Plane crashes since 1970 for Lufthansa

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. All of these events involved Lufthansa, or airlines owned or controlled by Lufthansa

  1. 20 November 1974; Lufthansa 747-100; Nairobi, Kenya: The aircraft was not properly configured for takeoff and stalled shortly after becoming airborne, crashing about 3600 feet (1100 meters) beyond the end of the runway. The crash killed 55 of the 140 passengers and 4 of the 17 crew.

  2. 2 January 1988; Condor 737-200; Izmir, Turkey: The Condor flight (at the time, a subsidiary of Lufthansa), was on a non-scheduled international flgiht from Stuttgart, Germany when it crashed during approach to Adnan Airport in Izmir, Turkey. The aircraft struck high ground about 10.5 kilometers from the runway near Seferihisar, Turkey. The probable cause of the accident was the use of incorrect navigational aids during approach. All five crew members and 11 passengers were killed.

  3. 14 September 1993; Lufthansa A320-200; Warsaw Airport, Poland: Aircraft landed with a tail wind. Landing performance and aircraft design led to a late deployment of braking devices. Aircraft overran the runway. One of the 6 crew and 1 of the 64 passengers were killed.

    27 July 2010; Lufthansa; MD-11F; flight 8460; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: The aircraft was on a cargo flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia had a landing accident that fractured the fuselage. The two crew members survived.

    This plane crash was a cargo flight without passengers, and is not a fatal event as defined by, but is included because of the seriousness of the event.

  4. 24 March 2015; Germanwings A320-200; D-AIPX; flight 4U9525; near Barcelonnette, France: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Barcelona, Spain to Düsseldorf, Germany. About a half hour after takeoff, while at a cruising altitude of 38,000 feet, the aircraft began losing altitude, and crashed about ten minutes later. The investigative authorities suspect that the first officer deliberately crashed the aircraft. All six crew members and 144 passengers were killed.
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Plane cashes since 1970 for Lufthansa -- Revised: 26 March 2015