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Anyone Been In An Airplane Crash Or Incident?  
User currently offlineM.Seles_Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7041 times:

Incident=engine failure, etc.

Just curious

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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7031 times:

I met a man a couple of months back who'd just survived his third air crash.

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7023 times:

No, although I've been on a few flights where the turbulence was so bad that I thought we were going to go down. My ass cheeks have swallowed seat cushions on a Reno Air MD-80, a Continental 757, and an America West A320.

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 6066 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6932 times:

I had the left main gear on a 737 collapse on roll-out once...

...but it was only in the full-motion simulator.

...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6900 times:

I was on the United 777 in this incident on June 3, 2001. It was a thud sound and slight jolt but I've felt harder jolts moving on bumpy taxiways. There was more than "slight damage" to the Lufthansa 747 tail section. The most interesting thing about this was seeing the reaction of one of the flight attendants. She was totally freaked out and kept saying "We crashed into another airplane!!!" The passengers were much calmer than she was.


User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6859 times:

Aircraft decompression on a 777- not fun.

User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6854 times:

On now deceased Nationair, back in 1987 or 1988, in a Super DC-8 from YMX to FLL, we lost cabin pressure at around 20000 feet, just after take-off. The masks came down and we made an abrupt dive to 8000 feet. I think this dive took no more than 5 minutes. Anyway, everyone in the cabin was in panic, even the FAs!!! We made it back to YMX and it took 4-5 hours for the mechanics to fix the problem. When it was time to leave, 25-30 pax refused to board the plane! They should have, Nationair gave the booze up for free to compensate for the incident...

Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 884 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6842 times:

Start abort on an American Airlines B772 JFK-LHR.
Hydraulic problems/gear problems at the start.

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8658 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6825 times:

After thousands of flights, nope. One go around, two barely noticed lightening strikes and some turbulence. That's it.

"I met a man a couple of months back who'd just survived his third air crash." Impossible.

fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineExpratt From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6798 times:

No crashes, a couple of incidents.

I was on a Pan Am 747 on take off from MIA that had the No. 2 fail just after lift off. The airplane went out over the Atlantic and dumped 126,000 pounds of fuel before returning to MIA for an uneventful landing. There were about 10 or 12 fire trucks waiting for us to land. We talked to the Captain later having identified ourselves as P&W employees and he said that in 26 years of flying Boeing jets with Pratt engines, 22,000 hours of flying, that was the first time he had ever had an engine failure. It was a really hot day and this was when Pan Am was tankering fuel to Europe. The Captain said that they had the fuel dump swith guard up just in case they had lost an engine between V1 and VR they would start dumping fuel right there on the runway to get the weight off the airplane.

I was on a Delta 727 that had a hydraulic failure at CVG and we taxied into a snow bank.

And I was on an American MD-80 that had a lightning strike going into SNA.

But I worked for a guy who was in the three crashes, all at MCI. In each of the three times he flew into MCI, the plane crashed. One was an undershoot and the other two were overruns. After the third crash whenever he had to work at MCI, he flew into STL and rented a car to drive over to MCI.

User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1859 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6742 times:

"I met a man a couple of months back who'd just survived his third air crash." Impossible.

Cedarjet: How is that impossible? It was never mentioned what type of crash, and for all we know, these were 3 general aviation crashes. While unlikely, it is certainly possible for this to happen. Please get the facts before making comments.

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User currently offlineCopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1604 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6731 times:

Had an emergency in a UH-1 flight sim once. Had a (real) cockpit fire! We wasted NO time in opening the doors and getting out of there. (the sim comes off motion as soon as the doors are opened)

User currently offlineSteede From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6683 times:

No crashes thankfully. I haven't even really experienced severe turbulence, which I'm equally thankful for. My lone incident was an aborted takeoff on a PHX-BWI HP 757. Turns out the altimeter failed during the roll. Not a big deal, but still a little scary since as passengers we had no idea what was going on.


User currently offlineCAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6633 times:

No actual incidents for me... LOTS of turbulence in Jetstream 41s though!

I actually was in an L1011 landing in ATL that pulled up just a few feet from the runway, and did a go around because there was another aircraft that look a little longer than anticipated to clear the active runway.

