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Parking Lot Crash-Landing in Kearny Mesa

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By George Hatcher
Parking Lot Crash-Landing in Kearny Mesa

At 5:30 p.m., a single engine Mooney M20L registered to William and Devon Logan of San Diego lost power over San Diego, struck a light pole and crashed in the Kearny Mesa Costco parking lot. One woman died at the scene; the other was evacuated to Sharp Memorial Hospital. Two witnesses who were assisting... »

Bad Weather Crash in Taiwan, after Typhoon Matmo

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By George Hatcher
Bad Weather Crash in Taiwan, after Typhoon Matmo

On July 23, 2014, a fourteen year old TransAsia Airways ATR 72-212A with a crew of four and fifty-four passengers, was making a go-around prior to landing near Magong Airport in Taiwan, and instead of landing, TransAsia Airways flight GE222 impacted buildings and the ground. GE-222 flies from Kaohsiung to Magong. ATC lost contact... »

ATR-72-212 Engine Fire, Emergency Landing in Budapest

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By George Hatcher

On 02-OCT-2013, a CSA Czech Airlines ATR-72-212 developed an engine fire after takeoff from Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest Hungary. Witness report seeing a long trail of black smoke as the plane took off. Some report that smoke coming from the left side of the gearbox. Crew reported smoke in the cabin and... »

Update on the Associated Jet Crash in Nigeria

Saturday, October 5, 2013
By George Hatcher
Update on the Associated Jet Crash in Nigeria

On Oct 3, 2013, a twenty-three year old Associated Aviation Embraer EMB-120 was en route from Lagos to Akure to carry the deceased regional governor and family to his funeral in Akure when it crashed, killing 16. Four survivors were hospitalized. The NCAA said the airline had coverage and the plane’s paperwork and inspections... »

Associated Jet Crash in Nigeria

Thursday, October 3, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Oct 3, 2013, a twenty-three year old Associated Aviation Embraer EMB-120 was en route from Lagos to Akure to carry the deceased regional governor and family to his funeral in Akure. The Embraer developed engine trouble on take-off. (The failed engine was a Pratt & Whitney.) The plane struck a wooded area, a... »

UPS Crash in Birmingham Alabama

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By George Hatcher
UPS Crash in Birmingham Alabama

A UPS Airbus A300F4-622R cargo jet en route from Louisville to Birmingham International Airport was on final approach to runway 1-8 when it crashed in Birmingham. The two pilots aboard sent no warning message, and died on impact. There is no indication yet if something in the cargo contributed to the crash, or if... »

Embraer Switching from GE to Pratt & Whitney

Thursday, January 10, 2013
By George Hatcher
Embraer Switching from GE to Pratt & Whitney

Embraer sent out a press release that it has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engines as the “Exclusive Power for Second Generation of E-Jets.” The Embraer E-Jets equipped with PurePower PW1700G and PW1900G engines will enter service in 2018, and promise improvements in fuel burn, emissions and noise reduction. The engine which... »

NTSB investigative update on SC GEnx-1B engine failure

Friday, September 28, 2012
By George Hatcher
NTSB investigative update on SC GEnx-1B engine failure

September 27, 2012 WASHINGTON – This is an update on the NTSB’s investigation into a July 28, 2012 incident involving a Boeing 787-8 airplane that experienced a loss of thrust in the right engine—a General Electric (GE) GEnx-1B turbofan – during a pre-first flight, low-speed taxi test at Charleston International Airport in Charleston, South... »

Air India takes Dreamliner Delivery

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
By George Hatcher

Although the National Transportation Safety Board issued recommendations on General Electric GEnx engines, which power the latest generation of Boeing aircraft, on September 18, Air India has flown from Charleston to Frankfort to India with its second Dreamliner. (See the letter here) Air India ordered 27 787s six years ago and has only taken... »

Munich Emergency Landing by Lufthansa/Air Dolomiti

Friday, May 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
Munich Emergency Landing by Lufthansa/Air Dolomiti

What: Lufthansa/Air Dolomiti Avion de Transport Regional ATR-72-500 en route from Munich to Venice Where: Munich When: May 17th 2012, 13:35 Who: 58 passengers and 4 crew Why: While en route ten minutes into the flight, the plane developed smoke in the cockpit and cabin. The crew returned to Munich. On approach to Munich,... »

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