Top 10 Deadliest World Aviation Crashes

 

Rank Date Location Operator Fatalities
1 Mar. 27, 1977 Tenerife, Spain Pan Am, KLM 583
2 Aug. 12, 1985 Mt. Osutaka, Japan JAL 520
3 Mar. 3, 1974 Ermenonville, France Turkish Airlines 346
4 Jun. 23, 1985 Atlantic Ocean Air India 329
5 Nov. 12, 1996 New Delhi, India Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kazakhstan Airlines 312
6 Aug. 19, 1980 Riyahd, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Airlines 301
7 Jul. 17, 2014 Shakhtarsk, Ukraine Malaysia Airlines 298
7 Jan. 8, 1996 Kinshasa-Ndolo, Democratic Republic of Congo African Air 298
8 Jul. 3, 1988 Persian Gulf, Iran Iran Air 290
9 Feb. 19, 2003 Kerman, Iran Islamic Revoluntionary Guard Corps 275
10 May 25, 1979 Chicago, Illinois, U.S. American Airlines 273
Source: Copyright B3A – Ronan HUBERT – Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives.