On 19 December 1997, Silk Air Flight 185 en route to Singapore crashed into the Musi River in Indonesia after abruptly plunging from its 35,000 feet (10,668 m) cruise altitude, killing all 97 passengers and 7 crew on board in an instant.
On 31 October 2000, Singapore Airlines Flight 006 collided on take-off into construction equipment at Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taipei during Typhoon Xangsane. Out of the 179 passengers and crew, 83 people perished.
On 11 May 1996, ten minutes after take-off , Valujet Flight 592 crashed into the Florida Everglades after an in-flight fire caused the passengers and crew to suffer unconsciousness. All 110 persons were killed instantly.