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Old August 14th, 2005, 10:57 PM   #1
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Major Plane Crashes in the Last 10 Years

August 14, 2005, 11:54 AM EDT

Some of the deadliest plane crashes in the past 10 years:

* Aug. 14, 2005: A Helios Airways flight from Larnaca, Cyprus, to Athens crashed into hillside outside Athens, killing 121 people

* Feb. 3, 2005: An Afghan Kam Air plane crashed in the mountains due to bad weather, killing 104, including six from the United States.

* Aug. 24, 2004: Two Russian planes departing from Moscow's airport crashed within minutes of each other, killing at least 89 people in a terror attack. Explosives were found on both flights.

* Jan. 3, 2004: An Egyptian charter plane belonging to Flash Airlines crashes into the Red Sea, killing at least 148 people.

* Feb. 19, 2003: A plane carrying members of the elite Revolutionary Guards crashes in mountains of southeastern Iran, killing 302 people.

* May 25, 2002: A plane owned by Taiwan's China Airlines crashes in the Taiwan Strait shortly after takeoff, killing 225 people.

* Nov. 12, 2001: An American Airlines plane headed from New York to the Dominican Republic crashes after takeoff in a residential neighborhood, killing all 260 people aboard and five people on the ground.

* Sept. 11, 2001: Three hijacked planes are crashed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon and a fourth crashes on the ground in Shanksville, Pa., in terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

* Oct. 31, 1999: Egypt Air plane flying from New York to Cairo crashes into the Atlantic after takeoff, killing 217 people.

* Sept. 2, 1998: Swissair Flight 111 from New York to Geneva crashes off Nova Scotia; killing 229 people.

* Feb. 16, 1998: China Airlines flight crashes near Taipei airport while trying to land, killing 196 people.

* Aug. 5, 1997: Korean Air plane crashes near Guam Island, killing 228 people.

* Nov. 12, 1996: Saudi plane collided shortly after takeoff with a Kazak Ilyushin-76 making its landing approach near New Delhi, India, killing 349 people.

* July 17, 1996: TWA Flight 800, flying from New York to Paris, explodes and crashes off Long Island shortly after takeoff, killing 230 people.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 03:32 AM   #2
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No mention of the SQ6 crash in Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Airport on October 31, 2000?
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Old August 15th, 2005, 04:20 AM   #3
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No mention of the SQ6 crash in Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek Airport on October 31, 2000?
You are right

Go to related thread >>>>>>>>>>>> SQ006 accident
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Old August 15th, 2005, 11:52 AM   #4
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Backgrounder: Major air crashes since 2003
2005-08-15 10:42:34

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhuanet) -- A Cypriot Boeing 737 operated by the private Helios Airways crashed Sunday north of Athens, killingall 121passengers and crew members on board.

Following is a chronology of major air disasters since 2003.

March 6, 2003: An Algerian flag carrier Boeing 737-200 crashes shortly after takeoff from Tamanrasset airport, killing all but one of the 97 passengers and six crew members on board.

July 8: A Sudanese airliner bound for Khartoum crashes with theloss of all but one of the 105 passengers and 11 crew members aboard.

Dec. 25: A plane owned by the Guinean-based airline UTA crashesinto the sea off the West African state of Benin, killing 139 of the 151 passengers and 10 crew members on board.

Jan. 3, 2004: An Egyptian 737 charter plane belonging to Flash Airlines crashes into the Red Sea, killing at least 148 people.

Feb. 10: An Iranian passenger plane crashes and bursts into flames near Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates, killing 43 of the 40 passengers and six crew members on board.

Aug. 24,: Two Russian planes departing from a Moscow airport crash within minutes of each other, killing at least 89 people in a terror attack. Explosives were found on both flights.

Nov. 30: A Lion Air passenger plane skids off the runway and crashes during heavy rains in central Indonesia, killing at least 31 people and injuring 75, with 47 others missing.