My ex-fiance is an F/A for UAL and was on a 763 leaving JFK for LHR when the aircraft lost an engine to compressor stalls (from what I understand there were flames or something coming out of the back, but I don't remember all of the details). The pilots did what they were supposed to do, and came back and landed it just fine.


A woman drove me to drink and I didn't have the decency to thank her. - W.C. Fields
User currently offlineCorocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6593 times:

I knew someone who died on US427 and survived on US1493.

User currently offlineN951U From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6532 times:

Just an engine failure and return to field for me as a passenger (MD-80).

User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6516 times:

Back in 1977 we were flying back from Tangier in a British Airtours 707 -400. During the take off run one of the RR Conways threw some compressor blades and we did a full abort(!) on the runway. We were stuck in Tangier for 17 hours waiting for a replacement.
A few years later I was at a British Motor Racing Marshals Club training day at Donnington Park race circuit when a British Midland F27 on a training flight from East Midlands undershot and hit the circuit perimiter wall. The rescue unit teams went into the wreckage to stabilise the crew whilst the rest of us threw a fire cordon arond the wreck 'till the airport rescue services arrived. The rescue unit teams all recieved Royal Humane Society awards for their prompt actions in saving the lives of the crew.
Never been put off flying though.

"We are the warrior race-Tough men in the toughest sport." Brian Noble, Head Coach, Great Britain Rugby League.
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6515 times:

"I met a man a couple of months back who'd just survived his third air crash." Impossible.

Yeah, whatever you say  Insane

For the less smug among you, he was still walking with a cane when I met him in London, recovering from the injuries sustained in the third accident in October 2001. He's reasonably well known in the aerospace industry but I'm going to blank his name from the news report from the Tulsa World.


Survivors of a Canadian plane crash that took the lives of two Tulsans tell a story of heroism and a bone-chilling wait in icy water after the accident, the pilot who brought three of the men back to Tulsa said Wednesday.

Tulsa business and community leaders Charles Ryan and James W. Pielsticker were killed in the crash about 5:30 pm CDT Monday.

Ryan, 50, was the president and chief operating officer of the Nordam Group. Pielsticker, 63, was president and chief executive officer of Arrow Trucking. The Canadian pilot, identified as Alexandre Meunier, also died in the crash.

Ryan and Pielsticker were among a party of 11 people who went on a caribou hunting trip to Canada on Sunday. The single-engine plane, called a Beaver, crashed as it was about to land on Lake Mollet, roughly 100 miles inland from the Hudson Bay in the province of Quebec.

*********, president of ********, remained in Montreal General Hospital on Wednesday. He suffered two broken legs in the crash and underwent surgery Tuesday.

User currently offlineBlueJet From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 397 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6499 times:

Northwest 727 Engine Failure on takeoff role, aborted
Engine fire on DL 727- Landed with emergency at LGA years ago.
Lightning Strike on AA A300

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6498 times:

Other than severe turbulence, the only real incident I've experienced was in 1993 from ATL-LGA on a DL 727-200. During decent the captain came on the P.A. and told us that he was recieving a low oil pressure light in the #1 engine. He considered diverting to JFK (for the long runway), but instead we continued to LGA where we landed safely as a flock of firetrucks looked on.

America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 days ago) and read 6441 times:

I guess most people who are in planes that actually crash don't live to tell about them. Those who survive are REALLY lucky. I think turbulence is the biggest threat to PAX and crew safety. I've had 3 expriences with severve turbulence in my 4 years of flying.

Our manual describes it as: "Large, abrupt changes in A/C attitude. Customers are forced violently against restraints. Unsecured objects are tossed about. Food service and walking are not possible."

And thats just what it feels like. It's really scary when PAX are screaming, overhead bins start popping open, and things begin to fly around the galley's. The last time was on a 777 JFK-LHR, it was so bad that the airplane was taken out of service. Then you get to fill out a nice little survey for NASA.

Other than that I've had missed approaches and 1 near miss while descending into ELP. A small airplane went off course or something and almost hit our S80. That wasn't scary at the time, but when I saw how freaked out the CPT (who was a check airman training a new FO) was I got retroactively scared. I was the only one on the crew who actually saw the plane and he kept grilling me about what it looked like, where I saw it and such. But then he took us over-the-border for Margaritas and we all calmed down.

