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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

Last updated on: January 24, 2013 09:25 IST

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The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre, which collects information about aviation accidents and safety, has published its annual Airline Safety Ranking, according to Business Insider.

Sixty airlines are rated, based on the number and deadliness of the hull losses (destroyed airplanes) they have suffered in the past 30 years, and how they have fared more recently.

Let's take a look at 30 of the most dangerous airlines, including two from India.

Source: Business Insider

China Airlines

Home base: Taiwan

Flying since: 1959

Destroyed planes: 8

Total deaths: 755

Global rank: 1

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Image: Taiwan's China Airlines plane takes off at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.
Photographs: Claro Cortes/Reuters

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TAM Airlines

Home base: Brazil

Flying since: 1976

Destroyed planes: 6

Total deaths: 336

Global rank: 2

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Image: A TAM airlines Airbus A320 taxies to take off as a Gol airlines Boeing 737 lands on the runway at Sao Paulo's Congonhas airport in Brazil.
Photographs: Rickey Rogers/Reuters

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Air India

Home base: India

Flying since: 1932

Destroyed planes: 3

Total deaths: 329

Global rank: 3

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Image: An Air India A320 aircraft refuels in Gwalior.
Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

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Gol Air Transport

Home base: Brazil

Flying since: 2001

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 154

Global rank: 4

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Image: Gol passenger jets prepare to depart Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Photographs: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

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Korean Air

Home base: South Korea

Flying since: 1962

Destroyed planes: 9

Total deaths: 687

Global rank: 5

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Image: Airbus A380 airliner for Korean Air leaves the paintshop hangar at the Airbus facility in Finkenwerder near Hamburg, Germany.
Photographs: Christian Charisius/Reuters

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Saudi Arabian Airlines

Home base: Saudi Arabia

Flying since: 1947

Destroyed planes: 4

Total deaths: 310

Global rank: 6

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Image: A Bangladeshi aircraft lands near a Saudi Airlines 747 plane at Dhaka's Zia International Airport.
Photographs: Rafiquar Rahman/Reuters

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Turkish Airlines

Home base: Turkey

Flying since: 1933

Destroyed planes: 6

Total deaths: 188

Global rank: 7

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Image: A Turkish Airlines plane takes off at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul.
Photographs: Osman Orsal/Reuters

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Thai Airways International

Home base: Thailand

Flying since: 1960

Destroyed planes: 5

Total deaths: 309

Global rank: 8

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Image: A Thai Airway's Airbus plane lands at the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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South African Airways

Home base: South Africa

Flying since: 1934

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 159

Global rank: 9

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Image: Passengers board a South African Airways Boeing 737 aircraft at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Photographs: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

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SkyWest Airlines

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 1972

Destroyed planes: 3

Total deaths: 22

Global rank: 10

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Image: SkyWest Airlines.
Photographs: Source: skywest.com

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SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Home base: Scandinavia

Flying since: 1946

Destroyed planes: 5

Total deaths: 110

Global rank: 11

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Image: A SAS Boeing 737 plane at Terminal 5 at Arlanda Airport, north of Stockholm.
Photographs: Scanpix/Reuters

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Iberia

Home base: Spain

Flying since: 1927

Destroyed planes: 4

Total deaths: 199

Global rank: 12

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Image: Iberian planes parked at Madrid's Barajas airport, Spain.
Photographs: Sergio Perez/Reuters

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China Southern Airlines

Home base: China

Flying since: 1989

Destroyed planes: 3

Total deaths: 176

Global rank: 13

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Image: China Southern Airlines's Airbus A380 takes off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport, France.
Photographs: Jean Philippe Arles/Reuters

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Japan Airlines

Home base: Japan

Flying since: 1951

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 520

Global rank: 14

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Image: JAL aircraft are seen on the tarmac at Haneda airport in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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Asiana

Home base: South Korea

Flying since: 1988

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 68

Global rank: 15

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Image: Asiana Airline's planes at Kimpo airport in Seoul.
Photographs: You Sung-ho/Reuters

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Alaska Airlines

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 1932

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 88

Global rank: 16

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Image: Alaska Airlines passenger planes are de-iced at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, United States.
Photographs: Robert Sorbo/Reuters

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US Airways

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 1938

Destroyed planes: 9

Total deaths: 220

Global rank: 17

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Image: US Airways plane taxies the runway at the Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC.
Photographs: Hyungwon Kang/Reuters

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Air China

Home base: China

Flying since: 1988

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 129

Global rank: 18

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Image: Air China planes pass each other on tarmac and runway at Beijing International Airport.
Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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American Airlines

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 1930

Destroyed planes: 10

Total deaths: 587

Global rank: 19

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Image: An American Airlines lands at the airport in Zurich, Switzerland.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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Air France

Home base: France

Flying since: 1933

Destroyed planes: 7

Total deaths: 344

Global rank: 20

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Image: An Air France plane on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulles International Airport in Roissy near Paris.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters

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LAN Airlines

Home base: Chile

Flying since: 1929

Destroyed planes: 2

Total deaths: 21

Global rank: 21

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Image: A LAN Airlines plane lands at Santiago's international airport, Chile.
Photographs: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

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Aeroflot

Home base: Russia

Flying since: 1992

Destroyed planes: 10

Total deaths: 182

Global rank: 22

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Image: An Aeroflot Airbus A-320 landing in Sheremetyevo airport, Russia.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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Alitalia

Home base: Italy

Flying since: 1947

Destroyed planes: 4

Total deaths: 46

Global rank: 23

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Image: Alitalia aeroplanes taxi at Malpensa Airport on the outskirts of Milan, Italy.
Photographs: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

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Jet Airways

Home base: India

Flying since: 1993

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 24

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Image: Jet Airways aircraft stand on tarmac at the domestic airport terminal in Mumbai.
Photographs: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters

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China Eastern Airlines

Home base: China

Flying since: 1988

Destroyed planes: 2

Total deaths: 36

Global rank: 25

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Image: China Eastern plane taxis at Hong Qiao airport in Shanghai.
Photographs: Claro Cortes/Reuters

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Malaysia Airlines

Home base: Malaysia

Flying since: 1972

Destroyed planes: 3

Total deaths: 34

Global rank: 26

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Image: Malaysia Airline's planes at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

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Condor

Home base: Switzerland

Flying since: 1956

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 16

Global rank: 27

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Image: A Condor plane in Frankfurt's airport, Germany.
Photographs: Johannes Eisele/Reuters

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Swiss

Home base: Switzerland

Flying since: 2002

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 28

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Image: A Swiss airlines plane takes off at Cointrin airport in Geneva, Swizerland.
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
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Ryanair

Home base: Ireland

Flying since: 1985

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 29

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Image: Ryanair aircraft at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland.
Photographs: David Moir/Reuters

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United Airlines

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 1931

Destroyed planes: 4

Total deaths: 247

Global rank: 30


Image: United Airlines's 787 Dreamliner plane taxis at New Tokyo international airport in Narita.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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