Post by FPP
Remember the Conservative mantra: "Arithmetic is HARD!"
When explaining it to a Liberal.....
We also had hundreds of smaller planes that crash.
And 5 * 500 passengers is 2500 and that's about as many with the small
plane crashes as the 3000 we lost on 9/11...
There you go. The numbers are ~ correct.
Ban planes and nullify a 9/11 every so many years.
You can still travel, you can take a ship or ride in a car or a train.
All that expense for air traffic will be gone. NO TSA or FAA needed to
worry about terrorists or plane crashes in any airplanes. It saves
more lives and money than banning guns.
So before you ban guns. Ban the airplanes. I won't miss airplanes at
all, I avoid flying and drive or take alternative transportation. Look
at all the people that won't die if we have no air force to drop bombs.
Clearly airplanes are more dangerous than guns. And airplanes cause
*GLOBAL WARMING* guns don't.
"How many airplanes world wide crashed,"
Two disappeared from Malaysia in just the last year or two.
Putin shot down one in the last year or two...
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The black boxes of EgyptAir Flight 990.
February 24 – China Southwest Airlines Flight 4509, a Tupolev
Tu-154, crashes while on approach to Wenzhou Airport, killing all 61
passengers and crew on board.
April 7 – Turkish Airlines Flight 5904, a Boeing 737-400, crashes in
poor weather near Hamdilli, Ceyhan, Turkey; all 6 crew die.
June 1 – American Airlines Flight 1420, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82
with 139 passengers on board, skids off the runway on landing and
crashes into a steel walkway at Little Rock, Arkansas during strong
winds; 11 are killed, and 86 are injured.
August 22 – China Airlines Flight 642, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11,
crashes on landing at Hong Kong International Airport during "Typhoon"
Sam; of the 315 people on board, three die.
August 31 – LAPA Flight 3142, a Boeing 737, overshoots the runway in
Buenos Aires, Argentina, and crashes into a golf course; of the 103
people on board, 63 are killed, as well as two on the ground.
September 14 – Britannia Airways Flight 226A, a Boeing 757, veers
off the runway at Girona, Catalonia Spain, while landing in a
thunderstorm and comes to rest in a field, broken apart in two places;
43 on board are injured, two seriously, but a passenger initially
diagnosed as "lightly injured" dies five days later of unsuspected
September 23 – Qantas Flight 1, a Boeing 747 runs off the runway due
to a storm and comes to a complete stop just short of a golf course. All
on board including 30 injured passengers survive.
October 31 – EgyptAir Flight 990, a Boeing 767 bound for Cairo,
Egypt, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off Nantucket, Massachusetts,
killing all 217 passengers and crew; cause is disputed: a deliberate
suicide/homicide act by the relief first officer according to the NTSB,
vs. a Boeing mechanical flaw according to Egyptian aviation authorities.
November 9 – TAESA Flight 725, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9, crashes
near Uruapan, Mexico, killing all 18 on board.
December 7 – Asian Spirit Flight 100, a Let L-410 Turbolet, crashes
into a mountain while on approach to Cauayan Airport, killing all 15
passengers and crew on board.
December 21 – Cubana de Aviación Flight 1216, a McDonnell Douglas
DC-10, overruns the runway at La Aurora International Airport, killing
16 of 314 people on board and another two on the ground.
December 22 – Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747-200F,
crashes after takeoff near Great Hallingbury, England; killing all 4 crew.
December 24 – Indian Airlines Flight 814, an Airbus A300, is
hijacked en route to Delhi, India; one hostage is killed.
December 25 – Cubana de Aviación Flight 310, a Yakovlev Yak-42D,
crashes into the San Luis Hill near Bejuma, Venezuela, while on approach
to Arturo Michelena International Airport; all 22 on board die.
January 10 – Crossair Flight 498, a Saab 340, crashes two minutes
after takeoff in Niederhasli, Switzerland, killing all ten people on board.
January 30 – Kenya Airways Flight 431, an Airbus A310, carrying 169
passengers and 10 crew members, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off Côte
d'Ivoire after takeoff from Abidjan. Only ten people survive.
January 31 – Alaska Airlines Flight 261, an MD-83, crashes into the
Pacific Ocean off Point Mugu, California, after problems with its
horizontal stabilizer. All 83 passengers and 5 crew members are killed.
March 5 – Southwest Airlines Flight 1455, a Boeing 737-300, overruns
the runway in Burbank, California. Of the 142 people on board, 43 are
injured, two seriously.
April 19 – Air Philippines Flight 541, a Boeing 737-200, crashes in
a coconut plantation on Samal Island, Davao del Norte while preparing to
approach the Davao International Airport, killing all 131 people on
board in the worst ever accident involving the 737-200.
June 22 – Wuhan Airlines Flight 343, a Xian Y-7, is struck by
lightning and crashes in Hanyang District, Wuhan, killing all 42 on
board and another 7 on the ground in the worst ever accident involving
July 4 – Malév Flight 262, a Tupolev Tu-154, lands on its belly at
Thessaloniki International Airport in Greece. There are no serious
injuries or fatalities.
July 8 – Aerocaribe Flight 7831, a British Aerospace Jetstream 32,
crashes near Chulum Juárez, Mexico, killing all 19 on board.
July 12 – Hapag-Lloyd Flight 3378, an Airbus A310, crash-lands 650
metres short of the runway in Vienna after running out of fuel in
flight. There are no serious injuries or fatalities.
July 17 – Alliance Air Flight 7412, a Boeing 737-200, crashes into
government housing in Patna, India, as it approaches the airport,
killing 55 of the 58 on board and five people on the ground.
July 25 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde crashes during takeoff
from Paris, France, after striking debris on the runway, killing all 100
passengers and 9 crew aboard as well as four on the ground; the entire
Concorde fleet is grounded for one year.
August 23 – Gulf Air Flight 072, an Airbus A320, crashes into the
Persian Gulf off Manama, Bahrain, while attempting to land. All 143
passengers and eight crew members are killed.
October 31 – Singapore Airlines Flight 006, a Boeing 747-400,
strikes construction equipment after using a closed runway for takeoff
at Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, Taiwan, killing 83 out of 179
people on board.
December 20 – British Airways Flight 2069, in Sudanese airspace at
35,000 ft, a hijacker storms the cabin in an attempt to send the plane
into a nosedive into the ground. However, Captain William Hagan and
First Officer Richard Webb help subdue the mentally-ill hijacker, while
First Officer Phil Watson levels the flight. None of the 398 on board is
Aerial view of the neighborhood in Queens, New York, where American
Airlines Flight 587 crashed.
