B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 15480 times:
I am based at JFK, and the list is quite long for incidents and accidents both on the field and nearby. In fact, JFK has had its fair share of ill-fated flights originate at JFK bound for destinations throughout the world (such at TWA Flight 800, AA 587), and even one or two that were coming into JFK that didn't make it (like the Avianca flight).
It's pretty interesting if you go into the photo search engine on here, put on the filter for JFK and accidents/incidents....4 pages of pictures come up and that doesn't include that many of the incidents. I know that topic has come up before "originating airports with high accident rates" or something like that.
"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
PHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7585 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 15422 times:
PHX: None that I know of recently.
CVG: Tahoma Air CV-580 crashing at the world of sports golf course in 2004.
TWA Flight 159, BA707- Runway overrun caused by the pilot thinking he hit a stuck DL DC9-- in 1967.
TWA Flight 128, CV-880- Crashed on approach to RWY18.
Air Canada 797, DC9- fire started in lavatory, landed on 27, and fire spread to entire cabin, killing about half on board.
I know there's more, but those are the only ones off the top of my head.
RWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3272 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 15393 times:
Last crash PDX saw was a UA DC-8 during the late 70's, it ran out of fuel on approach to PDX, it went down in a residential neighborhood, took out a few houses but no big fire or casualties. Interesting note, there was a prisoner being transported on this plane, they un-handcuffed him when they crashed, he helped people off the plane, then disappeared never to be seen again.
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25356 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 15240 times:
Considering GVA is one of the oldest airports in Europe still operating at the original site (opened in 1919), I can't think of any serious fatal accidents involving fatalities. The worst one that comes to mind was an Egyptair 707 that landed short of the runway in October 1982 and eventually came to rest with one wing separated.
There have been a few other minor incidents. A KLM Fokker 100 had the left main landing gear collapse while landing in 1989, and an IB MD-87 diverted to GVA in 1999 when the nose gear wouldn't extend.
danielmyatt From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 15139 times:
The first ever crash at Birmingham was in January 2002 when a Challenger crashed on take off, the pilots never requested de-icing despite freezing conditions the night before. A wing dipped on TO and it hit the runway causing it to flip over, no survivors.
I actually saw this happen from my bedroom that sort of overlooks the centre of the runway, ot nice at all.
In Feb 2006 a Mahan air A310 Somehow ended up being 162 feet above the ground 6NM from the threshold, They commenced a missed approach and landed safely on the 2nd attempt.
In June 2006 a TNT 737 Made an emergeny landing with failed landing gear shutting the airport for some time. It was scheduled to arrive at Stansted but diverted to EMA due to fog, the pilots performed a full auto approach which somehow disengaged and the plane deviated from is path resulting in the right main gear being torn off.
It then dirverted to BHX and performed an emergency landing with missing gear, see the video shot Blythe West Midlans Police helicopter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry48f...FPX4Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player
In Nov 2010 a Citation crashed in thick fog on landing after crashing into what I remember was ILS equiptment. It was an ambulance flight delivering a liver. It shut the airport till the afternoon the next day. I was in the airport at the time and we was all watching the news roll in on the TV and people looking out the windows to try and see, but the fog was too thick. All of the flights were slowly cancelled including my Air France 146 flight to Paris.
iberiadc852 From Spain, joined May 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 15076 times:
My home airport is TFN, so sadly there's too much to say about mayor accidents. On the other hand, they have been very commented.
But my father is a survivor of the not so well known first major crash that happened there, when an IB L-1049 Superconstellation crashed in a second landing try in very poor visibilty, with 33 dead and 15 survivors.
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kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12476 posts, RR: 37
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 15077 times:
On Christmas Eve 1965, a DC3 belonging to British United Airways crashed short of the runway at Jersey (Channel Islands) in fog, below the airline's minima; it was carrying 24 passengers and 3 crew; the aircraft was destroyed on impact and all but 1 (a stewardess) were killed.
As it happens, I went to the airport on my bike today and my route takes me right past the approach light structures near the 27 threshold, where the DC3 came down.
There was another crash, involving a Citation, in c.1980; both crewmembers were killed in that incident.
AF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 15040 times:
At CDG I can think of AF4590, which crashed minutes after take off just outside the airport. Sadly, 113 persons lost their lives that day, and this crash was the key event leading to the end of civilian supersonic transport - until the next aircraft arrives of course.
IBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 14776 times:
My home airport, Madrid-Barajas, has seen several big accidents during it's long history.
