A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew is believed to have crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. Air tragedies have increased with many such crashes over the years, thanks to the explosive growth in aviation sector. Here is a look at some of the worst air tragedies
Hercules C-130 (2014)
A military transport plane slammed into a mountain in Algeria killing all 77 on board except one who miraculously survived. He is a soldier and suffered head injuries. The plane was carrying members of the Algerian air force and their families. It was flying from Tamanrasset in southern Algeria to Constantine in the east.
The plane crashed in Mount Fertas, about 500 kms from Algiers. State radio said that the reason behind the crash was bad weather as there was a snow storm in the area when the plane went down.