List of accidents and incidents involving airliners by location

List of accidents and incidents involving airliners by location

This list of accidents and incidents on airliners by location summarizes airline accidents by country location, airline company with flight number, date, and cause.

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Airlines often seem to be remembered by their worst accidents and incidents. In that sense this list presents a good overview. While all the accidents and incidents in this list are noteworthy, it is important to note that not all involve fatalities.

If the aircraft crashed on land, it will be listed under a continent and a country. If the aircraft crashed on a body of water, it will be listed under that body of water.



* Air Algerie Flight 6289 - Crashed after takeoff from Tamanrasset, Algeria
* Air France Flight 8969 - Hijacked after takeoff from Algiers and taken back in France

Canary Islands, Spain

* KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736 - KLM plane crashes into Pan Am plane during takeoff from Tenerife in the Canary Islands (Tenerife disaster)
* Dan Air G-BDAN, impacted a mountain on Tenerife near Los Rodeos, 25 April, 1980

Côte d'Ivoire

* Varig Flight 797 - Crashed into the jungle after engine failure..


* UTA Flight 772, 1989 - Blown up over the Sahara Desert by Libyan terrorists.


* Nigeria Airways, Lagos Airport, 1969, Reg No. 5N-ABD
* Nigeria Airways, Kano Airport, 1972
* EAS Airlines,Kano,May 2002
* Bellview Airlines Flight 210, Lisa Village, Ogun State, 2005
* Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145, Port Harcourt, 2005


* Kenya Airways Flight 507 crashes shortly after takeoff from Douala International Airport, Cameroon


* Air Africa N'Dolo Airport, Kinshasa - an overloaded Antonov An-32 aborts takeoff and overruns the runway into a crowded vegetable market, killing an estimated 297.
* Africa One/El Sam Kinshasa - an Antonov An-26 crashes shortly after takeoff into a market killing 52(estimated). 2007-10-04
* Mango Airlines of the DRC Overloaded An-12B engine fails after departure from Goma, DRC for Kisangani. Aircraft crashes into a mountain and burns 10 km NW of Sake, DRC on return to Goma, killing all 6 crew aboard. (Reg RA-11338 was sold to Angola as D2-FRC in May 2000, then 9U-BHN and later 9Q-CVT). 2006-07-07

Andaman Sea

* Korean Air Flight 858 - Blown up over the sea by a bomb planted by North Korean agents. 56 died.


* Air New Zealand Flight 901 - Mount Erebus disaster.

Arabian Sea

* Air India Flight 855 - Crashed after takeoff in Bombay (now Mumbai), India.



* Kam Air Flight 904 - Crashed in snowstorm.


* Belavia Flight 1834 (14 February, 2008) - Crashed during takeoff from Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport. No deaths.


* Gulf Air Flight 072 (23 August, 2000) - Pilot error and an apparent engine fire caused the plane to come down in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Bahrain

People's Republic of China

Mainland China

* Air China Flight 129 - Crashed into terrain in low visibility.
* China Northern Flight 6136 - Fire on board caused loss of control and crashed into the sea.
* China Eastern Flight 5210 - Crashed shortly after take off.
* 1990 People's Republic of China airliner collision (Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301, a China Southwest Airlines 707, and a China Southern Airlines 757) - Hijacking of Xiamen Airlines 737, sideswiping of 707, crashing of aircraft into 757.
* China Northwest Airlines Flight 2303 - Broke up in mid-air and crashed near Xian. It is the deadliest airplane crash ever to occur in China.

Hong Kong SAR

* China Airlines Flight 642 - Crashed upon landing in Hong Kong.


* Transair Georgian Airline Crash (22 September) - Shot down as it was trying to takeoff from Sukhumi

Guam (United States)

* Korean Air Flight 801 - Crashed during a landing attempt at Guam's international airport.


