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Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:18 am

Ever since there was that picture of that one A340 (I think EY?) that rammed in to something and got wrecked shortly before delivery (though it may have been fixed, I don't recall), I'm curious if there are hull-loss incidents involving quite new aircraft that come especially to mind.

Let's let "new aircraft" be subjective, say... One of the youngest in the involved airlines (or airline-destined) fleet, or under 2 years old.
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:27 am

A few that come to mind:

PK-LKS (Lion Air 737-800)- delivered February 21st, 2013, crashed April 13th at DPS
YU-ANA (Inex-Adria MD-81)- delivered August 11th, 1981, crashed December 1st near Ajaccio
YA-FAR (Ariana Afghan 727-100) delivered February 1968, crashed January 5th, 1969 near LGW

I think Braniff also lost a 707-227 on a pre-delivery test flight in 1959.

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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:28 am

This Lion Air accident comes to mind: the 737 was in service for less than 6 weeks!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_Air_Flight_904
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:35 am

AFAIK the EY A340, was not delivered, and was never fixed, the damage was too extensive.

So basically it was a new aircraft, destroyed.

Eastern L1011 that crashed in the everglades was very new almost 4 months old....

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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:39 am

The CI 744 which went in to the water off Kai Tak was delivered in June '93 and w/o in November of the same year, fortunately with no fatalities.

Also, in 1953 CP lost a DH Comet in Pakistan during its delivery flight to Canada ( going the long way around) . I don't believe the flight was a scheduled service, but apparently there were some pax on board ( presumably airline staff)

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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:40 am

The Air France A320 had crashed near Habsheim, during an air show, was lost only 2-3 days after delivery to the airline.

Also, Delta lost a Convair 880 in a training accident in May 1960, only a short time after the aircraft was delivered.

The Transasia ATR72 involved in the accident shortly after departure from Taipei was pretty new, too.
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:51 am

Here is the EY plane you are talking about:

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A DH.104, LV-YAZ, crashed on it's delivery flight:
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=27812

A Qantas de Havilland DH-86 crashed in Longreach on it's delivery flight:
http://www.planecrashinfo.com/w19341115.htm

Braniff 707 crashed on its acceptance flight:
http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19591019-0&lang=en

Canadian Pacific crash in Karachi. I believe this was delivery flight, but don't quote me:
http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530303-1

Airbus had an A330 crash on a proving flight:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_Industrie_Flight_129

Not a hull loss, but GOL 1907 crashed after clipping N600XL that was on its delivery flight:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol_Transportes_A%C3%A9reos_Flight_1907


I'm sure there are actually a lot more than what I have too.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:54 am

The aircraft that operated Gol flight 1907 was only in service for 17 days before meeting its tragic fate.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:00 am

I think one of the Wright Flyers was crashed on one of its flights.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:17 am

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 8):

Haha astute observation right there  
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:20 am

Wasn't the JAL DC-8 that landed in San Francisco Bay also fairly new at the time? I know it wasn't a write off.
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:59 am

In the mid 90s CO lost a 735 (Ship 643) in GDL that was less than a year old.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:03 am

The BMI 734 that crashed at Kegworth on the M1 embankment on finals to EMA was less than 4 months old.
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:08 am

Quoting n797mx (Reply 6):
Here is the EY plane you are talking about:

Bit off Topic, but the tail off that EY 346 TLS incident was actually used to repair the EK A345 that tailsdcrapped in SYD after entering the wrong weight for T/O.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:56 am

What about the SSJ that crashes in Indonesia and the one belly landing in KEF?? That's two of them even before delivering any.

Lao ATR was 6 month old when it crashes into MeKong river.
Transasia Atr 72-600 was 8-9 months old only.

Today TK crash in KTM is pretty new also. May 2014 delivery. TK-JOC.

[Edited 2015-03-04 01:30:20]

[Edited 2015-03-04 01:30:47]
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:17 am

TAA lost it's first Viscount within three weeks of it arriving in Australia. 100 hours on the clock.

http://aussieairliners.org/viscount/vh-tva/vhtva.html
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:27 am

Quoting migair54 (Reply 14):
What about the SSJ that crashes in Indonesia and the one belly landing in KEF?? That's two of them even before delivering any.

First delivery was April 2011. The Indonesia crash was May 2012, the belly landing was mid-2013.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:29 am

Quoting cougar15 (Reply 13):

I didn't know that the A340-600 shared so much in common with the 500.

BTW that incident occurred in MEL not in SYD. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emirates_Flight_407
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:39 am

The 747 UPS lost a few years back wasn't very old I believe.
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:42 am

N288AY?   

Does anyone know if they are writing off this plane or repairing it?
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:50 am

Does derailment count?

Train Derails And Sends 3 737 Fuselages Into River (by Laddie Jul 4 2014 in Civil Aviation)

Anyone know whether these went on to be assembled as planes?
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:09 pm

Quoting oly720man (Reply 20):
Anyone know whether these went on to be assembled as planes?

They were all scrapped at the site of the derailment.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:15 pm

Tupolev 144 at Le Bourget Airshow...

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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:31 pm

...under 2 years old and looong time ago:
Curtis AT-32C Condor, HB-LAP, April 11th 1934 - July 27th 1934
Junkers JU 86 B-0, HB-IXI, May 5th 1936 - August 12th 1936
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:41 pm

Perhaps yesterday's incident will end up writing off a plane of 10 months old?
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:07 pm

Douglas lost a DC7 destined for National Airlines during production flight test back around 1957. Was involved in a mid air with a F89 over the San Bernadino mountains in southern California. Boeing / Pan Am 747 at the Renton airport prior to delivery to Pan Am. It was repaired and returned to service.
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:18 pm

USAir flight 5050 in LGA was a relatively new 737-400 at 10 months old.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USAir_Flight_5050

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19890920-0
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:21 pm

Also Indian Airlines Flight 605. An Airbus A320 (VT-EPN), I remember my grandad telling me it was a new aircraft.

