Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 763 vs. Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907 – Head-on Collision

The 1996 Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision occurred on 12 November 1996 over the village of Charkhi Dadri, to the west of New Delhi, India. The aircraft involved were Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 763 (SVA763), a Boeing 747-168B en route from New Delhi to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907 (KZA1907), an Ilyushin Il-76TD en route from Shymkent, Kazakhstan, to New Delhi. All 349 people on board both flights were killed, making it the world's deadliest mid-air collision and the third-deadliest aircraft accident in the history of aviation, behind only Japan Airlines Flight 123 and the Tenerife airport disaster.


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