Faridabad crash a reminder of several similar past incidents

Faridabad crash a reminder of several similar past incidents

The images of the 9/11 terror attack during which hijacked passenger aircraft tore through World Trade Center Twin Towers are still fresh in the minds of most people.

But in respect of air accidents too, in which planes went down in residential areas, the US has reported some of the worst incidents.

An American Airlines plane crashed into the Belle Harbour neighborhood in New York City soon after takeoff from John F Kennedy International Airport on November 12, 2001, killing 260 people on board and five on the ground.

On February 13, 2009, a Continental Airlines plane crashed into a house in a Buffalo suburb, killing 49 on board and one person in the building.

In Brazil, a TAM Airlines aircraft crashed while landing in Sao Paulo on July 17, 2007. It crossed the runway and rammed into a TAM Express warehouse. A total of 187 people aboard were killed in addition to 12 people on the ground.

On April 18, 2002, a small plane slammed into the upper floors of a skyscraper in Milan in Italy, killing three.

Closer home, in Hyderabad, an Indian Navy plane performing at an air show crashed into a two-storeyed residential building killing two pilots and injuring two persons on the ground on March 3 last year.

On March 3, 1972, a Mohawk Airlines twin-engine turboprop airliner crashed into a house in New York, killing 17 people.

Also in New York, on July 28, 1945, a B-25 bomber crashed into the north side of the Empire State Building. The mishap killed 14 people, including 11 office workers.