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Archive | June, 2009

Cockpit Discipline Essential to Safety, Declares Safety Board Member

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 — David Evans

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Cockpit Discipline Essential to Safety, Declares Safety Board Member

A statement regarding the reason for cockpit discipline ought to be posted in every crew ready room and provided in every company mailing to aircrews. The statement is buried on page 71 of a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident report, recently made available to the public. The report concerns a left engine fire immediately […]

Accidents & Incidents 6.14.09 – 6.20.09

Friday, June 26, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 14 June.

Smart & Diligent: Good Attributes for Safety Board Chairman

Thursday, June 25, 2009 — David Evans

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The Obama Administration has hailed the importance of competence. True to the ethic, Member Deborah Hersman has been nominated by the White House to serve as the next chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). In an Administration where cronyism and lackluster, if not incestuous appointments prevail, elevating Hersman to head of the NTSB […]

Accidents & Incidents 6.01.09 – 6.07.09

Monday, June 8, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 1 June.

System should be tweaked to further empower families

Monday, June 8, 2009 — Jerome Skinner

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Continental Flight 3407, just like every aviation disaster, is a terrible tragedy for all who lost loved ones and for the Buffalo community in general. And like other air disasters, including the US Air Flight 427 crash near Pittsburgh and the Pan American Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland – it has given the families […]

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