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article imageMajor Airbus accidents over the past decade

By AFP     Oct 31, 2015 in World

Following Saturday's crash of an Airbus A321 in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people onboard, here is a list of major accidents involving Airbus jets over the past decade.

- May 3, 2006: 113 people are killed after an A320 operated by Armenian carrier Armavia crashes as it prepares to land in the southern Russian city of Sochi.

- July 9, 2006: An A310 crashes and catches fire on landing at Irkutsk, Siberia, killing 124 people.

- July 17, 2007: 199 people die when an A320 of Brazilian carrier TAM leaves the runway and crashes into a concrete building at Sao Paulo's Congonhas airport, bursting into flames.

- June 1, 2009: An Air France A330 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashes into the sea, leaving 228 people dead.

The Airbus A321
The Airbus A321
I.VĂ©ricourt/S.Malfatto, AFP

- June 30, 2009: An A310 operated by Yemeni carrier Yemenia crashes off the Comoros islands, killing 152. One young girl survives.

- May 12, 2010: 103 people are killed when an A330 of Libyan company Al Afriqiyah crashes on a landing attempt at Tripoli airport. One child survives.

- July 28, 2010: An A321 of Pakistani carrier Airblue crashes into the mountains outside Islamabad with 152 people aboard.

- December 28, 2014: A Singapore-bound A320 in the colours of Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia and with 162 people aboard crashes in Indonesia. There are no survivors.

- March 24, 2015: An A320 of German airline Germanwings crashes in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard. Investigators suspect the German pilot, psychologically disturbed, deliberately crashed the aircraft.

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