The Full Wiki

More info on Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: Trending topics

Advertisements
  

The following are the current most viewed articles on Wikipedia within Wikipedia's Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft category. Think of it as a What's Hot list for Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft. More info »

This is a beta release and so the figures may be a day or two out of date. We'd love to get your thoughts.

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1947

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 May 29 - United Airlines Flight 521, a Douglas DC-4, crashes on takeoff from LaGuardia Airport due to pilot error; 42 of 48 on board die. 6773

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1952

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 June 28 - American Airlines Flight 910, a Douglas DC-6 carrying 55 passengers and 5 crew collides with a Temco Swift private plane on final approach to Dallas Love Field, killing both occupants of the Swift; the DC-6 lands safely with no injuries to the passengers or crew. 6321

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1956

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 April 1 - Trans World Airlines Flight 400, a Martin 4-0-4, crashes on takeoff at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, killing 22 of the 36 on board; 14 survive. 2376

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1960

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 July 15 - Ethiopian Airlines Flight 372, a C-47 Skytrain, crashes into a mountain near Jimma, Ethiopia, killing the pilot. 940
2 June 10 - Trans Australia Airlines Flight 538, a Fokker F-27, crashes into the ocean near Mackay, Queensland, Australia, killing all 29 on board in Australia's worst civilian air disaster. 206

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1961

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 June 12 - KLM Flight 823, a Lockheed L-188 Electra, crashes while on approach to Cairo International Airport due to pilot error; 20 of 36 on board die. 19283
2 July 11 - United Airlines Flight 859, a Douglas DC-8, crashes on landing at Stapleton International Airport, killing 17 passengers and one person on the ground. 6773
3 July 21 - Alaska Airlines Flight 779, a Douglas DC-6, crashes on landing at Shemya, Alaska, killing all 6 crew on board. 1824
4 May 30 - Viasa Flight 897, a Douglas DC-8 crashes shortly after taking off from Lisbon Portela Airport. All 61 passengers and crew on board are killed. 65

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1962

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 June 22 - Air France Flight 117, an international scheduled multi-leg Boeing 707 crashes in a forest hill on the island of Guadeloupe, while approaching Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport; 113 die in that accident with no survivors; the worst accident in Guadeloupe; the cause of the crash is never determined. 3768
2 July 7 - Alitalia Flight 771, a Douglas DC-8, hits high terrain while descending due to navigation error near Junnar, Maharashtra, India; all 94 die. 1526
3 July 19 - United Arab Airlines Flight 869, a de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C on an international scheduled flight from Hong Kong to Cairo via Bangkok, crashes into the Khao Yai mountain while descending to Bangkok; all 26 die. < 5

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1963

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 June 3 - Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 293, a Douglas DC-7C crashed into the Pacific Ocean, 182.5 miles (293.7 km) WSW of Annette Island, Alaska, United States. All 101 on board killed. < 5

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1964

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 July 9 - United Airlines Flight 823, a Vickers Viscount, crashes near Parrottsville, Tennessee after a fire on board; all 39 passengers and crew die. 6773
2 May 7 – Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F27, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard, after a passenger shoots both the captain and first officer before turning the gun on himself. 120

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1965

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 May 5 - Iberia Airlines Flight 401, a Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation, crashes after striking a tractor on the runway at Los Rodeos Airport during a go-around in foggy weather; 30 of 49 passengers and crew die. < 5

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1968

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 May 3 – Braniff Flight 352, a Lockheed L-188A Super Electra en route from Houston, Texas to Dallas, breaks up in mid-air in a thunderstorm and crashes near Dawson, Texas; killing its five crew and 80 passengers. Nine years earlier Braniff Flight 542 crashed 49 miles away in Buffalo. < 5

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1970

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 May 2 – ALM Flight 980, a Douglas DC-9 operated by Overseas National Airways, ditches near St. Croix, Virgin Islands, killing 23, including two infants and one crew member; 40, including 4 crew members, survive. 46

