Cathay Pacific plane crashes

The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares since 1970. 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. Only events since 1970 are included.

  1. 15 June 1972; Cathay Pacific Convair 880; near Pleiku, South Vietnam: The aircraft was on a flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong when the aircraft crashed after a bomb detonated on board. The bombing was apparently done as part of an attempted passenger insurance fraud. All 71 passengers and 10 crew members were killed.

    18 February 2014; Cathay Pacific 747-400; B-HOP; flight CX879; over Hokkaido, Japan: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from San Francisco, CA and Hong Kong, China when the aircraft encountered significant turbulence over Hokkaido, Japan. Two the 21 crew members and 10 of the 321 passengers were injured. The aircraft landed about six hours after the turbulence encounter.
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Cathay Pacific plane crashes -- Revised: 23 October 2015