Report: Misadjusted thrust reversers and unstabilized approach led to fatal Tu-204 runway excursion accident

The Tupolev 204 passenger plane, RA-64047, was operated by Red Wings Airlines as a repositioning flight from Pardubice Airport (PED), Czech Republic to Moscow with a crew of eight. Flight 9268 approached from the north and was cleared for landing on runway 19. The airplane was fully configured for landing with flaps at -37°, slats at…

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Unstable approach and ineffective crew communication factors in fatal Canadian Boeing 737 accident

On 20 August 2011, a Boeing 737-210C, operated by First Air, was being flown as a charter flight from Yellowknife, Canada to Resolute Bay, when it struck a hill about 1 nautical mile east of the runway. The accident claimed the lives of all 4 crew members and 8 of the passengers, and left 3…

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Airbus Helicopters To Make Cockpit Image Recorder Standard

(February 25, 2014) Airbus Helicopters plans to progressively equip all its models with a cockpit imaging and flight data monitoring (FDM) system, in a bid to improve safety with an affordable system. All 181AS350 AStar/Ecureuil light singles delivered last year were equipped with the device, developed with Appareo Systems (Booth No. 329). Next in line for…

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Ilyushin 76 hydroplanes off runway following long landing

On 13 August 2012, an Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD, departed Prestwick, Scotland, for St. John’s International Airport, with 10 crew members on board. Following touchdown on runway 11, the crew was unable to stop the aircraft prior to the end of the runway. The aircraft came to rest in the grass, with the nose wheel approximately 640…

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Qantas A380, Boeing 747 collide while being towed

A Qantas Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400 collided at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) while being towed out of the hangar, causing damage to the wings. Initial reports indicate the aircraft will be grounded for several days while the damage is repaired and the aircraft re-certified. Both aircrafts’ flight schedules were canceled until engineers assess…

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