flyf15
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How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crashed?

Wed May 26, 2004 12:10 pm

Hey guys,

Just found out another plane I've logged time has crashed. This brings the number of planes I've flown that have crashed to 3, out of 27 total. Curious as to if this is pretty typical or not for general aviation and if you all have had similar experiences or not.

Two were landing incidents and one was an engine failure/forced landing. Everyone survived in all of them thankfully.
 
ArmitageShanks
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Wed May 26, 2004 12:12 pm

I've flown 2 aircraft that crashed.
 
XFSUgimpLB41X
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Wed May 26, 2004 12:41 pm

I know of one of mine (C-152) that has crashed- some sort of landing accident. Guy came out OK....and another (king air 200) had the landing gear collapse on landing. That one was repaired, though.
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DeltaGuy
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Wed May 26, 2004 12:53 pm

A C-172 I flew once up at Bremerton, WA when I lived there. It belonged to the FBO there, "Pegasus Air"....bout 2 weeks after I was last in it, it went inverted somehow on approach there at night, right into a little pond about 1/4 mile from the runway...needless to say all 3 aboard died.

Kinda makes ya think.

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liamksa
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Wed May 26, 2004 3:40 pm

I flew a C-172 a bunch of times which was involved in a fatal night landing accident. 1 person RIP.
 
SlamClick
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Wed May 26, 2004 11:28 pm

Wow! Three out of 27 does sound like a large number.

Over the years I've flown hundreds, if not thousands of different aircraft and know of only a half-dozen or so that later were involved in a crash. This includes two airliners destroyed and a number of military that were subsequently lost in midair collisions. Your number sounds high. Maybe it is the training fleet effect.

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scottysair
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Thu May 27, 2004 7:58 am

I did not have any crashes with any these aircraft for me either and it is everything is good for me.

 
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Thu May 27, 2004 10:40 am

I was on a cessna that crashed in Australia i skydived out of it at 9,000 ft.The cessna then developed a fuel problem and crash landed in a field the pilot was ok.
your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight
 
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Thu May 27, 2004 1:14 pm

Two:

Delta L-1011 N726DA. Flew ORD-ATL on this TriStar in April 1983; on 2 Aug 1985 the same aircraft crashed on approach to DFW, apparent cause windshear.

Southwest 737-300 N668SW. Was on this aircraft on a PHX-SAT flight 9 Oct 1999; this is the aircraft that was later written off after overshooting the runway at BUR, coming to a stop in the drive of a gas station, narrowly missing an occupied automobile at the station.
 
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Fri May 28, 2004 6:53 am

In July of 1999 I was on Alaska 724 from SEA-PHX... operated by N963AS, which crashed into the Pacific in January of 2000 as Alaska 261.

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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Fri May 28, 2004 8:06 am

Of the 340 different airframes I flew on, there were 2 for sure write offs, I took a DC-3 pleasure flight in PH-DDA in 1994. In 1996 it crashed off the coast killing all 32. .
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Also I flew on Il-86 Moscow-Baku-Delhi-Bangkok in 1996 which bellylanded in Dubai 3 years ago.
Of my first 10 flights I didn't note the registrations. There is a very small chance one of my National 727s crashed with Pan Am in 1982, or one of my Continental 727s crashed later with SAHSA.
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access-air
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Sat May 29, 2004 12:21 am

Well the only two that I can think of right off the top of my head were:

Beech 99 N42AK, I flew on it as Air Kentucky in 1986 from Mount Vernon, Illinois to St. Louis. It crashed some years later in the Caribbean in 1992 with an airline called Nature Island Express.

B767-222, N612UA, I flew on it with United, 01 Dec 1990 from Orlando to O"Hare and as we all know it was the same aircraft that hit Tower number 2 on 9/11...

Those so far are the only ones that I know of for sure. Ill have to check thru my flight logs to see

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copter808
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Sat May 29, 2004 3:35 am

I can claim 3 if helicopters count...

1 Beech Bonanza
1 UH-1 Helicopter
1 AS-350 Helicopter

All were fatal and all were pilot error, although the UH-1 had a transmission problem with conflicting indications. The pilot elected to take off and the transmission failed shortly after takeoff. Not Cool!
 
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Sat May 29, 2004 8:10 am

The aircraft I first soloed in, and the aircraft I flew in my Private Pilot check have both crashed (Both
C-152's). Luckily, there were no fatalities.
One went nose first in the ground while landing, and the other one flew into a isolated snow storm during night time, chrased into a mountain, and was completely destroyed. Sad
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CXA330300
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Sun May 30, 2004 12:36 am

I once flew on N334AA- one of the 767s that was hijacked on 9/11.
AC/AA/UA/DL/B6/WN/US*/CO*/FI/BA/IB/AF/SK/LX/Sabena*/TK/LY/SA/MN/SW/AM/CE*/CX/CA/MU/JL/SQ/TG/MH/KA/5J
 
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Sun May 30, 2004 11:41 am

Forgot to mention that it was between JFK and CDG in Summer '00
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Wed Jun 02, 2004 1:38 am

4
all 747's
the SQ 744 which crashed in Taipei. The CI 742 which disintegrated over Taiwan Strait and the CI744 which skidded into Kai Tak harbor.
Pam Am 741 which blew up over Lockerbie.
and Possibly the A300 which crashed in Taipei or Nagoya.
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:13 am

I flew on a Bell 206B at the Waddington Airshow in 1996 - it crashed that afternoon on the way back to it's base killing the pilot that had flown us...
 
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RE: How Many Planes Have You Flown That Have Crash

Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:55 am

I flew on the American Airlines A300 (AA 587--reg. N14053--JFK-SDQ) in May 2001 that later crashed in Queens on Nov. 12, 2001, killing all aboard and several people on the ground.

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