Feb. 3, 2005: An Afghan airliner crashes into a mountain near Kabul, killing all 104 people on board. The Boeing 737 was operated by Afghanistan's only private airline, Kam Air.

March 16: An An-24 two-engine turboprop aircraft crashes and catches fire while trying to reach an airport near the oil port ofVarandei in the Nenets autonomous region on Russia's Pechora Sea, killing 28 of the 53 people on board.

May 26: An An-28 passenger plane crashes in eastern mountain area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), killing all the 32 passengers and crew members on board.

Aug. 6: A Tunisian ATR-42 plane crashes into the sea off Palermo in Sicily, Italy, killing 13 of the 39 passengers and crewmembers on board, with three others missing. Enditem
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Old August 15th, 2005, 01:09 PM   #5
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You forgot the Concorde on 25 july 2000 at Gonesse near CDG Airport killing 100 passengers, 9 crew members and 4 people on ground.
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I miss the mid-air collision between a Russian Tupolev and an American 757 freighter (DHL?) with 71 casualties above the Bodensee in southern Germany, in july 2002...

The responsible Swiss air-traffic-controller was murdered by the father of one of the young victims a few years later, I heard...
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yes,that's true!
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Old August 15th, 2005, 02:13 PM   #8
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Sept. 2, 1998: Swissair Flight 111 from New York to Geneva crashes off Nova Scotia - I was exactly at that time in the air flying from Madagascar to Zurich with a stopover in Rome. Already there the people looked bewildred and sad. Arriving home the relatives came and were very happy to see us alive... we didn't know anything, then we realized the chaos amongst the people on the airport and heard what happend. A friend of mine was arriving from America just a week later - he should have been on that very flight and postponed he's return. He could harly recover from the shock of "just imagine"...
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Here's one on a slightly smaller scale, but just as tragic for the families & people involved:
07/05/05
Aero Tropics Swearingen SA-227AC Metro III. Crashed into a mountain on approach into Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia. Killing all 13 passengers & 2 crew.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 02:26 PM   #10
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Quote:
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I miss the mid-air collision between a Russian Tupolev and an American 757 freighter (DHL?) with 71 casualties above the Bodensee in southern Germany, in july 2002...

The responsible Swiss air-traffic-controller was murdered by the father of one of the young victims a few years later, I heard...
maybe you have seen the Air Crash Investigation on National Geographic channel on that episode of mid air collision incident...the moment the two planes collide, that was just so graphic, so realistic...
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Just another one: an airplane with 152 people on board crashed in Venezuela (Sierra de Perij) a few hours ago... not to forget the Cyprus one in Greece just this week.

Maybe my wife is right with "August, a month of bad luck"...
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Old August 16th, 2005, 05:44 PM   #12
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no she isn't cuz in 3 days i will have birthday

but 2005 is really a bad year for civil aviation!
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what do you think of the crash of the MD-82 in venezuela, today.
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and this fact: 5 crashes in two weeks.
witch are 3 major (Air France A340, Boeing 737-300 (killing 121 people), MD-82 (killing 152 people),) crashes.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 07:06 PM   #15
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^ I'd count the ATR-72 crash off Italy as "major" too.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 07:48 PM   #16
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2 more crash accident to be address for CI, China Airliness

1991-12-29 5 ppl dead at Man-Li, Taipei prefucture
1999-08-22 3 dead at HK Int'l airport
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3 most recent crashes all happened in-flight,i mean not within 20 minutes after take-off or before landing like the majority of them all,i think it's scary.....gonna fly this Friday......brrrr
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Shit, this thread makes me wanna quit flying already.




I love flying so much, I'll fly any chance I get. Flying is fun and it's still the safest way to travel. I just witnessed a very bad car accident on the freeway in Houston over the weekend and that happens every day. I'll keep on flying.
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Crashed Colombian Plane Inspected On Monday
August 16, 2005

The West Caribbean Airways MD-82 aircraft that crashed on Tuesday, killing 160 people, passed a safety inspection on Monday, although the airline has been penalized before for excessive weight and other safety violations, a Colombian aviation official said.

