TOP 10 AIRLINES WITH MOST AIRPLANE ACCIDENTS

TOP 10 AIRLINES WITH MOST AIRPLANE ACCIDENTS

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AIRLINES WITH MOST AIRPLANE ACCIDENTS

This article is about 10 airlines with most airplane accidents. Death is compulsory and unavoidable. It is the biggest and a bitter truth of life. We all know well that one who lives will die soon or later. We do not have an escape of death. Everybody will agree me that accidental death is more miserable than natural death. Most of the people of the world die in road accidents and air crashes. No doubt air buses are a great facility in our lives. But we should keep it in mind seriously that crashes are the part and parcel of air travel. Recent 100 years history of the world is full of air accidents. Perhaps these accidents are awful and heartbreaking but without air travel we cannot imagine to live a comfortable life. In this article we have illustrated Top 10 Airlines With most airplane accidents.

  1. China Airlines

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It is the largest airline and has almost 11,000 employees in the world. It operates round about 1,300 flights every week to ninety five airports of ninety one cities. It operates across Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America. It is popular in China because of its affordability and best services. China Airlines has faced several accidents since its establishment. During 1994 to 2002, this airline faced four deadly accidents. Three of these accidents resulted in the death of more than two hundred people. In 2007 it underwent last major accident. A fatal accident also occurred in 2002 in which 250 passengers died. It is given no. 10 in this list of top 10 Airlines With most airplane accidents.

  1. Kenya Airways

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Kenya Airways Ltd. is the flag carrier of Kenya. This air company was established in 1977. Till 1995 it was owned by Kenya’s government. It was privatized in 1996. This is now a public private partnership or in other words semi governmental. This airline experienced its first crash in 2000, in which 169 people lost their lives. The second deadly accident occurred in 2007, in which 114 people dies. A minor accident occurred during 2014 but it caused no death. It is given no. 9 in this list of top 10 Airlines With most airplane accidents.

  1. PIA

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In this top 10 ranking Pakistan International Airlines occupies no. 8. It is a national flag carrier air line and is a state possessed company. This airline operates to twenty three domestic destinations and thirty international destinations in twenty seven countries of Europe, Asia and North America. It has undergone many air crashes including five major accidents in which more than 500 people lost their lives. The most deadly air crash occurred in September, 1992. Due to fog, visibility was poor thats why the plane crashed into mountains. 167 individuals died in that accident. In 2006, a plane crashed into wheat field after bursting into flames just 10 minutes after takeoff. Four crew members and all 41 passengers were died. Excluding the above mentioned accidents many other incidents of hi-jacking and plane damaging also occurred. It is given no. 8 in this list of top 10 Airlines With most airplane accidents.

  1. Garuda Indonesia

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It is also a flag carrier airline of Indonesia. It flies to a number of destinations in the Middle East, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe from its main hub. Garuda Indonesia airlines has experienced seven fatal crashes since 1970. The first crash occurred in 1974 in which all the three crew members and twenty eight passengers out of thirty three lost the lives. The second accident took place in 1975 during landing in which four crew members and twenty one passengers passed away. The most lethal accident happened in 1997 when aircraft had a severe collision with mountains.  In that horrible accident all the 234 passengers and all crew members lost their lives. It is given no. 7 in this list of top 10 Airlines With most airplane accidents.

  1. Avianca

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It is the national airline of El Salvador and Columbia. It is the biggest airline in Colombia and the second biggest in Latin America. It is considered a comfortable airline of the continent. This airline experienced some accidents during the 1980s and early 1990s. Avianca Flight 203 was bombed in 1989. In the accident all crew members and 110 passengers were died. The other incidents were of hijacking or shootings. In one case of hijacking the passengers were released after one year. Another fatal accident happened when an aircraft crashed in 1983. In that aircraft 161 passengers out of 172 and all twenty crew members lost their lives. In 1988’s crash 132 passenger and seven crew members were dies. In an air crash in 1990, 65 passengers including one infant and nine crew members lost their lives. It is given no. 6 in this list of top 10 Airlines With most airplane accidents..