* 2 May 1953: A De Havilland Comet crashed in Jalalogori, India soon after take-off from Calcutta (now Kolkata) on - first of a series of crashes that led to Comet 1 fleet being grounded and eventually scrapped.
*29 August 1970: Indian Airlines F27, near Silchar, India: The aircraft crashed into high ground shortly after takeoff. All five crew members and 34 passengers were killed.
*9 December 1971: Indian Airlines HS748, near Chinnamanur, India: The aircraft was on descent into Madurai when it crashed into high ground about 50 miles (80 km) from the airport. The event occurred in daylight and reduced visibility. All four crew members and 17 passengers were killed.
*11 August 1972: Indian Airlines F27, New Delhi, India: The aircraft lost altitude and crashed after abandoning a landing attempt. All four crew members and 14 passengers were killed.
*31 May 1973: Indian Airlines 737-200, near New Delhi, India: The aircraft crashed and caught fire during landing. The crash killed five of the seven crew members and 43 of the 58 passengers.
*12 October 1976: Indian Airlines Caravelle, Bombay, India: The right engine caught fire shortly after takeoff and the crew elected to return. Fuel flow to the engine was not stopped and the fire spread through the fuselage and led to hydraulic system failure and a loss of aircraft control shortly before landing. All six crew members and 89 passengers were killed.
*4 August 1979: Indian Airlines HS748, near Bombay, India: The aircraft was approaching the airport at night and in poor weather when it collided with high ground about six miles (10 km) from the airport All four crew members and 41 passengers were killed.
*10 May 1980: Indian Airlines 737-200, near Rampur Hat, India: The aircraft experienced severe en route turbulence. Two of the 132 passengers were killed.
*21 June 1982: An Air India Boeing 707 crashed at Mumbai airport while trying to land in a heavy rainstorm. 2 crew and 15 passengers were killed.
*29 September 1986: Indian Airlines Airbus A300B2-1C; Chennai Airport (MAA); The crew aborted a take-off and the plane overshot the runway as a result; all 185 passengers and 11 crew members escaped unhurt. The aircraft was written off.
*19 October 1988: Indian Airlines Flight 113, Ahmedabad, India: The aircraft hit an electric mast five miles (eight km) out on approach in poor visibility. All six crew members and 128 of 129 passengers were killed.
*14 February 1990: Indian Airlines Flight 605 (an Airbus A320), Bangalore, India: Controlled flight into terrain during approach. Aircraft hit about 400 meters short of the runway. Four of the seven crew members and 88 of the 139 passengers were killed.
*16 August 1991: Indian Airlines Flight 257, near Imphal, India: The aircraft hit high ground during descent about 30 km from the airport. All six crew members and 63 passengers were killed.
*26 April 1993: Indian Airlines Flight 491, (Boeing 737-200), Aurangabad, India: The flight crew initiated their liftoff late and the aircraft struck a large vehicle on a road just outside the airport. The vehicle strike damaged one engine and the aircraft later hit power lines and crashed. Four of the six crew members and 52 of the 112 passengers were killed. The administrators of the airport were also cited for failing to regulate traffic on that same road.
*12 November 1996: The 1996 Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision occurred on November 12, 1996 when Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 763 (SV 763), a Boeing 747-168B en route from New Delhi, India, to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, collided in mid-air with Air Kazakhstan Flight 1907 (9Y 1907), an Ilyushin Il-76 en route from Shymkent, Kazakhstan to New Delhi, over the village of Charkhi Dadri, Haryana, India. All 349 people on board both flights were killed.
* Christmas Eve, 24 December 1999: Indian Airlines Flight 814, which had just taken off from Kathmandu, Nepal to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India was hijacked. The plane flew around different points in South Asia and Southwest Asia as officials of the government of India and the Taliban negotiated. One passenger was killed and some were released. On December 31, 1999, the rest of the hostages on Flight 814 were freed.
* 17 July 2000: Alliance Air (wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Airlines) Flight 7412, 737-200; Patna, India: The aircraft was on a domestic flight from Calcutta to Patna and was making a second approach when the aircraft crashed into a residential area about 2 km (1.25 miles) from the airport. All six crew members and 45 of the 52 passengers were killed. Five people on the ground were also killed.
* 18 January 2006: Indian Flight IC-809, Patna, India: The right rear wheel tires of a Boeing 737-200 plane from Delhi to Patna, burst at 1530 hours while landing at Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna. All 56 passengers and 7 crew members escaped unhurt.
* 12 March 2006: Indian Flight IC-955 from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur had to return to Chennai after engine problems. The problem was fixed and the flight departed again at 5:30 am. All 130 passengers and crew were unhurt.
* 3 June 2006: Indian Flight IC-860, an Airbus 320 en route Singapore-Delhi was forced to make an emergency landing at Biju Patnaik airport near Bhubhaneshwar because of a mechanical problem.
* 24 April 2007: Flight IC-877 [ [ Indian Airlines "Sortie de piste d'un avion de Indian Airlines"] ] an airbus A320 jet from Delhi to Bhubaneswar with 124 passengers and six crew on the board, experienced a hydraulic snag on approach to Bhubaneswar airport around 2 pm. The aircraft returned back to Delhi and made an emergency landing. While the aircraft made a clean landing, it skidded a few feet off the runway after the speed slowed down. The hydraulic snag had made it difficult for the pilot to maneuver the nose-wheel of the plane. All the passengers and crew were safely offloaded within 15 minutes. Among the passengers there were notable VIP'S from Bhubaneswar


