100 WORST AVIATION DISASTERS


Fatal Date Location Carrier Type Photo
1 2907* 09/11/2001 New York City, New York American /United Airlines B767 / B767
2 583 03/27/1977 Tenerife, Canary Islands Pan Am / KLM B747 / B747
3 520 08/12/1985 Mt. Osutaka, Japan Japan Air Lines B747
4 349 11/12/1996 New Delhi, India Saudi / Kazastan B747 / Il76
5 346 03/03/1974 Bois d' Ermenonville, France Turkish Airlines DC10
6 329 06/23/1985 Atlantic Ocean West of Ireland Air India B747  
7 301 08/19/1980 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Airlines L1011
8 295 07/17/2014 Hrabove, Ukraine Malaysia Airlines B-777  
9 290 07/03/1988 Persian Gulf Iran Air A300  
10 275 02/19/2003 Shahdad, Iran Islamic Revolution's Guards Co. Il-76MD  
11 273 05/25/1979 Chicago, Illinois American Airlines DC10
12 270 12/21/1988 Lockerbie, Scotland Pan American World Airways B747
13 269 09/01/1983 Sakhalin Island, Russia Korean Airlines B747  
14 265 11/12/2001 Belle Harbor, Queens, New York American Airlines A300  
15 264 04/26/1994 Komaki, Japan China Airlines A300
16 261 07/11/1991 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Nationair/charter Nigeria AW DC8  
17 257 11/28/1979 Mt. Erebus, Antarctica Air New Zealand DC10
18 256 12/12/1985 Gander, Newfoundland, Canada Arrow Airways DC8
19 239 03/08/2014 South Indian Ocean Malaysia Airlines B777  
20 234 09/26/1997 Buah Nabar, Indonesia Garuda Indonesia Airlines A300  
21 230 07/17/1996 Off East Moriches, New York Trans World Airlines B747
22 229 09/02/1998 Off Nova Scotia, Canada Swissair MD11
23 228 06/01/2009 Atlantic Ocean Air France A330  
- 228 08/06/1997 Agana, Guam Korean Airlines B747
25 227 01/08/1996 Kinshasa, Zaire African Air AN32  
26 225 05/25/2002 Off Penghu, Taiwan China Airlines B747  
27 223 05/26/1991 Ban Nong Rong, Thailand Lauda Air B767
28 217 10/31/1999 Off Nantucket, Massachusetts EgyptAir B767  
29 213 01/01/1978 Off Bandra, Maharashtra, India Air India B747  
30 203 02/16/1998 Taipei, Taiwan China Airlines A300
31 200 07/10/1985 Uchuduk, Uzbekistan, USSR Aeroflot TU154  
32 199 07/17/2007 Sao Paulo, Brazil TAM Brazil A320
33 191 12/04/1974 Maskeliya, Sri Lanka Martinair Holland DC8  
34 189 09/11/2001 Arlington, Virginia American Airlines B757
- 189 02/06/1996 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Alas Nacionales (Birgenair) B757  
36 188 08/03/1975 Immouzer, Morocco Aila Royal Jordanian Airlines B707  
37 183 05/09/1987 Warsaw, Poland Polskie Linie Lotnicze IL62  
 - 183 11/15/1978 Katunavake, Sir Lanka  Loftleidir DC8  
39 181 11/27/1983 Madrid, Spain Avanca B747
40 180 12/01/1981 Mt. San Pietro, Corsica, France Index Adria Avioproment MD80
41 178 10/11/1994 Omsk, Russia Aeroflot TU154  
 -  178 08/11/1979 Dneprodzerzhinsk, USSR Aeroflot / Aeroflot TU134/TU134  
43  176 06/07/1989 Paramaribo, Surinam Surinam Airways DC8  
 -  176 09/10/1976 Gaj, Hrvatska, Yugoslavia Index Adria Avio / BA DC9 /Trident  
 -  176 01/22/1973 Kano, Nigeria Aila Royal Jordanian Airlines B707  
47 174 10/13/1972 Krasnaya Polyana, USSR Aeroflot IL62  
48 171 09/19/1989 Bilma, Niger Union des Trans. Aeriens DC10  
 -  171 09/03/1989 Havana, Cuba Cubana IL62M  
49 170 08/22/2006 Donetsk, Ukraine Pulkovo Airlines  Tu-154M
50 169 01/30/2000 Off Abidjan, Ivory Coast Kenya Airways A310-304  
51 168 07/15/2009 Qazvin, Iran Caspian Airlines Tu-154M
