Archive | December, 2007

Avoiding Distractions in Accident Reports

Wednesday, December 26, 2007 — David Evans


Various criticisms have been generated in recent weeks over unimportant and potentially misleading phraseology in accident reports produced by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). A pertinent example comes from an anonymous but credible source, a long time aviation accident investigator, who said, “I am once again confronted with an irritant found in virtually every […]

Accidents & Incidents 12/07

Monday, December 17, 2007 — David Evans


Date Aircraft Type Narrative Casualties Remarks Airline and Corporate 23 September Bournemouth Intl UK 737-300 of ThomsonFly UKAAIB is investigating an unstabilized approach i.e. a near-stall and go-round at 1200ft (flap 30, no autothrottle engaged, 45º Nose-up pitch, <90kts IAS) Nil The flap was retracted early in the go-round, precipitating the stall pitch-up (Go-round followed […]

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