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Archive | March, 2008

Accidents & Incidents 03/15

Friday, March 28, 2008 — David Evans

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Date Aircraft Type Narrative Casualties Remarks Airline and Corporate 5 July Connemara Airport (EICA), Ireland Cessna 208B Reg: N208EC Destroyed when it impacted terrain while on approach to Connemara Airport. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The Irish Air Accident investigators reported that the airplane crashed on approach to runway 23 […]

As Hearing Looms, FAA Launches Investigation of Carriers

Friday, March 21, 2008 — David Evans

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Southwest Airlines Continues Internal Review of Maintenance The supervision of airline safety will be the subject of a 3 April hearing in Congress and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials can expect sharp grilling from the legislators based on recent maintenance lapses at Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, as well as the system wide inspections at […]

Accidents and Incidents 6/21

Friday, March 21, 2008 — David Evans

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS (15 June – 21 June 2008) Airline, Corporate, & AeroMedevac Date/ Location Aircraft/ Reg Narrative Casualties Comments 15 June Cairo, Egypt EgyptAir Airbus A320 An EgyptAir plane with 77 passengers on board was forced to carry out an emergency landing at Cairo airport after encountering a technical failure in its right wheels. […]

Firefighting When Airplanes Are Loaded With Hydrogen Fuel

Thursday, March 20, 2008 — David Evans

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Liquid hydrogen (LH2) may be a viable alternative to kerosene as an aviation fuel, but the new fuel poses challenges to Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) assets, argues Joseph Murrell, the senior fire commander for Australia’s Launceston Airport. Writing in the current issue of the Aviation Fire Journal, the digital magazine of worldwide aviation […]

Oopski!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 — David Evans

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Most aircraft use about two-thirds of the runway length to take off. On YouTube is a video of an Ilyushin IL76 freighter taking off at Canberra, Australia, in which nearly every foot of the runway was used (see photo). The airplane was fully laden for an 11-hour flight, taking off on a warm day with […]

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