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There are two fairly recent airliner crashes I can think of that were the direct result of an aerodynamic stall, one is Air France 447 and the other is Colgan Air 3407. AF447 was at cruise height when the incident began, so that one does not fit with your question. Colgan3407 was landing, so was pretty much "low level" (Does "jet" permit ...


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There are a number of barriers to labeling a single fighter as the "safest" - your proposed method is probably the best overall picture, but there are some barriers to even that. Differences in use and training Fighter aircraft are extremely complex and are asked to performed complex missions, even in training, where there may be little room for error. Due ...


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Intentionally with a large aircraft, yes. There was however an instance in 1945, where a B-25 Mitchell collided with the Empire State building. This however was an accident. There have been several suicides by airplane where the aircraft was deliberately crashed into buildings, such as the C172 which was crashed into a Tampa FL high rise in 2002 or the ...


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I participated in a tiny supporting role in a few crash investigations involving CRJs, so I'll give it a shot, and I would say that when a main cause is listed, especially for something mechanical, it's what you might call a "primary trigger", without which, follow-on supporting factors and events that led to the crash would never have occurred. Or an ...


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I have not found a period longer than the two you provided (quoted for completeness). It is unlikely that there is a longer period unreported, as that would be a major news item or historical note; it is possible but unverifiable there has been a person survive after a crash longer but was never rescued due to the aircraft never being recovered. Aviator Bob ...


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Two other catastrophic accidents during takeoff phase occurred on flight testing for transport category aircraft, though both of them are business jets: 1. Bombardier Challenger 604, 2000, Wichita Aggressive takeoff rotation led to fuel migration and shifted the aircraft CG aft of the allowed limits. The combined effect of the large initial rate of ...


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There are a couple I can think of off-hand from the last couple of decades (in addition to the ones already listed in other answers): 1. National Airlines Flight 102 I suppose whether this one counts depends on exactly what definition of "airliner" you're using. Certainly, the 747-400 is normally considered an airliner, though this was its cargo ...


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Ill second Camille's answer and add the missing factor of GA vs. Commercial Aviation. The NTSB makes the 2012-2016 data available in spreadsheet format here. If you download that and combine all the accident data you will see that the overall accident data for those years, plotted by month looks something like this: This data set for even the limited years ...


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Accidents are rarest in winter. In https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/index.aspx, click "Download all (text)", to get a file AviationData.txt containing 80,000 accidents and 4,000 incidents. Keep only the Accidents, split the |-delimited fields to get mm/dd/yyyy, then split by / to get the month, then count how often each month appears. From a ...


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Several examples on Skybrary One of the most notorious cases is arguably Northwest's MD-82 On 16 August 1987, an MD-82 being operated by Northwest Airlines on a scheduled passenger flight from Detroit MI to Phoenix AZ failed to get properly airborne in day VMC and, after damaging impact with obstacles within the airport perimeter after climbing to ...


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I found a blog post that answers the question by using commercial aviation as a metric. General aviation (US) 1 death in 64,000 hours 156x as dangerous as commercial aviation Flying sailplanes (Germany, France) 1 death in 50,000 hours 200x as dangerous as commercial aviation The following graph shows the relative difference between sailplanes and powered ...


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Sounds similar to the De Havilland Comet 1's other problem. On 26 October 1952, the Comet suffered its first hull loss when a BOAC flight departing Rome's Ciampino airport failed to become airborne and ran into rough ground at the end of the runway. ... Both early accidents were originally attributed to pilot error, as over-rotation had led to a loss of ...


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The most reliable aircraft is the one that is maintained the best, and the simpler an aircraft is, the easier it will be for you to afford to maintain it properly—both because it will need less maintenance in the first place and because it'll be cheaper to buy, insure and fuel, leaving more of your funds available for maintenance. However, the premise of ...


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No plane has these qualities, planes require a lot more servicing than cars both legally and practically. Similarly aircraft parts have service limits and heavily suggested rebuild times. Most if not all light aircraft require major servicing (or receive major servicing) at the 2000-2500ish hour mark. There are comparatively little regulations on car ...


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Actually, there is one fighter jet that stands out from the rest with regard to its safety record, the Saab JAS-39 Gripen. It has flown for 24 years (32 if you include its first flight and development), is in service with five air forces in all climates and close to 300 have been built. In all this time it has NEVER suffered an engine failure and has only ...


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You wont find a single source for any of these things but you can find some of the info form fairly reliable sources: The NTSB publishes accident data by type and year but this is only for US accidents or accidents involving US aircraft that they can investigate overseas. The FAA allows you to lookup by make and model and would allow to get some info on ...


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The 1972 crash of BEA flight 548 in Staines, near Heathrow Airport, London, was, and remains, the most lethal flying accident (excluding terrorism) in the UK. It was a significant incident with respect to raising issues of crisis management in the cockpit, and in bringing about the use of cockpit voice recorders. The proximate cause was a decrease in the ...


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