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Year Date Vics Surv. Comments Research ACI Wiki
Tenerife airport disaster 1977 03/27 583 61 bombing same day at Tenerife airport.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 1]
[ACI 2]
[ACI 3]
[WP 1]
Japan Airlines Flight 123 1985 08/12 520 4 Second-deadliest after Tenerife [ACI 4] [WP 2]
Ermenonville air disaster 1974 03/03 346 0 Team DCP crash. Among the passengers on board were 17 English rugby players who had attended a France–England match the previous day
6 British fashion models and 48 Japanese bank management trainees on their way to England.
[ab 2] [ACI 5]
[ACI 1]
[WP 3]
Überlingen mid-air disaster 2002 07/01 71 0 mid-air collision
45 Russian school children, 11 year old boy. 3 calls to traffic control tower fail (no contact).
Father of dead child and wife kills air traffic controller Pieter Nielsen (36).
Perpetrator sentenced to 8 years, after appeal released.
[ACI 6]
[ACI 2]
[WP 4]
Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision 1996 11/12 349 0 mid-air collision of flights Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 763 & Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907.
Captain Timothy J. Place, a pilot for the United States Air Force, was the sole eyewitness to the event.
[ACI 1] [WP 5]
Cerritos mid-air collision 1986 08/31 82 0 mid-air collision [ACI 2]
[ACI 7]
[WP 6]
Zagreb mid-air collision 1976 09/10 176 0 mid-air collision of British Airways Flight 476 and Adria Flight 550, charter
Same day as TWA Flight 355
[ACI 2] [WP 7]
Hughes Airwest Flight 706 1971 06/06 50 1 mid-air collision at 18:11, WWII pilot, just pilot of F4 Phantom survives. [ACI 8] [WP 8]
Grand Canyon mid-air collision 1956 06/30 128 0 mid-air collision [ab 3] [ACI 9]
[ACI 10]
[ACI 11]
[WP 9]
Air France Flight 447 2009 06/01 228 0 Stalling near equator
"The pilot's actual voice", "actor's voices" at 26:30, 2nd ACI
Zal rule: Fatal Flight 447 (2012)
[ACI 1]
[ACI 12]
[WP 10]
9/11 2001 09/11 130 0 4 planes crashed; American Airlines Flight 11 (92), United Airlines Flight 175 (65), American Airlines Flight 77 (64), United Airlines Flight 93 (44).
War for terror, Zal rule: many
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 1] [WP 11]
[WP 12]
[WP 13]
[WP 14]
[WP 15]
Pacific SW Flight 1771 1987 12/07 43 0 shooting/mass murder-suicide plane crash by Jamaican man.
"gun found by FBI agent in a tree" !!
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 13] [WP 16]
Lockerbie Bombing 1988 12/21 270 0 Bombing above Lockerbie, Scotland UK.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[1][ab 1] [ACI 13]
[ACI 14]
[WP 17]
Fedex Flight 705 1994 04/07 0 all (4) hijacking cargo plane
"Navy trained hijacker, kept diary, Vietnam veteran pilot"
"hijacker smuggled speargun in guitar case"!!
"landed safely, none of crew flew again"
[ACI 13] [WP 18]
Miracle of the Andes 1972 10/13 29 16 Team DCP, rugby, cannibalism, charter
Wallace rule: Link
Zal rule: Alive (1993)
[2] [ACI 1]
[ACI 15]
[WP 19]
Manchester United Munich plane crash 1958 02/06 23 15 Team DCP, soccer, charter [ab 4]
[ab 5]
[ACI 16]
[ACI 15]
[WP 20]
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash 2011 09/07 44 1 team DCP, lone survivor (crew), 37 ice hockey players (9 ex-NHL) died
"pilots falsified their documents"??
[ACI 15] [WP 21]
Hendrick Motorsports crash 2004 10/24 10 0 team DCP, NASCAR [ACI 15] [WP 22]
Zambia soccer plane crash 1993 04/27 30 0 team DCP, 18 soccer players died
"pilot accidentally shuts working engine down"??
"plane borrowed from Air Force!"
[ACI 15] [WP 23]
Alianza Lima plane crash 1987 12/08 43 1 team DCP, lone survivor (pilot), 29 soccer players died
"rescue boats out of fuel"??
[ACI 15] [WP 24]
Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 1976 10/06 73 0 team DCP, bombing, fencing [ACI 15] [WP 25]
Marshall University plane crash 1970 11/14 75 0 team DCP, football, 37 players died, charter
Zal rule: We Are Marshall (2006)
"originally planning to drive, not fly" !!
[ACI 15] [WP 26]
Wichita State Uni crash 1970 10/02 31 9 team DCP, football [ACI 15] [WP 27]
Air Florida Flight 90 1982 01/13 78 5 improper de-icing, pilot error
Programming for Hudson Hoax (2009) and TransAsia Flight 235 (2015)
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1]
[ab 6]
[ab 7]
[ACI 17] [WP 28]
Hudson Hoax 2009 01/15 0 all (155) miracle [CF 1] [ACI 18] [WP 29]
MH370 2014 03/07 239 0 mystery, presented as possible pilot suicide (psuicide).
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1]
[ab 8]
[CF 2]
[CF 3]
[ACI 12] [WP 30]
MH17 2014 07/17 298 0 shooting
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [WP 31]
TWA Flight 800 1996 07/17 230 0 Plane from New York to Paris explodes in the sky and crashes outside New York. The crash of TWA Flight 800, and that of ValuJet Flight 592 earlier in 1996, prompted Congress to pass the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 as part of the federal aviation appropriations bill. Louis Freeh was Director of the FBI from 1993 - 2001 and assisted in the crash investigation.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1]
[ab 8]
[CF 3]
[ACI 19] [WP 32]
American Airlines Flight 587 2001 11/12 265 0 2 months after 9/11 plane from JFK airport to Santo Domingo crashes into houses in Queens, New York City.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1]
[CF 4]
[ACI 20] [WP 33]
Kegworth air disaster 1989 01/08 47 79 British Midland Flight 92, 3 weeks after Lockerbie Bombing, 71 passengers and all 8 crew survive.
