- The Washington Times - Monday, March 23, 2009

Crashes involving MD-11 aircraft:

_ August 1999: A China Airlines MD-11 passenger jet flipped over and burst into flames, killing three people and injuring more than 200 after landing in a storm in Hong Kong.

_ April 1999: A Korean Air cargo MD-11 jet crashed in Shanghai, China, slamming into a construction site and makeshift housing for migrant workers, killing nine people, including five on the ground.

_September 1998: A Swissair airliner flying from New York to Geneva crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Canada, killing all 229 people aboard. The pilot reported smoke in the cockpit and attempted an emergency landing at Halifax International Airport.

_ July 1997: A FedEx cargo plane landed hard, flipping over on its back and snapping off a wing as it skidded down the runway in a fireball at Newark, N.J. All five people aboard crawled to safety out a cockpit window.

_June 1997: A Japan Air Lines MD-11 had severe pitching during its final approach to Nagoya, central Japan, injuring 12 people, four of them seriously.

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