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Accidents and Incidents 7/26

Saturday, July 26, 2008 — David Evans

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS (20 July – 26 July 2008) Airline, Corporate, & AeroMedevac Date/ Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 21 July Dusseldorf, GERMANY Air France-operated Airbus A320-100 Aircraft declared emergency and diverted to Dusseldorf after the right hand engine needed to be shut down in flight due to its exhaust gas temperature exceeding permitted limits. […]

Congress Seeks Separation of Agency From Airlines

Monday, July 21, 2008 — David Evans

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One wonders what it takes for an employee to get fired at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). On 15 July, legislation was introduced in Congress that addresses maintenance malfeasance issues raised by FAA whistleblowers at a 3 April 2008 hearing before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, at which an inspection debacle was detailed regarding […]

Major Overhaul of FAA Is Needed, Expert Tells Committee

Monday, July 21, 2008 — David Evans

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Date: 8 July 2008 To: House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure From: Gabriel D. Bruno Subject: Rebuilding the FAA The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure under Rep. [James] Oberstar’s [D-MN] leadership has created a rare window of opportunity to reestablish a regulatory agency long misled and lost.  The opportunity to set the standard of […]

Impasse Broken on Requirements for Helicopter Ambulances

Monday, July 21, 2008 — David Evans

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Congress has stepped in and taken action to upgrade standards by which emergency medical service (EMS) helicopters are operated. The Congressional legislation goes a long way toward ending the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shilly-shallying over National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations issued in 2006, and which were based on investigation of numerous fatal crashes involving […]

Accidents and Incidents 7/19

Saturday, July 19, 2008 — David Evans

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS (13 July – 19 July 2008) Airline, Corporate, & AeroMedevac Date/ Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 13 July Minot, SD Northwest-operated DC-9 Reg: N9333 Flight NW1696 out of Minot resulted in an emergency landing. The pilots shut down the engine as a precaution and declared an emergency. 76 Uninjured The airplane was […]

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