Air Crash

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DateCountryDetail
06/09/1952
United Kingdom Twenty seven people are killed when a jet fighter breaks up over the crowd at an airshow in Hampshire.
10/01/1954
United Kingdom Thirty-five people are missing, believed dead, after a BOAC Comet jet airliner crashes into the Mediterranean.
19/10/1954
United Kingdom The public inquiry into the crashes of two Comet air craft within months of each other hears that the most likely explanation is metal fatigue.
03/02/1959
United States An air crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, claimed the lives of rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson.
15/02/1961
Belgium At least 73 people are killed when a Boeing 707 jet airliner crashes at Berg, near Brussels airport.
18/09/1961
Zimbabwe United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold is killed in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
29/11/1963
Canada A Trans-Canada airlines DC8 crashes into a field near Montreal killing all 118 people on board.
24/01/1966
France 117 die as an Air India airliner crashes into Mont Blanc
05/03/1966
Japan A BOAC Boeing 707 crashes into Mount Fuji in Japan killing all 124 people on board, just 25 minutes after take-off.
10/12/1967
United States Otis Redding dies at the age of 26 in an air crash of his private plane in Wisconsin.
04/01/1969
United Kingdom 50 die as an airliner crashes into house near Gatwick airport
05/03/1973
France Sixty-eight passengers and crew die when two Spanish aircraft collide in mid-air over France.
03/03/1974
France A Turkish Airlines DC10 crashes near Paris, en route to London, killing all 345 people on board.
29/11/1975
United Kingdom Motor Racing's Graham Hill is killed in an air crash.
13/10/1976
Bolivia A Boeing 707 plane crashes into a street in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing more than 100 people.
27/03/1977
Spain At least 560 people die when two jumbo jets collide on a runway in the popular holiday destination of Tenerife.
25/09/1978
United States A passenger jet collides with a light aircraft over San Diego killing 153 people.
25/05/1979
United States An American Airlines DC10 crashes during takeoff at Chicago's O'Hare airport, killing 2 people on the ground and all 271 people on board.
21/09/1979
United Kingdom During a training mission, while trying to avoid another jet fighter a Harrier jump jet crashes into a Cambridgeshire house killing two men and a young boy.
28/11/1979
Antarctica 257 people are killed when a DC10 crashes into a mountain in Antarctica
13/01/1982
United States A plane crashes during take-off at Washington's National Airport killing 78
11/09/1982
Germany 39 sky divers are killed in a helicopter crash in west Germany.
23/06/1985
Ireland An Air India passenger jet disintegrates in mid-air off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 people on board.
02/08/1985
United States A jumbo jet crashes while attempting to land at Dallas airport killing 137 people.
12/08/1985
Japan A Japan Airlines jumbo jet crashes into a remote mountainside near Tokyo, killing all 509 passengers and 15 crew.
22/08/1985
Japan A Japanese Airlines plane crashes in Japan killing 517.
06/11/1986
United Kingdom 45 oil workers are killed when a Chinook helicopter crashes into the North Sea off the coast of Scotland.
09/05/1987
Poland 183 people die when a Polish airliner crashes on a flight from Warsaw to New York
16/08/1987
United States A Northwest Airlines flight crashes while taking off from Detroit airport killing 156 people, the only survivor is a 4 year old girl.
28/08/1988
Germany Two Italian air force jets collide at an airshow in Franfurt, Germany killing 46 and leaving many injured.
08/01/1989
United Kingdom A Boeing 737 airplane crashes onto the M1 motorway near East Midlands airport, killing 46 people
01/02/1991
United States A USAir jetliner crashes onto the top of a commuter plane at Los Angeles International Airport, killing 35 people.
04/10/1992
Netherlands An El Al cargo 747 jet crashes into an apartment block on the outskirts of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Fifty one people are killed.
26/04/1994
Japan A China Airlines plane crashes in Japan killing all 262 people on board
21/12/1995
Colombia An American Airlines jet crashes into a mountain in Colombia killing 117, but 17 people are rescued alive.
17/07/1996
United Kingdom TWA flight 800 explodes shortly after leaving New York's John F Kennedy airport bound for Paris, all 230 on board were killed.
18/07/1997
United States A TWA jumbo jet explodes over the Atlantic after leaving New York for Paris, killing all 230 passengers and crew.
03/09/1998
United States A Swissair plane en route from New York to Geneva crashes in the Atlantic off Nova Scotia, all 229 on board are killed.
31/10/1999
United States An Egypt Air plane crashes off the coast of Massachusetts killing all 270 on board.
25/10/2000
Russian Federation A Russian military plane crashes into a mountain in Georgia killing all 83 on board.
12/11/2001
United States An American Airlines jet crashes near New York's Kennedy airport killing 265 people.
22/10/2005
Nigeria A Boeing 737 crashes shortly after take off from Lagos airport in Nigeria, killing 117 people.
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