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6 Deadlly US Plane Crashes

Several passenger planes have crashed due to human error and mechanical failure. Here are 6 deadly plane disasters recorded in the US.

6 Deadlly US Plane Crashes

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1979 American Airlines Flight 191 With 273 Deaths

On May 25, 1979 flight 191 crashed into the ground during takeoff. The engine separated from the aircraft and all 258 passengers and 13 crew members were killed along with two people on the ground.

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2001 American Airlines Flight 587 With 265 deaths

On November 12, 2001 flight 587 crashed shortly after takeoff. Because the accident took place two months and one day after the September 11 attacks in nearby Manhattan, people initially thought it was a terrorist attack. However, it was found that it was the aggressive overuse of rudder controls that caused the vertical stabilizer to snap off the plane the two engines to separate. 251 passengers and 9 crew members were killed, along with 5 people on ground.

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1996 TWA Flight 800 With 230 Deaths

On July 17, 1996 flight 800 exploded due to flammable fuel/air vapors in a fuel tank but it was later suggested that the crash was actually caused by a U.S. Navy missile test gone wrong and was covered up by the government. The crash killed all 230 passengers and crew on board.

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1987 Northwest Airlines Flight 255 With 156 Deaths

On August 16, 1987 flight 255 crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilots forgot to conduct their pre-flight checks and as a result, the warning system never turned on which lead to the wing flaps failing to extend before takeoff. The crash killed all six crew members and 148 of its 149 passengers. There was one survivor. A 4 year old girl.

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1982 Pan Am Flight 759 With 153 Deaths

On July 9, 1982 flight 727 was forced down by a microburst induced wind shear (a tight column of sinking air that produces intense winds similar to a tornado) shortly after takeoff in New Orleans. All 145 passengers, crew members, and 8 people on the ground were killed.

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2019 Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 With 157 Deaths

On March 10, 2019 flight 302 crashed only six minutes after takeoff killing all 157 passengers and crew members aboard. Steven Marks, a Florida aviation accident lawyer at Podhurst Orseck, P.A., along with two other attorneys will lead nearly 100 cases filed over the Ethiopian Airlines crash. It is believed that the accident was caused by design flaws in the Boeing 737 Max plane, a model that has recently been involved in two other deadly crashes.

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