* Garuda Indonesia Domestic Flight - 1979 - Hit a volcano on approach to Medan Airport
* Garuda Indonesia Domestic Flight - 1982 - Runway overrun at Tanjung Karang-Branti Airport in bad weather.
* Silkair Flight 185 - 1997 - Crashed into the Musi River near Palembang, Sumatra
* Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 - 1997 - Crashed 25km south of Medan killing 234 passengers and crew in 1997
* Mandala Airlines Flight 091 - 2005 - Crashed into a neighborhood shortly after takeoff from Medan, Sumatra
* Adam Air Flight 574 - January 1, 2007 -
* Adam Air Flight 172 - February 21, 2007 -
* Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 - March 7, 2007 -


*January 21, 1980 - Iran Air Boeing 727-86; near Tehran, Iran. The aircraft hit high ground in a snowstorm during the approach to land. All eight crew members and 120 passengers were killed.
* July 3 1988 - An Iranian passenger jet IR655 (Iran Air Flight 655) carrying 290 passengers is shot down over the Persian Gulf by the U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS "Vincennes" killing all aboard including 66 children.
* September 1 2006 - An Iranian passenger jet Tu-154 (Iran Air Flight 945) carrying 148 passengers crashes in Mashad, Iran killing 29 people.


* All Nippon Airways Flight 61 - Hijacked and taken back over Tokyo, Japan
* BOAC Flight 911 - In flight structural failure due to clear-air turbulence near Mount Fuji, Japan
* Canadian Pacific Airlines Flight 402 - Crashed on landing at Tokyo International Airport in fog.
* Japan Airlines Flight 123 - Crashed into Mount Osutaka, Japan
* Japan Airlines Flight 907 and Japan Airlines Flight 958 - Nearly collided near Yaizu, Japan
* China Airlines Flight 120 - Caught fire and exploded on Naha Airport, Okinawa, Japan


* Singapore Airlines Flight 117 - Hijacked en route from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.
* Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 -Hijacked en route from Penang to Kuala Lumpur.
* 1976 Sabah plane crash - Private flight crashed killing state ministers aboard.


* Thai Airways International Flight 311 - Crashed north of Kathmandu, 111 killed.
* Pakistan International Airlines Flight 268 - Crashed near Kathmandu, 167 killed.


* Pan Am Flight 73 - Hijacked in Karachi, Pakistan.
* PIA Flight 688 - Crashed after take-off.

Saudi Arabia

* Middle East Airlines Flight 438 - Disintegrated in flight from an explosive detonation.
* Iraqi Airways Hijacking - Hijacked on the way from Baghdad to Amman, later crashed after a grenade exploded.
* Saudia Flight 163 - Caught fire as it took off on a flight from Riyadh to Jeddah.
* Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 (Jeddah, 1991) – Caught fire on take off due to underinflated tyre.


* A BOAC Lockheed Constellation, "Belfast", crashed on landing at the Kallang Airport in 1954

Sri Lanka

* A Martinair DC-8 Series 55F hits Seven Virginsmountain range in Maskeliya, 4 December 1974 - 191 killed.
* Icelandic Airlines Icelandic Airlines Flight LL 001, a Douglas DC-8 on a charter flight, crashed into a coconut plantation while on approach to Katunayake, Sri Lanka for a refueling stop. Seventy-eight survived, but 184 were killed. (November 15, 1978).

Republic of China (Taiwan)

* China Airlines Flight 676 - Crashed into a road upon approach to the airport, killing all passengers and crew of the aircraft and 6 persons on the ground
* Singapore Airlines Flight 006 - Crashed upon takeoff at Chiang Kai-shek International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan


* Lauda Air Flight 004 - May 26, 1991 - Crashed into a jungle near Suphan Buri and Ban Nong Rong after an in-flight breakup
* Thai Airways Flight 261 - December 11, 1998 - Stalled and crashed into a paddy field on approach to Surat Thani Airport amid heavy rains and poor visibility
* One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 - September 16, 2007 - Crashed landed in wind shear and strong winds at Phuket International Airport

United Arab Emirates

* Gulf Air Flight 771 - Bombed, then crashed into a desert in the United Arab Emirates

South China Sea

* Qantas Flight 30 - July 25, 2008, Mid-air decompression after departure from Hong Kong, landed safely in Manila; no injuries

Various countries

* Air Vietnam Flight 706 - Hijacked, then crashed after a missed approach at Phan Rang.
* Indian Airlines Flight 814 - Hijacked on the way to India, and flown to India, Pakistan, the UAE, and Afghanistan before the passengers are released 1 died.

Atlantic Ocean

* Air India Flight 182 - Bombed off the coast of Ireland
* American Airlines Flight 63 - Attempted bombing over Atlantic Ocean, terrorist is restrained and sedated
* Egyptair Flight 990 - Crashed off the coast of Nantucket
* Kenya Airways Flight 431 - Crashed into the Atlantic shortly after take-off from Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, killing 169
* Swissair Flight 111 - Crashed off the coast of Nova Scotia
* TWA Flight 800 - Crashed off the coast of East Moriches, New York

Bay of Biscay

* British Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 777 - Shot down by German fighter plans in the Bay of Biscay.

