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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

Last updated on: January 24, 2013 14:51 IST

Image: A firefighter cleans fuel waste near a TACA airlines Airbus A320, a day after it crashed into a building,
Photographs: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

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.

China Airlines

Home base: Taiwan

Flying since: 1959

Destroyed planes: 8

Total deaths: 755

Global rank: 1

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

TAM Airlines

Home base: Brazil

Flying since: 1976

Destroyed planes: 6

Total deaths: 336

Global rank: 2

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Air India

Home base: India

Flying since: 1932

Destroyed planes: 3

Total deaths: 329

Global rank: 3

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Gol Air Transport

Home base: Brazil

Flying since: 2001

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 154

Global rank: 4

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Korean Air

Home base: South Korea

Flying since: 1962

Destroyed planes: 9

Total deaths: 687

Global rank: 5

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Saudi Arabian Airlines

Home base: Saudi Arabia

Flying since: 1947

Destroyed planes: 4

Total deaths: 310

Global rank: 6

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Turkish Airlines

Home base: Turkey

Flying since: 1933

Destroyed planes: 6

Total deaths: 188

Global rank: 7

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Thai Airways International

Home base: Thailand

Flying since: 1960

Destroyed planes: 5

Total deaths: 309

Global rank: 8

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

South African Airways

Home base: South Africa

Flying since: 1934

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 159

Global rank: 9

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

SkyWest Airlines

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 1972

Destroyed planes: 3

Total deaths: 22

Global rank: 10

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Home base: Scandinavia

Flying since: 1946

Destroyed planes: 5

Total deaths: 110

Global rank: 11

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Iberia

Home base: Spain

Flying since: 1927

Destroyed planes: 4

Total deaths: 199

Global rank: 12

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

China Southern Airlines

Home base: China

Flying since: 1989

Destroyed planes: 3

Total deaths: 176

Global rank: 13

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Japan Airlines

Home base: Japan

Flying since: 1951

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 520

Global rank: 14

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Asiana

Home base: South Korea

Flying since: 1988

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 68

Global rank: 15

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Alaska Airlines

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 1932

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 88

Global rank: 16

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

US Airways

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 1938

Destroyed planes: 9

Total deaths: 220

Global rank: 17

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Air China

Home base: China

Flying since: 1988

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 129

Global rank: 18

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

American Airlines

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 1930

Destroyed planes: 10

Total deaths: 587

Global rank: 19

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Air France

Home base: France

Flying since: 1933

Destroyed planes: 7

Total deaths: 344

Global rank: 20

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

LAN Airlines

Home base: Chile

Flying since: 1929

Destroyed planes: 2

Total deaths: 21

Global rank: 21

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Aeroflot

Home base: Russia

Flying since: 1992

Destroyed planes: 10

Total deaths: 182

Global rank: 22

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Alitalia

Home base: Italy

Flying since: 1947

Destroyed planes: 4

Total deaths: 46

Global rank: 23

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Jet Airways

Home base: India

Flying since: 1993

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 24

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

China Eastern Airlines

Home base: China

Flying since: 1988

Destroyed planes: 2

Total deaths: 36

Global rank: 25

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Malaysia Airlines

Home base: Malaysia

Flying since: 1972

Destroyed planes: 3

Total deaths: 34

Global rank: 26

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Condor

Home base: Switzerland

Flying since: 1956

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 16

Global rank: 27

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Swiss

Home base: Switzerland

Flying since: 2002

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 28

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

Ryanair

Home base: Ireland

Flying since: 1985

Destroyed planes: 1

Total deaths: 0

Global rank: 29

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Two Indian airlines among world's most dangerous

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

United Airlines

Home base: The United States

Flying since: 1931

Destroyed planes: 4

Total deaths: 247

Global rank: 30