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|Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:15am On Mar 16|
“Failure saves lives. In the airline industry, every time a plane crashes the probability of the next crash is lowered by that.” —Nassim Nicholas Taleb
It’s been just over 100 years since the first scheduled commercial flight took place and since then flying as a means of travel has become increasingly popular and commonplace.
Millions of people fly every day and about 50 million tonnes of cargo is transported by air.
While flying is one of the safest ways to travel, the odds of dying in a plane crash are 1 in 1million.
* The safest seats are (usually) at the back of the plane.
* Most crashes occur during the first three or last eight minutes of the flight.
* You have about 90 seconds to exit a burning airplane.
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|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:17am On Mar 16|
Here's a look at commercial passenger airplane crashes.
For crashes caused by military acts or by terrorism, see Terrorism and War-Related Airplane Crashes Fast Facts.
On August 12, 1985, the largest number of deaths in a single commercial airplane crash occurred when a Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 crashed into Mt. Ogura in Japan, killing 520 passengers and crew members.
The deadliest commercial airplane accident occurred on March 27, 1977, when two Boeing 747s collided on a runway on the Spanish island of Tenerife, killing 583.
March 3, 1974 - 346 people are killed when a Turkish Airlines DC-10 crashes in France, as a result of the cargo door not being fully latched.
March 27, 1977 - A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747 crashes into a Pan American World Airways Boeing 747 at the Los Rodeos Airport at Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing a total of 583 (335 fatalities on the Pan American airplane and all 234 passengers plus 14 crew members on the KLM plane).
The accident occurs when the KLM airplane begins its takeoff while the Pan American airplane is still on the runway.
May 25, 1979 - An American Airlines DC-10 crashes after takeoff from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, killing 271 onboard and another two on the ground.
During takeoff, an engine on the left wing falls off; the FAA later faults American Airlines maintenance techniques for the crash.
November 28, 1979 - An Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt. Erebus on Antarctica and 257 people are killed.
The crash is believed to be the result of a navigational error.
May 26, 1991 - Fifteen minutes after takeoff, a thrust reverser deploys on Lauda Air Boeing 767 Flight 004. The plane crashes 70 miles northwest of Bangkok, Thailand.
All 223 passengers and crew are killed.
July 11, 1991 - The landing gear of a Nigeria Airways DC-8 catches on fire shortly after takeoff and upon return to the airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the plane crashes, killing all 261 people onboard.
April 26, 1994 - A China Airlines Airbus A300 crashes on approach to Nagoya Airport, Japan, and 264 people are killed.
May 11, 1996 - ValuJet Flight 592 crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing 110 people.
July 17, 1996 - TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747, explodes in air and crashes off the coast of Long Island, New York. All 230 people aboard are killed. The NTSB rules the explosion was caused by faulty wiring that ignited a center fuel tank.
November 12, 1996 - A midair collision between a Saudi Arabian Airlines 747 and a Kazakhstan Airlines II-76 takes place at the New
Delhi, India airport. All 349 people on both airplanes are killed.
August 6, 1997 - A Korean Airlines Boeing 747 crashes in the Guam jungle and 228 people are killed.
September 26, 1997 - A Garuda Indonesia Airlines Airbus A300 crashes in Buah Nabar, Indonesia, killing 234 people.
February 16, 1998 - Flying through rain and fog, a China Airlines Airbus A300 crashes into a neighborhood near Taipei, Taiwan, killing all 196 aboard and another seven on the ground.
September 2, 1998 - A Swissair MD-11 crashes off Nova Scotia, Canada, killing 229. The Canadian Transportation Safety Board later concludes that flammable material and faulty wiring generated a fire that spread beyond the crew's control.
October 31, 1999 - EgyptAir Flight 990, bound for Cairo from New York, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, plunging 14,000 feet in 36 seconds.
All 203 passengers and 14 crew members are killed.
July 25, 2000 - The Air France Concorde, en route to New York, crashes into a Paris hotel shortly after takeoff, killing 113 (all 109 aboard and four on the ground).
November 12, 2001 - An American Airlines Airbus A300 crashes in Belle Harbor, Queens, shortly after takeoff from JFK Airport, killing a total of 265 people, including five people on the ground.
May 25, 2002 - A China Airlines Boeing 747 crashes into the Taiwan Strait 20 minutes after takeoff, killing all 225 on board. The crash is later attributed to metal fatigue brought on by a previous faulty repair job.
June 1, 2009 - Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris carrying 228 passengers and crew is lost over the Atlantic. The first bodies are recovered on June 6, approximately 600 miles off the northern coast of Brazil. On July 5, 2012, France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis releases a report concluding that a series of errors by pilots and a failure to react effectively to technical problems led to the crash of Air France Flight 447.
