8 Deadliest Plane Crashes in the World

Tenerife Airport Disaster (1977)

The collision between two Boeing 747s on the runway of Tenerife's Los Rodeos Airport resulted in 583 fatalities, making it the deadliest aviation accident in history.

Japan Airlines Flight 123 (1985)

This Boeing 747 flight experienced a mechanical failure, leading to a crash in Japan's mountains, killing 520 people.

Charkhi Dadri Mid-Air Collision (1996)

The mid-air collision between a Saudia Boeing 747 and a Kazakhstan Airlines Ilyushin Il-76 over India resulted in 349 fatalities.

Turkish Airlines Flight 981 (1974)

The crash of a DC-10 in France due to a cargo door failure resulted in 346 deaths, marking one of the deadliest single-aircraft accidents.

Aeroflot Flight 593 (1994)

The crash of an Airbus A310 in Russia due to the pilot's child manipulating the controls led to 75 fatalities.

American Airlines Flight 191 (1979)

The crash of a DC-10 during takeoff in Chicago resulted in 273 deaths, primarily due to engine and wing failure.

China Airlines Flight 611 (2002)

The disintegration of a Boeing 747 over the Taiwan Strait due to improper maintenance caused 225 fatalities.

Pan Am Flight 103 (1988)

The bombing of a Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, led to 270 fatalities, resulting from a terrorist attack.

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