  1. Thai Airways

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The Thai airline was established in 1988. It is a flag carrier airline of Thailand. From Thailand this airline flies to almost 78 destinations in thirty five countries. It has a squad of eighty aircraft. It has the honor to be the first Asia Pacific airline to deliver London Heathrow Airport.  It was a prominent airline in all around the world but sadly, the experience of various accidents during 1980 and 1990 damaged its status. Three lethal accidents occurred in 1980s. In first accident in 1980 forty out of forty nine passengers and all 4 crew members lost their lives. The second accident happened in 1985. In which all 4 passengers and seven crew members were died. This air line experienced the third crash in 1987, in which 9 crew members and 74 passengers were died.

The major fatal air crash occurred in 1992, in which 115 passengers were died. Another terrible accident happened in1998, in which 101 people died.  In 2001, an aircraft was destroyed by an explosion. This airline also experienced an accident in 2013, with a huge damage to the plane and runway. Fortunately all passengers were successfully escaped with no severe injuries. It is given no. 5 in this list of top 10 Airlines With most airplane accidents.

  1. Egypt Air

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Egypt Air is the flag carrier airline of Egypt. This airline usually flies from Cairo International Airport. It provides services to over seventy five destinations in the Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. This is called one of the world’s most risky airlines, because it has undergone a number of accidents. It had experienced five crashes before 1970s. These crashes took place in 1951, 1952, 1963, 1966 and 969 respectively. Many people died in these accidents. In 1972, an aircraft collided into a mountain, thirty passengers died in that accident. The other fatal accident occurred in 1976, when the plane crashed into an industrial complex and caused several causalities.

In 1985 hijackers exploded explosive material which caused severe damage to the plane and death of two crew members and 59 passengers. The crash of 1986 caused death of 18 crew members and 21 passengers. A deadly accident in 1999 near Nantucket Island caused the death of 217 passengers. In February 2000, during land the aircraft experienced a slight crash in which 94 people severely injured. In May 2002, an aircraft crashed into land, in which 15 people died. It is given no. 4 in this list of top 10 Airlines With most airplane accidents.

  1. Philippine Airlines

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It is the flag carrier airline of the Philippines. It is headquartered in Pasay City. It was found in 1941. It has the honor to be the oldest and first commercial airline in Asia serving under its original name. This airline operates flights in 31 domestic destinations and 36 abroad destinations in East Asia, Middle East, Europe, North America and Oceania.  It has experienced over sixty aircraft crashes, aircraft hijackings and terrorists attacks since 1941. Most of the crashes occurred prior to 1980s. In 1970, a bomb was blasted and all the 36 people died. Other accidents happened in 1975, 1976 and 1978 respectively. In those accidents several people lost their lives.  The two fatal accidents occurred in 1987 and caused 65 passengers to be died. In the explosion of fuel tank in 1990 eight passengers died. Due to explosion of a small bomb in an aircraft in 1994 one passenger lost his life. It is given no. 3 in this list of top 10 Airlines With most airplane accidents.

  1. Cubana de Aviacion

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This airline is known as Cubana. It is a national airline that is based in Cuba. It is also the largest airline of the country. This airline had to undergo almost 43 accidents and incidents since the day of its formation with 544 casualties. It is the airline that has experienced more than eight main crashes and several deaths. The fatal accident occurred in 1976 due to an explosion which caused 73 casualties. In another accident the plane crashed into ground in which five crew members and 33 passengers lost their lives. A deadly crash happened in 1989, near Havana when an aircraft crashed into the ground and all 126 people in the plane and 14 people on the ground died. The accidents occurred in 1990, 1997, 1998, and 1999 respectively resulted into the death of many people therefore it is given no. 2 in this list of top 10 Airlines With most airplane accidents.

  1. Iran Air

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Iran air occupies 1st position in this list. It is the flag carrier airline of Iran and provides its services to 80 destinations. It’s headquarter is located in Tehran. Iran Air is a most dangerous airline as it has undergone various major air crashes. During the last five years, no major success has been seen in this airline because it does not have good reputation. The first crash it experienced in 1952 that caused 27 casualties. The other fatal accidents happened in 1980 when the plane hit the ground and all 128 passengers tasted death. In 1988, 290 people died to a missile attack on the plane.  After that this airline experienced four accidents in four successive years in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. It has also undergone three accidents in 2014, the last one happened on August 10, 2014 that caused 40 fatalities. That’s why this airline is not trusted in the world. This is the worst airline of the world because of numerous crashes. It is given no. 1 in this list of top 10 Airlines With most airplane accidents.

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