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Tatarstan Airlines License Revoked

Monday, December 23, 2013
By George Hatcher

Tatarstan Airlines operator of the Boeing 737-500 that crashed in November in Kazan only flies seven planes. (Maybe 6, now?) The one that crashed was leased from a Bulgarian company, with a history of minor accidents. Fifty people died on the Tatarstan Airlines jet that dived nose-down to a fiery grave in Kazan. The... »

Mangalore: Two Pilot Tales, Which is true?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
By George Hatcher
Mangalore: Two Pilot Tales, Which is true?

There are two accounts of the Pilot Alexander Glusicia’s situation prior to the Mangalore-Dubai-Mangalore flight. We wonder which of these versions is true. 1. Alexander (Zlatko) Glusica was initially not rostered by Air India to fly on the day of the crash— not scheduled to fly till May 23.. His schedule had last minute... »

FAA: Testimony – Statement of Peggy Gilligan

Friday, September 17, 2010
By George Hatcher

September 16, 2010 Statement of Peggy Gilligan, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Before the House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation on Pilot Fatigue Chairman Costello, Congressman Petri, Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for inviting me to appear before you this morning to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA)... »

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