List of accidents and incidents involving airliners by airline (D–O)

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JetBlue Flight 292 making an emergency landing in September 2005 with its nose landing gear turned sideways.

This list of accidents and incidents involving airliners by airline summarizes airline accidents by airline company with flight number, location, date, aircraft type, and cause.

This list is dynamic and by no means complete!

While all of the incidents in this list are noteworthy, not all the incidents listed involved fatalities.

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Daallo Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
S9-KAS Bender Qassim Int'l Airport 13 January 2009 Antonov An-24RV Djibouti–Bosaso Nose gear failure
Flight 774 Bosaso Airport 2 November 2009 Antonov An-24RV Bosaso–Djibouti Attempted hijacking
Flight 159 Aden Adde International Airport February 2, 2016 Airbus A321-111 Mogadishu–Djibouti Suspected bombing
Dagestan Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 372 Domodedovo Int'l Airport December 4, 2010 Tupolev Tu-154M Moscow–Makhachkala Fuel exhaustion
Daimler Airway
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
G-EAWO Thieuloy-Saint-Antoine, France April 7, 1922 de Havilland DH.18A Croydon–Paris Mid-air collision with a CGEA Farman F.60
G-EBBS Ivinghoe Beacon, United Kingdom September 14, 1923 de Havilland DH.34 Croydon–Manchester Pilot error, stall, loss of control
Dan-Air
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
G-AMUV Gurgaon, India August 25, 1958 Avro York C.1 Karachi–New Delhi Engine failure, in-flight fire
G-ATFZ Godalming, England September 1, 1966 Piper Apache 160 Gatwick–Lasham–Bristol Pilot error, weather
G-APDN Catalonia July 3, 1970 de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4 Manchester–Barcelona Navigation error, ATC error
G-BEBP Lusaka, Zambia May 14, 1977 Boeing 707-321C London–Athens–Nairobi–Lusaka Design defect, structural failure
Flight 0034 Sumburgh Airport July 31, 1979 Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Shetland Islands–Aberdeen Accidental engagement of gust lock
Flight 1008 Los Rodeos, Tenerife April 25, 1980 Boeing 727-46 Manchester–Tenerife CFIT
Flight 240 Nailstone, England June 26, 1981 Hawker Siddeley HS 748 Gatwick–East Midlands Rapid decompression caused by failure of baggage door
Danish Air Lines (DDL)
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
OY-DCI Ulrichstein, Germany February 12, 1948 Douglas C-53 Copenhagen–Frankfurt Crash on approach
OY-DLU off Barsebäck February 8, 1949 Vickers Viking 1B Paris–Copenhagen CFIT
Delta Air Lines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 4 near Gilmer, Texas August 14, 1935 Stinson Model A Dallas–Shreveport Propeller failure, engine separation, loss of control
NC49657 Columbus, Georgia April 22, 1947 Douglas DC-3C (C-47) Macon–Columbus Mid-air collision with a private Vultee BT-13
Flight 705 Chicago March 10, 1948 Douglas DC-4 Chicago–Miami Loss of control on takeoff for reasons unknown
Flight 318 near Marshall, Texas May 17, 1953 Douglas DC-3DST-318 Dallas–Shreveport–Atlanta Weather, pilot error, loss of control
Flight 1903 Atlanta May 23, 1960 Convair 880-22-1 None Stall and loss of control for reasons unknown
Flight 9877 New Orleans March 30, 1967 Douglas DC-8-51 None Crew error
Flight 9570 Greater Southwest International Airport May 30, 1972 Douglas DC-9-14 None Wake turbulence (from a DC-10)
Flight 954 Chicago December 20, 1972 Convair 880-22-2 Tampa–Chicago Runway collision with a North Central Airlines DC-9
Flight 723 Logan International Airport July 31, 1973 Douglas DC-9-31 Manchester–Boston CFIT
Flight 523 Baltimore February 22, 1974 Douglas DC-9 Baltimore–Atlanta Attempted hijacking
Flight 191 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport August 2, 1985 Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar Fort Lauderdale–Dallas/Fort Worth–Los Angeles Weather, microburst, pilot error
Flight 1141 Dallas/Fort Worth August 31, 1988 Boeing 727-232 Jackson–Dallas/Fort Worth–Salt Lake City Pilot error
Flight 1288 Pensacola, Florida July 6, 1996 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Pensacola–Atlanta Uncontained engine failure
Flight 1989 Cleveland September 11, 2001 Boeing 767-332ER Boston–Los Angeles Hijacking concerns
Flight 2315 New York City – New Jersey area September 11, 2001 Boeing 737 Near mid-air collision with terrorist hijacked United Airlines Flight 175
Flight 129 Dublin Airport February 3, 2002 McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Atlanta–Dublin Skidded off runway
Flight 1086 LaGuardia Airport March 5, 2015 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Atlanta–New York City Under investigation (runway excursion)
Deruluft
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
D-AREN Stettin, Germany
(now Szczecin, Poland)
January 31, 1935 Junkers Ju 52/3mge Berlin–Gdansk Pilot error
D-AJYP
Schönberg
Schievelbein, Germany March 7, 1935 Rohrbach Roland II Structural failure
CCCP-D311 near Moscow December 6, 1936 Tupolev ANT-9 Pilot error
Deutsche Luft Hansa
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
D-272
Silbermowe
Juist Island, Germany 24 July 1926 Junkers F.13 Weather
D-468 Bueren, Germany 8 October 1926 Fokker-Grulich F.III Weather
D-729
Unstrut
Floh, Germany 22 April 1927 Fokker-Grulich F.III Engine failure
D-206 Amöneburg, Germany 27 July 1927 Junkers F.13bi Kassel–Frankfurt Engine failure, attempted forced landing
D-585
Puma
Schleiz, Germany 23 September 1927 Dornier Komet III Berlin–Munich Wing failure
D-583
Wildente
Radevormwald May 26, 1928 Junkers F.13da Essen–Frankfurt Pilot error
D-180 Heroldbach, Germany September 6, 1928 Fokker-Grulich F.III Engine failure
D-1473
Rhineland
Letzlingen December 1, 1928 Junkers G.31fi Weather
D-757 Elm August 24, 1929 Fokker-Grulich F.II Frankfurt–Berlin Weather
D-903
Oberschlesen
Godstone, Surrey November 6, 1929 Junkers G 24bi Croydon–Amsterdam Weather
D-1594
Tenerife
40 mi from Berlin December 19, 1929 Arado V I Marseille–Berlin Forced landing
D-864 off Bornholm, Denmark July 7, 1930 Dornier Do J Stettin–Stockholm Engine failure, forced landing
D-1928
Rheinpfalz
near Rietschen April 14, 1931 BFW M.20b Structural failure
D-1455
Weissfuchs
Saarbrücken June 13, 1931 Dornier Merkur II Cologne–Saarbrücken Engine failure, loss of control
D-2201
Oswald Boelke
over Munich July 29, 1932 Junkers Ju-52/3mce Mid-air collision with a DVS Udet U 12a
D-2017
Marmara
off Kent October 29, 1932 Junkers W 33f Weather, ditched at sea
D-724 Echterpfuhl, Germany November 2, 1932 Junkers F.13bi Nuremberg–Frankfurt Wing failure, CFIT
D-1403 Hamburg December 11, 1933 Focke-Wulf A 17a Berlin–Hamburg Poor visibility, CFIT
D-1445 Chausseehausen, Germany June 22, 1934 Dornier Merkur II Weather
D-UVOR Breslau, Germany
(now Wrocław, Poland)
December 24, 1935 Heinkel He 70G-1 Pilot error
D-ADYS South Atlantic Ocean February 15, 1936 Dornier Do J-IIf Bos Wal Natal–Bathurst Unexplained disappearance
D-UPYM Hannover June 13, 1936 Junkers Ju 160A-0 Engine failure
D-AZUR Dessau July 26, 1936 Junkers G.38di None Mechanical failure
D-APOO
Heinrich Kroll
near Tabarz November 1, 1936 Junkers Ju 52/3mge Frankfurt–Erfurt CFIT
D-ASUI
Hans Berr
near Lauf an der Pegnitz November 17, 1936 Junkers Ju 52/3mge Pilot disorientation, CFIT
D-ASIH
Rudolf Windisch
Le-Grand Bornand, France December 4, 1936 Junkers Ju 52/3m Weather, CFIT
D-UPOZ Wetnum, Germany March 26, 1937 Junkers Ju 160A-0 Engine failure
D-UXUV Stuttgart May 20, 1937 Heinkel He 70 Crashed on takeoff
D-AXAV Mannheim November 12, 1937 Heinkel He 111C-0 Berlin–Mannheim Crashed short of runway
D-AGAV
Emil Schäfer
Croydon Airport November 26, 1937 Junkers Ju 52/3mfe London–Berlin Poor visibility, crash on takeoff
D-ABUR
Charles Haar
Frankfurt January 4, 1938 Junkers Ju 52/3mte Milan–Frankfurt Wing icing
D-APAR
Otto Parschau
near Pontoise, France February 22, 1938 Junkers Ju 52/3mge Berlin–Paris Poor visibility
D-AVFB Graubünden, Switzerland October 1, 1938 Junkers Ju 52/3mte Frankfurt–Milan CFIT
D-AIVI
Pruessen
Bathurst (now Banjul), Gambia November 26, 1938 Junkers Ju 90V-2 Double engine failure, CFIT
D-ACON
Condor A-A
off Manila December 6, 1938 Focke-Wulf Fw 200S-1 Berlin–Basra–Karachi–Hanoi–Tokyo Loss of power, water ditching
D-ALUS near Roubien, France February 24, 1939 Junkers Ju 52/3mge Barcelona–Rome Weather, poor visibility, possible engine failure
D-AUJG
Hans Verde
Tivissa, Spain August 4, 1939 Junkers Ju 52/3mte CFIT
D-APAR
Karl Hochmuth
Hanover August 30, 1939 Junkers Ju 52/3mge Berlin–Hanover–Cologne–London Poor visibility, loss of control
D-AIAV near Lämershagen August 9, 1940 Douglas DC-2-115H Pilot error
D-AAIH
Prag
Berlin October 29, 1940 Douglas DC-3-220 Weather
D-AVMF Brandenburg November 8, 1940 Junkers Ju 90A-1 Berlin–Budapest Tail icing
D-AQUB Hommelvik Bay March 1, 1941 Junkers Ju 52/3mte Crash on landing
D-ADQW near Zemun Airfield January 15, 1944 Junkers Ju 52/3m Thessaloniki–Beograd CFIT
D-AWAS
Joachim Blankenburg
off Eubeoa, Greece February 21, 1944 Junkers Ju 52/3m Thessaloniki–Athens Unexplained disappearance
D-AOCA
Harry Rother
over Belgrade April 17, 1944 Junkers Ju 52/3m Vienna–Belgrade–Sofia–Thessaloniki–Athens Shot down
D-AAIG Fredrikstad April 21, 1944 Douglas DC-3-220B Copenhagen–Oslo In-flight fire
D-AURE
Bayern
Stuttgart Airport August 9, 1944 Junkers Ju 90V3 Destroyed on the ground
D-AUAW
Gerhard Amann
over Belgrade September 2, 1944 Junkers Ju 52/3m Athens–Vienna Shot down
D-AMHL Dijon September 27, 1944 Focke-Wulf Fw 200D-2 Stuttgart−Barcelona Shot down
Flight 7
Hermann Stache
Telemark, Norway October 16, 1944 Junkers Ju 52/3mg8e Berlin–Copenhagen–Oslo Radio equipment failure, weather, CFIT
D-ASHE
Friedrich Dahmen
Komárom County, Hungary October 17, 1944 Junkers Ju 52/3m Attacked by RAF fighters, forced landing
D-ARHW
Friesland
off Målkläppen, Sweden November 29, 1944 Focke-Wulf Fw 200A-0/S-5 Stockholm–Berlin Accidental shoot down
D-ASHH
Hessen
near Obertraubling April 21, 1945 Focke-Wulf Fw 200C-3 Berlin–Munich Unknown
DHL Aviation
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 611 Überlingen, Germany July 1, 2002 Boeing 757-23APF Bergamo–Brussels Mid-air collision with a Bashkirian Airlines Tu-154
OO-DLL Baghdad, Iraq November 22, 2003 Airbus 300B4-203F Baghdad–Bahrain Missile attack, loss of controls
Dominicana de Aviación
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
HI-6 near Yamasa 11 January 1948 Douglas C-47 Barahona–Santiago de los Caballeros Weather, navigation error
Flight 402 General Andrews Int'l Airport 17 July 1958 Curtiss C-46A Ciudad Trujillo–Miami Engine problems, pilot error, stall, loss of control
Flight 401 near Miami International Airport 23 June 1969 Aviation Traders Carvair Miami–Santo Domingo Engine failure, pilot errors
HI-177 near Santo Domingo 15 February 1970 Douglas DC-9-32 Santo Domingo–San Juan Double engine failure, loss of control
HI-617CA Las Americas Airport 5 September 1993 Boeing 727-281 San Juan–Santo Domingo Electrical fire, aircraft burned out
Downeast Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 46 Rockland, Maine May 30, 1979 de Havilland Canada Twin Otter 200 Pilot error (Improper IFR Operation)

