A passenger jet carrying more than 62 people went missing on Saturday minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, according to an official from Sriwijaya Air, an Indonesian airline based in Jakarta. The Boeing 737-524 was bound to Pontianak on the island of Borneo.
List of flights that crashed recently
Air India Express Flight 1344 Crash (On August 7, 2020):
Air India Express Flight 1344 crashed on August 7, 2020 with 190 people on board during a botched landing attempt at Calicut International Airport. Eighteen people were killed in the Air India crash and more than 150 others sustained injuries. It was said that the pilot, a decorated ex-military aviator faced low visibility because of the bad weather conditions and circled the airport before asking air traffic controllers (ATC) to switch runways.
Pakistan International Airlines Plane Crash in Karachi (On May 22,2020):
Airbus A320 operating as Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303 crashed in a dense residential area of Karachi on May 22 2020, which killed nearly everyone on board and injured many others. A senior aviation official told the media that the plane had a technical issue and was unable to drop its wheels prior to landing.
Ukraine International Airlines Plane Crash Kills Everyone on Board (On January 8, 2020):
On Jan 8, 2020, 167 passengers and nine crew members were killed when Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 passenger jet crashed into Iranian farmland just minutes after takeoff. Investigators found the plane’s black box, which contain flight data, cockpit conversations and other information that can help determine what brought the plane down. This was the first fatal plane crash for Ukraine International Airlines, which has been in operation since 1992.
Fatal Small Plane Crash in Lafayette, Louisiana (On December 28, 2019):
An eight-passenger Piper Cheyenne crashed on December 27, 2019 into a post office parking lot after traveling only two miles on its way to a Louisiana State University football semifinal game. At least five people died and six more were injured in this incident.