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Capt. Christopher Stricklin ejected from his USAF Thunderbird aircraft at an airshow at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, on September 14, 2003. While making a dive, Strickilin realized he could not pull up in time and ejected after aiming it at a safe place. Stricklin was not injured.
Capt. Christopher Stricklin ejected from his USAF Thunderbird aircraft at an airshow at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, on September 14, 2003. While making a dive, Strickilin realized he could not pull up in time and ejected after aiming it at a safe place. Stricklin was not injured.

An aviation accident is an incident on board an aircraft causing injury or death to one or more persons. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board definition of an aviation accident is as follows: Download high resolution version (1180x1368, 857 KB)Capt. ... Download high resolution version (1180x1368, 857 KB)Capt. ... EJECT is a promising Belgian Metal band, that mixes classic Thrash influences (Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, ...) with influences from modern Metal bands in all genres (Dissection, Nevermore, Iced Earth, ...). This way they created what they themselves call Modern Dynamic Thrash Metal. Their songs are characterized by the many riffs they contain... Seal of the Air Force. ... // Thunderbird may refer to: Computers and software Mozilla Thunderbird, an e-mail and news client software package based on Mozilla. ... The UK Utterly Butterly wing-walking display team flying Boeing Stearman PT-17 biplanes An airshow is an event at which aviators display their flying skills and the capabilities of their flying machines, normally to the public, but occasionally to selected invited guests, or employees and their families only. ... Mountain Home Air Force Base (Mountain Home AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located near Mountain Home, Idaho in Elmore County, about 60 miles (100 km) southeast of Boise. ... Official language(s) None Capital Boise Largest city Boise Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Airbus A380 An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ... Motto: (1789 to 1956) (Latin for Out of many, one) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English (de facto) Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice... The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is a U.S. government independent organization responsible for investigation of accidents involving aviation, highway, marine, pipelines and railroads in the United States. ...

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, and in which any person suffers death or serious injury, or in which the aircraft receives substantial damage.

An aviation incident is an occurrence other than an accident, associated with the operation of an aircraft, which affects or could affect the safety of operations. Flight is the process of flying: either movement through the air by aerodynamically generating lift or aerostatically using buoyancy, or movement beyond earths atmosphere by spacecraft. ... Death is the cessation of life. ... Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical. ...


Other countries adopt a similar approach, although there are minor variations, such as to the extent of aviation-related operations on the ground, covered, as well as with respect to the thresholds beyond which an injury is considered serious or the damage is considered substantial. A hull-loss accident is one where the damage to the plane is such that it must be written off, or in which the plane is totally destroyed.

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History

The first known aviation fatality, deaths of balloonists Pilâtre de Rozier and Romain (June 15, 1785).
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The first known aviation fatality, deaths of balloonists Pilâtre de Rozier and Romain (June 15, 1785).

Since the birth of flight, aircraft have crashed, often with serious consequences. This is due to the unforgiving nature of flight, where a relatively insubstantial medium, air, supports a significant mass. Should this support fail, there is limited opportunity for a good outcome. Because of this, aircraft design is concerned with minimizing the chance of failure, and pilots are trained with safety a primary consideration. Despite this, accidents still occur, though statistically flying is nowadays an extremely safe form of transportation. In fact, the relative rarity of incidents, coupled with the often dramatic outcome, is one reason why they still make headline news. Nevertheless, while the odds of actually getting caught in a plane crash are nowadays distinctly low compared to other means of transportation, the chances of not surviving such a disaster are notably higher. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (5000x3878, 3166 KB) Summary Deaths of balloonists Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Pierre Romain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (5000x3878, 3166 KB) Summary Deaths of balloonists Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Pierre Romain. ... Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier. ...


Many early attempts at flight ended in failure when a design raised to a height for a launch would fail to generate enough lift and crash to the ground. Some of the earliest aviation pioneers lost their lives testing aircraft they built. This is a listing of early flying machines. ...

