The worst air tragedies of recent times

The tragedy of flight MH370 is a key issue yet to be determined. Why the plane, considered the safest in the world rushed into the sea

Confirmation that the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 crashed somewhere in the Indian Ocean with its 239 occupants, refers to greater tragedies in which either by human or mechanical failures, and even terrorist attacks - have ended the life of thousands.

On September 11, 2001, Al Qaeda bombings claimed the lives of 2532 people. Not only was about the two planes that hit the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center, but other that crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth that went down in Pennsylvania after an alleged brawl passengers against their captors within ship. In total 2992 people were killed and 24 were reported missing.

The March 27, 1977, two Boeing 747 of KLM and PANAM airplanes headed to the Canary Islands in Spain, but had to land in what was then the small Los Rodeos airport in Tenerife. Fog and human error caused the two collide when the ship of the Dutch company tried to take off. 583 people died

The August 12, 1985 a portion of the tail of JAPAN AIRLINES poorly repaired after a previous incident, depressurizing the cabin broke off and causing the pilots could not properly control the ship. Finally, crashed into a mountain. 520 passengers were killed 4 women and amazingly survived.

traslation: Belén Zapata