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Have You Ever Flown On A 'doomed' Aircraft?  
User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7492 times:

Didn't really know where to put this.
If you are offended by this post, then don't reply, and I apologise.

I was just wondering:
Has anyone here, out of knowledge, flown on a plane which later in its life has had a mishap or accident?

I personally have been lucky to fly only on A/C that are either happily retired/broken up or still in service.
How about anyone else?
Alex

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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7482 times:

I'm pretty sure one A.Netter was on Air France Flight 358 and wrote about it somewhere here on A.Net. I doubt it would be in the Trip Report forum though.

Maybe someone has some links?

Kieron747


User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7481 times:

I flew in N664AA (AKA 5BP), the aircraft that crashed into the Pentagon. I am not sure, but I am also fairly certain I flew on N334AA

User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7477 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 1):
I'm pretty sure one A.Netter was on Air France Flight 358

Wow, that must have been quite a scary experience
Well the closest I have ever been is about 1 year ago on a BA flight to Hanover from Brummy where it overran the runway. Wasn't too eventful to be honest, just a little bumpy, it was very wet though. A/C was an ERJ
Alex


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12257 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7472 times:
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Not an accident, but certainly mishap. I once flew BU from TOS-BGO. After we got off in BGO, the plane continued to SVG, and hit a pack of 15-20 seagulls.


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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7425 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 1):
I'm pretty sure one A.Netter was on Air France Flight 358

I think his name was Eddieho.

I'm not 100% sure I've been on this aircraft. But I'm pretty sure. C-FTNA
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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7420 times:

This is the only one that I am 100% sure I was on.

N148PM of Pilgrim Airlines

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19840113-1&lang=en


User currently offlineMfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7417 times:

On October 24, 1997, I flew N215AA as flight 1144 from SFO to DFW.

In 1999, it crashed upon landing in Little Rock during a storm.


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 7411 times:

Pan American (N739PA) "Clipper Maid of the Seas" 747 service from SFO to LHR in 1986. Bombed over Scotland eighteen months later.

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7393 times:

I flew many times in the Denim Air Fokker 50 that crashed in Melilla in January 2003.

I also flew in the Kenya Airways A310 that crashed after take-off. My flight was from LHR to AMS. If I'm correct it was one of two A310's in the fleet.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7393 times:

For me, I did get to fly on this bird this past May ....


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.... which was the A330 that ran out of fuel over the atlantic and landed safely in the Azores with no power.



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7322 times:

Well, not a "dooming" incident and way before my time, but a NW DC-9-30 I flew on, N8925E, was allegedly hijacked in 1970.


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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7315 times:
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I flew out to SYD on VH-OJH on June 21, 2006; almost 7 years after this incident at BKK:


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4753 posts, RR: 45
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7294 times:

Flew on TWA's N93119 in July 1995 from JFK-ATH


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User currently offlineBnamaxx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7284 times:

I don't recall the tail number anymore, but I flew on the Valujet DC9 that crashed in the Everglades. I wonder if it was a warning when the pilot got lost trying to find our gate at DFW?

User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7281 times:

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 12):
I flew out to SYD on VH-OJH on June 21, 2006; almost 7 years after this incident at BKK

That incident cost QF $300 million in repairs and maintenance


User currently offlineSA707 From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7226 times:

Flying for SAA as a F/A between 1981-1993 we regularly flew on sister ships ZS-SAS "Helderberg" (crashed off Mauritius NOV87) and ZS-SAR "Waterberg" (crashed in Halifax?? Canada DEC05?? flying for MK Cargo), especially on the FRA & NYC trips. I remember walking into the hotel lobby in Hong Kong to be told by some of my crew members that SA295 TPE-MRU had gone down off Mauritius. Went to my room to check out the news- & sure enough, the aircraft was reported missing!!! Had a briefing on board from the Captain & Purser. We left HKG that evening 23H00PM on SA287 HKG-MRU-JNB. On landing in MRU (+/-4AM), the sea was full of hundreds of little boats looking for wreckage & "survivors". Our flight deck crew went to listen to the ATC recordings between MRU tower & the "Helderberg" and came back very shocked. It was very weird to think that 140 of our clients and 19 of our friends lay below that ocean- most awful feeling. Even worse, on arrival in JNB (the following day, having flown 14hrs Westwards with a refuelling stop in MRU) the Sunday Times was splashed with the news on its front page. Depressing to say the least!!!

User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7209 times:
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Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 13):
Flew on TWA's N93119 in July 1995 from JFK-ATH

Did the same in the opposite direction a year later.

I was on the last complete flights for both N93119 (TWA800) and HB-IWF (SR111).

I was flying ATH-JFK on N93119 and it crashed 3 hours later.

And I was flying GVA-JFK on HB-IWF and it crashed 4 or 5 hours later.

Those crashed still do and always will haunt me. Not only because it was so close to being me, but especially since I saw some people waiting to board the aircraft as I got off of them at JFK.

