Do you know who are the most important leaders of the world who died in plane crashes?

The loss of world leaders in plane crashes has often been a turning point in history. Learn about important world leaders who died in airplanes and helicopters.

World Leaders Died In Plane

Dak Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General of the United Nations, died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) in 1961.

Lech Kaczyński

Polish President Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash near Smolensk, russia in 2010.

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

In 1988, the then President of pakistan Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq died in a plane crash near Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

Juvenal Habyarimana

Rwandan President Juanel Habyarimana died in a plane crash near Kigali, rwanda in 1994. His death is still believed to be a factor in the Rwandan genocide.

Władysław Sikorski

Władysław Sikorski, prime minister of the Polish government-in-exile, died in a plane crash near gibraltar in 1943.

Ebrahim Raisi

Iran's President Raisi and Foreign minister Amirabtolahian (1964-2024) were among the victims of the helicopter crash.

Ramon Magsaysay

Ramon Magsaysay, the seventh president of the Philippines, known for his anti-communist stance and commitment to democracy, died in a plane crash on Mt.

Samora Machel

Mozambican President Samora Mahel died in a plane crash near the Mozambique-South Africa border. This sparked a huge controversy.

Bingu wa Mutharika

Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika died of a heart attack when his helicopter was diverted due to bad weather en route to a hospital in Lilongwe.

Leon M'ba

It is noteworthy that Leon Mba, the first president of Gabon, died in a public plane crash near the coast of Gabon.

Ibrahim Nasir

Ibrahim Nasir, the second president of the Maldives, died in a helicopter crash while on a private trip to the uninhabited island.

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