Aer Lingus plane crashes
The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares since 1970. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline 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.
7 December 1985; Aer Lingus 737-200; EI-ASA; flight 156; Dublin, Ireland:
The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Dublin, Ireland, to London, England. The aircraft struck a number of birds shortly after takeoff, and one of those birds caused a complete power loss and severe damage to one engine. The crew was able to return to the departure airport, and none of the six crew members or 117 passengers were injured. None of the 88 passengers and five crew members were injured.
Boeing 737 plane crashes
31 January 1986; Shorts 360-100; EI-BEM; flight 328; East Midlands, United Kingdom:
The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Dublin, Ireland, to East Midlands, England. The aircraft experienced significant airframe icing during descent, which compromised the ability of the crew to control the aircraft. The aircraft crashed into several trees and power poles short of the runwayThe crew was able to return to the departure airport, and none of the six crew members or 117 passengers were injured. None of the three crew members or 33 passengers were killed.
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