The flight was crewed by 43-year-old Captain Kevin Hunt and 39-year-old First Officer David McClelland. Captain Hunt was a veteran British Midland pilot who had been with the airline since 1966 and had approximately 13,200 hours of flying experience.
First Officer McClelland joined British Midland in 1988 and had accrued roughly 3,300 total flight hours.
[ACI 21]
[ACI 22]
[WP 34]
Empire State Building plane crash 1945 07/28 14 0 Plane flies into Empire State Building, 11 in building and 3 crew died.
Prescriptive programming for 9/11.
[ACI 23] [WP 35]
Korean Air Lines Flight 007 1983 09/01 269 0 James Bond numerology 007
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 24] [WP 36]
Air France Flight 007 1962 06/03 130 2 James Bond numerology 007 [ACI 25] [WP 37]
Colgan Air Flight 3407 2009 02/12 50 0 Captain Marvin Renslow, 47, of Lutz, Florida, was the pilot in command
Captain Renslow was hired in September 2005 and had accumulated 3,379 [just??] flight hours, 111 hours as captain on the Q400.
Rebecca Lynne Shaw, 24 [???], of Maple Valley, Washington, served as the first officer.
First officer Shaw was hired in January 2008, and had 2,244 hours, 774 of them in turbine aircraft including the Q400. Psyop chain for Beverly Eckert, of the 9/11 families commission.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1]
[CF 5]
[ACI 26] [WP 38]
SilkAir Flight 185 1997 12/19 97 0 pilot suicide
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 27] [WP 39]
China Airlines Flight 611 2002 05/25 225 0 target culprit: nicotine [ACI 1] [WP 40]
US Airways Flight 427 1994 09/08 132 0 "no aircraft left after vertical impact" in Pennsylvania. [ACI 28]
[ACI 29]
[WP 41]
Indian Airlines Flight 814 1999 12/24 1 190 hijacking, just hijacker was killed. [ACI 30] [WP 42]
Copa Flight 201 1992 06/07 47 0 65 minute flight with 47 people (40 passengers, 7 crew)
From Panama to Cali, Colombia, crash in Darien Gap, YEAR investigation
Clothes have been blown off at crash 29 min after take-off
[ACI 31] [WP 43]
New Zealand Airlines Flight 901 1979 11/28 257 0 charter: sightseeing flight Antarctica
In Justice Mahon's report, he accused Air New Zealand of presenting "an orchestrated litany of lies" and this led to changes in senior management at the airline.
[ACI 32] [WP 44]
American Airlines Flight 965 1995 12/20 159 4 Flight 965 crashes near Cali airport, Colombia
Guerillas destroyed Cali airport radar station, not replaced, 4 survivors
[ACI 32]
[ACI 33]
[WP 45]
United Airlines Flight 811 1989 02/24 9 346 Flight 811 was Cronin's penultimate scheduled flight before his mandatory retirement. [ACI 34]
[ACI 35]
[ACI 36]
[WP 46]
Swissair Flight 111 1998 09/02 229 0 Swissair Flight 111 was known as the "UN shuttle" because of its popularity with United Nations officials; the flight also carried business executives, scientists, and researchers.
Aircraft experienced a 14-minute radio blackout, which was later determined to be due to communication radios tuning errors.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[CF 6]
[ab 1]
[ACI 37] [WP 47]
American Airlines Flight 191 1979 05/25 273 0 "the crash of American Airlines 191 was not just another story", his own son says he had relatives about his father (then those are your relatives too) (ACI 1)
Flight 191, "in 1978 airlines deregulated", "pilot as a favor exchanged with a colleague, losing his holiday time with his son, no time to let him know (!)", "first time flying", more than a 1000 hours flying DC-10s [is nothing]. Witness Ray DeVito. (ACI 2)
Wallace rule: In Search Of... (1980)
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 38]
[ACI 39]
[WP 48]
Arrow Air Flight 1285 1992 12/12 256 0 improper de-icing. On the day of the crash, responsibility was claimed by Islamic Jihad, a wing of Hezbollah.
The claim was dismissed by the Canadian and U.S. governments soon afterward.
[ACI 40] [WP 49]
Avianca Flight 52 1990 01/25 73 85 Crash only accessible to vehicles via a single residential street.
Roads leading to the site soon became choked with traffic. Emergency vehicle drivers abandoned their vehicles counter to established policy.
This prevented other vehicles from being able to access the crash area. The road was so impassible, many rescue workers left their vehicles miles away and made it to the scene on foot. Fog also grounded rescue helicopters for two hours. As a result, many critically injured survivors were not evacuated until 23:30.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 41] [WP 50]
C53 Alps disaster 1946 11/19 0 all (12) On board were eight passengers (among them two high-ranking officers of the U.S. armed forces, four women and one 11-year-old girl) and four crew. [ACI 42] [WP 51]
United Airlines Flight 585 1991 03/03 25 0 Plane from Denver to Colorado Springs, Colorado with just 20 passengers on board [?], experienced a rudder hardover while on final approach causing the plane to roll over and enter an uncontrolled dive, all 25 on board died. The NTSB was initially unable to resolve the cause of the crash, but after similar accidents and incidents involving Boeing 737 aircraft, the crash was determined to be caused by a defect in the design of the 737's rudder power control unit (PCU). The captain had over 9,900 hours as a United Airlines pilot. [ACI 43]
[ACI 29]
[WP 52]
United Airlines Flight 232 1989 07/19 285 111 Fire trucks had been placed on Runway 22, anticipating a landing on nearby Runway 31, so all the vehicles were quickly moved out of the way before the plane touched down. Runway 22 had been permanently closed a year earlier in 1988.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 4] [WP 53]
United Airlines Flight 173 1978 12/28 10 179 Flight 173. Diehl was familiar with the research being conducted at NASA's Ames Research Center and believed these training concepts could reduce the likelihood of human error.
