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I have compiled a list of World Aircraft Crashes upto 2003 and want to update it to the most recent one with its cause et all.


Please help and oblige. Since the same is very exhaustive and mind boggling.


Source : BBC, NTSB & Some 30 odd sites.


I have given the data as follows.
YEAR
DATE. PLACE IT HAPPENED  A LITTLE SUMMARY

1921 
Aug. 24, England: British dirigible AR-2 broke in two on trial trip near Hull; 62 died.

1925
Sept. 3, Caldwell, Ohio: U.S. dirigible Shenandoah broke apart; 14 dead.

1930 
Oct. 5, Beauvais, France: British dirigible R 101 crashed, killing 47.

1933 
April 4, N.J.: U.S. dirigible Akron crashed; 73 died.

1937 
May 6, Lakehurst, N.J.: German zeppelin Hindenburg destroyed by fire at tower mooring; 36 killed.

1945 
July 28, New York City: U.S. Army bomber B-25 crashed into Empire State Building; 13 dead.

1953
June 18, near Tokyo: Crash of U.S. Air Force C-124 Globemaster killed 129 servicemen.

1956 
June 30, Grand Canyon, Ariz.: TWA Super Constellation and United Airlines DC-7 collided over the Painted Desert, killing a total of 128 passengers and crew from both aircraft.

1960 
Dec. 16, New York City: United DC-8 and Trans World Super Constellation collided then crashed in two boroughs, killing 134 in air and on ground.

1961 
Feb. 15, nr. Brussels, Belgium: 72 on board and farmer on ground killed in crash of Sabena plane; U.S. figure skating team wiped out.

1962 
March 4, Douala, Cameroon: Trans-African DC-7 crashed on takeoff, killing all 111 people aboard. 
June 3, Paris: Chartered Air France Boeing 707 crashed after takeoff at Orly Airport, killing 130. 
June 22, Grande-Teree Island, Guadeloupe: Air France Boeing 707 crashed, killing all 113 aboard.

1963 
Nov. 29, Montreal: Trans-Canada Airlines DC-8F crashed after taking off. All 118 aboard died.

1965 
May 20, Cairo: Pakistan International Airways 707 crashed on landing at airport; 124 killed.

1966 
Jan. 24, Mont Blanc: Air India Boeing 707 crashed into a mountain in a fog; 117 dead. 
Feb. 4, Tokyo: All-Nippon 727 jet crashed into Tokyo Bay as it approached airport, killing all 133 aboard. 
March 5, near Gotemba City, Japan: BOAC Boeing 707 broke apart in flight and crashed into Mount Fuji; 124 dead. 
Dec. 24, Binh Thai, South Vietnam: crash of military-chartered CL-44 into village killed 129.

1967 
April 20, Nicosia, Cyprus: Chartered Swiss Globe Britannia Turboprop crashed while landing, killing 126.

1970 
Feb. 15, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Dominican DC-8 plunged into Caribbean on takeoff; 102 dead. 
July 3, near Barcelona, Spain: British charter Dan-Air Comet jet crashed into the sea while coming in for a landing at Barcelona; 112 dead. 
July 5, Toronto: Air Canada DC-8 crashed on landing approach; 109 dead. 
Nov. 14, Huntington, W.Va.: Chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed and burned on approach to Tri-State Airport; 75 dead, including entire Marshall University football team.

1971 
Sept. 4, near Juneau, Alaska: Alaskan Airlines Boeing 727 crashed into Chilkoot Mountains; 109 killed.
July 30, Morioka, Japan: Japanese Boeing 727 and F-86 fighter collided in midair; 162 died.

1972 
May 5, Palermo, Sicily: Alitalia DC-8 hit mountain, killing 115. 
June 18, London: BEA Trident jetliner crashed after takeoff from Heathrow Airport. All 118 aboard were killed. 
Aug. 14, East Berlin, East Germany: Soviet-built East German Ilyushin plane crashed, killing 156. 


Oct. 13, Moscow, Russia: Aeroflot Ilyushin IL-14 crashed during landing due to pilot fatigue and 176 people perish. 
Dec. 3, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands: Spanish charter jet carrying West German tourists crashed on takeoff; all 155 aboard killed. 
Dec. 30, Miami, Fla.: Eastern Airlines Lockheed 1011 TriStar jumbo jet crashed into Everglades; 101 killed, 75 survived.

