Swiftair Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon Airport

Saturday, November 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
Swiftair Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon Airport

Swiftair flight QY-2939 had to return and make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on November 17th. The cargo plane had just departed for Leipzig, Germany, when the crew reported that they had lost all instruments and declared an emergency. The crew were able to re-gain most of the instruments before the plane... »

Pinging for Egyptair MS 804 as the Clock Runs Out

Sunday, June 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
Pinging for Egyptair MS 804 as the Clock Runs Out

When a plane goes down in the ocean, the black boxes aboard have enough juice to ping for thirty days. The pingers on flight data recorders AKA “black boxes” last a minimum of 30 days. After 30 days, the devices are still active, but the sound on which searchers hone is expected to die... »

EgyptAir: 3 Alerts Before the Plane Left Radar. Fire on board.

Friday, June 3, 2016
By George Hatcher

Several different alerts on this plane went off immediately prior to the plane disappearing from the radar, including 1) issues with the windows on the co-pilot’s side of the plane; 2) two smoke alerts, the first one “SMOKE LAVATORY SMOKE” at 00:26 a.m. local time; 3) the second one “AVIONICS SMOKE” at 00:27 a.m.... »

MH370: One Ping Does Not A Discovery Make. Or Does it?

Saturday, April 5, 2014
By George Hatcher

An underwater locator beacon (ULB) such as the one on the black boxes (CVR) Cockpit Voice Recorder and FDR (Flight Data Recorder) of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on 37.5 kHz for about 30 days at 4°C temperature. They run on lithium-ion batteries, and “mileage” may vary; 30 days is the minimum expectation. This is... »

Latest Video Coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search

Friday, March 28, 2014
By George Hatcher
Latest Video Coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search

Videos below not visible on the front page Readers and subscribers, please feel free to tweet @georgehatcher if you have more current MH370 news. AL Jazeera says Chinese ire over MH370 is hurting Malaysia ties. Chinese protests put a face on the lost passengers. China officials feel public pressure from the grief and anger... »

Prime Minister Endorses Australian-based search

Monday, March 24, 2014
By George Hatcher

On March 24, Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, announced that new computations by Inmarsat and the AAIB, flight MH-370 ended in the South Indian Ocean west of Perth (Australia). At this point, Malaysia endorsed the new search search parameters. The full statement: “This evening I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents... »

Malaysia Airlines Flight Update

Saturday, March 8, 2014
By George Hatcher

Although the Malaysia Airlines has denied reports of a beacon, the Malaysian navy has said publicly they have tracked the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Flight MH370, and has dispatched a plane, two helicopters and four vessels i addition to the Philippines three navy patrol boats and one surveillance plane. Chinese ships and aircraft... »

Malaysia Airlines Flight Missing

Friday, March 7, 2014
By George Hatcher
Malaysia Airlines Flight Missing

Saturday at 12:40 a.m. a Malaysia Airlines B777-200 (registration #9M-MRO) took off from Kuala Lumpur and disappeared. Subang Air Traffic said radio and radar contact was lost from flight MH370 at 01:22, forty minutes into the flight, contact was never made with Ho Chi Minh Control Center in Vietnam at the expected time. Chinese... »

Nepal Airlines Flight Missing

Sunday, February 16, 2014
By George Hatcher
Nepal Airlines Flight Missing

Contact photographer Michael Fritz Eighteen people are missing over the Himalayan mountains of central Nepal on a Nepal Airlines Twin Otter en route from Pokhara to Jumla. The plane had stopped in Pokhara to refuel. The crew lost contact with Bhairawa ATC a quarter hour after taking off. The plane never arrived in Jumla.... »

Experimental Crash in Brazil kills Deputy Mayor

Saturday, January 25, 2014
By George Hatcher
Experimental Crash in Brazil kills Deputy Mayor

A small plane, an INPAER Explorer#PR-ZAL with three aboard was en route from Campos dos Amarais, Campinas to London but disappeared from radar while talking to ATC in Pirassununga Brazil at about ten on January 23rd. The experimental plane was registered but not certified, and barred from flying over populated areas. The Brazilian Air... »

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