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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:42 pm

Quoting rta (Reply 19):
N288AY?

Does anyone know if they are writing off this plane or repairing it?

Last I heard, from a friend at US, they are in the process of repairing it.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:24 pm

Actually the Boeing Rail accident resulted in 6 fuselages being scrapped, but I understand they are not being counted as hull losses. Surely one of the stranger aviation events.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:27 pm

Air France burned up a brand new A340-200, F-GNIA, in a maintenance accident in 1994, plane was less than a year old... belonged to SABENA, leased to Air France.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:35 pm

Not mentioned so far was the American L188 Electra at La Guardia in 3 febr 1959 killing 65. It was the first delivered Electra N6101A and was just delivered two weeks before. The whole type was just in service for a few weeks. It was a pilot error descending too low and too soon, but with about 4 crashes in the next two year including the structural wing failures it was a bad start.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:39 pm

Quoting frmrcapcadet (Reply 29):
Surely one of the stranger aviation events.

Indeed, three planes crashing into a river.

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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:02 pm

A continental DC-7B was lost on a pre-delivery flight after a collision with a F-89.An Eastern DC-7B was also lost on a pre-delivery flight.United lost a DC-8 in a landing accident at Denver in 1961.that aircraft was about a month old.
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:10 pm

I believe West Coast Airlines lost one of its first DC 9-10's after less than a week of service back in the mid 60's. Crashed into the woods near Mt. Hood, outside of PDX. I'm pretty sure it was also the first crash involving a DC 9
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:10 pm

The TK DC10 that flew TK981 (cargo door came off over France killing all 346 people on board) was delivered in December 1972 (first flight in February 1972) and crashed in March 1974. Yesterday was the anniversary of the crash, actually. Barely more than 2 years old and in service for much less.

Edit to correct flight number and add info on airframe.

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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:32 pm

AC lost a DC-8-63 on July 5, 1970 at YYZ, with the loss of all those on board.
The aircraft was 66 days old with about 400 hours.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:24 pm

The Eastern DC-7B that was lost on a pre-delivery flight was N846D in March 1968.I have never been able to find details of the crash.The West Coast DC-9,N9101,was only two weeks old.
 
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Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:22 pm

Continental Express crash a fairly new ERJ-145 on a training flight back in 1998.
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:00 pm

Boeing 707-227, which was supposed to be Braniff's first, crashed during a test flight. 173 total hours.

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19591019-0&lang=en
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:40 pm

Swissair, from the Wikipedia article:

15 July 1956

A Convair CV-440 crashes during a delivery flight from San Diego, California to Zurich via New York, Gander and Shannon. On approach to Shannon, the pilots execute an abnormally steep turn, causing the aircraft to stall and drop to the ground. Four crew members lost.


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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:01 pm

Quoting frmrcapcadet (Reply 29):
Actually the Boeing Rail accident resulted in 6 fuselages being scrapped, but I understand they are not being counted as hull losses. Surely one of the stranger aviation events.

At that point in time, they were still plane parts ... not actual planes.

There was another thread recently where the line numbers lost have had new/replacement hulls delivered and have been slotted into production (or perhaps even already finished, considering how fast they build 737s these days) ...
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:06 pm

Quoting QF29 (Reply 17):
I didn't know that the A340-600 shared so much in common with the 500.

The A340-600 is a stretched A340-500 - they're both part of the same family (like the 777-300ER and 777-200LR).
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:26 pm

The Canadian Pacific Comet that crashed in Pakistan on it's delivery flight was going to be based in Sydney (hence the routing) — the early Comets didn't have the range for HNL-YVR so the Comets were going to be based in Sydney and fly up to HNL with a few stops (Fiji / Canton Is / etc) and pax would transfer at HNL to a Britannia. When the first Comet crashed in Karachi CPAir lost their nerve and the project was cancelled.

The UAL DC-8 that crashed into a populated area in Brooklyn after a mid-air with a TWA Connie in Dec 1960 must have been brand new. Anyone know?
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:47 pm

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 18):

N571UP was barely 3 years old when she went down in Dubai in 2010
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:00 pm

March 9, 1967. TWA DC-9-15 (not a -14 as the pic caption says) less than 2 months old, midair collision while approaching landing at Dayton OH. I was a student at Ohio State when this happened.

Here is a pic of that very aircraft leaving PIT. Less than an hour after this pic was taken the collision occurred, destroying this aircraft and killing all on board.


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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:58 am

The UA DC-8 that crashed in New York after the mid air with the TWA Connie was a year old.I mentioned that the Eastern DC-7B,N846D,crashed in March 1968.I meant March 1958.
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:06 am

Here is a site about the 1957 DC-7/F-89 mid-air near Los Angeles, including an actual audio recording of the DC-7 going in. It was a terrible day.

http://russellbuchanan.wordpress.com...hool-airplane-crash-of-1957-audio/
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:48 am

The E-190 involved in the TM470 crash was 1 year old.
 
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RE: Newest Aircraft Involved In Hull-loss Incidents?

Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:01 am

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 8):
I think one of the Wright Flyers was crashed on one of its flights.

And, going even further back, young Icarus, aboard Wax Wing 1, crashed on his first flight due to thermal issues. -ir
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