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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7202 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 15):
That incident cost QF $300 million in repairs and maintenance

Good lord, how?
Thanks
PR


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7198 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 17):
I was flying ATH-JFK on N93119 and it crashed 3 hours later.

And I was flying GVA-JFK on HB-IWF and it crashed 4 or 5 hours later.

Those crashed still do and always will haunt me. Not only because it was so close to being me, but especially since I saw some people waiting to board the aircraft as I got off of them at JFK.

Don't mean to be a prig here, but how could you have seen them waiting to board, as you would not have gone into the departure area, but directly down to customs?


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7192 times:
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Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 19):
Don't mean to be a prig here, but how could you have seen them waiting to board, as you would not have gone into the departure area, but directly down to customs?

Old Int'l and TWA terminals at JFK, from the jetbridges you could quite easily see into the departures area, from what I remember. I was 9 and 11 when that happened though, so it could be that my memory has modified the experience slightly, but I distinctly remember that.

Did not actually walk past the departure gates themselves, maybe I should have clarified. Sorry!  Smile

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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7184 times:

Crossair RJ100 HB-IXM which crashed near ZRH.
China Airlines Boeing 747-200 B-18255 on a HKG-TPE (plane crashed around 5 month later on a TPE-HKG flight)
Biman Bangladesh F28 S2-ACH which has an accident at Sylet and was written off.



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User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7178 times:

I flew on the same a/c that crashed in Shanksville,PA UA Flight 93. The tail number is N591UA. Looking back into my notes I realized that I flew on that plane about a year before it was to crash on a flight from BOS-DEN with my dad to visit my uncle, who was almost killed by a drunk driver in a car accident. Here's a picture of 591UA four days before it would make it's last flight.


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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5694 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7169 times:

Been on two planes that were hijacked before I flew them.

While not specific planes I have been on two flights which later had Incidents,

AA Flight 1240 which dived 2,000 feet after almost colliding with a fighter jet.

and SWA Flight 1248 BWI-MDW that went off the runway.

Alex



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7162 times:

I was on N612UA IAD-ORD in August 2001. That is the 767 which was flown into Tower #2 of the World Trade Center. I was also inside of the World Trade Center a week before the attack.

25 SW733 : I don't really notice registrations of planes I have flown on, but I have noticed a few, and one of those happened to be the Air France A340 involved
26 Gunsontheroof : I've never flown on a "doomed" bird, but as a click-happy youngster, I did snap a photo of N963AS (crashed as Alaska 261 on January 31, 2000) parked a
27 Post contains links and images Safs : View Large View MediumPhoto © K W Chui I have also flown this aircraft in 2004 as QF25. QF flight attendants I know refer to this aircraft as Oh
28 OhBoyIFly : We flew Pan-Am - New York a few weeks before the Lockerbie crash/bombing. It was not the same craft i think, but same route, over Scotland and out to
29 Dimoko : i know that seth macfarlane, the creater and many of the voices on Family Guy, missed the flight from Boston that crashed into the WTC.
30 Levent : Wow, is that USD or AUD? They could have bought a new 744 for that money.
31 Nkops : Having worked for YV for 9 years in the NE... I was actually on the Beech that crashed in CLT several times.
32 Post contains links and images AmericanB763ER : View Large View MediumPhoto © Ian Robertson I flew on Tu 154B2 YR-TPJ in sept 1981 LRCK-LUX. It crashed in OTP in February 1989 while taking off
33 Abfemme : I flew on PAN AM 's B747 'Maiden of the seas ' that came down in Locherbie Scotland ( apologies if I have the spelling wrong) I went to Oregon on it a
34 747400sp : I believe I flew on Delta 191 in the summer of 1985. My grand mother, sister and I flew from DFW to LAX weeks before a L1011 crash on that route. I do
35 Post contains links and images N231YE : How about this guy, Stephen B. Aranha, who wrote, "This photo shows the wing that fell off when N2969 crashed at Watson Island (Miami) on Dec. 19, 200
36 Charlienorth : Flew N312RC the MD80 that crashed in DTW in 1987,the fltight were in 1984 and 85,MSP-PHX and MSP-LAS.
37 PanAm747 : In August, 1987, I flew a TWA LAX-JFK and returned home on a UA DC-10. I did not get the registrations, but I wish I had. For all I know, I could have
38 BA787 : What happened on this crash? Tom None for me, I don't think.
39 Trekster : BA787, its was operating as UA93, September 11th 2001
40 Post contains links and images TurkishWings : I flew this aircraft between CDG and SXM in December (10 I think) 2004. When I saw the registration of the aircraft, I was really shocked. The thought
41 LPLAspotter : I saw a documentary yesterday stating that at anytime in the US there are 6000 aircraft flying IFR. When you consider how many people have flown on ai
42 ZKSUJ : I have flown a few 'doomed' G/A aircraft. However, to my knowlege (and I could be wrong) have never flown on a 'doomed' commercial aircraft
43 Post contains links and images Nonfirm : I have had many trips on N963AS.(flt 261) View Large View MediumPhoto © Chris Coduto
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