BAe146/Avro RJ series plane crashes

The following are significant events involving the BAe 146 aircraft model, which also includes variants RJ100, RJ85, and RJ70. 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 December 1987; Pacific Southwest Airlines BAe146-200; near San Luis Obispo, CA: A recently fired USAir employee used his now invalidated credentials to board the aircraft with a pistol and apparently killed his former manager and both pilots (USAir had recently purchased PSA). All five crew members and the 37 other passengers were killed.

  2. 20 February 1991; LAN Chile BAe146-200; Puerto Williams, Chile: The aircraft overran the runway on landing and sank in the nearby waters. Twenty of the 65 passengers were killed.

  3. 23 July 1993; China Northwest BAe146-300; B2716; flight 2119; Yinchuan, China: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Yinchuan to Beijing, China. There was a flap system failure during takeoff that caused a loss of lift and subsequently led to a rejected takeoff. The aircraft overran the runway and crashed into a lake. One of the five crew members and 55 of the 108 passengers were killed.

  4. 25 September 1998; Paukn Air BAe 146-100; in Moroccan territory near Melilla, Spain: The aircraft was on approach to Melilla airport on a flight from Malaga when it crashed in a mountainous area about 7.5 miles (12 km) from the airport. All four crew members and 34 passengers were killed.

  5. 24 November 2001; Crossair Avro RJ100; near Zurich, Switzerland: The aircraft was on a flight from Berlin, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland when it crashed into a wooded area about two miles (3.2 km) from the runway during a night approach to Zurich's airport. Three of the five crew members and 21 of the 28 passengers were killed.
    Fatal Swissair/Crossair Events

  6. 8 January 2003; Turkish Airlines Avro RJ100; Flight 634; Diyarbakir, Turkey:
    The aircraft had departed from Istanbul and crashed shortly before landing in Diyarbakir, a city near Turkey's border with Iraq. Four of the five crew members and 71 of the 75 passengers were killed in the crash.
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    10 October 2006; Atlantic Airways BAe 146-200; Stord, Norway: The charted aircraft was on a non-scheduled domestic flight from Stavanger to Stord, Norway. After landing at Stord, the aircraft failed to stop on the 1200 meter (3900 foot) runway, overran the runway, continued down a rocky slope, and caught fire. One of the four crew members and four of the 12 passengers were killed.

    Since this was a charter flight and not a flight open to the public, this is not a fatal even as defined by AirSafe.com and will not count toward the fatal event rate for this aircraft model.

    28 November 2016; LaMia Airlines Avro RJ85; CP-2933, flight LMI2933; near La Unión, Colombia:
    The aircraft was on a nonscheduled international flight from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia to Medellín, Colombia. On board was Brazilian Chapecoense Football Club, which was scheduled to play in the final of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana in Medellín

    Shortly before landing, the crew declared an emergency, reportedly due to an electrical problem, and the plane crashed into mountainous terrain near Medellín. Seven of the nine crew members and 64 of the 68 passengers were killed in the crash. Apparently, the owner of the airline, who was also a member of the flight crew, was killed in the crash.

    Since this was a charter flight and not a flight open to the public, this is not a fatal even as defined by AirSafe.com and will not count toward the fatal event rate for this aircraft model.
    Aviation Herald report on this event
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BAe 146/Avro RJ series plane crashes
http:// airsafe.com/events/models/bae.htm -- Revised: 29 November 2016