Archive for February, 2012

TAAG Lost Communication, Emergency Landing in Lisbon

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
TAAG Lost Communication, Emergency Landing in Lisbon

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Tiago Palla – Portugal Spotters What: TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing 777-300 en route from Lisbon (Portugal) to Luanda (Angola) Where: Lisbon When: Feb 27th 2012 Who: 197 passengers Why: On departure from Lisbon, ATC said that the frequency was blocked. The pilots began responding... »

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Atlanta Emergency Landing with Jammed Nose Wheels

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Atlanta Emergency Landing with Jammed Nose Wheels

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Frank Robitaille What: United/Shuttle America Embraer ERJ-170 en route from Atlanta,GA to Newark,NJ Where: Newark When: Feb 27th 2012 6:20 p.m Who: 69 passengers and 4 crew Why: While on approach to Newark, the crew received a gear disagreement msg, and aborted their approach.... »

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Southwest Plane Incurs Damage from Tampa Bird Strike

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

What: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 en route from Austin,TX to Tampa,FL Where: Tampa When: Feb 27th 2012 Why: While on approach, a bird impacted the Southwest Boeing. Pilots made a safe landing. There was substantial damage to the plane Download article as PDF »

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Guatamalan Rescue Chopper Crashes after Attempted Rescue

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Guatamalan Rescue Chopper Crashes after Attempted Rescue

What: Guatemalan air force helicopter Bell UH1H Where: Quebrada Seca, Petén Guatemala When: Feb 28 2012 10 am Who: 10 fatalities Why: After a civilian chopper crashed, the Guatemalan air force helicopter on a regular Tuesday mission went to assist in the rescue but crashed en route. The seven officers and three air force... »

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NTSB Safety Recommendation A-12-7

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
NTSB Safety Recommendation A-12-7

The National Transportation Safety Board makes the following recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration: Require repetitive inspection of Engine Components, Inc. cylinder assemblies produced between May 2003 and October 2009 (serial numbers 7709 through 52884) installed on Teledyne Continental Motors model 520 and 550 engines and removal of these cylinder assemblies once they reach... »

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Five Lost in Military Chopper Collision

Monday, February 27th, 2012

What: USMC HMLA-469 Bell UH-1Y Venom Where: Yuma, AZ When: Feb 22, 2012, 8 pm Who: 5 aboard, 5 fatalities Why: The helicopter was engaged in night flight exercises on February 22nd near Yuma, AZ when it collided with a smaller two person chopper. Service members with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing were involved.... »

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Military Chopper Crashes during exercises

Monday, February 27th, 2012

What: USMC HMLA-469 Bell AH-1W Super Cobra Where: Yuma, AZ When: Feb 22, 2012, 8 pm Who: 2 aboard, 2 fatalities Why: The helicopter was engaged in night flight exercises on February 22nd near Yuma, AZ when it collided with another flight. Service members with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing were involved. The crash... »

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EASA Proposes Fatigue Across the Board

Friday, February 24th, 2012

New European rules ‘harmonizing’ the workload limits across 27 member states could allow pilots to fly aircraft for 22 hours without sleep, increasing a pilot’s work day from 16 hours 15 minutes to 20 hours, and the maximum shift time for a long haul flight with two pilots from 12 to 14 hours, as... »

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Ground Resonance Rattles Brazilian Chopper to Bits

Friday, February 24th, 2012
Ground Resonance Rattles Brazilian Chopper to Bits

What: Corpo de Bombeiros Militar do Estado do Pará Helibras HB 350BA Esquilo Where: Benevides Brazil When: Feb 22, 2012 Who: 4 aboard, no fatalities Why: The rescue chopper vibrated itself apart after landing. “Ground resonance” occurs when a sitting helicopter’s rotors become unbalanced while spinning. A resident expert says this can happen because... »

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NTSB Recommendations

Friday, February 24th, 2012

National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 February 23, 2012 The National Transportation Safety Board makes the following recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration: Modify the design and test requirements for the attachment points of passenger service units to account for the higher localized loading that results from the relative motion of the attachment... »

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