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Deadliest plane crashes in history

Published On: Jul 08 2013 10:35:27 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 10 2014 07:02:27 AM CDT

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing Saturday with 239 people on board. It is not yet known what happened to the plane, but the passengers' and crews' families were expecting the worst. Take a look at the deadliest plane crashes in history.

Plane Crashes - American Airlines 2001
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November 12, 2001 -- An American Airlines Airbus A300 crashes in Belle Harbor, Queens, shortly after takeoff from JFK Airport, killing 265 people, including five on the ground. This is the second largest number of fatalities from an accident involving a U.S. carrier.

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