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EAS Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 4226 Kano, Nigeria May 4, 2002 BAC 1-11-525FT Kano-Lagos Pilot error
EasySky
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 734 Ramón Villeda Morales Int'l Airport December 31, 2012 British Aerospace Jetstream 31 Roatan-San Pedro Sula Under investigation (runway excursion)
Eastern Air Lines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 14 near Milford December 19, 1936 Douglas DC-2-112 Pilot error, ATC error
Flight 7 Daytona Beach August 10, 1937 Douglas DC-2-112 CFIT
Flight 21 near Atlanta February 26, 1941 Douglas DST-318A Incorrect altimeter setting, CFIT
Flight 45 over Lamar, South Carolina July 12, 1945 Douglas DC-3-201C Mid-air collision with a USAAF A-26
Flight 42 Florence, South Carolina September 7, 1945 Douglas DC-3-201G In-flight fire
Flight 14 New York City December 30, 1945 Douglas DC-3-201 Runway overrun, pilot error
Flight 16B Cheshire, Connecticut January 18, 1946 Douglas DC-3-201E Fuel leak, in-flight fire, structural failure
Flight 665 near Galax, Virginia January 12, 1947 Douglas C-49 Navigation error, deviation from course
Flight 605 Port Deposit, Maryland May 30, 1947 Douglas C-54B Loss of control for reasons unknown
Flight 572 Oxon Hill, Maryland January 13, 1948 Douglas DC-3-201F Crew error, disregard of procedure
Flight 611 off Jacksonville, Florida February 7, 1948 Lockheed L-649 Constellation Propeller failure, fuselage penetration
Flight 557 over Chesterfield, New Jersey July 30, 1949 Douglas DC-3-201D Mid-air collision with a USN F6F Hellcat
Flight 537 over Arlington, Virginia November 1, 1949 Douglas C-54B Mid-air collision with a Bolivian Air Force P-38
Flight 601 Curles Neck Farm July 19, 1951 Lockheed L-749A Constellation Forced landing
Flight 627 Idlewild Int'l Airport October 19, 1953 Lockheed L-749A Constellation Spatial disorientation, pilot error
Flight 642 Jacksonville, Florida December 21, 1955 Lockheed L-749A Constellation Crew error
N808D Miami Int'l Airport June 28, 1957 Douglas DC-7B Ground collision with an Eastern Air Lines Lockheed L-1049 Constellation
Flight 375 Logan Int'l Airport October 4, 1960 Lockheed L-188 Electra Bird strikes
Flight 512 Queens November 30, 1962 Douglas DC-7B Weather, pilot error
N842D Boston February 28, 1963 Douglas DC-7 Person ran into propeller (suicide)
Flight 304 Lake Pontchartrain February 25, 1964 Douglas DC-8-21 Pilot error
N809D Richmond July 16, 1964 Douglas DC-7B Pilot error
Flight 663 Jones Beach February 8, 1965 Douglas DC-7B Pilot error, evasive maneuvers
Flight 853 over Carmel, New York December 4, 1965 Lockheed L-1049C Constellation Mid-air collision with a TWA Boeing 707
N8943N over Raleigh December 4, 1971 Douglas DC-9-31 Mid-air collision with a Cessna 206
Flight 346 Fort Lauderdale May 18, 1972 Douglas DC-9-31 Pilot error
Flight 401 Florida Everglades December 29, 1972 Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 1 CFIT
Flight 212 Charlotte September 11, 1974 Douglas DC-9-31 Pilot error
Flight 66 Queens June 24, 1975 Boeing 727-225 Weather, microburst
Flight 855 near Miami May 5, 1983 Lockheed L-1011 TriStar Dual engine failure due to improper maintenance
Flight 980 Nevado Illimani January 1, 1985 Boeing 727-225 CFIT
Flight 791 over Cape Canaveral October 3, 1990 Douglas DC-9-31 Severe turbulence, pilot error, crew error
EgyptAir
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 763 Shamsan Mountains 19 March 1972 Douglas DC-9-32 Cairo-Aden CFIT
SU-AOW Beni Suef, Egypt 5 December 1972 Boeing 707-366C None Possible engine separation
Flight 741 Kyrenia Mountains 29 January 1973 Ilyushin Il-18D Cairo–Nicosia CFIT
SU-AXB
Nefertiti
near Cairo 10 July 1974 Tupolev Tu-154 None Stall, loss of control
YR-IMK
(leased from Tarom)
Red Sea 9 December 1974 Ilyushin Il-18D Jeddah–Cairo CFIT
Flight 321 Luxor Airport 23 August 1976 Boeing 737-266 Cairo–Luxor Hijacking
Flight 864 Bangkok 25 December 1976 Boeing 707-366C Cairo-Bangkok Pilot error
Flight 648 Luqa, Malta 24 November 1985 Boeing 737-266 Athens-Cairo Hijacking, burned out on the ground
SU-BCA Luxor Airport 21 September 1987 Airbus A300B4-203 Cairo–Luxor Runway excursion
Flight 990
Thutmosis III
Nantucket 31 October 1999 Boeing 767-366ER Los Angeles-New York City-Cairo (disputed)
Flight 843 near
Carthage Airport
7 May 2002 Boeing 737-566 Cairo–Tunis Pilot error
Flight 181 Larnaca Airport 29 March 2016 Airbus A320-232 Alexandria-Cairo Hijacking
Flight 667
Nefertiti
Cairo International Airport 29 July 2011 Boeing 777-266ER Cairo–Jeddah Cockpit fire
Flight 804 Mediterranean Sea 19 May 2016 Airbus A320-232 Paris-Cairo Under investigation (in-flight fire)
Eirjet
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Unknown Ballykelly Airfield March 29, 2006 Airbus A320 Liverpool-Derry Pilot error, landed at wrong airport
El Al
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
4X-ADN near Kloten Airport 24 November 1951 Douglas DC-4 Crashed on approach
Flight 402/26 near Petrich 27 July 1955 Lockheed L-149 Constellation London–Vienna–Istanbul–Tel Aviv Shot down
Flight 219 Amsterdam 6 September 1970 Boeing 707-458 Tel Aviv–Amsterdam–New York City Hijacking
Flight 1862 Amsterdam 4 October 1992 Boeing 747-258F New York City–Amsterdam–Tel Aviv Metal fatigue, engine separation
Emirates
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 407 Melbourne Airport 20 March 2009 Airbus A340-541 Melbourne–Dubai Crew error, tailstrike on takeoff
Flight 521 Dubai International Airport 3 August 2016 Boeing 777-31H Thiruvananthapuram–Dubai Under investigation (crash during go-around)
Ethiopian Airlines

