A total of 40 accidents involving large commercial passenger planes were occured in 2020, five of which were fatal. The accidents resulted in 299 fatalities, according to a report by The Guardian.
As an Indonesian passenger with 62 people on board went missing on Saturday raising fears of a possible crash, here we are reminding you about three latest plane crashes.
Pakistan International Airlines Plane Crash in Karachi
A flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PK-8303) crashed into the Model Colony neighbourhood on approach to Karachi's main international airport on 22 May last year, killing 97 of the 99 people on board.
Initial reports indicate the flight made an aborted effort to land before attempting a go-around, during which its engines failed.
The aircraft was unable to make it back to the airport and crashed roughly a kilometre short of the runway.
Air India Express Flight 1344 crash
The world witnessed another accident in the aviation sector on 7 August in 2020 when an Air India's flight with 190 people on board crashed at Kozhikode Calicut International Airport.
The Flight 1344 crashed during a botched landing attempt, killing 18 people and injuring more than 150 others.
Faced with low visibility amid rainfall, the pilot, a decorated ex-military aviator, circled the airport before asking air traffic controllers (ATC) to switch runways.
The Boeing 737 swayed violently before touching down as recalled by passengers. The pilot never gave a warning sign to passengers or indicated that something was wrong.
Ukraine International Airlines Plane Crash
A Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 passenger jet plummeted into farmland after a missile fired by Iranian Revolutionary Guard hit the carrier on 8 January, 2020.
Just minutes after taking off from Tehran, the aircraft crashed killing all 167 passengers and nine crew members on board.
This was the first fatal plane crash for Ukraine International Airlines, which has been in operation since 1992.