World's deadliest airline disaster took place on March 27, 1977, in Tenerife, a small island near the Canary Islands.  583 lives were lost due to a freakish series of events that conspired to create the carnage.

World's deadliest airline disaster took place on March 27, 1977, in Tenerife, a small island near the Canary Islands. 583 lives were lost due to a freakish series of events that conspired to create the carnage.

January 18, 1977.  At Granville, worst train disaster in Australian History. 83 deaths and over 201 injured.

January 18, 1977. At Granville, worst train disaster in Australian History. 83 deaths and over 201 injured.

IJune 3, 1998. The Eschede train disaster was the world's deadliest high-speed train accident. near the village of Eschede in the Celle district of Lower Saxony, Germany.  101 dead and approx. 88 injured.  A seemingly innocuous crack in one wheel causes a chain of events that lead to the train derailment.

IJune 3, 1998. The Eschede train disaster was the world's deadliest high-speed train accident. near the village of Eschede in the Celle district of Lower Saxony, Germany. 101 dead and approx. 88 injured. A seemingly innocuous crack in one wheel causes a chain of events that lead to the train derailment.

December 30, 1903.  Iroquois Theatre fire in Chicago kills 605 in the single deadliest single building fire in U.S. history.

December 30, 1903. Iroquois Theatre fire in Chicago kills 605 in the single deadliest single building fire in U.S. history.

February 20, 2003.  The Station, a club catering to glam rock hair casualties is engulfed in flames killing 100 people. It is the fourth deadliest nightclub fire in the U.S.

February 20, 2003. The Station, a club catering to glam rock hair casualties is engulfed in flames killing 100 people. It is the fourth deadliest nightclub fire in the U.S.

November 28, 1942. The greatest nightclub fire in U.S. history takes place at the Cocoanut Grove club in Boston killing at least 492.

November 28, 1942. The greatest nightclub fire in U.S. history takes place at the Cocoanut Grove club in Boston killing at least 492.

May 28, 1977.  Southgate, Kentucky.  It was the third largest nightclub fire in U.S. history killing 165 and injuring over 200. The Swanky Club, a scant 2 miles from Cincinnati across the Ohio River was in full swing with the tragedy struck.  Many serious violations conspired to ensure that the club was inadequately prepared for such a conflagration.

May 28, 1977. Southgate, Kentucky. It was the third largest nightclub fire in U.S. history killing 165 and injuring over 200. The Swanky Club, a scant 2 miles from Cincinnati across the Ohio River was in full swing with the tragedy struck. Many serious violations conspired to ensure that the club was inadequately prepared for such a conflagration.

December 2, 1998. Swissair Flight 111 left JFK international airport in NY heading for Geneva Switzerland. It crashed into the Atlantic Ocean killing all 229 on board.

December 2, 1998. Swissair Flight 111 left JFK international airport in NY heading for Geneva Switzerland. It crashed into the Atlantic Ocean killing all 229 on board.

December 24, 1953.  The Tangiwai disaster which was the worst rail accident in New Zealand history. 151 killed.

December 24, 1953. The Tangiwai disaster which was the worst rail accident in New Zealand history. 151 killed.

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