January 23 – Yemenia Flight 448, a Boeing 727, is hijacked 15
minutes after takeoff from Sana'a International Airport, Yemen; the crew
makes an emergency landing at Djibouti; the hijacker is subdued with no
casualties to the 101 on board.
January 31 – In the 2001 Japan Airlines mid-air incident, Japan
Airlines Flight 907, a Douglas DC-10, and Japan Airlines Flight 958, a
Boeing 747, narrowly avoid colliding by a margin of 36 feet (11 meters)
near Yaizu, Japan.
March 29 – In the 2001 Avjet Aspen crash, an Avjet charter flight, a
Gulfstream III jet with 15 passengers and 3 crew, crashes on approach
into Aspen, Colorado, killing all on board.
July 4 – Vladivostok Air Flight 352, a Tupolev Tu-154 enters a flat
spin on approach to Irkutsk Airport in Irkutsk, Russia, crashes down
onto its belly and bursts into flames in a wooded area, killing all 145
August 24 – Air Transat Flight 236, an Airbus A330, runs out of fuel
over the Atlantic Ocean and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
Upon landing some of the tires blow out, causing a fire that is
extinguished by emergency personnel on the ground. None of the 304
people on board the aircraft is seriously injured.
August 29 – Binter Mediterráneo Flight 8261, a CASA CN-235, suffers
port engine failure and crashes onto the N-340 road while attempting to
make an emergency landing at Ruiz Picasso International Airport, killing
4 of 43 on board, the pilot initially survives, but dies several hours
September 11 – September 11 attacks
American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767-200ER with 92 people
on board, is hijacked after taking off from Boston, and is flown into
the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City; all on board
are killed as well as others on the ground and in the building.
United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767-200 with 65 people on
board, is hijacked after taking off from Boston and is flown into the
south tower of the World Trade Center in New York City; all on board are
killed as well as others on the ground and in the building; the collapse
of both towers brings the total death toll from the two crashes to at
least 2,759, the worst disaster involving commercial aircraft.
American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 with 64 people on
board, is hijacked after taking off from Dulles International Airport
and is flown into The Pentagon; all on board are killed as well as 125
people in the building and on the ground.
United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757-200 with 44 people on
board, is hijacked after taking off from Newark, New Jersey; passengers
struggle with the hijackers, and the aircraft crashes in a field near
Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all on board.
October 4 – Siberia Airlines Flight 1812, a Tupolev Tu-154, is shot
down by the Ukrainian military over the Black Sea. All 66 passengers and
12 crew members are killed.
October 8 – In the Linate Airport disaster, SAS Flight 686, a MD-87,
crashes into a Cessna business jet on takeoff from Milan, Italy. The
MD-87 then swerves into a baggage handling building and catches fire.
All 110 people on board Flight 686 die as well as all four in the
Cessna. Four people on the ground are also killed.
November 12 – American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300, crashes
into a Queens neighborhood in New York City when the plane's vertical
tail fin snaps just after takeoff. All 251 passengers and nine crew
members on board are killed as well as five people on the ground.
November 24 – Crossair Flight 3597, an Avro RJ100, crashes near
Bassersdorf, Switzerland, while attempting to land in Zürich. Of the 28
passengers and five crew members on board, 21 passengers (including
dance singer Melanie Thornton of La Bouche) and three crew members die.
December 22 – On board American Airlines Flight 63, a Boeing 767, a
passenger, Richard Reid, attempts to detonate explosives hidden in his
shoes, but fails and is subdued by two flight attendants and passengers.
The plane lands safely in Boston.
January 14 – Lion Air Flight 386, a Boeing 737-200, crashes while
attempting to take off from Riau, Indonesia; all 103 on board survive.
January 16 – Garuda Indonesia Flight 421, a Boeing 737-300,
experiences a dual flameout after entering a thunderstorm, and ditches
in the Bengawan Solo River. A flight attendant is the only casualty; 59
passengers and crew survive.
January 28 – TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727, crashes into a volcano
on approach to Tulcán, Ecuador, in low-visibility conditions; all 94 on
board are killed.
February 12 – Iran Air Tours Flight 956, a Tupolev Tu-154, crashes
into the Sefid Kouh mountains during heavy rain, snow and dense fog
while descending for Khorramabad Airport. All twelve crew members and
107 passengers are killed.
April 15 – Air China Flight 129, a Boeing 767-200ER, crashes into a
hill during a landing attempt at Busan, South Korea, in misty
conditions; of the 155 passengers and 11 crew, 38 survive.
May 4 – EAS Airlines Flight 4226, a BAC 1–11 500 series, crashes
into the Gwammaja neighborhood at Kano, Nigeria, shortly after takeoff;
the ensuing crash resulted in the deaths of 71 passengers and at least
78 civilians on the ground.
May 7 – EgyptAir Flight 843, a Boeing 737-566, crashes near Tunis,
Tunisia, while landing in rough weather; of the 62 people on board, 14
May 7 – China Northern Airlines Flight 6136, a McDonnell Douglas
MD-82, crashes near Dalian, China, after a passenger sets fire to the
cabin with gasoline; all 103 passengers and 9 crew are killed.
May 25 – China Airlines Flight 611, a Boeing 747-200B, disintegrates
above the Taiwan Strait in mid-flight due to maintenance error; killing
all 225 people on board.
July 1 – In the Überlingen mid-air collision, Bashkirian Airlines
Flight 2937, a Tupolev Tu-154 with 60 passengers and 9 crew members on
board, collides with DHL Flight 611, a Boeing 757 freighter with 2
pilots on board near Lake Constance, Germany; all people on both planes
July 10 – Swiss International Airlines Flight 850, a Saab 2000,
strikes an earth bank after landing at Werneuchen Airfield after
multiple diversions due to a storm system; all 20 on board survive; the
aircraft is written off.
August 8 – Rico Linhas Aéreas Flight 4823, an Embraer EMB 120
Brasília, crashes on approach to Rio Branco International Airport,
Brazil, in a rainstorm; the aircraft breaks up into three pieces and
catches fire; 23 of 31 on board perish.
November 6 – Luxair Flight 9642, a Fokker F50, crashes short of the
runway on approach to Luxembourg Findel Airport in foggy weather
conditions; of the nineteen passengers and three crew on board, only two
November 11 – Laoag International Airlines Flight 585, a Fokker F-27
Friendship, crashes into Manila Bay shortly after takeoff from Ninoy
Aquino International Airport; of the 34 people on board, 19 are killed.
January 8 – Air Midwest Flight 5481, a Beechcraft 1900, crashes on
takeoff from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States; all 19 passengers
and 2 pilots are killed.
January 8 – Turkish Airlines Flight 634, an Avro RJ100, crashes
during its final approach to land at Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey, in
extensive fog. All of the 5 crew and 70 of the 75 passengers are killed,
5 passengers survive with heavy injuries.
