Sabotage and other intentional acts, such as hijacking, terrorism or direct military action, are not considered accidents as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization and, as such, are not always included in sources of aviation safety statistics. For example, Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus A320, was intentionally crashed in the French Alps in March 2015 by its suicidal copilot, killing all 150 people on board, according to the final accident report from the French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses. The Germanwings crash is included in the Aviation Safety Network database and in the Foundation's count of fatal accidents, but it is not included in the International Air Transport Association’s 2015 accident or fatality count because it did not fit into that organization’s accident criteria.
Recent Fatal Accidents
Source: Aviation Safety Network