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Planes You Have Flown On That Have Crashed  
User currently offlinepenguins From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 444 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10768 times:

I would just like to know if anybody has flown I plane that has later crashed or been written off. I would be interested to know even though it must be painful for your you to think about it. R.I.P. To all those who have been killed in aviation disasters. I hope nobody I hope nobody is offended by this topic.

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User currently offlinebj87 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10669 times:

Bit of an odd thread but hey, I like odd things.

I flew on a Divi Divi air BN2A islander a year before it crashed just of the coast of the Island of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles.

Picture of the Islander in question:

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Link to accident report on wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divi_Divi_Air_Flight_014

R.I.P. to the pilot who was the only fatality on the flight.

I have also flown on the Fokker 50 PH-KVK whose gear collapsed on landing at Heathrow in 96. The plane was fixed and put back in service and you couldn't tell it had had an accident.

User currently offlineshankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10628 times:

Two that I am aware of:

V3-HFW Tropic Air Grand Caravan that I flew Key Caulker - Belize City on in 2002 ended up in the drink off Belize City in 2005. Thankfully all survived

G-BGYL Boeing 737-200. Flew on it with its original owners, Britannia from Gatwick to Geneva in 1983. The aircraft was sold to COPA and unfortunately nosedived into the Panamanian jungle in 1992 killing all 47 on board

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User currently offlinefreakyrat From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 994 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10571 times:
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When I was in the military I flew home from SFO-ORD on the American DC-10 that a year later had the engine that ripped off and crashed at ORD.

User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1213 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10544 times:

I flew on PH-MBN that a few years later crashed in Faro, Portugal, in 1992.

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4573 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10454 times:

I flew on DC-3 PH-DDA in 1994, two year before it crashed in the Wadden sea with all 32 killed
I flew on the Chalk's Mallard in 2001, which crashed at Miami Beach a few years later with all 19 killed
I flew on the An-24 of PMT in Cambodia in december 2006, a half year before in crashed with all 22 killed
I flew on the Binter ATR-72 in 2000, which crashed in Cuba in 2010 with Aerocaribbean, killing all 68 on board
A few others had non fatal incidents. I flew on about 770 airframes so far so not too bad. The only weird thing is it are all propellor aircraft while I only flew on less then 100 propellor airframes.

nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 69
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10455 times:

I was piloting D-ALCQ many times before it crashed in RUH last year. My 2nd most popular shot on A.net is that aircraft...


User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 586 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10438 times:

Yes, two of them.

On 4th October 1996 I flew from Harbin to Beijing on a China Northern Airlines MD-82 (B-2138). On 7th May 2002 it crashed with an inflight fire near Dalian killing all 112 on board.

On 24th July 2006 I flew from Tashkent to Tehran on an Iran Air Boeing 727-200 (EP-IRP). On 9th January 2011 it crashed in bad weather near Urmieh (Iran) killing 77 of 105 on board.

User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10439 times:

Flew on VT-EHN, A300B4 (former Air India, subsequently Ariana Afghan Airlines) when it was coming out of a MX check before it was handed over to Ariana.

Glad it eventually skidded off the runway in IST without loss of life, and was scrapped.
Its general condition was poor.

User currently offline777STL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10383 times:

I think the closest I can get is VH-OQA which didn't crash but did have a major in flight incident.

User currently offlinepeanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10340 times:

PH-MBN from DTW-AMS in 1988

The only one I specifically know of. There may have been others...possibly a DC-8 in Africa somewhere...

Millions of people have flown on planes which later found an unfortunate demise.

[Edited 2011-04-14 05:00:30]

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User currently offlineT8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 424 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10272 times:

I flew on F-GZCP 11 months before the crash, in July to DXB. Funnily enough, when we landed back in CDG there was a fire somewhere on the landing gear, so we were followed back to the stand with fire engines! I remember everyone looking around panicking when the front facing camera showed lots of smoke billowing out from somewhere on the plane!

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User currently offlineskygirl1990 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2010, 124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10255 times:

I flew a few times in VAT

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ardmo...ool/Cessna-172R-Skyhawk/1472161/L/ (I can't figure out embedding it sorry)

A week after I last flew it, someone (on his first flight with a passenger after getting his ppl!), landed at Thames with a tailwind, floated, touched down late, panicked and ran off the end of the runway into the sewage pond!

Shame, it was a really nice handling (and quite new) a/c


EDIT: Just explaining my inability to perform such a simple task as embedding a photo!! tehehe

[Edited 2011-04-14 05:12:21]

User currently offlineAlitaliaDC10 From Australia, joined Dec 2008, 241 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10226 times:

I've flown on QF's VH-OJH (the 744 that crashed in BKK and was repaired) lots of times - most recently 3 weeks ago HKG-SYD...

Does this count???

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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4503 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10163 times:

Quoting skygirl1990 (Reply 12):
ran off the end of the runway into the sewage pond!

