A Plane crash occurs between the time of boarding and disembarking, which often ends with a fatality or a serious injury, resulting in either the plane been damaged to some degree or completely destroyed.
Therefore the statistics for the causes of plane crashes are not always clear. It is however widely accepted that the following statistics are a reasonable representation:
-55% Pilot Error(loss of control in flight and Controlled flight into terrain, CFIT)
-17% Aircraft Mechanical Error
-7% Other (ATC, Ground Handling, Unknown)
*January 13 – Pegasus Airlines Flight 8622, a Boeing 737-800, skids off the end of the runway at Trabzon Airport, Turkey and comes to rest on a cliff. All 168 passengers and crew survived without injury.
*February 11 – Saratov Airlines Flight 703, an Antonov An-148, crashed shortly after taking off from Domodedovo International Airport, Russia. All 71 passengers and crew died.
*February 18 – Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 3704, an ATR 72-200 on a domestic flight in Iran, crashed into the Zagros Mountains killing all 60 passengers and 6 crew members on board.
*March 12 – US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211, a Bombardier Q400 on an international flight from Dhaka to Nepal, crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport. 52 of the 71 people on board are killed.
*April 17 – Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, a Boeing 737-700 en route over Bernville, Pennsylvania, suffers an engine failure at cruise altitude. Some debris enters the fuselage, causing substantial damage to the aircraft and loss of cabin pressure. The crew safely diverted to Philadelphia International Airport. 1 passenger died; 7 others were injured.
*May 18 – Cubana de Aviación Flight 972, a Boeing 737-200/Adv, crashed shortly after takeoff from José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba. 112 of the 113 passengers and crew died, the sole survivor was seriously injured.
*July 31 – Aeroméxico Connect Flight 2431, an Embraer ERJ-190AR, crashed into wooded terrain in Durango shortly after take-off from Durango International Airport. The aircraft was damaged, but all 103 occupants survived.
*August 10 – 2018 Horizon Air Q400 incident, a Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft registered N449QX, was stolen from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport with no passengers on board and later crashed on Ketron Island, killing the sole occupant.
*September 28 – Air Niugini Flight 73, a Boeing 737-800, lands short of the runway and comes to rest in a lagoon at Chuuk International Airport in the Federated States of Micronesia, 1 passenger died whilst 34 others and 12 crew escaped without serious injuries.
*October 29 – Lion Air Flight 610, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff from Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta en route to Depati Amir Airport in Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia. All 189 passengers and crew died.
*November 9 – Fly Jamaica Airways Flight 256, a Boeing 757-200, crash lands after returning to Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana, after suffering a hydraulic failure 45 minutes after takeoff en route to Toronto. All on board initially survived, but 1 passenger died a week later due to injuries sustained in the crash.
*January 14 – 2019 Saha Airlines Boeing 707 crash, a Boeing 707-3J9C overshoots the runway on landing by mistake at Fath Air Base, Iran, killing 15 of 16 people on board.
*February 23 – Atlas Air Flight 3591, a Boeing 767-375(ER)(BCF) crashed into Trinity Bay on approach into George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. All three crew members on board died.
*Most recently on March 10 - Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, crashed near Bishoftu, Ethiopia six minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport. All 157 passengers and crew died.