soon after taking off from Egypt’s Sharm al-Sheikh resort. All 244 people on board die.

November 17th, 2013: All 50 people aboard a Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737 are killed when the crew sends the plane into a steep dive while trying to land in Kazan.

May 10th, 2012: A Sukhoi Superjet on a demonstration flight for potential buyers smashes into a volcano in Indonesia with 45 people on board. There are no survivors.

April 2nd, 2012: A UTAir ATR-72 crashes shortly after take-off from Tyumen; 33 are killed, 10 survive. Poor de-icing of the plane is blamed.

September 7th, 2011: A Yak-42 carrying the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv hockey team crashes soon after take-off from Yaroslavl, killing all 44 on board.

June 20th, 2011: Forty-seven people die when a Tu-134 crashes on a motorway in heavy fog in heavy fog while trying to land in Petrozavodsk.

April 10th, 2010: A Polish government plane carrying president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others crashes while attempting to land in Smolensk; all die. Warsaw and Moscow continue to dispute whether the crew ignored poor weather conditions or if air-traffic controllers gave poor guidance.

September 14th, 2008: Eighty-eight people are killed when a Boeing 737-500 flying from Moscow crashes as it prepares to land in the Russian city of Perm.

August 24th, 2008: A Boeing 737-500 carrying 90 people, including a Kyrgyz high-school sports team, crashes shortly after take-off near the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, killing 65.

August 22nd, 2006: A Tupolev Tu-154 of Russia’s Pulkovo Airlines with about 170 people on board crashes in Ukraine en route from a Russian resort to St Petersburg. All on board are killed.

July 9th, 2006: At least 124 people die when an Airbus A-310 of the Russian company S7 skids off the runway in the Siberian city of Irkutsk and bursts into flames.

May 3rd, 2006: An A-320 of the Armenian airline Armavia crashes into the Black Sea while trying to land in the Russian resort city of Sochi in rough weather, killing all 113 people on board.

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