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This article is about the flight which crashed. For the airline company, see Wayfarer.
Wayfarer 515
2x13 Wayfarer crash

Wayfarer 515 crashes right over Walt's house





First appearance"ABQ"

Last appearance"ABQ"

Images (5)

Wayfarer 515 was a 737 commercial airliner that collided with a chartered plane in the sky right above Walter White's house in Albuquerque, New Mexico ("ABQ"). All 167 people aboard both planes were killed, however the debris from the wreckage managed to avoid claiming any other victims on the ground and neither plane was full (515 was about two-thirds or three-quarters full). ("No Más")


Cause of crash

The incident was due to air-traffic controller error, the man responsible being Donald Margolis. Donald, still grief-stricken over the recent death of his daughter, Jane Margolis, gave incorrect instructions that sent Wayfarer 515 off its path ("ABQ").

Aftermath and response


The website for Wayfarer 515 victims on Saul's website


Gus wearing a commemorative ribbon in "I.F.T."

For a period after the incident, many people wore light blue and orange ribbons in memory of tragedy. Saul Goodman wore his ribbon for a much longer time than others because he was attempting to drum up business in the form of lawsuits against the airline. "The tragedy is profound. The pain is profound. And believe me, the settlement will be profound."[1]

Walt speaking at the high school assembly

J. P. Wynne High School held an assembly led by Principal Carmen Molina to discuss the incident. After one of the students related how his neighbor found human legs in his front yard, Walt became defensive and urged everyone to look on the bright side of the disaster, saying that at least it was no Tenerife. ("No Más")

Walt was third–handedly responsible for this incident because of his second–hand causation of the death of Jane. This ultimately culminated the results of Donald Margolis feeling grief-stricken and accidentally giving wrong instructions for the incident to occur.


Main article: Seven Thirty-Seven Down Over ABQ

In the episodes "Seven Thirty-Seven", "Down", "Over" and "ABQ", it depicted of a pink teddy bear in Walt's swimming pool. The teasers of the episode would show evidence being collected from the debris of Wayfarer 515. Though it was unknown to the audience at the time of teasers, it was revealed in ABQ that the teasers were the aftermath of the incident.


2x13 Wayfarer crash 2

The crash, as seen from the air


The Wayfarer support ribbon

  • Walt says that with 167 people killed, this was tied for 50th among the worst aviation disasters in history. This matches the list of worst disasters at
  • The crash is similar to the Überlingen mid-air collision in 2002. Two aircraft, one passenger and one cargo, collided in the midnight skies over Germany. 71 people were killed in the crash. The incident was also caused by air-traffic controller fatigue. The controller was later murdered by a family member of some of the victims.
  • In 1986 Aeromexico Flight 498 (DC-9) collided with a Piper Archer over Cerritos, California killing everyone on board both planes. The name of the Air Traffic Controller who was handling both aircrafts was "Walter White".
  • Bryan Cranston's character Hal also caused a midair plane collision in the Malcolm in the Middle season 6 episode "Hal Sleepwalks," in which two sky-writing planes making a heart in the sky crash into each other. In contrast to this, it is played for comedy. Also, his characters fathers name in Malcolm in the Middle is Walter Wilkerson.
  • Vince Gilligan called the plane accident an attempt to visualize "all the terrible grief that Walt has brought upon his loved ones" and "the judgment of God."
  • Walt started cooking methamphetamine to provide for his family and according to his calculations in the episode "Seven Thirty-Seven", he should leave 737 thousand dollars for his children. 737 is the model of the Boeing aircraft that has crashed.


  1. "Better Call Saul: Wayfarer 515"

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