Colgan Air

Colgan Main Gear Landing in Houston

Sunday, April 8, 2012
By George Hatcher
Colgan Main Gear Landing in Houston

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer A. Kwanten What: United/Colgan de Havilland Dash 8-400 en route from Little Rock,AR to Houston Where: Houston When: Apr 7th 2012 Who: 31 passengers, 4 crew Why: While on approach to Houston, the gear did not come down. The crew performed a fly by,... »

1.9 Million Civil Penalty Proposed against Colgan Air

Thursday, September 15, 2011
By George Hatcher
1.9 Million Civil Penalty Proposed against Colgan Air

Formerly Colgan Air was under fire for long-distance commuting, crew-room sleeping and other fatigue-related factors that came to light after the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407. Now the Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $1,892,000 civil penalty against Colgan Air of Manassas, Va. a subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines, for allowing flight attendants to work... »

Flight Attendant injured in Turbulence

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
By George Hatcher
Flight Attendant injured in Turbulence

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Nino Buda-CYYZ Aviation Photography What: Continental Airlines/Colgan Air de Havilland Dash 8-400 en route from Newark to Washington DC Where: Washington When: May 16th 2011 Who: Flight attendant Why: While en route, the plane encountered turbulence in which a flight attendant experienced injury. The... »

Colgan Air Engine Fire, Belly Landing in Pittsburgh

Saturday, March 19, 2011
By George Hatcher
Colgan Air Engine Fire, Belly Landing in Pittsburgh

Pictured: Not N339NG but another DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Nino Buda-CYYZ Aviation Photography What: Colgan Air de Havilland Dash 8-400 on behalf of Continental Airlines en route from Cleveland,OH to Baltimore,MD Where: Pittsburgh When: Mar 17th 2011 Who: not available Why: While en route, left... »

Family Charges Bombardier with Negligence

Saturday, February 26, 2011
By George Hatcher
Family Charges Bombardier with Negligence

The National Transportation Safety Board’s decision on the Colgan Air Flight 407 crash is that the pilot responded inappropriately to the stick shaker, which led to an aerodynamic stall from which the airplane did not recover. The stick shaker only comes into play when the plane is already slow enough to stall. The plane... »

Binghampton Emergency Landing

Thursday, November 25, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: United Airlines/Colgan Air Saab 340B en route from Binghampton to Washington DC Where: Binghampton When: Nov 24 2010 Who: 33 passengers Why: On takeoff, the flight developed an indication of a fire in the left engine. The pilot returned to Binghampton, and made a safe landing. After passengers evacuated, the problem was discovered... »

Testimony: Colgan Air

Thursday, February 25, 2010
By George Hatcher

Statement of Peggy Gilligan, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security on Aviation Safety: One Year After The Crash of Flight 3407 Chairman Dorgan, Senator DeMint, Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for inviting me here today to provide you... »

Colgan Air Reports Lack of Speed Warning

Monday, December 14, 2009
By George Hatcher
Colgan Air Reports Lack of Speed Warning

Colgan’s Dec. 7 report to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said last February’s crash was probably caused by pilots’ “loss of situational awareness,” failure to follow the training and procedures, but pointed out contributing factors: the cockpit warning system failed to adequately advise pilots when the speed is set below the calculated stall... »

Turbulence Injures 3 over Dulles

Sunday, October 25, 2009
By George Hatcher
Turbulence Injures 3 over Dulles

Pictured: A United Express (Colgan Air) Saab 340B at Washington – Dulles International Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer AviaStar What: United Airlines Express / Pinnacle Airlines / Colgan Airlines two-engine SAAB 340 en route from Parkersburg, WV Where: Dulles International Airport When: 3:35pm Oct 24 2009 Who: 11 passengers... »

FAA Investigating Buffalo NY Crash

Monday, September 28, 2009
By George Hatcher
FAA Investigating Buffalo NY Crash

Click to view large photo at Airliners.net Contact Photographer Frank Robitaille What: Continental Airlines Flight 3407, Bombardier Q400 turboprop operated by regional carrier Colgan Air en route from Newark, New Jersey to Buffalo Niagara International Airport Where: Clarence Center, New York. When: Thursday Feb 12 2009 10 pm. Who: 44 passengers and four crew... »

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