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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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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Report: Inadequate monitoring on approach causes serious momentary loss of control incident involving Boeing 777

On November 16, 2011 a Boeing 777-200ER, operated by Air France, was descending towards Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France. The aircraft, F-GSPP, operated flight AF471 from Caracas, Venezuela. The descent was radar vectored to runway 08R. Due to the visibility, the captain decided to make an automatic category 3 ILS final approach (CAT3). Under these…

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Lessons to learn from the fatal Cork Airport accident

ECA Press Release – 30 January 2014 – 3:19pm European pilots welcome the comprehensive accident investigation report on the 2011 accident at Cork Airport, which took the lives of 6 people, including both pilots. The investigation identifies not only a probable cause of the accident but looks beneath the surface and uncovers some fundamental failings…

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Serious risk of collision in Montreal airport runway incursion incident between DHC-8 and Beech King Air

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report of a risk of collision occurrence, when a passenger aircraft crossed an active runway while a twin-engine turboprop aircraft was taking off at the Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport in August 2011. On 29 August 2011, a Sky Regional Airlines Bombardier DHC-8-402 with 25 passengers and…

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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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