Deadly plane accidents in the past five years

2010-05-12 10:48

The deadliest aviation disasters worldwide over the past five



  • May 3 – Russia: All 113 people aboard

    an Armenian Airbus plane die when it crashes into the Black Sea shortly before

    arriving in Sochi.

  • July 9 – Russia: 124 people die when an

    Airbus operated by the Russian airline Sibir crashes on landing in Irkutsk,


  • August 22 – Ukraine: 170 die in the

    crash of a Russian Tupolev in eastern Ukraine.

  • September 29 – Brazil: A Boeing 737

    belonging to airline GOL crashes in the Amazonian forest with 155 people on

    board. No survivors.


  • May 5 – Cameroon: A Kenya Airways

    plane carrying 114 people crashes after take-off from Douala Airport. No


  • July 17 – Brazil: An Airbus A320

    belonging to TAM airline crashes into a freight warehouse occupied by several

    workers on landing at San Paulo airport with 187 people aboard. 199 die.

  • August 20 – Spain: A Spanair MD-82

    aircraft bursts into flames while taking off from Madrid airport, killing 154



  • June 1 – Brazil: An Air France Airbus

    disappears over the Atlantic Ocean on its way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris,

    killing all 228 people on board.

  • June 30 – Comoros: A Yemeni Airbus A310

    jet carrying 153 people crashes while coming in to land in the Comoros islands.

    Only one person, a 12-year-old girl, survives.

  • July 15 – Iran: An Iranian passenger

    jet crashes on a flight between the Armenian capital Erevan and Tehran: 168



  • April 10 – Russia: All 96 people aboard

    a Russian aircraft, including the Polish president and many top Polish

    officials, die when it crashes on trying to land in Smolensk.

The most deadly plane accidents in history remain the collision on

March 27, 1977, between two Boeing 747s at Tenerife in the Canary Islands, in

which 583 are killed, and the crash on August 12, 1985 of a Boeing 747 belonging

to Japan Airlines flying between Tokyo and Osaka when 520 were killed.


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