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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Report: ‘Chaotic’ CRM blamed for Chinese Airbus A319 stall incident during approach

On September 14, 2010, a Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 was involved in serious incident during a flight from Chongqing to Wuxi, China. Weather at the destination airport was poor. A thunderstorm in the area caused rapidly changing winds, forcing several flights to divert to other airports. The flight crew was aware of this but decided…

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