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NTSB reports on Clear Air Turbulence

Saturday, February 25, 2017
By George Hatcher
NTSB reports on Clear Air Turbulence

Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of UNITED AIR LINES INC Accident occurred Friday, February 19, 2010 in Anchorage, AK Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/23/2017 Aircraft: BOEING 747, registration: N173UA Injuries: 1 Serious, 25 Minor, 236 Uninjured. NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal... »

Mozambique Plane Crash Final Report

Friday, April 15, 2016
By George Hatcher
Mozambique Plane Crash Final Report

On Jan 9th 2014 Namibia’s Accident Investigation Commission released the preliminary report of the LAM E190 crash over Botswana/Namibia on Nov 29th 2013. The conclusion at that time was that the captain intentionally crashed the aircraft. On November 29, 2013, there were 28 passengers and 6 crew aboard the Embraer ERJ-190 flown by LAM... »

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... »

#Malaysia Airlines Confidential report of MH17 handed over to Australians in June

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By George Hatcher
#Malaysia Airlines Confidential report of MH17 handed over to Australians in June

Details from the confidential MH17 report that was handed over to Australian experts on June 2nd have not been revealed. The report questions if the flight path should have routed the passenger jet over a known war zone. The report is based on conclusions drawn by experts from Australia, Malaysia, the Ukraine, the US,... »

BEA on SwiftAir Air Algeria (Burkina Faso to Algiers) Crash July 2014

Thursday, April 2, 2015
By George Hatcher

Accident 24 July 2014 in Gossi, Mali to the MD-83 registered EC-LTV operated by Swiftair S.A. Press release from the BEA and the Commission d’Enquêtes Accidents et Incidents de l’Aviation civile (Mali) Following the publication of the Interim Report on 20 September 2014 in Bamako (Mali), investigative work has continued, based on the analysis... »

Santa Tracker 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
By George Hatcher
Santa Tracker 2014

Kids can call 877-HI-NORAD or email noradtrackssanta@outlook.com on Christmas Eve. A volunteer checks a big-screen computer monitor and passes along Santa’s location. Updates are posted at noradsanta.org, facebook.com/noradsanta and twitter.com/NoradSanta. The volunteers will keep answering questions through 3 a.m. MST on Christmas Day. Download article as PDF »

View the full Preliminary report: Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200

Friday, September 12, 2014
By George Hatcher
View the full Preliminary report: Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200

Preliminary report: Crash involving Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17 Hrabove, Ukraine 17 July 2014 The Hague, September 2014 The reports issued by the Dutch Safety Board are open to the public. Download article as PDF »

News You Didn’t Hear in February: Pilots Arm Detaches Leading to Hard Landing

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
By George Hatcher

The carrier is Flybe. The aircraft was on a scheduled commercial air transport flight from Birmingham to Belfast City, with the commander, in the left flight deck seat, as pilot flying. It was night, and although there was no low cloud affecting the airport, the wind at Belfast was a strong west?south-westerly, gusting up... »

Alert: Prevent Aerodynamic Stalls at Low Altitude

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
By George Hatcher
Alert: Prevent Aerodynamic Stalls at Low Altitude

timely recognition and appropriate response Download article as PDF »

Alert: Reduced Visual References Require Vigilance

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
By George Hatcher
Alert: Reduced Visual References Require Vigilance

pilot safety first, vigilance Download article as PDF »

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