Bight of Benin

* UTA Flight 141 - Crashed after takeoff

Black Sea

*Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 - Shot down by a missile on October 4, 2001
*Transair Georgian Airline Crash (21 September) - Shot down by a missile upon landing.
*Erevan-Sochi -May 2, 2006

Caribbean Sea

* Birgenair Flight 301 - crashed in the sea, near the Dominican Republic; all 189 passengers and crew killed
* Cubana Flight 455 - bombed, then crashed off Barbados
* Dominicana DC-9 air disaster - crashed shortly after takeoff

Central America


* Cubana Flight 261: DC-10 crashed in Guatemala City killed 25 people. [] [] .
* Aero Ruta Maya: On August 24, 2008, a Cessna Caravan 208 crashed 100 kilometers east of Guatemala City, near El Estor, killing 10 passengers, the pilot and the copilot. There were 5 American aid workers on the flight, of them, 4 survived. [cite news
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* Alas Chiricanas bombing - Bombed near Colon
* COPA Flight 201 - Crashed in the near La Palma



* Sabena OO-AUB crashed on landing approach near Ostend
* Sabena Flight 548 crashed on landing approach near Kampenhout, near Brussels
* British European Airways flight Bealine 706 crashed in Aarsele, near Tielt. All 63 on board died.


* British Airways flight 476 collided with Inex-Adria Aviopromet flight 550 in mid-air near Zagreb, killing 176 people on board.

Czech Republic

* JAT Yugoslav Flight 364, bombed, then crashed in Srbská Kamenice, Czechoslovakia
* Aeroflot Ruzyně Accident [ [ ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev 154 CCCP-85023 Praha ] ] [] - during ILS approach the aircraft struck the ground nose, 467m short of the runway of Ruzyně International Airport, 66 people were killed
* Inex Adria Aviopromet Flight 450 [ [ ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 YU-AJO Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) ] ] [] crashed after hitting high ground during an ILS approach in fog inPrague - Suchdol district, 75 people were killed


* Partnair Flight 394, structural failure in tail section, crashes into sea near Hirtshals


* Air France Flight 4590 - Concorde that crashed in Gonesse, France
* Air France Flight 8969 - Hijacked after takeoff from Algiers and taken back in France
* Air France Flight 296 - first Airbus 320 crash
* Turkish Airlines Flight 981 - Crashed in Ermenonville, France (Ermenonville air disaster)
* Varig Flight 820 - Crashed near Orly, France after a lavatory fire
* Air France "Chateau de Sully" - Boeing 707 crashed on take-off from Orly
* Air Inter Flight 148 - Airbus 320 crashed near Mont Sainte-Odile while circling to land at Strasbourg
* Curtiss Reid Flying Services Tailnumber CF-EDN - Crashed while en route to Paris on the Tete de I'Obiou.


* British European Flight 609, crashed in Munich, West Germany (Munich air disaster)
* Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937, collided in mid-air with DHL Flight 611.
* Pan Am Flight 708 crashed near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.


* TWA Flight 840 - Bombed on the way to Athens, Greece, sucking out 4 on board - the plane landed safely.
* Helios Airways Flight 522 - destroyed near Kalamos on way to Athens, with a manifest of 121.


* 30th of October 2005, Trade Air cargo plane Let 410UVP-E19A crashed shortly after takeoff in Bergamo, Italy. Fatalities: 3
* on October 8, 2001,Scandinavian Airlines Flight 686 - Crashed upon takeoff in Milan, Italy (Linate Airport disaster)
* Itavia Flight 870 - Crashed off Ustica Island, Italy (Ustica Disaster)

Republic of Ireland

* Aer Lingus Flight 712 - Crashed in 1968, cause unknown.
* KLM Flight 633 - Ditched after takeoff from Shannon Airport


* Luxair Flight 9642, crashed on final approach to Luxembourg


* NLM Cityhopper Flight 431: Jet lost wing and partially distintegrated at 900 m (3000 ft) after flying into tornado, crashing near Moerdijk.
* Bijlmer Disaster: El Al Flight 1862 crashed into 2 apartment buildings in Amsterdam.


* Bukken Bruse disaster, a flying boat crashed upon landing in Trondheim, Norway. 19 were killed; Bertrand Russell was among the 24 survivors.
* Flight 239, crashed in Asker upon landing at Fornebu airport, Oslo, Norway, killing 40 of 45 people on board. The aircraft was four nmi off course in bad weather conditions.
* Flight 933, crashed into the Barents Sea near Mehamn, killing all 15 on board. This incident remains highly controversial in Norway.
* Torghatten accident, crashes in heavy fog, killing all 36 passengers in the worst-ever Dash 7 accident.
* Flight 670, a BAe 146, slides off the runway at Stord, Norway, killing four of the 16 people on board.