Man, I can hear the jokes from the airport bums a mile away...poor guy.

I've flown a few C172's that have met untimely ends (not my fault or involvement!)

One of my very first flights, if I am reading the tail number correctly, was on Delta DC-9 N1281L. This aircraft became N904VJ, the one that crashed in the Everglades with ValuJet.

My girlfriend flew on the Spanair MD-80 that crashed in Madrid.

I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10124 times:

I flew the UA 762 that hit the World Trade Center, about 5 weeks before it happened, and also flew the US 320 that crash landed into the Hudson River.

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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7868 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10082 times:

In July 1973 I flew from NAS Cubi Point in the Philippines to NAS Agana Guam on a US Navy A-3 Skywarrior in our squadron. About 2 months later, the aircraft was lost on a ferry flight from Guam to Cubi Point.

All five onboard were recovered from the ocean by a JMSDF ship after bailing out. They were very lucky as the aircraft was almost 800 miles off course due to failure of both compasses and other navigational failures.

User currently offlinebrightcedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10080 times:

I flew on the SQ Boeing 747-400 Tropical Jet which later crashed on take-off in TPE.

Kind of a strange feeling I tell you.

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User currently offlineflyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 905 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10068 times:

The first aircraft I ever flew solo.

It was a glider at the air cadet gliding school in Comox. A year or so after getting my license there was a huge storm that came barreling up the Straight of Georgia, and with the poor glider sitting tied down out on the airfield, all it's brethren in the hanger, it destroyed itself. It was tied down at the points a third of the way out the wing, and at the nos, but the way the wind was, and the fact that it reached about 115 km/h, the wings flew themselves off the plane, and in the proscess mangled the rest of the fabric fuselaged SGS2-33A.

I was very sad...although it is being rebuilt, and will once again fly some day.

Another plane, this time a tow plane, C-FTUG, caught fire while taxiing a week after I had flown in it.

Funny looking plane.

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Anyways, that is all that I can think of right now.



As long as the number of take-offs equals the number of landings...you're doing fine.
User currently offlineRJtraveller From Indonesia, joined Feb 2011, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9996 times:

I flew on GA B734 flight GA 200 from CGK to JOG on the 4 March 2007 for a holiday with my family and return to CGK with train on the 10th.

On the 7 of march 2007 three days after my Garuda Indonesia flight GA200 with the same B734 i was flying overshoots the runway at JOG due to the plane coming with to much speed and to near with the end of the runway touch ground only roughly 700 meter before the end of runway,The aircraft burns in flames at the end of the airport complex killing 20 of it's passengers.

Investigators conclude it's a fatal error made my the captain by landing to fast , the weather was very clear during the day, very avoidable air crash.

User currently offlineJettaKnight From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9973 times:

Is there any way of knowing which aircraft my wife flew on AF0051 09-Apr-09 from ORD to CDG, or AF0050 19-Apr-09 from CDG to ORD? I've wondered if either could have been the same A330 that crashed shortly thereafter as AF 447.

User currently offlineLionel From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 391 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9938 times:

I've flown on the Crossair Avro RJ-100 that crashed near Zurich Airport:

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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9937 times:

I flew N334AA once doing AA 947, BOS-DFW in probably 1999 or 2000. I'm not sure why I remember the reg, because I wasn't really into looking at them then, but I remember 334 seemed weird because the numbers were in order. 3 to 4. I remember there was a tear on the side of my business class seat that was very small, but it annoyed the crap out of me. Of course, that could have been fixed by 2001, but it was small enough it might not have. I also remember the 762's having some weird section of economy that was sort of by itself. There are perhaps 2 rows in a small area completely sectioned off on the sides. It was a nice place to fly, and I believe a premium seat.

I've also flown N36N, which is our aircraft. It was plowed into by a Beech Baron going rogue at full throttle down the tarmac. It was full of fuel as well, tip tanks and all. The propeller of the Beech tore into the tip tanks like the teeth of a shark. It shredded the wing and the wing sort of fell over limp with fuel gushing everywhere. The aircraft then went on to hit another plane before it's engine finally shut down. No one was hurt fortunately.

It's funny, because insurance did NOT want to write that plane off, but rather attach a new wing. Which is sort of crazy since a new wing would cost more than the plane was worth, and my dad felt funny about flying around an aircraft with a wing strapped onto it. I'm not sure what he said or did to get them to change their minds, but we ended up with a different 335, which was imported from Panama.

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4413 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9904 times:

In 1988 I flew aboard United Airlines' DC-10 N1819U, which, historians recall, crashed the following year in Iowa. Presumably, the chronic fault that caused the crash might well have been there (albeit to a lesser extent) the day I flew aboard this DC-10.

My flight was UA 106, from Los Angeles to Chicago.

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12352 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9857 times:

I flew in a Wings West C-99 that later crashed, due to a mid-air over San Luis Obispo, California.