January 9 – TANS Perú Flight 222, a Fokker F28, crashes while on
approach to Chachapoyas Airport; all 46 on board die.
March 6 – Air Algérie Flight 6289, a Boeing 737-200, veers off the
runway on takeoff in Tamanrasset, Algeria; 96 of the 97 passengers and
all 6 crew members perish.
May 26 – UM Airlines Flight 4230, a Yakovlev Yak-42 crashes into the
side of a mountain near the town of Maçka. All 75 people are dead.
May 29 – A man attempts to hijack Qantas Flight 1737, a Boeing 717,
in Melbourne, Australia, intending to crash the plane in Tasmania. He is
overpowered by the flight crew and passengers, but injures three people.
July 8 – Sudan Airways Flight 139, a Boeing 737-200, crashes shortly
after taking off from Port Sudan, Sudan. All 117 people on board the
plane perish; a two-year-old boy initially survives the crash, but dies
the following day.
November 22 – A DHL Airbus A300 is struck by a missile near Baghdad,
Iraq and loses hydraulic system function, but manages to land safely
with only engine controls without any fatalities. This is the first
non-fatal landing of an airliner without control surfaces.
December 18 – FedEx Express Flight 647, a McDonnell Douglas
MD-10-10, veers off the runway upon landing after a landing gear
collapse and catches fire at Memphis International Airport; two crew
members and five passengers escape with only minor injuries.
December 25 – UTAGE Flight 141, a Boeing 727, runs off the end of
the runway upon takeoff at Cotonou, Benin, and crashes onto the beach on
the Bight of Benin, killing 151 of the 163 occupants.
January 3 – Flash Airlines Flight 604, a Boeing 737-300, crashes
into the Red Sea, killing all 135 passengers and 13 crew members in the
worst ever accident involving the 737-300.
February 10 – Kish Air Flight 7170, a Fokker 50, crashes at Sharjah
International Airport, killing 43 people. Three survive with serious
April 14 – Rico Linhas Aéreas Flight 4815, an Embraer 120ER, crashes
while on approach to Eduardo Gomes International Airport, killing all 33
passengers and crew on board; the cause is never determined.
August 13 – Air Tahoma Flight 185, a Convair 580, crashes near
Covington, Kentucky, while descending to land, killing the First Officer.
August 24 – 2004 Russian aircraft bombings:
Siberia Airlines Flight 1047, a Tupolev Tu-154, explodes in
mid-air while flying over Rostov Oblast, Russia, killing all 38
passengers and 8 crew members on board.
Volga-AviaExpress Flight 1303, a Tupolev Tu-134, explodes in
mid-air while flying over Tula Oblast, Russia, killing all 34 passengers
and 9 crew members on board.
October 14 – MK Airlines Flight 1602, a Boeing 747-200F, crashes on
takeoff from Halifax Stanfield International Airport, killing all 7 on
October 19 – Corporate Airlines Flight 5966, a British Aerospace
Jetstream, crashes near Kirksville, Missouri, United States; 13 of the
15 people on board die.
November 21 – China Eastern Airlines Flight 5210, a Bombardier
CRJ200, stalls and crashes near Baotou, China, shortly after takeoff
because of frost contamination; all 53 on board and two people on the
ground are killed.
November 30 – Lion Air Flight 538, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82,
crash-lands in Solo City, Indonesia, killing 25 of the 154 people on board.
February 3 – Kam Air Flight 904, a Boeing 737-200, crashes in a
snowstorm in Afghanistan. All 96 passengers and 8 crew members die.
February 20 – British Airways Flight 268, a Boeing 747-400, taking
off from Los Angeles to London suffers fire in engine 2. The plane flies
on three engines to Manchester, where it performs an emergency landing.
None of the 369 people on board are harmed.
March 6 – Air Transat Flight 961, an Airbus A310, suffers rudder
failure after takeoff from Varadero, Cuba; the aircraft returns to Cuba
with no casualties.
March 16 – Regional Airlines Flight 9288, an Antonov An-24RV, stalls
and crashes into a small hill near Varandey Airport, Russia, due to a
possible instrument failure, killing 28 of 52 on board.
June 9 – US Airways Flight 1170 and Aer Lingus Flight 132 almost
collide on a runway at Logan International Airport in Boston,
Massachusetts. None of the 381 people on either plane is harmed.
July 16 – An Equatorial Express Antonov An-24 crashes into a
mountain side near Baney, Equatorial Guinea; all 60 on board die.
August 2 – Air France Flight 358, an Airbus A340-300, skids off a
runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Ontario, while landing
and catches fire; all 309 on board escape without fatalities or serious
injuries, but the aircraft is completely destroyed by the fire.
August 6 – Tuninter Flight 1153, an ATR 72, ditches into the
Mediterranean Sea near Palermo, Sicily, with 35 passengers and 4 crew
members on board; 14 passengers and 2 crew members die.
August 10 – Copterline Flight 103, a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter
crashes off Tallinn, Estonia, killing all 14 on board.
August 14 – Helios Airways Flight 522, a Boeing 737-300, crashes
near Kalamos, Greece, with 115 passengers and 6 crew members on board;
there are no survivors.
August 16 – West Caribbean Airways Flight 708, a McDonnell Douglas
MD-82, crashes in western Venezuela. All on board, 152 passengers and 8
crew members, die.
August 23 – TANS Perú Flight 204, a Boeing 737-200, crashes on
approach to Captain Rolden International Airport, Pucallpa, Peru.
Thirty-five of the 91 passengers on board, as well as five of the seven
crew members, perish.
September 5 – Mandala Airlines Flight 091, a Boeing 737-200, crashes
in Medan, Indonesia, killing 103 of the 111 passengers and all 5 crew
members on board the aircraft and an additional 47 people on the ground.
September 5 – A Kavatshi Airlines Antonov An-26B crashes at Isiro
Airport in Matari, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing all 11
people on board.
September 9 – An Air Kasai Antonov An-26B crashes in the Republic of
the Congo north of Brazzaville, killing all 13 people on board.
September 21 – JetBlue Airways Flight 292, an Airbus A320, makes an
emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport because of
landing gear steering failure. There are no injuries to the 139
passengers and 6 crew members.
October 22 – Bellview Airlines Flight 210, a Boeing 737-200, crashes
shortly after takeoff from Murtala Muhammed International Airport in
Lagos, Nigeria, killing all 117 people on board.