1973 
Jan. 22, Kano, Nigeria: 171 Nigerian Muslims returning from Mecca and 5 crewmen died in crash. 
Feb. 21, Sinai: civilian Libyan Arab Airlines Boeing 727 shot down by Israeli fighters after it had strayed off course; 108 died, 5 survived. Officials claimed that the pilot had ignored fighters' warnings to land. 
April 10, Hochwald, Switzerland: British airliner carrying tourists to Swiss fair crashed in blizzard; 106 dead. 
July 11, Paris: Boeing 707 of Varig Airlines, en route to Rio de Janeiro, crashed near airport, killing 122 of 134 passengers.

1974 
March 3, Paris: Turkish DC-10 jumbo jet crashed in forest shortly after takeoff; all 346 passengers and crew killed. 
Dec. 4, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Dutch DC-8 carrying Muslims to Mecca crashed on landing approach, killing all 191 people aboard.

1975 
April 4, nr. Saigon, Vietnam: Air Force Galaxy C-5A crashed after takeoff, killing 172, all perished were Vietnamese children. 
Aug. 3, Agadir, Morocco: chartered Boeing 707, returning Moroccan workers home after vacation in France, plunged into mountainside; all 188 aboard killed.

1976 
Sept. 10, Zagreb, Yugoslavia: midair collision between British Airways Trident and Yugoslav charter DC-9 fatal to all 176 people aboard. 
Sept. 19, Karatepe, Turkey: Turkish Airlines 727 crashes into mountainous terrain killing 154 people.

1977 
March 27, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands: Pan American and KLM Boeing 747s collided on runway. All 249 on KLM plane and 333 of 394 aboard Pan Am jet killed. Total of 582 is highest for any type of aviation disaster.

1978 
Jan. 1, Bombay: Air India 747 with 213 aboard exploded and plunged into sea minutes after takeoff.
Sept. 25, San Diego, Calif.: Pacific Southwest plane collided in midair with Cessna. All 135 on airliner, 2 in Cessna, and 7 on ground killed for total of 144. 
Nov. 15, Colombo, Sri Lanka: chartered Icelandic Airlines DC-8, carrying 249 Muslim pilgrims from Mecca, crashed in thunderstorm during landing approach; 183 killed.

1979 
May 25, Chicago: American Airlines DC-10 lost left engine upon takeoff and crashed seconds later, killing all 272 people aboard and 3 on the ground in worst U.S. air disaster. 
Nov. 26, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Pakistan International Airlines 707 carrying pilgrims returning from Mecca crashed on takeoff; all 156 aboard killed. 
Nov. 28, Mt. Erebus, Antarctica: Air New Zealand DC-10 crashed on sightseeing flight; 257 killed.

1980 
Aug. 19, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: all 301 aboard Saudi Arabian jet killed when burning plane made safe landing but passengers were unable to escape.

1981 
Dec. 1, Ajaccio, Corsica: Yugoslav DC-9 Super 80 carrying tourists crashed into mountain on landing approach, killing all 178 aboard.

1983 
June 28, near Cuenca, Ecuador: Ecuadorian jetliner crashed in mountains, killing 119. 
Aug. 30, nr. island of Sakhalin off Siberia: Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 shot down by Soviet fighter after it strayed off course into Soviet airspace. All 269 aboard killed. Secret Soviet documents released in Oct. 1992 reveal that the plane was flying a straight course for two hours with its navigational lights on and did not take evasive action. Crew was unaware of its location and never saw the Soviet fighter that downed them. The Soviet fighter did not give a warning by firing tracer bullets as originally claimed. 
Nov. 27, Madrid: Colombian Avianca Boeing 747 crashed near Mejorada del Campů Airport, killing 181 people aboard. Eleven people survived the accident.

1985 
June 23, Atlantic Ocean: Air India 747 exploded over the ocean killing 329. The cause was a Sikh terrorist bomb. 
Aug. 12, Japan: Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 crashed into a mountain, killing 520 of the 524 aboard. Highest death toll in a single-plane crash in aviation history. 
Dec. 12, Gander, Newfoundland: a chartered Arrow Air DC-8 bringing American soldiers home for Christmas crashed on takeoff. All 256 aboard died.

1987 
May 9, Poland: Polish airliner Ilyushin 62M, on charter flight to N.Y., crashed after takeoff from Warsaw, killing 183. 
Aug. 16, Romulus, Mich.: Northwest Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-80 crashed into a highway shortly after takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, killing 156 (including 2 on the ground). Girl, 4, only survivor. 
Nov. 26, south of Mauritius: South African Airways Boeing 747 went down in rough seas; 160 died. 
Nov. 29, Burma: Korean Air Boeing 747 jetliner exploded from bomb planted by North Korean agents and crashed into sea, killing all 115 aboard.

