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User currently offlineCgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 345 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

As news of yet another plane crash reaches us, like many others, I'm beginning to wonder what else could possibly happend before the end of the month. I've read so many threads about the unusually high number of incidents occuring as well. I'm trying to compile a timeline for August, to do with aviation accidents/incidents.

Aug 2 - Air France A340 slides of runway in Toronto and bursts into flames.
Aug 6 - Tuninter ATR72 crashes off coast of Italy.
Aug 14 - Helios 737-300 crashes near Athens, Greece.
Aug 16 - West Caribbean Airways MD-82 crashes in Venezuela
Aug 23 - 737 crashes in Peru.

I don't have dates for the following:
-Puma helicopter crash in Afghanistan
-Copterline crash in the Baltic sea
-CF18 crashes near Quebec City
-ERJ overun in Hanover
-Jazz DH8 lands with smoke in the cockpit
-NW 757 blows 4 tires on landing
-Do228 emergency in Venezuela

I know there are many other incidents as well. I am aware that there are emergency landings and such that occur everyday, but this month seems to be far worse than other months. Can anyone help with the dates of some of these and maybe get a dateline going for the month.


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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3151 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2515 times:

AB 738 overshooting the rwy at BIO on August 13th.

Air Berlin Plane Off The Rwy At Bilbao Last Week? (by Jorge1812 Aug 22 2005 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineTreg From Estonia, joined Oct 2001, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2505 times:

Copterline crashed on August 10.


User currently offlineGLA MD11 From France, joined Mar 2000, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2476 times:

Can't wait to be in September. Hopefully this tragic serie of events will be over then...
RIP to all of those who lost their lives in this deadly August.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31796 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Its seems odd about the numbers this month.

Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4474 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
Its seems odd about the numbers this month.

Not at all, IMHO - the airline industry historically has long periods of quiet followed by a rash of accidents/incidents.

Live life to the fullest.
User currently offlineCV747 From Iceland, joined Jan 2000, 170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

Has there ever been a month with more fatal accidents?


User currently offlineBistro1200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

What about the NW 747 nosegear collapse in Guam?

Measure to the millimeter, mark with a crayon, cut with an axe.
User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5585 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

Quoting Cgagn (Thread starter):
-Puma helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Although it is tragic fore the victims and relatives such crashes are, in my opinion, not basically related to aviation but more to the war there. You can't count them as normal aviation accidents as the others are. It has not much to do with safety of aviation and must not be discussed in this coherence. Also accidents of small private aircrafts do not belong to the normal discussion of safety of civil aviation, because we know very well that safety in the private aviation is something very else than in public civil aviation (less trained pilots, VFR etc).

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12293 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Historicly, August has been one of the deadliest months of the year for aircraft accidents. July is another month with high numbers.

User currently offlineAMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 954 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

Quoting Cgagn (Thread starter):
-NW 757 blows 4 tires on landing

August 20th at DTW
I saw the plane on the runway exit when landing form SFO.
I read something about it in the online version of a Detroit newspaper; can't find the link now

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4579 posts, RR: 38
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

There is a very comprehensive site which keeps a database of air accidents and incidents - http://aviation-safety.net/index.php

I think that should help (and perhaps also put the events of last month into a bit of perspective...)


"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31796 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Finally its September Out Here  bigthumbsup 

Think of the brighter side!
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