The most expensive accidents in the world

10. Titanic passenger liner - $150 million

The most expensive accidents in the world

One of the most famous cost $150 million. The liner carried 1,309 passenger and 898 crew members (2,207) and only 712 people managed to survive.

9. Tanker truck and Bridge – $358 million.

The most expensive accidents in the world

The collision of tanker truck and car happened on August 26, 2004 on the Wiehltal bridge in Germany. The truck fell 90 ft down and exploded.

8. Train collision – $500 million.

The most expensive accidents in the world

Two trains collided in California on September 12, 2008. 25 people were killed, MetroLink faced $500 million loss (including compensation to the families of the victims).

7. В-2 bomber crush – $1.4 billion.

The most expensive accidents in the world

В-2 stealth bomber crashed on February 23, 1980. The fire destroyed almost the entire aircraft. Both pilots survived.

6. Oil spill – $2.5 billion.

The most expensive accidents in the world

March 23 1989. Exxon Valdez oil spill was not the biggest one in terms of oil amoung, but it is considered to be one of the most devastating environmental disasters. The cleanup cost was $2.5 billion.

5. Oil rig fire – $3.4 billion.

The most expensive accidents in the world

One of the most terrible accidents in the history of Deepwater Horizon oil complexes. Due to the mistake of the technician – one of safety valve was not replaced, causing explosion and fire. The accident killed 167 workers.

4. Space Shuttle Challenger explosion – $5.5 billion.

The most expensive accidents in the world

On January 28 1986 in 73 sec after the launch Space Shuttle Challenger exploded. The price for the shuttle and equipment reached $5.5 billion.

3. Prestige oil spill – $12 billion

The most expensive accidents in the world

On November 13 2002 explosion of Prestige oil tanker caused 77,000 t of fuel. The cleanup cost was $12 billion.

2. Space Shuttle Columbia explosion – $13 billion

The most expensive accidents in the world

On February 1 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia exploded over Texas on February 1 2003.

1. Chernobyl – $200 billion.

The most expensive accidents in the world

The word witnessed the most terrible accident in the history on April 26 1986 – explosion of power unit No. 4 at Chernobyl nuclear plant. Evacuation, cleanup and other measures cost at least $200 billion.
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