1988 
July 3, Persian Gulf: U.S. Navy cruiser Vincennes shot down Iran Air Airbus A-300 after mistaking it for an attacking jet fighter; 290 killed. 
Aug. 28, Ramstein Air Force Base, West Germany: three jets from Italian Air Force acrobatic team collided in midair during air show and crashed, killing 70 people, including the pilots and spectators on the ground. 
Dec. 21, Lockerbie, Scotland: N.Y.-bound Pan-Am Boeing 747 exploded in flight from a terrorist bomb and crashed into Scottish village, killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground

1989 
June 7, Paramaribo, Suriname: a Surinam Airways DC-8 carrying 174 passengers and 9 crew members crashed into the jungle while making a third attempt to land in a thick fog, killing 168 aboard. 
July 19, Sioux City, Iowa: United Airlines DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing. Out of a total of 296 aboard, 111 were killed, 172 were injured, and 13 escaped unharmed.

1991 
May 26, nr. Bangkok, Thailand: Austrian Lauda Air Boeing 767, en route to Vienna, crashed into jungle hilltop shortly after takeoff from Bangkok airport, killing all 223 aboard. Thailand's worst air disaster. 
July 11, Jedda, Saudi Arabia: Canadian-chartered DC-8 carrying pilgrims returning to Nigeria crashed after takeoff, killing 261 people.

1994 
April 14, northern Iraq: two American F-15C fighter aircraft mistook two U.S. Army blackhawk helicopters for Russian-made Iraqi MI-24 helicopters and shot them down over no-fly zone, killing all 26 on board. 
April 26, Nagoya, Japan: China Airlines Airbus A-300 from Taiwan crash-landed and exploded on the tarmac. Only 7 of the 271 passengers aboard survived. 
June 6, Xian, China: Russian-built Tupolev-154 airliner of China Northwest Airlines crashed 10 minutes after takeoff, killing all 160 aboard. 
Sept. 8, nr. Aliquippa, Pa.: USAir Boeing 737 crashed into a ravine shortly before it was supposed to land at Pittsburgh International Airport. All 132 aboard were killed.

1995 
Dec. 20, nr. Cali, Colombia: 160 people killed when American Airlines Boeing 757 crashed in Andean Mountains.

1996 
Jan. 8, Kinshasa, Zaire: Russian-built Antonov-32 cargo plane crashed after takeoff from Kinshasa into the center of the city, killing over 350 people and injuring at least 470. 
Feb. 6, off coast of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic: Dominican Alas Nacionales Boeing 737 crashed into Atlantic Ocean after takeoff, killing 189. 
Feb. 29, near Arequipa, Peru: Faucett Airline Boeing 737 crashed into mountain as it prepared to land. All 117 passengers and crew were killed. 
May 11, Everglades, Fla.: ValuJet DC-9 went down in swamp, killing 110. Cargo fire caused by oxygen generators missing safety caps. 
July 17, off coast of Long Island, N.Y.: TWA Boeing 747-100 bound for Paris from N.Y. exploded over waters of eastern L.I. and crashed into Atlantic Ocean, killing all 230 aboard. 
Nov. 12, nr. New Delhi, India: shortly after takeoff, Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 collided in midair with Kazak Airlines Ilyushin 76 plane approaching the New Delhi airport. All 349 passengers and crew were killed; the world's worst midair collision.

1997 
Aug. 6, Guam: Korean Air Boeing 747-300 from Seoul crashed into jungle near Agana International Airport, killing 228 people; 26 survived. 
Sept. 26, nr. northern Indonesia: Indonesian Garuda Airlines A-300 Airbus jetliner crashed while approaching Medan Airport, Sumatra, killing all 234 people aboard.

1998 
Feb. 2, Mindanao, Philippines: Cebu Pacific Air DC-9 crashed into a mountain; 104 dead. 
Feb. 3, Mt. Cermis, Italy: low-flying U.S. Marine surveillance jet on training flight accidentally cut ski-lift cable-car line, causing all 20 people aboard to fall some 260 ft to their deaths. 
Feb. 16, Taipei, Taiwan: China Airlines Airbus A-300 jumbo jet crashed while trying to land in fog at Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, killing all 196 aboard and at least 6 people on the ground. 
Sept. 2, off Nova Scotia, Canada: Swissair flight from N.Y. to Geneva crashed off Canadian coast, killing all 229 aboard. 136 Americans were on the McDonnell Douglas MD-11.

