WORLDWIDE

March 27, 1977:

Pan Am and KLM Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport in the Canary Islands, killing 582.

Aug. 12, 1985:

Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 crashes into a mountain on a domestic flight, killing 520.

March 3, 1974:

Turkish DC10 crashes 26 miles northeast of Paris, killing 346.

June 23, 1985:

Air India Boeing 747 crashes off the coast of Ireland, killing 329.

Aug. 19, 1980:

Saudi Arabian L1011 attempts emergency landing at Riyadh airport, killing 301.

May 25, 1979: American Airlines DC10 crashes after takeoff from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, killing 275.

Sept. 1, 1983:

Soviet fighter shoots down Korean Air Lines 747 that violated Soviet airspace, killing 269.

Nov. 28, 1979:

Air New Zealand DC10 flying tourists by the South Pole strikes a mountain in Antarctica, killing 257.

Dec. 12, 1985: Arrow Air DC8 carrying members of the 101st Airborne Division crashes on takeoff at Gander, Newfoundland, killing 256.

Jan. 1, 1978:

Air India 747 en route to Dubai crashes just after takeoff from Bombay, killing 213.

WORST AVIATION DISASTERS, U.S. May 25, 1979:

American Airlines DC10 crashes after takeoff from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, killing 275.

Aug. 16, 1987:

Northwest Airlines MD80 crashes after takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, killing 154.

July 9, 1982: Pan Am Boeing 727-200 crashes in Kenner, La., after takeoff from New Orleans, killing 154.

Sept. 25, 1978:

Pacific Southwest Airlines Boeing 727 and a Cessna 172 collide over San Diego, killing 144.

Aug. 2, 1985:

Delta Air Lines L1011 crashes trying to land in a storm at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, killing 137.

Dec. 16, 1960: United Airlines DC8 and TWA Super-Constellation collide over New York City, killing 134.

June 30, 1956:

TWA Super-Constellation and United Airlines DC7 collide over Grand Canyon, Ariz., killing 128.

June 24, 1975:

Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crashes in storm on approach to Kennedy Airport in New York, killing 113.

Sept. 4, 1971:

Alaska Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into mountain near Juneau, killing 111.