The most recent one occured in August 20th, 2008, when a Spanair MD-82 (EC-HFP) crashed during takeoff, killing 154 passengers and crew.
Before that, the latest big accident had occured in December 7th, 1983. On that foggy and snowy morning, an Iberia B727-200 (EC-CFJ) and an Aviaco DC-9 (EC-CGS) collided on the ground when the Aviaco crew entered the active runway by mistake and with very low visibility while the Iberia 727 was rolling for takeoff. 93 people died (51 on Iberia and 42 on Aviaco).
And only 10 days before that (November 27th, 1983) , an Avianca B747-200 (HK-2910) had crashed in the nearby town of Mejorada Del Campo (7,5 mi/12km away from the airport) during approach, killing 181 people.
Another 747 (Imperial Iranian Air Force - IIAF. Reg. 5-8104) crashed in 1976 while approaching MAD in heavy weather and after being struck by lightning. All occupants (17 people) were killed.
Of course, we're not taking into account here all the minor incidents that have occured at this airport during all these years.
Bralo20 From Belgium, joined May 2008, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 14761 times:
15FEB1961: Flight SN548 during approach, Boeing 707-329 en route from IDL to BRU, all died during the crash. The cause of the crash was left open however the FAA was determined that a problem with the stabilizer adjusting mechanism was the cause of the crash. OO-SJB, the plane that crashed was at that point only 2 years old. This crash happened in the vicinity of BRU and not on the airport itself.
29AUG1998: Flight SN542 inbound from JFK collapsed through its right side landing gear seconds after landing. No injuries nor fatalities. The cause of the plane was determined due fatigue of the landing gear due stressful operations. The plane was a A340-200 and was registered OO-SCW.
05MAY2006: No real crash but due a heavy fire in a maintenance hangar at BRU, 4 planes were destroyed. One Lockheed C-130 of the Belgian Air Force and 3 Airbus A320's (from Armavia, Hellas Jet and Armenian International Airways) were damaged beyond repair.
25MAY2008: A Kallita Air Boeing 747-200F overran the runway during an aborted take-off. The plane was registered N704CK. No serious injures, the plane broke in 3 pieces during the event. Since the plane carried a lot of diplomatic cargo (about half of the 76 ton load) it took a while to remove the cargo and the wreckage. Cause of the crash was the rejected take-off after passing V1 speed.
That's about it for BRU I guess... Which isn't to bad since the opening of BRU in 1940 (before that it was located somewhere else)
The big guys just leave it to the GA pilots to CFIT every other month, then sue the FAA because they crashed into a mountain trying to stay below the class bravo because it's "dangerous"
Having that said, it's damn near impossible to crash in PHX. With a half dozen airfields (at least) capable of handling a 737 and six 10k+ runways -- not to mention several freeways that could double for a runway -- something seriously catastrophic would have to happen to crash. Oh yeah, and we're VFR 360 days a year.
steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9211 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 14700 times:
PIT and PHL are my home airports.
We all remember USAir flight 427. The only one I can think of with PHL was the UPS DC8 that caught fire a few years ago.
Tenerife airport? Gee, what major accidents have occurred there...? (blatant sarcasm, btw, as I'm sure that a certain incident involving a KLM 747 and the first ever jumbo in commercial service immediately comes to mind... talk about a sad day all around...)
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: IIRC QX had a DHC8 plow into a terminal several years ago. I think everyone survived!
: BCN: None that I know of. Except for the horrific Überlingen mid-air collision in 2002: the Russian plane full of schoolchildren was bound for BCN...
: ORD AA191 - Flight 191 was a regularly scheduled passenger flight from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles International
: You're probably right. Must have been thinking of something else. Re that incident, I always wondered why they didn't request that flight to go to an
: Yeah exactly, those pilots usually are from Falcon Field anyway, like the last crash in the Superstitions.
: ATL - I do not think that there has every been a crash on the field except in the 1980's when an Eastern Air Lines 727 landing on 26R landed on top of
: SHJ, a tajek airways in 1996 and just two years ago a sudanese cargo airplane
: BDL...November 12, 1995: Very near disaster aboard AA flight 1572. Due to an improper altimeter setting, the MD-80 came in too low and began to clip t
: MAN: British Airtours 737 had an engine failure on take off in 1985. The fire in the engine quickly engulfed the fuselage and sadly 54 people lost the
: FRA: thank God no major crash. During an air show the engine of a starfighter crashed onto the car of a priest. He and his entire family died. In the
: The Delta crash in ATL was in May 1960 and was a new CV880.The aircraft ended up near what would now be the north end of D concoures.aircraft was N880
: Although this isn't a crash, anyone work at an Airport where a Hijacking originated or has taken place at?
