Withholding from the public information on wildlife strikes on aircraft would “deny independent researchers the ability to examine all available factors in the database and would make valid comparisons among airports and among some other entities impossible,” said the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in its 21 April 2009 submission to the public docket. Comments […]
Accidents and incidents for the week of19 April 2009.
On the taxi out 26 February 2007, after starting the right engine, the flight crew of the United Airlines B777 at Heathrow heard a low “growling” noise from below. What they didn’t know was that the unusual sound was of electrical arcing. The arcing dripped molten metal on insulation blankets, which ignited, spreading the fire […]
Accidents and incidents for the week.
It was the seemingly never-ending emergency, even after the airplane was safely on the ground. All told, the engine fire, hasty landing, dousing of the fire by airport firefighters, spilled fuel, reapplication of fire extinguishing agent, and passenger evacuation took about an hour and five minutes. No one on American Airlines Flight 1400, an […]