This section present the 10 latest airplane crashes matching all the following criteria:
The accident involves at least one public transport airplane. A flight is considered as public transport when it carries, from point A to point B, passengers or cargo for commercial purposes. Public transport operators must hold a national air operator’s certificate and an operating licence.
The accident involves at least one airplane having a maximum take off weight equal or more than 12,000 lb (5,7 tons). This corresponds to the definition of a large aeroplane in the sense of the civil aviation regulation. Airplanes in this category comply with more stringent regulations.
The accident resulted in a hull loss of at least one public transport airplane. Hull loss means the airplane is damage beyond repairs.
A few events presented here may not match with those criteria, such as relevant events of flight tests aircraft, or military transport planes.