Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 38 Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2817 times:
Me, nothing that I´m aware of. But my parents flew on the Condor 747 that was later sold to Korean and shot down. And the parents of neighbours of ours flew on the LH 747 "Hessen" that crashed in Nairobi; unfortunately, they were killed in the accident.
MD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1287 posts, RR: 22 Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2818 times:
I used to fly the L-1011 that was "haunted" by the ghost of the EAL Second Officer that crashed in the Everglades. Does that count?
The story is that when EAL lost its L1011 the SO was in the lower galley at impact. There reason he ended up on a DAL aircraft was due to sections/parts of the EAL 1011 being used on that DAL airplane.
I never saw the ghost, but we had many. many unexplained incidents from Pilots, FAs and Mechanics. And some FAs refused to work the lower galley on that aircraft due to the ghost. On mechanic I know tells of a Second Officer handing him a wrench. When the mechanic realized he was the only one onboard at remote parking he looked up and saw no trace of his "helper".
We used to call the ghost "Ernest Borgnine'' due to vetern actor palying the part of the EAL SO in a TV movie.
FemaleFan From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 82 posts, RR: 13 Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2778 times:
I've been on the Lauda Air 767-300 which chrashed in the jungle near Bangkok only three months later. More than 200 people were killed. I think one of the thrust reversers was activated during the flight, but it wasn't the pilot's fault. I'm so glad to be alive, because I was seven at that time and my parents considered flying on that plane that very day, but we changed our plans and went on holiday three months earlier.
Skyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1065 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2770 times:
The PanAm(former NAL) 727 that went down in Kenner,La in 1982 from a windshear. She happened to be my namesake from the NAL days. The NAL plane that went into Pensacola Bay(pilot error). The most well known, Clipper Maid of the Seas, N739PA, Lockerbie.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2681 times:
China Airlines, A 300 B4, in January 1994, on the first leg of its SIN-HKG-TPE flight. Registration B-1816. It crashed 3 months later during short finals in Nagoya, killing 264 people from 271 aboard. I seem to recall from the news, the pilot was drunk!
Richcandy From France, joined Aug 2001, 696 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2633 times:
I am not 100% sure that I have flown on an aircraft that later crashed, but in 1998 we flew to Sydney with
Singapore airlines. Two of the sectors London-Singapore and Sydney - Singapore were on one of the
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3805 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2628 times:
In 1988 I flew aboard a United Airlines DC-10, N1819U, which crashed a year later in Sioux City, Iowa. The flight I was aboard was UA 106 from LAX-ORD, as the first leg of a return to Manchester, NH after a business trip.
The chilling thing is that the cause of the crash less than a year later was a fan disk problem in the #2 engine...a failure that was there even on the day I was aboard her.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
I flew twice on the Air Caledonie International Caravelle F-GEPC. This aircraft, registered as HX-4029 and under the control of drug smugglers, made a hard landing in a Mexican desert on November 4 1995. The aircraft may or may not have been salvageable, however, the Mexican military cut the wings off and buried the fuselage in sand.
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