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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Crash: Tatarstan B735 at Kazan on Nov 17th 2013, crashed on landing

A Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737-500 on behalf of Ak Bars Aero, registration VQ-BBN performing flight U9-363/2B-363 from Moscow Domodedovo to Kazan (Russia) with 44 passengers and 6 crew, crashed on touchdown on Kazan’s runway 29 and burst into flames at 19:25L (15:25Z). The aircraft came to rest off the runway, all occupants perished in the…

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Boeing 737 smoke incident shows emergency evacuation difficulties

Sixteen passengers were injured in the emergency evacuation of a Boeing 737-800 at Glasgow, UK, in October 2012. The AAIB investigation revealed several evacuation difficulties. On October 19, 2012 a Jet2 Boeing 737-800 was scheduled to operate a flight from Glasgow, UK to Alicante, Spain. There were 187 passengers and six crew members on board….

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