Major air crashes in Latin America since 1995
Following is a list of major aviation accidents in Latin America since 1995:Updated: Jul 18, 2007 10:31 IST
About 200 people were feared killed in Brazil on Tuesday when a TAM passenger plane crashed into buildings when trying to land in Sao Paulo. All 176 people aboard were believed dead and four on the ground were killed in the fiery accident. It was Brazil's second major air disaster in less than a year.
Following is a list of major aviation accidents in Latin America since 1995:
Aug 9, 1995: A Boeing 737 jet, belonging to Guatemala's Aviateca airline, en route from Miami, slammed into the Chichontepec volcano in El Salvador and burst into flames, killing all 65 people on board.
Nov 8: An air force Fokker 27 plane crashed in central Argentina's mountains, killing all 53 on board.
Dec 20: An American Airlines passenger jet en route from Miami crashed into a mountain in southwest Colombia and killed 163 people on board. Four people survive the crash.
Feb 7, 1996: A Dominican Alas Nacionales Boeing 757 carrying 189 people plunged into waters off the Dominican Republic, killing all on board.
Feb 29: A Peruvian Faucett airline Boeing 737 crashed in the Andes, killing 117 passengers and six crew members.
Oct 2: A Boeing 757 jet, owned by local airline Aeroperu, plunged into the Pacific Ocean off Peru, killing all 70 aboard.
Oct 22: A Boeing 707 cargo plane, belonging to U.S. airline Million Air, burst into flames and crashed into a poor district of the port of Manta in southeast Ecuador, killing 25 and injuring 60.
Oct 31: A Fokker-100 aircraft from Brazil's TAM airline slammed into homes in a densely populated area of Sao Paulo, killing all 96 people on board and at least eight on the ground.
Aug 29, 1998: In Ecuador, a Cubana de Aviacion flight to Guayaquil crashed after taking off from Quito's international airport. Eighty people died including 56 passengers, 14 crew and 10 people on the ground.
Aug 31, 1999: An Argentine Boeing 737 from private airline LAPA crashed on takeoff from an airport near Buenos Aires. Seventy of the 101 passengers and crew on board are killed. Ten more are killed on the ground.
Dec 21: A Cubana airline flight carrying 314 people skidded off the runway at the Guatemala City airport and into a neighborhood, killing 26 people.
Jan 17, 2002: An Ecuadorean state oil company plane carrying 26 people crashed in the Colombian jungle killing all on board.
Jan 29: All 92 people on board an Ecuadorean TAME Boeing 727 jetliner were killed when it crashed into the top of Colombia's snow-capped Cumbal volcano.
Sept 29, 2006: A Boeing 737 operated by Brazilian carrier Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes crashed after clipping wings with a Legacy business jet over Brazil's Amazon rainforest, killing 154 people. The Legacy lands safely.
First Published: Jul 18, 2007 10:26 IST