Photos: 20 deadly air disasters across the world

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    June 1, 2009: Air France Airbus A330 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, killing 228 people
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    March 24, 2015: A screen grab taken from an AFP TV video on shows debris of the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the crash site in the French Alps above the southeastern town of Seyne. The plane, which had taken off from Barcelona in Spain and was headed for Dusseldorf in Germany, crashed with 150 people onboard
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    December 28, 2014: AirAsia flight QZ8501 with 162 people - 155 passengers and seven crew members -- crashed into the Java Sea during bad weather. The plane went missing soon after taking off from the Indonesian city of Surabaya for Singapore
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    July 17, 2014: The Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border, with all the 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board feared to have been killed. There are conflicting reports on how the plane went down, with some suggesting it might have been shot down
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    March 8, 2014: A Beijing-bound Malaysian Airlines plane MH370 went missing with 239 people on board, including five Indians. Initially, it was believed to have crashed off the Vietnam coast. However, there was no confirmation of the same. A massive multinational search was launched for the missing flight, but till date its disappearance remains one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history
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    May 25, 2002: China Airlines Boeing 747 broke apart in mid-air and ploughed into Taiwan Strait. All 225 people aboard the China airlines plane were killed. In picture: A Taiwanese Coast Guard fills a container with sea water in front of portraits of the victims during a memorial service in Taipei
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    Nov. 12, 2001: American Airlines flight 587 fell into a residential neighborhood in the Rockaway section of New York after the Airbus A300 aircraft crashed after a takeoff from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport en route to the Dominican Republic. 265 people died including 5 on the ground
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    Oct. 31, 1999: EgyptAir Boeing 767 crashed off the US coast with 214 people aboard. The flight 990 was found in pieces in the Atlantic Ocean after vanishing off of radar screens at New York's John F. Kennedy airport en route to Cairo. In picture: Egyptians attempt to revive a young man who fainted at Cairo international airport after learning the fate of the EgyptAir flight
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    Sept. 2, 1998: Swissair flight 111 MD-11 crashed off Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. All 299 people on board were killed
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    Feb. 16, 1998: China Airline Flight 676 from Bali crashed into homes less than a kilometer from Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek airport, killing a total of 203 people
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    Sept. 26, 1997: Garuda Indonesia Airbus A300 crashed in Buah Nabar village, about 30 km South West of Medan, in North Sumatra, killing 234 people. The Airbus 300 crashed on approach to Medan airport
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    Aug. 6, 1997: Korean Air Boeing 747-300 crashed on the US Pacific Island of Guam early 06 August, killing 228 people
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    Nov. 12, 1996: Saudi Boeing 747 collided with a Kazakh cargo plane near New Delhi. 349 lost their lives
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    July 17, 1996: TWA Boeing 747 exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, south of East Moriches, off Long Island, New York, shortly after takeoff from New York’s John F. Kennedy airport. 229 people lost their lives
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    April 26, 1994: China Airlines Airbus A300 crashed while landing at Nagoya Airport in Japan, killing 264 people
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    Aug. 12, 1985: Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 crashed near Fujikoa, Japan with a reported 524 people aboard
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    June 23, 1985: Air India Boeing 747 crashed in Cork, Ireland and killed all 329 people on board. It was later discovered that the flight was blown up. This incident is also famously referred to as Kanishka bombing
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    Nov. 28, 1979: Air New Zealand DC-10 crashed into Antarctica's Mt. Erebus leaving 257 dead
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    May 25, 1979: American Airlines DC-10 crashed after takeoff from Chicago's O'Hare Airport. 275 died in the disaster
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    March 27, 1977: KLM 474 and Pan American 747 collided on runway in Tenerife, Canary Islands. A total of 583 people perished in one of world's worst airline disasters
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Air France Flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while on this day in 2009. The Airbus A330 crash killed all 228 people on board. A look at some of the worst air crashes in history. All pics/AFP