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Four Killed as Small Plane Crashes in Somerset, UK

Sunday, November 15, 2015
By George Hatcher
Four Killed as Small Plane Crashes in Somerset, UK

A six-seater light plane crashed near Churchinford village in Blackdown Hills, Somerset, United Kingdom, on November 14. The plane went down while it was heading from Surrey to Devon. There were four people aboard the plane, including two men and two women; all of them were killed in the crash. The Air Accidents Investigation... »

AAIB Program October2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015
By George Hatcher

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Report on Boeing 787 Ground fire Heathrow July 12, 2013

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By George Hatcher

This Special Bulletin contains information on the progress of the investigation into a ground fire on an unoccupied Boeing 787-8, registration ET-AOP, at London Heathrow Airport on 12 July 2013. It follows the publication of Special Bulletin S5/2013 on 18 July 2013. The AAIB are assisted in the investigation by Accredited Representatives from the... »

Life Jacket with AirPocket Can Save Lives

Saturday, January 25, 2014
By George Hatcher
Life Jacket with AirPocket Can Save Lives

The Lifejacket Airpocket Plus (LAP) combined lifejacket and hybrid rebreather is a lifesaver. Imagine a life jacket that lets you breathe air. Genius, right? I’ve seen too many helicopter crashes to and from oil rigs. Some of those fatalities should be preventable. This hybrid life jacket would really come in handy to have on... »

Final Report on Sikorsky Incident

Thursday, February 14, 2013
By George Hatcher

When a Bristow S-76 Helicopter with eight passengers and two crew fishtailed as it was flying from from Humberside Airport to a gas platform in the North Sea, the helicopter made a precautionary landing. The crew smelled smoke in the cockpit at the time. The investigation concluded that an electrical short had occurred in... »

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