Report: Misadjusted thrust reversers and unstabilized approach led to fatal Tu-204 runway excursion accident

The Tupolev 204 passenger plane, RA-64047, was operated by Red Wings Airlines as a repositioning flight from Pardubice Airport (PED), Czech Republic to Moscow with a crew of eight. Flight 9268 approached from the north and was cleared for landing on runway 19. The airplane was fully configured for landing with flaps at -37°, slats at…

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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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Crew Failed To Heed EGPWS Warnings in Unstable Approach

A December 5 report published by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau reviewed a May 17, 2012 unstable approach to Western Australia’s Laverton Aerodrome from the cockpit of a de Havilland Canada Dash 8. The aircraft, operated by Skippers Aviation, was executing a circling approach to Runway 07 at Laverton in patchy fog. The crew positioned the aircraft on…

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