* LOT Polish Airlines Flight 165, crashed into a mountain near Zawoja
* LOT Polish Airlines Flight 007, crashed near Okęcie Airport in Warsaw.
* LOT Polish Airlines Flight 5055, crashed in Kabacki Forest (Warsaw).
* Lufthansa Flight 2904, crashed during landing on Okęcie Airport in Warsaw.


* Air Transat Flight 236, ran out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean and glided successfully to the Azores.


* Aeroflot Flight 411 crashes on take off from Sheremetyevo Airport (on July 6, 1982)
* Aeroflot Flight 593 crashed into a hillside in Siberia (on March 23, 1994)
* Siberia Airlines Flight 1047 crashed near Rostov on Don (August 24, 2004, terror)
* Volga-AviaExpress Flight 1303 crashed in Tula Oblast (August 24, 2004, terror)
* Armavia Flight 967 crashed during approach to Sochi airport (May 3, 2006)
* S7 Airlines Flight 778 crashes in Irkutsk (on July 9, 2006)
* A Russian Tupolev-154 passenger plane with 170 people on board crashes north of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine (on August 22, 2006).
* Aeroflot Flight 821 crashes on approach to Perm Airport en route from Moscow (on September 14, 2008). All 88 people on board were killed.


* Spair Airlines Flight PAR-3601 crashed near Belgrade on (August 19, 1996)


* Ilyushin IL-18B of the Bulgarian carrier TABSO crashed near Bratislava on 24 November 1966
* Ilyushin IL-18L of Czechoslovak Airlines crashed shortly before landing in Bratislava on 28 July 1976


* Britannia Airways G-ANBB, Crashed into a forest near Ljubljana, 1 September, 1966.


* Dan Air G-APDN, Crashed into a mountain in Catalonia, 3 July 1970.
* Spantax Flight 995 a DC-10-30CF was destroyed by fire after an aborted take-off at Malaga, 13 September 1982.
* Avianca Flight 011, registered HK-2910, crashed into a mountain scheduled to land in Madrid Barajas International Airport, 27 November 1983.
* Britannia Airways Flight BY226A, crashed on landing at Girona-Costa Brava Airport, 14 Sep 1999.
*Spanair Flight JK 5022, Crashed on takeoff at Madrid Barajas International Airport, 20 August 2008.


* SAS Flight 751, "The Gottröra accident", 27 December 1991.

United Kingdom


* 1950 a Fairflight Ltd Avro689 Tudor G-AKBY crashed at Llandow Airport, Cardiff,killing 80 passengers and crew.
* 1959 private charter Dove crashed on North Road, Cardiff after engine failure killing all four on board


* British European Flight 548, crashed in the United Kingdom (Staines air disaster)
* British Airtours Flight 22M, caught fire at Manchester Airport, United Kingdom (Manchester air disaster)
* BOAC Bristol Britannia 312, engine failure at Heathrow Airport
* BOAC Bristol Britannia 312, G-AOVD, CFIT at Winkton
* British Airways Helicopter Flight between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. Caused by pilot error.
* British Midland Flight 92, crashed in Kegworth, United Kingdom (Kegworth air disaster)
* British Airways Flight 5390, explosive decompression over Didcot, Oxfordshire, landed safely in Southampton, England.
* Pan Am Flight 125 (March 10, 1987) - Cargo door incident. The aircraft returned to London-Heathrow when unable to pressurize the cabin.
* Ryanair Flight 296, engine fire at London Stansted Airport, United Kingdom
* British Airways Flight BA038, crash-landed at Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom


* KLM Constellation air disaster, crashed near Prestwick, Scotland, 1948.
* Dan Air G-BEKF, crashed off the Shetland Islands, 31 July 1979.
* Pan Am Flight 103, bomb exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland (Lockerbie disaster), 1988.

Various countries

* Olympic Airways Flight 417: Dr. Abid Hanson [] , a passenger on Olympic Airways Flight 417 [] from Cairo to Athens to New York City, who had a history of sensitivity to secondhand smoke requested a non-smoking seat prior. When the family boarded the aircraft in Athens, the people found that the assigned seats were three rows ahead of the economy class smoking area; there was no partition between the smoking and non-smoking section. The family requested a seat further away from the smoking section. The crew did not move the passenger to any of the 11 other unoccupied seats on the aircraft. The passenger felt a reaction to the smoke and died several hours later [] . The case resulted in the Olympic Airways v. Husain case.

