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June 30 (Reuters) - An Airbus A310 from Yemen with more than 150 people on board crashed into choppy seas as it came in to land on the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros on Tuesday, an airline official said. [ID:nLU506718]
It is the second Airbus to plunge into the sea this month. An Air France Airbus A330-200 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean killing 228 people on board on June 1.
Here are details of recent major plane crashes.
Aug. 22, 2006 - A Russian Tu-154 operated by Pulkovo
# On 1 June 2009, Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330-203 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris with 228 people onboard, was reported lost over the Atlantic Ocean. The aircraft crashed in the Atlantic Ocean 400-500 miles northeast of the islands of Fernando de Noronha. All passengers and crew were killed. The cause remains under investigation.
# On 11 June 2009, a Jetstar A330-200 enroute from Kansai International Airport to Australia's Gold Coast experienced a cockpit fire, requiring the aircraft to divert to Guam. No injuries were reported. The incident is under investigation by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
# On 22 June 2009, Qantas Flight 68, an Airbus A330-300 enroute from Hong Kong International Airport to Perth International Airport hit severe turbulence over Borneo, causing the aircraft to free fall for ten to twenty seconds. Passengers were "told the radar was not functioning so the aircraft did not see (the air pocket) and went straight into it". Six passengers and one crew member were injured. 
15 January 2009 - US Airways Flight 1549 - an A320 en route from New York City LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina, ditched into the Hudson River several minutes after takeoff. All 150 passengers and five crew survived, with only one serious injury. The accident was due to a collision with a flock of birds which disabled both engines.
Sept. 29 - One hundred and fifty-four people are killed when a Boeing 737-800 operated by low-cost Gol airline crashes in the Amazon rain forest.
Oct. 29 - A Boeing 737 operated by domestic carrier ADC, crashes after take off on a flight from the Nigerian capital Abuja to Sokoto. Only seven of the 106 people aboard the flight survived. Among the dead was Ibrahim Muhammadu, who as Sultan of Sokoto was the leader of the Muslim community.
Jan. 1, 2007 - An Indonesian Boeing 737-400 operated by budget carrier Adam Air disappeared from radar screens during a flight from Java to Sulawesi islands. Wreckage was located at sea 10 days later. All 102 passengers and crew were killed.
May 5 - All 114 people on board a Kenya Airways Boeing 737 are killed after the plane crashed in torrential rain after takeoff from Douala in Cameroon en route to Nairobi.