Held responsible for the accident, Captain McBroom lost his pilot's license and retired shortly afterwards.
He spent his remaining years battling numerous health issues related to injuries sustained in the crash as well as lung and prostate cancer.
He died on October 9, 2004 at age 77.
[ACI 44] [WP 54]
Air Asia Flight 8501 2014 12/28 162 0 41 people who were on board the AirAsia flight were members of a single church congregation in Surabaya.
The official search for bodies ended on 17 March, after 106 bodies had been recovered. 56 bodies remained unaccounted for.
115 remains (including body parts) were recovered. 111 of them are believed to be from 99 passengers.
[ACI 12] [WP 55]
ValuJet Flight 592 1996 05/11 110 0 Crashed into the Everglades about 11 minutes after taking off from Miami as a result of a fire in the cargo compartment caused by improperly stored cargo. All 110 people on board perished.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 45] [WP 56]
American Airlines Flight 1420 1999 06/01 11 134 11 of 145 people died. The aircraft did not have an attenuation alert to warn the flight crew of system impairment during heavy rainfall.
The radar weather system had a forward-looking design which offered the flight crew only a limited field of view in front of the aircraft.
[ACI 46] [WP 57]
Aeroperú Flight 603 1996 10/02 70 0 80 passengers were on the first leg of the flight on a similar Boeing 757. 119 had disembarked.
After the crash, recovery crews found 9 bodies floating; the rest of the bodies had sunk with the aircraft.
[ACI 47] [WP 58]
Alaska Airlines Flight 261 2000 01/31 88 0 Due to the severity of the impact and the destruction of the passenger cabin, very few bodies were found intact. All occupants were identified using fingerprints, dental records, tattoos, personal items, and anthropological examination.
The crash has appeared in various advance fee fraud ("419") email scams.
In these scams, a scammer uses the name of someone who died in the crash to lure unsuspecting victims into sending money to the scammer by claiming the crash victim left huge amounts of unclaimed money in a foreign bank account.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1]
[CF 6]
[ACI 48] [WP 59]
Air Transat Flight 236 2001 08/24 0 all (306) Flight 236. In 19 minutes, Piché and De Jager flew their plane without engine power some 120 km (75 miles), further than any passenger jet in history. [ACI 49] [WP 60]
British Airways Flight 5390 1990 06/10 0 all (87) An improperly installed panel of the windscreen failed, at 17,400 feet (5,300 m), blowing the plane's captain, Tim Lancaster, halfway out of the aircraft. With Lancaster's body firmly pressed against the window frame for over twenty minutes, the first officer managed to perform an emergency landing at Southampton Airport with no loss of life. [ACI 50]
[ACI 36]
[WP 61]
Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 1995 08/21 9 20 9 of the 29 passengers and crew on board were killed as a result of the accident. [ACI 51] [WP 62]
Air France Flight 8969 1994 12/24
12/25
12/26
7 229 hijacking by Algerian terrorists in Algiers, Algeria. Landed at Marseille, France. At one point, the hijackers dropped the demand for the release of the party leaders.
Two hours after the hijacking began, the hijackers asked the captain to depart for Paris so the hijackers could hold a press conference there.
The captain could not take off as the aircraft boarding stairs were still attached to the A300 and the Algerian authorities blocked the runway with parked vehicles.
When the captain, forced by the hijackers, asked for the removal of the boarding stairs, the Algerian authorities, determined not to give in to any of the hijacker demands, refused.
The hijackers announced that they would detonate the aircraft unless the Algerian authorities gave in to the demands.
[ACI 52] [WP 63]
Aloha Airlines Flight 243 1988 04/28 1 94 "This is a true story" (ACI video). [ACI 53]
[ACI 36]
[WP 64]
Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown 2003 11/22 0 all (3) 38-year-old Captain Éric Gennotte, 29-year-old First Officer Steeve Michielsen, and a Scottish man, 54-year-old flight engineer Mario Rofail. The captain was quite an experienced pilot with 3,300 total flight hours.
Sara Daniel, a French weekly newsmagazine journalist claimed receipt, from an unknown source, of a video that showed insurgents, faces concealed, firing a missile at the DHL A300.
[ACI 54] [WP 65]
Philippine Airlines Flight 434 1994 12/11 1 292 Bombing of Flight 434. Authorities later discovered that Ramzi Yousef, a passenger on the aircraft's prior flight leg, had placed the explosive.
Yousef boarded the flight under the fake Italian name "Armaldo Forlani", an incorrect spelling of the name of the Italian legislator Arnaldo Forlani. Yousef was later convicted of the 1993 WTC bombing.
[ACI 55]
[ACI 56]
[WP 66]
Iran Air Flight 655 1988 07/03 290 0 The aircraft, an Airbus A300B2-203, was destroyed by SM-2MR surface-to-air missiles fired from Vincennes, killing everyone on board.
Even though the United States did not admit legal liability or formally apologize to Iran, they still agreed to pay US$61.8 million on an ex gratia basis, amounting to $213,103.45 per passenger, in compensation to the families of the Iranian victims.
[ACI 57] [WP 67]
Bristow Flight 56C 1995 01/19 0 all (18) Commander of the flight was Cedric Roberts (44).
The lightning strike was an isolated one in the storm, and may have been induced by the helicopter flying through the cloud.
[ACI 58] [WP 68]
EgyptAir Flight 990 1999 10/31 217 0 Alleged pilot suicide, 100 km off the coast of Nantucket.
