The latest air crashes literally shocked the world, like the previous ones. And the question always arises: what are the consequences of such tragedies? A lot of air crashes are due to various problems in aircraft and this frightens, so BusinessWeek compiled a list of the most dangerous aircraft in the world , using the data of an insurance agency. Also, the rating indicates that a serious problem of air travel is that often aircraft are in the hands of airlines that are not able to provide full technical support.
- 1. Boeing 737 JT8D
- 2. IL-76
- 3. Tu-154
- 4. Airbus A310
- 5. McDonnell-Douglas DC-9
- 6. Tu-134
- 7. Boeing 727
- 8. McDonnell-Douglas MD-80
- 9. McDonnell-Douglas MC-10
- 10. McDonnell-Douglas MD-11
1. Boeing 737 JT8D
The first 737th Boeing flew in 1988, and so far 517 of these aircraft continue to makeflying. This despite the fact that he was recognized by as the most dangerous aircraft in the world - for 507,500 flight hours with his participation there is one accident with a fatal outcome.
A very common model in the countries of Africa and the former USSR, was actively used in the war in Afghanistan. To date, there are 275 aircraft in operation. At 549 900 flight hours one accident occurs.
It is produced since 1971 and was the most mass-produced aircraft in the USSR - sometimes up to 5 pieces went off the assembly line, 336 planes are still flying. Russian pilots nicknamed this aircraft "Tupolev".With the participation of this aircraft there were 73 aircraft crashes, i.e.an average of one accident per 1,041,000 flight hours.
4. Airbus A310
The smallest wide-body aircraft , produced since 1983 and is still in operation 191.However, large airlines have long ago abandoned the use of this aircraft at their airports. With the participation of this aircraft, according to statistics, there is one air crash for 1,067,700 hours of
5 .McDonnell-Douglas DC-9
Produced since 1965, since 1997 belongs to Boeing. Of the major carriers, they are used only by Delta Airlines, and also operate some small companies, totaling 315 aircraft in the world. With the participation of this aircraft, according to statistics, there is one air crash per 1,068,700 flight hours.
Available since 1964, but at the moment it does not meet the European requirements for noise level, therefore it is operated on domestic routes in Russia, as well as in the Middle East. With the participation of this aircraft, according to statistics, there is one air crash per 1,087,600 flight hours.
7. Boeing 727
This is one of the most popular airliners in the world , manufactured since 1963, and is still in operation - 412 aircraft. To date, because of the large age of these aircraft, they are used only in third world countries, or for cargo transportation, and large airlines have replaced the 727th with much newer models. With the participation of this aircraft, according to statistics, there is one air crash for 2,306,300 flight hours.
8. McDonnell-Douglas MD-80
It was used to replace the DC-9 in aircraft fleets, it is still used by large airlines, including Delta, with a total of 923 aircraft in the world. With the participation of this aircraft, according to statistics, there is one air crash for 2,332,300 flight hours.
9. McDonnell-Douglas MC-10
In the 1970s, a number of disasters occurred with the participation of this aircraft, which led to the development of improvements in the airliner, so with age, this model became safer. The last plane crash with this aircraft occurred in 1999, but nevertheless only one airline uses it on regular flights. With the participation of this aircraft, according to statistics, there is one air crash for 2,908,800 flight hours.
10. McDonnell-Douglas MD-11
Showed not the most successful indicators for fuel use and some other parameters, but is one of the most reliable airliners in the world , the last air crash involving him occurred in 1999.The plane is still in the fleets of KLM and Finnair. With the participation of this aircraft, according to statistics, there is one air crash for 3,668,800 flight hours.