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Archive | May, 2009

Accidents & Incidents 5.18.09 – 5.24.09

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 18 May.

Accidents & Incidents 5.11.09 – 5.17.09

Thursday, May 21, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 11 May 2009.

Crash Investigation Reveals Gaps in Airline Safety System

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 — David Evans

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Crash Investigation Reveals Gaps in Airline Safety System

The more officials from Colgan Air tried to distance themselves from, and blame, the dead pilots for the crash, the worse it appeared. Under occasionally sharp questioning by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators, it was apparent there was a vast gulf between Colgan’s stated commitment to safety and the awful reality. Carrier officials, in […]

Sudden Engine Failure; Where Are the Regulators?

Friday, May 15, 2009 — David Evans

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Engine reliability has a lot to do with staying airborne and choosing a suitable place to land. When the engine sputters and shuts down, the options for landing are severely limited. Given that general aviation pilots generally have less experience than transport category airline pilots, one would think that assured engine reliability would be a […]

Accidents & Incidents 5.01.09 – 5.10.09

Monday, May 11, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 1 May.

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