Included in the passenger manifest were 33 Egyptian military officers """returning""" from a training exercise.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 59] [WP 69]
Aeroflot Flight 593 1994 03/23 75 0 No evidence of a technical malfunction was found on Flight 593. CVR and FDR revealed the presence of the pilot's 12-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son on the flight deck.
The son had unknowingly disengaged the A310's autopilot control over the aircraft's ailerons while seated at the controls.
The pilots, who had previously flown Russian-designed planes which had audible warning signals, apparently failed to notice it.
The aircraft crashed with its landing gear up, and all passengers had been prepared for an emergency, as they were strapped into their seats. No distress calls were made prior to the crash.
[ACI 60] [WP 70]
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 1996 11/23 125 50 hijacking of plane. The hijackers said that there were 11 of them when in fact there were only 3.
Authorities later determined that the purported bomb was actually a covered bottle of liquor. The hijackers demanded the plane be flown to Australia.
Leul tried to explain they had only taken on the fuel needed for the scheduled flight and thus could not even make a quarter of the journey, but the hijackers did not believe him.
[ACI 61] [WP 71]
Eastern Airlines Flight 212 1974 09/11 72 10 Flight crashed on 9/11, 74 at 7:34 AM. Father and 2 brothers of Stephen Colbert were killed, as were more MSM reporters. Post-programming in Oprah Winfrey.
the aircraft crashed more than 3 miles (5 km) short of runway 36. One of the initial survivors died of injuries 29 days after the accident.
Pilot error: While investigating this accident, and reviewing the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), the NTSB found that the flight crew engaged in unnecessary and "nonpertinent" conversation during the approach phase of the flight, discussing subjects "ranging from politics to used cars."
[3] [MSM 1]
[MSM 2]
[WP 72]
Air France Flight 358 2005 08/02 0 all (309) Plane from Paris to Toronto, Canada while landing at 4:02 p.m. EDT, it crashed into nearby Etobicoke Creek, approximately 300 m (980 ft) beyond the end of the runway. All passengers and crew survived, with 12 people sustaining serious injuries. The accident highlighted the role played by highly trained flight attendants during an emergency. Crash is dubbed "Miracle in Toronto", the "Toronto Miracle", the "Miracle" Escape, and the Miracle of Runway 24L". [ACI 62] [WP 73]
British Airways Flight 9 1982 06/24 0 263 The aircraft flew into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung (approximately 110 miles (180 km) south-east of Jakarta, Indonesia), resulting in the failure of all four engines. The reason for the failure was not immediately apparent to the crew or air traffic control. The aircraft was diverted to Jakarta in the hope that enough engines could be restarted to allow it to land there. The aircraft glided out of the ash cloud, and all engines were restarted (although one failed again soon after), allowing the aircraft to land safely at Jakarta, Indonesia. [ACI 63] [WP 74]
Air Canada Flight 797 1983 06/02 23 23 In-flight fire behind the lavatory that spread, filling the plane with toxic smoke. The spreading fire also burned through crucial electrical cables that knocked out most of the instrumentation in the cockpit, forcing the plane to divert to Cincinnati Airport. 90 seconds after the plane landed and the doors were opened, the heat of the fire and fresh oxygen from the open exit doors created flashover conditions, and the plane's interior immediately became engulfed in flames, killing 23 passengers who had yet to evacuate the aircraft, another 23 -55- escaped. [ACI 64] [WP 75]
Korean Air Flight 801 1997 08/06 228 26 Flight 801 from Seoul to Guam, Pacific. There was heavy rain at Guam so visibility was significantly reduced and the crew attempted an instrument landing. The glideslope ILS in runway 6L was out of service; the captain believed it was in service. Despite protests from the flight engineer that the detected signal was not the glide-slope indicator, the captain pressed on 12 seconds before impact, the Ground Proximity Warning system activated and warned the crew about their actual altitude. The first officer declared a missed approach, and the captain declared a go-around, but it was too late. At 1:42 am, the aircraft's main gear struck a pipeline, and crashed into Nimitz Hill, breaking apart the fuselage, and causing the now-exposed jet fuel to ignite. The crash site was about 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) -33- short of the runway, at an altitude of 660 feet (200 m).
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 65] [WP 76]
Eastwind Airlines Flight 517 1996 06/09 0 all (53) Flight from New Jersey to Virginia temporarily lost control due to a rudder malfunction. The crew were able to regain control and landed the aircraft successfully. One person aboard was injured. Flight 517 was instrumental in resolving the cause of Boeing 737 rudder issues that had previously caused two fatal crashes. Flight 517 was the first flight to experience such rudder issues and land safely, allowing investigators to interview the pilots about their experience and to study the aircraft. Flight operated by captain Brian Bishop and first officer Spencer Griffin (Family Guy preprogramming). [ACI 29] [WP 77]
China Airlines Flight 006 1985 02/19 0 all (274) Flight from Taipei to LAX was involved in an aircraft upset accident, following the failure of an engine, while cruising at 41,000 ft. (12,500 m). The plane rolled over and plunged 30,000 ft (9,100 m), experiencing high speeds and g-forces (approaching 5g) before the captain was able to recover from the dive, and then to divert to San Francisco International Airport, California. After repairs were made to the plane, it returned to service on April 25, 1985. It continued in service for nearly 12 years. [ACI 66] [WP 78]
Croatia USAF CT-43 crash 1996 04/03 35 0 USAF Boeing based at Ramstein Airforce base in Germany from Zagreb to Dubrovnik, Croatia, carrying United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown and 34 other people, including The New York Times Frankfurt bureau chief Nathaniel C. Nash. While attempting an instrument approach to Dubrovnik Airport, the airplane crashed into a mountainside. Air Force Technical Sergeant Shelly Kelly survived the initial impact, but died en route to the hospital. Unlike civilian 737s, the military CT-43A version was not equipped with a flight data recorder nor a cockpit voice recorder.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 67]
[ACI 68]
[ACI 69]
[WP 79]
