Twice In 2014 and 7 Times in the Past Four Decades, Malaysian Airlines Keeps Going Down. Is It Cursed?

Malaysian Airlines Crash

1) Malaysian Airlines Flight 653

4 December 1977


Malaysian Airlines Plane Crash Carrying 93 passengers alongside 7 crew members, the Malaysian Airlines Flight 653 was all set to fly the domestic flight from Penang to Kuala Lumpur but unfortunately no one knew that it will not make the distance. The flight crashed in Tanjung Kupang Johor in Malaysia becoming the first of the many crashes to follow. Unfortunately, like several air crash cases, no one survived. The flight had on board the Malaysian Agricultural Minister, Dato’ Ali Haji Ahmad; Public Works Department Head, Dato’ Mahfuz Khalid; and Cuban Ambassador to Japan, Mario García Incháustegui.

2) Malaysian Airline Flight 684

18 December, 1983

Malaysian Airlines Plane Crash

The second Malaysian Airlines plane crash came six years after the first during the International flight, flying from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 1983. Fortunately, the 247 people on the board all survived. The case told of the incident is the misjudgment of the run way as the aircraft descended before it should have hitting a tree. This resulted in the loss of both engines and the landing gear and hence, all were evacuated, before the fire destroyed the aircraft.

3) Malaysia Airlines Flight 2133

15 September 1995


Malaysian Airlines Plane Crash

In 1995, the cases of the Malaysian Airlines plane crashes became worst and a Fokker 50 touched down too far from the runway! Imagine! As a result of this the aircraft lost balance and crashed before Tawau Airport in town leaving 32 of the 49 passengers dead. 

4) Malaysia Airlines Flight 85

15 March 2000

Malaysian Airlines Plane Crash

15 March 2000 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 85, an Airbus A330-300 said to have been damaged by a chemical called oxalyl chloride, which leaked from canisters during unloading and after its arrival at Kuala Lumpur from Beijing; it caused damage to the fuel area of the plane. The five-year-old Airbus was sufficiently damaged to be written-off.

5)  Malaysia Airlines Flight 124 Boeing 777

1 August 2005

Malaysian Airlines Crash

On 1 August 2005  Malaysia Airlines Flight 124 departed from Perth for Kuala Lumpur. Climbing through 38,000 feet a faulty accelerometer caused the aircraft’s Air Data Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU) to command changes of altitude. The flight crew overrode the ADIRU and manually returned to land the aircraft at Perth. The subsequent investigation led the US Federal Aviation Administration to issue emergency airworthiness directive 2005-18-51 on the fly-by-wire software.

6) Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

8 March 2014

Malaysian Airlines Crash

Known as one of the biggest myths of the contemporary times and the saddest of all aviation incidents, 8 March 2014  dates the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew, went missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing Capital International Airport. Although the whereabouts of the plane remain unknown, officials from both Malaysia Airlines and the Malaysian government believed that the plane was lost in the Southern Indian Ocean and all 239 people on board perished.

7) Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

17 July, 2014

Malaysian Airlines

17 July 2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777 en route to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from Amsterdam, crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all 280 passengers and 15 crew members. Some have suggested a missile strike brought the plane down as radar contact was lost at 33,000 feet. The cause has yet to be determined.


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