The worst aviation accident is believed to have occurred on March 27, 1977 when two Boeing 747s, operated by KLM and Pan Am, collided in Spain’s Canary Islands. Around 583 people casualties were reported.
The Top Ten Aviation Map also shows the location and the details of the other tragic air craft crashes. As shown in the map, the most recent air craft accident took place on November 12, 1996 in India near Delhi. The accident occurred when an Ilyushin IL-76 cargo plane from Kazakhstan collided in mid-air with a Saudi Arabian airline Boeing - 747. All the 349 passengers on board were killed; it is supposed to be the the world's worst midair collision.
|Pan American World Airways & KLM Royal Dutch Airlines||Boeing 747–121 & Boeing 747-206B||March 27, 1977||583||Tenerife, Canary Islands|
|Japan Airlines||Boeing B-747-SR46-JB119||August 12, 1985||520||Ueno, Gunma Prefecture, Japan|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines & Kazakhstan Airlines||Boeing 747-168B & Ilyushin Il-76||November 12, 1996||349||Charkhi Dadri, Haryana, India|
|Turkish Airlines||McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10-TC-JAV||March 3, 1974||346||Fontaine-Chaalis, Oise, France|
|Air India||Boeing 747-237B||June 23, 1985||329||Atlantic Ocean, south of Ireland|
|Iranian Revolutionary Guard||Ilyushin Il-76||February 19, 2003||302||Kerman, Iran|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines||Lockheed 1011-200 TriStar-HZ-AHK||August 19, 1980||301||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Moscow Airways (Air Africa)||Antonov An-32B||January 8, 1996||300*||N'Dolo Airport Kinshasa, DRC|
|Iran Air||Airbus A300B2-203-EP-IBU||July 3, 1988||290||Persian Gulf|
|American Airlines||McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10-N110AA||May 25, 1979||273||Des Plaines, Illinois, United States|