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Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT)
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 104 near Tainan February 24, 1969 Handley Page Herald 201 Kaohsiung–Taipei Possible engine failure, CFIT
B-243 near Taipei February 20, 1970 Douglas C-47A CFIT
Flight 134 Taipei Airport July 31, 1975 Vickers Viscount 837 Hualien–Taipei Stall, loss of control
Flight 103 near Taipei August 22, 1981 Boeing 737-222 Taipei–Kaohsiung Severe fuselage corrosion, Explosive decompression, in-flight breakup
Flight 116 Kaohsiung Int'l Airport October 25, 1993 McDonnell Douglas MD-82 Kaohsiung–Taipei Engine failure, runway overrun
Flight 128 Xiamen Airport March 10, 1997 Boeing 757-2Q8 Kaohsiung–Taipei Hijacking
FedEx Express
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 705 Memphis, Tennessee April 7, 1994 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F Attempted hijacking
Flight 647 Memphis, Tennessee December 18, 2003 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10F Pilot error
Flight 80 Narita Int'l Airport March 23, 2009 McDonnell Douglas MD-11F Windshear, loss of control
Finnair/Aero OY
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
K-SALD Gulf of Finland November 16, 1927 Junkers F.13 Tallinn–Helsinki Unexplained disappearance
Unknown Baltic Sea November 10, 1937 Junkers Ju 52 Turku–Stockholm Broken propeller blade, engine separation
OH-ALL
Kaleva
Gulf of Finland off Keri Island June 14, 1940 Junkers Ju 52/3mge Tallinn–Helsinki Shot down
OH-LAK
Sampo
Gulf of Finland off Turku November 7, 1941 Junkers Ju 52/3mce Contaminated fuel, triple engine failure, water ditching
OH-LAK Hyvinkää October 31, 1945 Junkers Ju 52/3mce Radio problems, CFIT
Flight 311 Kvevlax January 3, 1961 Douglas C-47A Kokkola–Vaasa Pilot error, stall (pilot was intoxicated and sleep deprived)
Flight 217 Mariehamn November 8, 1963 Douglas C-47A Helsinki–Turku–Mariehamn Misread altimeter, CFIT
Flight 070 Chep Lap Kok Airport November 27, 2010 Airbus A340-313X Attempted to takeoff from taxiway
First Air
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 6560 Resolute, Nunavut, Canada August 20, 2011 Boeing 737-210C CFIT
Flash Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 604 Sharm el-Sheikh January 3, 2004 Boeing 737-3Q8 Loss of control (due to spatial disorientation)
Flybe
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 861 Southampton Airport January 16, 2012 Bombardier DHC-8-400 Ground collision with a Flybe DHC-8-400
Flydubai
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 981 Rostov-on-Don Airport March 19, 2016 Boeing 737-8KN Dubai–Rostov-on-Don Under investigation (crash during aborted landing attempt)
FlyMontserrat
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 107 V.C. Bird Int'l Airport October 7, 2012 Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander Antigua–Montserrat Contaminated fuel, loss of engine power, loss of control
Flying Tiger Line
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
N67960 Denver July 30, 1950 Curtiss C-46F Newark–Cleveland–Detroit–Chicago–Des Moines–Denver–Los Angeles Poor takeoff performance for reasons unknown
Flight 841 Squak Mountain January 7, 1953 Douglas C-54B Burbank–San Francisco–Seattle Crew error, CFIT
Flight 7413-23 Pacific Ocean September 24, 1955 Douglas C-54A Honolulu–Wake Island Crew error, fuel exhaustion, engine failure, water ditching
N6920C Mount Oyama September 9, 1958 Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation Travis AFB–Wake Island–Tachikawa Air Base CFIT
Flight 739 Pacific Ocean March 15, 1962 Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation Travis AFB–Honolulu–Wake Island–Guam–Clark AFB–Saigon Unexplained disappearance
Flight 7816 Adak March 15, 1962 Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation Travis AFB–Cold Bay–Adak–Misawa–Okinawa Pilot error
Flight 923 Atlantic Ocean September 23, 1962 Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation Gander–Frankfurt Crew error, triple engine failure, water ditching
Flight 183 Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal December 14, 1962 Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation Chicago–Burbank Pilot incapacitation, loss of control
Flight 282 San Bruno Mountain December 24, 1964 Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation San Francisco–New York City Deviation from course for reasons unknown
Flight 914 California Peak December 15, 1965 Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation Los Angeles–Chicago Spatial disorientation
Flight 6303 Naval Station Norfolk March 21, 1966 Canadair CL-44D4-2 Indianapolis–NAS Norfolk Crew error
N228SW Da Nang December 24, 1966 Canadair CL-44D4-1 Tachikawa Air Base–Da Nang Crashed short of runway
Flight 45 Okinawa July 27, 1970 Douglas DC-8-63AF Los Angeles–San Francisco–Seattle–Cold Bay–Tokyo–Okinawa–Cam Ranh Bay–Da Nang Crew error
Flight 2468 Naval Station Norfolk October 25, 1983 Douglas DC-8-63CF New York City–NAS Norfolk Crew error, ATC error, runway overrun
Flight 66
Thomas Haywood
near Kuala Lumpur February 19, 1989 Boeing 747-249F Singapore–Kuala Lumpur ATC error
Formosa Airlines (now Mandarin Airlines)
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
B-12268 Orchid Island Airport August 14, 1990 Dornier Do 228-201 Crashed short of runway
B-12238 off Orchid Island February 28, 1993 Dornier Do 228-201 Taipei–Orchid Island Weather, CFIT
B-12298 Green Island Airport June 14, 1993 Dornier Do 228-201 Taitung City–Green Island Crashed short of runway
B-12288 Taitung Airport June 15, 1995 Dornier Do 228-201 Green Island–Taitung City Belly landing
B-12208 Green Island Airport June 18, 1995 Dornier Do 228-201 Loss of control (while taxiing)
Flight 7613 off Matsu Beigan Airport April 5, 1996 Dornier Do 228-212 Taipei–Matsu Island Poor visibility, pilot error
Flight 7601 near Matsu Beigan Airport August 10, 1997 Dornier Do 228-212 Taipei–Matsu Island Weather, aborted landing, CFIT
B-12255 off Hsinchu March 18, 1998 Saab 340B Hsinchu-Kaohsiung Partial electrical failure, poor visibility, pilot fatigue, crew disregard of procedure
Fujita Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
JA6155 Mount Hachijō–Fuji August 17, 1963 de Havilland Heron 1B Hachijojima–Tokyo Poor visibility, CFIT
Flight 902 Oita Airport February 27, 1964 Convair CV-240-0 Kagoshima–Kunisaki Pilot error leading to runway overrun

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Garuda Indonesia
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
PK-DPB Juanda Airport November 11, 1950 Douglas C-47A Ran off runway
PK-DPA Ipoh, Malaysia May 9, 1952 Douglas DC-3C Forced landing on takeoff
Flight 330 near Palembang December 24, 1959 Douglas C-47A Engine failure, pilot error, possible overloading
Flight 424 Mount Burangrang January 24, 1961 Douglas DC-3C Jakarta–Bandung–Yogyakarta–Surabaya Pilot error, CFIT
Flight 542 off Madura Island February 3, 1961 Douglas C-47A Surabaya–Balikpapan Unexplained disappearance
PK-GDE near Palembang January 1, 1966 Douglas C-47A Jakarta–Palembang Mid-air collision with Garuda C-47A PK-GDU
PK-GDU near Palembang January 1, 1966 Douglas C-47A Jakarta–Palembang Mid-air collision with Garuda C-47A PK-GDE–
Flight 708 Sam Ratuangi Airport February 16, 1967 Lockheed L-188C Electra Jakarta–Surabaya–Makassar–Menado Pilot error, weather, crashed short of runway
Flight 150
Mahakem
near Palembang Airport September 24, 1975 Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000 Jakarta–Palembang Weather, crash on approach
Unknown Surabaya September 5, 1977 Douglas DC-9 Yogyakarta–Surabaya Hijacking
Flight 553
Sambas
near Probolinggo March 6, 1979 Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000 Denpasar–Surabaya CFIT
PK-GVK
Mamberamo
Mount Sibayak July 11, 1979 Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000 Palembang–Medan CFIT
PK-GND
Brantas
Sjamsudin Noor Airport January 13, 1980 Douglas DC-9-32 Heavy landing
Flight 206 Don Mueang International Airport March 28, 1981 Douglas DC-9-32 Palembang–Medan Hijacking
PK-GVK Tanjung Karang-Branti Airport March 20, 1982 Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000 Jakarta–Bandar Lambung Runway overrun in bad weather
PK-GFV
Selegan
Tanjung Karang-Branti Airport June 2, 1983 Fokker F-28 Fellowship 3000RC Bandar Lampung–Jakarta Crew error
Flight 035 Polonia Airport April 4, 1987 Douglas DC-9-32 Banda Aceh–Medan Possible windshear
Flight 865 Fukuoka Airport June 13, 1996 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 Fukuoka–Denpasar–Jakarta Engine failure, aborted takeoff
Flight 152 Deli Serdang, North Sumatra September 26, 1997 Airbus A300B4-220 Jakarta–Medan Bad weather and ATC error
Flight 421 near Yogyakarta January 16, 2002 Boeing 737-3Q8 Mataram-Yogyakarta Double engine failure, water ditching
Flight 200 Yogyakarta March 7, 2007 Boeing 737-497 Jakarta–Yogyakarta Pilot negligence, pilot error
PK-GWO Soekarno-Hatta International Airport December 9, 2010 Boeing 737-4U3 None Struck by pushback tug (while parked)
PK-GGA Soekarno-Hatta International Airport March 16, 2013 Boeing 737-5U3 None Struck by ramp equipment during bad weather (while parked)
Germanwings
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 9525 Prads-Haute-Bléone, French Alps March 24, 2015 Airbus A320-211 Barcelona–Düsseldorf Deliberate crash (by co-pilot)
Globe Air
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
HB-ITD near Nicosia Airport, Cyprus April 21, 1967 Bristol Britannia CFIT in bad weather
Gulf Air
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 771 Jebel Ali September 23, 1983 Boeing 737-200 Terrorism, bombing
Flight 072 Al Muharraq August 23, 2000 Airbus A320-212 Pilot error, CFIT
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 1907 Mato Grosso September 29, 2006 Boeing 737-800 SFP Mid-air collision
Golden West Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 261 Whittier, California January 9, 1975 de Havilland Twin Otter Mid-air collision