Officials inspected the McDonnell Douglas MD-82 on Monday at Rio Negro Airport in northern Colombia and found it ready to fly, Col. Eduardo Montealegre, acting head of Colombia's Civil Aviation Department, told reporters.

"It was a complete inspection and the aircraft was ready to fly," Montealegre said.

"It crashed later but there are many variables affecting an aircraft in flight and answers will be provided by the (crash) investigation," he said.

About 160 people were killed when the jet crashed en route from Panama to the French Caribbean island of Martinique early Tuesday at a cattle farm near Venezuela's border with Colombia, authorities said.

The MD-82 was delivered to its first operator in 1986. There are 571 units of that model operating in the world today and many more of the MD-80, the plane on which it is based, according to Boeing spokesman Jim Proulx in Seattle.

The crashed aircraft underwent maintenance in July to change an insulating fiber in the fuselage, following a recommendation made by Boeing to all operators of MD-82s around the world, West Caribbean Airways board member Jorge Perez said.

The company, based in the Colombian city of Medellin, was fined USD$46,000 in January for safety violations, according to Civil Aviation Department spokesman.

In an audit, the department identified problems including lack of crew training, incorrect use of flight logs and problems with maintenance. It said the airline failed to properly check routes or register flights and crew time, and that it exceeded permitted flight times.

"We have penalized crew members, operations chiefs and the company itself," he said. Montealegre said, adding that authorities were investigating the Colombia-owned airline's financial problems.

In March, one of West Caribbean's Czech-built Let L-410 aircraft failed to climb and hit hills close to the runway on the Colombian island of Providencia. Two crew and six passengers were killed.

West Caribbean was founded in 1998.

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Worst plane crashes since 1977

ATHENS - The crash of a Cypriot airliner with 121 people on board near Athens looked set to be the worst air disaster in Greek history.

Following is a list of the worst plane crashes from 1977 to 2004.

--1977--

March 27: The deadliest airline plane crash claims 583 lives when two Boeing 747 collide at Tenerife airport in Spain's Canary islands.

--1978--

- Jan 1: An Air India Boeing 747 crashes into the sea shortly after take-off from Bombay, with the loss of 213 lives.

--1979--

- May 25: An American Airlines DC-10 loses an engine and crashes on take-off from Chicago, killing 272 people.

- Nov 28: An Air New Zealand DC-10 taking tourists to the South Pole hits a mountain in Antarctica and 257 people perished.

--1980--

- Aug 19: About 300 people die when fire engulfs a Saudi Arabian Airlines Tristar at Riyadh airport.

--1983--

- Sept 1: Korean Air Lines 747 is shot down by a Soviet fighter afer flying through Soviet air space near Sakhalin Island, off the Pacific coast. All 269 people aboard perished.

--1985--

- Aug 12: The worst accident involving a single airliner kills 520 people when a Japan Airlines boeing 747 comes down while on a domestic flight from Tokyo to Osaka.

- Dec 12: A DC-8 belonging to Arrow Airlines and chartered by the US Air Force crashes on take-off from Gander airport in Newfoundland, killing 256 people, 248 of them American servicemen.

--1988--

- July 3: An Iran Air A300 Airbus is shot down over the Persian Gulf by the US cruiser Vincennes after being mistaken for an attacking plane, killing all 290 on board.

- Dec 21: Pan Am Boeing 747 crashes in Lockerbie, Scotland, after a bomb aboard the plane explodes, killing 270 people, including 11 on the ground.

--1991--

- May 26: A mid-air explosion destroys a Boeing 767 belonging to the Austrian airline Lauda-Air about 180 kilometers (120 miles) north of the Thai capital, Bangkok, killing 223 people.

- July 11: A DC-8 chartered from the Canadian company Nationair to fly pilgrims to Mecca in Saudi Arabia explodes shortly after leaving Jeddah airport, with the loss of 261 lives.

--1994--

April 26: A China Airlines Airbus A300-600 explodes during an aborted landing at Nagoya airport in central Japan, killing 264 people.

