List of "jet age" aircraft accidents - water landings:
February 3 – American Airlines Flight 320 crashes into the East River, New York City, due to pilot error. 65 passengers and crew are killed.
October 4 – Eastern Air Lines Flight 375 crashes on takeoff from Boston's Logan International Airport. The aircraft had struck a flock of starlings seconds after lifting off, damaging three engines, clogging the Pitot tubes, and obstructing the pilots' view. The aircraft crashes into Winthrop Bay; 62 of 72 aboard die.
March 1 – American Airlines Flight 1, a Boeing 707, crashes in Jamaica Bay, Queens, New York, killing 95.
May 2 – ALM Flight 980, a Douglas DC-9 operated by Overseas National Airways, ditches near St. Croix, Virgin Islands, killing 23 including 2 infants and 1 crew member; 40 including 4 crew members survive.
December 4 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 653, a Boeing 737, is hijacked under mysterious circumstances. Minutes later, the airliner strikes the ocean
at a steep angle, killing all 100 people aboard
January 1 – Air-India Flight 855, a Boeing 747, crashes into the Arabian Sea due to instrument malfunction and pilot error. All 213 passengers and crew die.
May 8 – National Airlines Flight 193, a Boeing 727, lands short on approach to Pensacola, Florida in Escambia Bay due to pilot error. Three passengers out of 58 people on board drown.
June 27 – Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 crashes into the sea near Italy in controversial circumstances.
1985 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerolinee_ ... Flight_870
June 23 – Air-India Flight 182, a Boeing 747, is bombed by Sikh extremists. It crashes into the ocean
near Ireland, killing all 329 people on board.
August 31 – Thai Airways Flight 365, a Boeing 737, crashes into the ocean
off the coast of Thailand due to pilot error. All 83 passengers and crew perish
September 8 – Partnair Flight 394, a Convair 580, crashes into the North Sea after its tail section falls off in midair. All 55 people on board perish.
February 6 – Birgenair Flight 301, a Boeing 757 with 189 people on board, crashes into the ocean
off Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic shortly after taking off. All of the passengers and crew members on board are killed.
October 2 – Aeroperú Flight 603, a Boeing 757, crashes into the ocean
off Pasamayo, Peru, due to a maintenance error. All 70 people on board are killed.
November 23 – Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961, a Boeing 767, is hijacked over Kenya. The aircraft runs out of fuel, and the pilot attempts to ditch the aircraft in the ocean
off Moroni, Comoros. Of the 175 people on board, 123 are killed.
December 19 – SilkAir Flight 185, a Boeing 737, crashes abruptly into the Musi River near Palembang, Indonesia, killing all 102 people on board.
September 2 – Swissair Flight 111, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, crashes into the sea near Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada, due to an onboard fire. All 229 people on board perish.
October 31 – EgyptAir Flight 990, a Boeing 767 on its way to Cairo, Egypt, is deliberately crashed into the Atlantic Ocean
off Nantucket, Massachusetts. All 217 passengers and crew members on board are killed.
January 30 – Kenya Airways Flight 431, an Airbus A310, carrying 169 passengers and 10 crew members, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean
off Côte d'Ivoire after takeoff from Abidjan. Only ten people survive.
January 31 – Alaska Airlines Flight 261, an MD-83, crashes into the Pacific Ocean
off Point Mugu, California after problems with its horizontal stabilizer. All 83 passengers and 5 crew members are killed.
August 23 – Gulf Air Flight 072, an Airbus A320, crashes into the Persian Gulf off Manama, Bahrain while attempting to land. All 143 passengers and eight crew members are killed.
January 3 – Flash Airlines Flight 604, a Boeing 737, crashes into the Red Sea, killing all 135 passengers and 13 crew members.
December 19 – Chalk's Ocean
Airways Flight 101, a Grumman Mallard, crashes off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida, killing all 20 on board.
January 1 – Adam Air Flight 574, a Boeing 737 with 102 people on board, crashes into the ocean
off the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, killing all on board.