HNLPointShoot From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 289 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3789 times:
HA's record on aviation-safety.net only shows two incidents: a runway overrun on landing at PPT in December 2000, and a DC-3 hijacking in August 1965. Have they really lasted 80 years with no fatal accidents?
vv701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7046 posts, RR: 17 Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3734 times:
Quoting HNLPointShoot (Thread starter): HA's record on aviation-safety.net only shows two incidents: a runway overrun on landing at PPT in December 2000, and a DC-3 hijacking in August 1965. Have they really lasted 80 years with no fatal accidents?
Possibly. But I believe in the late 1960s (1969?) there was another incident. An Aloha Airlines Viscount lost steering and brakes and hit a parked Hawaiian DC-9. If memory serves me the Viscount was severely damaged and written off but the DC-9 was repaired and returned to service.
bohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2558 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2848 times:
Quoting josekmlb (Reply 3): Did Hawaiian have that 737 that had the top part of the plane rip open with a flight attendant and a few pax go flying out from the plane?
Not only was that Aloha Airlines like extspotter said but only a flight attendant was sucked out of the plane. All the passengers were in their seats with their seat belts fastened. While many passengers were injured, none of the passengers were killed.
Are there any other airlines in the world that can claim the same thing over a comparable period of time?
Southwest airlines hasn't ever lost a passenger as the result of an accident/incident. Yes, a small boy's life was taken when a plane went through a blast-fence at MDW, but he was not a passenger onboard the aircraft.
Considering we're not the largest airline in the world in terms of passengers carried I'd say that's respectable.
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