Many are afraid to fly by airplanes, after all frightening quite often falling of liners. In fact, air transport is considered one of the safest. However, much depends on the carrier. Someone provides a service at the highest level, and someone uses decommissioned aircraft, not bothering himself with preventive inspection and repair.
Generally, it is not easy to compare statistics for different companies. After all, they are on the market a different amount of time, fly at different frequencies, and carry a different number of passengers.
But the American magazine Askmen managed to make such a rating, revealing the most dangerous airlines in the world. The ratio of the number of flights to the number of incidents was taken into account. In this case, we are talking about those large companies that carry out transcontinental flights.
This national Indonesian carrier worked so badly that in 2007, it was even banned from flying company aircraft to Europe. A couple of years, this ban was lifted. Today liners from Garuda fly not only throughout Asia, but also to Amsterdam. Not so long ago, the carrier was even given the title “The most significant breakthrough in quality”. Only here from the statistics can not escape. Garuda aircraft suffered four aircraft crashes, claimed a total of 431 people. The most famous accident happened in 1997. Then the plane got into a band of smoke from forest fires and crashed into the mountains. The catastrophe claimed the lives of 234 people. In total, Garuda liners have carried out more than 2 million flights.
The largest air carrier of Thailand celebrated for half a century. During this time the company has received many awards for the quality service of its customers. For example, in 2006, Thai Airways won not only the “Best Airline of the World” award, but also the “Best Crew”. The next year the carrier was again nominated for the title of the best. Even hygiene on board liners is excellent, which resulted in the awarding of awards from the World Health Organization. However, this is today, but in the 1980s and 1990s, flying this company’s aircraft was unsafe. Incidents on the lines happened one after another. The largest accident occurred in 1992, when the fall of the liner killed 113 people. In total, the carrier carried out about 2 million flights, in 4 accidents, 352 people were killed.
This company has the longest flight history in the entire Western Hemisphere. The first airliners of this carrier climbed into the sky back in 1919, at the very dawn of the history of this type of transport. Today Avianca has the most modern airliners in South America. However, the reputation of the carrier is not cloudless. In the 1980s, the planes were chosen by Colombian drug lords to commit intimidating acts of terrorism. To the sad list was added the plane that fell in Madrid in 1983. Then died 181 people. In total, the company carried out 1.47 million flights, 4 major accidents claimed 500 lives.
Pakistan International Airlines.
The main and state air carrier of Iran was born in 1955. He carries out transportation to 25 countries of the world. Although the company began to work in the newly created state, it always followed the world fashion in the aviation industry. For example, it was the PIA that became the first carrier in Asia to use jet aircraft. But there were a lot of incidents with this company. The loudest occurred in 1992, when 167 people died. The company’s airplane crashed into the mountain because of poor visibility. In total, the carrier carried 1.43 million flights. As a result of 5 wrecked lives, 440 people died.
This airline is the largest in the whole of Africa. It carries out missions in 70 directions, covering the entire globe. Each year, Egyptian company’s aircraft carry 10 million people. But in the 1970s, the company became notorious.The fact is that the pilots were mistaken especially often, moreover, the planes became the target of terrorists. The largest disaster then killed 217 people and it occurred over the Atlantic Ocean. When deciphering the black boxes, the experts unequivocally determined that the commander of the crew was to blame. In total, the carrier carried out 1.07 million departures, 402 people died in 4 disasters.
When the tourism industry in Kenya began to develop at unprecedented rates, this airline was created to meet its needs in 1977. And letting her into account only 2 catastrophes, in which only 283 people died. But in fact the flights for the whole time were fulfilled relatively little – 450 thousand. Such statistics are alarming. It is worth noting that both tragic incidents occurred in the last decade, at night by the same time. In 2000, Kenya Airways crashed into the Atlantic with 169 passengers on board, and in 2007 the airliner fell into a swamp that killed 114 people.
This national carrier was established in the Philippines in 1941. It can be safely said that the company was included in the list of the most dangerous not through their own fault, but due to a combination of unfortunate circumstances. Its flights were chosen by terrorists, otherwise the statistics would be simply impeccable. During the 70-year history of this carrier, the planes exploded at least three times, and one more time the liner was captured by terrorists. Although the number of incidents and alarming, people in them died relatively little. Most of all victims were because of the bomb detonated in the toilet. Then the plane collapsed in the air, and 36 people died. In 1994, the terrorist again chose the same place for an improvised explosive device. However, this time it did not work as planned. One person was killed, and the liner was put on the ground. In total, the airline has carried out 1.18 million flights. A total of 107 people died in 6 accidents.
While the Islamic Revolution did not break out in 1979, it was this carrier that was considered official in Iran. After a change in policy, airlines began to deteriorate rapidly. The number of flights on international routes began to decrease steadily. As a result, the European Commission recently banned Iran Air from flying to the EU countries. There were many reasons for making such a decision. The fact is that over the past 10 years, the carrier had three shipwrecks at once. One of them, fortunately, did without human casualties. The largest accident occurred in 1988 in Paris. Then 300 people died at once. And this sad statistics is noted for only 870 thousand flights. In them, there were 5 accidents and 708 people died.
This Chinese national carrier is one of the largest in Asia. Surprisingly, its headquarters is in Taiwan. It is not clear why, but it was with the aircraft of this company that a large number of accidents occurred with numerous human casualties. The most famous happened in 2002 during the flight of Taiwan-Hong Kong. Then 225 people died. The commission investigating the catastrophe came to the conclusion that the old technology was to blame for everything. The airline quickly got rid of this type of aircraft. Currently, the average age of its liners is only 7 years. An interesting fact is that for several years, on airplanes of China Airlines flying over the territory of the Czech Republic, radio communication inexplicably disappears. Because of this, even raised in the air fighters. In total, the carrier carried out 910 thousand flights. In 6 accidents, 763 people were killed.
The Cuban company appeared in 1929, it in general became one of the first commercial air carriers in the world. The national operator of the Island of Freedom has a fleet of airplanes that has been preserved since the times of the Soviet Union.Basically, it’s long obsolete “Ilyushin” and “Antonov”. Is it worth following such a large number of accidents on the lines? Although today the company’s management is also working to replace the fleet, it’s worth thinking about flights in Cubana Airlines. True, the last sad incident occurred in 1999. In total, the carrier carried out 320 thousand flights. In 8 crashes, 404 people were killed.