Fatal Airbus A310 Events
The following numbered events involve the death of at least one airline passenger 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. The events that are not numbered are listed because they meet the criteria of a significant event as defined by AirSafe.com
- 31 July 1992; Thai International A310-300; near Katmandu, Nepal:
The aircraft had a controlled flight into terrain about 22.5 miles (36 km) from the airport after apparently using an incorrect procedure for a missed approach.
All 14 crew and 99 passengers were killed.
Fatal Thai Airways Events
- 22 March 1994; Russian International Airways A310; near Novokuznetsk, Russia: Lost control and crashed after the captain had allowed at least one child to manipulate the flight controls. All 12 crew and 63 passengers were killed
- 31 March 1995; Tarom Romanian Airlines A310; near Balotesti, Romania: Aircraft crashed shortly after taking off in a snowstorm. All 10 crew and 50 passengers were killed.
- 11 December 1998; Thai Airways International A310-200; near Surat Thani, Thailand: During its third landing attempt, the aircraft crashed just outside the Surat Thani airport.
The aircraft was on a domestic flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani.
There were 90 fatalities among the 132 passengers and 11 fatalities among the 14 crew members.
Fatal Thai Airways Events
- 30 January 2000; Kenya Airways A310-300; near Abidjan, Ivory Coast: The aircraft crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off at night for a flight from Abidjan to Lagos, Nigeria.
All 11 crew members and 158 of the 168 passengers were killed.
Fatal Kenya Airways Events
- 9 July 2006; Sibir Airlines A310-300; Irkutsk, Russia: The aircraft was on a scheduled flight from Moscow to Irkutsk. Weather at Irkutsk included a low overcast, rain, and thunderstorms in the area. The aircraft landed on the runway, but was unable to stop on the runway. After departing the runway, the aircraft collided with a concrete structure, broke up, and caught fire. Five of the eight crew members, and 119 of the 195 passengers were killed.
- 10 June 2008; Sudan Airways A310-300; Flight 109; Khartoum, Sudan:
The aircraft was on an unscheduled domestic flight from Port Sudan to Khartoum.
The aircraft had been on a scheduled international flight from Damascus, Syria to Khartoum, but had earlier diverted to Port Sudan due to weather conditions in the Khartoum area.
The aircraft landed, and then overran the far end of the runway by about 230m (750ft), coming to rest on rough ground slightly to the left of the extended centreline. The right engine and right side of the aircraft caught fire, and the fire quickly spread to the rest of the plane and destroyed the aircraft.
One of the 14 crew members was killed, and at least 30 of the 203 passengers were killed.
Fatal Sudan Airways Events
Wikipedia Entry for this Accident
- 30 June 2009; Yemenia Airlines; A310-300; Flight 626; near Moroni, Comoros Islands:
The aircraft was on a flight from SanaĠa, Yemen to Moroni, Comoros Islands with 142 passengers and 11 crew on board.
The aircraft crashed in the sea near the town of Mitsamiouli, which is on the main island of Grande Comore, in the early morning hours of June 30th.
One passenger, a twelve-year-old girl named Bahia Bakari, was rescued about 10 hours after the crash, and is the sole survivor of this plane crash.
The girl's mother was also killed in the crash.
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Fatal Events for Airlines from Africa and the Middle East
Plane Crashes with a Sole Survivor
Yemenia Airlines Wikipedia page
24 June 2014; Pakistan International Airlines (PIA); A310-300; AP-BGN; flight PK756; Peshawar, Pakistan The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Peshawar, Pakistan, when it was struck by several bullets shortly before landing. Two cabin crew members and one passenger were hit, and the passenger died of her injuries. There were no other injuries among the 10 other crew members or 177 other passengers.
Fatal PIA Events
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