December 8 – Southwest Airlines Flight 1248, a Boeing 737-700,
slides off the runway during landing at Chicago Midway International
Airport in Chicago in heavy snow. None of the people on board are
injured, but the plane hits two automobiles on the ground, killing a
December 10 – Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145, a McDonnell Douglas
DC-9 with 110 people on board, crashes during landing in Port Harcourt,
Nigeria. Of the 110 people on board, only 2 survive.
December 19 – Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101, a Grumman Mallard,
crashes off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida, killing all 20 on board.
December 23 – Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217, an Antonov An-140,
crashes shortly after takeoff from Baku Airport due to instrument
failure, killing all 23 on board.
The wreckage of Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907
May 3 – Armavia Flight 967, an Airbus A320, crashes into the Black
Sea near the Russian city of Sochi, killing all 113 on board.
July 9 – S7 Airlines Flight 778, an Airbus A310, crashes into a
concrete barricade at Irkutsk International Airport, Russia, upon
landing and catches fire. Of the 203 people on board, 128 are killed.
July 10 – PIA Flight 688, a Fokker F27, crashes into a wheat field
near Multan, Pakistan, ten minutes after taking off, killing all 41
passengers and 4 crew members on board.
August 13 – Air Algérie Flight 2208, a Lockheed L‑100 Hercules in
Northern Italy crashes as a result of an autopilot malfunction. All 3 on
board are killed.
August 22 – Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612, a Tupolev
Tu-154, crashes near Donetsk, Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
August 27 – Comair Flight 5191, a Bombardier Canadair CRJ-100,
crashes on takeoff at Blue Grass Airport, Kentucky, due to runway
confusion; of the fifty people on board, only one survives.
September 1 – Iran Air Tours Flight 945, a Tupolev Tu-154, crashes
while attempting to land in Mashad, Iran, killing 28 of 154 on board.
September 29 – Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907, a Boeing 737-800,
collides with an Embraer Legacy business jet and crashes in Mato Grosso,
Brazil; the Embraer Legacy, with seven on board, lands safely with no
reported injuries while all 154 people on board the Boeing 737 perish;
this crash marks the first loss of a Boeing 737-800.
October 3 – Turkish Airlines Flight 1476, a Boeing 737, was hijacked
in Greek airspace. Plane landed at Brindisi Airport, Italy. Hijacker was
arrested. All 113 people on board survive.
October 10 – Atlantic Airways Flight 670, a BAe 146, slides off the
runway at Stord Airport, Norway, killing 4 of the 16 people on board.
October 29 – ADC Airlines Flight 53, a Boeing 737-200, crashes near
Abuja, Nigeria, killing 96 of the 105 people on board.
January 1 – Adam Air Flight 574, a Boeing 737-400 with 102 people on
board, crashes into the ocean off the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia,
killing all on board in the worst ever crash involving the 737-400.
January 9 – An AerianTur-M Antonov An-26 crashes near Balad, Iraq,
killing 34 of the 35 people on board. The official cause of the crash is
poor weather conditions, but other sources claim that the plane was shot
down by a missile.
January 24 – Air West Flight 612, a Boeing 737, is hijacked shortly
after takeoff. The plane landed safely at N'Djamena International
Airport, where the hijacker surrenders. All 103 people on board survive.
February 21 – Adam Air Flight 172, a Boeing 737-300, suffers
structural damage while landing near Surabaya, Indonesia; none of the
149 people on board is seriously injured.
March 7 – Garuda Indonesia Flight 200, a Boeing 737-400, overshoots
the runway and crashes while landing at Yogyakarta, Indonesia, killing
22 of the 140 people on board.
March 17 – UTair Flight 471, a Tupolev Tu-134, suffers severe
structural damage while landing in Samara, Russia, killing six of the 63
people on board.
March 23 – The 2007 Mogadishu TransAVIAexport Airlines Il-76 crash
of an Ilyushin Il-76 near Mogadishu, Somalia, after being hit by a
surface-to-air missile, kills all 11 on board; one passenger initially
survives, but dies hours later.
May 5 – Kenya Airways Flight 507, a Boeing 737-800 with 114 people
on board, crashes near Douala, Cameroon, killing all on board.
June 3 – In the 2007 Paramount Airlines Mil Mi-8 crash, a Mil Mi-8
helicopter crashes in Lungi, Sierra Leone, killing all 22 people on board.
June 21 – The 2007 Free Airlines L-410 crash shortly after takeoff
from Kamina Town, Democratic Republic of Congo because of severe
overloading, kills 1 and injures 4 of the 21 people on board.
June 25 – PMTair Flight 241, an Antonov An-24, crashes in
southwestern Cambodia, killing all 22 on board.
June 28 – In the 2007 TAAG Angola Airlines crash, a Boeing 737-200,
D2-TBP, with 78 people on board, loses control while landing in
M'banza-Kongo, Angola, killing at least six people on board and injuring
an unknown number of others.
The wreckage of TAM Airlines Flight 3054
July 17 – TAM Airlines Flight 3054, an Airbus A320, crashes at
Congonhas-São Paulo Airport, Brazil, killing all 187 people on board and
12 on the ground.
August 9 – Air Moorea Flight 1121, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6,
crashes into the lagoon of the island of Moorea in French Polynesia just
11 seconds after take off, killing all 20 on board.
August 20 – China Airlines Flight 120, a Boeing 737-800, bursts into
flames after landing at Naha, Japan; none of the 165 passengers on board
are seriously injured.
August 26 – A Great Lakes Business Company Antonov An-32B crashes
short of the runway after experiencing engine failure and attempting to
return to Kongolo Airport in Kongolo, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
killing 14 of the 15 people on board.
Scandinavian Airlines Dash 8 landing gear incidents:
September 9 – Scandinavian Airlines Flight 1209, a de Havilland
Canada Dash 8, experiences a landing gear failure in Aalborg, Denmark;
none of the 73 people on board is seriously injured, but three days
later, after a similar incident, the airline grounds the aircraft type.
September 12 – Scandinavian Airlines Flight 2748, a de Havilland
Canada Dash 8, experiences a landing gear failure in Vilnius, Lithuania;
none of the 52 people on board is injured, but because of a similar
incident three days earlier, all their Dash 8s are grounded.
October 27 – Scandinavian Airlines Flight 2867, a de Havilland
Canada Dash 8, experiences a landing gear failure in Copenhagen,
Denmark; none of the 44 people on board is injured, but because of
similar incidents in September, the airline "permanently" removes its
Dash 8s from service; cause is eventually ascribed to maintenance error.
September 16 – One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269, a McDonnell Douglas
MD-82 carrying 130 people, crashes and bursts into flames after
attempting to land in Phuket, Thailand, during poor weather conditions,
killing 90 people.
October 4 – The 2007 Africa One Antonov An-26 crash into a
residential area in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, shortly
after taking off, kills at least 50 people, most of whom are on the ground.
