plane crashes in history ,Although flying is believed to be the safest method of long-distance travel, accidents and tragedies will always occur. The worst aircraft crashes ever documented are listed here.

    5 deadliest plane crashes

    1. Air India Flight 182

    Top 5 deadliest plane crashes in history

    About 9 kilometers (about 31,000 feet) over the sea, off the southwest coast of Ireland, Air India Flight 182 exploded on June 23, 1985, when it was on the route Toronto-Montreal-London-Delhi.

    307 passengers and 22 crew members died in the explosion, which was brought on by a bomb set by a militant Sikh terrorist organization.

    The second deadliest aviation-related terrorist attack

    It would remain the worst aviation-related terrorism incident until the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

    2. Turkish Airlines Flight 981

    Turkish Airlines Flight 981 traveled from Istanbul to London, stopping in Paris. However, only minutes after taking off from Orly Airport (shown), it crashed into the Ermenonville woodland on March 3, 1973.

    The Ermenonville Air Disaster

    The Ermenonville Air Disaster claimed the lives of 346 people. It was the worst aircraft-related disaster at the time.

    The disaster was triggered by an inadequately latched cargo door in the aircraft’s rear, which resulted in an explosive decompression that destroyed the McDonnell Douglas DC-1’s wiring.

    3. 1996 Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision

    On November 12, 1996, over the town of Charkhi Dadri in Haryana, India, the deadliest midair crash and third-worst airplane disaster occurred.

    Flight 763 from Saudia to Delhi crashed with Flight 1907 from Kazakhstan Airlines. Between the passengers and crew members on both aircraft, 349 people perished.

    Flying too low

    The incident occurred after the Kazakh crew dropped lower than expected, colliding with a Saudi jet flying in the other direction.

    4. Japan Air Lines Flight 123

    Japan Air Lines journey 123 was scheduled to fly from Tokyo to Osaka (shown) on August 12, 1985, in what was supposed to be a short, regular journey.

    It was meant to be an hour-long flight

    The Boeing 747 decompressed after a break in the aft pressure bulkhead 12 minutes into the flight. After trying for half an hour to maintain control, the jet crashed into Mount Takamagahara, 62 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Tokyo.

    There were 505 passengers and 15 crew members killed. It was eventually discovered that the portion that had broken apart had been restored seven years before following another occurrence.

    5. Tenerife Airport Disaster of 1977

    Many people are astonished that the deadliest aircraft catastrophe occurred on the ground rather than in flight. On March 27, 1977, this occurred on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

    Thick fog and miscommunication

    Due to a terrorist threat, international flights to Gran Canaria were diverted to the smaller, unprepared Los Rodeos Airport. To top it all off, the Tenerife airstrip was shrouded in fog, and communication between aircrew and ground control was chaotic.

    The deadliest plane crash to date

    The crash of two Boeing 747s, one from Los Angeles and the other from Amsterdam, killed 583 passengers and crew members, making it the worst aviation catastrophe to date.

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