Accident Threat Categories

Results for Pressurization / Decompression Failures:
Title Description Date
National Airlines DC-10 at Albuquerque

On November 3, 1973, while National Airlines DC-10 Flight 27, from Miami to San Francisco, was cruising at 39,000 feet, the number 3 engine fan assembly completely disintegrated. The number 3 inlet and fan case separated simultaneously with fan bl ...more

November 3, 1973
Turk Hava DC-10 in Paris

Turk Hava, Flight TK981, a McDonnell-Douglas DC 10-10, departed Orly Airport in Paris, France for London's Heathrow Airport. Approximately 10 minutes after takeoff, Flight TK981's radar signature was seen to split into two, with one part remaining ...more

March 3, 1974
Japan Airlines 747 at Gunma Prefecture

Approximately 12 minutes after departing Tokyo bound for Osaka, and just prior to reaching its planned cruising altitude of 24,000 feet, JAL 123 experienced an explosive decompression, caused by a rupture of the airplane's aft pressure bulkhead. ...more

August 12, 1985
United Airlines 747 at Honolulu

United Airlines (UAL) Flight 811 experienced an explosive decompression at about 22,000 feet after the forward lobe cargo door suddenly opened in flight. After the door was recovered from the bottom of the ocean, it was discovered that the cargo ...more

February 24, 1989