European Network of Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authorites (ENCASIA)

Air accident investigation bodies of the Member States of the EU gathered on 19th January 2011 in Brussels to establish a ‘European Network of Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authorities’. The objective of the Network will be to develop common approaches to air accident investigation in the EU, strengthen capacity and independence of national competent authorities…

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False glide slope interception (Air France, A340, Paris CDG)

On 13 March 2012, an Airbus A340-300 on a scheduled passenger flight from Bamako, Mali to Paris CDG, with LVP in force due to fog, continued a night Category 3 ILS approach to r unway 08R in IMC beyond the point where there was any possibility of a landing before initiating a go around after which a second approach to the same runway was completed uneventfully….

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Flight Attendant Union Vows To Fight FCC On In-Flight Cell Phone Use

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has begun an extensive public and congressional outreach campaign aimed at reversing a decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that could lead to in-flight cell phone voice calls being allowed onboard commercial aircraft. “Flight attendants and passengers are united on this issue – there should be no voice…

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Virgin 737 cleared to fly through paratrooper drop: ATSB

It was a comedy or errors that could have brough down a Virgin Australia 737 when air traffic control sent it below the path of an aircraft dropping military parachutists over Richmond Airport northwest of Sydney in 2011. An exhaustive final report into the incident by the ATSB finds that that Airservices Australia had no standard, documented procedure…

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Crew Failed To Heed EGPWS Warnings in Unstable Approach

A December 5 report published by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau reviewed a May 17, 2012 unstable approach to Western Australia’s Laverton Aerodrome from the cockpit of a de Havilland Canada Dash 8. The aircraft, operated by Skippers Aviation, was executing a circling approach to Runway 07 at Laverton in patchy fog. The crew positioned the aircraft on…

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Serious incident: A319 crew impaired by smell during final approach, cause unknown

The German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) failed to find the source of a smell that impaired the pilots of an Airbus A319 during their approach to Cologne/Bonn Airport, Germany in December 2010. The incident flight departed Vienna, Austria on 19 December 2010 with a delay of about four hours as a result…

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Thomas Cook A332 at Manchester on Jun 24th 2013, rejected takeoff

[wpvideo MIGKISzK] A Thomas Cook Airbus A330-200, registration G-OMYT performing flight MT-314 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) with 325 people on board, rejected takeoff from Manchester’s runway 23R at high speed (about 140 knots) after the right hand engine (Trent 772) emitted a loud bang and failed. The aircraft slowed safely and…

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Report: fatigue and bounced landing recovery technique factors in A321 tailtsrike incident

The Egyptian Aircraft Incident Investigation Central Directorate concluded that flight crew fatigue and the first officer’s bounced landing recovery technique resulted in a tail strike incident involving a Russian Airbus A321 at Hurghada, Egypt. On February 28, 2013 Ural Airlines Flight 3027 was approaching Hurghada Airport, Egypt following a flight from Perm, Russia. The first officer…

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Hazard Identification – Asiana B777 SFO

Since we are in the process of implementing an effective Safety Management System (SMS) at Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium. I have created a form to help us with hazard identification. It’s not always easy finding the associated hazards, but it’s one of the corner stones of SMS. That’s why I will try to complete this form everytime I post…

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