The first airplane fatality in history occurred in 1908 when Lt. Thomas Selfridge was killed in this plane piloted by Orville Wright. The accident was caused by propeller separation. Orville Wright suffered broken ribs, pelvis and a leg. (September 17, 1908)
The first airplane fatality in history occurred in 1908 when Lt. Thomas Selfridge was killed in this plane piloted by Orville Wright. The accident was caused by propeller separation. Orville Wright suffered broken ribs, pelvis and a leg. (September 17, 1908)


Otto Lilienthal died after a failure of one of his gliders. On his 2500th flight (August 10, 1896), a gust of wind broke the wing of his glider, causing him to fall from a height of roughly 56 ft (17 m), fracturing his spine. He died the next day, with his last words being reported as Opfer müssen gebracht werden! ("sacrifices must be made"). Image File history File links First_powered_aviation_crash. ... Image File history File links First_powered_aviation_crash. ... An Air France Boeing 777, a modern passenger jet. ... Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge (1882-1908) Thomas Etholen Selfridge (February 8, 1882 – September 17, 1908) was a First Lieutenant in the US Army and the first person to die in a powered aircraft crash. ... Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 - January 30, 1948), the younger of the Wright brothers, seen as one of the fathers of heavier-than-air flight. ... Otto Lilienthal Otto Lilienthal (23 May 1848 – 10 August 1896), the German Glider King, was a pioneer of human aviation. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Percy Pilcher was another promising aviation pioneer. Pilcher died testing The Hawk (September 20, 1899). Just as with Lilienthal, promising designs and ideas for motorized planes were lost with his death. Some other early attempts experienced rough landings, such as Richard Pearse who is generally accepted to have crash landed (survived) a motorized aircraft in some bushes, unable to gain altitude after launching from it from some height. Percy Sinclair Pilcher (1866-1899) was an English inventor and pioneer aviator who, in one of the big what if events of history, could well have become the first person to achieve controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight well before the Wright brothers had he not been tragically killed in... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Richard Pearse For the film director, see Richard Pearce. ...


The Wright Flyer nearly crashed on the day of its historic flight, sustaining some damage when landing. Thomas Selfridge became the first person killed in a powered airplane on September 17, 1908 when Orville Wright crashed after propeller failure of his one-passenger plane during military tests at Fort Myer in Virginia.

The Wright Flyer (often retrospectively referred to as Flyer I and occasionally Kitty Hawk) was the first powered aircraft designed and built by the Wright Brothers. ... First Lieutenant Thomas Etholen Selfridge (February 8, 1882 – September 17, 1908) was the first person to die in a powered aircraft crash. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 - January 30, 1948), the younger of the Wright brothers, seen as one of the fathers of heavier-than-air flight. ... Orville Wright flying at Fort Myer, September 17, 1908. ...


Causes

The 1984 Controlled Impact Demonstration of a Boeing 720 aircraft using standard fuel with an additive designed to suppress fire. The experiment showed that the additive didn't work as expected.
The 1984 Controlled Impact Demonstration of a Boeing 720 aircraft using standard fuel with an additive designed to suppress fire. The experiment showed that the additive didn't work as expected.

An accident survey [1] of 2,147 airplane accidents from 1950 through 2004 determined the causes to be as follows: Download high resolution version (1200x540, 871 KB)From http://www. ... Download high resolution version (1200x540, 871 KB)From http://www. ... Practice approach Pre-impact Post-impact 1 Post-impact 2 The Controlled Impact Demonstration (or jokingly Crash In the Desert) was a joint project between NASAs Dryden Flight Research Center and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test the impact of a Boeing 720 aircraft using standard fuel with... Pan Am 707 The Boeing 707 is a four engined commercial passenger jet aircraft developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ...

  • 45%: Pilot error
  • 33%: Undetermined or missing in the record
  • 13%: Mechanical failure
  • 7%: Weather
  • 5%: Sabotage (bombs, hijackings, shoot-downs)
  • 4%: Other human error (air traffic controller error, improper loading of aircraft, improper maintenance, fuel contamination, language miscommunication etc.)
  • 1%: Other cause

The survey excluded military, private, and charter aircraft.


Safety

Aviation safety has come a long way in over one hundred years of implementation. In modern times, two major aircraft manufacturers still co-exist: Boeing of the United States of America and Airbus of Europe. Both have placed huge emphasis on the use of aviation safety equipment, now a billion-dollar industry in its own right, and made safety a major selling point -- realizing that a poor safety record in the aviation industry is a threat to corporate survival. Some major safety devices now required in commercial aircraft involve: The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. ... Airbus S.A.S., based in Toulouse, France, is an aircraft manufacturer. ... World map showing Europe Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ...