Indian Ocean

* Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 - crashed off the Comoros Islands

*South African Airways Flight 295 - crashed off Mauritius

Mediterranean Sea

* Air France Flight 1611 - crashed into the sea off Nice



* ANA DC2 crashed into Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia, 25 October, 1938
*ANA Douglas DC-3 Seven Mile Beach, near Hobart, 10 March , 1946
* ANA Douglas DC-4 crashed after departure Perth, Western Australia, 26 June 1950.
* TAA Fokker Friendship crashed on landing at Mackay, Queensland, 10 June 1960
* Ansett-ANA Vickers Viscount 720 en route Mount Isa - Longreach, September 22 1966
*Robertson-Miller Airlines Vickers Viscount 720 in-flight wing separation Port Hedland ,31 December 1968
*Whyalla Airlines Flight 904 - crashed into Spencer Gulf on 31 May2000 while en route to Whyalla
*The Ghost Flight - Beech Super King Air crashed in Queensland, Australia in September 2000 with all on board incapacitated

New Zealand

* Ansett New Zealand Flight 703 crashed during approach on Palmerston North, June 5, 1995.

The Americas (various countries)

* Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight 386 had in-flight meals loaded in Lima, Peru, and the aircraft landed in Los Angeles, California. The fish was contaminated with cholera, and several passengers later developed food poisoning. An elderly man died of the disease [,%20Conditions,%20and%20Health%20Topics/Cholera] [] .

North America


* Canadian Pacific Airlines Flight 21 - On July 8, 1965 crashed near 100 Mile House, British Columbia after an explosion. All 52 aboard perished.
* Arrow Air Flight 1285 - On December 12, 1985 crashed shortly after takeoff from Gander
* Air Canada Flight 621 - July 5, 1970 crashed after attempted landing in Toronto; all killed
* Air Canada Flight 189 - On June 26, 1978 it crashed on takeoff in Toronto killing two passengers.
* Gimli Glider - July 23, 1983, an Air Canada Boeing 767-200 jet ran out of fuel over northern Canada and had to glide to a landing at a former airbase at Gimli, Manitoba.
* Pacific Western Airlines Flight 501 - March 22, 1984 burst into flames upon takeoff from Calgary International Airport, no one killed.
* February 11 1978; Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314 737-200; Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport, Canada: The aircraft crashed after thrust reversers did not fully stow following a rejected landing that was executed in order to avoid a snowplow. The crash killed four of the crew members and 38 of the 44 passengers.
* Air Ontario Flight 1363 - On March 10, 1989 an Air Ontario Fokker F28-1000 crashed soon after takeoff near Dryden, Ontario killing 24 of 65 people on board.
* Air France Flight 358 - On August 2, 2005 burst into flames after overshooting the runway while landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport, no deaths due to timely evacuation.
* Air Canada Flight 190 - On January 10, 2008 experienced turbulence and made an emergency landing at Calgary International Airport, no deaths.

United States

:"Includes US territories in Northern America"


* United Airlines Flight 718 and TWA Flight 2 collide over the Grand Canyon on June 30, 1956.


* American Airlines Flight 1420 - Crashed upon landing at Little Rock National Airport in Little Rock


* Aeromexico Flight 498 - Collided with a Piper Archer over Cerritos
* BCPA Flight 304 - Crashed near San Francisco
* Pacific Air Lines Flight 773 - Flight crew shot by a passenger, and crashed near San Ramon, California
* PSA Flight 182 - Collided with a Cessna over San Diego
* PSA Flight 1771 - Hijacked and crashed by a disgruntled former airline employee
* USAir Flight 1493 - Collided with a commuter plane while landing in Los Angeles, California.
*JetBlue Airways Flight 292 - Landing gear malfunction in Los Angeles, California.
*Pan Am Flight 7 - Crashed en route to Hawaii


* Allegheny Airlines Flight 485 New Haven, CT On June 7, 1971, a Convair CV-580 with 31 passengers aboard was attempting to land. The aircraft crashed into a neighborhood approximately one mile short of the runway. The Captain chose to descend below minimums in an attempt to locate the runway under adverse weather conditions. 28 of the 31 people aboard were killed.


* United Airlines Flight 629 - Exploded after a bomb on board detonated over Longmont in 1955 after takeoff from Stapleton Airport in Denver, Colorado - Bomb was placed by John Graham as part of a scheme to collect insurance money
* Continental Airlines Flight 1713 - a Douglas DC-9-14 aircraft crashed on take-off in a snowstorm from the Denver, Colorado Stapleton International Airport on Sunday, November 15, 1987. The crash resulted in the deaths of 28 of the aircraft's occupants while 54 survived. The airplane was destined for Boise, Idaho.
* United Airlines Flight 585 - Crashed south of Colorado Springs Airport in 1991, officially attributed to a rudder system malfunction according to the NTSB

District of Columbia

* Air Florida Flight 90 - Crashed in Potomac River in 1982 after hitting 14th Street Bridge in Washington, D.C. shortly after takeoff from Washington National Airport in Arlington County, Virginia, during icy conditions


* Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 - Crashed in the Everglades in 1972 in a landing attempt
* ValuJet Flight 592 - Crashed in the Everglades in Florida after takeoff
* America West Flight 556 - Ordered back to terminal after pilots were suspected of being drunk
* American Airlines Flight 924 - Passenger shot and killed by air marshal after disembarking


*Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311 - Crashed near Brunswick, Georgia, in April 1991, killing 24, including former U.S. Senator John Tower and astronaut Sonny Carter.


