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Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 5:41 pm

My airport YHZ has had one major crash - MK Airlines 747-200F in October 2004. Anyone have similar major crashes ( Boeing 737 or bigger) at their hometown airport?

I don't know if this topic has been discussed before...

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 5:54 pm

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 5:55 pm

Belfast City

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 5:58 pm

"At" BSL (actually some 10 km away):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invicta_International_Airlines_Flight_435. Happened in 1973; left 108 people dead, almost all of them mothers from a village in the UK.

Location: http://maps.google.ch/maps?q=Herrenm...rrenmatt,+Hochwald,+Solothurn&z=14

A bit more distant:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_296. This Airbus 320 accident in 1988 definitively has some notoriety.


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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 6:08 pm

I am based at JFK, and the list is quite long for incidents and accidents both on the field and nearby. In fact, JFK has had its fair share of ill-fated flights originate at JFK bound for destinations throughout the world (such at TWA Flight 800, AA 587), and even one or two that were coming into JFK that didn't make it (like the Avianca flight).

It's pretty interesting if you go into the photo search engine on here, put on the filter for JFK and accidents/incidents....4 pages of pictures come up and that doesn't include that many of the incidents. I know that topic has come up before "originating airports with high accident rates" or something like that.
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 6:18 pm

PHX: None that I know of recently.

CVG: Tahoma Air CV-580 crashing at the world of sports golf course in 2004.
TWA Flight 159, BA707- Runway overrun caused by the pilot thinking he hit a stuck DL DC9-- in 1967.
TWA Flight 128, CV-880- Crashed on approach to RWY18.
Air Canada 797, DC9- fire started in lavatory, landed on 27, and fire spread to entire cabin, killing about half on board.
I know there's more, but those are the only ones off the top of my head.
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 6:22 pm

Last crash PDX saw was a UA DC-8 during the late 70's, it ran out of fuel on approach to PDX, it went down in a residential neighborhood, took out a few houses but no big fire or casualties. Interesting note, there was a prisoner being transported on this plane, they un-handcuffed him when they crashed, he helped people off the plane, then disappeared never to be seen again.
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 6:29 pm

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 6:31 pm

Jakarta... 2 airports.
CGK:
Lion Air: MD90 Landed in heavy winds, slewed off runway, write off.
Mandala: 727... landed and gear collapsed.

HLP:
Air Force: C130 crash after take off, 134 dead.
Just a few days ago, the Sukhoi Superjet crash.

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 6:34 pm

Sure, but isn't it unfair to compare ORD (down the road for me) to the (relatively) sleepy YHZ with only a tenth as many movements (and a twentieth the number of passengers)?
 
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 6:38 pm

SEA fortunately hasn't had a major incident since 1956 (NW flight 2).

However, my old home airport, LGA, has a much more chequered history.

There were two major USAair crashes there when I was a teenager, and many minor incidents, including one I witnessed first hand in 1996 from a window seat on a CO 737. The aftermath:


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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 6:45 pm

BMI 734 at East Midlands Airport, 1989.

Sadly a horrific loss of 47 lives and multiple serious injuries to others.

This Wiki link shows the aerial photo of just how close to the runway they got before the aircraft came down on the M1 motorway embankment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kegworth_air_disaster
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 6:48 pm

Considering GVA is one of the oldest airports in Europe still operating at the original site (opened in 1919), I can't think of any serious fatal accidents involving fatalities. The worst one that comes to mind was an Egyptair 707 that landed short of the runway in October 1982 and eventually came to rest with one wing separated.



There have been a few other minor incidents. A KLM Fokker 100 had the left main landing gear collapse while landing in 1989, and an IB MD-87 diverted to GVA in 1999 when the nose gear wouldn't extend.


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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 6:57 pm

My old airport of DFW had DL191 (Aug.2,1985) and DL1141 (Aug 31,1988). Just over 200 fatalies (total)
 
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 7:07 pm

BHX:

The first ever crash at Birmingham was in January 2002 when a Challenger crashed on take off, the pilots never requested de-icing despite freezing conditions the night before. A wing dipped on TO and it hit the runway causing it to flip over, no survivors.
I actually saw this happen from my bedroom that sort of overlooks the centre of the runway, ot nice at all.

In Feb 2006 a Mahan air A310 Somehow ended up being 162 feet above the ground 6NM from the threshold, They commenced a missed approach and landed safely on the 2nd attempt.

