Accident Archive

Some of the biggest disasters in history are not natural at all, but are caused by human error or involve vehicles. Modern-day conveniences like air travel and nuclear power come with risks attached. Even situations like sports events can take surprising turns for the worst.

Aircraft Crashes

Fires and Explosions

Nuclear and Chemical Accidents

2011 Nuclear Crisis in Japan

Oil Spills and Disasters

Worst Industrial Accidents in History

Railroad Accidents


Space Accidents

Sports Disasters

Terrorist Attacks

Terrorist Acts Suspected of or Inspired by al-Qaeda

The IXTOC I exploratory well blew out on June 3, 1979 in the Bay of Campeche off Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.