"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." --Stephen Colbert
User currently offlineRongotai From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 477 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 days ago) and read 6442 times:

Passenger door came open on an Aer Lingus DC3 DUB-LPL 1958

Starways (UK) DC3 struck two approach light towers while landing at Blackpool in 1961.

Went through a hedge in an overrun at the old Derby (Baginton) airfield in a Proctor 1962

Landed at wrong airport (Abbotsinch instead of Renfrew) in a PA22 1963

Inadvertant deployment of an escape slide on a BOAC 747 at ZRH in 1972

Severe turbulence injuring two flight attendants on a CO DC 10 AKL-HNL in 1990 (they and their meal cart hit the ceiling)

Undercarriage collapse on landing in an Eagle Airways Bandeirante AKL 1995

Wheel detached during taxi UA 747 MEL 1996

Attempted hijacking NAN AirNZ 767 1997(?)

Plus weather related go rounds

WLG in Air NZ F27 (twice)
WLG in Air NZ 737 (twice)
CHC in Air NZ 737 (three times)
HKK in Air NZ F27 (4 times)
HKK in Air Nelson Metroliner
WSZ in Air NZ F27 (twice)
GLA in UA 767
HLZ in Air NZ F27 (twice)
DEN (Stapleton) in UA 727

Plus one runway incursion related go round

LHR in BA 777

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 days ago) and read 6395 times:

A couple of go-arounds, some moderate turbulence and thats it  Smile

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 45
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 days ago) and read 6382 times:
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On 2 separate occasions I had aborted take off on the L1011's on one Eastern and the other on ATA. And once on AA while on a flight from SYD to HNL the forward cabins toilet kept over flowing and causing the lights to flicker, we were 3 and 1/2 hours into the flight so the Caption decided to turn around dump fuel and land back in SYD, AA over nighted and fed us and we tried this flight again the next day. This time with no problems. My passport was even stamped Did not depart!

You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineCx340 From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 609 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6351 times:

Not really a problem with the aircraft itself. . .but back in 1997, aborted take-off on BA 744 MEX-LGW, because the Popocatepetl Volcano erupted and there was an ash cloud right over the airport. An LH 744 took of before us, and about ten seconds after we had started our own roll, the pilot aborted takeoff and explained the ash cloud was too dangerous. As soon as he said this, ash started falling from the sky. . .I was stranded for 24 hours.

Other than this and two incidents with severe turbulence (carts and flight attendants flying), nothing really.

25 Atpcliff : Hi! My dad was on a Continental flight that had an engine fire light come on departing DEN. They came back around and landed. All of the PAX and crew
26 TrnsWrld : Sounds like you drive a POS, sucks for you. "I have been in a number of incidents, which isn't unusual, considering that I'm a pilot" umm, I sorta dis
27 Post contains images Serge : Nothing too significant here except for 2 or 3 aborted takeoffs in a Fairchild Metro at the SDY airport. The runway we were taking off on was only 4,0
28 Cptkrell : I was in a TWA 727 landing at DTW when we initiated go around power just before flare. The pilot announced that we were aborting because of a runway i
29 DeltaMD11 : July 20th, 2002-On board a DL MD-88 in the landing pattern for ATL when all of the sudden the gear started to cycle, the flaps began to retract a bit.
30 Positive rate : Electrical cockpit fire on board a Cessna 210 and having to make emergency landing on a public highway.
31 Post contains links and images Msh744 : I'd like to start out by saying that I have hardly any details from this incident, as I was a little young to remember many details (February 19, 1995
32 Dc863 : Expratt do you remember the name of the PA 747? I was on an ex AA 747 bought by Pan Am named Clipper Beacon Light when we blew an engine on landing at
33 JBirdAV8r : "I have been in a number of incidents, which isn't unusual, considering that I'm a pilot" umm, I sorta disagree with you on that. Either you are a ver
34 Gr325 : I have had two toilet fire alarms while working on the saab 340. First time I was in the flightdeck chatting to the pilot when the bells went. I could
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