In June 2006 a TNT 737 Made an emergeny landing with failed landing gear shutting the airport for some time. It was scheduled to arrive at Stansted but diverted to EMA due to fog, the pilots performed a full auto approach which somehow disengaged and the plane deviated from is path resulting in the right main gear being torn off.
It then dirverted to BHX and performed an emergency landing with missing gear, see the video shot Blythe West Midlans Police helicopter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry48f...FPX4Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

In Nov 2010 a Citation crashed in thick fog on landing after crashing into what I remember was ILS equiptment. It was an ambulance flight delivering a liver. It shut the airport till the afternoon the next day. I was in the airport at the time and we was all watching the news roll in on the TV and people looking out the windows to try and see, but the fog was too thick. All of the flights were slowly cancelled including my Air France 146 flight to Paris.
 
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 7:22 pm

My home airport is TFN, so sadly there's too much to say about mayor accidents. On the other hand, they have been very commented.

But my father is a survivor of the not so well known first major crash that happened there, when an IB L-1049 Superconstellation crashed in a second landing try in very poor visibilty, with 33 dead and 15 survivors.

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 7:23 pm

On Christmas Eve 1965, a DC3 belonging to British United Airways crashed short of the runway at Jersey (Channel Islands) in fog, below the airline's minima; it was carrying 24 passengers and 3 crew; the aircraft was destroyed on impact and all but 1 (a stewardess) were killed.

As it happens, I went to the airport on my bike today and my route takes me right past the approach light structures near the 27 threshold, where the DC3 came down.

There was another crash, involving a Citation, in c.1980; both crewmembers were killed in that incident.
 
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 7:29 pm

At CDG I can think of AF4590, which crashed minutes after take off just outside the airport. Sadly, 113 persons lost their lives that day, and this crash was the key event leading to the end of civilian supersonic transport - until the next aircraft arrives of course.

I'm sure there are others though.
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 7:31 pm

SMF: None. The closest I find is that PSA Flight 182 originated in SMF, although it crashed near SAN.

Going to former home airports of mine...

RDU:
December 13, 1994, American Eagle Flight 3379.
February 19, 1988, American Eagle Flight 3378.

CLT:
January 8, 2003, Air Midwest Flight 5481.
July 2, 1994, US Airways Flight 1016.
September 11, 1974, Eastern Air Lines Flight 212.
 
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 8:07 pm

KUN

Luckily, nothing

VNO

In recent years (2007), Scandinavian Dash 8-402 with no casualties (opted for VNO instead of PLQ because of better safety equipment)

In 1973, Tu-124, CCCP-45061 departed from VNO and crashed near VKO, 51/51 fatalities because of 2 mechanical failures (the whole elite of Lithuanian pediatrists perished in this disaster)

In 1970, Tu-124, CCCP-45012 flew ROV-VNO and crashed inflight under unclear circumstances, 37/37 casualties.
 
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 8:10 pm

YYZ:

Air France 358, A340-300, 2005, 0 fatalities:

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Air Canada 189, DC-9-32, 1978 (I know someone who was on the inbound leg to YYZ and got off that plane... also right next to location AF358 ended up), 2 fatalities

Air Canada 612, DC-8-60, 1970, 109 fatalities.


Also related:

Air Canada 797 inbound DFW-YYZ when it burned at CVG, DC-9-32, 23 fatalities

Air India 181/182 post departure YYZ-YMX-(LHR), 747-200B, 1985, 329 fatalities
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 8:29 pm

My home airport, Madrid-Barajas, has seen several big accidents during it's long history.

The most recent one occured in August 20th, 2008, when a Spanair MD-82 (EC-HFP) crashed during takeoff, killing 154 passengers and crew.

Before that, the latest big accident had occured in December 7th, 1983. On that foggy and snowy morning, an Iberia B727-200 (EC-CFJ) and an Aviaco DC-9 (EC-CGS) collided on the ground when the Aviaco crew entered the active runway by mistake and with very low visibility while the Iberia 727 was rolling for takeoff. 93 people died (51 on Iberia and 42 on Aviaco).

And only 10 days before that (November 27th, 1983) , an Avianca B747-200 (HK-2910) had crashed in the nearby town of Mejorada Del Campo (7,5 mi/12km away from the airport) during approach, killing 181 people.

