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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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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Report: windshear causes hard landing of a Fokker 100 in Australia

On 19 October 2012, the Fokker 100 operated on a charter flight from Perth to Nifty, Australia. While the flight crew were positioning the aircraft for a 5 NM (9 km) straight-in approach into a slight headwind, they received a windshear caution. In response, the crew increased the approach speed and extended the speed brake to stabilise…

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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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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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Call-sign confusion leads to near miss between two Boeing 737′s at Oslo Airport, Norway

A call-sign confusion between two Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737 aircraft led to near miss occurrence at Oslo Airport in Norway, according to an investigation report. On 31 October 2012, an aircraft proximity  situation occurred between two Boeing 737-800 passenger aircraft from Norwegian Air Shuttle during a simultaneous missed approach (NAX741) and departure (NAX740) at Oslo…

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