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1972

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 May 5 – Alitalia Flight 112, a Douglas DC-8 flying from Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome, Italy, to Palermo International Airport crashes into Mount Longa, about south-west of Palermo while on approach, killing all 115 passengers and crew; it remains the deadliest single-aircraft disaster in Italy. 1526
2 May 18 - Eastern Air Lines Flight 346, a Douglas DC-9 flying from Miami International Airport to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport with an intermediate stop at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport crashes upon landing in Ft Lauderdale due to pilot error resulting in ten injuries and no fatalities. 1051

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1973

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 June 20 - Aeroméxico Flight 229, a Douglas DC-9, crashes into the side of Las Minas Mountain while on approach to Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport; all 27 on board die. 5

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1974

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 April 22- Pan American World Airways Flight 812, a Boeing 707-321B, crashes into mountainous terrain 42.5 nautical miles northwest of Denpasar, Bali,. All 107 passengers and crew on board are killed. 2825

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1976

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 June 1 - Aeroflot Flight 418, a Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain side on the island of Bioko in Equatorial Guinea; all 45 on board die. 2596

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1978

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 May 8 – National Airlines Flight 193, a Boeing 727, lands short on approach to Pensacola, Florida, United States in Escambia Bay, as a result of pilot error; three passengers out of fifty-eight people on board drown. 174

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1979

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 April 4 - Trans World Airlines Flight 841, a Boeing 727, goes into a dive over Saginaw, Michigan; the aircraft makes an emergency landing at Detroit; all on board survive. 2376
2 June 17 - Air New England Flight 248, a De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, crashes near Camp Greenough, Massachusetts while on approach to Barnstable Municipal Airport, killing the pilot. 35

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1980

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 May 5 - Eastern Air Lines Flight 885, a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, loses power from all engines 30 minutes after takeoff from Miami International Airport; the pilot is able to return to Miami after restarting one engine; no casualties are reported on board. 1051

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1985

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 June 21 - Braathens SAFE Flight 139, a Boeing 737, is hijacked by Stein Arvid Huseby, who demands to make a political statement; all crew and passengers survive. < 5

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1986

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 June 18 - Grand Canyon Airlines Flight 6, a De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, collides with a Bell 206 helicopter over the Tonto Plateau, killing all 25 on board both aircraft. 29
2 May 3 - Air Lanka Flight 512, a Lockheed L-1011, is bombed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, killing 21 of 148 on board. < 5

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1987

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 April 4 - Garuda Indonesia Flight 035, a Douglas DC-9, crashes while on approach to Medan Airport; 23 of 45 on board die. 1384
2 May 9 – LOT Polish Airlines Flight 5055, an Ilyushin Il-62M, crashes near Warsaw during landing because of engine failure. All 183 passengers and crew members perish. 968

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1988

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 May 24 - TACA Flight 110 suffers dual engine failure due to water ingestion; the aircraft lands safely at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans; all on board survive. 127
2 May 6 – Widerøe Flight 710, a Dash 7, crashes in Torghatten, Norway in heavy fog, killing all 36 passengers in the worst-ever Dash 7 accident. < 5

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1990

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 May 11 - Philippine Airlines Flight 143, a Boeing 737, explodes and burns on the ground at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, killing 8 of 120 on board, marking the first loss of a Boeing 737-300. 2106

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1992

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 June 6 - Copa Airlines Flight 201, a Boeing 737-200 Advanced, crashes near Darién, Panama, killing all 47 passengers and crew on board; a faulty attitude indicator is the cause. 782
2 July 31 - China General Aviation Flight 7552, a Yakovlev 42D, loses control just after takeoff fron Nanjing Airport and crashes into a pond; 108 of 126 on board die. 8

