France recommends ground ice detection system following fatal takeoff accident of Premier 1A jet

The French accident investigation bureau, BEA, recommends EASA to study the possibilities of ground ice detection systems following the fatal accident involving a Premier 1A corporate jet in March 2013. The Hawker Beechcraft 390 Premier IA jet, registered VP-CAZ,  was parked overnight on the platform at Annemasse Airport in France. The temperature was -2°C and humidity was 98%…

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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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Report: Serious separation infringement incident at Helsinki Airport, Finland, involving three passenger flights

The serious incident occurred near Helsinki-Vantaa Airport on 6 February 2013 at 16:07. Flybe Finland flight FCM746L from Warsaw (Embraer ERJ-190 OH-LKO) and British Airways flight BAW79H (Airbus A319 G-EUUK) from London were arriving at Helsinki-Vantaa. At the same time Scandinavian Airlines flight SAS717, operated by Blue1 (Boeing 717 OH-BLQ), was departing from Helsinki-Vantaa for…

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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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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

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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