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Handley Page Transport
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
G-EAMA Golders Green December 14, 1920 Handley Page O/400 London–Paris CFIT for reasons unknown
G-EATN near Le Bourget Airport January 14, 1922 Handley Page O/10 London–Paris Crash on approach
Hapag-Lloyd Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 3378 Schwechat International Airport July 12, 2000 Airbus A310-304 Chania-Hanover Mechanical failure, fuel depletion
Hawthorne Nevada Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 708 Mount Whitney February 18, 1969 Douglas C-49J Hollywood-Hawthorne Weather, pilot error, CFIT
Helios Airways
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 522 Marathon, Greece August 14, 2005 Boeing 737-31S Larnaca–Athens–Prague Gradual depressurization, pilot incapacitation, fuel exhaustion
Henan Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 8387 Lindu Airport August 24, 2010 Embraer E-190 Harbin–Yichun CFIT
Hillman's Airways
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
G-ACPM English Channel off Folkestone October 2, 1934 de Havilland Dragon Rapide Essex–Paris Pilot error, CFIT

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IAS Cargo Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
G-BEBP
(operated by Dan-Air)
Lusaka Airport May 14, 1977 Boeing 707-321C London–Athens–Nairobi–Lusaka Structural failure, loss of control, design defect
Iberia Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
M-CABA off Europa Point December 18, 1939 Junkers Ju 52/3m Alicante–Tetuan Shot down
EC-ABK Pandols Mountain December 23, 1948 Douglas C-47 Madrid–Barcelona CFIT
EC-ACH near Getafe October 28, 1957 Douglas C-47A Tangier–Madrid In-flight fire and engine separation
EC-ABC Sierra de Valdemeca April 29, 1959 Douglas C-47A Barcelona–Madrid Weather, deviation from route
EC-ATB near Carmona October 12, 1962 Convair CV-440-62 Valencia–Seville CFIT
EC-ATH off Tangier Airport March 31, 1965 Convair CV-440-62 Málaga–Tangier Stall for reasons unknown
Flight 401 Los Rodeos Airport May 5, 1965 Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation Madrid–Tenerife Pilot error
Flight 062 Black Down, Sussex November 4, 1967 Sud Aviation Caravelle 10R Málaga–London Excessive descent for reasons unknown, CFIT
Flight 602 near Ibiza Airport January 7, 1972 Sud Aviation Caravelle VIR Valencia–Ibiza CFIT
Flight 504 near Nantes, France March 5, 1973 Douglas DC-9-32 Palma de Mallorca–London Mid-air collision with a Spantax Convair 990
Flight 350 Madrid Airport December 7, 1983 Boeing 727-256 Madrid–Rome Runway collision with an Aviaco DC-9
Flight 610
Alhambra de Grenada
near Bilbao February 19, 1985 Boeing 727-256 Madrid–Bilbao Pilot error, CFIT
Icelandic Airlines (Loftleiðir)
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
TF-RVC
Geysir
Vatnajökull September 14, 1950 Douglas C-54B Luxembourg–Reykjavik CFIT
Flight 509 John F. Kennedy Int'l Airport June 23, 1973 Douglas DC-8-61CF Reykjavik–New York City Crew error
Flight 001
(operated by Garuda Indonesia)
Colombo Airport, Sri Lanka November 15, 1978 Douglas DC-8-63CF Jeddah–Colombo–Surabaya Crashed on approach, cause disputed
Imperial Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 201/8 near Richmond Int'l Airport November 8, 1961 Lockheed L-049E Constellation Columbia–Newark–Wilkes Barre–Baltimore–Columbia Poor CRM, triple engine failure
Imperial Airways
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
G-EBBX Purley December 24, 1924 de Havilland DH.34 Fuel exhaustion
G-EMBS
Prince Henry
English Channel October 21, 1926 Handley Page W.10 London–Paris Loss of power, water ditching
G-EBLB Purley, Surrey July 13, 1928 Vickers Vulcan Engine failure
G-EBMT
City of Ottawa
English Channel off Dungeness June 17, 1929 Handley Page W.10 London–Paris Engine failure, water ditching
G-EBIX
City of Washington
Bologne October 30, 1930 Handley Page W.8g Engine separation, CFIT
G-AAGX
Hannibal
Five Oak Green, Kent August 8, 1931 Handley Page H.P.42E Engine failure
G-AACI
City of Liverpool
Near Dixmude, Belgium March 28, 1933 Armstrong Whitworth Argosy II Brussels–London In-flight fire, possible sabotage
G-ABLU
Apollo
Ruysselede, Belgium December 30, 1933 Avro 618 Ten Pilot error, CFIT
G-AASJ
City of Khartoum
off Alexandria December 31, 1935 Short Calcutta London–Brindisi–Crete–Alexandria Fuel exhaustion
G-ABFA
Scipio
Mirabella, Crete August 22, 1936 Short S.17 Kent Hard landing
G-ADVA near Ouroux March 24, 1937 Short S.23 Empire CFIT
G-AXXE
Hengist
Karachi May 31, 1937 Handley Page H.P.42E None Burned in hangar fire
G-ADVC
Courtier
Phaleron Bay October 1, 1937 Short S.23 Empire Poor visibility
G-ADUZ
Cygnus
Brindisi Harbor December 5, 1937 Short S.23 Empire Crashed on takeoff
G-ABTG
Amalthea
Kisumu, Kenya July 27, 1938 Armstrong Whitworth Atalanta Kisumu–Alexandria CFIT
G-AETW
Calpurnia
Lake Habbaniyah, Iran November 27, 1938 Short S.23 Empire CFIT
G-ADUU
Cavalier
Atlantic Ocean January 21, 1939 Short S.23 Empire Port Washington–Bermuda Icing, loss of engine power
G-AAGX
Hannibal
Gulf of Oman March 1, 1940 Handley Page H.P.42E Jiwani–Sharjah Unexplained disappearance
Independent Air
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 1851 Santa Maria Island, Azores February 8, 1989 Boeing 707-331B Bergamo–Azores–Punt Cana CFIT
Indian Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
VT-CHF near Sonegaon Airport 12 December 1953 Douglas C-47A Nagpur-Madras Loss of power, loss of control, CFIT
VT-COZ Guwahati 21 January 1955 Douglas C-47A Calcutta-Guwahati CFIT
VT-CVB Nagpur 2 February 1955 Douglas C-47A Nagpur-Delhi Pilot error
VT-CGN Salonibari Airport 21 March 1956 Douglas C-47A Pilot error, stall, runway excursion
VT-DBA Tribhuvan Airport 15 May 1956 Douglas C-47A Runway overrun
VT-DGK Agartala 19 October 1956 Douglas DC-3 Weather, CFIT
VT-CFB Kingsway Camp, India 13 March 1957 Douglas C-47A None Loss of control
VT-AUV Santoshpur 5 May 1957 Douglas C-47A Silchar-Calcutta Weather, windshear
VT-COJ near Damroh 25 June 1958 Douglas DC-3C None Possible loss of power, CFIT
VT-CYM near Dhaka 9 July 1958 Douglas C-47A Agartala-Dhaka In-flight breakup
VT-CYH near Tobu 12 March 1959 Douglas C-47A None CFIT
VT-CGI 35 mi west of Silchar 29 March 1959 Douglas C-47A Calcutta-Agartala-Silchar-Imphal Weather, severe turbulence, in-flight breakup
VT-CGG near Taksing 3 January 1960 Douglas C-47A None Pilot error, navigation error, stall, loss of control
VT-AUS near Lahore 15 July 1962 Douglas C-47A Kabul-Amritsar Bird strike
VT-DIO 51 mi south of Agra 11 September 1963 Vickers Viscount 768D Nagpur-Delhi Loss of control for reasons unknown
PH-SAB Banihall Pass 7 February 1966 Fokker F27-200 Srinagar-Amritsar-Jammu-Delhi Navigation error, CFIT
VT-DPP Palam Airport 15 February 1966 Sud Caravelle VIN Calcutta-Delhi Crashed short of runway
VT-DSB Mumbai 4 September 1966 Sud Caravelle VIN None CFIT
VT-DOJ near Khulna Airport April 21, 1969 Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 Agartala–Khulna Weather, loss of control
VT-DWT near Silchar August 29, 1970 Fokker F-27 Friendship 400 Silchar–Guwahait Pilot error, CFIT
VT-DXG Chinnamanur December 9, 1971 Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-224 Srs. 2 Thiruvananthapuram–Madurai Deviation from course, CFIT
VT-DME near Delhi-Palam airport August 12, 1972 Fokker F-27 Friendship 100 Gwalior–Delhi Pilot error
VT-EAU near Hyderabad March 15, 1973 Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-224 Srs. 2 None Crew errors, crew incapitation
Flight 440 New Delhi May 31, 1973 Boeing 737-2A8 Madras–New Delhi Pilot error, crash on landing
VT-EAL Hyderabad December 17, 1978 Boeing 737-2A8 Crashed on takeoff
VT-DXJ near Panvel August 4, 1979 Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-224 Srs. 2 Pune–Bombay (now Mumbai) CFIT
Flight 113 Ahmedabad October 19, 1988 Boeing 737-2A8 Mumbai–Ahmedabad Pilot error, weather, lack of navigational aids
Flight 605 Bangalore February 14, 1990 Airbus A320 Mumbai–Bangalore "Failure of the pilots to realize the gravity of the situation and respond immediately towards proper action of moving the throttles, even after the radio altitude call-outs of "Four hundred", "Three hundred" and "Two hundred" feet, in spite of knowing that the plane was in idle/open descent mode"[1]
Flight 257 near Imphal Airport August 16, 1991 Boeing 737-2A8 Calcutta–Imphal CFIT
Flight 427 Amritsar Airport April 24, 1993 Boeing 737-2A8 Sringar–Delhi Hijacking
Flight 491 near Aurangabad Airport April 26, 1993 Boeing 737-2A8 Aurangabad–Bombay Pilot error
Flight 814 Kathmandu December 24, 1999 Airbus A300B2-101 Kathmandu–Delhi Hijacking
Indonesia AirAsia
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 8501 Karimata Strait December 28, 2014 Airbus A320-216 Surbaya–Singapore Mechanical failure, crew error, stall, loss of control
Flight 509 Ngurah Rai International Airport May 16, 2016 Airbus A320-216 Singapore-Denpasar Crew miscommunication
Inex-Adria Aviopromet (now Adria Airways)
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 450 near Prague October 30, 1975 Douglas DC-9-32 Tivat–Prague Ground impact during final approach in foggy weather
Flight 550 near Vrbovec September 10, 1976 Douglas DC-9-31 Split–Cologne Mid-air collision with a British Airways Trident
Flight 1308 Mont San-Pietro December 1, 1981 McDonnell Douglas MD-81 Ljubljana–Ajaccio CFIT
Interflug
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
DM-SEA near Königs Wusterhausen August 14, 1972 Ilyushin Il-62 East Berlin–Bourgas In-flight fire
DM-SCA Schönefeld Airport October 30, 1972 Tupolev Tu-134 Hard landing, ran off runway
Flight 1107 Leipzig Airport September 1, 1975 Tupolev Tu-134 Stuttgart–Leipzig ATC error, crew error
DM-SEM Schönefeld Airport November 22, 1977 Tupolev Tu-134A Moscow–East Berlin Pilot error
DM-STL Luanda, Angola March 26, 1979 Ilyushin Il-18D Engine failure, aborted takeoff, runway overrun
DDR-SEW Schönefeld Airport June 17, 1989 Ilyushin Il-62M East Berlin–Moscow Mechanical failure, runway overrun
IrAero
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
RA-26053 Ust-Kuiga December 27, 2002 Antonov An-26B Yakutsk–Ust Kuiga Crew disregard of procedure, hard landing
Flight 103 Ignatyevo Airport August 8, 2011 Antonov An-24 Chita–Blagoveshchensk–Khabarovsk Runway overrun
Iran Air
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
EP-IRD Alborz Mountains, Iran January 21, 1980 Boeing 727-86 Mashhad–Tehran Inoperable ILS and ground radar
EP-IRG Shiraz Airport October 15, 1986 Boeing 737-286 None Destroyed on the ground
Flight 655 Strait of Hormuz July 3, 1988 Airbus A300B2-203 Bandar Abbas–Dubai US military missile shoot-down
Flight 277 Urmia Airport January 9, 2011 Boeing 727-286 Tehran–Urmia Bad weather
Flight 742 Mehrabad Int'l Airport October 18, 2011 Boeing 727-286 Nosegear failure
Iran Air Tours
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
EP-ITD near Mehrabad Int'l Airport February 8, 1993 Tupolev Tu-154M Tehran–Mashhad Mid-air collision with an IAF Su-24
Flight 956 near Sarab-e Do Rah February 12, 2002 Tupolev Tu-154M Tehran–Khorramabad Under investigation (CFIT)
Flight 945 Mashhad Airport September 1, 2006 Tupolev Tu-154M Bandar Abbas–Mashhad Crashed on landing
Iraqi Airways
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 163 Arar, Saudi Arabia December 25, 1986 Boeing 737-270C Baghdad–Amman Hijacking
Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
15-2280 Shahdad, Iran February 19, 2003 Ilyushin Il-76MD Zahedan–Kerman CFIT

