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Ditching After Bird Strike Probed by Safety Board

Thursday, February 26, 2009 — David Evans

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Ditching After Bird Strike Probed by Safety Board

Despite the successful ditching of a US Airways A320 into the Hudson River 15 January 2009, and the saving of all lives aboard, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is conducting a full-blown investigation into the accident. The airplane encountered a flock of birds and lost all power when the engines attempted to swallow feathered […]

Accidents and Incidents 2.08.09 – 2.14.09

Thursday, February 26, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week.

Accidents and Incidents 2.01.09 – 2.07.09

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week.

Buffalo Icing Crash Raises Issues of Airplane Design & Crew Training

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 — David Evans

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Buffalo Icing Crash Raises Issues of Airplane Design & Crew Training

The February 12th fatal accident involving a Continental Connection Dash 8-Q400 is troubling because the emerging details are very much like icing-related crashes before; the aviation industry seems like a slow learner. The airplane plunged out of the night sky near Buffalo, New York, killing all 49 aboard plus one individual on the ground. The […]

Fuel Tank Safety Rules Loosened Toward Lax

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 — David Evans

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Boeing’s New 787 All-Composite Airplane Benefits from Relaxation

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