As the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is still missing with 227 passengers on board, a look at the deadliest air crashes over the decade.
1. 3 June, 2012: Dana Air Flight 992 crashed into a busy commercial building in Lagos, Nigeria, killing all 153 people on board and 10 others on the ground. According the Nigerian government, the ill-fated Boeing MD-83 suffered dual engine failure mid-air before crashing.
2. 20 April, 2012: Passenger airliner Bhoja Air Flight 213 crashed on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 127 people on board including six crew members. This was the first flight of Bhoja Air in 11 years as the airline had suspended its operations in 1999.
3. 9 January, 2012: Iran Air Boeing 727 bound for Urmia from Tehran broke into pieces killing 77 passengers; bad weather was blamed.
4. 12 May, 2010: Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330-200 burst into flames killing 104 passengers while trying to land at Tripoli Airport in Libya.
5. 10 April, 2010: Lech Kaczynski, who was the Polish president, and his wife, among 96 dead in a Tupulov Tu-154 plane crash.
The crash also claimed many of the country's top political and military leaders. The high-profile plane was trying to land in thick fog and mistook a barren forest for the runway causing the crash near Smolensk Airport.
6. 30 June, 2009: Yemenia Flight 626 from Yemen to Moroni, Comoros, crashed killing all 153 passengers on board.
7. 1 June, 2009: Air France Flight 447 from Paris to Rio de Janeiro crashed into the Atlantic Ocean killing all 228 people on board.
8. 19 February, 2003: Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards plane crashed into the Sirch mountains killing 284 people on board.
9. 25 May, 2002: China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrated 20 minutes after takeoff killing 225 people on board.
10. 12 November, 2001: American Airlines Flight 587 crashed minutes after takeoff killing 260 people on board.