Saturday, 10 January 2015

10 of the world's deadliest aviation disasters...........

Here are the 10 deadliest air travel disasters....
1. Tenerife Airport Disaster, 1977
Casualties: 583
Airlines: KLM and Pan Am
Cause: Heavy fog, failure in communication and pilot error on part of KLM.
2. Japan Airlines Flight 123, 1985
Casualties: 520
Cause: Crashed into the ridges of Mount Takamagahara due to mechanical failure
3. Charkhi-Dadri mid-air collision, 1996
Casualties: 349
Airlines: Kazakhstan Airlines and Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Cause: The mid-air collision, which took place over the village of Charkhi-Dadri near New Delhi, was the result of an error by the Kazakhstan Airlines pilot.
4. Ermenonville Air Disaster, 1974
Casualties: 346
Airline: Turkish Airlines Flight 981
Cause: Crashed when the cables necessary to control the aircraft were severed due to the decompression caused by the poorly-secured cargo door.
4th March 1974: People at the scene in Forest of Ermenonville, where a Turkish Airline DC-10 crashed killing all the passengers on board
5. Kanishka air disaster, 1985
Casualties: 329
Airline: Air India
Cause: Terror attack/bomb on board
6. Saudia Flight 163, 1980
Casualties: 301
Airline: Saudia
Cause: Pilot error, fire in the cargo hold
7. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, 2014
Casualties: 298
Cause: Airline shootdown by pro-Russian separatists in Torez, Ukraine
The debries of the MH17 flight
8. Iran Air Flight 655, 1988
Casualties: 290
Cause: The plane was shot down by the USS Vincennes, a US Navy missile cruiser
9. Iran Ilyushin II-76 crash, 2003
Casualties: 275
Airline: The Ilyushin II-76 aircraft was carrying personnel from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard
Cause: Pilot error triggered by poor weather
10. American Airlines flight 191, 1979
Casualties: 271
Cause: Engine detachment resulting from faulty maintenance, leading to loss of control just minutes after take off from Chicago's O'Hare Airport