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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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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Qantas A380, Boeing 747 collide while being towed

A Qantas Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400 collided at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) while being towed out of the hangar, causing damage to the wings. Initial reports indicate the aircraft will be grounded for several days while the damage is repaired and the aircraft re-certified. Both aircrafts’ flight schedules were canceled until engineers assess…

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Incident: Ethiopian B763 near Khartoum on Feb 17th 2014, aircraft hijacked to Geneva by first officer

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration ET-AMF performing flight ET-702 from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to Rome Fiumicino (Italy) with 202 passengers, was enroute to Rome estimated to land at Fiumicino Airport at 04:40L (03:40Z) when the F/O diverted the aircraft to Geneva (Switzerland) located about 380nm northnorthwest of Rome, the crew activated the transponder code…

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Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 (2009)

Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 (also known as the Poldercrash) was a passenger flight that crashed during landing at theAmsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands, on 25 February 2009, resulting in the death of nine passengers and crew including all three pilots. The aircraft, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, crashed into a field approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north of thePolderbaan runway, (18R), prior…

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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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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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Saudi crash landing is a good story but a bad look

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration HS-BKE performing flight SV-2841 from Mashad (Iran) to Madinah (Saudi Arabia) with 299 passengers and 16 crew, was on approach to Madinah when the crew received an unsafe indication for the right hand main gear and aborted the approach at about 03:30L (00:30Z). The aircraft entered a hold…

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