flight safety
civil aviation disasters

Northwest 705
Swissair 306
BOAC 712
BOAC 911
American 383
Braniff 250
Air France

 civil aviation disasters

The 1960s ushered in the jet age. Introduced during this period were a new breed of short haul jets, such as the Boeing and the McDonnell-Douglas, which complemented their long haul siblings, the Boeing and the McDonnell-Douglas. By the end end of the decade, many carriers were operating all jet service. The reliability of the jet aircraft brought about new records of safety. Unfortunately, the ability to carry more passengers brought about potential for larger disaster. Before 1960, only one crash had claimed the lives of over 100 people. By the end of the decade, over 18 had done so.