The worst plane crash of all time?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Just to let you know I will provide Wikipedia links to all of the incidents, which are actually very good and well written. What is below is only a small summary of what occurred.
Well, for the crash of a single aircraft it is Japan Airlines (JAL) Flight 123, out of the 524 people on board 520 died. The rear bulkhead was damaged some seven years previously in a tail-strike incident. It had not been repaired properly and on the fateful day the bulkhead gave way due to fatigue, blowing the vertical stabiliser off and causing the aircraft to plunge and soar for some 32 minutes. She finally crashed into a mountainside, with the huge loss of life being somewhat attributed to the remoteness of the location.
For the deadliest crash involving any number of airliners it is the Tenerife airport disaster which involved a Boeing 747-100 and 747-200 of Panam and KLM Airlines. 583 people died when the KLM collided at high speed with the Panam aircraft (which was still on the runway). The disaster was caused by poor weather, poor communication and the inadequate facilities of Tenerife Airport.
However, for the disaster which caused the most casualties due to incidents caused by airliners you need look no further than 9/11, over 3,000 deaths of the people on the aircraft, in the Twin Towers, on the ground in New York and in the Pentagon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAL_123 (Japan Airlines Flight 123)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11 (because of completeness, ten years on we all know what occurred).
- 8 years ago
If you consider the September 11 attacks a "plane crash," it would be that -- with about 3,000 people dying.
However, not taking the September 11 attacks into account, the Tenerife plane crash comes in second -- with 583 people dead. The Tenerife plane crash occurred in Spain's Canary Islands, when two Boeing 747s operated by KLM and Pan Am collided on a foggy runway; this occurred on March 27, 1977.
On August 12, 1985, a 747 operated by Japan Air Lines crashed near Mr. Fuji; 520 people were killed. Hope this helps!Source(s): - http://www.super70s.com/super70s/tech/aviation/dis... - http://www.accidentsplanet.com/2009/06/top-ten-wor...
- fetrowLv 43 years ago
Framer is stable - it fairly is the on floor collision of KLM and Pan Am (i think of) jumbo jets in Tenerife. One replaced into beginning off, the different one replaced into landing. extensive style of fatalities. i'm no longer including 9-11, of direction because of the fact it wasn't an twist of destiny. It replaced right into a planned homicide. EDIT: From Wikipedia: The Tenerife disaster happened on March 27, 1977, at 17:06:fifty six interior sight time (additionally GMT), whilst 2 Boeing 747 airliners collided at Los Rodeos Airport on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, killing 583 human beings. The twist of destiny nevertheless has the utmost style of fatalities of any unmarried twist of destiny in aviation history
- 8 years ago
Interesting that the worst crash had survivors.
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- Warbird PilotLv 78 years ago
- FoxLv 78 years ago
the people killed on 9/11 were not all on the planes
- Rob GLv 68 years ago
Without a doubt, Tenerife.
- chuueyLv 48 years ago
Definitely not 9/11
- ht FreeriderLv 58 years ago