16 Plane Crashes That Will Give You Nightmares Today, flying on a plane is a very common experience, and it is statistically safer than riding on a bus. Unfortunately, however, airplanes still have accidents. These accidents could have been prevented with the proper maintenance and training. Below is a list of 16 plane crashes that may leave you afraid to ever fly again. Delta Flight 1086 This flight took off from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Airport and way heading to New York City. Upon landing in New York’s Laguardia Airport, the plane skidded into a sidewall. Luckily, nobody was killed. There were just minor injuries.