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MH17 Is The Deadliest Plane Crash Since 9/11

The Deadliest Plane Crash Since 9/11

The crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has claimed at least 295 lives, making it the deadliest plane crash since 9/11.

The plane was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing all on board.

The number of people killed in the disaster is second only in the years since 9/11 to the 2,996 people who died on Sept. 11, 2001, Vox reported.

Here's a look at some of the deadliest plane crashes that have occurred since 9/11:

November 12, 2001: 265 people die when American Airlines flight 587 crashes in Belle Harbor, Queens.

May 25, 2002: 225 people die when China Airlines flight 611 crashes in the Taiwan Strait.

Feb. 19, 2003: 275 people die when an Iranian Revolutionary Guard plane crashes into a mountain.

Jan. 3, 2004: 135 people die when Flash Airlines flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea.

Aug. 22, 2006: 170 people die when Pulkovo Airlines flight 612 crashes in eastern Ukraine, on a flight from Anapa, Russia to St. Petersburg.

Sept. 29, 2006: 154 people die when Gol Airlines flight 1907 crashes into another jet as it's travelling from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

July 17, 2007: 187 people die when Tam Airlines flight 3045 crashes in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

June 1, 2009: 228 people are presumed dead after Air France flight 447 goes missing over the Atlantic Ocean.

June 30, 2009: 153 people die when Yemenia Airbus 310 crashes into the Indian Ocean en route to the Comoros islands.

June 3, 2012: 163 people die when Dana Air flight 993 crashes into a building in Lagos, Nigeria.

March 8, 2014: 239 people are presumed dead after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Here are some photos of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17:

MH17 Crash

Photos Of MH17 Crash In Ukraine

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared in 2013. It did, in fact, disappear in 2014.

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