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Archive | May, 2010

Accidents & Incidents 04.11.10 – 04.17.10

Sunday, May 16, 2010 — David Evans

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Air Carrier (Part 121) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 13 Apr Keflavik airport ICELAND American Airlines-operated Boeing 767-323ER(WL) Reg:N380AN Aircraft made an emergency landing after reports of chemical fumes in the cabin. Nonfatal Aircraft sustained no damage.   General Aviation (Part 91) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 11 Apr Oswego Road, Union Vale NY State […]

Tripoli Crash Results From a Fatal Combination of Factors

Saturday, May 15, 2010 — David Evans

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Tripoli Crash Results From a Fatal Combination of Factors

There is a telling indicator of what may have happened as the Afriqiyah Airways A330 attempted to land at Tripoli airport on 12 May. Amid the shattered wreckage on the approach to runway 09, the largest piece is the tail – and it’s pointed backward to the line of flight. That positioning indicated that the […]

Hudson River Landing Not Really a Ditching?

Friday, May 14, 2010 — David Evans

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Hudson River Landing Not Really a Ditching?

The airline industry is woefully unprepared for a ditching, as evidenced by the many problems uncovered by the investigation into the forced landing into the Hudson River of the US Airways A320 on 15 January 2009. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded its investigation into the crash on 4 May. While all 155 passengers […]

On-The-Job Training With Paying Passengers

Thursday, May 13, 2010 — David Evans

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Not a formula for safety or building pilot professionalism By Captain Rory Kay Chairman, Executive Air Safety Committee Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) [ASJ Note: Below, test of Kay’s recent speech at a world wide air training conference in Orlando, FL. Capt. Kay was very diplomatic in decrying the decline of professional standards. A well […]

Be Careful Out On the Ramp!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 — David Evans

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The inside of the engine nacelle was a bloody ring, all that was left of a mechanic sucked into the engine. The medical examiner’s report and photographs were released 11 May by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials to maintenance inspectors with the admonition to remind airlines of the need to exercise caution when working around […]

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