uncorrected read-back error causes serious runway incursion incident at Zweibrücken Airport

German Wings flight 8045 operated on regular domestic service from Zweibrücken Airport (ZQW), Gemany to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF). With 132 passengers and five crew on board the Airbus A319 (D-AKNN) taxied to runway 03 for departure. This involved back tracking on the runway and turning for a departure from runway 03. While the Airbus was taxiing down…

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BA Boeing 747 clips building as it prepares to leave Johannesburg

A British Airways Boeing 747-400 was damaged when it struck a building during taxiing at Johannesburg’s Tambo Airport late Dec. 22. BBC photographs show the aircraft wedged in a narrow taxi-way with the right wing damaged where it hit the airport building. The aircraft was preparing for departure; no one onboard was hurt but reports said…

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Saudi crash landing is a good story but a bad look

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration HS-BKE performing flight SV-2841 from Mashad (Iran) to Madinah (Saudi Arabia) with 299 passengers and 16 crew, was on approach to Madinah when the crew received an unsafe indication for the right hand main gear and aborted the approach at about 03:30L (00:30Z). The aircraft entered a hold…

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Video: Cessna 208 Grand Caravan succesful ditching in Hawaii

A Cessna 208 Grand Caravan being operated by Makani Kai Air Flight Charters ditched off the coast of Molokai shortly after take off from Kalaupapa Airport late Tuesday afternoon The accident claimed the life of Hawaii’s State Director of Health, Loretta Fuddy. The lone pilot and 7 other passengers were rescued. [wpvideo jpMXkuFp] Source: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5946032 Source: http://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nl-NL/Article.cms/Algemeen/Overlevende_filmt_vliegtuigcrash_op_zee_en_zet_beelden_online

Latest 787 Battery Incident Prompts Investigation

Another incident involving the main lithium-ion battery in a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 just before its scheduled departure from Tokyo on Tuesday (red. 14/01/2014) has prompted an investigation by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, raising new questions about the integrity of a system redesign devised to mitigate the possibility of fire propagation. Battery overheating in…

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The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has released its 2013 annual report examining NASA’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting issues and concerns to agency and government officials. The report released Wednesday is based on the panel’s 2013 fact-finding and quarterly public meetings; “insight”…

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Ireland urges Boeing to review pitot heater failure warning system of Boeing 737-800

The Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) issued safety recommendations to Boeing and the FAA following occurrences of undetected pitot heater failures on Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The recommendations stemmed from an investigation that the AAIU conducted into the causes of a serious incident involving a Boeing 737-800 on January 7, 2012.  A Ryanair flight from…

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ASN: List of aircraft accidents caused by pilot suicide

The following is a list of airliner accidents involving (possible or rumored) pilot suicide, compiled from the Aviation Safety Network files. General aviation aircraft are not included. 26 September 1976 – 12 fatalitiesA Russian pilot stole an Antonov 2 airplane directed his aircraft into the block of flats in Novosibirsk where his divorced wife lived.  (ASN Accident…

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