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Feature: Top 100 Disasters

1. Manhattan, New York, September 11 2001 - 4500+ Killed
Boeing 767-200s of American Airlines and United Airlines intentionally crashed into World Trade Center towers.

2. Tenerife, Canary Islands, March 27 1977 - 583 killed
KLM Boeing 747-206B collides with Pan Am Boeing 747-121 on runway

3. Tokyo, Japan, August 12 1985 - 520 killed
JAL Boeing 747SR-46 crashes into moutain, 4 survivors

4. Charkhi Dadri, India, November 12 1996 - 349 victims
Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing B747-168B collides in mid-air with Kazach
Ilyushin Il-76TD

5. Ermenonville, France, March 3 1974 - 346 killed
DC-10 Series 10 of THY Turkish Airlines cargo door bursts open - crashes in to forest

6. Irish Sea, June 23 1985 - 329 killed
Air India Boeing 747-237B, terrorist bomb

7. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, August 19 1980 - 301 victims
Saudia L-1011-200 Tristar bursts into flames after emergency landing

8. Kinshasa, Zaire, January 8 1996 - 297+ killed
Overloaded African Air Antonov-32 crashes into market place - 4 of 5 crew members survive.

9. Persian Gulf, July 3 1988 - 290 dead
USS Vincennes downs Iran Air Airbus A300B2-202

10. Chicago, USA, May 25 1979 - 273 dead
American Airlines DC-10 Series 10 crashes due to damaged hydraulics

11. Lockerbie, Scotland, December 21 1988 - 270 killed
Lybian terrorists bomb attack on a Pan Am Boeing 747-121A

12. Belle Harbor, New York, November 12 2001 - 269 perished
American Airlines Airbus A300-600R crashes on takeoff.

13. Sakhalin Island, USSR, September 1 1983 - 269 perished
Soviet Su-15 downs a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747-230B

14. Nagoya, Japan, April 26 1994 - 264 dead
China Airlines Airbus A300B4-622R, 9 survivors

15. Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, July 11 1991 - 261 fatalities
Nationair Canada DC-8 Super 61 leased to Nigeria Airways catches fire after take-off caused by blown tires

16. Ross Island, Antartica, November 29 1979 - 257 dead
Air New Zealand DC-10 Series 30 flies into polar mountain

17. Gander, Canada, December 12 1985 - 256 fatalities
Arrow Air Inc. DC-8 Super 63PF crashes during take-off

18. New York, USA, July 17 1996 - 230 perished
TWA Boeing 747-131 crashes into ocean near Long Island

19. Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 23 1998 - 229 killed
Swissair MD-11 crashes into the Atlantic after an in-flight fire

20. Agana, Guam, August 6 1997- 228 killed
Korean Air Lines Boeing 747-300 crashes into hillside on approach.

21. Ban Nong Rong, Thailand, May 26 1991 - 223 killed
Lauda Air Boeing 767-3Z9ER goes down after thrust reverser problems.

22. Nantucket, Mass., USA, October 31 1999 - 217 killed
EgyptAir 767-366ER crashes into the Atlantic Ocean for unknown reasons.

23. Maharashtra, India, January 1 1978 - 213 killed
Air India B-747-237B explodes in mid-air

24. Uch Kuduk, Uzbekistan, USSR, July 10 1985 - 200 fatalities
Aeroflot Tupolev 154B-2, goes into flat spin and crashes

25. Taipei, Taiwan, February 16 1998- 196 fatalities
China Airlines Airbus A300 crashes on go-around attempt

26. Maskeliya, Sri Lanka, December 4 1974 - 191 dead
Martinair DC-8 Series 55F hits moutain

27. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, February 6 1996 - 189 perished
Alas Nacionales Boeing 757-225 crashes into Atlantic due to wrong air speed indication

28. Immouzer, Morocco, August 3 1975 -188 killed
Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines Boeing 707-321C hits moutain

29. Katunayake, Sri Lanka, November 15 1978 - 184 killed
Icelandair DC-8 Super 63CF ploughes into a coconut plantation, 78 survivors

30. Warsaw, Poland, May 9 1987 - 182 killed
LOT Il-62MK crashes when two engines catch fire at an altitude of 8200 meters

31. Mejorada del Campo, Spain, November 27 1983 - 181 fatalities
Avianca Boeing 747-283B Combi crashes during approach, 11 survivors

32. Ajaccio, Corsica, December 1 1981 - 180 fatalities
Inex Adria Aviopromet Yugoslav DC-9 Super 82 crashes into mountain on approach

