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Swissair Flight 111

04/15/2014 22:41
Swissair Flight 111 (SR111, SWR111) was a Swissair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 on a scheduled airline flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, United States to Cointrin International Airport in Geneva, Switzerland. This flight was also a codeshare flight with Delta Air...

Aeroperú Flight 603

04/15/2014 22:45
Aeroperú Flight 603 was a scheduled flight from Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago, Chile (SCEL), with stopovers in Ecuador and Peru. On 2 October 1996, the plane flying the final leg of this flight crashed in the early...

Alaska Airlines Flight 261

04/15/2014 23:32
Alaska Airlines Flight 261, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft, experienced a fatal accident on January 31, 2000 over the Pacific Ocean about 2.7 miles (4.3 km) north of Anacapa Island, California. The two pilots, three cabin crewmembers, and 83 passengers on board were killed and the aircraft was...

Air Transat Flight 236

04/15/2014 22:50
Air Transat Flight 236 was an Air Transat flight bound for Lisbon, Portugal from Toronto, Canada that lost all power while flying over the Atlantic Ocean on August 24, 2001. The Airbus A330-243 suffered a complete power loss due to a fuel leak caused by improper maintenance. Captain Robert Piché,...

American Airlines Flight 1420

04/15/2014 22:51
American Airlines Flight 1420 was a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Little Rock National Airport in the USA. On June 1, 1999, the McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (registration number N215AA) operating for Flight 1420 overran the runway upon landing in Little Rock and crashed. Of the...

United Airlines Flight 811

04/15/2014 22:52
United Airlines Flight 811 experienced a cargo door failure in flight on February 24, 1989, after its stopover at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii. The resulting decompression blew out several rows of seats, resulting in the deaths of 9 passengers.   Follow the below link to learn more...

China Airlines Flight 006

04/15/2014 22:58
China Airlines Flight 006 (callsign "Dynasty 006") was a daily non-stop flight departing from Taipei at 16:15 and scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 07:00 local time. On February 19, 1985, it was involved in an aircraft upset accident after the No. 4 engine flamed out. The...

United Airlines Flight 585

04/15/2014 23:01
United Airlines Flight 585 was a scheduled American domestic passenger airline flight from the now-decommissioned Stapleton International Airport in Denver to Colorado Springs Municipal Airport in Colorado Springs, Colorado.   On March 3, 1991, the Boeing 737-291, registered N999UA, and...

1986 Cerritos mid-air collision

04/15/2014 23:07
The 1986 Cerritos mid-air collision involved Aeroméxico Flight 498, a McDonnell-Douglas DC-9, and N4891F, a Piper PA-28-181 Archer owned by the Kramer family.   Aeroméxico Flight 498, registration XA-JED, and previously registered with Delta Airlines as N1272 was a Douglas DC-9-32 en route...

1996 Croatia USAF CT-43 crash

04/15/2014 23:09
On April 3, 1996, United States Air Force Flight IFO-21, a United States Air Force Boeing CT-43A crashed on approach to Dubrovnik, Croatia while on an official trade mission. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-253 built as a Boeing CT-43A navigational trainer, was carrying United States Secretary of...

Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529

04/15/2014 23:10
Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 was an Embraer Brasilia aircraft that crashed near Carrollton, Georgia in the United States on August 21, 1995 while on a flight from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Gulfport, Mississippi. Nine...

British Airways Flight 5390

04/15/2014 23:13
British Airways Flight 5390 was a scheduled passenger flight operated by British Airways between Birmingham Airport in England and Málaga, Spain. On 10 June 1990 an improperly-installed panel of the windscreen failed, blowing the plane's captain, Tim Lancaster, halfway out of the aircraft, with his...

Air France Flight 8969

04/15/2014 23:14
Air France Flight 8969 was an Air France flight that was hijacked on 24 December 1994 by the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) at Houari Boumedienne Airport, Algiers, Algeria, where they killed three passengers, with the intention to blow up the plane over the Eiffel Tower in Paris. When the aircraft...

Überlingen mid-air collision

04/15/2014 23:16
The Überlingen mid-air collision occurred at 21:35 UTC on 1 July 2002 between Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 (a Tupolev Tu-154M passenger jet carrying 60 passengers – mostly children – and 9 crew) and DHL Flight 611 (a Boeing 757-23APF cargo jet manned by two pilots) over the towns of Überlingen...

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961

04/14/2014 01:17
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961, a Boeing 767-200ER, was hijacked on 23 November 1996, en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on a Bombay–Addis Ababa–Nairobi–Brazzaville–Lagos–Abidjan service, by three Ethiopians seeking asylum in Australia. The plane crash-landed in the Indian Ocean near Grande...

Aeroflot Flight 593

04/15/2014 23:23
Aeroflot Flight 593 was a Moscow–Hong Kong passenger service operated by Aeroflot – Russian International Airlines flown with an Airbus A310-300 that crashed into a hillside of the Kuznetsk Alatau mountain range, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, on 23 March 1994. All 63 passengers and 12 crew perished in...

EgyptAir Flight 990

04/15/2014 23:26
EgyptAir Flight 990 (MS990/MSR990) was a regularly scheduled flight from Los Angeles International Airport, United States, to Cairo International Airport, Egypt, with a stop at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City. On 31 October 1999, the Boeing 767-300ER operating the route crashed...

Bristow Flight 56C

04/16/2014 21:23
Bristow Flight 56C was a helicopter flight that flew between Aberdeen and the Brae Alpha oil rig in the North Sea. On 19 January 1995 the AS 332L Super Puma helicopter operating the route, registered G-TIGK and named Cullen, was struck by lightning. The flight was carrying 16 oil workers from...

2003 Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown incident

04/16/2014 21:44
On 22 November 2003, shortly after takeoff from Baghdad, Iraq, an Airbus A300B4-200F cargo plane owned byEuropean Air Transport (doing business as DHL Express) was struck on the left wing tip by a surface-to-air missile. Severe wing damage resulted in a fire and complete loss of hydraulic flight...