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Pilot Taking a Nap, Co-pilot Busy on Tablet; Jet Airways Boeing 777 Drops 5,000 Feet over Turkey

Saturday, August 16, 2014
By George Hatcher
Pilot Taking a Nap, Co-pilot Busy on Tablet; Jet Airways Boeing 777 Drops 5,000 Feet over Turkey

An inquiry has been launched after the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) found out that a Jet Airways flight abruptly descended 5,000 feet over Turkish airspace, on August 8. The Indian media reports that the incident first came to light on August 12 when the Director General of DGCA, Lalit Gupta, received... »

Airblue Crash Heirs Case Hits Immobile Object

Thursday, February 28, 2013
By George Hatcher

If you’re wondering about the Airblue 202 case, it has run into the politics of Pakistan. The situation has been piled high with difficulty. Even though I am an optimist and see opportunity in every difficulty, even though I have a great team of attorneys in Pakistan, and a great team here in the... »

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... »

Korean Air Crash at Nimitz Hill, Guam

Wednesday, August 6, 1997
By George Hatcher
Korean Air Crash at Nimitz Hill, Guam

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Michel Gilliand What: Korean Air Boeing 747-3B5B (747-300) en route from Seoul, Korea to Agana, Guam. Where: Nimitz Hill, Guam When: August 6, 1997 Who: 2 pilots, 1 flight engineer, 14 flight attendants, and 237 passengers Why: On August 6, 1997, about 0142:26 Guam... »

Tam Crash on Take-off Pilot Error

Thursday, October 31, 1996
By George Hatcher
Tam Crash on Take-off Pilot Error

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Normando Carvalho Jr. What: Tam Fokker 100 en route from Sao Paulo to Rio Where: residential area 1 mile from Sao Paulo When: October 31 1996 Who: 89 passengers,6 crew and 2 on the ground died. Why: Summary: On October 31 1996, about 0545... »

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