20 WORST AVIATION DISASTERS INVOLVING US CARRIERS

  Fatal Date Location Carrier Type
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
3 273 05/25/1979 Chicago, Illinois American Airlines DC10
4 270 12/21/1988 Lockerbie, Scotland Pan American World Airways B747
5 265 11/12/2001 Belle Harbor, Queens, New York American Airlines A300
6 256 12/12/1985 Gander, Newfoundland, Canada Arrow Airways DC8
7 230 07/17/1996 Off East Moriches, New York Trans World Airlines B747
8 189 09/11/2001 Arlington, Virginia American Airlines B757
9 160 12/20/1995 Buga, Columbia American Airlines B757
10 156 08/16/1987 Romulus, Michigan Northwest Airlines MD82
11 153 07/09/1982 Kenner, Louisiana Pan American World Airways B727
12 144 09/25/1978 San Diego, California Pacific Southwest/Private B727 /C172
13 135 08/02/1985 Ft. Worth-Dallas, Texas Delta Air Lines L1011
14 134 12/16/1960 Staten Island/Brooklyn, New York United Air Lines / TWA DC8 / L1049
15 132 09/08/1994 Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USAir B737
16 128 06/30/1956 Grand Canyon, Arizona United Airlines / TWA DC7 / L1049
17 115 06/24/1975 New York, New York Eastern Air Lines B727
18 112 07/19/1989 Sioux City, Iowa United Airlines DC10
- 111 09/04/1971 Juneau, Alaska Alaska Airlines B727
20 110 05/11/1996 Everglades, Miami, Florida Valujet DC9

* 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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