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DC-8 Statistics
Last updated: 19 October 2019
Hull-losses: 83
Hull-loss accidents: 74 with a total of 2255 fatalities
Criminal occurences (hull-losses, excl. hijackings): 2 with a total of 73 fatalities
Hijackings: 46 with a total of 2 fatalities
Survival rate: 36.1% of all occupants survived fatal accidents

Aircraft losses
Cumulative number of aircraft damaged beyond repair per year.
Accidents by flight operation type
Flight operation type breakdown for 78 out of 83 hull-loss occurrences (flight nature for remaining losses is unknown, or the occurrence happened while the airplane was not in use.)

Worst accidents
date type registration operator fat. location   pic cat
11-JUL-1991DC-8-61 C-GMXQ Nationair, op.for Nigeria Airways 261 near Jeddah-King ... A1
12-DEC-1985DC-8-63CF N950JW Arrow Air 256 near Gander Airpo... A1