Airbus Crashes:

Monday, April 28, 2008
By George Hatcher

    An old problem still not solved. Early Airbus A320 Video account of Sunday June 26, 1988, the airclub at the airfield of Mulhouse-Habsheim in Alsace/France. Low approach of a brand new Airbus A320 . 3 passengers died, and about 50 injuries.

  • 26 June 1988 – Air France Flight 296 crashes into trees beyond the runway on a demo flight at Habsheim, France. 3 passengers killed.
  • 14 February 1990 – Indian Airlines Flight 605, A320-231 with 146 passengers crashes on final approach to Bangalore Airport, killing 88 passengers and 4 crew.
  • 20 January 1992 – Air Inter Flight 148, an A320-111 crashes into a ridge near Mount Sainte-Odile in the Vosges mountains on final approach to Strasbourg from Lyon. 87 fatalities (five crew members, 82 passengers).
  • 14 September 1993 – Lufthansa Flight 2904, in Warsaw an A320-211 from Frankfurt am Main 70 people crashes into earth bunker at runway’s end. Fire in left wing penetrates the passenger cabin. Copilot and one passenger die.
  • 22 March 1998, Philippine Airlines Flight 137, an A320-214 crashes and overruns Bacolod City Domestic Airport runway RPVB, in Bacolod. All passengers and crew survive; many ground injuries.
  • 23 August 2000 – Gulf Air Flight 072, an A320-212 crash into the Persian Gulf on approach to Bahrain Airport. 143 passengers and crew fatalities.
  • 3 May 2006 – Armavia Flight 967, an A320-211 crashes into the Black Sea while conducting a go-around following 1st approach to Sochi Airport, Russia. 113 passengers and crew fatalites attributed to pilot error.
  • 9 July 2006 – Airbus A310 F-OGYP Sibir flight 778 departed Domodeovo. On landing, the airplane went off the runway at the high speed of ~180 km/h, hit the concrete fence and buildings, crashed and caught fire. 125 people died as a result of the accident. “On prior flight, was released with six defects as per minimum equipment list (MEL), including the deactivated state of the left engine thrust reverser. The previous two flights had been carried out with a deactivated right engine thrust reverser.
  • 17 July 2007 – TAM Airlines Flight 3054 – PR-MBK, the A320-233 on the route, can’t stop while landing at Congonhas International Airport in São Paulo, Brazil. Under investigation. All 187 passengers and crew died and further ground fatalities.
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