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The Crash of FlyDubai Flight FZ981

On March 19, 2016, a Boeing 737-800 flown by Flydubai and designated as Flight FZ981 was en route from Dubai when it impacted airport terrain during a second approach attempt in bad weather to Rostov-On-Don Airport in Southern Russia. The plane was destroyed. Fifty-five passengers and seven crew lost their lives.

On March 18, Flight 981 left Dubai at 18:37. The crew was performing a manual approach to runway 22 with the autopilot disconnected during poor weather.

At 01:42 local time, the flight received a windshear alert. The crew decided to go around and then continued to a holding pattern waiting for improved weather conditions. At 03:28 LT, they descended for another attempted manual approach, and decided to go around again. In the course of that go around,
the crew encountered issues and came down.

The captain was 38-year-old Aristos Sokratous of Cyprus, and he had 5,965 hours of total flying time. Due to fatigue and lifestyle conflicts with FlyDubai, he had accepting but not begun a job with Ryanair, which would allow him to be based with his family in Cyprus. First officer, Alejandro Cruz was was Spanish, 37 years old, and had 5,769 hours of flying time.

Official Report"

Interim Report

Passenger Flight Manifest–-Dubai-–-Rostov-on-Don.pdf

Crash Footage

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Jet Airways Collapsed Landing Gear

At Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, a Jet Airways Boeing 737 with 8 crew and 120 passengers had landed on runway 27 from Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport when the right hand main landing gear collapsed.

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Dynamic Airways International Fire

Dynamic Airways Boeing 767-269ER was scheduled as an international flight from Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport to Caracas International Airport but while taxiing for departure, the engine caught fire. Before it caught fire, it had been leaking fuel. Everyone managed to get out okay, but fifteen were hospitalized with injuries. The investigation by the NTSB uncovered that the main fuel supply line coupling assembly had disconnected in the wing-to-engine strut above and behind the left engine. The lower inboard portion of the left wing, left engine cowling, and left fuselage center section burned but fire did not penetrate the fuselage. The plane had been in dry storage for approximately 29 months until September 2015.

British Airways 777-346ER Fire

The NTSB monitoring removal of the engine on Sep 16th 2015 (Photo: NTSB):
A Boeing 777 caught fire on take-off from Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport. All passengers and crew, 157 passengers and 13 crew managed to evacuate after an uncontained engine failure in the number one GE90 engine. Realizing there was a fire, the flight crew aborted take-off by using the aircraft’s brakes at about 90 miles per hour. Takeoff speed is 180 mph. In five minutes the fire was out. Some who were injured in evacuation were treated at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. The fire burned a hole in the cargo hold. The Federal Aviation Administration investigation concluded that the fire was caused by failure of the left General Electric GE90 engine. The accident occurred at Las Vegas on Sep 8th 2015.


Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines Flight 71

A Boeing 737-8FB flying from Dakar to Cotonou collided with an air ambulance operated by Senegalair.

The 737, which was Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines Flight 71, diverted to Malabo and landed safely; The air ambulance did not.

The collision occurred over eastern Senegal.

The Air Ambulance presumably ran out of fuel and crashed in the Atlantic Ocean. The 737 received little damage. The Boeing 737-8FB #3C-LLY that had been in service since February 2014.

The Hawker HS-125 erroneously was flying at a level 1000 ft above their original clearance. ATC cleared the flight to 34.000 ft. (FL 340) but instead the pilots levelled of at 35.000 ft (FL 350) putting themselves on the same altitude as the opposite flying 737.

Air Traffic Control did not remind the pilots to correct their level nor did the pilots do any altitude changes before the collision took place.

2015-09-05 Ceiba 737-800 mid-air collision with HS-125 Jet over Senegal

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17



Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a Boeing 777 in the process of flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. It was shot down over the eastern Ukraine. Two hundred eighty-three passengers and fifteen crew died. The plane was a Boeing 777-200ER. The plane disappeared from radar screens near Torez in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, 25 miles from the border.
The Russian government blamed the Ukrainian government. An independent analysis by Bellingcat of open-source evidence confirmed the rumors that Russian-backed separatists were in control of a Buk missile launcher at the time of the accident.

Link to the investigation

Link to the Final Report