March 8, 2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears from radar after taking off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. After more than 10 months of searching for the plane, on January 29, 2015, the government of Malaysia officially declares the loss of MH370 an accident and all of its passengers and crew, 239 people in total, are presumed dead. On August 5, 2015, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a piece of debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion is indeed part of missing Malaysian Flight 370. On January 17, 2017, the underwater search for MH370 is suspended, according to a joint statement from Chinese, Australian and Malaysian officials. On July 30, 2018, while announcing the release of a safety investigation report, Malaysian authorities say they have failed to determine the cause of the plane's disappearance, while ruling out several possibilities.
March 24, 2015 - Germanwings Flight 9525 crashes into the French Alps after taking off from Barcelona, Spain, en route to Dusseldorf, Germany. All 150 people on board are killed. On March 26, 2015, officials say that 27-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane after locking the pilot out of the cockpit. A later investigation reveals that he had suffered from depression in the past.
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|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:20am On Mar 16|
In 1980, a Lockheed L-1011-200 TriStar left Riyadh International Airport in Saudi Arabia.
Within seven minutes of takeoff, the crew received a warning that there was smoke in the aft cargo compartment.
After confirming smoke was reaching the cabin, the pilot decided to turn around and return to the airport.
The plane landed after just 20 minutes in the air but it was taxied on the runway instead of attempting an emergency stop.
The engines kept running throughout the whole process, and the delay in the evacuation resulted in the deaths of all 301 occupants due to smoke inhalation.
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|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:22am On Mar 16|
1977 Tenerife Airport Disaster
Date: March 27, 1977
Cause: Runway collision
The Tenerife Disaster is the worst non-terrorism related aviation accident in world history, killing nearly 600 people in total.
Two commercial airliners collided on a runway at the Tenerife North Airport in Spain's Canary Islands, killing the majority of passengers on both flights.
Radio interference brought on by a heavy fog made communication on the runway difficult, and KLM flight 4805 began to accelerate for takeoff while a Pan Am plane was still on the runway.
Everyone aboard the KLM flight, which burst into flames upon collision, was killed, but 61 people survived on the Pan Am flight.
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|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:24am On Mar 16|
1985 Japan Airlines Flight 123 Crash
Date: August 12, 1985
Cause: Mechanical failure
The crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 is the deadliest aviation accident to include a single vehicle, killing the vast majority of passengers onboard.
The flight was traveling from Tokyo to Osaka when an explosion unexpectedly rocked the plane, destroying the vertical stabilizer and tearing off part of the plane's tail.
The plane's crew managed to stay in the air for over half an hour after the explosion, but the flight eventually crashed into Mount Takamagahara.
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:29am On Mar 16|
1996 Air Africa Crash
Date: January 8, 1996
Cause: Unclear, possibly negligence
Deaths: Between 225 and 348
The bulk of the fatalities occurred on the ground in what is now known as the 1996 Air Africa Crash.
The Africa Air Antonov 32, a cargo plane, crashed into a market in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
The plane was attempting to takeoff and was filled beyond capacity, and despite not reaching the proper speed for liftoff.
It ended up running beyond the runway and crashing into a market. Four of the six crew members survived and, despite there being nearly 350 victims, only 66 bodies were identified.
This left the precise number of victims a mystery.
The flight had actually been taking off illegally, as Africa Air did not have the required clearance and papers needed to operate the flight.
Investigations also concluded the pilots operating the flight were not qualified to operate a cargo plane and may have been intoxicated at the time of the takeoff.
A subsequent lawsuit over the crash left Africa Air out of business.
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:31am On Mar 16|
1996 Charkhi Dadri Mid-Air Collision.
Date: November 12, 1996
Cause: Air-traffic control error
The Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision is the one of the worst mid flight collisions in the history of Aviation, killing everyone aboard Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 763 and Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907.
The planes were flying near the New Dehli airport when the collision happened.
The collision was caused by miscommunication between air traffic controllers, as both flights were given the approval to use the same airway at the same time.
The planes were traveling in opposite directions, with one ascending and the other descending, when they slammed into each other.
The Saudi Arabian Airlines plane broke up in the air before hitting the ground while the Kazakhstan Airlines Flight crashed into a field.
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by donbrowser(m): 5:33am On Mar 16|
I guess the mods don't like your topic
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:33am On Mar 16|
1974 Turkish Airlines Flight 981 Crash.
Date: March 3, 1974
Cause: Mechanical failure
On a route from Istanbul to Western Europe, Turkish Airlines Flight 981 suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure that resulted in the aircraft crashing into the forest in Ermenonville, France.
An improperly sealed door to the cargo hold caused the plane to depressurize mid-flight and this resulted in several people being sucked out of the plane.
