COAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2172 times:
AAL191 and DAL191 were both triholers that crashed i believe both on takeoff. the planes are somewhat similar in having three engines, and they both had the same flight number. im not saying there is a connection but i was wondering if anyone else noticed this? also, has there ever been a similar thing with crashes and flight numbers? please correct me if anything i have said thus far is incorrect
If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
Capt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2061 times:
Both flights (DL 191 and AA 191) were destined for LAX.
Although there are a few similarities, the probable causes of these accidents are quite different: AA 191 was the result of mechanical failure / bad maintenance procedures and the Delta crash was due to weather and pilot error.
Wukka From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1017 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1970 times:
Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 1): Kinda spooky, making a movie about a Concorde disaster and then the very same a/c crashes some 20 years later.
Good catch; sad story. There's some rather hard coincidence there, based on Hollywood tragedy, and the tragedy with the loss of the *same* craft in revenue service... especially based on the quite comfortable safety record that the Concorde enjoyed prior.
*mumbles* I really miss her... (Concorde actually flying) *mumbles*
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
DL 191 was routed FLL-DFW-LAX. It was to continue to Los Angeles after leaving DFW.
One of the saddest ironies I have read about AA 191 was in the book "Terror In The Skies" by David Grayson. One of the victims of the Chicago crash lost both of his parents 17 years earlier on a flight that crashed on take-off from Idlewild airport (now JFK). The airline - American. The destination of both flights - LAX.
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OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
Crashes involving the same flight number are to be expected, mathematically speaking, since airlines only use a small range of flight numbers.
One thing I think that might well qualify as "eerie" is something that I read about the AA191 crash some years ago. One of those killed was an author (and her name escapes me), and in one of her books, she talked about her fear of flying. As you might expect, the page number was "191"
Don't know if that's actually true or not, just something I read years ago...