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9 Terrifying Airplane Disasters That Scared Travelers Around The World

It does not take much to switch off the television and news after listening to the accidents however it takes a life time to get over the pain of losing someone. It is beyond our imagination to fathom the sorrow of the friends and family who have lost somebody dear forever. In my situation, just a simple revisit of some of the most dangerous crashes and their images gives me goosebumps as well as leaves me tossing and turning in bed. These aviation accidents are too tragic to be forgotten.

1. Japan Airlines Flight 123 (1985)

Single-aircraft disaster with the maximum deaths, the Japan Airlines Trip 123 crashed right into mountains after suffering from an explosive decompression brought on by a faulty repaired aft pressure bulkhead. The pilots lost control of the Boeing 747 after all its hydraulic lines were severed and also vertical stabilizers ruined mid-Flight. The accident that happened on August 12, 1985, took the life of all 15 crew members and 505 passengers, leaving only 4 survivors that were fortunate enough to be rushed to hospital on time.

2. Tenerife Airport Disaster (1977)

March 27, 1977, will always be remembered in mind for one of the most disastrous airlines crashes ever. The crash was triggered by the pilot’s oversight as well as irresponsible act. The pilot of KLM Boeing 747 struck the runway for the takeoff without clearance from air traffic control authorities and rammed into Pan Am 747 that was taxiing at the Los Rodeos Flight Terminal on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain. Dense fog was also blamed for this problem that left a total of 583 people dead and also holds the record for highest number of airline passenger deaths.

3. Saudi Arabian Flight 163 (1980)

Another of those deadliest aviation disasters that were caused by pilot and team’s crew’s lack of quick wit was the Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 163 incident. This Lockheed L-1011 saw a fire in the aft baggage area and was arranged for an emergency landing.

Though the trip landed safely, there was not a single survivor. After landing, the captain did not quit to get an emergency discharge and rather taxied cab off the runway. By this time, the fire had actually gotten to the passenger cabin and also suffocated everybody inside as the doors were left unopened. When the rescue landing crew opened the doors, all the 301 passengers and also staff had actually died of suffocation. The aircraft burst into flames soon after and August 19, 1980, turned into one of the most unfortunate days in the history of airline disasters.

4. Charkhi Dadri Mid-Air Collision (1977)

A terrifying mid-air collision in the history of mankind was the Charkhi Dadri crash of Saudia Flight 763 and Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907. The incident happened on November 12, 1996, over Haryana, India when Kazakh pilot– planning for its descent – was flying below its designated altitude and also collided with the Saudia flight that had simply taken off from the Delhi airport.

None of the 2 airline companies survived this fatal accident. Following this disaster, the Civil Air Travel Authorities in India made it compulsory for all aircrafts’ flying in and out of India to have a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) in place.

5. American Airlines Flight 587 (2001)

Almost a couple of decades after the American Airlines Flight 191 quavered the powerful nation; another aviation disaster occurred on November 12, 2001. It was again the American Airlines that crashed, snatching away the life of all 260 people on board the Plane A300 and also killing 5 people on the ground.

The American Airlines 587 crashed right after departing from the John F. Kennedy International Airport. The source of this crash is said to be the overuse of the rudder by the very first officer in action to wake turbulence from a Japan Airlines 747. The accident happened in the Belle Harbor community of Queens, New York as well as is without a doubt the 2nd deadliest disaster of the USA

6. Air New Zealand Flight 901 (1979)

Called as the most tragic and also deadliest peacetime disaster of New Zealand, the Air New Zealand Flight 901 crash was an outcome of human mistake. This was an Antarctic sightseeing flight that ran successfully from 1977 to 1979 before crashing right into Mount Erebus on Ross Island, Antarctica. The coordinates for this flight were changed an night before but the crew was not informed of the exact same, as well as the trip ran right into Mount Erebus killing all the 237 passengers as well as 20 crew members on board.

7. China Airways Flight 140 (1994)

The deadliest accident in the hitory of China Airlines, this also remains to be as the second deadliest aviation accident on the Japanese soil. China Airways Trip 140 was finishing its routine trip on April 26, 1994, and also was preparing to land at the Nagoya Flight Terminal, Japan when the First Officer of this Airplane A300B4-622R accidentally pressed the take-off/Go-around button that raised the throttle setting to the same as take-offs or go-arounds.

As the altitude was not sufficient enough to recover from this situation, the flight crashed, killing 264 people (249 passengers and 15 team members) out of the 271 people on board.

8. Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 (1991)

After its 2 tires had caught fire while taking off, the Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 experienced an in-flight fire and crashed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on July 11, 1991. This DC-8 aircraft was operated by Nationair Canada and also is till date the largest air travel calamity including a Canadian-registered aircraft. Each of the 247 passengers and also 14 crew members aboard lost their life in this crash.

9. Turkish Airlines Flight 981 (1974)

This was regarded as the most dangerous aircraft disaster of all times before Tenerife disaster occurred. The Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashed soon after take-off from the Orly airport. The cargo door’s detachment was the main reason mentioned for this heartbreaking problem that killed all the 346 people aboard. The detachment of goods hatch caused an explosive decompression that caused the falling down of the floor above. This fell down floor ruined the control lines thus leaving the pilots with no control of the aircraft. The flight nose dived steeply and also crashed into the forests, northeast of Paris, France.

We just hope that the aircraft engineers, crew, pilots, as well as authorities have learned their lessons as well as are a lot more sincere towards their responsibilities. Happy flying folks!

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