Here is a timeline of the major air crashes in India
January 1, 1978: AI-XY5 flight crashed into Arabian Sea, killing 213.
June 21, 1982: AI-403 flight crashed at Mumbai airport, killing 17 out of 111 passengers and crew members.
October 19, 1988: IC-113 flight crashed at Ahmedabad, killing 124 out of 129 passengers.
February 14, 1990: AI flight IC-605 crashed at Bangalore, killing 92 out of 146 passengers.
August 16, 1991: IC-257 crashed at Imphal, killing 69.
April 26, 1993: IC-491 at Aurangabad airport in Maharashtra, killing 55 of 118 passengers.
November 12, 1996: Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight collides midair with Kazakhastan Airlines Flight 1907 near Charki Dadri in Haryana, all 349 on board killed.
Jul 30, 1998: A Dornier aircraft crashed while taking off at Cochin airport in Kerala killing all six persons on board and three others who were working inside a naval workshop building onto which it nose-dived and burst into flames.
March 5, 1999: An Air France Boeing-747 cargo plane went up in flames at Chennai airport.
March 7, 1999: On a day when Indian Air Force was flexing its muscles at “Vayushakti-99” display in Pokhran deserts, 21 persons including 18 men from the force were killed in Delhi in a crash involving Antonov-32 transport jet they were travelling in. It crash-landed near Indira Gandhi International Airport. This was the first time so many defence personnel were killed in a single crash.
July 17, 2000: Over 60 people were killed in an Alliance Air Boeing 737 plane crash at Patna airport. The crash was blamed on loss of control due to pilot error.
Nov 5, 2002: At least five people were kiled after a Jaguar fighter of the IAF crashed into a residential area near an airbase in Haryana state.
Oct 1, 2002: Two Naval cargo aircraft collided in mid-air during a ceremonial flypast killing 17 people – 12 Navy personnel on board and three civilians on ground- near Dabholim airport, 35 kms from Goa. Nineteen people on the ground were also injured.
March 1, 2002: Lok Sabha Speaker GMC Balayogi was killed along with two others when the five-seater private helicopter carrying him crashed in Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh.
August 11, 2003: Three people were killed and 24 went missing and were feared dead after a helicopter carrying employees of the Oil and Natural Gas Commission went down in the Arabian Sea.
April 7, 2003: An IAF MiG-21 fighter jet crashed into a milk processing plant in Haryana area near Chandigarh, injuring at least three people.
April 4, 2003: Three women and a child on ground were among the five people killed while four persons were injured, three of them seriously, after a Mig-23 fighter of the Indian Air Force crashed in a residential area in Mullanpur Dakha near Ludhiana in Punjab While four died on the spot, one died in the hospital later.