Which airlines have had the most crashes over the past decade? Since 2010, there have been several airlines with multiple crashes, most of which have resulted in fatalities. This infographic includes different bits of information on each airline, including the number of crashes since 2010, how many deaths those plane crashes have resulted in, and both when and where their last accident occurred.
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Since 2010, Nepal has had more airline accidents than any other country. In the past decade alone, there have been nine plane crashes in the country, combining to result in 147 deaths.
Which Airline Has Had the Deadliest Crash Since 2010?
The most fatal crash was a Malaysia Airlines flight in 2014. The flight was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and was shot down. It’s considered to be the deadliest case of a civilian airliner being shot down ever, resulting in 298 deaths (283 passengers and 15 crew members).
How Many Airlines Have Had Crashes?
Over the past ten years, 94 different carriers have had plane crashes. In total, there have been 109 crashes that have resulted in 3,930 fatalities.
Which Airlines Have Had the Most Plane Crashes?
The misfortune of having the most major plane crashes since 2010 goes to both Asiana Airlines and Merpati Nusantara Airlines. Between the two airlines, there have been six crashes and 30 fatalities over the past decade.
Which Airlines Have Had the Most Plane Crash Deaths?
The ten airlines with the most plane crash deaths dating back to 2010 are:
- Malaysia Airlines: 298 deaths from one crash (2014, Ukraine)
- Ethiopian Airlines: 247 deaths from two plane crashes (most recent: 2019, Ethiopia)
- Lion Air: 181 deaths from two plane crashes (most recent: 2018, Indonesia)
- Ukraine International Airlines: 176 deaths from one plane crash (2020, Iran)
- Dana Air: 163 deaths from one plane crash (2012, Nigeria)
- Indonesia AirAsia: 162 deaths from one plane crash (2014, Borneo)
- Air India: 158 deaths from one plane crash (2010, India)
- Pakistan International Airlines: 154 deaths from two plane crashes (most recent: 2020, Pakistan)
- Airblue: 152 deaths from one plane crash (2010, Pakistan)
- Germanwings: 150 deaths from one plane crash (2015, France)
Of these ten airlines with the most plane crash deaths since 2010, 40% of them have seen crashes happen in the past two years. These include plane crashes involving Ethiopian Airlines (2019), Lion Air (2018), Ukraine International Airlines (2020), and Pakistan International Airlines (2020).
Here are the most recent cases:
- Ukraine International Airlines: On Jan. 8, 2020, Flight 752 was headed for Kyiv, Ukraine, and crashed right after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, Iran. The plane was hit by a surface-to-air missile that was fired by Iranian military forces. All of the 176 passengers on the aircraft lost their lives.
- Pakistan International Airlines: On May 22, 2020, Flight 8303 crashed into a residential neighborhood just a few minutes before attempting to land at Jinnah International Airport. Of the 99 passengers on the flight, only two survived, and one person on the ground died from injuries later on.