China Eastern plane carrying 132 people crashed, See world's Deadliest Plane Crashes

Publish Date: 22 Mar, 2022
China Eastern plane carrying 132 people crashed, See world's Deadliest Plane Crashes

China Eastern plane carrying 132 people crashed on Tuesday, as of now no survivors have been found as the search continued of the scattered wreckage. The news comes a day earlier in a forested mountainous area in China’s worst air disaster in a decade. “Wreckage of the plane was found at the scene, but up until now, none of those aboard the plane with whom contact was lost has been found,” state broadcaster CCTV said Tuesday morning, more than 18 hours after the crash.

Most Deadliest Plane Crashes in the World

  1. The Tenerife Airport Disaster, March 27, 1977. Fatalities: 583. This deadly crash involved a collision of two flights ù KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736 — which collided at the Tenerife North Airport (formerly Los Rodeos). Both were Boeing 747s. It was a foggy day, neither of the two aircraft was supposed to be at Los Rodeos. Both flights were diverted to the airport. The collision occurred when the KLM aircraft attempted to take-off without clearance, while the Pan Am aircraft was still taxiing along the same runway, having missed its turn to leave. There were no survivors.

  1. American Airlines Flight 191, May 25 1979. Fatalities: 272. The DC-10 left Chicago O’Hare on the Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend. But its left engine detached from its wing and the plane fell off, rolling in the air and then crashing a mile from the runway. The plane burst into flames. All 271 people on board died, two others died on the ground.

  1. Air India Flight 182, June 23, 1985. Fatalities: 329. Deemed the deadliest terror attack involving a plane at the time, the Air India Boeing 747 crashed off the coast of Ireland en route from Toronto to Sahar International in India, after a bomb was placed in the cargo held by Sikh extremists Babbar Khalsa exploded over the Atlantic. 

  1. Japan Airlines Flight 123, August 12, 1985. Fatalities: 520. A picture of the plane taken at around 6:47 pm shows that the vertical stabilizer is missing (circled in red). The crash involved a Boeing 747 into Mount Takamagahara in central Japan. Just four survived when the aircraft spiralled out of control, its wing clipping a mountain ridge, before flipping and landing on its back, following an explosive decompression towards the rear of the plane, the result of a faulty repair job seven years earlier. Pilots were able to keep the plane in the air for 32 minutes after the mechanical failure before crashing into a mountain. Four passengers, all-female, survived. 

  1. Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision, November 12, 1996. Fatalities: 349. This is the world’s deadliest mid-air crash that involved Saudia Flight 763 and Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907 over the city of Charkhi Dadri in northern India. The Saudia-operated Boeing 747 was bound for Dhahran from Delhi while the Kazakhstan Airlines Ilyushin II-76 was bound for Indira airport from Shymkent when they collided, killing 312 people on board the former and 37 on the latter. The crash occurred after the Ilyushin aircraft was cleared to descend to 15,000 feet, but then descended past that level to 14,500 feet while the 747 was ascending in the opposite direction. By the time the air traffic controller could warn of the proximity between the two aircraft it was too late. The tail of the Kazakhstan plane cut through the Saudia wing, causing the aircraft to go into a rapidly descending spiral, while the Ilyushin entered a gentler but still fast and uncontrolled descent. The captain of a passing US Air Force aircraft saw the crash and described a “a large cloud lit up with an orange glow”. A number of factors were found to have caused the crash, including the failure of the Kazakhstan Airlines pilot to follow the ATC instructions.

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