wake turbulence

Wake Turbulence Found Guilty

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By George Hatcher
Wake Turbulence Found Guilty

Preliminary investigation of the Indian Air Force Lockheed C-130J-30 Super Hercules that crashed on Friday March 28, 2014, killing five, indicates that the accident may have been the result of wake turbulence. The Hercules that crashed 72 miles from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh was in a twoship formation on a training mission when it... »

2006 Wake Turbulence Event

Sunday, April 10, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Vueling Airbus A320-200 en route from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela Where: Barcelona When: May 28 2006 Who: 137 passengers 7 crew Why: The airbus suffered wake turbulence causing the plane to roll to the right. The crew regained Santiagocontrol and continued to where they landed safely, although 4 passengers and 3 crew... »

Air Canada Wake Turbulence

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
By George Hatcher
Air Canada Wake Turbulence

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Frank Robitaille What: Air Canada Jazz de Havilland Dash 8-300 en route from Calgary Edmonton Where: Edmonton When: Dec 19th 2010 Who: 3 aboard Why: While on autopilot approach to Edmonton and flying 6-7 nautical miles behind a Boeing 767-300, the plane was affected... »

New Wake Turbulence Technology Makes Microbursts Visible

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
By George Hatcher
New Wake Turbulence Technology Makes Microbursts Visible

A new system generates real time acoustic technology images of transient aircraft wake turbulence in detail; and the system has been in use at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport for two years. The system uses acoustic technique to measure sudden downdrafts or micro-bursts, and cells of air turbulence in a plane’s wake. The technology provides accurate... »

Canada Publishes 2008 Wake Turbulence Event Report

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
By George Hatcher
Canada Publishes 2008 Wake Turbulence Event Report

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Randall Johnson What: Air Canada Airbus A319-100 en route from Victoria,BC to Toronto,ON Where: Calgary When: Jan 10th 2008 Who: 83 passengers and 5 crew Why: Over Washington state, the Airbus which was following a UA Boeing at at least the minimum approved distance... »

LAX Wake Turbulence

Thursday, January 28, 2010
By George Hatcher
LAX Wake Turbulence

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Francisco Muro Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Rudy Chiarello updated What: American Eagle Embraer ERJ-140 en route from Lindbergh Field San Diego to Los Angeles What: LAN Airlines Boeing 767-300 from from Lima Peru to Los Angeles, CA Where:... »

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