British Midland (bmi) plane crashes
The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur. The airline ceased operations in 2012 when it was merged into British Airways.
- 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.
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