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Worst Crashes in Country In Past Years Listed

August 17, 1987

Undated (AP) _ Here is a list of major plane crashes in the United States since 1947:

May 25, 1979, American Airlines DC-10 crashed after takeoff at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, 275 killed.

July 9, 1982, Pan AM Boeing 727 crashed after takeoff in Kenner, La., 153 killed.

Sept. 25, 1978, Pacific Southwest Airlines Boeing 727 and Cessna 172 collided over San Diego, 150 killed.

Aug. 2, 1985, Delta Air Lines Lockheed L-1011 crashed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, 137 killed.

Dec. 16, 1960, United Airlines DC-8 and TWA Super-Constellation collide over New York City, 134 killed.

June 30, 1956, TWA Super-Constellation and United DC-7 collide over Grand Canyon in Arizona, 128 killed.

June 24, 1975, Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crashed at Kennedy International Airport in New York, 113 killed.

Sept. 4, 1971, Alaska Airlines Boeing 727 crashed into mountain near Juneau, Alaska, 111 killed.

Dec. 29, 1972, Eastern Lockheed Tristar crashed while approaching Miami International Airport, 101 killed.

Dec. 1, 1974, TWA Boeing 727 crashed in storm at Upperville, Va., 92 killed.

July 31, 1973, Delta jetliner crashed while landing in fog at Logan International Airport in Boston, 89 killed.

Dec. 20, 1952, U.S. Air Force C-124 crashed and burned at Moses Lake, Wash., 87 killed.

May 3, 1968, Braniff International Airlines Electra crashed in storm near Dawson, Texas, 85 killed.

Aug. 31, 1986, Aeromexico DC-9, collided with small lane over Los Angeles suburb of Cerritos, 82 killed.

July 19, 1967, Piedmont Boeing 727, small plane collide at Hendersonville, N.C., 82 killed.

Jan. 13, 1982, Air Florida Boeing 737 crashed after takeoff in Washington, D.C., 78 killed.

Nov. 14, 1970, Southern Airways DC-9 crashed in mountains near Huntington, W.Va., 75 killed.

June 20, 1956, Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashed in Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, N.J., 74 killed.

Nov. 1, 1955, United DC-6B exploded and crashed near Longmont, Colo., 74 killed.

Jan. 21, 1985, chartered Galaxy prop-jet on gambling junket crashed after takeoff in Reno, Nev., 68 killed.

May 30, 1947, Eastern DC-4 crashed near Port Deposit, Md., 53 killed.

Sept. 6, 1985, Midwest Express Airlines DC-9 crashed after takeoff from Milwaukee’s airport, 31 killed.

Dec. 13, 1977, DC-3 crashed after takeoff at Evansville, Ind., 29 killed.

June 2, 1983, Air Canada DC-9 caught fire in flight, landed at Greater Cincinnati International Airport, 23 killed.

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