* United Airlines Flight 553 - Stalled after aborting landing at Chicago Midway International Airport attempting to go around in low visibility. Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt's wife, Dorothy Hunt, was killed
* American Airlines Flight 191 - Crashed on take-off O'Hare International Airport, Chicago after No. 1 engine fell off
* Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 - Ran off runway Chicago Midway International Airport in snow


* Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 - Crashed southeast of Indianapolis, Indiana on September 9, 1969 due to collision with a private plane, killing all 83 people aboard both aircraft.
* United Airlines tail number NC13304 - Destroyed by a bomb near Chesterton, Indiana
* American Eagle Flight 4184 - Crashed near Roselawn, Indiana due to icing
* Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 Hercules - Crashed into JoJo's Restaurant in Evansville, Indiana on February 6, 1992. The plane had been practicing "touch-and-go" maneuvers at the nearby Evansville Regional Airport. All 5 crew members of the plane were killed along with 2 restaurant employees and 9 employees of a plumbing supply company who were attending a seminar at the motel.


* United Airlines Flight 232 - Crash-landed at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City after explosion of the No. 2 engine destroyed all three hydraulic systems


* TWA Flight 599, Fokker F-10 Trimotor, crashes near Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, killing all eight aboard, including University of Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne.


* Air Canada Flight 797 - Emergency landed at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport; fire consumed much of the aircraft
* Comair Flight 5191 (code share Delta Flight 5191) - Crashed shortly after take-off from Lexington, Kentucky


*Pan Am Flight 759 - Crashed in Kenner, Louisiana shortly after takeoff from New Orleans.


*Pan Am Flight 214 - Crashed near Elkton, Maryland, in 1963 after being struck by lightning.


* Northwest Airlines Flight 255 - Crashed after takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, near Detroit
* Comair Flight 3272 - Crashed on approach to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, near Detroit


* Continental Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 707, near Unionville, Missouri due to bomb exploded by a passenger


* Braniff Flight 250 flies into an active squall line and the plane breaks apart in midair. Crashes near Falls City, Nebraska. All 42 on board killed.


* TWA Flight 3 - Crashed into Mount Potosi 23 minutes after takeoff from Las Vegas. (1942 January 16). All 22 passengers killed.

New Hampshire

*Northeast Airlines Flight 946 – a Fairchild 227, crashes near Etna, New Hampshire, killing 32 passengers and crew.

New York

* American Airlines Flight 1 - Crashed immediately after takeoff from Idlewild Airport (now JFK airport), New York City. (1962 1 March)
* American Airlines Flight 320 - Crashed in the East River on approach to LaGuardia Airport, New York City. (1959 3 February)
* American Airlines Flight 587 - Crashed in Belle Harbor, Queens, New York City after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport. (2001 12 November)
* Avianca Flight 52 - Crashed at Cove Neck, Long Island, after running out of fuel. (1990 25 January)
* Eastern Air Lines Flight 66 - Crashed after striking the runway lights at Kennedy airport. (1975 24 June)
* Eastern Air Lines Flight 512 - Crashed during go-round after failing to land at Idlewild Airport in the fog. (1962 30 November)
* Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 - Crashes at Jones Beach State Park after takeoff from Kennedy airport when forced to evade inbound PanAm Flight 212. (1965 8 February)
* Northeast Airlines Flight 823 - Crashed on Rikers Island, New York City, during takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. (1957 1 February)
* TWA Flight 266 (inbound to Idlewild Airport) and United Airlines Flight 826 (inbound to LaGuardia Airport) - Collided over Miller Field, Staten Island, New York City. The TWA aircraft crashed at the site while the United aircraft continued flying for 8 miles until it crashed in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. (December 16, 1960)
* American Airlines Flight 11 - Hijacked after takeoff from Boston, crashed in Manhattan, New York City (WTC North Tower) (September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks)
* United Airlines Flight 175 - Hijacked after takeoff from Boston, crashed in Manhattan, New York City (WTC South Tower) (September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks)
* USAir Flight 405 - Crashed during takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. (1992 22 March)

North Carolina

* National Airlines Flight 2511 - January 6, 1960
* USAir Flight 1016 - July 2, 1994


* United Airlines Flight 173 - DC-8 ran out of fuel and crashed attempting to land, 10 died of 189 aboard, near Portland. (1978 28 December)
* West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors convert|5.5|mi|km south of Wemme, Oregon, marking the first loss of a Douglas DC-9. (1966 1 October)


* TWA Flight 513 - Training flight crash near Reading on July 11, 1946, grounded the Consellation fleet for 30 days
* United Airlines Flight 93 - Hijacked after takeoff from Newark, New Jersey, crashed in Somerset County (September 11 Terrorist Attacks)
* USAir Flight 427 - Nosedived into the ground near Pittsburgh on September 8, 1994.