33. Zanderij, Surinam, June 7 1989 -177 killed
Crew of SLM DC-8 Super 62 ignores tower instructions, 10 survivors

34. Krasnaya Polyana, USSR, October 13 1972 - 176 dead
Ilyushin-62 crashes into a lake, ILS inoperative

35. Kano, Nigeria, January 22 1973 - 176 fatalities
Alia Royal Jordanian B-707-3D3C crashes during landing due to landing gear damage

36. Zagreb, Yugoslavia, September 10 1976 - 176 dead
Mid-air collision between Inex-Adria DC-9 Series 32 and BA HS Trident 3B, ATC language error

37. Dneprodzerzhinsk, USSR, August 11 1979 - 173 killed
Two Aeroflot Tu-134's collide at an altitude of 8000m

38. Tùnùrù Desert, Niger, September 19 1989 - 170 dead
Terrorist bomb aboard a Union de Transportes Aùriens DC-10 Series 30

39. Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa, January 30 2000 - 169 killed
Kenya Airways Airbus A310 crashes on takeoff.

40. San Andres mountains, Mexico, March 31 1986 - 167 killed
Mexicana Boeing 727-264, tyre burst causes fuel leak

41. Kathmandu, Nepal, September 28 1992 - 167 fatalities
Pakistan International Airlines A300B4-203 crashes on approach

42. Alma-Ata, USSR, July 7 1980 - 163 fatalities
Aeroflot Tu-154B-2 crashes shortly after take-off

43. Lagos, Nigeria, September 27 1992 - 163 fatalities

44. Morioka, Japan, July 30 1971 - 162 dead
All Nippon Airways B-727-281 collides with JASDF F-86F Sabre

45. Havana, Cuba, September 3 1989 - 160 dead
Cubana de Aviacon Il-62M crashes killing all 126 aboard and 34 on ground

46. Xian, China, June 6 1994 - 160 fatalities
China Northwest Tupolev 154M

47. Cali, Columbia, December 20 1995 - 160 killed
Boeing 757-223 of American Airlines hits mountain, 4 survivors

48.Mauritius, Indian Ocean, November 28 1987 - 159 fatalities
South African Airways Boeing 747-244B self-igniting fire-works

49. Tripoli, Lybia, December 22 1992 - 157 fatalities
Jamahiriya Lybian Arab Airlines Boeing Advanced 727-2L5 collides with MiG-23

50. SchŸnefeld, GDR, August 14 1972 - 156 killed
Interflug Gesellschaft Il-62 catches fire in rear fuselage

51. At Ta'if, Saudi Arabia, November 26 1979 - 156 victims
Pakistan International Airlines, B-707-340C, fire starts in the aft-cabin, total destruction

52. Detroit, USA, August 16 1987 - 156 perished
Northwest Airlines MD-82, slats not extended on takeoff, crashes on highway

53. Maracaibo, Venezuela, March 16 1969 - 155 perished
VIASA DC-9 Series 32 hits electric power line, crashes in suburb

54. Tenerife, Canary Islands, December 3 1972 - 155 killed
Spantax Covair 990-30A-5 Coronado, loss of control on take-off

55. Isparta, Turkey, September 19 1976 - 155 fatalities
THY Boeing Advanced 727-2F2, wrong airport assumed, hits moutain

56. Kenner, USA, July 9 1982 - 153 killed
Pan Am B-727-235 carrying 145 flies into thunderstorm crashes into suburbs at end of runway.

57. Saigon, Vietnam, April 4 1975 - 150+ killed
Loss of pressure blows out rear door on USAF C-5 Galaxy

58. Omsk, USSR, October 15 1984 - ‘150 victims
Aeroflot Tu-154 collides with fuel truck on runway

59. Bilbao, Spain, February 19 1985 - 148 dead
Iberia Boeing Advanced 727-256 crashes into TV antenna at the top Mt Oiz

60. Tenerife, Canary Islands, April 25 1980 - 146 fatalities
Dan-Air Services B-727-46 crashes into moutain on approach

61. Burdanovka, Russia, July 3 2001 - 145 died
Vladivostok Avia Tupolev 154 crashes on approach.

62. San Diego, USA, September 25 1978 - 144 died
Mid-air collision between Pacific Southwest Airlines B-727-214 and Cessna 172M

63. Palo Alto, Azores, February 8 1989 - 144 dead
Independent Air Inc. Boeing 707-331B hits mountain, communication error with tower

64. Manama, Bahrain, August 23 2000 - 143 killed
Gulf Air Airbus A320-212 crashes after missed approach.

65. Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway, August 29 1996 - 143 killed
Vnukovo Airlines Tu-154M crashes on arrival

66. Liutang, China, November 24 1992 - 141 fatalities
China Southern B-737-3YO hits moutain due to vibration in starboard engine

