The 10 Deadliest Airplane Crashes in History

No. 6: 1980 – Saudi Flight 163

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Fatalities: 301

Several minutes after taking off from the Riyadh airport, the airplane was forced to descend due to a fire that broke out in the cargo compartment. The crew failed to order an immediate evacuation, which led to 301 people being killed as a result of smoke inhalation.