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Japan Airlines (JAL)
Japan Air System
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 451 Hanamaki Airport April 18, 1993 Douglas DC-9-41 Nagoya–Morioka Windshear, hard landing
Flight 979 Tokunoshima Airport January 1, 2004 McDonnell Douglas MD-81 Kagoshima–Tokunoshima Landing gear failure
Japan Domestic Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
JA8030 Haneda Airport August 26, 1966 Convair CV-880-22M-3 None Loss of control for reasons unknown
JAT Yugoslav Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 367 Srbská Kamenice January 26, 1972 Douglas DC-9-32 Copenhagen–Belgrade Terrorist bombing
Flight 769 near Titograd September 11, 1973 Sud Aviation Caravelle VI-N Skopje–Titograd ATC error
JetBlue Airways
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 292 Los Angeles September 21, 2005 Airbus A320-232 Burbank–New York Mechanical failure

K[edit]

Kam Air
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 904 Pamir Mountains February 3, 2005 Boeing 737-200 Herat–Kabul Undetermined
Katekavia
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 9357 Igarka August 3, 2010 Antonov An-24 Krasnoyarsk–Igarka Pilot error
Kazakhstan Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
46478 Kostanay January 16, 1993 Antonov An-24RV Engine failure, crashed short of runway
UN-85455 Karachi International Airport January 21, 1995 Tupolev Tu-154B-2 Overloading, failed to takeoff, runway overrun
UN-26080 Sambailo Airport January 26, 1995 Antonov An-26B Rejected takeoff, runway overrun
UN-88181 Dzhambul Airport April 13, 1995 Yakovlev Yak-40K Steering failure, ran off runway
UN-47710 Shymkent November 1, 1995 Antonov An-24B None Double engine failure, hard landing
Flight 1907 Charkhi Dadri November 12, 1996 Ilyushin Il-76TD Shymkent–Delhi Mid-air collision with a Saudia Boeing 747
Kenya Airways
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 431 Abidjan January 30, 2000 Airbus A310-304 Pilot error
Flight 507 Cameroon May 5, 2007 Boeing 737-800 Pilot error
KLM
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
H-NABS English Channel April 24, 1924 Fokker F.III Lympne–Rotterdam Unexplained disappearance
H-NABM Landrécies, France June 25, 1925 Fokker F.III Amsterdam–Paris Weather
H-NACC Wolvertem, Belgium July 9, 1926 Fokker F.IV Amsterdam–Paris Weather
H-NADU Underriver, Kent August 22, 1927 Fokker F.VIII Croydon–Rotterdam Structural failure of tailfin
H-NABR Waalhaven, Netherlands July 24, 1928 Fokker F.III None Stall, loss of control
PH-AFO Bangkok December 6, 1931 Fokker F.VIII/3m Djakarta–Bangkok–Rangoon–Amsterdam Crew error, failed to takeoff
PH-AJU
Uiver
Rutbah Wells, Syria December 20, 1934 Douglas DC-2-115A Amsterdam–Batavia Weather
PH-AFL Brilon, Germany April 6, 1935 Fokker F.XII Prague–Amsterdam Low visibility, spatial disorientation
PH-AJQ
Kwikstaart
Schiphol, Netherlands July 14, 1935 Fokker F.XXII Amsterdam–Hamburg–Copenhagen–Malmö Double engine failure, loss of altitude
PH-AKG
Gaai
Pian Giacomo, Switzerland July 20, 1935 Douglas DC-2-115E Milan–Amsterdam Navigation error
PH-AKL
Lijster
Croydon Airport December 9, 1936 Douglas DC-2-115E Croydon–Amsterdam Pilot error
Killed Juan de la Cierva
PH-ALP
Pluvier
Mount Baldy, Arizona April 3, 1937 Douglas DC-3-194B Burbank–New York City CFIT
PH-ALF
Flamingo
near Beert, Belgium July 28, 1937 Douglas DC-2-115L Amsterdam–Paris Possible lightning strike, in-flight fire
PH-ALS
Specht
Palembang-Talang Betoetoe Airport October 6, 1937 Douglas DC-3-194B Crash on takeoff
PH-ARY
Ijsvogel
Schiphol, Netherlands November 14, 1938 Douglas DC-3-194D Berlin–Amsterdam Undetermined
PH-APE
Ekster
Amsterdam, Netherlands December 9, 1938 Lockheed 14-WF62 Super Electra None Engine failure, crash on takeoff
PH-AJK Vlissingen, Netherlands June 10, 1939 Koolhoven F.K.43 Haamstede–Vlissingen Stall, loss of control
PH-ASM North Sea September 26, 1939 Douglas DC-3 Copenhagen–Amsterdam Attacked by German fighter
PH-TBW Schiphol Int'l Airport November 14, 1946 Douglas C-47A London–Amsterdam Failed landing
PH-TCR Copenhagen January 26, 1947 Douglas DC-3C
(C-47A)
Amsterdam–Copenhagen–Stockholm Maintenance error, loss of control
PH-TEN
Nijmegen
Prestwick October 20, 1948 Lockheed L-049-46-25 Constellation Amsterdam–Glasgow–New York Communication, navigation, pilot errors
PH-TER
Roermond
off Bari June 23, 1949 Lockheed L-749-79-33 Constellation Jakarta–Cairo–Athens–Rome–Amsterdam Loss of control, in-flight breakup
PH-TDF
Franeker
near Bombay July 12, 1949 Lockheed L-749-79-33 Constellation Weather, poor visibility, ATC error, crew error, CFIT
PH-TEU North Sea, 40 mi off Dutch coast February 2, 1950 Douglas C-47A Amsterdam–London In-flight fire
Flight 592
Koningin Juliana
near Frankfurt March 22, 1952 Douglas DC-6 Johannesburg–Rome–Frankfurt–Amsterdam Undetermined
Flight 608
Willem Bontekoe
North Sea August 23, 1954 Douglas DC-6B New York–Shannon–Amsterdam Unknown (crew incapacitation, in-flight explosion, cockpit window failure, autopilot failure)
Flight 633
Triton
Shannon Airport September 5, 1954 Lockheed L-1049C-55-81 Super Constellation Amsterdam–Shannon–New York Pilot error, water ditching
Flight 844
Neutron
off Biak-Mokmer Airport July 16, 1957 Lockheed L-1049C-55-81 Super Constellation Unknown (pilot error, mechanical failure)
Flight 607-E
Hugo de Groot
North Sea August 14, 1958 Lockheed L-1049H-01-06-162 Super Constellation Shannon–Gander Unknown (engine failure causing loss of control)
Flight 823 near Cairo Int'l Airport June 12, 1961 Lockheed L-188C Electra Amsterdam–Munich–Rome–Cairo–Karachi–Kuala Lumpur Pilot error
Flight 861 Dubai Airport November 25, 1973 Boeing 747-206B Amsterdam–Athens–Beirut–Delhi–Tokyo Hijacking
Flight 4805 Tenerife March 27, 1977 Boeing 747-206B Amsterdam–Las Palmas–Tenerife–Las Palmas Pilot error, ATC error, ground collision
Flight 1673 Schiphol Int'l Airport November 28, 2004 Boeing 737-406 Amsterdam–Barcelona Bird strike, nosegear steering failure, ran off runway, maintenance error
KNILM
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
PK-AFO Denpasar January 22, 1940 Lockheed Super Electra CFIT
PK-AFS Kupang, Timor January 26, 1942 Grumman Goose Shot down
PK-AFV
Pelikaan
Carnot Bay, Australia March 5, 1942 Douglas DC-3 Shot down
Kogalymavia (now Metrojet)
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 348 Surgut Int'l Airport January 1, 2011 Tupolev Tu-154B-2 Surgut-Moscow In-flight fire
Flight 9268 near Hasna, North Sinai Governorate, Egypt October 31, 2015 Airbus A321-231 Sharm-el-Sheikh - St. Petersburg Terrorism, bombing
Korean Air