Flash Airlines Flight 604 2004 01/03 148 0 Charter flight operated by Egyptian charter company Flash Airlines crashed into the Red Sea shortly after takeoff from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, Egypt, killing all 135 passengers, most of them French tourists, and all 13 crew members. The findings of the crash investigation are controversial, with accident investigators from the different countries involved not agreeing on the cause of the accident. Flight 604's death toll was the highest of any aviation accident in Egypt until the crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 nearly twelve years later. It remains the deadliest accident involving a 737-300, and the deadliest involving a Classic 737. [ACI 70] [WP 80]
Helios Airways Flight 522 2005 08/14 121 0 Flight from Larnaca, Cyprus, to Athens, Greece, crashed, killing all 121 passengers and crew on board. A loss of cabin pressurization had incapacitated the crew, leaving the aircraft flying on autopilot until it ran out of fuel and descended into the ground near Grammatiko, Greece. It is the deadliest aviation accident in Greek history. 2 F-16 fighter aircraft from the Hellenic Air Force 111th Combat Wing were scrambled from Nea Anchialos Air Base to establish visual contact. They intercepted the passenger jet at 11:24 and observed that the first officer was slumped motionless at the controls and the captain's seat was empty. They also reported that oxygen masks were dangling in the passenger cabin. At 11:49, flight attendant Andreas Prodromou entered the cockpit and sat down in the captain's seat, having remained conscious by using a portable oxygen supply. Prodromou held a UK Commercial Pilot License, but was not qualified to fly the Boeing 737. Crash investigators concluded that Prodromou's experience was insufficient for him to gain control of the aircraft under the circumstances. Prodromou waved at the F16s very briefly, but almost as soon as he entered the cockpit, the left engine flamed out due to fuel exhaustion and the plane left the holding pattern and started to descend. [ACI 71]
[ACI 36]
[WP 81]
Delta Air Lines Flight 191 1985 08/02 137 27 Flight 191, Lockheed L-1011 TriStar from Fort Lauderdale to LAX, with stopover in Dallas, Texas encountered a microburst while on approach to land at DFW. The aircraft struck the ground over a mile short of the runway, struck a car near the airport, and then collided with two water tanks and disintegrated. The crash killed 137 people, 27 survived (911) and injured 28 others. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the crash resulted from the flight crew's decision to fly through a thunderstorm, the lack of procedures or training to avoid or escape microbursts, and the lack of hazard information on wind shear.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 72] [WP 82]
Gimli Glider 1983 07/23 0 all (69) Flight from Montreal to Edmonton, Canada, that ran out of fuel at an altitude of 12,500 metres (41,000 ft), midway through the flight. The crew was able to glide the Boeing 767 aircraft safely to an emergency landing at a former Royal Canadian Air Force base in Gimli, Manitoba, that had been turned into a motor racing track. This unusual aviation incident earned the aircraft the nickname "Gimli Glider." The subsequent investigation revealed that a combination of company failures, human errors and confusion over unit measures had led to the aircraft being refuelled with insufficient fuel for the planned flight. All passengers and crew survived in this miracle. On the 25th anniversary of the incident in 2008, pilots Pearson and Quintal were celebrated in a parade in Gimli, and a mural was dedicated to commemorate the landing. It was dismantled in early 2014, but not scrapped. Parts of the metal were made into metal luggage tags and are offered for sale by a California company, Moto Art. A permanent museum exhibit of the event opened in Gimli June 2017 and includes a cockpit mock-up flight simulator and memorabilia. Zal rule: Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (1995), loosely based on this event. [ACI 73] [WP 83]
American Airlines Flight 96 1972 06/12 0 all (67) Flight with 11 crew and 56 passengers (??) from LAX to New York City, above Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the left rear cargo door of the DC-10-10 operating the flight blew open, sometimes referred to as the Windsor incident. In spite of the recommendations, on March 3, 1974, less than two years after the near-loss of Flight 96, Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashed outside Paris, killing all 346 passengers and crew on board for an identical rear cargo door failure. Unlike Flight 96, where the crew still managed to keep enough flight controls to safely return to Detroit, the pilots of Flight 981 lost complete control of the tail surfaces and all hydraulics. [ACI 5] [WP 84]
South African Airways Flight 295 1987 11/28 159 0 Flight from Taiwan to South Africa, experienced a catastrophic in-flight fire in the cargo area, broke-up in mid-air, and crashed into the Indian Ocean east of Mauritius, killing all 159 people on board. An extensive salvage operation was mounted to try to recover the flight data recorders, one of which was recovered from a depth of 4,900 metres (16,100 ft). The official inquiry, headed by Judge Cecil Margo, was unable to determine the cause of the fire. This lack of a conclusion led to conspiracy theories being advanced in the following years. Japanese professional wrestler Kazuharu Sonoda and his bride, Mayumi Sonoda were on board. [ACI 74] [WP 85]
Air Midwest Flight 5481 2003 01/08 21 0 Flight 5481 (99), registration number N233YV, from North to South Carolina stalled while departing the airport and crashed into an aircraft hangar. All 21 people on board were killed, and one person on the ground was also injured.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 75]
[ACI 76]
[ACI 77]
[WP 86]
Southern Airways Flight 242 1977 04/04 72 22 Flight 242 (44) crashed on 04/04 after a forced landing on Highway 92 Spur in New Hope, Georgia, United States after suffering hail damage and losing thrust on both engines in a severe thunderstorm. 81 passengers and 4 crew members were on board, of which 72 died (63 from the plane, 9 on the ground). 22 survived.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 78] [WP 87]
Air India Flight 182 1985 06/22 329 0 Flight 182 (11) with 329 (3x11=33) people on board from Toronto to Bombay explodes in the air and crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, off Ireland. Sikh extremists are blamed for the bombing. The suspects in the bombing used pay phones and talked in code. Translators' notes of wiretapped conversations include the following exchange between Talwinder Parmar and a follower named Hardial Singh Johal on 20 June 1985, the day the tickets were purchased:
Parmar: Did you write the story?
