penguins From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 410 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9582 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.
shankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1559 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9441 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
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4466 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9267 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?
T8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9084 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!
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
rfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8895 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.
flyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 905 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8881 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.
RJtraveller From Indonesia, joined Feb 2011, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8809 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.
JettaKnight From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8786 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.
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8750 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.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4320 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8717 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.