Fatal BAC-111 Events

The following are significant events involving the aircraft model. The numbered events are those involving at least one 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.

  1. 7 Dec 1970; Tarom BAC-111; Constanta, Romania: Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFiT) during a Nondirectional Beacon (NDB) approach to Constanta in fog. Flight diverted from the Romania capital of Bucharest. Three of the seven-crew members and 15 of the 20 passengers sustained fatal injuries.

  2. 6 September 1971; Paninternational BAC-111; Hasloh, Germany: The aircraft crashed about shortly after takeoff on a Hamburg to Malaga flight when both Rolls Royce engines lost power. The aircraft made a forced landing on the Hamberg-Kiel Autobahn. Both wings sheared off after hitting a bridge, which started a fire that consumed the aircraft. One of the six-crew members and 21 of the 115 passengers sustained fatal injuries.

  3. 3 Jun 1975; Philippine Air Lines BAC-111; Manila, Philippines: Explosion in right rear lavatory blew a hole in the fuselage. None of the five-crew members and 1 of the 59 passengers sustained fatal injury.

  4. 7 May 23 1976; Philippine Air Lines BAC-111; Zamboanga , Philippines: Six hijackers demanded ransom and transportation to Libya. Thirteen of the 87 occupants sustained fatal injuries from gunfire or grenades.

  5. 21 Nov 1977; Austral BAC-111; San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina: Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFiT) during a Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach to Bariloche. Five of the five-crew members and 41 of the 74 passengers sustained fatal injuries.

  6. 17 Aug 1978; Philippine Air Lines BAC-111; Sinara Island, Philippines: Explosion in left rear lavatory blew a hole in the fuselage. None of the six-crew members and 1 of the 78 passengers sustained fatal injury.

  7. 7 May 1981; Austral BAC-111; Buenos Aires, Argentina: Loss of Control during a Holding pattern over Quilmes. Five of the five-crew members and 26 of the 26 passengers sustained fatal injuries.

  8. 26 June 1991; Okada Air BAC-111; 5N-AOW; Sokoto, Nigeria: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Lagos to Kano, Nigeria, but diverted to Sokoto, Nigeria due to weather conditions en route. The airport at Sokoto was closed when the airliner arrived, and the crew was forced to make an emergency landing near the airport due to a lack of fuel. The aircraft lost its landing gear and broke up during the landing attempt. All five crew members survived, but four of the 48 passengers were killed.
    Plane crashes of Nigerian airlines

  9. 18 Sept 1994; Oriental Airlines BAC-111; Tamanrasset, Algeria: Fuel starvation during 5 th approach. The Nigerian football team chartered the flight from Tunis back to Lagos. Four of seven crew along with 34 of 39 passengers sustained fatal injuries.

  10. 4 May 2002; EAS Airlines BAC111; 5N-ESF; flight 4226; Lagos, Nigeria: The aircraft stalled and crashed about shortly after takeoff on a scheduled domestic flight from Kano to Lagos, Nigeria, coming down in a nearby residential area. Seven of the eight crew members and 64 of the 69 passengers were killed. There were also 78 people killed on the ground.
    Plane crashes of Nigerian airlines

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Fatal BAC-111 Events
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