November 30 – Atlasjet Flight 4203, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83,
crashes into a mountain near Isparta, Turkey, killing all 57 on board.
December 30 – TAROM Flight 3107, a Boeing 737-300 is written-off
after hitting a maintenance car on the runway and veering off the runway
during takeoff run at Henri Coandă International Airport, Otopeni,
Romania; none of the 123 on board is injured.
British Airways Flight 38
January 4 – The 2008 Los Roques archipelago Transaven Let L-410
crash kills all 14 on board.
January 17 – British Airways Flight 38, a Boeing 777-200ER, lands
short of the runway at London Heathrow Airport due to a fuel system
problem; all 152 on board survive. This is the first loss of a Boeing
777-200ER, and the first loss of any 777 due to operational incident.
February 8 – Eagle Airways Flight 2279, a BAe Jetstream 32, is
hijacked ten minutes after taking off from Blenheim, New Zealand by a
passenger who attacked both pilots. The hijacker is eventually
restrained by the co-pilot and the flight lands safely at Christchurch.
All nine on board survive the incident.
February 14 – Belavia Flight 1834, a Bombardier CRJ100, hits its
left wing on the runway while taking off from Yerevan, Armenia. All 21
on board escape the aircraft before it erupts into flames.
February 21 – Santa Bárbara Airlines Flight 518, an ATR 42-300,
crashes shortly after taking off from Mérida, Venezuela, killing all 46
on board in the worst ever accident involving the ATR 42.
April 3 – In the 2008 Suriname plane crash, an Antonov An-28
operated by Blue Wing Airlines crashes near Benzdorp in Suriname. All
nineteen on board are killed.
April 11 – In the 2008 Chişinău Antonov An-32 crash, a Sudanese
airline Antonov An-32 crashes when returning shortly after taking off
from Chişinău International Airport, Moldova, for Turkey. All eight on
board are killed.
April 15 – Hewa Bora Airways Flight 122, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9,
crashes into a market near Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
killing 40 people, including three passengers.
May 30 – TACA Flight 390, an Airbus A320, overruns the runway at
Toncontín International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, killing five
(including two on ground).
June 10 – Sudan Airways Flight 109, an Airbus A310, crashes at
Khartoum International Airport and breaks apart, catching fire. 30
deaths are confirmed, 6 *passengers are listed as missing* .
August 20 – Spanair Flight 5022, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 crashes
on takeoff at Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain. Of the 172 people on
board, 154 are killed.
August 24 – Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 6895, a Boeing 737, crashes
just after takeoff from Manas Airport in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 68 of the
90 passengers and crew on board are killed.
September 14 – Aeroflot Flight 821, a Boeing 737, crashes on
approach to Perm Airport from Moscow due to pilot error, killing all 88
people on board in the worst ever accident involving the Boeing 737-500.
October 7 – Qantas Flight 72, an Airbus A330-300, makes an emergency
landing in Exmouth, Australia, following a rapid descent that leaves
over 70 people injured, 14 of them seriously.
October 8 – Yeti Airlines Flight 103, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6
Twin Otter, crashes 60 nmi (110 km) from Mt Everest, Nepal, killing 18
of 19 people on board.
November 10 – Ryanair Flight 4102, a Boeing 737 suffers up to 90
bird strikes on its final approach to Rome Ciampino Airport, damaging
landing gear and both engines. Landed safely, 10 of the 172 on board are
treated for minor injuries.
December 20 – Continental Airlines Flight 1404, a Boeing 737-500
with 115 people on board, veers off the runway upon takeoff from Denver
International Airport, comes to rest in a ravine near the runway and
catches fire; 38 people are injured.
US Airways Flight 1549 floating in the Hudson River
January 15 – US Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320, ditches in the
Hudson River just after taking off from LaGuardia Airport in New York
City after total engine failure due to multiple bird strikes; all people
aboard survive the accident.
February 7 – In the 2009 Manaus Aerotáxi crash, a Manaus Aerotáxi
Embraer EMB-110 crashes near Santo António, Brazil, killing 24 of the 28
February 12 – Colgan Air Flight 3407, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400,
flying from Newark Liberty International in New Jersey to Buffalo
Niagara International Airport in New York crashes into a house in
Clarence, New York, *killing all 49 aboard the plane and one on* the
February 25 – Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, a Boeing 737-800, flying
from Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul to Amsterdam Airport
Schiphol crashes in a field during final approach; of the 135 people on
board, 9 are killed and 86 injured.
March 12 – Cougar Helicopters Flight 91, a Sikorsky S-92, ditches in
the Atlantic 34 miles (55 km) east-southeast of Newfoundland due to a
main gearbox failure, killing 17 of 18 on board.
March 20 – Emirates Flight 407, an Airbus A340-500 flying from
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to Dubai International Airport has a
tailstrike during take off and returns to Melbourne Airport with no
March 23 – FedEx Express Flight 80, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11 flying
from Guangzhou, China, crashes at Tokyo Narita International Airport,
Japan; both the captain and the co-pilot of the plane are killed.
April 1 – 2009 Bond Helicopters Eurocopter AS332 crash: Bond
Offshore Helicopters Flight 85N, a Eurocopter AS332, crashes 35 miles
(56 km) off the Aberdeenshire coast while returning from the Miller
oilfield, killing all 16 on board; the cause is a catastrophic failure
of the main rotor gearbox.
April 19 – CanJet Flight 918 is seized on the ground by an armed man
who slipped through security checks at Sangster International Airport,
Montego Bay, Jamaica; all passengers are released early on; six crew
members are kept as hostages for several hours before being freed unharmed.
May 12 - Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771, an Airbus A330 on route to
Tripoli Inter descends too early and crashes just before the runway
killing 103 of the 104 passengers. Ruben Van Assow was the sole survivor
of this catastrophic incident.
June 1 – Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330 en route from Rio de
Janeiro to Paris, crashes in the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228
occupants, including 12 crew; bodies and aircraft debris are not
recovered until several days later; the aircraft itself is not found
until 2011. The crash is the first fatal accident of the A330 and the
worst-ever disaster involving the A330.
June 30 – Yemenia Flight 626, an Airbus A310 flying from Sana'a,
Yemen to Moroni, Comoros, crashes into the Indian Ocean with 153 people
aboard; one 12-year-old is found clinging to the wreckage.
July 13 – Southwest Airlines Flight 2294, a Boeing 737 from
Nashville to Baltimore makes an emergency landing in Charleston, West
Virginia, after a 14x17 inch hole opens in the skin of the fuselage at
34,000 feet (10,000 m), causing a loss of cabin pressure; the plane
lands safely with no injuries.
