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Archive | June, 2010

Documentary Covers Last Minutes of Air France Flight 447

Monday, June 21, 2010 — David Evans

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Documentary Covers Last Minutes of Air France Flight 447

A recent BBC documentary is being considered as the start point for a television show here in the U.S. about the June 2009 crash of Air France flight 447 on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. The BBC documentary basically ended with a plea to recover the fight data/cockpit voice recorders (the “black […]

The Chimera of Airline & Oil Drilling Industry Safety

Friday, June 18, 2010 — David Evans

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At a Congressional hearing 15 June on the BP oil-drilling and ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a legislator declared that if the airline industry operated with the same sloppy standards as the oil industry – no functional blow out preventer, inadequate training of staff, failure of warning systems, history of less severe incidents […]

Accidents & Incidents 04.18.10 – 04.30.10

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for 18-30 April.

Ditching Successful, But Regulatory Oversight Was Not

Monday, June 7, 2010 — David Evans

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A ditching in Australia has more in common, unfortunately, with the Colgan Air crash on land than with the US Airways emergency landing in the Hudson River. (See Aviation Safety Journal, ‘Hudson River Landing Not Really a Ditching?’ and ‘General Industry Laxity Criticized in Wake of Colgan Air Crash’) As in the case of Colgan […]

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