  • Evacuation slides - aid rapid passenger exit from an aircraft in an emergency situation.
  • Advanced avionics - Computerized auto-recovery and alert systems.
  • Turbine Engine durability improvements
  • Landing gear that can be lowered and raised even after loss of power and hydraulics.

The onboard electronics used for piloting an aircraft are called avionics (AVI-ation electr-ONICS). ... This machine has a single-stage radial compressor and turbine, a recuperator, and foil bearings. ... Main and nosewheel undercarriage of a Qatar Airways Airbus A330 The undercarriage or landing gear is equipment which supports an aircraft when it is not flying. ...

The NTSB

In the United States, many civil aviation incidents have been investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. When investigating an aviation disaster, NTSB investigators piece together evidence from the crash and determine the likely cause(s). Some accidents the NTSB has reported include: Image File history File links NTSB Seal (Bigger image would be great) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is a U.S. government independent organization responsible for investigation of accidents involving aviation, highway, marine, pipelines and railroads in the United States. ...

Date Location Operator Make/Model Fatal Surviving
01/13/82 Washington, D.C. Air Florida Boeing 737-222 70 4
01/23/82 Boston, MA World Airways McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 2 198
07/09/82 New Orleans, LA Pan American World Airways Boeing 727-235 137 0
11/08/82 Honolulu, HI Pan American World Airways Boeing 747-100 1 274
01/09/83 Brainerd, MN Republic Airlines Convair 580-11-A 1 29
10/11/83 Pinckneyville, IL Air Illinois Hawker Siddeley HS-748-2A 7 0
01/01/85 La Paz, Bolivia Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727-225 21 0
01/21/85 Reno, NV Galaxy Airlines Lockheed 188C 64 1
08/02/85 Dallas/FT Worth, TX Delta Airlines Lockheed L-1011-385-1 126 26
09/06/85 Milwaukee, WI Midwest Express Airlines Douglas DC-9-14 27 0
12/12/85 Gander, Newfoundland Arrow Airways Douglas DC-8-63 248 0
02/04/86 Near Athens, Greece Trans World Airlines Boeing 727-231 4 110
02/14/87 Durango, MX Ports OF Call Boeing 707-323B 1 125
08/16/87 Romulus, MI Northwest Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 148 1
11/15/87 Denver, CO Continental Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14 25 52
12/07/87 San Luis Obispo, CA Pacific Southwest Airlines British Aerospace Bae-146-200 38 0
08/31/88 Dallas/FT Worth, TX Delta Airlines Boeing 727-232 12 89
12/21/88 Lockerbie, Scotland Pan American World Airways Boeing 747-121 243 0
02/08/89 Santamaria, Azores Independent Air Boeing 707 137 0
02/24/89 Honolulu, HI United Airlines Boeing 747-122 9 328
07/19/89 Sioux City, IA United Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 110 175
09/20/89 Flushing, NY USAir Boeing 737-400 2 55
12/27/89 Miami, FL Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727-225B 1 46
10/03/90 Cape Canaveral, FL Eastern Air Lines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 1 90
12/03/90 Romulus, MI Northwest Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14 7 33
02/01/91 Los Angeles, CA Usair Boeing 737-300 20 63
03/03/91 Colorado Spgs, CO United Airlines Boeing 737-291 20 0
03/22/92 Flushing, NY Usair Fokker 28-4000 25 22
07/02/94 Charlotte, NC Usair Douglas DC-9-30 37 20
09/08/94 Aliquippa, PA Usair Boeing B-737-300 127 0
10/31/94 Roselawn, IN American Eagle Atr-72-212 64 0
12/20/95 Cali, Colombia American Airlines Boeing B-757 152 4
05/11/96 Miami, FL Valujet Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9 105 0
07/06/96 Pensacola, FL Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88 2 140
07/17/96 Moriches, NY Trans World Airlines Boeing 747 212 0
08/02/97 Lima, Peru Continental Airlines Boeing 757-200 1 141
12/28/97 Pacific Ocean United Airlines Boeing 747 1 373
06/01/99 Little Rock, AR American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-80 10 129
01/31/00 Point Mugu, CA Alaska Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83 83 0
09/11/01 New York City, NY American Airlines Boeing 767-200 81 0
09/11/01 New York City, NY United Airlines Boeing 767-200 56 0
09/11/01 Arlington, VA American Airlines Boeing 757-200 58 0
09/11/01 Shanksville, PA United Airlines Boeing 757 37 0
11/12/01 Belle Harbor, NY American Airlines AirBus Industrie A300-600 251 0
01/08/03 Charlotte, NC US Airways Express Beech 1900 19 0
10/19/04 Kirksville, MO Corporate Airlines British Aerospace Jetstream 32 13 2

