5 major Boeing 747 accidents

Boeing 747
  1. Tenerife Airport Disaster (1977)

    On March 27, 1977, two Boeing 747s collided on the runway at Los Rodeos Airport in the Canary Islands. The incident resulted in 583 fatalities due to dense fog and miscommunications between the air traffic control tower and the flight crews.

  2. Japan Airlines Flight 123 (1985)

    On August 12, 1985, Japan Airlines Flight 123, a Boeing 747SR, suffered a catastrophic failure of its rear pressure bulkhead, leading to the loss of control. The aircraft crashed into Mount Takamagahara in Japan, resulting in 520 fatalities—the deadliest single-aircraft accident in aviation history.

  3. Pan Am Flight 103 (1988)

    On December 21, 1988, a bomb exploded on board Pan Am Flight 103, a Boeing 747, over Lockerbie, Scotland. The explosion resulted in the deaths of all 259 people on board and 11 individuals on the ground. The bombing was later attributed to terrorism.

  4. China Airlines Flight 611 (2002)

    On May 25, 2002, China Airlines Flight 611, a Boeing 747-200, disintegrated in mid-air over the Taiwan Strait. The crash, caused by a structural failure initiated by a previous repair, resulted in the deaths of all 225 people on board.

  5. Asiana Airlines Flight 214 (2013)

    On July 6, 2013, Asiana Airlines Flight 214, a Boeing 747-400, crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport. Three people died, and many others were injured. The crash was attributed to pilot error, including mismanagement of the descent and inadequate airspeed control.

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