Recap

MH17: Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 Still Unresolved

Sunday, July 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
MH17: Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 Still Unresolved

Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 (Flight MH17) was a passenger flight that flew over a war torn region and was shot down by a Buk surface-to-air missile system in the East Ukraine. The plane was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, and its destruction killed the 298 people aboard. What remained of that plane... »

Homeowner Survived Plane Crashing into Her Home

Thursday, November 29, 2012
By George Hatcher
Homeowner Survived Plane Crashing into Her Home

What: Superior Pallet Co. Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six Where: Jackson, Miss When: Nov 13, 2012, 5:00pm Who: 3 fatalities, 1 injured Why: Three people aboard the Piper that crashed in Jackson Mississippi died at the scene. When the plane struck their house, everything Loretta and Roosevelt Jamison owned, including two pets, went up in... »

Revisiting Ethiopia Flight 409

Saturday, March 26, 2011
By George Hatcher
Revisiting Ethiopia Flight 409

We’ve been studying Ethiopia Flight 409 for a while, and now that the official investigation Progress Report is out, we have looked at it with quite some interest. The 28 page report is attached as a pdf at the end of this editorial, so if you haven’t seen it yet, we have it handy–... »

Boeing Analyzes the Numbers Game

Saturday, May 29, 2010
By George Hatcher

Commercial Aviation Accident Summary 1959-2008 582 Fatal accidents (36% of total) 1048 non-fatal accidents 1999-2008 91 fatal accidents (25% of total) 279 non-fatal accidents (75% of total) 57% of all aviation accidents occur while cruising 24% of accidents take place because of technical or human error while landing 12% of accidents take place on... »

CAPTAIN’S INAPPROPRIATE ACTIONS LED TO CRASH OF FLIGHT 3407 IN CLARENCE CENTER, NEW YORK, NTSB SAYS

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
By George Hatcher

NTSB PRESS RELEASE National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2010 SB-10-02 CAPTAIN’S INAPPROPRIATE ACTIONS LED TO CRASH OF FLIGHT 3407 IN CLARENCE CENTER, NEW YORK, NTSB SAYS The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the captain of Colgan Air flight 3407 inappropriately responded to the activation of the... »

Ethiopian Crash Update

Monday, January 25, 2010
By George Hatcher

The wife to the French ambassador to Lebanon is confirmed to have been aboard Ethiopian Flight 409 that took off from Beirut and crashed within minutes in the Mediterranean sea. This BBC news report says 92 were aboard. Other sources claim 90. Reference in this video is made to people being pulled from the... »

Comair Crash: Kentucky 2006-Findings

Monday, December 21, 2009
By George Hatcher
Comair Crash: Kentucky 2006-Findings

Lexington: U.S. District Judge Karl Forester ruled that two pilots who took off on the wrong runway were negligent in the August 2006 Comair crash. A jury is deciding if punitive damages will apply. On August 27, 2006, about 0606:35 eastern daylight time, Comair flight 5191, a Bombardier CL-600-2B19, N431CA, crashed during takeoff from... »

Air Traffic Controllers Audio Released

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
By George Hatcher

Embedded video from CNN Video 4 Marine Corps officers have lost their jobs. 9 individuals are being disciplined. The audio is damning, but who does it damn? What: F/A-18 Military Jet from the carrier Abraham Lincoln landing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramir Where: San Diego neighborhood When: DEC 8 Who: the pilot, who... »

Tallahassee: Update on Plane Cockpit Fire

Tuesday, March 3, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: Delta Connection carrier Canadian Regional Jet 200 Flight 5563 Registration 830AS Destination Atlanta Where: Tallahassee Regional Airport When: 02/28/2009 Who: 47 passengers Why: At the Tallahassee Regional airport at the gate, the pilot reported a fire in the cockpit. Delta Cockpit Fire Download article as PDF »

Update: Turkish Boeing Crash at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

Monday, March 2, 2009
By George Hatcher
Update: Turkish Boeing Crash at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

Minutes before the Turkish Airlines Boeing crashed at at 10:26 am, a Northwest Airlines Boeing 757 landed, leaving behind a trail of “wake turbulence.” Just as a speedboat moving in water leaves a dramatic ripple of water, a jet leaves a deadly invisible “wake” behind. If this is indeed what happened to the Turkish... »

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  • Cathay Dragon Flight Returns to Hong Kong due to Landing Gear Issue https://t.co/2cz7Qjrkpr
    about 6 hours ago
  • Bird-Hit Air India Flight Makes Safe Landing in Kolkata https://t.co/ntY2zK9sJ1
    about 6 hours ago
  • Scandinavian Airlines Plane Rejects Takeoff from Kirkenes, Norway https://t.co/GixLxTlgd1
    about 6 hours ago
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Landing Gear Problem https://t.co/bQ6JhTCNqM
    about 6 hours ago
  • Night Sky https://t.co/31lYfea3nK
    about 14 hours ago