The depressurization caused massive damage to the plane, including a destroyed engine and a partial floor collapse in the passenger cabin.
No survivors were discovered at the crash site.
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:35am On Mar 16|
Date: September 11, 2001
The events of 9-11 remain the single deadliest aviation incident in the history of flying, with nearly 3,000 people losing their lives in a single day.
Osama bin Laden, then leader of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, planned the attack.
Four commercial airliners were hijacked by 19 terrorists.
The terrorists piloted the planes with the aim of causing mass destruction across the United States.
Two planes intentionally struck and destroyed New York's Twin Towers, and a third crashed into the Pentagon building just outside of Washington, DC.
The final plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers overpowered the terrorists on board.
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|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:41am On Mar 16|
Bellview Airlines Flight 210, was a scheduled domestic passenger flight, operating as a Boeing 737-200 aircraft from Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos en route to the Nigerian capital Abuja.
On 22 October 2005, the plane nose dived and crashed at Lisa Village, Ogun State, killing all 117 people on board.
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:43am On Mar 16|
Dana Air Flight 992 was a scheduled domestic commercial passenger flight from Abuja to Lagos, Nigeria.
On 3 June 2012, the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft serving the route crashed into buildings in Lagos while attempting an emergency landing, killing all 153 people on board and 6 on the ground.
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Nogodye(m): 5:46am On Mar 16|
May God save and have mercy on us.
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:51am On Mar 16|
2018 Lion Air Flight JT 610
Date: October 29, 2018
Deaths: 189 (presumed)
On the morning of October 29, 2018, Lion Air flight JT 610 crashed into the ocean just 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia.
Only 12 miles after takeoff, the crew made a request to return to Jakarta, which was granted, but lost contact directly after.
The radar showed the plane had not tried turning around.
Moreover, there had been reported problems the night prior to the crash, but the issue was repaired and cleared for flight.
Of the 189 people on the plane, including crew members and 181 passengers, all were presumed to have died as officials and teams work to search the scene following the crash.
The new Boeing 737 MAX 8 had only flown 800 hours prior to the crash.
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Omoluabi16(m): 5:51am On Mar 16|
That some of these bodies were never recovered makes it a double tragedy.
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:55am On Mar 16|
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Ethiopia to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.
On 10 March 2019, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashed six minutes after takeoff near the town of Bishoftu, killing all 157 passengers and crew aboard.
The cause of the accident is currently unknown and under investigation.
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by decatalyst(m): 6:21am On Mar 16|
This is the most annoying one.
In fact all the airport safety official deserve to die by hanging! How can you compromise standard procedures in order to salvage a plane?
Unnecessary loss of human lives.
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|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by opparadise: 6:24am On Mar 16|
Aircraft is a mixture of witchcraft and those stolen Amadioha gongs. . I am not surprised.
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|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Speedyconnect15: 7:16am On Mar 16|
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|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by dkronicle(m): 7:48am On Mar 16|
On of the reasons i dont want to buy a plane is because ii wont be the one driving it. The way way God use love me, him want make i de drive my property. So i wont stop using my neighbors bicycle.
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Emusan(m): 7:50am On Mar 16|
What's with air crash and the month of March
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|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by forghon: 7:58am On Mar 16|
Me d thing dey disturb me as e just dey up like bird
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by malikombi(m): 8:01am On Mar 16|
I also remember this sosoliso airline disaster.
May God double his protection over us all
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by Kakamorufu(m): 8:23am On Mar 16|
to enter plane dey scare me ehn
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|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by ayanbaba2(m): 8:49am On Mar 16|
Explorers:waiting to see this!
have watched a documentary about this crash sometimes ago...
na real error from the 'control tower' man: the atmospheric conditions was bad and still went ahead to affirm takeoff without communicating with Pan am crew to stay off the runway!
those that survived were seated on the left wing(it may be the ring wing) of the plane (pan am)!
that KLM plane (dutch) was just having a stopover at the airport!
the casualties is likely 534 or 537 (memory loss)
RIP to them!
Nice compilation from you, Kudos!
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by dwilliams: 9:25am On Mar 16|
If you like enter Rocket or Fly Edo airways,when God say your time don reach, e don reach
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by AleAirHub(m): 9:26am On Mar 16|
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|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by xynerise(m): 9:36am On Mar 16|
Take off scares the shiit out of me
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by PORNeliusHUBson: 9:38am On Mar 16|
Emusan:thought it was only me dat noticed.
God is good! We are safe
|Re: Some Of The Worst And Deadliest Air Disasters/Plane Crashes In History(Pics) by KendrickAyomide: 9:49am On Mar 16|
A thousand shall happen at my right and 10000 at my left , none shall come near us.. I go still enter Plane !
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