On 22 May 2020, PIA’s flight PK 8303, an Airbus A320 with 91 passengers and crew of 8, while attempting to land at the Karachi's Jinnah Intl Airport, lost its engines and crashed nearby.

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The 25 incidents mentioned below are however considered as worst in aviation's history.

On Aug 12, 1985, largest no of deaths in single airplane crash occurred when Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 crashed into Mt Ogura in Japan, killing 520 passengers.

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On March 27, 1977, the deadliest commercial airplane accident occurred when two Boeing 747s collided on a runway on the Spanish island of Tenerife, killing 583.

January 15, 2009 - US Airways Flight 1549 lands in the Hudson River in New York City approx 3 mins after...

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... takeoff, and after hitting a flock of birds. ALL 155 ABOARD SURVIVE. The flight's pilot, Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, emerged as a hero, with praise being heaped on him by passengers, officials and aviation experts.

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December 14, 1920 - Believed to be one of the first known commercial passenger airplane crashes, a British Handley Page HP-16 en route to Paris from London crashes just after takeoff, killing four of the eight people onboard.

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Mar 3, 1974 - 346 ppl killed when a Turkish Airlines DC-10 crashes in France, as a result of the cargo door not being fully latched.

May 25, 1979 - American Airlines DC-10 crashes after takeoff from Chicago Airport, killing 271 onboard and another two on the ground.

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Nov 28, 1979 - An Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mt. Erebus in Antarctica and 257 people are killed. The crash is believed to be the result of a navigational error.

August 19, 1980 - Shortly after takeoff, a Saudi Arabian Airlines Lockheed L-1011...

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... initiates a return to Riyadh International Airport due to a fire in the aft cargo compartment. The pilot lands the plane safely and continues to a taxiway. All 301 passengers and crew members perish in the fire before an evacuation is initiated.

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May 26, 1991 - Fifteen minutes after takeoff, a thrust reverser deploys on Lauda Air Boeing 767 Flight 004. The plane crashes 70 miles northwest of Bangkok, Thailand. All 223 passengers and crew are killed.

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July 11, 1991 - The landing gear of a Nigeria Airways DC-8 catches on fire shortly after takeoff and upon return to the airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the plane crashes, killing all 261 people onboard.

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April 26, 1994 - A China Airlines Airbus A300 crashes on approach to Nagoya Airport, Japan, and 264 people are killed

July 17, 1996 - TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747, explodes in air and crashes off the coast of Long Island, New York. All 230 people aboard are killed.

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Nov 12, 1996 - A midair collision between Saudi Airlines 747 and a Kazakhstan Airlines II-76 took place at New Delhi, India airport. All 349 people on both airplanes killed.

August 6, 1997 - A Korean Airlines Boeing 747 crashes in the Guam jungle killing 228 pers.

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Sep 26, 1997 - A Garuda Indonesia Airlines Airbus A300 crashes in Buah Nabar, Indonesia, killing 234 people.

Feb 16, 1998 - China Airlines' Flight 676 from Indonesia to Taiwan requests another landing approach and crashes into a neighborhood, killing 203 people.

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Sep 2, 1998 - A Swissair MD-11 crashes off Nova Scotia, Canada, killing 229.

Oct 31, 1999 – Egypt Air Flight 990, bound for Cairo from New York, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, plunging 14,000 feet in 36 seconds. All 203 passengers and 14 crew members are killed.

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July 25, 2000 - The Air France Concorde, crashes into a Paris hotel shortly after takeoff, killing 113 (all 109 aboard and four on the ground).

Nov 12, 2001 - American Airlines Airbus A300 crashes shortly after takeoff from JFK Airport, killing 265 pers.

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May 25, 2002 - A China Airlines Boeing 747 crashes into the Taiwan Strait 20 minutes after takeoff, killing all 225 on board.

June 1, 2009 - Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris carrying 228 passengers and crew is lost over the Atlantic.

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March 8, 2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears from radar after taking off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. All 239 pers presumed dead.

March 24, 2015 - German wings Flight 9525 crashes after taking off from Barcelona, Spain, killing all 150 pers.

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March 10, 2019 - A Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on aboard, marking the second time in less than six months that one of the planes has crashed within minutes of takeoff.

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Source: CNN Report

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