1999 
Oct. 31, southeast of Nantucket Island: EgyptAir Boeing 767-300 on flight from N.Y. to Cairo crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 217 aboard.
2000 
Jan. 30, off the Ivory Coast: Kenya Airways Airbus A-310, carrying 179 passengers and crew, crashed after takeoff from Abidjan into the Atlantic Ocean. Ten people survived. 
July 25, Gonesse, France: Air France Concorde jet en route to N.Y. crashed into a hotel just after taking off from Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris; all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground were killed; first Concorde jet to crash since the plane went into commercial service in 1976. 
Aug. 23, off Bahrain: Gulf Air jet crashed into the Persian Gulf, killing all 143 aboard.

2001 
Sept. 11, New York City, Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Pa.: For the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. These attacks changed the face of the Aviation Industry. 
Nov. 12, Queens, N. Y.: American Airlines Airbus A-300, bound for the Dominican Republic, crashed into residential neighborhood minutes after taking off from JFK International Airport. All 260 people aboard and 5 on the ground were killed.

2002 
April 15, nr. Pusan, South Korea: Air China Boeing 767 en route from Beijing crashed into a forested hillside near airport, killing at least 115 people. Miraculously, 39 passengers survived. Poor weather conditions were blamed for the crash. 
May 4, Kano, Nigeria: EAS Airline BAC 1-11 bound for Lagos plowed into a poor, densely populated suburb of Kano shortly after takeoff, killing 148. Dead included all 76 aboard and dozens on the ground. 
May 7, Dalian Bay, northeast China: China Northern Airlines MD-82 jet crashed into the bay shortly after captain reported a fire in the cabin. Out of 103 passengers and 9 crew aboard, none survived. 
May 25, nr. Pescadores off western Taiwan: China Airlines Boeing 747, bound for Hong Kong with 225 people aboard, broke apart in midair and plunged into sea 20 minutes after takeoff from Taipei. There were no survivors. 
July 27, nr. Lviv, Ukraine: Russian-built Sukhoi-27 fighter jet crashed while performing an acrobatic maneuver during an air show. Eighty-three people were killed, including 23 children; the 2 pilots ejected to safety. It is the worst air show disaster in history.

2003 
Feb. 19, nr. Shahdad, Iran: Iranian military airplane, Ilyushin Il-76MD, carrying members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, crashed in the Sirach Mountains, killing all 276 on board, making this Iran's worst air disaster. 
July 8, Port Sudan, Sudan: A Sudan Airways airplane, a Boeing 737, experienced technical difficulties shortly after takeoff and crashed while attempting to return to the Port Sudan airport. One child survived and 116 passengers and crew perished. 
Dec. 25, Cotonou, Benin: A chartered Boeing 727 jet bound for Beirut, Lebanon, crashed after hitting a building on takeoff, killing at least 140 people.



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You forgot the Singapore Airlines Tropical Megatop crash in October 2000.


Try www.airdisaster.com for a complete list of air accidents.


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You forgot the Singapore Airlines Tropical Megatop crash in October 2000.


Try www.airdisaster.com for a complete list of air accidents.


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Ten V.


 


Thank u, I shall include the SQ. Any more details.


 


 


 






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Guess u can compile them and start ur own website

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Guess u can compile them and start ur own website


Or maybe id be a user here and benefit my fellow Indian Aviation Colleagues with my study and research.......

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Definately Yes

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Nice List.Good job.


Thanks for the Trouble.


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Any site ppl know where i can extend more of my research....

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Just came across the pic of SQ 9V-SPK at Anet the one which crashed at Taipei... wanted to share it


http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0381703&size=M



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Just came across the pic of SQ 9V-SPK at Anet the one which crashed at Taipei... wanted to share it


http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0381703&size=M





thanks 380, it was nice of you to share the picture. But i most humbly regret that i will not be able to consolidate pictures with my report as this would make my report both too heavy and not economical when i give it for printing.


Thanks anyways.



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No probs u have a proof of the crash anyways


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No probs u have a proof of the crash anyways


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Valid point there, but then research becomes too exhaustive

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No probs Sir JJ it can be used for ur reference and other anetter-indians ref.


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No probs Sir JJ it can be used for ur reference and other anetter-indians ref.


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Aapka hukum sar aankhon per, abhi to extensive research karni hi padegi

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Try http://www.airsafe.com

It has details of all the air crashes till date.

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Try http://www.airsafe.com It has details of all the air crashes till date.



Thanx for the link


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Try http://www.airsafe.com It has details of all the air crashes till date.


 


Appreciate your support.



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