--1996--

- Jan 8: More than 300 people die when a Russian-built Antonov-32 freight plane plunges into a crowded market in Kinshasa, the capital of then Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- July 17: A mid-air explosion destroys a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 shortly after take-off from New York with the loss of 230 lives.

- Nov 12: A Saudi Airlines Boeing 747 leaves New Delhi and collides in mid-air with a Kazakh Ilyushin-76; a total of 349 people are killed.

--1997--

- Aug 5: A Korean Air Boeing 747 plunges into the jungle on the US-administered island of Guam in the North Pacific with the loss of 226 lives.

- Sept 26: An Airbus A300 belonging to the Indonesian airline Garuda crashes near Medan on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing 234 people.

--1998--

- Feb 16: A China Airlines Airbus A300-600 crashes near Taipei international airport after hitting nearby houses: 202 people are killed.

- Sept 2: Swissair Flight 111 plunges into the Atlantic Ocean after take-off from New York on a flight to Geneva, killing all 229 people aboard.

--1999--

- October 31: An Egyptair Boeing 767 plunges into the Atlantic off the US coast with 217 people on board. No survivors.

--2000--

- January 31: A Kenya Airways Airbus A310 plunges into the Ocean after take-off from Ivory Coast's economic capital Abidjan killing 169 people.

- April 19: An Air Philippines 737-200 crashes on the island of Samal in the south of the Philippines, killing 131 people.

- July 9: 113 people die in the crash of a Coral DC-4 cargo plane after take-off from Villavicencio southeast of the Colombian capital Bogota.

- July 25: A New York-bound supersonic Concorde owned by Air France crashes onto a hotel after take-off from Paris killing 113 people.

- Aug 23: A Gulf Air Airbus A-320 plunges into the Gulf of Bahrain shortly before landing killing 143 people.

--2001--

- July 3: A VladivostokAvia TU-154 plane crashes near the Siberian city of Irkutsk killing 145 people.

- Sept 11: Two hijacked American Airlines Boeing 767s are crashed into the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center as a United Airlines plane plows into the Pentagon in Washington. The total toll including the crash of a Washington-bound hijacked airliner in a field in Pennsylvania stands at 3,019, excluding the 19 terrorists involved.

- October 8: An SAS MD 87 carrying 104 passengers and six crew smashes into a luggage depot after hitting a German small plane with four people on board at Milan's Linate airport, killing 118 people.

- Nov 12: An American Airlines A-300 Airbus crashes into the Queens borough of New York City shortly after take-off from New York's John F. Kennedy airport, killing 265 people, including five on the ground.

--2002--

- Feb 12: A Tupolev-154 on an Iranian domestic flight crashes in the southwest of the country, killing 119.

- April 15: An Air China Boeing 767 crashes in a residential area near Gimhae, South Korea, killing 129 people.

- May 7: An MD-82 belonging to airline China Northern goes down in the sea off northeast China, killing 112 people.

- May 25: A Boeing 747-200 belonging to Taiwan's China Airlines breaks up in mid-air during a flight to Hong Kong, killing 225 people.

--2003--

- Feb 19: A military plane crashes into a mountainside in Iran's southeastern Sirch mountains, killing 276 people.

- March 6: An Air Algerie plane crashes at Tamanrasset airport in the south of the country, killing 102 people.

- May 8: About 200 passengers are killed, according to airport officials, after the rear door of an Ilyushin-76 plane belonging to the Ukrainian defence ministry bursts open in mid-flight over the Democratic Republic of Congo.

- July 8: A Sudanese airliner bound for Khartoum crashes with the loss of all but one of the 116 passengers and crew aboard.

- Dec 25: A plane owned by Guinean-based airline UTA crashes into the sea off the west African state of Benin, killing 139 people, many of them Lebanese.

--2004--

- Jan 3: All 135 passengers, most of them French, and six crew members die when their Egyptian charter plane falls into the Red Sea.

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