Top 5 Worst Plane Crashes in History

From mid-air collisions to mechanical failures, here are the top 5 deadliest plane crashes & the lessons learned.

Tenerife Airport Disaster (583 Fatalities)

A mid-air collision at Tenerife Airport in the Canary Islands caused the deadliest crash due to dense fog and communication errors.

Japan Airlines Flight 123 (520 Fatalities)

Japan Airlines 747 (1985) lost its stabilizer, and crashed in the mountains. Changed plane maintenance forever.

Iran Air Flight 655 (290 Fatalities)

The US Navy shot down the Iranian Airbus A300 (1988) in the Persian Gulf, sparking lasting tensions.

SA 763 & KZ 1907 (1996)

1996 India collision (SA 763 & KZ 1907): 349 killed. Boeing 747 & Ilyushin IL-76

American Airlines Flight 191 (1979)

Cargo door failure led to loss of control and crash after takeoff from Chicago O'Hare Airport with 273 fatalities.

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