Well-known aviation accidents

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Helicopter crashes

  • June 1, 2006, A USSOCOM MH-47 of 3rd Bat. 160th SOAR Night Stalkers which had left Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah (GA) went down in rural Colquitt County just after 8 a.m. as it flew past a television station's 1000 ft tall tower and clipped a wire. 4 soldiers were killed and one survived the crash.
  • September 23, 2005, Heli USA Airways, Haena, HI
  • September 20, 2003, Sundance Helicopters, Grand Canyon West, AZ
  • July 23, 2003, Jack Harter Helicopters, Waialeale Crater, Kauai, HI
  • An RAF Chinook helicopter crashed on the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland in 1994.
  • Graham 'Shirley' Strachan (lead singer of the Skyhooks) died in 2001 in a helicopter crash in Queensland, Australia
  • Alia al Hussein died in a helicopter crash in Amman, Jordan and Amman airport was afterwards renamed Queen Alia International Airport
  • Abdul Salam Arif was killed in a helicopter crash in southern Iraq
  • Proton's CEO, Tan Sri Yahaya Ahmad was killed in a helicopter crash in 1997
  • René Barrientos died as the result of a helicopter crash near Arque village in Bolivia.
  • Bill Graham died in a helicopter crash in 1991
  • Aleksandr Lebed died in a helicopter crash in bad weather in 2002
  • Patriarch Petros VII of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria died in a helicopter crash on September 11, 2004, in the Aegean Sea near Greece, killing him and several other clergy, including Bishop Nectarios of Madagascar
  • Disney's second in command, Frank Wells, died in a helicopter crash
  • Two MH-60 Black Hawks were shot down in the Battle of Mogadishu, the incident on which the book and film Black Hawk Down were based
  • Actor Vic Morrow died on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie on July 23, 1982 while holding two small children. A helicopter being used on the set spun out of control and crashed, decapitating him and one of the children with its blades. The remaining child was crushed as the helicopter crashed. Everyone inside the helicopter was unharmed. The accident led to massive reforms in U.S. child labor laws and safety regulations on movie sets in California.
  • April 7, 2001 - An M-17 helicopter crashes into mountain in south of Hanoi, Vietnam killing 16. The flight was carrying United States armed forces personnel searching for MIAs from Vietnam War
  • Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990, after performing a show in East Troy, Wisconsin. While flying from East Troy to Chicago, the helicopter encountered heavy fog and crashed into a hillside, killing all aboard. Eric Clapton was originally going to be on the helicopter, but gave his seat to Stevie.
  • 1995 - A helicopter just off Aberdeen, north-east Scotland,in the North Sea, was struck by lightning and crashed into the water, but all the crew survived on a life raft.

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Iraq war

Main article: List of Coalition aircraft crashes in Iraq The UH-60 Black Hawk that crashed on September 21, 2004 Below is a list of Coalition aircraft that have crashed in Iraq. ...

  • August 12, 2005 - AH-64 Apache crashes near Kirkuk, injuring the two pilots.
  • May 31, 2005 - An Italian AB-412 helicopter crashes near Nasiriyah, killing the four soldiers on board.
  • December 15, 2004 - A helicopter crashes near Karbala after it suffers engine failure; 3 Polish soldiers are killed and 4 injured.
  • September 8, 2004 - Helicopter crashes 20 miles south of Fallujah; all 4 crew members survive.
  • April 7, 2004 - US helicopter crashes near Baquba.
  • March 21, 2003 - 4 Marines killed as helicopter crashes.

