A light plane crashed on Sunday near Milan, according to the Italian National Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation, in an accident that, according to local media, killed the pilot and seven passengers.
A Let L-410 Turbolet twin-engine plane crashed near a city in the Tatarstan region on Sunday, killing 16 people and wounding seven others, all of them paratroopers, the Interfax news agency quoted a source as saying.
A twin-engine plane crashed blocks from a high school campus near San Diego on Monday, killing at least two people and left a swathe of destruction after repeated warnings that it was flying dangerously low.
"I refuse to believe, I just refuse,” Brazil soccer star Neymar, who is a friend of Mendonça's, said on Twitter after the news broke.
A Russian freight plane with seven people aboard crash landed in Eastern Siberia and caught fire, rescue officials announced on Wednesday.
The Coast Guard district that serves the Great Lakes region tweeted that aircrew members conducted a medical evacuation of a man and an 11-year-old girl. They were taken to a hospital in Petoskey.
Hundreds of soldiers escorted the carriage bearing the 63-year-old general's body on its final journey through India's capital. A dozen senior military officers had earlier kept a vigil while his body lay in state at his home.
A Philippine Airlines plane carrying 33 people veered off the runway after landing in rainy weather at a central airport on Friday, causing no injuries but delaying 34 incoming and outgoing flights, officials said.
China Eastern has confirmed there are fatalities after a jet carrying 132 people crashed into a mountain in southern China on Monday, shortly after losing contact with air traffic control and dropping thousands of metres in just three minutes.