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Bird strike Leads to Emergency Landing at Lagos Airport

Saturday, March 30, 2013
By George Hatcher

On March 28, 2013, a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 en route from Lagos to Casablanca spent ten minutes in the air after a bird strike on takeoff. 126 were aboard when ten minutes into the flight, there was a bird strike that disabled an engine. The plane circled for about forty minutes to... »

Boeing Solution Discussed by CEO Jim McNerney

Friday, March 29, 2013
By George Hatcher
Boeing Solution Discussed by CEO Jim McNerney

At the US Chamber of Commerce’s aviation summit, Jim McNerney, the CEO of Boeing, said the expects the technical solution being tested now will resolve the 787′s battery system’s problem and return to flying soon. The Dreamliner was grounded January 16. Video Below Recommend on Facebook Share on Google Share on Linkedin Tweet about... »

Lot Airlines Temporary Boeing Fix

Friday, March 29, 2013
By George Hatcher
Lot Airlines Temporary Boeing Fix

Pending solutions for the incidents involving the aircraft’s lithium-ion battery produced by Tokyo- based GS Yuasa Corp, while waiting for Boeing 787′s to come out of hibernation, from April 12 to the end of May Lot Airlines is leasing an Airbus SAS from Portugal’s Hi Fly. The A330 flies 18 in business and 288... »

Sriwijaya Runway Overrun

Friday, March 29, 2013
By George Hatcher

On March 27, a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 en route from Medan to Padang had a runway overrun when landing at Padang at 18:00. The plane came to rest past the end of the (8860 feet) pavement. The Sriwijaya Boeing that skidded and closed the runway at Minangkabau International Airport on Wednesday 3/27/2013 has... »

Helicopter Crash off the Coast of Brazil

Thursday, March 28, 2013
By George Hatcher

On March 27, 2013, a Líder Táxi Aéreo Bell 412SP was en route from Rio de Janeiro to an oil platform (Petrobras P-7 rig) with three people aboard when it made an emergency landing near an oil platform Bacia de Campos Brazil. Líder Táxi Aéreo and Petrobras say it was a controlled landing. The... »

Flying Tigers Inspection Fraud Scheme

Thursday, March 28, 2013
By George Hatcher

Joel Stout at Flying Tigers, Inc forged the signature of a certified mechanic claiming to have performed inspections he had not done. Stout pleaded guilty to seven counts of conspiracy and mail fraud. His sentencing will be June 24. See CRIMINAL NO. 12-394 below: Recommend on Facebook Share on Google Share on Linkedin Tweet... »

Feline Survives Plane Landing on His House

Monday, March 25, 2013
By George Hatcher

A feline survivor has been found in the crash of the Beechcraft plane that killed Steve Davis, 60, and Wes Caves, 58. Zuul the cat emerged from the construction site where the plane impacted residences. Zuul has suffered some minor injuries, but seems to have at least eight lives left. South Bend Hawker Crash... »

NTSB ANNOUNCES Lithium Ion Batteries in Transportation FORUM

Monday, March 25, 2013
By George Hatcher

Today the National Transportation Safety Board announced that its upcoming forum, “Lithium Ion Batteries in Transportation,” will be held on April 11-12. The NTSB also released a preliminary agenda for the event. The forum will focus on three areas: 1) the design, development and performance of lithium ion batteries; 2) regulations and standards related... »

Maxem Aviation Cessna Flight Aborted

Monday, March 25, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Maxem Aviation Cessna 560 Citation Encore blew a tire at 6.02 am during an aborted takeoff from Perth Airport. Subsequently, the plane came to rest without landing gear with two blown main gear tires. The Cessna sustained minor damage. No injuries were reported among the two pilots and seven passengers. Recommend on Facebook... »

Australian Cessna Crash Kills Two Local Celebrities

Monday, March 25, 2013
By George Hatcher
Australian Cessna Crash Kills Two Local Celebrities

On March 25, a Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion crashed at 5:30 a.m. in a paddock two miles from Roma Airport, Queensland. Two people were aboard, bull rider John Quintana, and the national head of Ray White’s Livestock business, Charlie Maher, both of whom died on the scene. On impact, an emergency beacon activated. There... »

Germanwings Airbus Diverts to Prague

Monday, March 25, 2013
By George Hatcher

While a Germanwings Airbus A319-112 was en route from Moscow to Stuttgart, the plane issued warnings. Pilots diverted to Prague-Vaclav Havel (Ruzyne) Airport in the Czech Republic. Airport fire and rescue services responded to the scene according to the airport air crash consultant spokesperson THere were 144 passengers and five crew aboard the Airbus... »

Jump Seat Fake pilot arrested on US Airways flight

Monday, March 25, 2013
By George Hatcher

Philippe Jernnard was wearing an Air France shirt, a fake Air France badge, had an Air France bag and was carrying a falsified an Air France ID card when he boarded a US Airways Philadelphia-West Palm Beach flight. Instead of taking his seat in coach, he asked if there was room in first class,... »

First findings: Sunwing Diversion Due to Fumes not fire

Sunday, March 24, 2013
By George Hatcher

Re: Preliminary findings regarding the Sunwing Flight 326 at 6:32 from Ottawa to Varadero with 170 passengers The smoke passengers saw coming from the air vents of the Boeing 737 was vapor from excess de-icing fluid. The smell described by the passengers was similar to engine coolant. Oxygen masks did not deploy. The pilot... »

American Airlines Diversion

Sunday, March 24, 2013
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Diversion

On March 23, 2013, an American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83 Newark-Dallas flight diverted to Dulles when the first officer got sick. There were 141 passengers aboard American Airlines 1589, who disembarked in Dulles and boarded another flight at 2:00 pm. The first officer was hospitalized. View Tracking Below Recommend on Facebook Share on Google... »

Small Plane Crashes on Mar 23

Sunday, March 24, 2013
By George Hatcher

On MARCH 23,2013: a Romeo Aviation Beech A36 Bonanza crashed north of Cordova,IL after striking a power pole. a Sky Dive City de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter near Zephyrhills, FL flew 22 sky divers; one diver and one skydriver instructor died after a jump. Their bodies were found in woods near the airport.... »

Maintenance is Key to Aviation Safety

Saturday, March 23, 2013
By George Hatcher

In George’s Point of View Inevitably into my business life flows discussion of (aviation-oriented) sequestration, the closing of traffic control towers, and how this will inevitably lead to more aviation accidents. Yes, I agree with Harrison Ford’s comment that accidents are going to happen. But that prediction leaves a lot unsaid. Cutbacks in other... »

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