Another 747 (Imperial Iranian Air Force - IIAF. Reg. 5-8104) crashed in 1976 while approaching MAD in heavy weather and after being struck by lightning. All occupants (17 people) were killed.

Of course, we're not taking into account here all the minor incidents that have occured at this airport during all these years.

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 8:32 pm

BRU:

15FEB1961: Flight SN548 during approach, Boeing 707-329 en route from IDL to BRU, all died during the crash. The cause of the crash was left open however the FAA was determined that a problem with the stabilizer adjusting mechanism was the cause of the crash. OO-SJB, the plane that crashed was at that point only 2 years old. This crash happened in the vicinity of BRU and not on the airport itself.

29AUG1998: Flight SN542 inbound from JFK collapsed through its right side landing gear seconds after landing. No injuries nor fatalities. The cause of the plane was determined due fatigue of the landing gear due stressful operations. The plane was a A340-200 and was registered OO-SCW.

05MAY2006: No real crash but due a heavy fire in a maintenance hangar at BRU, 4 planes were destroyed. One Lockheed C-130 of the Belgian Air Force and 3 Airbus A320's (from Armavia, Hellas Jet and Armenian International Airways) were damaged beyond repair.

25MAY2008: A Kallita Air Boeing 747-200F overran the runway during an aborted take-off. The plane was registered N704CK. No serious injures, the plane broke in 3 pieces during the event. Since the plane carried a lot of diplomatic cargo (about half of the 76 ton load) it took a while to remove the cargo and the wreckage. Cause of the crash was the rejected take-off after passing V1 speed.


That's about it for BRU I guess... Which isn't to bad since the opening of BRU in 1940 (before that it was located somewhere else)

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 8:33 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):
PHX: None that I know of recently.

The big guys just leave it to the GA pilots to CFIT every other month, then sue the FAA because they crashed into a mountain trying to stay below the class bravo because it's "dangerous"  

Having that said, it's damn near impossible to crash in PHX. With a half dozen airfields (at least) capable of handling a 737 and six 10k+ runways -- not to mention several freeways that could double for a runway -- something seriously catastrophic would have to happen to crash. Oh yeah, and we're VFR 360 days a year.
 
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 8:41 pm

PIT and PHL are my home airports.

We all remember USAir flight 427. The only one I can think of with PHL was the UPS DC8 that caught fire a few years ago.

Tenerife airport? Gee, what major accidents have occurred there...? (blatant sarcasm, btw, as I'm sure that a certain incident involving a KLM 747 and the first ever jumbo in commercial service immediately comes to mind... talk about a sad day all around...)
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 8:50 pm

Quoting Cargolex (Reply 10):
SEA fortunately hasn't had a major incident since 1956 (NW flight 2).

IIRC QX had a DHC8 plow into a terminal several years ago. I think everyone survived!
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 9:05 pm

BCN: None that I know of. Except for the horrific Überlingen mid-air collision in 2002: the Russian plane full of schoolchildren was bound for BCN...

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 12):
and an IB MD-87 diverted to GVA in 1999 when the nose gear wouldn't extend.

I don't think it was a diversion: it was a SCQ-BCN-GVA flight.
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 9:16 pm

Quoting rwessel (Reply 9):
Sure, but isn't it unfair to compare ORD (down the road for me) to the (relatively) sleepy YHZ with only a tenth as many movements (and a twentieth the number of passengers)?
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AA191 - Flight 191 was a regularly scheduled passenger flight from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles International Airport. On May 25, 1979, the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 operating the flight crashed moments after takeoff from Chicago. All 258 passengers and 13 crew on board were killed, along with two people on the ground. Until the September 11 attacks, it was the deadliest air disaster in the history of the United States. It remains the deadliest aviation accident to occur on U.S. soil, as well as the second deadliest involving a DC-10, after Turkish Airlines Flight 981.1057 fatalities have occurred as a result of accidents en route to or from Chicago O'Hare.

On February 9, 1998, American Airlines Flight 1340 crashed upon landing in Chicago from Kansas City International Airport injuring 22 passengers.

On October 31, 1994, American Eagle Flight 4184 crashed over northwestern Indiana en route from Indianapolis to Chicago, killing all 68 people on board.

On September 8, 1994, USAir Flight 427 crashed on approach to Pittsburgh, PA, after departing O'Hare, killing all 132 people on board.

