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News, Runway Safety
Human factors were cited in an overwhelming number of cases of vehicular and personal deviations at U.S. airports, a new study says.
by Linda Werfelman
The TSB blamed an ATR 42’s runway excursion in part on a contaminant inside a propeller high-pressure pump that led to a condition called pitch-lock.
The TSB’s new Watchlist highlights runway safety concerns that have plagued the Canadian aviation industry for more than a decade.
Accident/Incident Investigation, News, Runway Safety
The NTSB faulted the 737 crew’s decision to land on a short runway with a tail wind in conditions conducive to wind shear.
Accident Investigation, News, Runway Safety
The EMB145 crew continued the descent past decision altitude even though snow had obscured their view of the runway.
For nearly one minute, an Embraer 190’s transponder falsely indicated that the airplane had lifted off, leading ATC to clear a Boeing 777 for takeoff on the occupied runway.
The pilots of a 737 failed to realize they were beginning their takeoff on a taxiway, the Dutch Safety Board says; the pilots say lights and markings were unclear.
Human Factors, News, Runway Safety
A veteran pilot accustomed to flying IFR expected to be directed to the usual runway for a VFR departure, the ATSB says.
In-depth Feature, Runway Safety
The ATSB says expectation bias played a role in the failure of a Saab 340B’s pilots to notice another aircraft on the runway or hear its radio transmissions.
The TSB says adding graphics to NOTAMs about partial runway closures could aid understanding of exactly what part of a runway is closed.