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Shortest Lived Airliners?  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12478 posts, RR: 34
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1135 times:

Some time ago, while thumbing through the Jet Airliner Production List, I came across a Convair 880 belonging to Delta Airlines, which crashed within a month of delivery, while training at ATL. I wondered if this could be the shortest lived airliner. But it wasn't; there are others, one lasting only a day:

3/3/53 Canadian Pacific Comet 1A; delivered 2/3/53 and crashed in India. CF-FUN

26/6/88 Air France A320-100 at Habsheim. Delivered 23/6/88 (3 days old). F-GFKC

1/10/66 West Coast Airlines DC9-10. Crashed PDX; delivered 16/9/66 (15 days). N9101

23/5/60 Delta CV880. Delivered 6/5/60. Crashed ATL.

11/7/61 United DC8-12. Delivered 16/6/61. Ran off runway at DEN. 25 days.

30/5/61 (NB, barely 2 months before the above). KLM DC8-53, PH-DCL, crashed into sea shortly after t/o from LIS. Delivered 1/5/61 - 29 days old.

In addition, a Braniff 707-227 crashed on a dry riverbed during a pre-delivery test flight.



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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1872 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1073 times:

In addition to that list, there is an aircraft still flying, but that had a few problems after a few month of operations: the first AF 747-400 (F-GITA)
This aircraft found the Tahiti lagoon so beautiful that she didn't hesitate to enjoy sea...
(Last Xmas, an Hawaiian DC10 had the same idea...)
BTW, if you have a picture , do not hesitate to put it on A.net!
Nana...



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User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1045 times:

Hello,

F-GITA was eventually repaired and was brought back to service.


Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Well, CP Comet1A crashed during delivery flight take-off in Karachi, Pakistan. See http://surf.to/comet for more details.

User currently offlineL-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 980 times:

There was the prototype Airbus A330 that crashed a few years back during training flights in France. Believe it killed both the pilot and co-pilot.

User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 950 times:

The Swissair MD-11 which crashed at Peggy's Cove in 1998 couldn't have been too old.
How about the Gulf Air A320 that crashed near Bahrain last year?



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