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How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crashed?  
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8391 times:

Hey guys,

Just found out another plane I've logged time has crashed. This brings the number of planes I've flown that have crashed to 3, out of 27 total. Curious as to if this is pretty typical or not for general aviation and if you all have had similar experiences or not.

Two were landing incidents and one was an engine failure/forced landing. Everyone survived in all of them thankfully.

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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From Costa Rica, joined Dec 2003, 3926 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8380 times:

I've flown 2 aircraft that crashed.

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4300 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8362 times:

I know of one of mine (C-152) that has crashed- some sort of landing accident. Guy came out OK....and another (king air 200) had the landing gear collapse on landing. That one was repaired, though.

Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8355 times:

A C-172 I flew once up at Bremerton, WA when I lived there. It belonged to the FBO there, "Pegasus Air"....bout 2 weeks after I was last in it, it went inverted somehow on approach there at night, right into a little pond about 1/4 mile from the runway...needless to say all 3 aboard died.

Kinda makes ya think.


User currently offlineLiamksa From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8255 times:

I flew a C-172 a bunch of times which was involved in a fatal night landing accident. 1 person RIP.

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 66
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8005 times:

Wow! Three out of 27 does sound like a large number.

Over the years I've flown hundreds, if not thousands of different aircraft and know of only a half-dozen or so that later were involved in a crash. This includes two airliners destroyed and a number of military that were subsequently lost in midair collisions. Your number sounds high. Maybe it is the training fleet effect.

Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7934 times:

I did not have any crashes with any these aircraft for me either and it is everything is good for me.

User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7923 times:

I was on a cessna that crashed in Australia i skydived out of it at 9,000 ft.The cessna then developed a fuel problem and crash landed in a field the pilot was ok.

your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight
User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3813 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7913 times:


Delta L-1011 N726DA. Flew ORD-ATL on this TriStar in April 1983; on 2 Aug 1985 the same aircraft crashed on approach to DFW, apparent cause windshear.

Southwest 737-300 N668SW. Was on this aircraft on a PHX-SAT flight 9 Oct 1999; this is the aircraft that was later written off after overshooting the runway at BUR, coming to a stop in the drive of a gas station, narrowly missing an occupied automobile at the station.

User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2457 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7889 times:

In July of 1999 I was on Alaska 724 from SEA-PHX... operated by N963AS, which crashed into the Pacific in January of 2000 as Alaska 261.

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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4578 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7887 times:

Of the 340 different airframes I flew on, there were 2 for sure write offs, I took a DC-3 pleasure flight in PH-DDA in 1994. In 1996 it crashed off the coast killing all 32. .
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... in better times...  Sad I supported the organization since the crash.
Also I flew on Il-86 Moscow-Baku-Delhi-Bangkok in 1996 which bellylanded in Dubai 3 years ago.
Of my first 10 flights I didn't note the registrations. There is a very small chance one of my National 727s crashed with Pan Am in 1982, or one of my Continental 727s crashed later with SAHSA.

nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7865 times:

Well the only two that I can think of right off the top of my head were:

Beech 99 N42AK, I flew on it as Air Kentucky in 1986 from Mount Vernon, Illinois to St. Louis. It crashed some years later in the Caribbean in 1992 with an airline called Nature Island Express.

B767-222, N612UA, I flew on it with United, 01 Dec 1990 from Orlando to O"Hare and as we all know it was the same aircraft that hit Tower number 2 on 9/11...

Those so far are the only ones that I know of for sure. Ill have to check thru my flight logs to see


Remember, Wherever you go, there you are!!!!
User currently offlineCopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1603 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7851 times:

I can claim 3 if helicopters count...

1 Beech Bonanza
1 UH-1 Helicopter
1 AS-350 Helicopter

All were fatal and all were pilot error, although the UH-1 had a transmission problem with conflicting indications. The pilot elected to take off and the transmission failed shortly after takeoff. Not Cool!

User currently offlineBragi From Iceland, joined May 2001, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7842 times:

The aircraft I first soloed in, and the aircraft I flew in my Private Pilot check have both crashed (Both
C-152's). Luckily, there were no fatalities.
One went nose first in the ground while landing, and the other one flew into a isolated snow storm during night time, chrased into a mountain, and was completely destroyed. Sad

Muhammad Ali: "Superman don’t need no seat belt." Flight Attendant: "Superman don’t need no airplane, either."
User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1595 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7834 times:

I once flew on N334AA- one of the 767s that was hijacked on 9/11.

User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1595 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7815 times:

Forgot to mention that it was between JFK and CDG in Summer '00

User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7784 times:

all 747's
the SQ 744 which crashed in Taipei. The CI 742 which disintegrated over Taiwan Strait and the CI744 which skidded into Kai Tak harbor.
Pam Am 741 which blew up over Lockerbie.
and Possibly the A300 which crashed in Taipei or Nagoya.

User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7742 times:

I flew on a Bell 206B at the Waddington Airshow in 1996 - it crashed that afternoon on the way back to it's base killing the pilot that had flown us...

User currently offlineAATripleSevens From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 22 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7734 times:

I flew on the American Airlines A300 (AA 587--reg. N14053--JFK-SDQ) in May 2001 that later crashed in Queens on Nov. 12, 2001, killing all aboard and several people on the ground.

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