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1993

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 April 6 - China Eastern Airlines Flight 583, a McDonnell-Douglas MD-11, makes an emergency landing at Shemya Air Force Base after the slats were accidentally deployed in mid-air near the Aleutian Islands; all on board initially survive, but two die later. 1210
2 April 6 - TACA Flight 510, a Boeing 767-200ER, overruns the runway at Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport; all on board survive; weather is a factor in the crash. 127
3 July 23 - China Northwest Airlines Flight 2119, a BAe 146, overruns the runway at Yinchuan Hedong Airport, Ningxia, China after an aborted takeoff; the aircraft crashes into a lake killing 54 passengers and 1 crew member. 35

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1994

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 April 4 - KLM Cityhopper Flight 433, a Saab 340, crashes while trying to return to Schiphol Airport, due to pilot error and equipment failure; the pilot and two passengers die, nine passengers are injured. 488

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1996

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 July 6 - Delta Air Lines Flight 1288, a McDonnell Douglas MD-88, experienced an uncontained engine failure during takeoff on Runway 17. Fragments from the number one (left) Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 turbofan engine penetrated the fuselage, killing two and seriously injuring one of the 148 people on board. 6847
2 June 9 - Eastwind Airlines Flight 517, a Boeing 737-200, loses rudder control while on approach to Richmond International Airport and makes an emergency landing; no fatalities. 40

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1997

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 July 31 - FedEx Express Flight 14 a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, crashes upon landing at Newark Liberty International Airport; the two crewmembers and three passengers escape uninjured. 1640
2 May 8 – China Southern Airlines Flight 3456, a Boeing 737, makes a hard landing in Shenzhen, China during poor weather and crashes, killing 35 of the 74 people on board. 1343

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 1999

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 April 7 - Turkish Airlines Flight 5904, a Boeing 737-400, crashes in poor weather near Hamdilli, Ceyhan, Turkey; all 6 crew die. 1786

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 2001

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757-200 with 44 people on board, is hijacked after taking off from Newark, New Jersey; passengers struggle with the hijackers, and the aircraft crashes in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all on board. 6773
2 American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 with 64 people on board, is hijacked after taking off from Dulles International Airport and is flown into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia; all on board are killed as well as 125 people in the building and on the ground. 6321

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 2002

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 May 7 – EgyptAir Flight 843, a Boeing 737-566, crashes near Tunis, Tunisia, while landing in rough weather; of the 62 people on board, 14 perish. 1279
2 May 7 – China Northern Airlines Flight 6136, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashes near Dalian, China, after a passenger sets fire to the cabin with gasoline; all 103 passengers and 9 crew are killed. 68
3 May 4 – EAS Airlines Flight 4226, a BAC 1-11 500 series, crashes into the Gwammaja neighborhood at Kano, Nigeria shortly after takeoff; the ensuing crash resulted in the deaths of 75 passengers and at least 73 civilians on the ground. 40

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 2004

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 May 9 – American Eagle Flight 5401 is damaged by high winds during landing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, injuring 13 people. 1227
2 Siberia Airlines Flight 1047, a Tupolev Tu-154, explodes in mid-air while flying over Rostov Oblast, Russia killing all 38 passengers and 8 crew members on board. 595
3 Volga-AviaExpress Flight 1303, a Tupolev Tu-134, explodes in mid-air while flying over Tula Oblast, Russia killing all 34 passengers and 9 crew members on board. < 5

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 2005

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 March 6 - Air Transat Flight 961, an Airbus A310, suffers rudder failure after takeoff from Varadero, Cuba; the aircraft returns to Cuba with no casulties. 882

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 2006

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 May 3 – Armavia Flight 967, an Airbus A320, crashes into the Black Sea near the Russian city of Sochi, killing all 113 on board. 358

Top accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft: 2007

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Scandinavian Airlines 2007 Dash 8 landing gear incidents: 1728
2 May 5 – Kenya Airways Flight 507, a Boeing 737-800 with 114 people on board, crashes near Douala, Cameroon killing everyone on board. 739

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message