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Archive | January, 2011

Accidents & Incidents 01.09.11 – 01.22.11

Monday, January 31, 2011 — David Evans

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Accidents & Incidents 01.09.11 – 01.22.11

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 10 Jan San Joaquin River Delta CALIFORNIA Alexander Ag Flying Service Inc.-operated Ayres S2R Thrush Reg:N4977X Aircraft hit a power pole and crashed. 1 Fatal Aircraft as destroyed.   General Aviation (Part 91) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 9 Jan Custer County COLORADO […]

Child Safety is Needed – Not a Statistical Stalemate on Diversion

Saturday, January 29, 2011 — David Evans

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At the recent National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) forum on child passenger restraints, NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman delivered excellent opening remarks that captured the issues. Herewith, her observations on child passenger safety on airplanes: “The Safety Board has issued 14 recommendations on child safety in aviation. Among them is a recommendation for the FAA to […]

Advisory Group Punts on ‘Lap Children’ in Airliners

Saturday, January 29, 2011 — David Evans

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Advisory Group Punts on ‘Lap Children’ in Airliners

For a toothless and feel-good safety recommendation, look no further than the recent recommendation submitted by an advisory panel to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, to the effect that more education is needed to educate the flying public about the dangers of flying with lap children. The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) submitted 23 recommendations […]

Airline Downloads Flight Recorder Before Passing It To Safety Board

Thursday, January 20, 2011 — David Evans

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Airline Downloads Flight Recorder Before Passing It To Safety Board

Imagine a classroom of students taking a quiz. One student has been designated to collect the completed work and deliver it a distance of several blocks distant to the teacher. The student courier is highly tempted to take a peek at the students’ work. This is an approximation of the procedure by which flight recorders […]

Accidents & Incidents 01.01.11 – 01.08.11

Monday, January 17, 2011 — David Evans

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Accidents & Incidents 01.01.11 – 01.08.11

Air Carrier (Part 121) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 3 Jan Toronto CANADA United Airlines B777 Reg: No data Pilot’s spilled coffee has been blamed for accidentally activating a hijacking alert Nonfatal Aircraft sustained minor damage. General Aviation (Part 91) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 1 Jan Orange MA Cessna 310F Reg: N6725X Plane was […]

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