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Pilot Error Led to Fiery Crash, But System Logic Didn’t Help

Friday, April 30, 2010 — David Evans

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Pilot Error Led to Fiery Crash, But System Logic Didn’t Help

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 & Incidents 03.28.10 – 03.31.10

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for last week in March.

Gliding a B747 Out of Volcanic Ash

Friday, April 23, 2010 — David Evans

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“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 […]

New Standard Permits Airlines to Fly Into Volcanic Ash

Friday, April 23, 2010 — David Evans

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New Standard Permits Airlines to Fly Into Volcanic Ash

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 & Incidents 03.01.10 – 03.20.10

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the first three weeks in March.

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