Johal: No, I didn't.
Parmar: Do that work first.
This conversation appears to be an order from Parmar to "book the airline tickets". It is believed that "writing the story" referred to purchasing the tickets; afterward, Johal phoned Parmar back and asked if he could "come over and read the story he asked for", to which Parmar agreed. By 09:13 UTC, the cargo ship Laurentian Forest discovered wreckage of the aircraft and many bodies floating in the water. India's civil aviation minister announced the possibility that the plane had been destroyed by a bomb, and the cause was probably some sort of explosion. Previous 747s had been damaged or destroyed on the ground, but this was the first jumbo jet downed by sabotage.
[ACI 79] [WP 88]
Birgenair Flight 301 1996 02/06 189 0 Flight from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic to Frankfurt, Germany, via Gander, Canada, and Berlin crashed shortly after take-off in the Dominican Republic. The cause was a pitot tube that investigators believe was blocked by a wasp nest that was built inside it. The aircraft had sat unused for two days without the pitot tube covers in place. Crash happened 38 (11) years after the Manchester United Munich plane crash.
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 80]
[ACI 81]
[ACI 82]
[WP 89]
Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 1972 12/29 101 75 Flight from JFK to Miami, crashed into the Florida Everglades at 11:42 pm, causing 101 fatalities. The pilots and the flight engineer, two of 10 flight attendants, and 96 of 163 passengers died, while 75 passengers and crew survived. The crash occurred while the entire flight crew was preoccupied with a burnt-out landing gear indicator light. They failed to notice that the autopilot had inadvertently been disconnected and, as a result, the aircraft gradually lost altitude and crashed. [ACI 83] [WP 90]
Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 2006 09/29 154 (plane 1) 7 (plane 2) Mid-air collision between a Boeing 737 and a small plane, collided almost head-on at 37,000 feet (11,000 m), approximately midway between Brasília and Manaus, near the town of Matupá in Brazil. All people on board the Boeing died and all on the small plane survived. The accident, which triggered a crisis in Brazilian civil aviation, was the deadliest in that country's aviation history at the time. Wallace rule: A Tragédia do Vôo 1907 (2007).
Kreindler & Kreindler involved.
[ab 1] [ACI 84] [WP 91]
BOAC Flight 781 1954 01/10 35 0 On January 10 (11), '54 (9, so 911) flight 781 (88) crashed into the Mediterranean near Elba Island, off the Italian coast, after suffering an explosive decompression at altitude. All 35 people on board were killed. [ACI 36] [WP 92]
South African Airways Flight 201 1954 04/08 21 0 Charter flight from London via Rome to Johannesburg crashed in the Mediterranean Sea close to Naples, Italy, all on board died. [ACI 36] [WP 93]
[[]] year date description [ACI 85] [WP 94]

Related entities

Kreindler & Kreindler - Aviation Accident Attorneys

Trial Lawyers for Complex Accident Claims and Civil Litigation and Nationwide Complex Litigation Attorneys, Kreindler & Kreindler. Xilefilex: The following is a partial list of the major aviation disasters in which Kreindler has represented passengers and their families, updating the 2010 Cluesforum list. And there’s a preponderance of fake crashes. Perhaps a continuation of work from 1980 onwards...[ab 1]

Major ones
  • Germanwings Flight 9525, Alpes-de-Haute, France, March 24, 2015
Other ones
  • Asiana Airlines Flight 214, San Francisco, California, July 2013
  • Caribbean Airlines Flight 523, Georgetown, Guyana, July 2011
  • Turkish Airlines Flight TK1951, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 2009
  • Continental Airlines Flight 1404, Denver, Colorado, December 2008
  • Spanair Flight 5022, Gran Canaria, Spain, August 2008
  • Tam Airlines Flight 3054, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 2007
  • Garuda Indonesia Airlines Flight 200, Indonesia, March 2007
  • Comair Flight 5191, Lexington, Kentucky, August 2006
  • Alaska Airlines Flight 536, California, December 2005
  • American Connection BA-Jetstream 32, Flight 5966, Kirksville, Missouri, 2004
  • Singapore Airlines B-747, Flight 006, Taipei, Taiwan, 2000
  • American Airlines MD-80, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1999
  • Comair EMB-120RT, Flight 3272, Monroe, Michigan, 1997
  • United Express BE-1900, Flight 5925, Quincy, Illinois, 1996
  • TWA B-747, Flight 800, off Long Island, New York, 1996
  • Delta Airlines MD-88, Flight 1288, Pensacola, Florida, 1996
  • American Airlines B-757, Flight 965, near Cali, Colombia, 1995
  • Tower Air B-747, Flight 41, Jamaica, New York, 1995
  • American Eagle BA-3201, Flight 3379, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1994
  • American Eagle ATR-72, Flight 4184, Roselawn, Indiana, 1994
  • USAir B-737, Flight 427, Alquippa, Pennsylvania, 1994
  • USAir DC-9, Flight 1016, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1994
  • Aeroflot A-310, Flight 593, Siberia, Russia, 1994
  • El Al B-747, Cargo Flight, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1992
  • USAir F-100, Flight 405, LaGuardia Airport, New York, 1992
  • USAir B-737, Flight 1473, Los Angeles, California, 1991
  • Northwest DC-9, Flight 1482, Detroit, Michigan, 1990
  • USAir B-737, Flight 5050, LaGuardia Airport, New York, 1989
