Following is a list of major plane crashes in the United States in the last decade:

Aug. 16, 1987, Northwest Airlines MD80 crashed on takeoff at Detroit Metropolitan Airport; 156 killed.

Aug. 31, 1986, Aeromexico DC9 collided with small plane over Los Angeles suburb of Cerritos; 82 killed.

June 18, 1986, De Havilland Twin Otter plane and Bell 206 helicopter, both carrying sightseers, collided over Grand Canyon; 25 killed.

Sept. 6, 1985, Midwest Express Airlines DC9 crashed after takeoff from Milwaukee's Mitchell Field; 31 killed.

Aug. 2, 1985, Delta Air Lines Lockheed L1011 crashed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport; 137 killed.

Jan. 21, 1985, chartered Galaxy prop jet on gambling junket crashed after takeoff in Reno, Nev.; 68 killed.

July 9, 1982, Pan Am Boeing 727 crashed after takeoff in Kenner, La.; 153 killed.

Jan. 13, 1982, Air Florida Boeing 737 crashed after takeoff in Washington; 78 killed.

June 2, 1983, Air Canada DC9 caught fire in flight, landed at Greater Cincinnati International Airport; 23 killed.

May 25, 1979, American Airlines DC10 crashed after takeoff at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago; 275 killed.

Sept. 25, 1978, Pacific Southwest Airlines Boeing 727 and private Cessna 172 collided over San Diego, Calif.; 144 killed.

Dec. 13, 1977, a DC3 chartered from National Jet Service of Indianapolis carrying a college basketball team crashed after takeoff at Evansville, Ind.; 29 killed.