Fatal Events Since 1970
for British Midland (bmi)
The following events are those involving at least one passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role. Excluded would be events where the only passengers killed were stowaways, hijackers, or saboteurs.
Note: The airline ceased operations in 2012 and most of it was merged into British Airways. One portion continues to operate as a separate airline BMI Regional.
- 8 January 1989; British Midland Airways 737-400; near East Midlands Airport, UK: A fan blade failure at top of climb damaged one engine and the crew mistakenly performed a precautionary engine shutdown on the wrong engine. The damaged engine lost power shortly before landing and the crew was unable to add sufficient thrust to the good engine prior to striking the ground. 47 of the 118 passengers were killed.
http://airsafe.com/events/airlines/midland.htm -- Revised: 18 July 2013