How many aircraft did US AIR lose in 1991? I remember the 737/metro collison in February at LAX, wasn't there a F100 lost somewhere?
Here's a quick summary.
A USAir 734, on a scheduled flight from New York's La Guardia Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina, started its takeoff roll at La Guardia runway 31 with a fully deflected rudder (16° left). During the takeoff roll, the aircraft began to drift to the left, and the Captain took control from the First Officer, who was the pilot-flying at the commencement of the takeoff. At 130kts (V1 was 125kts), about half way down the 7000 foot runway, the Captain rejected the takeoff. The aircraft overran the wet runway and dropped onto a wooden approach light pier, which collapsed causing the aircraft to break into three pieces and drop into the 15ft deep East River. Two people were killed.
Thirty-four people died at LAX
when the USAir 733 collided with a SkyWest Metroliner. The USAir jet landed on the smaller craft, flattening it and dragging it in flames into the side of an abandoned fire station. The February '91 crash claimed all 12 people on the Skywest commuter and 22 of the 89 aboard the USAir 733.
Due to a delay at the gate, the aircraft (USAir, Fokker F28) collected a severe amount of ice on the wings and airframe. Subsequently after not being de-iced crashed into Flushing Bay on take-off. Twenty-seven of the 51 passengers were killed in this crash.
The aircraft (USAir, DC-9-32) crashed while attempting a missed approach from runway 18R at CLT
due to Microburst induced windshear. Thirty-seven of the fifty-seven passengers were killed in this accident.
All 132 passengers and crew were killed when their 733 crashed on approach to PIT
. The aircraft, on a flight from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, was approaching runway 28R at Pittsburgh when Air Traffic Control reported traffic in the area, which was confirmed in sight by the first officer. At that moment, the aircraft was levelling off at 6000ft and rolling out of a 15° left turn with flaps at 1°, the gear still retracted, an indicated airspeed of 190 knots, and autopilot and autothrottle systems engaged. The aircraft then suddenly entered the wake vortex of a Delta Airlines Boeing 727 which had preceded it by approximately 69 seconds. Over the next 3 seconds, the aircraft rolled left to approximately 18° of bank. The autopilot attempted to initiate a roll back to the right as the aircraft went in and out of a wake vortex core, resulting in two loud "thumps." The first officer then manually overrode the autopilot without disengaging it by putting in a large right-wheel command at a rate of 150°/sec. The airplane started rolling back to the right at an acceleration that peaked 36°/sec, but the aircraft never reached a wings level attitude. At 19.03:01 the aircraft's heading slewed suddenly and dramatically to the left (full left rudder deflection). Within a second of the yaw onset the roll attitude suddenly began to increase to the left, reaching 30°. The aircraft pitched down, continuing to roll through 55° left bank. At 19.03:07 the pitch attitude approached -20°, the left bank increased to 70° and the descent rate reached 3600 ft/min. At this point, the aircraft stalled. Left roll and yaw continued, and the aircraft rolled through inverted flight as the nose reached 90° down, approx. 3600 feet above the ground. The 737 continued to roll, but the nose began to rise. At 2000 feet above the ground the aircraft's attitude passed 40° nose low and 15° left bank. The left roll hesitated briefly, but continued and the nose again dropped. The plane descended fast and impacted the ground nose first at 261 knots in an 80° nose down, 60° left bank attitude and with significant sideslip.