BAe146/Avro RJ100 plane crashes

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

BAe 146/Avro RJ100 plane crashes
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