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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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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Ireland urges Boeing to review pitot heater failure warning system of Boeing 737-800

The Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) issued safety recommendations to Boeing and the FAA following occurrences of undetected pitot heater failures on Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The recommendations stemmed from an investigation that the AAIU conducted into the causes of a serious incident involving a Boeing 737-800 on January 7, 2012.  A Ryanair flight from…

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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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Dutch Safety Board issues alert on unexpected autopilot behaviour on ILS approaches

The Dutch Safety Board is investigating a severe and sudden pitch-up upset during an ILS approach to Eindhoven Airport in 2013. The airspeed dropped rapidly to a near stall situation in which the stick shaker activated. The crew carried out a go-around. During the investigation the Board became aware of similar events. Analysis revealed that…

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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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ATSB Reviews Stall Warning Occurrences

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released a research report examining every incident of stall warning activation between 2008 and 2012 in transport-category aircraft operating in Australian airspace. The incidents recorded in the October 31 report include both local aircraft as well as those of foreign registry. During this five-year period, 245 stall warning…

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