52 167 09/28/1992 Bhadagon, Katmandu, Nepal Pakistan Inter. Airlines A300
- 167 03/31/1986 Maravatio, Mexico Mexicana B727  
54 166 07/07/1980 Nar Alma-Ata, Kasakastan, USSR Aeroflot TU154B  
55 163 07/30/1971 Morioko, Japan All Nippon / Japanese AF B727 / F86F  
56 160 08/16/2005 La Cucharita, Venezuela West Carribean Airlines MD-82  
- 160 12/20/1995 Buga, Columbia American Airlines B757
 -  160 06/06/1994 Xi'an, China China Northwest Airlines TU154M  
59 159 11/28/1987 Off Mauritius, Indian Ocean South Africian Airways B747  
  159 06/03/2012 Lagos, Nigeria Dana Air MD-80  
61 158 05/22/2010 Mangalore, India Air India Express B737
62 157 12/22/1992 Tripoli, Libya Libya Arab Airlines / Lib AF B727  
63 156 08/16/1987 Romulus, Michigan Northwest Airlines MD82
- 156 08/14/1972 KKönigs Wusterhausen, E. Germany Interflug IL62
- 156 11/26/1979 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Pakistan Inter. Airlines B707  
66 155 12/03/1972 Tenerife, Canary Islands Spantax Convair 990  
- 155 04/04/1975 Siagon, Vietnam U.S. Air Force C-5 Gallaxy
68 154 03/16/1969 Maracaibo, Venezuela Venezolana Inter. de Av. DC9  
- 154 09/19/1976 Karatepe Mountains, Turkey Turkish Airlines B727  
- 154 09/29/2006 Sao Felix do Araguaia,Brazil Gol Airlines B-737  
71 153 07/09/1982 Kenner, Louisiana Pan American World Airways B727
- 153 08/20/2008
Madrid, Spain
Spanair MD-82
73 152 06/30/2009
Mitsamiouli, Comoros
Yemenia A310
- 152 07/28/2010
Islamabad, Pakistan
Airblue A321
75 149 05/04/2002 Kano, Nigeria EAS Airlines BAC-111
76 148 02/19/1985 Mt. Oiz, Spain Iberia Airlines B727
- 148 01/03/2004 Off Sharm el Sheikh-Ophira, Egypt Flash Air B737  
78 146 04/25/1980 Tenerife, Canary Islands Dan Air B727  
79 145 07/04/2001 Irkutsk, Russia Vladivostokavia TU154  
80 144 02/08/1989 Santa Maria, Azores Independent Air Inc B707  
- 144 09/25/1978 San Diego, California Pacific Southwest/Private B727 /C172
82 143 11/07/1996 Lagos, Nigeria Aviation Devel. Corp. B727  
- 143 03/17/1988 Cucuta, Colombia Avianca B727  
- 143 08/23/2000 Off Manama, Behrain Gulf Air A320  
- 143 09/05/2005 Medan, Indonesia Mandala Airlines B737  
86 141 08/29/1996 Spitsbergen, Norway Vnokovo Airlines TU154
- 141 12/18/1995 Kahengula, Angola Trans Service Airlift L188C  
- 141 11/24/1992 Liutang, Guangxi, China China Southern Airlines B737  
89 140 12/25/2003 Cotonou, Benin UTA B727
90 137 06/08/1982 Near Pacatuba, Brazil VASP B727
91 135 08/02/1985 Ft. Worth-Dallas, Texas Delta Air Lines L1011
92 134 12/16/1960 Staten Island/Brooklyn, New York United Air Lines / TWA DC8 / L1049
93 133 02/04/1966 Tokyo Bay, Japan All Nippon Airways B727
 -  133 02/08/1993 Tehran, Iran Iran Air / Air Force TU154M  
95 132 09/08/1994 Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USAir B737  
- 132 05/19/1993 Medellin, Colombia SAM B727  
 -  132 06/28/1982 Southern Belarus, USSR Aeroflot YAK42  
98 131 11/19/1977 Funchal, Is. of Madeira, Portugal TAP B727  
- 131 04/19/2000 Samal Island, Philippines Air Philippines B737
100 130 10/02/1990 Kuwait City, Kuwait Iraqi Airways IL76  

* Two separate planes hit the World Trade Center minutes apart. The total number of fatalities includes passengers and crew on both planes and those killed on the ground.

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