On July 19, 1989, United Airlines Flight 232, en route to Chicago from Denver, crash-landed in Sioux City, Iowa, killing 111 people on board. ***RIP Denny Fitch - Wake is tomorrow in St. Charles, IL***

On August 10, 1986, American Trans Air Flight 131 exploded on the tarmac at O'Hare, destroying the plane.

On March 19, 1982, a USAF KC-135 crashed upon approach to O'Hare 40 miles (64 km) northwest of the city (near Woodstock), killing 27 people on board.

On March 28, 1977, Douglas C-47A N57131 of Emery Worldwide was destroyed by fire following a taxiing accident. The aircraft was due to operate a cargo flight.

On December 20, 1972, North Central Airlines Flight 575 crashed upon takeoff, killing 10 passengers.

On December 27, 1968, North Central Airlines Flight 458 crashed into a hangar at O'Hare, killing 27 onboard and one on the ground.

On March 21, 1968 United Airlines Flight 9963 a Boeing 727 overran runway 09R on take off. None of the 3 crew on board were killed but injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

On August 16, 1965, United Airlines Flight 389 crashed 30 miles (48 km) east of O'Hare while on approach, killing all 30 onboard.

On September 17, 1961, Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 706 had a mechanical failure in control surfaces and crashed upon takeoff at Chicago O'Hare killing all 37 onboard.

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 9:35 pm

Quoting UALWN (Reply 26):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 12):
and an IB MD-87 diverted to GVA in 1999 when the nose gear wouldn't extend.

I don't think it was a diversion: it was a SCQ-BCN-GVA flight.

You're probably right. Must have been thinking of something else. Re that incident, I always wondered why they didn't request that flight to go to an airport with more than one runway to make its emergency landing. There are many not far away. I remember that day, a busy Saturday during the ski season and it obviously shut down the airport for several hours resulting in major delays and cancellations. Weekends during the ski season are normally by far the busiest days at GVA with dozens of charter flights. And the weather was good so there's no reason it couldn't have diverted somewhere else with more than one runway where it would have been less disruptive.
 
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 9:46 pm

Quoting atcsundevil (Reply 23):
The big guys just leave it to the GA pilots to CFIT every other month, then sue the FAA because they crashed into a mountain trying to stay below the class bravo because it's "dangerous"

Yeah exactly, those pilots usually are from Falcon Field anyway, like the last crash in the Superstitions.
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 10:02 pm

ATL - I do not think that there has every been a crash on the field except in the 1980's when an Eastern Air Lines 727 landing on 26R landed on top of a private plane. No one was killed on the EA flight but the private plane was not so lucky. There have been numerous flights either bound to ATL or departing from ATL that were lost in flight such as the Southern DC-9 SO242 from HSV that crashed in New Hope, GA, or the Midwest Express DC-9 that crashed on take-off from MKE bound for ATL or the ValuJet DC-9 that crashed into the Everglades after an onboard fire VJ592 MIA-ATL. I know there were others such as a Capital Vickers from LGA-ATL that crashed in Chase, MD and an Eastern prop with Captain Eddie Rickenbacker that crashed in Morrow, GA (he survived but was hurt badly), and a Piedmont 727 that collided with a private plane in Henderson, NC. There have been others as well. I think that a Delta DC-8 on a training flight did crash near the ATL airport in the 1960's killing the crew. I am not sure exactly where but would be interested to know where it came to rest. Cannot think of anything else but I am sure there are others and if I have mistaken something please correct me. Cheers!
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 10:03 pm

SHJ,

a tajek airways in 1996 and just two years ago a sudanese cargo airplane
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 10:13 pm

BDL...November 12, 1995: Very near disaster aboard AA flight 1572. Due to an improper altimeter setting, the MD-80 came in too low and began to clip trees short of the runway. The pilot managed to gain altitude but lost power on both engines. The aircraft then struck an ILS antenna and set down very hard on the runway. Only one injury but the plane was damaged to the tune of 9 million dollars. A few feet lower and the flight would have ended in a disasterous CFIT.

The MK Airlines 747-200 accident mentioned in the original post....that flight originated at BDL.

There was also an accident involving a 727 cargo plane quite a few years ago. While on its takeoff roll, and engine blew apart and the plane burned. The crew escaped and the 727 ended up being used as a fire and rescue training tool.
 
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 10:19 pm

MAN:

British Airtours 737 had an engine failure on take off in 1985. The fire in the engine quickly engulfed the fuselage and sadly 54 people lost their lives due to smoke inhalation. I believe this crash was one of the major factors in replacing all interiors with fire resistant materials.

