New search area for MH370 announced; aircraft believed to be on autopilot before crash

The new search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER that vanished in March has been announced and Australian officials have said the aircraft was “highly likely” to have been on autopilot before it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. A 64-page report on the search for flight MH370 was published Thursday by the Australian…

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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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Asiana 777 pilot: SFO visual approach landing ‘very stressful’

The pilot at the controls of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 when it crashed in July at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has admitted to investigators he was “very concerned” about his ability to perform a visual approach landing on SFO’s runway 28L. Gang-Guk Lee, a veteran Asiana pilot, was in the midst of a familiarization training period on the Boeing…

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