  • UTA DC-10, Flight 772, Sahara Desert, Niger, 1989
  • United Airlines B-747, Flight 811, off Hawaii, 1988
  • Northwest Airlines DC-9, Flight 255, Detroit, Michigan, 1987
  • Continental Airlines DC-9, Flight 1713, Denver, Colorado, 1987
  • LOT Polish Airlines IL-62M, Flight 5055, Warsaw, Poland, 1987
  • Pan American B-747, Flight 73, Karachi, Pakistan, 1986
  • TWA B-727, Flight 840, Beirut, Lebanon, 1985
  • Arrow Air DC-8, military charter, Gander, Newfoundland, 1985
  • Eastern Airlines B-727, Flight 980, La Paz, Bolivia, 1985
  • World Airways DC-10, Flight 30, Boston, Massachusetts, 1982
  • Spantax Airlines, DC-10, Flight 995, Malaga, Spain, 1982
  • LOT Polish Airlines IL-62M, Flight 7, Warsaw, Poland, 1980
  • Eastern Airlines B-727, Flight 73, Queens, New York, 1975

See also

References

Fakeologist

Cluesforum

Other

Air Crash Investigation

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 They Will Kill You - 7 worst plane crashes
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Air Crash Investigation - Plane collisions; Zagreb, Tenerife, Cerritos & Überlingen
  3. Air Crash Investigation - Tenerife disaster
  4. 4.0 4.1 Air Crash Investigation - Japan Airlines Flight 123 & United Airlines Flight 232
  5. 5.0 5.1 Air Crash Investigation - American Airlines Flight 96 & Turkish Airlines Flight 981
  6. Seconds from Disaster - Überlingen mid-air disaster
  7. Air Crash Investigation - Cerritos mid-air collision
  8. Air Crash Investigation - Hughes Airwest Flight 706 collision
  9. Air Crash Investigation - Grand Canyon mid-air collision - Part 1
  10. Air Crash Investigation - Grand Canyon mid-air collision - Part 2
  11. Air Crash Investigation - Grand Canyon mid-air collision - Part 3
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Air Crash Investigation - Air Asia Flight 8501, Air France 447 and MH370 - propaganda for trackers and human error
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Sky Crimes - Pacific SW Flight 1771, Lockerbie Bombing, Fedex 705
  14. Lockerbie
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 They Will Kill You - Plane Crashes that Killed Entire Sports Teams
  16. Surviving Disaster - Manchester United Munich plane crash
  17. Air Crash Investigation - Air Florida 90
  18. Air Crash Investigation - Hudson Hoax
  19. Air Crash Investigation - TWA Flight 800
  20. Air Crash Investigation - American Airlines Flight 587
  21. Air Crash Investigation - British Midland Flight 92
  22. Air Crash Investigation S14E10 Death In The Arctic M1 Plane Crash
  23. Disasters of the Century - B-25 Empire State Building crash
  24. Air Crash Investigation - Korean Air Lines Flight 007
  25. [not yet Air Crash Investigation - Air France Flight 007]
  26. Air Crash Investigation - Colgan Air 3407 - Flying Cheap
  27. SilkAir Flight 185
  28. Why Planes Crash - Fatal Flaws
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Air Crash Investigation - United Airlines Flight 585, USAir Flight 427 & Eastwind Airlines Flight 517
  30. Air Crash Investigation - Indian Airlines Flight 814
  31. NOVA - Copa Flight 201
  32. 32.0 32.1 Why Planes Crash - New Zealand Airlines Flight 901 & The Weather Channel - American Airlines Flight 965
  33. Air Crash Investigation - American Airlines Flight 965
  34. Unlocking Disaster - United Airlines Flight 811
  35. Air Crash Investigation - United Airlines Flight 811
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 Air Crash Investigation - BOAC Flight 781, South African Airways Flight 201, Aloha Airlines Flight 243, British Airways Flight 5390, United Airlines Flight 811 & Helios Airways Flight 522
  37. Air Crash Investigation - Swissair Flight 111
  38. Air Crash Investigation - American Airlines Flight 191
  39. Air Crash Investigation - American Airlines Flight 191 - 2
  40. Mayday - Arrow Air Flight
  41. Air Crash Investigation - Avianca Flight 052
  42. Air Crash Investigation - C53 Alps disaster
  43. Air Crash Investigation - United Airlines Flight 585
  44. Air Crash Investigation - United Airlines Flight 173
  45. Seconds from Disaster - ValuJet Flight 592
  46. Air Crash Investigation - American Airlines Flight 1420
  47. Air Crash Investigation - Aeroperú Flight 603
  48. Air Crash Investigation - Alaska Airlines Flight 261
  49. Air Crash Investigation - Air Transat Flight 236
  50. Jet jockeys - British Airways Flight 5390
  51. Mayday - Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529
  52. Air Crash Investigation - Air France Flight 8969
  53. Air Crash Investigation - Aloha Airlines Flight 243
  54. Air Crash Investigation - Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown
  55. Air Crash Confidential - Lockerbie, Air India Flight 182, American Airlines Flight 63, Northwest Airlines Flight 253, & Philippine Airlines Flight 434
  56. Air Crash Investigation - Philippine Airlines Flight 434
  57. Air Crash Investigation - Iran Air Flight 655
  58. Air Crash Investigation - Bristow Flight 56C
  59. Air Crash Investigation - EgyptAir Flight 990
  60. Air Crash Investigation - Aeroflot Flight 593
  61. Air Crash Investigation - Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961
  62. Air Crash Investigation - Air France Flight 358
  63. Air Crash Investigation - British Airways Flight 9
  64. Air Crash Investigation - Air Canada Flight 797
  65. Air Crash Investigation - Korean Air Flight 801
  66. Air Crash Investigation - China Airlines Flight 006
