Planes are one of the biggest and most useful inventions of our times as they have bridges the gaps between distant nations, still they are a dangerous way to travel as there have been a number of deadly plane crashes in the history of the world. Most of these crashes have occurred due to strange reasons and have taken huge toll of lives, with hardly a few surviving in only some cases.
Here are 10 deadliest plane crashes in the history:
10. American Airlines Flight 191
The deadly plane crash of American Airlines Flight 191 at O’Hare Airport in Des Plaines, USA will be etched in the aviation history forever. It took place in 1979 as the engine broke off as soon as the plane took off. As many as 273 people were killed in the crash.
9. Iran Air Flight 655
One of the most tragic plane crashes in world history took on board Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988, when it was gunned out in the Persian Gulf during the Gulf War. All on board were killed, with the fatalities reaching a huge number of 290.
8. Air Africa Crash
The freak air crash of the Air Africa cargo aircraft took place in Kinshasa in 1996 and killed nearly 225 to 348 persons when the plane crashed into a marketplace soon after a faulty take off.
7. Saudia Flight 163
Next among the deadliest plane disasters in history is that of Saudi Flight 163 in 1980, which left 301 people dead. The flight scheduled from Riyadh to Jeddah had to make an emergency landing and all the people on board died due to smoke inhalation before they could be rescued.
6. Air India Flight 182
An unfortunate air crash took place on the London- Montreal Air India 182 flight in June 1985, which was result of a bomb explosion by a Sikh militant group. It crashed into the Atlantic Ocean and claimed 329 lives.