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Were the Boeing 737 Max crashes the first in history?

 I really wanted to know if any of you knew of any other commercial aviation crashes like this in commerical aviation history?

i.e. 2+ separate incidents on the same plane as a result of the manufacturer and the same fault?

  • Best Answer

    The DC-10 cargo door problem caused more than one of these planes to crash - even after the fix had supposedly been implemented.

    Jephri 2 months ago 1 0
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  • The DC-10 cargo door problem caused more than one of these planes to crash - even after the fix had supposedly been implemented.

    Jephri 2 months ago 1 0
  • Look up what happened to the De Havilland Comet in the 1950s.

    STEPHEN 2 months ago 2 0
  • Rudder actuator reversal in 737s in the 1990s caused several crashes.  The piston in a tight fitting cylinder would jam due to low temperature at high altitude.  Lots of people died.

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    Rudder actuators were made under contract by a hydraulic valve company under contract to Boeing.

    Starrysky 2 months ago 1 0
  • Just from memory, the BOAC Comets, and the Electras.

    Dick 2 months ago 0 1
  • There have been plenty. In addition to the ones mentioned by others:

    The 727 had a string of crashes when it was first introduced, the fix was a higher approach speed.

    An AA A330 fractured the vertical stabilizer on a flight that miraculously landed safely, later an aircraft of the same make and model lost its vertical stab and crashed into Queens, New York killing all aboard.

    An AA DC-10 had a cargo door blow open, collapsing the cargo floor, severing elevator and rudder control, but miraculously landed safely, later an aircraft of the same make and model had a cargo door blow open, collapsing the cargo floor, severing elevator and rudder control, crashed near Paris , killing all aboard.

    A320 crashes at Mulhouse, Kobe, and Bangalore, all had similar causes.

    All of these aircraft are considered to have had long, safe, histories after or in spite of these crashes.

    Anonymous 2 months ago 1 0
  • If you mean crashes because of sloppy programming, done on the cheap, with knowledge of the weaknesses existing prior and deliberately overlooked in order to make it 'cheaper', the answer is yes. That is the first time willful ignorance and deliberate neglect caused a crash in civil aviation history.

    The deHavilland Comet is not in the same category, as back then, there was stuff that was unknown and had to be found out.

    Vincent G 2 months ago 1 1
  • The early-build deHaviland Comets suffered a few crashes under similar circumstances in 1954.

    The first crash happened in January 1954 when Comet G-ALYP operating as BOAC flight 781 crashed into the sea a few minutes after taking off from Rome.  The entire Comet fleet was grounded pending an investigation.  

    The Comet returned to flight on March 23, 1954, but barely two weeks later another Comet G-ALYY (Yoke-Yoke) operating as South African Airways flight 201 also crashed into the sea, also a few minutes after taking off from Rome.  The Comets were grounded again and the British Government ordered a  more thorough investigation.  

    After the crashes the Royal Navy recovered large pieces of wreckage of the G-ALYP.  Examination of the wreckage and a "water torture" test of an identical airframe conclusively proved metal fatigue starting near the corners of square windows leading to in-flight break up as the cause of both accidents.     

    Joseph 2 months ago 2 0
  • The 737 has had a number of crashes over the years including last week.

    Mercury 2 months ago 2 0
  • The de Havilland  "Comet"  didn't have to crash. 3 exploded at cruse altitude. 

    Anonymous 2 months ago 2 0