A British European Airways Viscount crashed on approach in 1957, killing everyone on-board.

A British Midland Airways Argonaut crashed on approach in 1967 due to fuel starvation, killing 72 of 84 people.

There are more but i have to head out, but the above shows a quick run down of accidents over the years.

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 10:32 pm

FRA: thank God no major crash. During an air show the engine of a starfighter crashed onto the car of a priest. He and his entire family died.

In the 60ies a Noratlas crashed west of the airport during landing. Does anybody know more about this accident?

Since 2006: HAJ - no major crash. In the 90ies a cargo FH 227 crashed during landing. Does anybody know more about this crash?
 
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 10:37 pm

The Delta crash in ATL was in May 1960 and was a new CV880.The aircraft ended up near what would now be the north end of D concoures.aircraft was N8804E.
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 11:05 pm

Although this isn't a crash, anyone work at an Airport where a Hijacking originated or has taken place at?
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 11:19 pm

My hometown airport is Southeast Texas Regional/Jack Brooks Regional and the only crash I can think of was the first Embraer 145 crash in 98' during a training incident.

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 11:22 pm

Thankfully at my home airport and current place of employment MCO Orlando International - no major commercial aircraft crashes. However in the late 1970s, back when this was still an Air Force Base there was a B-52 crash that killed 7 crew members and 1 kid on the ground when the plane tried to return to base after a fire.

Also a B-47 flown by Colonel McCoy, who the AFB was later named after and why Orlando still has the MCO code crashed northwest of Downtown Orlando after taking off from then Pine Castle AFB which became McCoy then Orlando International


Now where I grew up:

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Northwest flight 255 in August 1987 - MD-80 crashed due to improper setting of flaps killing 153 onboard and 2 on the ground, a little 5 year old girl the only survivor

in 1990 two Northwest aircraft a DC-9 and a 727 had a runway collision when the DC-9 mistakenly turned on the runway thinking it was a taxiway in heavy fog. No one hurt on the 727, 9 killed on the DC-9

In 1997 - a Comair 3272 Emb-120 inbound to DTW crashed in a field 10 miles south on approach due to icing killing around 30

In March1987 - a Northwest Airlink flt 2268 CASA 212 crashed while landing at DTW due to pilot error killing 9 out of 19 people on board

Jan 11 1983 - United Cargo DC-8-54F N8053U crashed on take off into a field due to pilot error killing pilot and co pilot.
 
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 11:45 pm

Not much that I know of in DEN - being a relatively young airport helps. There was an incident with a United 737 about 18 months ago, it went off the runway and broke up but serious injuries I believe.
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 11:46 pm

Quoting globalflyer (Reply 30):

Yeah......as mentioned, DL Convair 880 in 1960......btw, it was a training flight.

Also, Valujet DC-9 caught fire, injuring a F/A


My airport TPA:

Air Florida 90 was headed here in 1982
1986: small plane piloted by an Eastern pilot trying to get to his flight, in fog accidently landed on the taxiway and collided with Pan Am 727-235 N4743 Clipper Good Hope............he died.




Interestingly, as small as PNS is, they've had 3 that I know of in the last 35 years from National, Eastern & Delta
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 11:50 pm

Sheffield City Airport(now closed). SZD/EGSY.

In the short life of my local airport there was only one accident.04/02/01 Shorts 360 EI-BPD slid off the runway on landing.
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 11:50 pm

My current home airport is SFO...the first incidents that readily come to mind are:

A Flying Tiger Line Constellation went into Sweeney Ridge just west of the airport shortly after takeoff in 1964, killing all three occupants.

A JL DC-8 landed in the water about 3 miles short of the 28's in 1968; no serious injuries and the plane was salvaged and went back into service.

A PA 747-121 (Clipper 845) tried to take off on 01R in 1971, in spite of being too heavy to take off with that short of a runway, and ended up taking out the ALS on the north end of the runway...turned around and landed safely although 10 people were seriously injured by poles piercing the fuselage, and everyone discovered for the first time that a 747 with damaged body gear will end up resting on its tail. I have a picture of this bird sitting on her tail after the incident in my copy of "Emergency!: Crisis in the Cockpit", but can't find the pic online.

These incidents didn't happen at the airport, but AS 261 and UA 93 were both en-route to SFO...actually, one of my former colleagues was supposed to pick up a client who was coming in on UA 93.

