1. Air France Flight 447 (2009)
If the Malaysian jet has crashed, this incident could be most similar to a deadly 2009 accident involving an Air France Airbus A330 that disappeared over the Atlantic en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.
2. TWA Flight 800 (1996)
The Boeing 747 was bound for Europe when it exploded and crashed shortly after taking off from JFK International Airport, killing all 230 people on board. After a four-year investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board found that the probable cause was a fuel tank explosion sparked by faulty wiring.
3. EgyptAir Flight 990 (1999)
The Boeing 767 en route from New York City to Cairo crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 200 people on board. After a two-year investigation, the NTSB concluded that the relief first officer in the cockpit had deliberately caused the crash.
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