As the building into which they were about to crash filled the windscreen, the two pilots of the TAM A320 probably did not realize that one of their throttles was in CLIMB while the other was in REVERSE. The TAM Linhas Aéreas A320 was landing 17 July 2007 at Brazil’s Congonhas airport after a flight […]
Accidents and incidents for last week in March.
“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. This is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are all doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress.” This was the public address (PA) announcement made by Capt. Eric Moody to the 247 […]
It’s safe to fly into Europe as of 20 April, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Thus ended a week when volcanic ash from Iceland disrupted the continent’s air transportation. But the ICAO’s action allows aircraft to be exposed to some amount of airborne ash, as opposed to its “no tolerance” limit before. […]
Accidents and incidents for the first three weeks in March.