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Accidents and Incidents 6/14

Saturday, June 14, 2008 — David Evans

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS (15 May 2008 – 14 June 2008) Airline, Corporate, & AeroMedevac Date/Location Aircraft Type/ Reg Narrative Casualties Comments 17 May Stehekin, WA de Havilland DHC-2 MK I Reg: N9558Q Aircraft nosed over following a wheels down landing on the waters of Lake Chelan, near Stehekin, Washington. The airplane sustained substantial damage. 2 […]

Combating The Ladder of Airport Fire Fighting Bureaucracy

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 — David Evans

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By William Mulcahey Once again, the Federal aviation Administration (FAA) has demonstrated its bureaucratic incompetence during the recent American Airline aircraft inspection debacle (see Aviation Safety & Security Digest, ‘Agency Accuses Airline of Sloppy Maintenance While Sidestepping Its Own Oversight Shortcomings,’ homepage). This is what happens when the FAA permits the airlines to monitor their […]

Wax In Fuel May be More Significant Than Temperature

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 — David Evans

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British investigators have released a bulletin updating the status of the investigation into the crash of a British Airways B777 last January indicating that the cause is still not known. The May 2008 bulletin has no interim recommendations, as so far the investigation has turned up nothing that would cause the sudden fuel starvation that […]

More Fuel Testing & New Additives May Be Necessary

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 — David Evans

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As indicated in our current story about the engine power loss that led to the crash of a British Airways B777, waxing in aviation fuel may occur at temperatures above the freezing point of the fuel, leading to clogged fuel lines and fouled filters (see Aviation Safety & Security Digest, ‘Wax In Fuel May Be […]

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