  67. Air Crash Investigation - Croatia USAF CT-43 crash - Part 1
  68. Air Crash Investigation - Croatia USAF CT-43 crash - Part 2
  69. Air Crash Investigation - Croatia USAF CT-43 crash - Part 3
  70. Air Crash Investigation - Flash Airlines Flight 604
  71. Air Crash Investigation - Helios Airways Flight 522
  72. Air Crash Investigation - Delta Air Lines Flight 191
  73. Air Crash Investigation - Gimli Glider
  74. Air Crash Investigation - South African Airways Flight 295
  75. Air Crash Investigation - Air Midwest Flight 5481 - Part 1
  76. [not yet Air Crash Investigation - Air Midwest Flight 5481 - Part 2]
  77. Air Crash Investigation - Air Midwest Flight 5481 - Part 3
  78. Air Crash Investigation - Southern Airways Flight 242
  79. Air Crash Investigation - Air India Flight 182
  80. Air Crash Investigation - Birgenair Flight 301
  81. Seconds From Disaster - Birgenair Flight 301
  82. Survival in the Sky - Birgenair Flight 301 & Air France Flight 296
  83. Air Crash Investigation - Eastern Air Lines Flight 401
  84. Air Crash Investigation - Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 (only part 2)
  85. [ Air Crash Investigation - ]
  86. Naked Science - Aircraft Crashes and Hijackings
  87. Why Planes Crash - Human Error

Wikipedia

  1. Wikipedia - Tenerife airport disaster
  2. Wikipedia - Japan Airlines Flight 123
  3. Wikipedia - Ermenonville air disaster
  4. Wikipedia - Überlingen mid-air disaster
  5. Wikipedia - Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision
  6. Wikipedia - Cerritos mid-air collision
  7. Wikipedia - Zagreb mid-air collision
  8. Wikipedia - Hughes Airwest Flight 706
  9. Wikipedia - Grand Canyon mid-air collision
  10. Wikipedia - Air France Flight 447
  11. Wikipedia - 9/11
  12. Wikipedia - American Airlines Flight 11
  13. Wikipedia - United Airlines Flight 175
  14. Wikipedia - American Airlines Flight 77
  15. Wikipedia - United Airlines Flight 93
  16. Wikipedia - Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771
  17. Wikipedia - Lockerbie Bombing
  18. Wikipedia - Fedex Flight 705
  19. Wikipedia - Miracle of the Andes
  20. Wikipedia - Munich air disaster
  21. Wikipedia - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash
  22. Wikipedia - Hendrick Motorsports crash
  23. Wikipedia - Zambia soccer plane crash
  24. Wikipedia - Alianza Lima plane crash
  25. Wikipedia - Cubana de Aviación Flight 455
  26. Wikipedia - Marshall University plane crash
  27. Wikipedia - Wichita State Uni crash
  28. Wikipedia - Air Florida Flight 90
  29. Wikipedia - Miracle on the Hudson
  30. Wikipedia - MH370
  31. Wikipedia - MH17
  32. Wikipedia - TWA800
  33. Wikipedia - American Airlines Flight 587
  34. Wikipedia - Kegworth air disaster
  35. Wikipedia - Empire State Building B-25 crash
  36. Wikipedia - Korean Air Lines Flight 007
  37. Wikipedia - Air France Flight 007
  38. Wikipedia - Colgan Air Flight 3407
  39. Wikipedia - SilkAir Flight 185
  40. Wikipedia - China Airlines Flight 611
  41. Wikipedia - USAir Flight 427
  42. Wikipedia - Indian Airlines Flight 814
  43. Wikipedia - Copa Flight 201
  44. Wikipedia - New Zealand Airlines Flight 901
  45. Wikipedia - American Airlines Flight 965
  46. Wikipedia - United Airlines Flight 811
  47. Wikipedia - Swissair Flight 111
  48. Wikipedia - American Airlines Flight 191
  49. Wikipedia - Arrow Air Flight 1285
  50. Wikipedia - Avianca Flight 52
  51. Wikipedia -C-53 Crash on the Gauli Glacier
  52. Wikipedia - United Airlines Flight 585
  53. Wikipedia - United Airlines Flight 232
  54. Wikipedia - United Airlines Flight 173
  55. Wikipedia - Air Asia Flight 8501
  56. Wikipedia - ValuJet Flight 592
  57. Wikipedia - American Airlines Flight 1420
  58. Wikipedia - Aeroperú Flight 603
  59. Wikipedia - Alaska Airlines Flight 261
  60. Wikipedia - Air Transat Flight 236
  61. Wikipedia - British Airways Flight 5390
  62. Wikipedia - Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529
  63. Wikipedia - Air France Flight 8969
  64. Wikipedia - Aloha Airlines Flight 243
  65. Wikipedia - Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown
  66. Wikipedia - Philippine Airlines Flight 434
  67. Wikipedia - Iran Air Flight 655
  68. Wikipedia - Bristow Flight 56C
  69. Wikipedia - EgyptAir Flight 990
  70. Wikipedia - Aeroflot Flight 593
  71. Wikipedia - Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961
  72. Wikipedia - Eastern Airlines Flight 212
  73. Wikipedia - Air France Flight 358
  74. Wikipedia - British Airways Flight 9
  75. Wikipedia - Air Canada Flight 797
  76. Wikipedia - Korean Air Flight 801
  77. Wikipedia - Eastwind Airlines Flight 517
  78. Wikipedia - China Airlines Flight 006
  79. Wikipedia - Croatia USAF CT-43 crash
  80. Wikipedia - Flash Airlines Flight 604
  81. Wikipedia - Helios Airways Flight 522
  82. Wikipedia - Delta Air Lines Flight 191
  83. Wikipedia - Gimli Glider
  84. Wikipedia - American Airlines Flight 96
  85. Wikipedia - South African Airways Flight 295
  86. Wikipedia - Air Midwest Flight 5481
  87. Wikipedia - Southern Airways Flight 242
  88. Wikipedia - Air India Flight 182
  89. Wikipedia - Birgenair Flight 301
  90. Wikipedia - Eastern Air Lines Flight 401
  91. Wikipedia - Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907
  92. Wikipedia - BOAC Flight 781
  93. Wikipedia - South African Airways Flight 201
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