Boeing 757

Boeing 757

Boeing 757 is a narrowbody, twin engine, jet aircraft manufactured by Boeing. It was first introduced in January 1983 with Eastern Airlines.

A total of 1,050 Boeing 757 were built before the aircraft ceased production in 2004.

Manufacturer: Boeing
Country: United States
Produced: 1981-2004

Boeing 757 Specifications

Length: 47.3 m (155 ft 3 in) – 54.4 m (178 ft 7 in)
Seating: 200-295
MTOW: 115,660 kg (255,000 lb) – 123,830 kg (273,000 lb)
Range: 2,935 nmi (5,435 km) – 3,915 nmi (7,250 km)
Engine: 2x Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4(B), PW2000-37/40/43

Boeing 757 Variants

  • 757-200
  • 757-200ER
  • 757-200PF
  • 757-200M
  • 757-200SF
  • 757-300

Major Accidents / Incidents

On December 20, 1995, American Airlines Flight 965 from Miami International Airport to Colombia’s Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport crashed into a mountain in Colombia. Only 4 of the 155 passengers and 8 crew members survived.

On February 6, 1996, Boeing Airlines Flight 301 received an error message 9 minutes after taking off in Dominica due to instrument failure. Subsequently, the aircraft crashed killing 189 people.

On October 2, 1996, Peruvian Airlines Flight 603 crashed shortly after taking off at Peru’s Jorge Chávez International Airport, killing all 61 passengers and nine crew members.

On July 1, 2002, DHL Express flight 611, a Boeing 757-200F freighter, collided with Baskerian Airlines flight 2937 over Lake Constance on the Swiss- German border. Both the pilots on the DHL cargo plane were killed, as were 60 passengers and nine crew members on Bashkirian Airlines flight 2937.

On May 15, 2014 an American Airlines flight was forced to return to Dallas International Airport due to an engine fire.

On November 9, 2018, Georgetown, Guyana, Jamaica Airlines flying a Boeing 757 carrying 126 people made an emergency landing at the local Chedi Jagan International Airport. 6 people were injured and the aircraft fuselage as well as the airport runway sustained damages.