Ams From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1689 posts, RR: 12 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6930 times:
I am wondering if there ever was a succesful emergency landing on water, where everyone got out of the plane, as you can see on most airline
safety cards. Especially big jets like 747, 767 DC-10 aircrafts.
I am only aware of the ET emergency landing in Africa, where I believe a 767 made a landing on water, but was torn to pieces.
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6849 times:
I beleive there was a successful ditching of a DC9 in the Caribbean. It ran out of fuel after a couple of go-arounds in a Caribbean island. When they decided to divert, they found out too late they did not have enough fuel.
Worldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6618 times:
Though I can't recall the details, I remember reading of a Japan Airlines DC-8 which came down in San Francisco Bay on approach to SFO back in to 60s, fortuitously at a point at which the bay is only nine feet deep. As I recall, the plane was recovered intact and flew again.
AA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6220 times:
If I remember correctly AA had an incident in the 80's or early 90's in SJU. DC10 aborted take-off, and ended up partially in the lagoon. Was a partial land evacuation, and partial ditching. In fact if I recall correctly, the passengers in the rafts were towed to shore..
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1913 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6044 times:
In October 1956, Captain Richard Orr was forced to ditch his Pan American World Airways Stratocruiser, which was en route from Honolulu to San Francisco. Ship N90943, Clipper Sovereign of the Seas suffered an engine failure, followed by an inability to feather the prop. The plane's fate was sealed, as she could not make it to either destination. Thanks to the skil of the crew and calm seas, all passengers made it out alive.
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5929 times:
The JAL DC-8 that ditched into San Francisco bay was actually more of a crash. The captain was suffering mental problems and on short finals attempted to put the engines into reverse thrust, the co-pilot and Flight Engineer battled to restrain him and the DC-8 ended up in the drink.
Mog From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5736 times:
Early '90s, an Indian Airlines A-300 on a routine flight from Madras to Hyderabad with a full load of passengers had to turn back from HYD due to bad visibility. Then there was some problem with flaps, so the aircraft simply ran out of fuel before it could get back to MAA.
The plane made an emergency landing in a flooded paddy field which would have had chest or knee deep water at best. There were no injuries or fatalities, though the aircraft had to be scrapped as it was . . . stuck in a paddy field.
There was this bigtime Indian movie star (Rajnikanth) on board who then threw this bigtime party when all the passengers got back to Madras, by Landbus, later that evening.