A Queenstown helicopter company is reviewing its safety processes after four crashes in three years. A report into the last of the crashes, on September 12, 2016, at Mt Sale, north of Arrowtown, was released by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) yesterday. It found the helicopter's approach was "relatively fast, low and close to the [...]
Executive Summary: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is providing the following information to urge the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to take immediate action on this urgent safety recommendation to ensure that, if a harness system is used for an open-door passenger flight, it allows for rapid egress from the aircraft in the event of an [...]
Collision with Terrain Hageland Aviation Services, Cessna 208B, N208SD. CRM as one of the main causes. Report published by NTSB.
Executive Summary: On October 2, 2016, about 1157 Alaska daylight time, Ravn Connect flight 3153, a turbine-powered Cessna 208B Grand Caravan airplane, N208SD, collided with steep, mountainous terrain about 10 nautical miles northwest of Togiak Airport (PATG), Togiak, Alaska. The two commercial pilots and the passenger were killed, and the airplane was destroyed. The scheduled commuter [...]
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A Blue Air Boeing 737-800, registration YR-BMH performing flight 0B-169 from Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) to Tel Aviv (Israel), was climbing out of Bucharest's runway 26L when the crew requested to stop the climb at FL170 due to a technical issue. The crew subsequently decided to return to Otopeni Airport advising of a technical problem, no emergency [...]
Incident: ANZ B789 at Auckland on Apr 21st 2018, cabin did not pressurize properly. Source: The Aviation Herald.
An ANZ Air New Zealand Boeing 787-900, registration ZK-NZL performing flight NZ-99 from Auckland (New Zealand) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with 256 people on board, was climbing out of Auckland when the crew stopped the climb at FL200 due to problems with the cabin pressure. The aircraft entered a hold at FL200 for about one hour, [...]
Collision Eurocopter EC120 B, VH-WII, Hardy Reef, Whitsundays, Queensland, on 21 March 2018. Source ATSB.
The ATSB (Australian Transport Safety Bureau) has realeased the preliminary report on investigation number AO-2018-026. On 21 March 2018, at about 1500 Eastern Standard Time, the pilot and four passengers of a Eurocopter (Airbus Helicopters) EC120 B helicopter, registered VH-WII and operated by Whitsunday Air Services Pty Ltd, departed Hamilton Island Airport, Queensland, on a charter [...]
Bird Strike Forces Southwest Jet to Make Emergency Landing. No Robotic Falconry in place. April 18th 2018. Source: US News.
A bird strike forced a Southwest Airlines jet to make an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee. The airline said in a statement that the pilot of Flight 577 from Nashville to Phoenix declared an emergency after the bird strike and safely landed the plane at Nashville International Airport. No injuries were reported. Southwest said the aircraft [...]
We are happy to announce that we will be partnering with this Airshow, which will gather aound 300.000 people at the Malaga coast in Spain July 27th-29th. Featuring: A-400M, F-16, F-18, Patrulla Aguila, Bücker, Yak-52, Pioneer Team, Patrulla REVA, Patrulla Plus Ultra, Patrulla Aspa, , Helicóptero CNP y GOES, Coucteau Delta, Canadair CL-215, Aerosparx, Aeroclub Malaga. [...]
Incidents and accidents happening in the aviation industry require investigations in order to find the root cause and, when necessary, issue safety recommendations as stated in International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 13 . There are accidents that make world headline news such as the Concorde crash in 2000  or the uncontained engine failure happening [...]