L[edit]

LAM Mozambique Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 470
Chaimite
Bwabwata National Park November 29, 2013 Embraer E-190 Maputo-Luanda Deliberate crash (by pilot)
LANSA
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 501 Mount Talaula 27 April 1966 Lockheed L-749A Constellation Lima-Cuzco Pilot error, overloading, CFIT
Flight 502 Cuzco August 9, 1970 Lockheed L-188A Electra Cuzco-Lima Ground crew error, improper maintenance, pilot error, loss of control
Flight 508 Puerto Inca, Amazon rainforest, Peru December 24, 1971 Lockheed L-188A Electra Lima-Pucallpa Weather, severe turbulence, lightning strike, wing separation, in-flight breakup
LAN Chile (now LATAM Chile)
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
CC-CLC-0072 near El Plummerillo Airport 20 January 1944 Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar Mendoza-San Juan Crashed on takeoff
CC-CLC-0100 near Chamonate Airport 15 June 1953 Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar Copiapo-Santiago Engine fire
Flight 210 La Gotera Hill April 3, 1961 Douglas DC-3C Temuco-Santiago CFIT for reasons unknown
Flight 107 San José Volcano February 6, 1965 Douglas DC-6B Santiago-Ezeiza Pilot error, CFIT
Flight 160 Colina April 28, 1969 Boeing 727-116 Ezeiza-Santiago CFIT
CC-CHJ Calama August 4, 1987 Boeing 737-2A1 Antofagasta-Calama Crashed short of runway
Flight 1069 Puerto Williams February 20, 1991 BAe 146-200A Punta Arenas-Puerto Williams Pilot error, runway overrun
Lao Air
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 200 Thoulakhom District April 11, 2009 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan Vientiane–Xam Neua Under investigation (engine failure, forced landing)
Flight 201 Sam Neua Airport April 17, 2013 de Havilland Canada Twin Otter 300 Xam Neua–Vientiane Under investigation (crash on takeoff)
Lao Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 301 Mekong River near Pakxe October 16, 2013 ATR 72-212A Vientiane–Pakxe Pilot error, CFIT
Lao Aviation (now Lao Airlines)
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
RDPL-34117 Phonsavan December 13, 1993 Harbin Y-12-II Poor visibility, CFIT
RDPL-34001 Long Tieng May 25, 1998 Yakovlev Yak-40 Vientiane–Phonsavan Weather, CFIT
Flight 703 near Xam Neua October 19, 2000 Harbin Y-12-II Vientiane–Xam Neua Under investigation (CFIT)
LAPA
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 3142 Buenos Aires August 31, 1999 Boeing 737-204C Pilot error, operational error, negligence
Lauda Air
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 004 Uthai Thani Province May 26, 1991 Boeing 767-3Z9ER Hong-Kong - Bangkok - Vienna Engine went into reverse, in flight. Mechanical failure
Líneas Aéreas Comerciales
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
XA-UKR near Plan de Guadalupe International Airport, Mexico April 19, 2014 British Aerospace 125 Cozumel–Saltillo Cause yet to be determined [2]
Linjeflyg
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 277 near Helsingborg-Ängelholm Airport November 20, 1964 Convair 440 Stockholm–Helsingborg Pilot error, crashed short of runway
Flight 618
(operated by Skyline Sweden)
near Stockholm January 15, 1977 Vickers Viscount 838 Malmö–Kristianstad–Växjö–Jönköping–Stockholm Icing
Lion Air
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 538 Surakarta November 30, 2004 McDonnell Douglas MD-82 Pilot error
Los Angeles Airways
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 841 Paramount, California May 22, 1968 Sikorsky S-61L Main rotor blade separation, loss of control
Flight 417 Anaheim, California August 14, 1968 Sikorsky S-61L Main rotor hub failure, loss of control
LOT Polish Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
SP-ASJ Pirin Mountains November 23, 1937 Douglas DC-2-115D Thessaloniki-Sofia CFIT
SP-BNG Negrileasa, Stulpicani July 22, 1938 Lockheed 14H Super Electra Warsaw-Lwow (now Lviv)-Czerniowce (now Chernovtsy)-Bucharest-Thessaloniki Unknown (possible lightning strike)
SP-LKA near Lodz Airport November 15, 1951 Lisunov Li-2P Lodz-Kraków Weather, pilot error (official)
Engine failure, loss of control (unofficial)
SP-LAH near Gruszowiec March 19, 1954 Lisunov Li-2P Warsaw-Kraków Spatial disorientation, CFIT
Flight 232 Vnukovo Int'l Airport June 14, 1957 Ilyushin Il-14P Warsaw-Moscow Weather, poor visibility, crew error
SP-LVB near Warsaw-Okecie Airport December 19, 1962 Vickers Viscount 804 Brussels-East Berlin-Warsaw Stall, loss of control
SP-LVA near Jeuk, Belgium August 20, 1965 Vickers Viscount 804 Lille-Wroclaw Weather, loss of control, possible turbulence
Flight 165 near Zawoja April 2, 1969 Antonov An-24B Warsaw-Kraków Weather, CFIT
Flight 165 Tempelhof Int'l Airport August 30, 1978 Tupolev Tu-134 Gdansk-East Berlin Hijacking
Flight 7
Mikołaj Kopernik
near Warsaw-Okecie Airport March 14, 1980 Ilyushin Il-62 New York City-Warsaw Engine failure, loss of control
Flight 5055
Tadeusz Kościuszko
near Warsaw-Okecie Airport May 9, 1987 Ilyushin Il-62M Warsaw-New York City Engine failure, in-flight fire, loss of control
Flight 703
Dunajec
near Rzeszów November 2, 1988 Antonov An-24B Warsaw-Rzeszow Icing, engine failure
Flight 702 Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport February 25, 1993 ATR 72-202 Rzeszow-Warsaw Hijacking
Flight 016
Poznań
Warsaw Chopin Airport November 1, 2011 Boeing 767-35DER Newark-Warsaw Landing gear failure, belly landing
Lufthansa
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 502 Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport January 11, 1959 Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation Hamburg–Frankfurt–Paris–Lisbon–Dakar–Rio de Janeiro–Buenos Aires Pilot error, crew fatigue
D-ABOK near Ebersheim December 4, 1961 Boeing 720-030B Frankfurt-Cologne Nose dived for reasons unknown
D-ABOP near Ansbach July 15, 1964 Boeing 720-030B None Loss of control
Flight 005 Bremen Airport January 28, 1966 Convair CV-440-0 Frankfurt–Bremen Stall, loss of control
Flight 649 Aden February 22–23, 1972 Boeing 747-230 Tokyo–Hong Kong–Bangkok–Delhi–Athens–Frankfurt Hijacking
Flight 615 Zagreb October 29, 1972 Boeing 727-30 Damascus–Beirut–Ankara–Munich–Frankfurt Hijacking
Flight 540 Nairobi November 20, 1974 Boeing 747-130 Frankfurt–Nairobi–Johannesburg Mechanical failure, pilot error
Flight 181
Landshut
Mogadishu October 17, 1977 Boeing 737-230C Palma de Mallorca–Frankfurt Hijacking
Flight 527 near Rio de Janeiro July 26, 1979 Boeing 707-330C Rio de Janeiro–Dakar ATC errors, CFIT
Flight 2904 Warsaw Chopin Airport September 14, 1993 Airbus A320-200 Frankfurt–Warsaw Pilot error, deficiencies in braking system[3]
Luxair
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 9642 Niederanven November 6, 2002 Fokker 50 Pilot error