Puerto Rico

* American Eagle Flight 5401 - Crashed while landing in San Juan
* Prinair Flight 191 - Crashed upon landing in Ponce. Pilot error was responsible.


* Delta Air Lines Flight 191 - Crashed upon landing in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas/Fort Worth
* Delta Air Lines Flight 1141 - Crashed after takeoff from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport in Dallas/Fort Worth
* Continental Express Flight 2574 - Crashed on descent in Eagle Lake, Texas, near Houston, September 11, 1991


* American Airlines Flight 77 - Hijacked after takeoff from Dulles, crashed in Arlington County (The Pentagon) (11 September 2001 Terrorist Attacks)
* TWA Flight 514 - crashed into Mount Weather during descent to Dulles International, (December 1, 1974)

U.S. Virgin Islands

* American Airlines Flight 625 crashed in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Pacific Ocean

* AeroPeru Flight 603 - Off the coast of Peru
* Alaska Airlines Flight 261 - Off the coast of Oxnard, California
* Aloha Airlines Flight 243 - Passenger roof blew off while the aircraft was flying an inter-island flight in Hawaii. The plane landed safely at Kahului Airport.
* China Airlines Flight 006 - Plunged 30,000 feet while 350 miles northwest of San Francisco
* Flying Tigers Line Flight 739 - mid-ocean
* United Airlines Flight 811 - explosive decompression caused by malfunctioning cargo door off the coast of Honolulu

Philippine Sea

* Philippine Airlines Flight 434 - bomb exploded on board over Minami Daito Island, near Okinawa, Japan

Red Sea

* Flash Airlines Flight 604 - Crashed off Sharm el-Shaikh, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

ea of Okhotsk

* Korean Air Flight 7 - Shot down over Soviet airspace

outh America


* LAPA Flight 3142 - Crashed at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires


* Vasp Flight 168 - Crashed into the Aratanha mountains in Ceará, northeast Brazil.
* Varig Flight 254 - Crashed into a jungle near Sao Jose do Xingu into the Cachimbo mountains, central-west Brazil
* Tam Flight 402 - Crashed near the airport of Congonhas in São Paulo, southeast Brazil during the take-off.
* Gol Flight 1907 - Crashed into a jungle near Sao Jose do Xingu into the Cachimbo mountains, central-west Brazil after a collision.
* Rico Flight 4823 - Crashed near the city of Manaus, north Brazil.
* TAM Flight 3054 - Crashed near the airport of Congonhas in São Paulo, southeast Brazil during the landing.


* British South American Airways Avro Lancastrian "Star Dust" G-AGWH crashed in the Andes (the "STENDEC" incident)


* American Airlines Flight 965 - Crashed into a mountain in Colombia.
* Avianca Flight 410 - Crashed in Santander, Colombia.


* Cubana Flight 389 - Crashed just north of Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, killing 70 of its 91 occupants and 10 people on the ground. []


* TANS Peru Flight 204, a Boeing 737-200 passenger plane which crashed during a storm in the Peruvian jungle, killing at least 40 people of the approximately 100 on board.
* LANSA Flight 508 on a flight from Lima to Pucallpa, Peru, breaks apart in mid-air after being set aflame by lightning. It crashes in the Amazonian Rainforest. 91 people die; the sole survivor is Juliane Koepcke, a 17-year old girl who survives a fall from 2 miles and 10-day walk through the jungle before being found by hunters. Her mother, famous ornithologist Maria Koepcke, dies; director Werner Herzog had narrowly missed being on the same flight.


* Surinam Airways Flight 764 - Crashed at Zanderij airport, Surinam.


* West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 in western Venezuela; 160 killed, no survivors.
* Cubana Flight 3010: Russian-built Yak-42 crashed near Valencia, Venezuela and killed 22. The crash took the number of Cubana disasters from 1970 to 2000 to eight; one of them (see above) was the result of sabotage [] . [] .
* Cubana Ilyushin 18 Venezuela 28 March 2005 []

trait of Hormuz

* Iran Air Flight 655 - Shot down by an American naval vessel

Taiwan Strait

* China Airlines Flight 611 - Inflight breakup and crashed into sea off the Penghu Islands after takeoff from Chiang Kai-Shek Internaitonal Airport near Taipei, Taiwan

Tokyo Bay

* All Nippon Airways Flight 60 - Crashed into Tokyo Bay while on approach to land at Tokyo International Airport


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