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User currently offlineIranair From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 7 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

I had my grandparents, aunt, two cousins killed in 1993 on Iran Air Tours TU-154 flying from Tehran to Northeast Iran.. Apparently it collided with a Russian-made fighter jet upon take off.. Approx. 135 die. 20 couples were on their honeymoon... Anyone experience losing love ones to plane crashes?

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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

Not loved ones, per se, but some very dear friends and co-workers were lost on Air Florida 90.

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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

One of my friends, last summer, during a lesson - he and the instructor both died.

It's not all bad. I adopted his cat.  Smile



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

Had a guy I know fly a Pitts straight into the ground a few weeks ago. Next door neighbor a few years ago flew a 421 into the side of a mountain during continued VFR into IMC.

User currently offlineYow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Neighbours of mine died in the Air India terrorist bombing of flight 183 on June 26, 1985.

User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4482 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

I knew a few guys on a CAP Cessna 182 doing pipeline patrols when it crashed. Eerie.

My dad also is friends with a brother-in-law of one of the Columbia astronauts...



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User currently offlineCanyonBlue From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

My father missed his flight on a NW MD-80 back in 1987 (It crashed after take-off, can't remember the flight number.... 592??....)

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

I have an Air Force plane crash to credit for my existence. My mom was married to a Lt who died in an F-4 crash; then she met my dad and then I was born.

I've had a close friend of the family killed in a C180 crash.



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User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

I had a friend who was on gulfair 072 that crashed into the gulf with all passengers and crew dead

User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

Had a couple of family friends on TWA 800.


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User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

My mother's friend was killed in KE007 where it was shot down by a Russian fighter jet.


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

**My father missed his flight on a NW MD-80 back in 1987 (It crashed after take-off, can't remember the flight number.... 592??....)**

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User currently offlineBeefer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

A husband and wife from my hometown were killed in the Galaxy Airlines crash which happened in Reno, NV in January of 1985. The plane was a Lockheed Electra.

He was a prominent businessman (car dealer) and they were both very well known in the small town of Ortonville, MN which only has a population of 2,500 people. It's a big event when someone is killed like that in such a small town.

I was 15 at the time so I remember it very well. Their son was a year older than me in school.


User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

It's quite a while ago but a very tragic accident was the crash of Swissair's Caravelle HB-ICV on 4th September 1963 when approx. 40 passengers from the 80 killed were couples from one single village. The aircraft was on a flight ZRH-GVA-FCO and these passengers wanted to go to an agricultural fair in GVA. Lots of orphans were the result...

User currently offlineTZSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 202 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

My fiance had a couple of friends on AS 261...


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29699 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

Came close with family and friends a couple of times. There are a couple I have met at work too that have gotten killed.


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User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Came close to it myself and with 2 friends once. The only one i know of who was actually killed in a crash was a PA-31 pilot whom was sitting in the testing room with me whilst doing an exam. He was a few rows up from where i was sitting. A few days later he was killed along with 7 others when the Chieftain he was piloting suffered a double engine failure and ditched into the sea.

User currently offlinePizzapolli From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

My cousin was on the Eastern L1011 that went down in the Florida Everglades. He died but his wife survived. I also knew a woman who was a close friend of my aunts that was on the AA 757 that flew into the Pentagon on 9/11.

User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1867 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
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A husband and wife from my hometown were killed in the Galaxy Airlines crash which happened in Reno, NV in January of 1985. The plane was a Lockheed Electra.

He was a prominent businessman (car dealer) and they were both very well known in the small town of Ortonville, MN which only has a population of 2,500 people. It's a big event when someone is killed like that in such a small town.

I was 15 at the time so I remember it very well. Their son was a year older than me in school.


Ironically, a couple of my neighbors died in that crash too. They were from Edina. And the husband was a car dealer as well. Left their two daughters who were aged like 10 and 12 at the time.



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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Not strictly friends, but a couple of people I knew from the flying club took off in a C172 which crashed killing them both. They had a young daughter who stayed behind - quite sad really.

Somewhere I once worked had a customer based in WTC on 9/11...we got an email from them on the day of the attacks saying that they were stuck in the building and the only communication they had with the outside world was email - so did we know what was going on. We didn't hear any more from them...

Noel.


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Lots of stories here. Looks like the odds of dying in a plane crash aren't as remote as some of us would like to believe.


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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1488 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2356 times:
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I was very lucky November 2001, when HB-IXM crashed short rwy 28 on the 24th. I had two weeks off, and was visiting my girlfriend in Berlin. I was booked on that flight, but decided to fly one day earlier due to a party on saturday evening from a close friend. When I actually find out what happened, I couldnt believe it .... , I still cant believe it ...... , it seems that I just have crossed that out in my brain, that I should have gone one day later.

I lost a very close friend on the 9/11 in the WTC, he used to work for the same investment bank than me .... , he had a telephone conference in the morning, whith a lot of people watching from the EU countries ... , suddenly they stopped the confernce ..... , the rest is history ... , his girlfriend gave birth to a nice girl two months later ........

robin



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

Lots of stories here. Looks like the odds of dying in a plane crash aren't as remote as some of us would like to believe.


considering the number of people flying, even if everyone on a.net were to have lost someone in an aircraft crash it would still not be anywhere near the high risk you want to portray flying to be.

If it were, there would be several thousand dead in aircraft crashes every day in the US alone...



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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

My father was a Lt. who died in an F-4, and my mom left me after that and married some other guy and had a kid with him from what I hear.


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User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 37
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Bigphilnyc, so you know Jhooper then...

25 737doctor : My roommate from A&P school died while flying a Cessna P210 into Marathon, Florida in April of '96. Also, I knew the captain who died in Feb of '95 wh
26 Noelg : Jhooper, Lots of stories here. Looks like the odds of dying in a plane crash aren't as remote as some of us would like to believe. Don't forget that m
27 Zrb2 : A distant relative of mine died along with 2 passengers (his daughter and his daugters best friend) when the Baron he was piloting crashed in Californ
28 Bigphilnyc : A friend of mine was hit by a plane and died. He happened to be on the 101st floor of Tower 1 when the AA767 hit. A firefighter friend of mine died in
29 AA61hvy : Didn't the co-pilot of UA 232 used to post on here like 3 years ago?
30 Accidentally : My good friends brother was killed crop dusting in Panhandle, TX in 2000. When my friend was taxiing back after spreading the ashes, a 172 starts roll
31 Lfutia : My mom knew Todd Beamer... She worked with him. She still has the emails that they have sent to each other. Leo/ORD
32 Jsnww81 : My stepfather got stuck in traffic on the way to FLL in 1985 and, as a result, missed his flight to DFW on Delta 191. One of his business partners got
33 Petazulu : My mother was scheduled to be on TWA 800. She got sick from Lyme disease and her doctor advised her wait overnight for Lab results before going to Fra
34 AirT85 : I didn't know them personally but my cousin knew some of the students on TWA800 from the French club at her school. -Tony
35 FLYING MACHINE : I lost a friend on March 31st 1986 on the Mexicana MX 940 Boeing 727 accident.My friend,his mother and father died. The aircraft was climbing at obout
36 Dulles : I lost my cousin and his wife in the TU154 ALA-AER flight crash in the summer of 1980 (does anybody know these codes here?). The a/c (a new property o
37 Post contains images Kjet12 : A family friend's brother died in the PSA 727 over SAN that collided with the Cessna. It happened before I was born but my dad knew him. Also knew som
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