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Archive | July, 2009

Accidents & Incidents 7.19.09 – 7.25.09

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 19-25 July.

Hearings Reveal Definition of Ditching Needs Upgrading

Sunday, July 26, 2009 — David Evans

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Hearings Reveal Definition of Ditching Needs Upgrading

There’s no question that US Airways Captain Chesley Sullenberger and his first officer performed a superb feat of airmanship in ditching their stricken Airbus A320 on the Hudson River and saving the lives of all 150 passengers and 5 crew aboard. (See Aviation Safety Journal, ‘Ditching After Bird Strike Probed by Safety Board’) What is […]

Denver Crash Was In Conditions That Appear To Exceed Crosswind Limit

Saturday, July 25, 2009 — David Evans

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Denver Crash Was In Conditions That Appear To Exceed Crosswind Limit

The air traffic controller at Denver International Airport called out, “Roll the equipment, I have a crash.” It may be that the cause of the crash is the vulnerability of an airplane with winglet to cross winds. This needs to be determined by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as it continues its investigation into […]

Aircraft Maintenance Incidents on Rise

Friday, July 24, 2009 — David Evans

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Aircraft Maintenance Incidents on Rise

Maintenance of escape slides, followed by problems associated with landing gear, are the two biggest issues emerging from a study of aircraft maintenance shortcomings in the UK. Some corrective actions are proposed in the 2009 “Aircraft Maintenance Incident Analysis” prepared by the Safety Regulation Group of the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Released earlier this […]

Accidents & Incidents 7.12.09 – 7.18.09

Thursday, July 23, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 12-18 July.

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