Incident: Ethiopian B763 near Khartoum on Feb 17th 2014, aircraft hijacked to Geneva by first officer

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration ET-AMF performing flight ET-702 from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to Rome Fiumicino (Italy) with 202 passengers, was enroute to Rome estimated to land at Fiumicino Airport at 04:40L (03:40Z) when the F/O diverted the aircraft to Geneva (Switzerland) located about 380nm northnorthwest of Rome, the crew activated the transponder code…

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DOT fines Asiana for family assistance plan failures after San Francisco crash

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined Asiana Airlines $500,000, saying the South Korean carrier failed to adhere to its family assistance plan following the July 6 crash of Asiana flight 214, a Boeing 777, at San Francisco International Airport. It is the first time that DOT has issued such a fine. DOT said in a…

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No injuries when engine housing falls off plane leaving O’Hare

A Spirit Airlines plane had to return to O’Hare International Airport soon after takeoff when part of the housing for one of its engines fell off, officials said. No one was injured when the cowling for the right engine on Flight 409, headed for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., became detached and the flight crew had to…

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EasyJet A320 loses cowl on take-off from Milan

One of EasyJet’s Airbus A320s sustained cowling damage to one of its engines shortly after take-off from Milan Malpensa, forcing a return to the airport. The aircraft had been operating flight 2715 to Lisbon on 12 August when, according to the carrier, it suffered a “technical issue” with one of its CFM International CFM56 engines. EasyJet says the aircraft landed safely “using both…

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Cowl doors missing from both engines on BA A319

K investigators have opened an inquiry into the British Airways Airbus A319 incident at London Heathrow which resulted in substantial damage to both engines. Images show that the fan cowl doors on both engines have been torn away, with clear discolouration on the rear of the starboard International Aero Engines V2500 powerplant. The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch says it has started…

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Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 (2009)

Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 (also known as the Poldercrash) was a passenger flight that crashed during landing at theAmsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands, on 25 February 2009, resulting in the death of nine passengers and crew including all three pilots. The aircraft, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, crashed into a field approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north of thePolderbaan runway, (18R), prior…

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ANA Boeing 737 ends up almost inverted mid-flight (2011)

An ANA Boeing 737-700, traveling from Okinawa to Tokyo, had an inflight ‘upset’ that resulted in two flight attendants being injured but only a few passengers complaints. The incident took place on September 6th around 10:50 pm local time but wasn’t brought to the airlines attention until the next day and was just recently reported to the public…

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Virgin Atlantic A333 near London on Apr 16th 2012, cargo fire indication

The British AAIB released  their final report concluding: Causal factors The investigation identified that injuries were sustained during the evacuation of the aircraft. The evacuation was initiated based on the commander’s assessment of the available sources of information, including the repetitive and intermittent nature of the aft cargo smoke warnings. The investigation identified the following…

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Flight Time Limitations Under Commission Regulation (EU) No. 83/2014

The UK CAA issued a new information notice on EU FTL regulations. In this post, I have added some snippets extracted from the various official documents available. It is not my intention to give an complete overview of the new limitations, but instead highlight some interesting parts which could help answering practical questions, such as:…

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