1 of 8 Investigators are trying to determine why a Colombian airliner -flying from Panama to Martinique - crashed in Venezuela, killing 160 passengers and crew on board.
2 of 8 Recovery teams looking for bodies have been wading in mud, hampered by heavy rains and difficult terrain.
3 of 8 So far 135 bodies have been recovered, Venezuela's civil protection agency said
4 of 8 There is little left of the aircraft, which crashed at a cattle ranch in a mountainous region near the Colombian border.
5 of 8 It has emerged that the MD-82 had passed a "complete inspection" by Colombian authorities only one day before the crash.
6 of 8 The victims were mainly government officials from the French Caribbean island of Martinique. Their relatives were expecting them to return after a holiday in Panama.
7 of 8 Families and friends were initially left waiting anxiously for news about "delayed" flight WC 707, while word of the crash filtered through.
8 of 8 France has opened a crisis centre for relatives of the victims. French President Jacques Chirac described the crash as a "shocking catastrophe", and offered his condolences to families and friends.