The Terrifying, Deadly Plane Crash In Massachusetts That Will Never Be Forgotten

Massachusetts sees its fair share of natural disasters like hurricanes and the occasional monster blizzard, but we’re fortunate to not have too many terrible manmade disasters in our history. However, the state’s past isn’t entirely spotless. One of the most terrifying disasters in Massachusetts history occurred on Halloween of 1999 just off the coast of Nantucket.

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While Egyptian authorities refused to acknowledge possibility of the co-pilot deliberately crashing the plane (they claimed it was a mechanical malfunction), the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board listed the cause of the accident as “deliberate action by the relief first officer.”

Since the disaster, the airline has changed the flight number for the route from JFK to Cairo to Flight 986.

With such a high number of fatalities, the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 is one of the worst aviation disasters to occur in Massachusetts.

If doom and gloom is your thing, be sure to check out our list of the 11 most horrendous disasters ever to occur in the Bay State.