My former home airport was SJC...to my knowledge, there haven't been any incidents/accidents at the airport itself, but FedEx 705, a DC-10 that suffered an attempted hijacking, was en-route MEM-SJC.
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sat May 12, 2012 11:50 pm

'My' airport is EWR as part of my screen name refers to. There appears to be 5 major crashes on or near EWR. I do not incude the 9/11 flights from EWR or the Coglan Air crash from EWR that crashed near BUF. From Wikipedia:

On 16 Dec 1951 a passenger C-46 lost a cylinder on takeoff from runway 28 and crashed in Elizabeth, killing 56.

On 22 Jan 1952 an American Airlines Convair on approach to runway 6 crashed in Elizabeth, killing 30.

On 11 Feb 1952 a National DC-6 crashed in Elizabeth after takeoff from runway 24, killing 33.[29]

April 18, 1979: New York Airways Commuter helicopter on a routine flight to Laguardia and JFK Airports plunged 150 feet (46 m) into the area between Runways 4L/22R and 4R/22L killing 3 passengers and injuring 15. It was later determined the crash was due to a failure in the helicopter's tail rotor.[1]

July 31, 1997: FedEx Flight 14, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, crashed during landing from Anchorage International Airport. The No. 3 engine contacted the runway during a rough landing which caused the aircraft to flip upside down, after which it was destroyed by fire. The two crewmembers and three passengers escaped uninjured.[30]

Considering that EWR is one of the oldest commercial scheduled airline airports in the USA (1928), the record is quite good. The series of crashes in 1951-1952 caused the suspension of commercial airserice for a number of months and service was reinstated as ATC and other improvements were made at the airport and with airliners. The suspension also helped JFK (then Idlewild) and LGA as the picked up business.
 
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sun May 13, 2012 12:19 am

YHZ - .... Swiss 111

Cashed into Peggys Cove.... not far from YHZ....
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sun May 13, 2012 1:03 am

as for CMH -- no major crash but there are a couple of flights that departed CMH and crashed somewhere.
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sun May 13, 2012 1:11 am

Not as big as a B737, but at GEG back in 1992 a SAL Air DC-3 crashed after takeoff. The #2 engine failed and according to the FAA report, the pilot tried to turn the aircraft around too fast and stalled. The FAA said had the pilot not paniced, he could have brought the DC-3 back around and in for a safe landing using a longer base. Not sure how good of condition the SAL Air DC-3 was in, but I know when Desert Air Cargo was running cargo to BFI for UPS their DC-3 threw jugs all the time. It was an ex Reeve Alleution DC-3 and was still painted red, white and blue.

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sun May 13, 2012 1:18 am

September 25, 1978. PSA flight 182 (Boeing 727) involved in a midair collision with a cessna 172,
just three miles from SAN.
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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sun May 13, 2012 1:37 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 40):
My airport TPA:

Air Florida 90 was headed here in 1982
1986: small plane piloted by an Eastern pilot trying to get to his flight, in fog accidently landed on the taxiway and collided with Pan Am 727-235 N4743 Clipper Good Hope............he died.

National Flight 967, a DC-7B crashed TPA-MSY in the Gulf of Mexico in 1959. Sabotage was strongly suspected but never proven. And a National DC-6 also crashed into the Gulf on the TPA-MSY route in 1953 - it broke up in flight flying through severe weather.

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RE: Major Crashes At Your Airport?

Sun May 13, 2012 1:53 am

Cartagena, Colombia (CTG/SKCG)

JAN 15 1966: A C-54B operated by Avianca took off, climbed to 70 feet and then started to descent and struck the sea (Cartagena's only runway has both ends over the water), From the 60 occupants, just 4 died. On a side note, one flight attendant who survivied the crash, died two years later in a car accident. Fate has a very twisted sense of humor.

JAN 10 1995: A DC-9-14 operated by Intercontinental de Aviación crashed on Maria la Baja (a town located a few kilometers away in the final approach path to CTG), due to a failure in the altimeter caused by a bad maintenance carried out on the electrical system. From the 52 souls on board, a 9 years old little girl was the only survivor, wich was saved by the foliage over the water at the crash site. The funny side of the story: The black boxes were stolen by the inhabitants from Maria la Baja (people with low levels of education by the time) and were found few days later decorating the living room in a house
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