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See also

Lists of commercial airliner accidents

JetBlue Airways Flight 292 making an emergency landing with the nose landing gear turned sideways The following is a list of accidents and incidents on commercial airlines grouped by airline. ... Accidents and incidents on commercial airliners grouped by location of the incident. ... // Accidents and incidents on commercial aircraft grouped by the year that the incident or accident occurred. ...

Lists of military aircraft accidents

This is a list of notable incidents and accidents involving military aircraft grouped by the year that the incident or accident occurred. ...

Specific events

There were two cable car disasters in the Italian ski-resort Cavalese, one in 1976 and one in 1998. ... United States Marine Corps seal The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military, which along with the U.S. Navy, is under the United States Department of the Navy. ... The EA-6B Prowler is the United States Navys and the United States Marine Corpss primary electronic warfare aircraft. ... The Kegworth Air Disaster occurred on January 8, 1989, (just 18 days after the Lockerbie Disaster), when British Midland Flight 92 (BD092), a Boeing 737-400, G-OBME owned by British Midland crashed onto the embankment of the M1 motorway, short of the runway of East Midlands Airport, Leicestershire, close... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... The M1 motorway heading south towards junction 37 at Barnsley. ... On August 22, 1985, Flight 28M, a Boeing 737-236 flying the colours of British Airtours, took off from Manchester International Airport in Manchester in England, on an international passenger flight to Kerkira Airport on the Greek island of Kerkira. ... A plaque at Old Trafford Football Ground commemorating the Munich air disaster The Munich air disaster occurred on February 6, 1958, when Flight BE609, a British European Airways Elizabethan class Airspeed Ambassador charter aircraft G-ALZU Lord Burghley, carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United F.C., plus a... The Airspeed Ambassador was a twin piston engined airliner that first flew on July 10, 1947 and served in very small numbers through the 1950s. ... On June 18th, 1972, British European Flight 548, a Hawker-Siddeley Trident 1B, G-ARPI, of British European Airways (BEA) crashed two minutes after takeoff from Heathrow Airport, killing all 118 passengers and crew on board. ... Trident 1F The Trident, model DH121 or HS121, was a short/medium-range airliner designed by de Havilland in the 1950s, and built by the Hawker-Siddeley Group in the 1960s when de Havilland was merged, along with several other British aviation firms. ... The Superga air disaster happened on Wednesday, May 4, 1949, when a plane carrying almost the entire Grande Torino squad (18 players), plus management, journalists and crew, crashed into the Superga hills near Turin, killing everyone on board. ... Turin (Italian: ; Piedmontese: Turin) is a major industrial city in north-western Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ...

Air safety

Air safety is a broad term encompassing the theory, investigation and categorisation of flight failures, and the prevention of such failures through appropriate regulation, as well as through education and training. ... The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is a U.S. government independent organization responsible for investigation of accidents involving aviation, highway, marine, pipelines and railroads in the United States. ... The Air Accidents Investigation Branch investigates air accidents in the United Kingdom. ... The Transportation Safety Board (Bureau de la Securite des Transports du Canada) is the Canadian agency responsible for maintaining transportation safety in Canada. ... Aviation archaeology, also known as aerospace archaeology or wreck chasing, is a hobby actively practiced throughout the world by both outdoor recreationists and academics in pursuit of finding, documenting, recovering, and preserving sites important in aviation history. ...

Other

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Accidents and incidents in aviation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3710 words)
An aviation accident is an incident on board an aircraft causing injury or death to one or more persons.
An aviation incident is an occurrence other than an accident, associated with the operation of an aircraft, which affects or could affect the safety of operations.
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The article lists a number of current accidents which, while I don't wish to diminish the tragedy of the events, will probably in time come to be not seen as all that "well-known".
The accident investigation concluded that pressurization was gradually lost, causing hypoxia, which is insidious and hard to detect by those experiencing it.
One RFC summary admonished that ‘accidents during the last three months of 1917 cost £317 10s 6d - money down the drain, and sufficient to buy new gaiters and spurs for each and every pilot and observer in the service!’ A statement on flight safety pronounced at the time clearly outlined the problem.
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