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Ethiopia Airlines B737-8 (MAX) ET-AVJPreliminary Report is released

Sunday, April 7, 2019
By George Hatcher
Ethiopia Airlines B737-8 (MAX) ET-AVJPreliminary Report is released

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau of Ethiopia released the preliminary report on the crash Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, Boeing 737-8(MAX), ET-AVJ. The flight took off from Addis Ababa Bole Int. Airporten route for Nairobi, but the Angle of Attack sensor recorded value became erroneous. The crash resulted in 157 fatalities. The report is available... »

Preliminary findings on ET 302 and Boeing Statement

Thursday, April 4, 2019
By George Hatcher

Preliminary findings on ET 302 crash: 1. Aircraft’s airworthiness was certified; 2. The crew were capable of flying& followed Boeing’s procedures; 3. Take off appeared normal; 4. Crew followed all procedures, but was unable to control the aircraft. The release of the actual preliminary report by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Transport is expected during Apr... »

Ask NTSB Why United Boeing Battery overheat was a non-reportable incident?

Thursday, April 4, 2019
By George Hatcher
Ask NTSB Why United Boeing Battery overheat was a non-reportable incident?

What is significant here is that no report was filed on the United Boeing 787-800 (Washington Dulles,DC-Paris Charles de Gaulle) that received a main battery overheat indication while landing in Paris on Nov 12th 2017. The battery was venting fluid via from the forward vent relief system. The NTSB reported to Aviation Herald that... »

MCAS At the forefront of Boeing 737 MAX Controversy

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
By George Hatcher
MCAS At the forefront of Boeing 737 MAX Controversy

Everything that is essential to a plane’s operation should be included in pilot training. The pilot must know his tools backward and forward. What happens when that training is curtailed? On March 19th, the US Department of Transportation announced that its inspector general will audit the 737 Max 8’s certification process. Some pilots say... »

LionAir Flight Updated

Friday, March 22, 2019
By George Hatcher
LionAir Flight Updated

On the flight prior the LionAir accident flight on the Boeing Max registered as PK-LQP, an off-duty fully-qualified Boeing 737-MAX 8 pilot was traveling home on flight JT-43. The plane encountered problems similar to the next flight that crashed it (i.e. the LionAir accident flight from Denpasar to Jakarta.) The crew aboard the earlier... »

FAA Statement on Boeing 737 Max

Thursday, March 14, 2019
By George Hatcher
FAA Statement on Boeing 737 Max

The FAA is ordering the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. territory. See PDF grounding 737 MaxThe agency made this decision as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed today. This evidence, together with newly refined satellite... »

Laser Douglas crashes in Colombia

Sunday, March 10, 2019
By George Hatcher
Laser Douglas crashes in Colombia

A Laser Aereo Colombia Douglas DC-3 en route from San Jose del Guaviare to Villavicencio declared emergency on approach to Villavicencio. The plane crashed on a rural dirt road near Villavicencio and burst into flames. All of the fourteen aboard perished. The mayor of Taraira, Meta, was traveling on the crashed plane. Pilot Jaime... »

Ethiopian Boeing 737-8 MAX Crash in Bishoftu Ethiopia

Sunday, March 10, 2019
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Boeing 737-8 MAX Crash in Bishoftu Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX Flight ET-302 had just taken off from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia en route to Nairobi Kenya when radar contact was lost, and the plane crashed. 149 passengers and 8 crew were lost. The impact occurred near Bishoftu, Ethiopia 17 m SSE of Addis Ababa. Ethiopian Airlines announced that no... »

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Hartford

Thursday, February 28, 2019
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Hartford

American Airlines flight AA-2250 had to make an emergency landing in Hartford, Connecticut, on February 26th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Chicago, Illinois, but had to turn back after the crew noticed an unusual smell on board. The plane landed back uneventfully. All ninety-three passengers and six crew members remained unharmed. »

Alaska Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Seattle

Thursday, February 28, 2019
By George Hatcher
Alaska Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Seattle

Alaska Airlines flight AS-1506 had to return and make an emergency landing in Seattle, Washington, on February 26th. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Santa Ana, California, but had to turn back after the crew noticed an unusual odor on board. The plane landed safely. The cabin crew were taken to a hospital... »

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