Accidents and Incidents


An aviation accident is defined in the Convention on International Civil Aviation Annex 13 as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, in which a person is fatally or seriously injured, the aircraft sustains damage or structural failure or the aircraft is missing or is completely inaccessible.

An aviation incident is also defined there as an occurrence other than an accident, associated with the operation of an aircraft, which affects or could affect the safety of operations.

An accident in which the damage to the aircraft is such that it must be written off, or in which the plane is destroyed is called a hull loss accident. [1]

List of Accidents & Incidents detailed on this site


Eastern Airlines Flight 401
American Airlines Flight 96
Turkish Airlines Flight 981
Southern Airways Flight 242
KLM Flight 4805
Air New Zealand Flight 901


China Airlines Flight 611
Air Canada Flight 797
British Airways Flight 009
Air Florida Flight 90
Japan Airlines Flight 123
Air Canada Flight 143
AeroMexico Flight 498 & Piper 4891
Air India Flight 182
Air France Flight 296
Iran Air Flight 655
Pan Am Flight 103
Aloha Flight 243
United Airlines Flight 811
British Midlands Flight 092
Varig Flight 254
United Airlines Flight 232


British Airways Flight 5390
Avianca Flight 52
El Al Flight 1862
Flash Airlines Flight 604
Aeroflot Flight 593
Fairchild AFB B-52 Crash
Philippine Airlines Flight 434
Ansett NZ Flight 703
American Eagle Flight 4184
Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529
Bristow Flight 56C
Birgenian Air Flight 301
Valujet Flight 592
Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 763 & Air Kazakhstan Flight 1907
American Airlines Flight 965
Swiss Air Flight 111
American Airlines Flight 1420
Egypt Air Flight 990


Alaska Airlines Flight 261
Air France Flight 4590
Singapore Airlines Flight 006
American Airlines Flight 587
Turkish Airways Flight 1951
Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 & DHL Flight 611
Air Midwest Flight 5481
Airbus 340-600 ground run
Helios Airways Flight 522
Air France Flight 358
Adam Air Flight 574
Spanair Flight 5022
Garuda Indonesia Flight 200
Korean Air Flight 801
Aeroflot Nord Flight 821
XL Airways Flight 522
Airlines PNG Kokoda crash
US Airways Flight 1549


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1. WIKIPEDIA (2010). Aviation accidents and incidents. Retrieved from Wikipedia on 4 October 2010.

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