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Maddux Air Lines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
NC9636 over San Diego 21 April 1929 Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor San Diego-Phoenix Mid-air collision with a USAAF Boeing PW-9D
Flight 7 Oceanside, California 19 January 1930 Ford 5-AT-C Tri-Motor Tijuana-Los Angeles Windshear
Malaysian Airline System/Malaysia Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 653 Johor 4 December 1977 Boeing 737-2H6 Penang-Kuala Lumpur Hijacking, loss of control
Flight 684 Subang, Petaling 18 December 1983 Airbus A300B4-120 Singapore-Kuala Lumpur Weather, crashed short of runway
Flight 2133 Tawau Airport 15 September 1995 Fokker 50 Kota Kinabalu-Tawau Pilot error
Flight 370 southern Indian Ocean 8 March 2014 Boeing 777-2H6ER Kuala Lumpur–Beijing Under investigation (unexplained disappearance)
Flight 17 over Ukraine 17 July 2014 Boeing 777-2H6ER Amsterdam–Kuala Lumpur Shot down
Malév Hungarian Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
HA-LID Szombathely 13 October 1956 Lisunov Li-2 Budapest–Szombathely–Zalaegerszeg Hijacking
HA-TSA Budapest 6 August 1961 Douglas C-47A None Crew negligence, loss of control
Flight 355 near Le Bourget Airport 23 November 1962 Ilyushin Il-18V Budapest–Frankfurt–Paris Stall on approach for reasons unknown
HA-MAH Ferihegy Airport 17 February 1964 VEB 14P None Burned in hangar fire
Flight 731 off Saltholm Island 28 August 1971 Ilyushin Il-18V Premature descent, CFIT
Flight 110 near Boryspil Airport 16 September 1971 Tupolev Tu-134 Budapest–Kiev Poor visibility, CFIT
Flight 801 near Ferihegy Airport 15 January 1975 Ilyushin Il-18V East Berlin–Budapest Weather, poor visibility, poor CRM, possible spatial disorientation
Flight 240 off Lebanon 30 September 1975 Tupolev Tu-154A Budapest-Beirut Unknown
Flight 203 near Urziceni 21 September 1977 Tupolev Tu-134 Istanbul–Bucharest–Budapest Pilot error, CFIT
Flight 262 Thessaloniki Int'l Airport 4 July 2000 Tupolev Tu-154B-2 Budapest–Thessaloniki Pilot error, belly landing
Manchukuo National Airways
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
M-604 Sea of Japan 21 June 1941 Mitsubishi MC-20 CFIT
Mandala Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 091 Medan, Indonesia 5 September 2005 Boeing 737-200 Medan-Jakarta Possible overloading
Mandarin Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 369 Magong Airport 17 August 2013 Embraer ERJ-190-100 IGW Taipei-Magong Runway excursion
Martinair
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 495 Faro Airport, Portugal 21 December 1992 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF Windshear, thunderstorm, rain
Merpati Nusantara Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
PK-MVS
Sabang
off Padang, Indonesia 10 November 1971 Vickers Viscount 828 Undetermined
Flight 422 Achmad Yani International Airport 30 November 1994 Fokker F28 Runway overrun
Flight 9760 near Oksibil 2 August 2009 de Havilland Canada Twin Otter 300 CFIT
Flight 836 Sorong Airport 13 April 2010 Boeing 737-322 Runway overrun
Flight 8968 off West Papua 7 May 2011 Xian MA60 Missed approach, crew error, CFIT
Flight 536 Sampit Airport 7 January 2012 Xian MA60 Ran off runway
Metro Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
N853SA Scholes Field 30 April 1974 Beechcraft Model 99 Galveston-Houston Pilot error, loss of control
N935MA Beaumont Municipal Airport 20 May 1983 Short 330-100 Destroyed by a tornado (while parked)
Mexicana de Aviación
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
X-ABCO near Amecameca de Juarez 26 March 1936 Ford 5-AT-B Trimotor Mexico City-Guatemala City CFIT
XA-DOT Iztaccihuatl Volcano 11 August 1945 Douglas DC-2-243 Tapachula-Puebla Weather, CFIT
XA-DUH Mount Popocatepetl 26 September 1949 Douglas DC-3A Tapachula-Tuxtla Gutierrez-Ixtepec-Oaxaca-Mexico City CFIT
XA-DUK Cerro del Borrago 16 December 1949 Douglas DC-3A Mexico City-Mérida CFIT
Flight 591 Cerro del Cabre mountains 8 March 1955 Douglas DC-3A-228D Puerto Vallarta-Talpa-Mascota-Guadalajara Poor visibility, CFIT
Flight 621 Poza Rica 8 September 1959 Douglas DC-3A Mexico City-Mérida Bombing
XA-HUS near Juchitpec 28 September 1960 Douglas C-53 Tapachula-Mexico City CFIT
Flight 704 Apodaca, Nuevo Leon 4 June 1969 Boeing 727-64 Mexico City-Monterrey Pilot error, CFIT
Flight 801 Mexico City 21 September 1969 Boeing 727-64 Chicago-Mexico City Undetermined
Flight 940 Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico 31 March 1986 Boeing 727-264 Mexico City-Puerto Vallarta-Mazatlan-Los Angeles Blown landing gear tire, in-flight fire, loss of control
Miami Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
N1678M Elizabeth, New Jersey 16 December 1951 Curtiss C-46F Newark–Tampa Engine fire, loss of power, stall, loss of control
MIAT Mongolian Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
BNMAU-10208 near Ulaangom Airport 26 January 1990 Antonov An-24RV Navigation error
BNMAU-14102 Marz Mountain 23 April 1993 Antonov An-26 Ulan Bator-Ölgii CFIT
BNMAU-10103 Choho Geologloh Uul 21 September 1995 Antonov An-24RV Ulan Bator–Mörön Premature descent, CFIT
JU-1020 Mandalgovi Airport 10 June 1997 Harbin Y-12 II Ulan Bator–Mandalgovi Windshear
JU-1017 near Erdenet 26 May 1998 Harbin Y-12 II Erdenet–Mörön Overloading, CFIT
Misrair
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
SU-AHH Tehran 22 December 1951 SNCASE Languedoc Baghdad-Tehran Weather
SU-AFK near Cairo 15 December 1953 Vickers Type 634 Viking 1B Cairo-Luxor Crash on takeoff
SU-AGN Manzala Lake 7 March 1958 Vickers Type 628 Viking 1B Athens-Cairo Weather, CFIT
Middle East Airlines (MEA)
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 265 Ankara 1 February 1963 Vickers Viscount 754D Nicosia-Ankara Mid-air collision with a Turkish Air Force Douglas C-47
Flight 444 near Dhahran 17 April 1964 Sud Aviation Caravelle III Beirut-Dhahran Undetermined
Flight 438 Al Qaysumah 1 January 1976 Boeing 720B Beirut-Dubai-Muscat Terrorism, bombing
Mohawk Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 121 Rochester, New York 2 July 1963 Martin 4-0-4 Weather, pilot error
Flight 40 Blossburg, Pennsylvania 23 June 1967 BAC 1–11-204AF Mechanical failure
Flight 411 Pilot Knob, New York 19 November 1969 Fairchild FH-227B Pilot error
Flight 405 Albany, New York 3 March 1972 Fairchild FH-227B Mechanical failure, pilot error

