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Accident Investigation, News, unstable approach
Despite multiple ‘sink rate’ alerts, the crew of a 737 freighter continued their unstable approach, resulting in a hard landing and a damaged airplane.
by Linda Werfelman
Accident Investigation, Flight Ops, News
The NTSB says action is needed to encourage position-reporting by Alaskan pilots in areas with a high risk of midair collisions.
Accident Investigation, Helicopter Safety, News
Helmets are crucial for pilots on low-level flights, the ATSB says after investigating a fatal R44 crash.
Before the fatal crash, an Agusta A109E pilot said the helicopter’s owner told him to make the flight despite marginal weather conditions that deteriorated after takeoff.
Accident Investigation, News
An unusual attitude on a cloudy day in the mountains led to the fatal crash of a South African CAA Citation, accident investigators say.
Accident Investigation, Maintenance Matters, News
ATSB investigations have found an increased risk of injury for helicopter pilots engaged in operations that make it difficult to use upper torso restraints.
The NTSB cites a wiring problem and malfunctioning antiskid system in a Saab SA-2000’s runway overrun, which killed one passenger.
The crew of an Irish SAR S-92 did not know their first waypoint was adjacent to a 282-ft obstacle.
Accident Investigation, Aviation Weather, News
Cutbacks in ice control operations preceded an A350’s slide off a Helsinki taxiway.
Remote Canadian airports often lack effective means of removing ice from departing aircraft, the TSB says in a report on a fatal 2017 accident.