July 15 – Caspian Airlines Flight 7908, a Tupolev Tu-154, crashes 16
minutes after takeoff near Qazvin, Iran, killing all 153 passengers and
July 24 – Aria Air Flight 1525, an Ilyushin Il-62, skids off the
runway at Mashhad International Airport, killing 17 of 153 on board.
August 2 – Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 9760, a de Havilland
Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, crashes into a mountain in good weather over
Indonesia, killing all 13 passengers and 3 crew.
August 4 – Bangkok Airways Flight 266, an ATR 72-200 carrying 68
passengers crashes in severe weather on landing at Samui airport in the
resort island of Ko Samui in Thailand, resulting in at least 1 confirmed
death and 37 injuries.
August 11 – Airlines PNG Flight 4684, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6
Twin Otter carrying 11 passengers and 2 crew crashes into a mountain at
Isurava, Papua New Guinea while attempting a go around at Kokoda
Airport, Papua New Guinea; all passengers and crew perished in the accident.
September 9 – Aeroméxico Flight 576, a Boeing 737 with 104
passengers on board, is hijacked while flying from Cancún to Mexico
City; after landing at Mexico City International Airport, Mexican
officials storm the plane and take 5 men into custody; there are no
October 21 – Azza Transport Flight 2241, a Boeing 707, crashes on
take off from Sharjah International Airport, United Arab Emirates; all 6
crew members are killed.
October 22 – Divi Divi Air Flight 014, a Britten-Norman Islander,
with 10 on board, ditches in the Caribbean Sea off Bonaire due to engine
failure, killing the pilot.
November 12 – RwandAir Flight 205, a Bombardier CRJ-100, crashes
into a terminal shortly after an emergency landing at Kigali
International Airport, Rwanda; of the 10 passengers and 5 crew, 1
December 22 – American Airlines Flight 331, a Boeing 737-800 from
Miami International Airport overruns the runway at Norman Manley
International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica; there are 40 injuries and no
December 25 – Northwest Airlines Flight 253, an Airbus A330-300 is
attacked by a man using a small explosive device, causing only a small
fire inside the plane, which is extinguished by a flight attendant; the
man is subdued by passengers and crew; there are 3 injuries.
January 24 – Taban Air Flight 6437, a Tupolev Tu-154M, crashes while
making an emergency landing at Mashhad International Airport, Iran, due
to a medical emergency; all 157 passengers and 13 crew survive the
accident with 47 receiving minor injuries.
January 25 – Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409, a Boeing 737-800,
crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after takeoff from Beirut
Rafic Hariri International Airport; the flight was heading to the
Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa; all 90 people on board perish.
March 22 – Aviastar-TU Flight 1906, a Tupolev Tu-204, crashes on
landing at Domodedovo International Airport in foggy weather; all eight
crew on board survive, but the aircraft is written off; this is the
first loss of the Tu-204.
April 13 – AeroUnion Flight 302, an Airbus A300B4F, crashes on a
missed approach from Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, for
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. All five crew members are killed, as well
as one person on the ground.
April 13 – Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 836, a Boeing 737,
overruns the runway at Rendani Airport in Indonesia; all 103 people on
board survive, with 23 injured, three of them seriously.
April 13 – Cathay Pacific Flight 780 from Surabaya Juanda
International Airport to Hong Kong lands safely after both engines fail
due to contaminated fuel. 57 passengers are injured. Its two pilots
receive the Polaris Award from the International Federation of Air Line
Pilots' Associations, for their heroism and airmanship.
May 12 – Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771, an Airbus A330, crashes on
landing at Tripoli International Airport, killing 103 on board; the sole
survivor is a child from the Netherlands.
May 17 – Pamir Airways Flight 112, an Antonov An-24 with 38
passengers and 5 crew, disappears from radar 10 minutes after takeoff
from Kunduz Airport in Afghanistan.
May 22 – Air India Express Flight 812, a Boeing 737-800, crashes at
Mangalore International Airport after overshooting the runway, killing a
total of 158 people in the worst-ever crash involving the 737-800.
June 20 – The 2010 Cameroon Aéro Service CASA C-212 Aviocar crash
near Djoum, Cameroon, kills all 11 on board, including the entire board
of Sundance Resources, an Australian mining conglomerate.
July 27 – Lufthansa Cargo Flight 8460, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11
freighter, catches fire and breaks in half as it lands at King Khalid
International Airport, injuring the German pilot and co-pilot.
July 28 – Airblue Flight 202, an Airbus A321, crashes into a hill in
the Margalla Hills north-east of Islamabad apparently due to bad weather
resulting in 146 passengers and 6 crew members perished. It is the first
fatal accident involving an Airbus A321 and Pakistan's worst air disaster.
August 3 – Katekavia Flight 9357, an Antonov An-24 crashes on
approach to Igarka Airport, Russia, killing twelve people.
August 16 – AIRES Flight 8250, a Boeing 737 splits in three after a
hard landing at Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Airport, San Andrés, Colombia. Of
the 125 passengers and 6 crew members on board, two passengers are
killed and another 113 injured.
August 24 – Agni Air Flight 101, a Dornier Do 228, crashes outside
of Kathmandu, Nepal, in heavy rain, killing all 14 people on board.
August 24 – Henan Airlines Flight 8387, an Embraer E-190, overruns
the runway and crashes at Yichun, Heilongjiang, northeast China, causing
43 fatalities from 91 passengers and 5 crew members; this is the first
hull loss of an Embraer E-Jet.
August 25 – The 2010 Bandundu Filair Let L-410 crash on approach to
Bandundu Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo, kills all but one of
the 21 on board.
September 3 – UPS Airlines Flight 6, a Boeing 747-400, crashes at a
military base shortly after takeoff from Dubai International Airport,
killing both of the two crew.
September 7 – Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise Flight 514, a Tupolev
Tu-154M, suffers electrical failure and makes an emergency landing at
Izhma Airport; while landing, the aircraft overruns the runway and is
written off; all 81 passengers and crew survive.
September 13 – Conviasa Flight 2350, an ATR-42, crashes shortly
before landing in Ciudad Guayana, killing 15 of the 51 people on board.
November 4 – Aero Caribbean Flight 883, an ATR-72, crashes in Sancti
Spíritus, Cuba, killing all 68 on board in the joint worst-ever accident
involving the ATR 72.
November 4 – Qantas Flight 32, an Airbus A380, suffers substantial
mechanical failure of its left inboard engine after taking off from
Singapore Changi Airport. The flight turns back and lands safely. All
the 433 passengers and 26 crew on board are safe. Cowling parts of the
failed engine fall over Batam Island.
November 5 – In the 2010 Karachi Beechcraft 1900 crash a JS Air
charter crashes straight after takeoff, killing all 19 passengers and 2
crew on board.
