Boeing 767 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.

    23 July 1983; Air Canada 767; Flight 143; near Gimli, Manitoba: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Montreal, QC to Edmonton, AB. The aircraft was cruising at about 41,000 feet when the engines shut down due to fuel exhaustion. The crew was able to glide to an emergency landing at a nearby former military airfield. Due to problems with fuel quantity indication system, the crew used an alternate procedure to estimate the fuel load. There were no serious injuries among the eight crew members and 61 passengers. Due to the use of an incorrect conversion factor, the crew had miscalculated the weight of fuel on board and had less than half of the expected weight of fuel on board.
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    31 March 1986; United Air Lines 767-200; San Francisco, CA: The engines were inadvertently deactivated the engines during climb at about 3,000 feet. The crew was able to restart the engines and returned to the departure airport.

    30 June 1987; Delta Air Lines 767-200; Los Angeles, CA: The engines were inadvertently shut off during climb at about 2,000 feet. The crew was able to restart the engines at about 500 feet and continued to their original destination of Cincinnati.

  1. 26 May 1991; Lauda Air 767-300ER; Suphan Buri Province, Thailand: Aircraft lost control and crashed after an uncommanded deployment of a thrust reverser during climb. All 10 crew and 213 passengers were killed.

  2. 23 November 1996; Ethiopian Airlines 767-200ER; near Moroni, Comoros Islands: The aircraft was on a flight from Ethiopia to Kenya when it was hijacked by at least two people. While attempting a landing near Moroni in the Comoros Islands the aircraft ran out of fuel and ditched near a beach. Ten of the 12 crew members and 117 of the 160 passengers were killed. The three hijackers apparently died.
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  3. 31 October 1999; EgyptAir 767-300ER; Atlantic Ocean near Nantucket Island, MA: Radar and radio contact with the aircraft was lost shortly after the aircraft departed JFK Airport in New York on a flight to Cairo. The aircraft crashed into the ocean about 60 miles (96 km) south of Nantucket Island. The NTSB determined that the aircraft departed from controlled flight and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean as a result of flight control inputs by the first officer. All 14 crew members and 203 passengers were killed.
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    22 February 2000; 767-300ER; SU-GAO; EgyptAir Harare, Zimbabwe: The aircraft was on an unscheduled international flight from Johannesburg, South Africa to Harare, Zimbabwe, and the crew was attempting a landing at night in bad weather with strong, gusting winds. The aircraft veered off to the right of the runway, then crossed back over and veered off the left side before the crew regained control and brought the aircraft to a stop on the runway. The aircraft sustained significant damage during the landing, including the separation of the left engine and pylon. None of the 17 crew members or 76 passengers were seriously injured.
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    4 March 2001; United Air Lines 767; near Kona, HI: While early reports indicated that this 767 had a complete loss of power in both engines, the analysis of the flight data recorder by the NTSB does not support this conclusion. According to early FAA and media reports, United Flight 42 took off from Kahului on the Hawaiian island of Maui on a flight to Los Angeles and experienced a dual-engine shutdown about 70 miles (112 km) into the flight, followed by an in-flight restart and a diversion to the Kona airport. Later analysis of the flight data recorder by the NTSB showed that both engines had a reduction of power to below idle, but did not show any evidence of a complete loss of power in either engine. However, there was roughly a 30-second gap in the data during the time when the engines were operating at reduced power.

  4. 11 September 2001; American Airlines 767; N334AA; flight 11; World Trade Center, New York: The aircraft was on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles when it was hijacked and flown into the north tower of the World Trade Center . Another jet, a United Airlines 767, was hijacked and flown into the other tower. Both towers later collapsed. All 11 crew members, 76 passengers, and five hijackers were killed, as were about about 3,000 of people on the ground due to this crash and the crash of a United 767 into the south tower of the World Trade Center Tower.
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  5. 11 September 2001; United Airlines 767; Flight 175; World Trade Center, New York: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Boston to Los Angeles when it was hijacked and flown into one of the World Trade Center Towers. Another jet, an American Airlines 767, was hijacked and crashed into the other tower. Both towers later collapsed. All nine crew members, 51 passengers, and five hijackers were killed, as were nearly 3,000 people on the ground.
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    22 December 2001; American Airlines 767-300; flight 63; en route from Paris to Miami: While in cruise on a scheduled international flight from Paris, France to New York, NY, flight attendants noticed that passenger Richard Reid, a British citizen, was attempting to light some type of fuse that was attached to an explosive device in one of his shoes. Working together, passengers and flight attendants foiled the attempt to explode the device, and restrained Reid using among other things belts from passengers and drugs from an on board medical kit. The flight was diverted to Boston and landed without further incident. Later analysis showed that the shoe contained the explosive triacetone triperoxide (TATP) and if detonated would have been powerful enough to blow a hole in the fuselage. None of the 12 crew members or the 184 passengers were injured.

    In November 2003, British citizen Saajid Mohammed Badat was arrested and later convicted of being part of a conspiracy that was to detonate on an aircraft a device that was identical to the one used by Reid. Badat had received a device, but did not attempt to detonate it on an aircraft.
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  6. 15 April 2002; Air China 767-300ER; near Pusan, South Korea: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Beijing, China to Pusan, South Korea. The crew was attempting a second approach under conditions of reduced visibility, and crashed into a mountain about 2.5 nm (4.6 km) from the runway. Eight of the 11 crew members and 121 of the 155 passengers were killed.
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    18 March 2005; American Airlines 767; flight 4; en route from Los Angeles to New York JFK: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Los Angeles, CA to JFK airport in New York, NY when a passenger allegedly assaulted a flight attendant. The 48-year-old passenger, William Lee, was then restrained by the cabin crew using flexible handcuffs. Reportedly, seven passengers also helped to restrain the passenger during the latter stages of the flight. At some point, the passenger had difficulty breathing. After landing at JFK, the unconscious passenger was then taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The New York City medical examiner's office later ruled the death an accident that was caused by acute cocaine and alcohol intoxication, which was aggravated by heart trouble. No other crew members or any of the 146 other passengers were seriously injured or killed.
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    29 October 2015; Dynamic International Airways 767-200; N251MY; flight DYA405; Fort Lauderdale, FL: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Caracas, Venezuela when a fire broke out in the area of the left engine prior to takeoff. There were over a dozen injuries among 90 passengers and 11 crew members.
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