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National Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
NC33349 Peter O. Knight Airport September 13, 1945 Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar Miami–Tampa Runway overrun
Flight 16 Lakeland, Florida October 5, 1945 Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar Tampa–Lakeland Pilot error, overshot runway
Flight 23 Banana River Naval Air Station October 11, 1945 Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar Jacksonville–Miami Engine failure, pilot error
Flight 83 Philadelphia Int'l Airport January 14, 1951 Douglas DC-4-1009 Newark–Philadelphia–Norfolk Pilot error, runway overrun
Flight 101 Newark Int'l Airport February 11, 1952 Douglas DC-6 Newark–Miami Loss of engine power, loss of altitude
Flight 470 Gulf of Mexico off Mobile, Alabama February 14, 1953 Douglas DC-6 Miami–Tampa–New Orleans Weather, severe turbulence, in-flight breakup (possibly flew into a waterspout)
Flight 967
(operated by Delta Air Lines)
Gulf of Mexico off Pilottown, Louisiana November 16, 1959 Douglas DC-7B Tampa–New Orleans Undetermined, possible bombing
Flight 2511 near Bolivia, North Carolina January 6, 1960 Douglas DC-6B New York City–Miami Bombing, murder and suicide
Flight 27 New Mexico November 3, 1973 Douglas DC-10-10 Houston–Las Vegas Uncontained engine failure, explosive decompression
Flight 193 Escambia Bay, Florida May 8, 1978 Boeing 727-235 Miami–Melbourne–Tampa–New Orleans–Mobile–Pensacola Landed short of runway
National Air Cargo
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 662
(operated for Transafrik)
near Kabul October 12, 2010 Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules Bagram AB-Kabul Under investigation
Flight 102 Bagram Air Base April 29, 2013 Boeing 747-428BCF Shifted load, stall, loss of control
Nationair
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 2120
(operated by Nigeria Airways)
King Abdulaziz Int'l Airport July 11, 1991 Douglas DC-8-61 Jeddah–Sokoto Fire, loss of flight controls
Nihon Kinkyori Airways
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 497 Nakashibetsu Airport March 11, 1983 NAMC YS-11A-208 Sapporo–Nakashibetsu Pilot error, crashed short of runway
NLM CityHopper (now KLM Cityhopper)
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 431 Moerdijk October 6, 1981 Fokker F28-4000 Rotterdam–Eindhoven–Hamburg Weather, extreme turbulence, wing separation
Northeast Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 792 Berlin, New Hampshire November 30, 1954 Douglas DC-3A Boston–Concord–Laconia–Berlin Pilot error
Flight 823 Rikers Island, New York February 1, 1957 Douglas DC-6A New York City–Miami Pilot error, CFIT
Flight 285 Bedford, Massachusetts September 15, 1957 Douglas C-53
(DC-3)
Martha's Vineyard–New Bedford Pilot error
Flight 258 near Nantucket Memorial Airport August 15, 1958 Convair CV-240-2 New York City–Nantucket Poor visiility, crash short of runway
Flight 946 Moose Mountain, New Hampshire October 25, 1968 Fairchild Hiller FH-227C Boston–Lebanon–Montpelier Pilot error
Northwest Airlines
Flight designation(s) Location(s) Date Aircraft type(s) Route Cause
Flight 2 near Bozeman, Montana January 10, 1938 Lockheed L-14H Super Electra Butte–Billings In-flight breakup, design defect
NC17394 near Saugus May 16, 1938 Lockheed L-14H2 Super Electra Burbank–Las Vegas Poor visibility, CFIT
Flight 4 Billings Municipal Airport July 8, 1938 Lockheed L-14H Super Electra Billings–Fargo Stall on takeoff
Flight 1 near Miles City, Montana January 13, 1939 Lockheed L-14H Super Electra Miles City-Billings In-flight fire
Flight 5 Moorhead, Minnesota October 30, 1941 Douglas DC-3A-269 Chicago–Minneapolis–Fargo–Billings–Butte–Spokane–Seattle Icing, loss of control
43-15738
(leased from USAAF)
Mount Deception, Alaska 18 September 1944 Douglas C-47A Anchorage–Fairbanks CFIT
45-922
(leased from USAAF)
near Billings, Montana December 8, 1945 Douglas C-47B Fargo–Billings Weather, CFIT
Flight 4422 Mount Sanford March 12, 1948 Douglas C-54G Shanghai–Anchorage–New York City CFIT
Flight 421 Fountain City, Wisconsin August 29, 1948 Martin 2-0-2 Chicago–Minneapolis Structural failure
Flight 6427 34 mi N of Edmonton October 27, 1948 Douglas C-54A Minneapolis–Edmonton–Anchorage–Tokyo Pilot error
Flight 255 Romulus, Michigan August 16, 1987 Douglas DC-9-82 Saginaw–Detroit–Phoenix–Santa Ana Pilot error, failure to extend flaps and slats for takeoff
Flight 1482 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport December 3, 1990 Douglas DC-9-14 Detroit–Pittsburgh Runway collision with a Northwest Boeing 727
Flight 957 and Flight 7 Seattle and Memphis October 28, 1998 Both Airbus A320s Hazardous material leakage
Flight 85 Anchorage, Alaska October 9, 2002 Boeing 747-451 DetroitTokyo Metal fatigue, rudder malfunction
Flight 188 Minneapolis October 21, 2009 Airbus A320-211 Pilot distraction, pilot error
Flight 253 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport December 25, 2009 Airbus A330-323X Amsterdam–Detroit Attempted bombing
Northwest Orient Airlines
Flight designation(s) Location(s) Date Aircraft type(s) Route Cause
Flight 1 Miles City, Montana May 12, 1942 Douglas DC-3A-269 Chicago–Miles City Runway overrun
Flight 307 near Minneapolis-Saint Paul Int'l Airport March 7, 1950 Martin 2-0-2 Washington–Detroit–Madison–Rochester–Minneapolis–Winnipeg CFIT
Flight 2501 Lake Michigan June 23, 1950 Douglas DC-4
(former C-54)
New York City–Minneapolis–Spokane–Seattle Unexplained disappearance
Flight 163 Billings Airport September 4, 1950 Martin 2-0-2 Minneapolis–Billings–Bozeman–Seattle Hydraulic fluid leak, in-flight fire, loss of control
NC93037 Almelund, Minnesota October 13, 1950 Martin 2-0-2 None Mechanical failure, reversal of propeller in flight
Flight 115 near Butte, Montana November 7, 1950 Martin 2-0-2 Chicago–Minneapolis–Billings–Great Falls–Helena–Butte–Seattle Crew error
Flight 115 near Reardan, Washington January 16, 1951 Martin 2-0-2 Minneapolis–Seattle Loss of control for reasons unknown
Flight 324 off Sandspit, British Columbia January 19, 1952 Douglas C-54E Tokyo–Shemya–Anchorage–Tacoma Icing
Flight 2
Stratocruiser Tokyo
Puget Sound April 2, 1956 Boeing 377 Stratocruiser 10-30 Seattle–Portland–Chicago–New York City Crew error, water ditching
Flight 710 near Cannelton, Indiana March 17, 1960 Lockheed L-188C Electra Minneapolis–Chicago–Miami Turbulence, in-flight breakup
Flight 1–11
(operated by USAF)
off Manila July 14, 1960 Douglas DC-7C New York City–Seattle–Anchorage–Cold Bay–Tokyo–Okinawa–Manila Engine failure, in-flight fire, water ditching
Flight 104 20 mi W of Missoula, Montana October 28, 1960 Douglas C-54A Spokane–Missoula Pilot error
Flight 706 Chicago September 17, 1961 Lockheed L-188C Electra Milwaukee–Chicago–Tampa–Fort Lauderdale Maintenance error
Flight 293 off Biorka Island, Alaska October 22, 1962 Douglas DC-7CF Tacoma–Anchorage Engine failure, water ditching
Flight 705 Everglades February 12, 1963 Boeing 720-051B Miami–Chicago–Spokane–Seattle Severe turbulence, loss of control, in-flight breakup
Flight 293
(operated by USAF)
Pacific Ocean June 3, 1963 Douglas DC-7CF Tacoma–Anchorage Unexplained disappearance
Flight 305 Portland Int'l Airport November 24, 1971 Boeing 727-51 Portland–Seattle Hijacking
Flight 6231 Stony Point December 1, 1974 Boeing 727-251 New York City–Buffalo Loss of control
Norwegian Air Lines (DNL)
Flight designation(s) Location(s) Date Aircraft type(s) Route Cause
LN-DAE
Havørn
Lihesten June 12, 1936 Junkers Ju 52/3mW Bergen–Trondheim CFIT
LN-LAB Fornebu Airport May 22, 1946 Junkers Ju 52/3m2e Oslo–Stockholm Engine failure, stall, loss of control
LN-IAV
Kvitbjørn
Lødingsfjellet August 28, 1947 Short Sandringham 6 Tromsø–Harstad–Bodø–Oslo CFIT
LN-IAW
Bukken Bruse
Hommelvik October 2, 1948 Short Sandringham 5 Oslo–Trondheim Loss of control, crash on landing

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One-Two-GO Airlines
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 269 Phuket Int'l Airport September 16, 2007 McDonnell Douglas MD-82 Bangkok–Phuket Failed go-around, weather, crew disregard of procedure, poor CRM
Olympic Airways
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
Flight 214 near Avlon Attiki October 29, 1959 Douglas C-47A Athens–Thessaloniki Engine failure, wing separation, loss of control
Flight 954 24 mi SE of Athens December 8, 1969 Douglas DC-6B Chania–Athens CFIT
Flight 506 near Ellinikon Int'l Airport October 21, 1972 NAMC YS-11A-500 Kerkyra–Athens CFIT
Flight 830 12 mi SE of Philippos Airport November 23, 1976 NAMC YS-11A-500 Athens–Larissa–Kozani Poor visibility, CFIT
Flight 417 After takeoff from Athens, Greece January 4, 1998 Boeing 747 Second-hand smoke and failure to re-seat a sensitive passenger killed the victim [1] [2] [3]
Flight 3838 FIR Bucharest September 14, 1999 Dassault Falcon 900B Athens–Bucharest Mechanical failure, loss of control (oscillations)
Orbi Georgian Airways
Flight designation Location Date Aircraft type Route Cause
65809 Babusheri Airport September 20, 1993 Tupolev Tu-134A None Destroyed on the ground by Abkhaz forces
85163 Babusheri Airport September 22, 1993 Tupolev Tu-154B Tbilisi-Sukhumi Shot down by the Abkhaz forces in the course of war, crashed on the runway
85359 Babusheri Airport September 23, 1993 Tupolev Tu-154B-2 None Destroyed on the ground

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