So.. I've done some research into stats. It's a bit back of a fag packet but here we go:
As of July 2015 1320 777s (all types) have been delivered and the wide assumption is that the BA
aircraft at LAS
is a constructive total loss so that brings the total number of 777 hull losses to 6:
17/01/2008 - BA38 at LHR
29/07/2011 - MS667 at CAI
06/07/2013 - OZ214 at SFO
08/03/2014 - MH370 missing after departure from KUL
17/07/2014 - MH17 shot down over Ukraine
08/09/2015 - BA2276 at LAS
(had) a fleet of 55 aircraft, which accounts for approx 4% of all deliveries, with MS
having operated 11, 12 and 15 aircraft respectively (about 1% of the world fleet each) - So all 6 hull losses occured in airlines that account for 7% of the global 777 fleet.
As such the hull loss incidents are spread thusly in percentage terms:
This is just a very quick and general overview but it is intersting to note that BA
lost just under 4% of it's 777 fleet in hull losses (if the LAS
incident is to be included) whilst MH
lost 13% of its. The MH
incidents were crashes (one shot down and one missing over the ocean) whilst the BA
incidents both appear to be engine related.
I'm not suggesting BA
has issues with maitenance - in fact I suspect it is just fluke. The same goes for MH
, where the two incidents cannot have been related, making it one of the most tragic coincidences of our time.
Yet, airlines such as Emirates who operate 150+ of 777s have never suffered a hull loss.
Anyway, as I said the figures are purely estimates but give some sort of statistical idea.