Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7145 times:
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.
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7109 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.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 67
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6759 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.
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Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3811 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6667 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.
... in better times... 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?
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!
Bragi From Iceland, joined May 2001, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6596 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.
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Warren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6538 times:
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.