In recent years, a lot of air crashes have occurred in the world, and only in rare cases passengers and the crew of a crashed liner managed to survive. The causes of the tragedies were very different: from the human factor and the weather conditions to the terrorist attacks. Today we want to recall the ten most terrible plane crashes in the last 50 years, which claimed the lives of several thousand (!) people.
July 3, 1988 - the crash of the Airbus A300B2-203 of airline Iran Air, 290 dead. The catastrophe occurred in the Persian Gulf region. The airliner made a commercial passenger flight IR655 Tehran-Bender-Abbas-Dubai. A few minutes after the departure from Bandar Abbas, the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched by the US Navy's Vincennes missile cruiser. Later, the US government stated that there had been a mistake - an Iranian airliner was identified as an F-14 fighter of the Iranian Air Force.