Accident Groupings

Results for Approach and Landing:
Title Description Date
United 727 at Salt Lake City

United Airlines Flight 227, a Boeing 727, crashed during an attempted landing at Salt Lake City Airport. The captain failed to recognize and arrest an excessive sink rate on final approach, resulting in a touchdown 335 feet short of the runway. Th ...more

November 11, 1965
Eastern L-1011 in Florida

Eastern Airlines Flight 401 crashed into the Florida Everglades while on approach to Miami International Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the crash was the result of an inadvertent autopilot disconnection t ...more

December 29, 1972
TWA Flight 514 B727 at Mt Weather, Virginia

While on descent for landing at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., TWA Flight 514, a Boeing 727-231, impacted terrain about 25 miles from the airport. All 85 passengers and seven crew members were killed, and the aircraft was destr ...more

December 1, 1974
Eastern Airlines B727 Flight 66 near JFK Int'l Airport

On June 24, 1975, at 1605 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), Eastern Airlines Flight 66, a Boeing 727, approaching to land at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport runway 22L, encountered adverse winds and heavy rain associated with a very st ...more

June 24,1975
American Airlines B727 Flight 625 at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

At 1510 local time, American Airlines Flight 625, a Boeing Model 727-95, was landing at Harry S. Truman Airport on St. Thomas Island of the U.S. Virgin Islands. During the landing, the airplane floated and touched down long, well outside the requi ...more

April 27, 1976
Dan-Air B707-300 at Zambia, Africa

On May 14, 1977, a Boeing Model 707-300 series airplane, operated by Dan-Air, Ltd, crashed on approach to landing in Zambia, Africa. The accident occurred in daylight and in good weather. The horizontal stabilizer of the aircraft was found 200 ...more

May 14, 1977
Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314 at Cranbrook, BC Canada

A Boeing Model 737-275, powered by two Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A engines, and operated by Pacific Western Airlines, crashed during landing at Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. The accident was determined to be the result of a loss of control dur ...more

February 11, 1978
PSA 727, San Diego and Aeromexico DC-9, Los Angeles, Midair Collisions

This module details two accidents that were instrumental in the development and implementation of airborne collision warning systems that have, since their introduction, prevented many midair collisions.

Pacific Southwest Airlines, I ...more

September 25, 1978, August 31, 1986
UAL Flight 173 near Portland

On December 28, 1978 a McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61 turbofan powered airplane operated by United Airlines and registered as N8082U, crashed into a wooded suburban area while on approach to Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon.

Upon ...more

December 28, 1978
Saudi Arabian Airlines L1011 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

On August 19, 1980, Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 163, L1011 registration number HZ-AHK, took off from the airport at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Seven minutes after take-off an aural warning indicated smoke in the aft cargo compartment. In response to ...more

August 19, 1980
Delta L-1011 at Dallas

On August 2, 1985, a Lockheed L-1011 approaching to land at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's runway 17L encountered a microburst while attempting to pass through a rain shaft underneath a convective storm cell. The aircraft touched down i ...more

August 2, 1985
TACA International Airlines 737 near New Orleans

On May 24, 1988, a Boeing Model 737-300, N75356, owned by Polaris Aircraft Leasing Corp. and operated by TACA International Airlines as Flight 110 from San Salvador, El Salvador with a stop in Belize City, Belize, made a forced landing on a levee ...more

May 24. 1988
British Midland B737 Flight 92 at Kegworth

Approximately 13 minutes after takeoff from London's Heathrow Airport, on a flight planned to Belfast, Ireland, the outer portion of a fan blade on the number one engine failed as the airplane was climbing through 28,000 feet. The fan blade failur ...more

January 8, 1989
Avianca Airlines B707 Flight 52 at Long Island, NY

Avianca Airlines Flight 052, a Boeing 707-321B, was a scheduled international flight from Bogota, Colombia, to John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, New York. Poor weather conditions in the Northeast of the US led to the flight being put in ...more

January 25,1990
Indian Airlines A320 Flight 605 at Bangalore, India

On Feb 14th, 1990, Indian Airlines Flight 605, an Airbus A320-231 (Registration VT-EPN), was operating a scheduled passenger flight from Bombay to Bangalore, India. The Captain in the left seat was flying the aircraft and was undergoing the first ...more

