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No one can fathom the agony that families of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 are going through -- except the families of MH370.
After almost 10 months of waiting, they, too, are grappling with the notion that their loved ones are at the bottom of the ocean. But they have no proof or answers.

Whatever happened, the ordeal raises sad memories of horrific airplane crashes that have cost thousands of lives in recent decades.

Some of the worst such incidents -- like four crashes in frightening succession into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and rural Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001; the 1988 downing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland; and a 1977 crash involving the apparent hijacking of a Malaysian Airlines jet that left 100 dead -- involved terrorist activity.
But there are many others that did not, with mechanical problems, pilot error or other reasons blamed for loss of life.

Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 lies in a field in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, July 17, after the Boeing 777 went down. U.S. intelligence has concluded the passenger jet carrying 298 people was shot down over Ukraine the day before but has not assigned any blame, a senior U.S. official told CNN. Ukrainian officials have accused pro-Russian rebels of downing the jet, but Russia has pointed the finger back at Ukraine, blaming its recent tough military operations against separatists.

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Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013. The South Korean airline's Boeing 777 fell short of its approach and crash-landed on the runway. Three people were killed and more than 180 were injured.">
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013. The South Korean airline's Boeing 777 fell short of its approach and crash-landed on the runway. Three people were killed and more than 180 were injured.

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A Dana Air MD-83 carrying 153 people crashed on June 3, 2012, in a residential neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria's most populous city. No one on the plane survived, and 10 people on the ground were killed.">
A Dana Air MD-83 carrying 153 people crashed on June 3, 2012, in a residential neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria's most populous city. No one on the plane survived, and 10 people on the ground were killed.

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A plane crash on April 20, 2012, in Islamabad, Pakistan, killed 127 people. The Bhoja Air Boeing 737 was en route from Karachi to the Pakistani capital.

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A plane carrying dozens of hockey players crashed on Septemer 7, 2011, outside the Russian city of Yaroslavl, about 160 miles northeast of Moscow. Forty-three people were killed. One of two survivors later died of his injuries.

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A Hewa Bora Airways plane crashed on July 8, 2011, while trying to land in bad weather at the airport in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 74 of the 118 people on board were killed.

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An Airblue flight carrying 152 people crashed into a hillside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on July 28, 2010. No one survived.

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