: My hometown airport is Southeast Texas Regional/Jack Brooks Regional and the only crash I can think of was the first Embraer 145 crash in 98' during a
: Thankfully at my home airport and current place of employment MCO Orlando International - no major commercial aircraft crashes. However in the late 19
: Not much that I know of in DEN - being a relatively young airport helps. There was an incident with a United 737 about 18 months ago, it went off the
: Yeah......as mentioned, DL Convair 880 in 1960......btw, it was a training flight. Also, Valujet DC-9 caught fire, injuring a F/A My airport TPA: Air
: Sheffield City Airport(now closed). SZD/EGSY. In the short life of my local airport there was only one accident.04/02/01 Shorts 360 EI-BPD slid off th
: My current home airport is SFO...the first incidents that readily come to mind are: A Flying Tiger Line Constellation went into Sweeney Ridge just wes
: 'My' airport is EWR as part of my screen name refers to. There appears to be 5 major crashes on or near EWR. I do not incude the 9/11 flights from EWR
: YHZ - .... Swiss 111 Cashed into Peggys Cove.... not far from YHZ....
: as for CMH -- no major crash but there are a couple of flights that departed CMH and crashed somewhere.
: Not as big as a B737, but at GEG back in 1992 a SAL Air DC-3 crashed after takeoff. The #2 engine failed and according to the FAA report, the pilot tr
: September 25, 1978. PSA flight 182 (Boeing 727) involved in a midair collision with a cessna 172, just three miles from SAN.
: National Flight 967, a DC-7B crashed TPA-MSY in the Gulf of Mexico in 1959. Sabotage was strongly suspected but never proven. And a National DC-6 als
: Cartagena, Colombia (CTG/SKCG) JAN 15 1966: A C-54B operated by Avianca took off, climbed to 70 feet and then started to descent and struck the sea (C
: No commercial accidents at PWM... Of course two 9/11 hijackers started their journey at PWM. A Douglas A-26 crashed into a neighborhood at PWM back in
: YVR Only two major accidents involving fatatlieis, first was back in 1968 when a Canadian Pacific 707 overran the runway and hit a building killing 1
: There haven't been any major accidents at YOW in recent years, but YOW was the origin airport of the famous Gimli Glider in 1983.
: you could add AC646 under "related" - the RJ that crashed on landing in Fredricton, Dec. 97, since it departed YYZ. and possibly also the RAF Nimrod
: Well if you count Denver Stapleton, there was a Continental DC-9 that crashed there in the late 1980s with fatalities Didn't one of the 9/11 planes o
: And considering the crazy approach with mountains all around, this is an even more impressive performance.
: That's almost worth a seperate topic: "most remarkable airport that has never had a major crash"
: When we include approaches and the first few minutes after take-off, then I could add: ZRH: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swissair_Flight_306 - overhea
: Two other crashes involving DTW: Pan Am 103 destroyed by bomb in 1988, enroute FRA-LHR-JFK-DTW, with a 727 to be used on JFK-DTW leg. Several promine
: Not SMF, but we did have a bad one here locally at MHR. Feb 2000, we had an Emery DC-8 that took off from here and ended up crashing in to one of the
: Also PSA 1771 where the disgruntled employee shot his former boss and the pilots during the flight. At my former airport, IAD: A TWA 727 crashed into
: KLIT American Airlines Flight 1420 was a flight fromDallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Little Rock National Airport in USA. On June 1, 1999, a
: There is one that "landed" in Escambia Bay that I cannot locate at the moment but: PNS http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/br...ef.aspx?ev_id=20001213X2
: MIA has had some interesting ones. Thankfully nothing major for a while now. Near or at MIA: On February 12, 1963, Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 70
: Stapleton actually was actually a pretty ill-fated airport, relatively speaking. Several incidents occured there or on flights to/from(old)DEN. (Belo
: El Al 1862 tends to come to mind first...
: KCOS: In 1991, United 585, a Boeing 737, crashed on final to runway 35 at Colorado Springs. It was caused by a rudder malfunction which was also the c
: This was a PHX bound flight, and the anniversaries of this crash still get quite a bit of Phoenix TV news and print newspaper coverage here. 110 soul
: At PBM we had the crash of PY flight 764 where sadly 176 of the 187 perished. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surinam_Airways_Flight_764