Boeing 737-800 and its history of fatal accidents
A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in the mountains of southern China on a domestic flight on Monday following a sudden drop from cruising altitude. Media said there were no signs of survivors.
Therefore, as another accident, unfortunately, is added to the list, here is a list of all the fatal accidents the name has seen.
September 29, 2006: Gol Transportes Aéreos’ brand new 737-800 with 154 people on board broke up and crashed following a mid-air collision in Brazil with an Embraer Legacy 600. All aboard the 737-800 suffered injuries deadly.
May 5, 2007: Kenya Airways Flight 507, a 737-800 carrying 108 passengers and six crew lost contact and crashed into a swamp while on a flight to Nairobi, Kenya from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, after making a listed stopover at Douala, Cameroon. There were no survivors.
February 25, 2009: Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, a 737-800 from Istanbul, crashed into a field near the Polderbaan while attempting to land at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The fuselage broke into three pieces after the crash and the machine pylons separated. Of the 135 passengers and crew, there were nine fatalities, five passengers and four crew (including pilots and an airman in training); 84 people were injured. Crash reviews originally focused on a conical left radar altimeter, which may have resulted in false altitude information causing the autothrottle to reduce power.
May 22, 2010 Air India Express Flight 812, a 737-800, overran the runway on the dock at Mangalore International Airport; 158 passengers, including six crew on board, fail. There were eight survivors. The airliner crashed through the hedge at the end of the runway as it entered a valley 200 bases below. Although the pi runway was sufficient for landing, there was no bare ground at the end of the runway on the table terrain to account for miscalculations.
January 8, 2020 Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 operated by a Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, Iran, bound for Kyiv, Ukraine. There were no survivors among the 167 passengers and 9 crew members. On January 11, 2020, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps admitted in a statement to accidentally shooting down the plane due to a fatal mistake.
August 7, 2020 Air India Express Flight 1344, operated by a Boeing 737-800, overran the runway while docking in heavy rain and crashed into a hallway at Calicut International Airport; the two airmen and 18 passengers on board failed.
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