Talk:Nigeria Airways Flight 2120

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#2 with a bullet?[edit]

"Mayday" (Discovery Chanel) calls it the deadliest accident for a Canadian airline & for the DC-8. Are they wrong? TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 02:30, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

The article says it's the deadliest accident for a DC-8, as well as the worst one occurring on Saudi soil, and these statements are properly sourced. A sentence saying it was the worst accident for a Canadian airliner (not airline) was removed, as it was unsupported by any reference, thus violating WP:V.--Jetstreamer Talk 10:39, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
Thx. (And somehow, I missed this cmt... :( ) TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 20:47, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Accident report details[edit]

  • Aircraft Accident Report AAR 2-91 - Presidency of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Defence and Aviation Nationair Canada DC-8 (C-GMXQ) King Abdulaziz International Airport Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 11 July 1991 - 29 Dhu Al Hajjah 1411

WhisperToMe (talk) 18:41, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Runway 34L[edit]

I have reverted this edit. Aviation Safety Network does not mention the aircraft crashed in the nearby of runway 34L, it just mentions it took off from that runway. The companion reference mentions no runways at all. The addition was thus unsourced, and constitutes original research as well.--Jetstreamer Talk 00:04, 24 May 2013 (UTC)


... "#2 and No. 4 tyre pressures were below the minimum for flight dispatch" ... This is not a correct citation. The ASN accident report (reference 1) states The #2 and #4 tyre pressures were below the minimum for flight dispatch. (i.e. "#" in both cases). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:33, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

"Accident" Vs "Incident"[edit]

ICAO Annex 13 defines the meaning of the words "Accident" and "Incident."

   Accident: An occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until such time as all such persons have disembarked, in which:
   a) a person is fatally or seriously injured as a result of being in the aircraft, or direct contact with any part of the aircraft, including parts which have become detached from the aircraft, or direct exposure to jet blast, except when the injuries are from natural causes, self  inflicted or inflicted by other persons, or when the injuries are to stowaways hiding outside the areas normally available to the passengers and crew: or
   b) the aircraft sustains damage or structural failure which adversely affects the structural strength, performance or flight characteristics of the aircraft, and would normally require major repair or replacement of the affected component, except for engine failure or damage. when the damage is limited to the engine, its cowlings or accessories: or for damage limited to propellers, wing tips, antennas, tires, brakes, fairings, small dents or puncture holes in the aircraft skin: or
   c) the aircraft is missing or is completely inaccessible.
   Note I.-- For statistical uniformity only, an injury resulting in death within thirty days of the date of the accident is classified as a fatal injury by ICAO.
   Note 2.-- An aircraft is considered to be missing when the official search has been terminated and the wreckage has not been located.

Conversely, an "Incident" is defined as "an occurrence, other than an accident, associated with the operation of an aircraft which affects or could affect the safety of operation." A "serious incident" is one that was nearly an accident, but which lacked the significant damage or injury, as defined above for the term "accident."

It is clear this article is about an airliner accident, according to the ICAO nomenclature which is subscribed to by virtually all industrialized nations, their official accident investigation bodies and all responsible aviation publications. Please do not revert back to the word "incident" without showing why you think that word is the proper one and without gaining consensus from other experienced aviation accident editors. EditorASC (talk) 04:55, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

If you are as experienced as you claim you should know by now that you cannot add information that is not supported by sources. I've removed ″Mississauga, Ontario″ from this [1] edit, as it is not included in the supporting source. By the way, it's ″complete″ and not ″comlete″.--Jetstreamer Talk 12:49, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
If you are so superior to other editors, as your hostile tone seems to indicate, then why did you include that ″Mississauga, Ontario″ part in your edit here? [[2]]
If you had spent as much time on doing your homework, as you spent on trying to dream up a way of getting even, you might have noticed that I did NOT add that portion to the paragraph. It was already there, apparently added some time ago by another editor. I did not remove it when I made my edit, and neither did you when you made your edit.
I do appreciate your correcting a typo though. I guess you have never made a typo mistake? EditorASC (talk) 10:16, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
You are completely right about the Ontario stuff and I apologise for it.--Jetstreamer Talk 13:20, 24 July 2016 (UTC)