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Trigana Air Flight 267 Crash: Black Box to be Sent to France after Unsuccessful Data Retrieval Attempts

Friday, October 9, 2015
By George Hatcher
Trigana Air Flight 267 Crash: Black Box to be Sent to France after Unsuccessful Data Retrieval Attempts

According to a preliminary report released by Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC), the black box from Trigana Air jet that crashed in August will be sent to France for data retrieval. The flight TGN267 crashed after it lost contact with the ATC during a flight from Sentani airport, Jayapura, to Oksibi, Papua. There... »

Furious Air France Workers Attack Executives Over Job Cuts

Friday, October 9, 2015
By George Hatcher
Furious Air France Workers Attack Executives Over Job Cuts

About 100 Air France employees stormed a management and union official meeting on October 5, after the airline announced plans to shed 2,900 jobs in the next 2 years. The airline, which is struggling to compete with global rivals, announced job cuts after failing to convince its pilots to work longer hours on same... »

Medical Helicopter Crashes on Hospital Roof Helipad

Thursday, April 10, 2014
By George Hatcher
Medical Helicopter Crashes on Hospital Roof Helipad

The new PHI Air Medical Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil (#N395P) on its first flight had just delivered a patient from Rio Rancho to University of New Mexico hospital. Taking off from the hospital roof, the helicopter crashed, injuring the pilot and two medics aboard. No patients were aboard at the time. The helicopter lifted off... »

Puma Gearbox Metal Shavings Conflict

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
By George Hatcher

The gearbox is a center of controversy in the investigation of the accident where the Bond Super Puma crashed off Peterhead, killing 16 men including two crew: Capt Paul Burnham, 31, of Methlick, Aberdeenshire, and co-pilot Richard Menzies, 24, of Droitwich Spa, who worked for Bond Offshore Helicopters, KCA Deutag employees Brian Barkley, 30,... »

NTSB ANNOUNCES INVESTIGATIVE HEARING ON ASIANA FLIGHT 214

Friday, October 25, 2013
By George Hatcher
NTSB ANNOUNCES INVESTIGATIVE HEARING ON ASIANA FLIGHT 214

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board is convening a 2-day investigative hearing to discuss the ongoing investigation into the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 and to gather additional factual information. The hearing, which will be held December 10–11, 2013, at the NTSB’s Board Room and Conference Center in Washington, DC, will focus... »

NTSB Launches Go-Team to Investigate UPS Flight 1354 Crash in Alabama

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By George Hatcher
NTSB Launches Go-Team to Investigate UPS Flight 1354 Crash in Alabama

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a full Go-Team to investigate this morning’s crash of a United Parcel Service Airbus A300. The crash occurred while on approach to Runway 18 at Birmingham International Airport in Birmingham, Ala. Senior Aviation Investigator Dan Bower will serve as investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt... »

Air France Flight 447

Thursday, April 4, 2013
By George Hatcher
Air France Flight 447

Air France 447 went down over the Atlantic in 2009. The fly-by-wire A330 incorporates technology that prevents the airplane from entering a stall, but during a complete loss of airspeed information, however, the system reverted to manual control. The final report said said the pilots were “completely surprised” by technical problems experienced at high... »

NTSB Reports on Dreamliner Battery Fire in Boston

Thursday, March 7, 2013
By George Hatcher
NTSB Reports on Dreamliner Battery Fire in Boston

We no longer have to conjecture about the Japan Airlines 787 battery fire in Boston because the National Transportation Safety Board has released an interim factual report with nearly 500 pages of related documentation. A live webcast forum is scheduled for April in Washington to investigate the design, technology and certification lithium-ion batteries. Attached... »

Lithium Ion Batteries Remain a Point of Concern

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
By George Hatcher

Both Airbus and Boeing say the designs for their litium-ion systems are safe, in spite of known risk of flames, explosion, smoke and leakage. Those are some pretty hefty “known” risks. Now ANA says that prior to the fire, it had replaced batteries on its 787 aircraft some 10 times because of low charges.... »

IMPROPER MAINTENANCE LED TO Vegas AIR TOUR HELICOPTER CRASH

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
By George Hatcher

What is it that I’ve always said? Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance. Looks like the NTSB Findings agree with me! See their report below about a helicopter crash in December 7, 2011, that occurred in my home away from home, Las Vegas Nevada. PRELIMINARY REPORT On December 7 at 4:30 Pacific Standard Time, a Eurocopter AS350-B2,... »

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