Top 10 air crashes (passenger planes)

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10. Pan Am Flight 103


Explosion caused by planted explosives.

Pan Am Flight 103 grafika

fot. Air Accident Investigation Branch

  • number of victims: 270
  • survivors: 0
  • crash date: December 21, 1988, 8:02 pm local time
  • crash site: Lockerbie, UK
  • airline: Pan Am

9. American Airlines Flight 191


The plane crashed while taking off from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

American Airlines Flight 191 grafika

  • number of victims: 273
  • survivors: 0
  • crash date: May 25, 1979, 3:04 pm local time
  • crash site: Chicago, United States
  • airline: American Airlines

8. Iran Air Flight 655


The plane was shot down by the American cruiser USS Vincennes.

Iran Air Flight 655 grafika

fot. Khashayar Talebzadeh / www.airliners.net

  • number of victims: 290
  • survivors: 0
  • crash date: July 3, 1988, 10:24 am local time
  • crash site: Persian Gulf, Iran
  • airline: Iran Air

7. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17


The aircraft was shot down by a Buk M1 guided surface-to-air missile belonging to the armed forces of the Russian Federation.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 grafika

fot. Kacko30 / wikipedia.org (CC BY-SA 4.0)

  • number of victims: 298
  • survivors: 0
  • crash date: July 17, 2014, 4:21 pm local time
  • crash site: Hrabowe, Ukraine
  • airline: Malaysia Airlines

6. Saudia Flight 163


Fire broke out in the rear luggage compartment bulkhead. The pilots managed to return to the airport, but the rescue teams did not manage to reach the people trapped in the plane on time.

Saudia Flight 163 grafika

  • number of victims: 301
  • survivors: 0
  • crash date: August 19, 1980, 9:14 pm local time
  • crash site: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • airline: Saudi Arabian Airlines

5. Air India Flight 182


Decompression due to the planting of explosives.

Air India Flight 182 grafika

fot. Ian Kirby / airliners.net (CC BY-SA 3.0)

  • number of victims: 329
  • survivors: 0
  • crash date: June 23, 1985, 8:14 am local time
  • crash site: Atlantic Ocean, coast of Ireland
  • airline: Air India

4. Turkish Airlines Flight 981


The detached luggage compartment door resulted in the loss of steerability and led to the breakdown.

Turkish Airlines Flight 981 grafika

fot. Steve Fitzgerald / wikipedia.org

  • number of victims: 346
  • survivors: 0
  • crash date: March 3, 1974 at 12:41 local time
  • crash site: Ermenonville, France
  • airline: Turkish Airlines

3. 1996 Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision


Collision of two airplanes in the air due to a pilot’s error.

1996 Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision grafika

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  • number of victims: 349
  • survivors: 0
  • crash date: November 12, 1996, 6:40 pm local time
  • crash site: Charkhi Dadri, India
  • airline: Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kazakhstan Airlines

2. Japan Airlines Flight 123


Due to the decompression of the cabin, the plane crashed into the mountainous regions of the central part of the island of Honshu.

Japan Airlines Flight 123 grafika

fot. Stuart Jessup / wikipedia.org (CC BY-SA 4.0)

  • number of victims: 520
  • survivors: 4
  • crash date: August 12, 1985, 6:56 pm local time
  • crash site: Osutaka, Japan
  • airline: Japan Airlines

1. Tenerife airport disaster


Collision of two planes at the airport. The reasons were bad weather conditions and communication problems.

Tenerife airport disaster grafika

  • number of victims: 583
  • survivors: 61
  • crash date: March 27, 1977, 5:06:50 pm local time
  • crash site: San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
  • airline: KLM, Pan Am