Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on May 12, 2023 20:06:37 GMT
By the same presenter of the above incident.
Another quite a good analysis. This time of the mid-air collision between BRITISH AIRWATS HS 121 TRIDENT 3B G-AWZT, and INEX ADRIA AVIOPRTOMET DC-9-32 YU-AJR (which incidentally had originally been DC-9 N54638 and MDC's P&W JT8D-109 Re-Fan test bed during 1973), over Zagreb, Yugoslavia, on September 10th 1976 ....
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on May 13, 2023 2:34:31 GMT
Trident was involved in a number of high profile accidents
Not really. The aircraft had a very good in-service air safety record. Some 117 TRIDENT's were built. A quick review of it production records indicate only 10 hull losses (KUWAIT AIRWAYS 1966, HAWKER SIIDELEY 1966, PIA 1971, BEA 1972, BA 1976, CAAC 1979, CAAC 1982, CAAC 1983 2X, CAAC 1988, AIR CHINA 1990). Most of these accidents/incidents were attributed to pilot error .... "of some description". The PIA accident in particular is alleged to have been the result of either fuel starvation or a shoot-down by the Chinese military. Of all of these though only the 1972 BEA crash outside London .... and the 1976 BA/INEX ADRIA collision near Zagreb .... are regarded as being high profile accidents.
Again the TRIDENT earned a very good safety record throughout the entire period during which the type remained in operation.