Deadliest plane crashes in history

Published On: Jul 08 2013 10:35:27 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 24 2015 09:59:50 AM CDT

Authorities say a commercial airline with 150 people on board crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday. Take a look at the deadliest plane crashes in history.

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September 2, 1998 -- Swissair Flight 111 crashes off Nova Scotia, Canada, killing 229. Investigators believe the plane, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, lost all electrical power immediately before the crash. Here, the aircraft involved in the accident is seen at Zurich Airport in July 1998, two months before the crash.

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