November 11 – The Zalingei Tarco Airlines Antonov An-24 crash on
landing at Zalingei Airport, Sudan, kills 6 of 44 on board.
November 28 – Sun Way Flight 4412, an Ilyushin Il-76TD, suffers an
engine fire and crashes near Jinnah International Airport, killing all 8
crew on board and another 4 on the ground.
December 4 – Dagestan Airlines Flight 372, a Tupolev Tu-154, skids
off the runway during emergency landing at Russia's Domodedovo
International Airport, killing two of the 160 passengers on board and
December 15 – A Tara Air de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
crashes in the Bilandu Forest near Shreechaur, Okhaldhunga District,
Nepal, killing all 22 passengers and crew on board.
January 1 – Kolavia Flight 348, a Tupolev Tu-154, erupts in flames
while taxiing at Surgut International Airport, Russia, killing 3 out of
124 people and injuring 43.
January 9 – Iran Air Flight 277, a Boeing 727, crashes at Urmia
Airport, Iran, during a go-around, killing 77 of 105 people on board.
February 10 – Manx2 Flight 7100, a Fairchild Metroliner III, crashes
at Cork Airport, Republic of Ireland, and catches fire, killing 6 of 12
people on board.
February 14 – Central American Airways Flight 731, a Let L-410
Turbolet, crashes while on approach to Toncontín International Airport,
killing all 14 on board.
March 21 – The 2011 Pointe-Noire Trans Air Congo An-12 crash: an
Antonov An-12 crashes on approach to Pointe Noire Airport, Republic of
the Congo, killing all 4 crew on board and another 19 on the ground.
April 1 – Southwest Airlines Flight 812, a Boeing 737, ruptures a
hole in the fuselage at 36,000 feet, causing the cabin to lose pressure
shortly after takeoff from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The
plane lands safely at Yuma International Airport, Arizona, with 116
people aboard uninjured and 2 with minor injuries.
April 4 – In the 2011 United Nations Bombardier CRJ-100 crash, a
Georgian Airways plane operated by the United Nations Mission in the
Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) crashes on landing at N'djili
Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo; all but 1 of the 33 on board
May 7 – Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 8968, a Xian MA60, crashes
off the coast of West Papua, Indonesia, while on approach to Kaimana
Airport in heavy rain, killing all 25 passengers and crew on board.
May 18 – Sol Líneas Aéreas Flight 5428, a Saab 340, crashes off
Prahuaniyeu, Río Negro, Argentina, while en route to General Enrique
Mosconi International Airport, Comodoro Rivadavia due to ice formation
on the wings, propellers and under the fuselage, killing all 22
passengers and crew on board.
June 20 – RusAir Flight 9605, a Tupolev Tu-134, crashes onto the
Russian highway A133 near the village of Besovets, Petrozavodsk, Russia,
while on approach to Petrozavodsk Airport, killing 47 of 52 on board.
July 6 – The 2011 Silk Way Airlines Ilyushin Il-76 crash: An
Ilyushin Il-76 crashes into a mountain 25 kilometres (16 mi) short of
Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, killing all 9 people on board the cargo
flight from Baku, operated on behalf of NATO.
July 8 – Hewa Bora Airways Flight 952, a Boeing 727, crashes on
landing at Bangoka International Airport, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, killing 74 of 118 on board.
July 11 – Angara Airlines Flight 5007, an Antonov An-24, ditches in
the Ob River after an engine fire, killing 7 of 37 on board.
July 13 – Noar Linhas Aéreas Flight 4896, a Let L-410 Turbolet,
crashes shortly after takeoff from Recife Airport, Brazil, killing all
16 on board.
July 28 – Asiana Airlines Flight 991, a Boeing 747 freighter,
crashes into the Pacific Ocean, 112 kilometres (70 mi) west of Jeju
Island, South Korea, killing the 2 crew.
July 30 – Caribbean Airlines Flight 523, a Boeing 737, overruns the
runway on landing at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Georgetown,
Guyana, and breaks in two; seven are injured but all 163 passengers and
August 9 – In the 2011 Avis Amur Antonov An-12 crash, an Antonov
An-12, en route from Magadan Airport to Keperveyem Airport, crashes at
Omsukchan, Russia, due to an engine fire, killing all 11 on board.
August 20 – First Air Flight 6560, a Boeing 737, crashes while on
approach to Resolute Bay Airport, Nunavut, Canada, killing 12 of 15 on
September 6 – Aerocon Flight 238, a Fairchild Metroliner III,
crashes near Trinidad, Bolivia, killing 8 of 9 people on board.
September 7 – Yak-Service Flight 9634, a Yakovlev Yak-42, crashes
just after takeoff from Tunoshna Airport, Yaroslavl, Russia, due to
pilot error, killing 44 of the 45 people on board. Many were players and
staff of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team of the KHL, as the
flight was destined for Minsk, Belarus for a league game.
September 25 – Buddha Air Flight 103, a Beechcraft 1900D, crashes in
dense fog while attempting to land at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International
Airport, killing all 16 passengers and 3 crew members.
October 13 – Airlines PNG Flight 1600, a de Havilland Canada DHC-8,
crashes near the mouth of the Gogol River, Papua New Guinea, killing 28
of 32 on board.
October 18 – Iran Air Flight 742, a Boeing 727, en route from
Moscow, Russia, to Tehran, Iran, lands without nose gear at Mehrabad
International Airport; all 94 passengers and 14 crew members survive
November 1 – LOT Polish Airlines Flight 16, a Boeing 767, performs a
belly landing at Warsaw Chopin Airport after its landing gear failed to
deploy; all 220 passengers and 11 crew members survive without injuries.
April 2 – UTair Flight 120, an ATR-72, crashes shortly after takeoff
from Roshchino International Airport, Tyumen, Russia, killing 31 of the
43 passengers and crew on board.
April 20 – Bhoja Air Flight 213, a Boeing 737, crashes near Chaklala
airbase, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, in bad weather, killing all 127 people on
May 9 – In the Mount Salak Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash, a Sukhoi
Superjet 100 crashes into Mount Salak, Indonesia, on an exhibition
flight, killing all 45 passengers and crew on board.
May 14 – In the Agni Air Flight CHT, a Dornier Do 228 crashes near
Jomsom Airport, Nepal, during a go-around; of the 21 on board, 6 survive.
June 2 – Allied Air Flight 111, a Boeing 727, overruns the runway on
landing at Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana, and crashes
through a fence; the aircraft then hits a bus on a nearby road; all 4
crew survive but 12 are killed on the ground.
June 3 – Dana Air Flight 992, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 carrying 147
passengers and 6 crew members crashes in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria, on
approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, killing all on board
and 10 more people on the ground.