February 14, 1990
USAir Flight 1493 runway collision with Skywest Flight 5569

Skywest Flight 5569, a Fairchild Metroliner SA-227-AC, was positioned on runway 24 left at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and awaiting clearance for take-off from air traffic control. As the aircraft waited, USAir Flight 1493, a Boeing ...more

February 1, 1991
Atlantic Southeast Airlines EMB-120 Flight 2311 at Brunswick

On April 5, 1991, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., Flight 2311, an Embraer EMB-120, N270AS, crashed during a landing approach to runway 07 at the Glynco Jetport, Brunswick, Georgia. The flight was a scheduled commuter flight from Atlanta to Bru ...more

April 5, 1991
Lauda 767 near Bangkok, Thailand

A Boeing Model 767-300ER, powered by Pratt and Whitney PW4000 engines and operated by Lauda Air, experienced an uncommanded thrust reverser deployment of the left engine during climb out from Bangkok International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. The ...more

May 26, 1991
Air Inter A320 at Strasbourg

Air Inter Flight 148 was on a scheduled night flight between Lyon and Strasbourg, France. The flight departed Lyon at 1740 local time. The crew originally planned to fly an approach to runway 23 at Strasbourg. However, runway 05 was the active run ...more

January 20, 1992
Air France B747 at Tahiti

Air France Flight 072, a flight from Los Angeles, California to Tahiti was assigned the VOR DME approach to runway 22 at Faa'a International Airport. It was night, and the weather conditions were clear. The airplane was on a stabilized approach i ...more

September 13, 1993, 0705 UTC/September 12, 1993, 2105 Local
China Airlines A300 Flight 140 at Nagoya

China Airlines Flight 140 from Taipei, Taiwan to Nagoya, Japan executed takeoff climb and cruise phases of flight uneventfully. While the co-pilot was manually flying the ILS approach to runway 34 at Nagoya, and descending through 1,000 feet, he i ...more

April 26, 1994
USAir 737 in Pennsylvania

USAir Flight 427 crashed while on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport following a loss of control and airplane stall precipitated by an encounter with the wake of a preceding Boeing Model 727 airplane. The National Transportation Safety ...more

September 8, 1994
American Eagle Flight 4184 near Roselawn

On October 31, 1994 at 1559 Central Standard Time, an Avions de Transport Regional, Model 72-212 (ATR-72), registration number N401AM, crashed during descent after uncommanded roll excursions and a loss of control. The aircraft was leased to and o ...more

October 31, 1994
American Airlines Flight 965 near Cali

On the evening of December 20, 1995 at approximately 2142 Eastern Standard Time (equivalent to Cali, Colombia local time), American Airlines Flight 965 crashed into high terrain during approach to Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport, Cali ...more

December 20, 1995
Korean Airlines 747 Flight 801

On August 6, 1997, during a non-precision approach to runway 06 left at A. B. Won Guam International Airport, Korean Airlines Flight 801 crashed at Nimitz Hill. Nimitz Hill is approximately three miles southwest of the airport, which is located at ...more

August 6, 1997
American Airlines MD-82 Flight 1420 at Little Rock, AR

Shortly before midnight on the evening of June 1, 1999, American Airlines Flight 1420 crashed after the aircraft overran the end of runway 4R during landing at Little Rock National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas. After departing the end of the ...more

June 1, 1999
Luxair Flight 9642 at Luxembourg

On November 6, 2002, a Fokker F27 Mk 050 turboprop-powered airplane, owned and operated by Luxair and registered as LX-LGB, departed Berlin as Flight LG 9642/LH 2420 to Luxembourg. Inadequate landing visibility was reported at the destination airp ...more

November 6, 2002
Southwest Flight 1248 at Midway

On December 8, 2005, Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 overran the runway during landing at Chicago Midway International Airport. The airplane rolled through a blast fence, an airport perimeter fence, and onto an adjacent roadway where it collided w ...more

December 8, 2005
China Airlines B737 Flight 120 at Okinawa

On August 20, 2007, a Boeing 737-800 operated by China Airlines departed from Taiwan, Taoyuan International Airport on a regularly scheduled flight to Naha Airport, Okinawa, Japan. Following landing and leading edge slat retraction, a failed porti ...more

August 20, 2007