20 Plane Crashes That Left Us Bewildered



Arrow Air Flight 1285

December 12th, 1985 – Arrow Air Flight 1285 was carrying United States military personnel from Cairo to Fort Campbell, ,Kentucky when it crashed. The cause behind the accident is unknown, however 256 individuals lost their lives in the crash.

Mount Erebus Crash

November 28th, 1979 – An Antarctic sight-seeing flight left from New Zealand and ended up crashing into Mt Erebus in Antarctica, killing all 257 passengers on board.

Nigeria Airways Flight 2120

July 11th, 1991 – Passengers began falling through the bottom of the plane after taking off from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on the way to Sokoto, Nigeria. A fire burned through the floor thanks to a deflated tire overheating at takeoff. 261 passengers died as a result.

China Airlines Flight 140

April 26th, 1994 – Flight 140 from Taipei, Taiwan to Nagoya, Japan crashed shortly before landing when the pilot hit the TOGA button on accident. The button raised the throttle position to one used for take-off. 265 passengers died, with only seven surviving the crash.