Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) Flight 182, was a Boeing 727-200 commercial airliner that collided over San Diego,California with a private Cessna 172 on September 25, 1978. The death toll of 144 makes it the deadliest aircraft disaster in California history to date, and it was the first Pacific Southwest Airlines accident involving fatalities. It was also the deadliest plane crash in the history of the United States until American Airlines Flight 191 went down eight months later.
1979 American Airlines Flight 191:
1996 Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961:
2000 Air France Flight 4590:
2003 Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown incident:
DHL Cargo:On 22 November 2003 shortly after takeoff from Baghdad,Iraq an Airbus A300 cargo plane owned by DHL was struck on the left wing tip by surface-to-air missile.Severe wing damage resulted in a fire and complete loss of hydraulic flight control systems. Because outboard left wing fuel tank 1A was full at takeoff, there was no fuel-air vapour explosion. Liquid jet fuel dropped away as 1A disintegrated. Inboard fuel tank 1 was pierced and leaking.Returning to Baghdad, the 3-man crew made an unprecedented injury-free landing of the crippled aircraft, using differential engine thrust as the only pilot input.