Accident Threat Categories

Results for Uncontrolled Fire / Smoke:
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
Mohawk Airlines, Inc. Flight 40 near Blossburg, Pennsylvania

On June 23, 1967, Mohawk Airlines Flight 40, a British Aircraft Corporation BAC 1-11, crashed approximately one mile east of the town of Blossburg, Pennsylvania. The aircraft was destroyed by impact and fire. All 30 passengers and four crewmembers ...more

June 23, 1967
ONA Flight 032 at JFK

At approximately 1310 Eastern Standard Time on November 12, 1975, Overseas National Airways (ONA) Flight 032, a McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-30 airplane, crashed while attempting to take off from John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, New Y ...more

November 12, 1975
Continental DC-10 at LAX

At approximately 0925 Pacific Standard Time on March 1, 1978, Continental Airlines Flight 603, a McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-10 airplane, overran the departure end of Runway 6R at Los Angeles International Airport, California following a rejecte ...more

March 1, 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
Air Canada DC-9 at Cincinnati International Airport

While cruising at 33000 feet, at approximately 1903 eastern daylight time (EDT), the cabin crew informed the captain of a fire in the aft lavatory. At approximately 1908 the captain contacted Air Traffic Control (ATC) and declared an emergency. ...more

June 2, 1983
British Airtours B737 at Manchester, UK

British Airtours Flight KT28M, a Boeing Model 737-200 series airplane, was taking off from Runway 24 at Manchester International Airport, Manchester, UK, when the left engine experienced an engine failure. The flightcrew aborted the takeoff, and ...more

August 22, 1985
South African Airways 747 at Mauritius, Indian Ocean

On November 28, 1987, South African Airways Flight 295 crashed into the Indian Ocean en route from Taipai's Chiang Kai Shek Airport to Mauritius's Plaisance Airport as the result of an uncontrolled fire in the airplane's main deck cargo compartmen ...more

November 28, 1987
ValuJet DC-9 in Florida

ValuJet Flight 592 crashed while attempting to return to Miami, Florida after experiencing a loss of control caused by an uncontrolled fire which started in the airplane's forward cargo compartment. The National Transportation Safety Board determ ...more

May 11, 1996
Swissair MD-11 at Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Swissair Flight SR 111, a Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) MD-11, departed John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in Jamaica, New York, en route to Geneva, Switzerland.

While passing through Canadian airspace, an in-flight fire ensued in the area ...more

September 2, 1998
Air France Flight 4590 at Paris, France

Air France Flight 4590 was a charter flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City. There were 100 passengers and nine crewmembers on board. The fully loaded Concorde began ...more

July 25, 2000
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
United Parcel Service Flight 6 at Dubai

On September 3rd, 2010, UPS flight 6, a Boeing 747-44AF, departed Dubai International Airport [DXB] bound for Cologne, Germany [CGN], with a captain and first officer on board. Twenty-one minutes into the flight the crew received an indication of ...more

September 3, 2010
Qantas Flight 32 at Indonesia

On November 04, 2010, Qantas Flight 32, an Airbus 380 operated by Qantas Airways Ltd, departed Changi Airport, Singapore on a scheduled passenger flight to Sydney, Australia. The flight carried 469 passengers and crew. About four minutes after tak ...more

November 4, 2010