10 Deadliest Plane Crashes in the World

The deadliest accident in aviation history, where around 583 passengers on board were killed.


The Tenerife Airport Disaster (1977)

Passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. 283 passengers and 15 crew on board were killed.


Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (2014)

The incident took place on June 23, 1985 with 329 fatalities. This is considered as the deadliest terror attack.


Air India Flight 182 (1985)

This is also known as the Mount Osutaka airline disaster. 


Japan Airlines Flight 123 (1985)

The deadliest mid-air collision took place on 12th November 1996 known as the Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision.


Saudi Arabian Flight 763 and Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907 (1996)

A deadly plane collision impacted the whole of New York killing at least 128 passengers and six bystanders on the ground. 


The New York Collision (1960)

A civilian airline flying from Tehran to Dubai was shot down on  July 3rd, 1988, resulting in 290 fatalities. 


Iran Air Flight 655 (1988)

The first devastating plane crash which happened in the 1950s (30th June, 1956) wherein 128 people were killed on board.


The Grand Canyon Mid-Air Collision (1956)

American Airlines Flight 191 was a regularly scheduled passenger flight. 258 passengers and 13 crew on board who got killed.


American Airlines Flight 191 (1979)

United Flight 232 departed from Denver on 19th July 1989 for Chicago but the tail engine exploded. The pilots lost all flight controls.


United Flight 232 (1989)

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