Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 4 years ago

What are some examples of pilots crashing a perfectly functioning aircraft?

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  • Zack
    Lv 7
    4 years ago
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    1. Severe weather (example: planes have crashed due to very foggy weather)

    2. Terrorism (9/11, Lockerbie Bomber, etc)

    3. Air traffic control error (example: Tenerife airport disaster)

    4. Suicide (ex: the Germanwings flight that happened a few months ago)

    5. Landing too hard (ex: A Southwest plane landed nose gear first)

    6. Bird strikes forces planes to make an emergency landing

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    With extremely few exceptions, aircraft that crash ARE functioning, until they contact the ground, or another object. Even when there is a mechanical problem, they are usually flyable. Pilot error is the cause of almost all accidents. Even when there is equipment failure, it's usually the result of pilot error. Aircraft are safe. Pilots crash airplanes.

  • 4 years ago

    A common cause is CFIT (controlled flight into terrain). Here an aircraft flies into the ground.

    This happens when the ground is climbing faster than the aircraft can and there is no where to turn.

    This is how Steve Fossette was tragically killed along with lots of other pilots.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Most crashes involving pilot error also involve perfectly functioning aircraft. Take your pick!

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  • 4 years ago

    Singapore Airlines Flight 6 (SQ006) on October 31, 2000.

    The B747-400 took off from a runway that was closed for construction. As the plane accelerated down the runway, it hit construction equipment and broke into 3 pieces; killing 83 out of 179 people on board. There was a typhoon approaching the airport at that time too.

  • 4 years ago

    Recent airline crash caused by suicidal pilot. Number of light aircraft crashes due to error / cognitive failure. Helicopter crashes caused by blade stall. Lots of video on YouTube if you search for it...

  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    The most recent well-known example is the Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf on March 24, 2015

  • 4 years ago

    In france, that suicidal pilot n 2014 ish. He committed murder-suicide

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Ever heard of 9/11?

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