100 WORST AVIATION DISASTERS


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Fatal Date Location Carrier
Flight
Type Photo
1 2907* 09/11/2001 New York City, New York American /United Airlines
11/93
B767 / B767
2 583 03/27/1977 Tenerife, Canary Islands Pan Am / KLM
1736/4805
B747 / B747
3 520 08/12/1985 Mt. Osutaka, Japan Japan Air Lines
123
B747
4 349 11/12/1996 New Delhi, India Saudi / Kazastan
763/1907
B747 / Il76
5 346 03/03/1974 Bois d' Ermenonville, France Turkish Airlines
981
DC10
6 329 06/23/1985 Atlantic Ocean West of Ireland Air India
182
B747  
7 301 08/19/1980 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Airlines
163
L1011
8 298 07/17/2014 Hrabove, Ukraine Malaysia Airlines
17
B-777
9 290 07/03/1988 Persian Gulf Iran Air
655
A300  
10 275 02/19/2003 Shahdad, Iran Islamic Revolution's Guards Co.
-
Il-76MD  
11 273 05/25/1979 Chicago, Illinois American Airlines
191
DC10
12 270 12/21/1988 Lockerbie, Scotland Pan American World Airways
103
B747
13 269 09/01/1983 Sakhalin Island, Russia Korean Airlines
007
B747  
14 265 11/12/2001 Belle Harbor, Queens, New York American Airlines
587
A300  
15 264 04/26/1994 Komaki, Japan China Airlines
140
A300
16 261 07/11/1991 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Nationair/charter Nigeria AW
2021
DC8  
17 257 04/11/2018 Bufarik AB, Algeria Algerian Air Force
-
Il76
- 257 11/28/1979 Mt. Erebus, Antarctica Air New Zealand
901
DC10
19 256 12/12/1985 Gander, Newfoundland, Canada Arrow Airways
MF1285R
DC8
20 239 03/08/2014 South Indian Ocean Malaysia Airlines
370
B777  
21 234 09/26/1997 Buah Nabar, Indonesia Garuda Indonesia Airlines
152
A300  
22 230 07/17/1996 Off East Moriches, New York Trans World Airlines
800
B747
23 229 09/02/1998 Off Nova Scotia, Canada Swissair
111
MD11
24 228 06/01/2009 Atlantic Ocean Air France
447
A330  
- 228 08/06/1997 Agana, Guam Korean Airlines
801
B747
26 227 01/08/1996 Kinshasa, Zaire African Air
-
AN32  
27 225 05/25/2002 Off Penghu, Taiwan China Airlines
611
B747  
28 224 10/31/2015 North Sinai, Egypt Metroair
9268
A321
29 223 05/26/1991 Ban Nong Rong, Thailand Lauda Air
004
B767
30 217 10/31/1999 Off Nantucket, Massachusetts EgyptAir
990
B767  
31 213 01/01/1978 Off Bandra, Maharashtra, India Air India
855
B747  
32 203 02/16/1998 Taipei, Taiwan China Airlines
676
A300
33 200 07/10/1985 Uchuduk, Uzbekistan, USSR Aeroflot
7425
TU154  
34 199 07/17/2007 Sao Paulo, Brazil TAM Brazil
3054
A320
35 191 12/04/1974 Maskeliya, Sri Lanka Martinair Holland
138
DC8  
36 189 09/11/2001 Arlington, Virginia American Airlines
77
B757
- 189 02/06/1996 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Alas Nacionales (Birgenair)
301
B757  
- 189 10/29/2018 Lion Air Jakarta, Indonesia
610
B737  
39 188 08/03/1975 Immouzer, Morocco Aila Royal Jordanian Airlines
-
B707  
40 183 05/09/1987 Warsaw, Poland Polskie Linie Lotnicze
5055
IL62  
 - 183 11/15/1978 Katunavake, Sir Lanka  Loftleidir
001
DC8  
42 181 11/27/1983 Madrid, Spain Avanca
11
B747
43 180 12/01/1981 Mt. San Pietro, Corsica, France Index Adria Avioproment
JP1308
MD80
44 178 10/11/1984 Omsk, Russia Aeroflot
3352
TU154  
 -  178 08/11/1979 Dneprodzerzhinsk, USSR Aeroflot / Aeroflot
7880/7628
TU134/TU134  
46 176 01/08/2020 Shahriah, Iran Ukraine International Airlines
PS752
B737  
176 06/07/1989 Paramaribo, Surinam Surinam Airways
764
DC8  
 -  176 09/10/1976 Gaj, Hrvatska, Yugoslavia Index Adria Avio / BA
550/476
DC9 /Trident  
 -  176 01/22/1973 Kano, Nigeria Aila Royal Jordanian Airlines
-
B707  
