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Some of the worst air crashes in the last 30 years

Some of the worst air crashes in the last 30 years

Dubai to Mangalore bound plane crashed on 22 May 2010, of the 160 passengers and 6 crew members on board, only 8 passengers survived.

Some of the worst air crashes in the last 30 years

2010 - Air India Express Flight 812 crash at Mangalore airport - Dubai to Mangalore bound plane crashed on 22 May 2010, overshot the runway on landing, fell over a cliff and caught fire, spreading wreckage across the surrounding hillside. Of the 160 passengers and six crew members on board, only eight passengers survived.

With its 158 fatalities, the accident was the third deadliest aviation disaster in India, after the 1996 Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision which killed 349, and the 1978 crash of Air India Flight 855, which killed 213 off Mumbai coast.

1983 - Korean Airlines Flight 007 - location: Near Moneron Island, Soviet Union, fatalities: 269, survivors: 0

1979 - American Airlines Flight 191 - location: O'Hare Airport, Des Plaines, USA, fatalities: 273, including 2 ground fatalities, Survivors: 0

1988 - Iran Air Flight 655, location: Persian Gulf, fatalities: 290, survivors: 0

1996 - Air Africa Crash - location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, fatalities: possibly 2 onboard, between 225 and 348 on the ground, Survivors: possibly 5 onboard

1980 - Saudia Flight 163, location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Fatalities: 301, survivors: 0

2003 - Iran Ilyushin Il-76 Crash, location: near Kerman, Iran, Fatalities: 302, survivors: 0

1974 - Turkish Airlines Flight 981, location: Ermenonville, near Senlis, France, fatalities: 346, Survivors: 0

1996 - Charkhi Dadri collision, location: Charkhi Dadri, India, fatalities: 349, Survivors: 0

1985 - Japan Airlines Flight 123, location: Ueno, Japan, Fatalities: 520, Survivors: 4

1977 - Tenerife Disaster, location: Tenerife Airport, Canary Islands, Fatalities: 583, Survivors: 61

2001 - Japan Airlines mid-air incident, location: in the air near Yaizu, Shizuoka, Japan, fatalities: 0 (99 injuries), survivors: 677

first published:March 08, 2014, 12:30 IST