India's air disasters

Deadliest crash occurred in 1996 when two planes collided mid air, killing 349 people.

    Eight people survived the crash of an Air India Express flight in Mangalore on May 22 [AFP]

    22 May 2010: Air India Express Boeing 737-800 carrying 166 people crashes while landing at Mangalore's Bajpe airport, killing 158 people. Eight people survive.

    4 September 2009: One of the engines of AI-829 catches fire at Mumbai airport, causing 21 people injuries.

    17 July 2000: Alliance Air flight CD-7412 crashes at Patna airport, killing 60 passengers.

    12 November 1996: Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight collides midair with Kazakhstan Airlines flight 1907 near Charki Dadri in Haryana state, killing all 349 on board.

    26 April 1993: IC-491 at Aurangabad airport in Maharashtra, killing 55 of 118 passengers and crew.

    16 August 1991: IC-257 crashes at Imphal in the northeast, killing 69 people. 

    14 February 1990: AI flight IC-605 crashes in Bangalore, killing 92 of 146 passengers and crew.

    19 October 1988: IC-113 flight crashes in Ahmedabad, killing 124 of 129 passengers.

    21 June 1982: AI-403 flight crashes at Mumbai airport, killing 17 out of 111 passengers and crew.

    1 January 1978: AI-XY5 flight crashes into Arabian Sea, killing 213 people.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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