July 3, 1988 – the crash of the Airbus A300B2-203 of airline Iran Air, 290 dead. The catastrophe occurred in the Persian Gulf region. The airliner made a commercial passenger flight IR655 Tehran-Bender-Abbas-Dubai. A few minutes after the departure from Bandar Abbas, the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched by the US Navy’s Vincennes missile cruiser. Later, the US government stated that there had been a mistake – an Iranian airliner was identified as an F-14 fighter of the Iranian Air Force.
July 17, 2014 – crash of Boeing 777 airline Malaysia Airlines, 298 dead. That day, the Malaysian airliner was flying MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Flew over the zone of military operations in the east of the Donetsk region (Ukraine), the plane was shot down by Buk missile of defense system, which, according to the Joint Investigative Group, was transferred from Russia to the conflict area.
August 19, 1980 – the crash of L-1011 of airline Saudi Arabian Airlines, 301 dead. A few minutes after the departure from Karachi, a fire broke out on board an airliner operating SVA163 on the Karachi-Riyadh-Jeddah route. The crew of the plane made an emergency landing in Riyadh, but due to the fact that emergency services for 23 minutes opened the door to the passenger compartment, the liner burned out completely. All those who were on board the plane were killed.
June 23, 1985 – a Boeing 747 crash of Air India, 329 dead. The Indian airliner performed the flight AI182 on the route Montreal-London-Delhi-Bombay. Flying to London, the plane crashed. As it turned out, an explosion took place on his board – it was a terrorist act. All who were aboard the destroyed Boeing 747 were killed.
March 3, 1974 – catastrophe DC-10 of the Turkish Airlines, 346 dead. The crash of the Turkish liner that flew the route Istanbul-Paris-London occurred at an altitude of 3,500 meters near Paris. The cause of the tragedy was the unexpectedly opened cargo compartment door, which caused explosive decompression, which destroyed the control systems. The plane took a dive and crashed into the ground at great speed. No one could survive.
November 12, 1996 – a collision of the Boeing 747-168B and Il-76TD, 349 dead. It would seem that it is almost impossible to collide in the air. Nevertheless it happened. Two airliners – Boeing 747-168B of Saudi Arabian Airlines (SVA763 Delhi-Jeddah flight) and Kazakhstan Airlines’ Il-76TD (KZA1907 flight from Shymkent-Delhi) crashed into each other at an altitude of 4109 meters near the Indian city of Charkhi Dadri. A fatal collision took the lives of all those who were in these planes.
August 12, 1985 – a disaster of Boeing 747 Airlines Japan Airlines, 520 dead. Flight JAL 123 on the route Tokyo-Osaka broke off 44 minutes after take-off. After 12 minutes after takeoff the aircraft lost its vertical tail stabilizer. The crew managed to keep the uncontrolled airliner in the air for 32 minutes, after which the car crashed into the mountain of Otsutaka. To Tokyo, there were 112 km… As a result of the crash, only 4 people survived.
March 27, 1977 – a collision of Boeing 747-206B and Boeing 747-121 at the airport of Los Rodeos, 583 dead. The catastrophe happened on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands). On the runway, two airliners – the Boeing 747-206B of KLM, operating KL4805 Amsterdam-Las Palmas, and Boeing 747-121 of Pan American airline, flown Los Angeles-New York-Las Palmas. Only 54 passengers and 7 crew members of one of the aircraft managed to survive.
September 11, 2001 – flight 175 United Airlines, the attack of the southern tower of the World Trade Center in New York, about 1000 dead. Captured by terrorists Boeing 767-222 crashed into one of the skyscrapers. This catastrophe on the air was seen by the whole world. From the hands of terrorists 65 passengers of the liner , inclusive with the crew, died. More than 900 people died in the building and next to it.
September 11, 2001 – 11 flights of American Airlines, attack of the northern tower of the WTC in New York. Airliner Boeing 767-223ER, flying from Boston to Los Angeles, was captured by terrorists. In front of thousands of people, an airplane rammed one of the “twins”. It was the first airliner involved in the terrorist attack. The tower caught fire and after 102 minutes collapsed to neighboring areas. As a result of the terrorist attack, 92 people were killed on board the aircraft, and more than 1,600 people were killed in or near the building.