The Airbus A320 crash off the coast of France Thursday isn’t the first time an Airbus A320 has been involved in an accident. Here are some past problems and crashes involving Airbus A320 jets.
[Full coverage of Thursday’s Airbus A320 crash is here.]
Air France Flight 296 — June 26, 1988
This Airbus A320-100 skimmed the tops of trees during an airshow in France. The aircraft burst into flames, killing three people.
Indian Airlines Flight 605 — February 14, 1990
This Airbus A320-231 crashed during its final aproach into the Bangalore Airport. Eighty-eight passengers and four crew members died.
Air Inter Flight 148 — January 20, 1992
This Airbus A320-111 hit a high ridge of Mount Sainte-Odile during its final approach into the Strasbourg airport. Eighty-two passengers and five crew members were killed.
Lufthansa Flight 2904 — September 14, 1993
This Airbus A320-211 skid off the runway in Warsaw and slammed into a wall. Seventy people were on-board, but only two died.
Philippine Airlines Flight 137 — March 22, 1998
This Airbus A320-214 overran a runway and crashed at the Bacolod City Domestic Airport. Three people on the ground were killed and many of the passengers on-board were hurt.
Gulf Air Flight 072 — August 23, 2000
This Airbus A320-212 went down into the water of the Persian Gulf as it was approaching Bahrain Airport. No one on-board survived.
Armavia Flight 967 — May 3, 2006
This Airbus A320-211 vanished off of radars while circling around the Sochi Airport in Russia. It was later found in the Black Sea. All 113 people on the plane died.
TAM Airlines Flight 3054 — July 17, 2007
This Airbus A320-233 crashed while trying to land at the Congonhas International Airport in San Paulo, Brazil. All 187 passengers as well as 12 people on the ground were killed.
TACA Airlines Flight 390 — May 30, 2008
This Airbus A320-233 overran the runway at Toncontin International Airport in Honduras. Five died.
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