67. Kahengula, Angola, December 19 1995 - 141 perished
Trans Service Airlift Chartered Lockheed 188C Electra

68. Lagos, Nigeria, November 7 1996 - 141 victims
Nigerian Aviation Development Company Boeing B727 crashes into lagoon

69. Cucuta, Colombia, March 17 1988 - 139 killed
AVIANCA B-727-21, flies into moutain due to pilot error

70. Pacatuba, Brazil, June 8 1982 - 137 victims
Viacao Aerea Sao Paulo, Boeing Advanced 727-212, pilot is destracted by city lights

71. Dallas, USA, August 2 1985 - 137 perished
Delta Airlines Lockheed L-1011-1 Tristar encounters microburst

72. New York, United States of America, December 16 1960 - 134 killed
United Airlines DC-8 Series 11 collides with TWA Lockheed 1049 Super Constellation

73. Tokyo Bay, Japan, February 4 1966 - 133 dead
All Nippon Airways B-727-81 crashes, cause unknown

74. Medellin, Columbia, May 19 1993 - 133 fatalities
Aeronautics Society of Medellin Boeing 727-46 carrying a crew of 7

75. Belarussia, USSR, June 28 1982 - 132 casualties
Aeroflot Yakovlev 42 carrying 124 passengers and a crew of 8

76. Canton, China, October 2 1990 - 132 dead
Hijacked Chinese Boeing Advanced 737-247 first hits an empty B-707-3J6B and then a B-757-21B

77. Teheran, Iran, February 8 1993 - 132 fatalities
Mid-air collision of an Iran Air Tu-154M and a Sukhoi fighter

78. Pittsburgh, USA, September 8 1994 - 132 fatalities
USAir Boeing 737-3B7, uncommanded rudder condition.

79. Funchal, Portugal, November 19 1979 - 131 victims
TAP Boeing Advanced 727-282, overruns runway, plunges of cliff, strikes a
bridge, 33 survivors

80. Davao, Philippines, April 19 2000- 131 fatalities
Air Philippines Boeing 737-2H4 crashes on approach.

81. Las Mesitas, Honduras, October 21 1989 - 131 fatalities
TAN Airlines Boeing 727-224 hits moutain on approach, 19 survivors

82. Orly, France, June 3 1962 - 130 killed
Air France B-707-328 crashes on take-off

83. Sverdlovsk, USSR, November 11 1967 - 130 killed
Aeroflot Il-18 crashes due to radar failure

84. Lubango, Angola, November 8 1983 - 130 dead
TAAG-Angola Airlines Boeing Advanced 737-2M2 shot down by guerrillas

85. Gujarat India, October 19 1988 - 130 killed
Indian Airlines B-737-2A8 undershot runway hits trees and high-tension pylon

86. Tokyo, Japan, June 18 1953 - 129 dead
Engine failure on take-off USAF C-124 Globemaster II

87. South Vietnam, December 24 1966 - 129 fatalities
Military chartered Canadair CL-44

88. The Grand Canyon, USA, June 30 1956 - 128 perish
Mid-air collision between UAL DC-7 and TWA Lockheed 1049 Super Constellation

89. Markazi, Iran, January 21 1980 - 128 killed
Iran Air B-727-86 crashes due to ILS malfunction

90. Voronezh, USSR, March 5 1976 - 127 fatalities
Aeroflot Ilyushin 18D, pressurization failure during approach

91. Comoros Islands, November 23 1996 - 127 casualties
Hijacked Ethiopean Airlines B767-260ER runs out of fuel, crashes near shore, 48 survive

92. Nicosia, Cyprus, April 20 1967 - 126 killed
Globe Air Bristol Britannia 313 crashes on landing

93. Damascus, Syria, August 20 1975 - 126 killed
Ceskoslovenske Aerolinie Ilyushin-62 hits sandy hill during approach, 2 survivors

94. Irkutsk, Russia, January 4 1994 - 125 perished
Aeroflot Tupolev 154M goes down due to bad maintanance

95. Mount Fuji, Japan, March 5 1966 - 124 perish
BOAC B-707-436, fatigue cracks in a bolt hole on rear stabiliser

96. Windhoek, South-West Africa, April 20 1968 - 123 fatalities
South African Airways B-707-344C crashes on take-off, 5 survivors

97. Saulx-les-Chartreux, France, July 11 1973 - 123 killed
Varig Boeing 707-345C, total fire during descent, 11 survivors

98. Arequipa, Peru, February 29 1996 - 123 dead
Faucett B-737-222 crashes burning into mountain

99. Cairo, Egypt, May 20 1965 - 121 killed
Pakistan International Airlines B720-040B, nose-down condition, 6 survivors

100. Cuenca, Ecuador, July 11 1983 - 119 fatalities
TAME Boeing Advanced 727-2V2, tail section strikes a ridge, crashes into hilly terrain



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