June 29 – Six people attempt to hijack Tianjin Airlines Flight 7554,
an Embraer E-190, 10 minutes after takeoff; passengers and crew are able
to restrain the hijackers until the aircraft makes an emergency landing;
of the 101 on board, 2 hijackers die and 11 passengers and crew are
injured; this is China's first serious hijacking attempt since 1990.
September 12 – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Air Flight 251, an Antonov
An-28, crashes in Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, killing 10 of the 14
passengers and crew on board.
September 28 – Sita Air Flight 601, a Dornier Do 228, crashes on the
bank of the Manohara River, Kathmandu, Nepal, after a bird strike,
killing all 19 on board.
October 7 – FlyMontserrat Flight 107, a Britten-Norman Islander,
crashes after takeoff from V.C. Bird International Airport, Antigua and
Barbuda; of the 4 on board, only 1 survives.
November 30 – In the 2012 Aéro-Service Ilyushin Il-76T crash, an
Ilyushin Il-76T freighter crashes short of runway threshold on approach
to Maya-Maya Airport, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, in bad weather,
killing all 6 aboard, 26 on the ground, and injuring 14.
December 25 – Air Bagan Flight 11, a Fokker 100, crash-lands on a
road near Heho Airport, Myanmar, killing one on board, one on the ground
and injuring 11.
December 29 – Red Wings Airlines Flight 9268, a Tupolev Tu-204 on a
re-positioning flight, overruns the runway on landing at Moscow's
Vnukovo International Airport, then breaks apart and catches fire; 5 of
the 8 crew on board are killed in the first fatal accident involving the
January 29 – SCAT Airlines Flight 760, a Bombardier CRJ200, crashes
in thick fog on approach to Almaty International Airport, Kazakhstan,
killing all 16 passengers and 5 crew on board.
February 13 – South Airlines Flight 8971, an Antonov An-24,
crash-lands in dense fog at Donetsk International Airport, Ukraine,
killing 5 of 52 people on board.
April 13 – Lion Air Flight 904, a Boeing 737 carrying 101 passengers
and 7 crew members, crashes into the ocean while attempting to land at
Ngurah Rai International Airport on the Indonesian island of Bali,
injuring 46 people.
April 29 – National Airlines Flight 102, a Boeing 747 freighter,
stalls and crashes shortly after takeoff from Bagram Airfield,
Afghanistan, due to load shifting, killing all seven crew members on board.
May 16 – Nepal Airlines Flight 555, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6,
overruns the runway on landing at Jomsom Airport, Nepal, injuring seven
July 6 – Asiana Airlines Flight 214, a Boeing 777, crashes short of
the runway on landing at San Francisco International Airport, killing
three of 307 on board and injuring 182. The crash was the first fatal
accident involving the Boeing 777.
July 7 – A de Havilland Canada DHC-3 operated by Rediske Air crashes
on approach to Soldotna Airport, Alaska, killing all 10 people on board.
August 14 – UPS Airlines Flight 1354, an Airbus A300 freighter,
crashes short of the runway on approach to Birmingham–Shuttlesworth
International Airport, killing the two crew on board.
October 3 – Associated Aviation Flight 361, an Embraer 120, crashes
shortly after takeoff from Murtala Muhammed International Airport,
Lagos, killing 15 people on board.
October 16 – Lao Airlines Flight 301, an ATR-72, crashes shortly
before landing at Pakse International Airport under adverse weather
conditions, killing all 44 passengers and 5 crew on board.
November 17 – Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363, a Boeing 737, crashes
at Kazan International Airport, Russia, during a go-around, killing all
50 people on board.
November 29 – LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470, an Embraer 190, en
route from Maputo International Airport, Mozambique, to Quatro de
Fevereiro Airport, Angola crashes into Bwabwata National Park in
northern Namibia, killing all 33 people on board.
February 16 – Nepal Airlines Flight 183, a de Havilland Canada
DHC-6, crashes near Khidim about 74 kilometres southwest of Pokhara,
Nepal, killing all 18 people on board.
February 17 – Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702, a Boeing 767, is
hijacked by the co-pilot while en route from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to
Rome, Italy, but lands safely at Geneva, Switzerland. All 202 passengers
and crew aboard are unharmed.
March 8 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 en route from
Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board,
disappears from radar over the Gulf of Thailand. A wing part has been
found in Réunion.
July 17 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777 en route from
Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, is shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing
all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board in the deadliest civilian
airliner shootdown incident.
July 23 – TransAsia Airways Flight 222, an ATR-72 en route from
Kaohsiung to Penghu, Taiwan, crashes during go-around, killing 48 of the
58 people on board.
July 24 – Air Algérie Flight 5017, a chartered Swiftair McDonnell
Douglas MD-83 operating for Air Algérie en route from Burkina Faso to
Algiers, crashes in the northern Mali desert after disappearing from
radar approximately 50 minutes after takeoff, killing all 110 passengers
and 6 crew members on board.
August 10 – Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915, a HESA IrAn-140 (an
Antonov An-140 built under license) crashes shortly after takeoff from
Mehrabad International Airport, Iran, killing 39 of the 48 people on board.
December 28 – Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501, an Airbus A320 en route
from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore, crashes into waters off Borneo,
killing all 155 passengers and 7 crew on board.
TransAsia Airways Flight 235.
February 4 – TransAsia Airways Flight 235, an ATR-72, crashes into
the Keelung River in Taiwan after striking the Huandong Viaduct and a
passing taxi. 43 of the 58 passengers and crew on board are killed.
March 5 - Delta Air Lines Flight 1086, a McDonnell Douglas MD-88
skids off the runway at LaGuardia Airport and crashes into a fence,
coming inches from Flushing Bay. No one is killed but more than a dozen
people are injured.
March 24 - Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus A320
, crashes in southern France en route from Barcelona, Spain to
Düsseldorf, Germany. All 144 passengers and 6 crew on board the aircraft
died in the crash.
March 29 - Air Canada Flight 624, an Airbus A320, touches down short
of the runway and hits power lines while landing at Halifax Stanfield
International Airport, after arriving from Toronto. All 138 passengers
and crew on board survive, with 23 treated for minor injures.
April 14 - Asiana Airlines Flight 162, an Airbus A320, touches down
short of the runway and hits a localizer while landing at Hiroshima
Airport, after arriving from Seoul. All 82 passengers and crew onboard
survive, but 27 are injured.
August 16 - Trigana Air Service Flight 257, an ATR-42, crashes while
en route from Sentani Airport, to Oskibil Airport in the eastern
Indonesian province of Papua. All 49 passengers and five crew members
are killed in the crash.
Airplanes are more dangerous than guns.