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Accidents & Incidents (01/08)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 — David Evans

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Date Aircraft Type Narrative Casualties Remarks Airline and Corporate 23 Nov. 1920Z Yellowknife Canada DHC8-103 of Regnional 1 Airlines Ltd. TSH 478 was 200 NM north of Yellowknife on a flight to Taloyoak when the crew declared an emergency and returned to YZF due to #2 engine oil pressure fluctuations. (PW 120A). Nil Shortly after […]

Myth busters department

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 — David Evans

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The “cause another aircraft to abort” myth is confirmed. Filed under the heading of “flight crew human performance,” this from an ASRS (Aviation Safety Reporting System) report from a B737 captain at Las Vegas International Airport: “Synopsis: B737 crew had a takeoff warning horn sound at the same time their radio com mike was keyed. […]

Stuck in the mud

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 — David Evans

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A flight by a double deck Airbus A380 had to be abandoned the evening of 10 January after it rolled off a taxiway at Singapore. The 446 passengers on Singapore Airways flight SQ221 were unhurt and were switched to a B747 while the A380 was checked for damage. This is the first known incident involving […]

Difficult to see

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 — David Evans

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The pilots heard a “clunk,” then the flight deck became very dark as the British Airways (BA) A319 was approaching 20,000 feet during climb after departure from London’s Heathrow Airport in October 2005 with 82 passengers and crew aboard. Most of the affected systems were restored in about 90 seconds, when the crew switched the […]

Data Dump Released & Criticized

Monday, January 28, 2008 — David Evans

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One suspects that AOPA’s resistance to restarting NAOMS, a resistance apparently shared by the FAA, may stem from apprehension. If the surveys already conducted reflect great discomfort about safety among airline pilots, a comprehensive approach to compile data from other segments of the aviation system could well point to other problems of which the FAA […]

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