World's 20 Worst Crashes

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1977: Two Boeing 747s collide on Tenerife runway; 583 killed.

1985: Boeing 747 crashes into mountain; 520 killed.

1996: Cargo plane crashes into a Kinshasa market; 350 killed.

1996: Boeing 747 and cargo plane collide in mid-air near New Delhi; 349 killed.

1974: DC-10 crashes near Paris; 346 killed.

1985: Boeing 747 crashes into the sea off Ireland; 329 killed.

1980: Saudi TriStar jet catches fire at Riyadh airport; 310 killed.

1988: Iran Air Airbus shot down by US warship; 290 killed

1979: DC-10 crashes at Chicago airport; 273 killed.

1988: Boeing 747 explodes over Lockerbie; 270 killed.

1983: Korean 747 shot down in Soviet airspace; 269 killed.

1994: Airbus explodes at Nagoya airport; 264 killed.

1991: Canadian DC-8 crashes at Jeddah; 261 killed.

1979: DC-10 hits Mt Erebus in Antarctica; 257 killed.

1985: US military flight crashes after fuel stop in Newfoundland; 256 killed.

1996: Trans World Airlines aircraft explodes over Atlantic; 230 killed.

1998: Swissair flight 111 crashes near Nova Scotia; 229 killed.

1997: Korean Air Lines flight crashes in Guam. 228 killed

1997: Garuda flight crashes near on Sumatra; 221 killed.

1998: China Airlines Airbus crashes at Taipei airport; 203 killed.

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