50 174 10/13/1972 Krasnaya Polyana, USSR Aeroflot
217
IL62  
 51  171 09/19/1989 Bilma, Niger Union des Trans. Aeriens
772
DC10  
- 171 09/03/1989 Havana, Cuba Cubana
9646
IL62M  
53 170 08/22/2006 Donetsk, Ukraine Pulkovo Airlines 
SP612
Tu-154M
54 169 01/30/2000 Off Abidjan, Ivory Coast Kenya Airways
431
A310-304  
55 168 07/15/2009 Qazvin, Iran Caspian Airlines
RV7908
Tu-154M
- 167 09/28/1992 Bhadagon, Katmandu, Nepal Pakistan Inter. Airlines
268
A300
57 167 03/31/1986 Maravatio, Mexico Mexicana
940
B727  
58 166 07/08/1980 Nar Alma-Ata, Kasakastan, USSR Aeroflot
4225
TU154B  
59 163 07/30/1971 Morioko, Japan All Nippon / Japanese AF
58
B727 / F86F  
60 162 12/28/2014 Java Sea AirAsia
8501
A320 -
- 160 08/16/2005 La Cucharita, Venezuela West Carribean Airlines
708
MD-82  
 -  160 12/20/1995 Buga, Columbia American Airlines
965
B757
63 160 06/06/1994 Xi'an, China China Northwest Airlines
2303
TU154M  
- 159 11/28/1987 Off Mauritius, Indian Ocean South Africian Airways
295
B747  
65 159 06/03/2012 Lagos, Nigeria Dana Air
992
MD-80  
66 158 05/22/2010 Mangalore, India Air India Express
812
B737
  157 03/10/2019 Bishoftu, Ethiopia Ethiopian Airlines
301
B737
68 157 12/22/1992 Tripoli, Libya Libya Arab Airlines / Lib AF
1103/-
B727  
- 156 08/16/1987 Romulus, Michigan Northwest Airlines
255
MD82
- 156 08/14/1972 KKönigs Wusterhausen, E. Germany Interflug
-
IL62
71 156 11/26/1979 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Pakistan Inter. Airlines
740
B707  
- 155 12/03/1972 Tenerife, Canary Islands Spantax
-
Convair 990  
73 155 04/04/1975 Siagon, Vietnam U.S. Air Force
-
C-5 Gallaxy
- 154 03/16/1969 Maracaibo, Venezuela Venezolana Inter. de Av.
742
DC9  
- 154 09/19/1976 Karatepe Mountains, Turkey Turkish Airlines
452
B727  
76 154 09/29/2006 Sao Felix do Araguaia,Brazil Gol Airlines
1907
B-737  
- 153 07/09/1982 Kenner, Louisiana Pan American World Airways
759
B727
78 153 08/20/2008 Madrid, Spain Spanair
5022
MD-82
- 152 06/30/2009 Mitsamiouli, Comoros Yemenia
626
A310
80 152 07/28/2010 Islamabad, Pakistan Airblue
202
A321
81 150 03/24/2015 Near Digne-Les-Bains, France Germanwings
9525
A320  
82 149 05/04/2002 Kano, Nigeria EAS Airlines
4226
BAC-111
- 148 02/19/1985 Mt. Oiz, Spain Iberia Airlines
610
B727
84 148 01/03/2004 Off Sharm el Sheikh-Ophira, Egypt Flash Air
604
B737  
85 146 04/25/1980 Tenerife, Canary Islands Dan Air
1008
B727  
86 145 07/04/2001 Irkutsk, Russia Vladivostokavia
352
TU154  
- 144 02/08/1989 Santa Maria, Azores Independent Air Inc
1851
B707  
88 144 09/25/1978 San Diego, California Pacific Southwest/Private
182
B727 /C172
- 143 11/07/1996 Lagos, Nigeria Aviation Devel. Corp.
086
B727  
- 143 03/17/1988 Cucuta, Colombia Avianca
410
B727  
- 143 08/23/2000 Off Manama, Behrain Gulf Air
072
A320  
92 143 09/05/2005 Medan, Indonesia Mandala Airlines
091
B737  
- 141 08/29/1996 Spitsbergen, Norway Vnokovo Airlines
2801
TU154
- 141 12/18/1995 Kahengula, Angola Trans Service Airlift
-
L188C  
95 141 11/24/1992 Liutang, Guangxi, China China Southern Airlines
3943
B737  
96 140 12/25/2003 Cotonou, Benin UTA
141
B727
97 137 06/08/1982 Near Pacatuba, Brazil VASP
168
B727
98 135 08/02/1985 Ft. Worth-Dallas, Texas Delta Air Lines
191
L1011
99 134 12/16/1960 Staten Island/Brooklyn, New York United Air Lines / TWA
826/266
DC8 / L1049
 100 133 02/04/1966 Tokyo Bay, Japan All Nippon Airways
60
B727
- 133 02/08/1993 Tehran, Iran Iran Air/Air Force
-
TU154M  

* 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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