Fatal Events Since 1984 for Midwest Express/Midwest Airlines

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.

  1. 6 September 1985; Midwest Express DC9-14; Milwaukee, WI: Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft had an uncontained right engine failure. The crew initially correctly used a left rudder input to counter the loss of thrust, but switched to right rudder input about 10 seconds after the engine failure. Also, about 1.5 seconds after right engine failure, power was reduced to the left engine. The left engine subsequently stalled and the aircraft lost control and crashed. All four crew members and 27 passengers were killed. The NTSB found that the engine failure improper use of the flight controls by the pilot in command contributed to the accident.

Midwest Express/Midwest Airlines Fleet

Fatal Events Since 1984 for Midwest Airlines
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