A German airliner crashed near a ski resort in the French Alps on Tuesday with all 150 people on board pronounced dead, in one of the worst plane disasters in the country.
France's transport minister said there were "no survivors" from the crash of the Germanwings Airbus A320.
The plane was travelling from the Spanish coastal city of Barcelona to the German city of Duesseldorf when it went down in the Barcelonnette area in southeastern France.
A massive rescue and search operation is underway. As fears of another aviation tragedy looms large, here is is a timeline of the worst aviation disasters in the recent years.
(Graphics by Sanat Sinha)