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Moving Power Levers Below Flight Idle During Descent Results in Dual Engine Flameout and Power-off Emergency Landing Of Commuter Airplane 6 pages. [PDF 34K]
The official U.S. report expressed concern that pilots may be routinely moving the power levers below the flight-idle stop during flight to slow their aircraft or increase descent rates.
Airframe Icing and Captain’s Improper Use of Autoflight System Result in Stall and Loss of Control of Commuter Airplane 8 pages. [PDF 43K]
The crew’s performance was adversely affected by limited sleep, a demanding day of flying and a time of day associated with fatigue, official report says.
Steep Turn by Captain During Approach Results in Stall and Crash of DC-8 Freighter 8 pages. [PDF 46K]
The captain continued to fly the approach in a manner that placed the airplane in a dangerous flight regime despite warnings from the other crew members and the stall warning stick shaker, official U.S. report says.
Breakdown in Coordination by Commuter Crew During Unstabilized Approach Results in Controlled-flight-into-terrain Accident 8 pages. [PDF 43K]
The captain of the accident flight had failed three proficiency check flights for either deficient judgment or poor crew resource management.
Lack of Management Oversight Cited in Controlled-flight-into-terrain Accident of FAA Aircraft 8 pages. [PDF 45K]
Management had received frequent complaints about the pilot-in-command’s performance before the accident but no action was taken by supervisors. Accident investigators found that eight out of 11 second-in-command pilots avoided flying with the accident pilot.
Commuter Stalls and Crashes Into Sea During Go-around 4 pages. [PDF 33K]
A subsequent accident investigation conducted by authorities in Belize determined that the pilot had flown more than 41 hours over the maximum duty time allowed by law, including more than 30 hours in the two and a half days before the accident.
Aerobatic Maneuver Blamed In Fatal Commuter Crash 6 pages. [PDF 46K]
A routine proficiency check turned to tragedy when the pilot flying initiated a barrel roll at low altitude during the night flight. The official U.S. accident investigation report said the accident highlighted serious management and training deficiencies.
DC-10 Destroyed, No Fatalities, After Aircraft Veers Off Runway During Landing 12 pages. [PDF 62K]
Fifty feet above the runway, the first officer — the pilot flying — made a decision to go around, but the captain took control and landed the aircraft. The aircraft rolled off the runway about 1,700 feet after touchdown. Although the captain was not faulted for continuing the landing, an official U.S. report raised training, procedural, technical and record-keeping issues in connection with the accident.
Inflight Loss of Propeller Blade on MU-2B Results in Uncontrolled Collision with Terrain 8 pages. [PDF 44K]
Flight crew did not communicate the full seriousness of the problem to controllers until minutes before the crash.
Inadvertent Inflight Slat Deployment on MD-11 Results in Two Fatalities, 156 Injuries 12 pages. [PDF 64K]
Inadequate flap/slat handle design, lack of pilot training in recovery from high-altitude upsets and lack of seat-belt usage cited in U.S. official report.
Captain Stops First Officer’s Go-around, DC-9 Becomes Controlled-flight-into-terrain (CFIT) Accident 12 pages. [PDF 64K]
Poor crew cooperation, altimeter misreading and a navigation radio malfunction were cited in the fatal CFIT accident.
Cockpit Coordination, Training Issues Pivotal in Fatal Approach-to-Landing Accident 8 pages. [PDF 50K]
The crash of an Indian Airlines Airbus A320 underscored safety issues ranging from cockpit resource management to airport emergency procedures.