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Results for Midair / Ground Incursions:
Title Description Date
TWA Lockheed Constellation and UAL DC-7 collision over Grand Canyon, AZ

On the morning of June 30, 1956, TWA Flight 2, a Lockheed Super Constellation, collided with United Air Lines Flight 718, a Douglas DC-7, over the Grand Canyon. Both aircraft fell into the canyon. There were no survivors among the 128 persons ab ...more

June 30, 1956
Midair collision of UAL DC-8 and TWA Constellation over Staten Island, NY

On the morning of December 16, 1960, United Airlines Flight 826, a Douglas DC-8, collided with Trans World Airlines Flight 266, a Lockheed L1049 Super Constellation. The TWA aircraft crashed at Miller Airfield on Staten Island. The United DC-8, ...more

December 16, 1960
KLM Flight 4805 collision with Pan Am Flight 1736 at Tenerife

Both aircraft - KLM Flight 4805, a Boeing 747-206B, Reg. No. PH-BUF; and Pan American (Pan Am) Flight 1736, a Boeing 747-121, Reg. No. N736PA, - had been diverted to Los Rodeos Airport on the Spanish island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands due to ...more

March 27, 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
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
Comair CL600 at Lexington

On August 27, 2006, at approximately 6:06 AM local time, Comair Flight 5191, a Bombardier CL-600-2B19, crashed during takeoff from Lexington's Blue Grass Airport (LEX), Lexington, Kentucky. All 47 passengers and two of the three crew members were ...more

August 27, 2006