IIRC, the collision happened in 1984 and the other aircraft was a small Cessna, a C-150 or C-172. All 14 people on both aircraft were killed.

The accident flight was EM-682 and happened near SBP.

I flew on this airplane several months before the accident in SBP. I flew it between LAX and MCE. I was stationed at MER at the time.

A few KC-135s I had flown on also later crashed.

25 Post contains links and images cyba : Only one as far as I know: G-YMMM Flew it PVG-LHR back in '07. It crashed just a few months later in January '08. View Large View MediumPhoto © C.S.
26 Post contains images CHRISBA777ER : Remind me to ask to confirm that you have NOT been on the next turboprop I go on.
27 Post contains images skygirl1990 : Or ANY a/c for that matter!
28 Post contains links and images shankly : And how could I forget D-CXXX. There are a few other a.nutters who have been on her as well View Large View MediumPhoto © Thomas Posch - VAP Flew it
29 Post contains links lesmainwaring : I flew on this Independent Air B707 from ATL to NAS a few years before this accident: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Air_Flight_1851 -
30 thegman : It is highly likely that I flew on N106US that landed in the Hudson at some point. Cannot confirm because I have only been tracking regs for about 2 y
31 Post contains images bluestreak : In early December, 2008, I flew on Continental Express (Colgan Air) DHC8-400Q, N200WQ from ERW to BWI. In February 2009, N200WQ crashed near Buffalo,
32 nra-3b : On July 13, 2001 I flew LAX-ORD to attend my high school reunion. This flight was UA 106 and the aircraft was 757-222 N591UA. This was the 911 aircraf
33 freakyrat : I also flew on a Republic DC9-30 in 1985 (jumpseat as I worked for the FAA at HOU FSS at the time) from Houston Hobby to ORD piloted by Capt. John Mau
34 flyingAY : B-HLL both before and after the April 13, 2010 incident (CX780 high speed landing with tires bursting), but luckily no-one was hurt in that.
35 Northwest727 : Just the flight school I went to, one of their Piper Arrows. A student later geared it up, but it was repaired and put back into service. As for comme
36 isitsafenow : Without looking at my log........ N62AF(AirFlorida) when it was N9050(United) N802DL the DL DC8 that crashed into a hotel at MSY N416US...USAIR at LGA
37 gr8circle : 1971: My first flight on a B747 from LHR-BOM, regn. VT-EBD....crashed off the coast of Mumbai in Jan 1978 after takeoff 1978: Flew on AI B707 from BOM
38 Post contains images PlymSpotter : So far as I'm aware the only one is TF-JMB, which had an accident recently in Iceland. But to be honest I've never really checked. It's interested me
39 Post contains images n88kb : I Flew on ZK-OJL from CHC to BNE in 2006 when it was still in Freedom colours.. This was the NZ A320 that crashed off the French Coast that was leased
40 Post contains images airbuseric : I flew on the following aircraft which came in trouble later on... 3x on PH-TKC: Once on EI-CSW, crashed when in service for ET a few years later:
41 canoecarrier : No idea with the airliners I've flown on, but I did learn to fly on a C-150 years ago. Later on a 16 year old girl rented the plane to practice touch
42 BAViscount : I'd be interested in an answer to this too. I understand that AF has a number of A330s, but I too am curious to know whether the A330 I flew DXB-CDG
43 LXA333 : I flew on swissair HB-IWF, in 1997 back to JFK from Zurich.
44 flymia : I am pretty confident I also flew on that airplane about a year and a half before that accident.
45 toobz : Pan Am Clipper Maid Of The Seas. Aircraft N739PA. Lost over Lockerbie as PA103. Flew on that aircraft quite a few times as a kid. On a side note, my m
46 Post contains links and images debonair : I flew TRIGANA AIR in Indonesia- ATR 42 PK-YRP, only few weeks after the airline crash-landed in a rice field... View Large View MediumPhoto © Peter
47 warren747sp : All 3 CI birds. The 742, 744, and the B300. Also the Pan Am 741. Maybe the Garuda F28 as well. Not sure about the AF332 though.
48 Tango-Bravo : ORD-ATL in April 1984 on Delta L-1011-1 N726DA which crashed short of the runway at DFW August 2, 1985 while operating DL191 due to microburst windshe
49 CrimsonNL : I've been on the Cessna 172M "PH-TOC". She was later stolen by an escaped mental patient who crashed her in the North Sea.
50 Post contains links and images wilco737 : I forget one to add: View Large View MediumPhoto © Wilco737 3 weeks before Paulo crashed with that airplane. I had one of my best days with him. I wi
51 Post contains links and images srbmod : I flew on the FX MD-11 that crashed at NRT in March of 2009 back when it was flown by Delta. View Large View MediumPhoto © Sam Chui
52 JA8119 : Well, I've been on one that involved an incident later, but luckily not a crash. That was on B-HLL in 2006 on HKG-DXB and years later it had the CX780
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