Testimony

CVR FDR NOT a Flight of Imagination

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
By George Hatcher

Read in Portuguese In the continuing pursuit of the unvarnished reality behind Air France Flight 447, it does not matter why “Le Figaro” posted rumors and factoids in lieu of truth after the BEA reported that the complete data (flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder) was successfully recovered in Paris. It does not... »

Actions Needed To Meet FAA’s Long-Term Goals for NextGen

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By George Hatcher
Actions Needed To Meet FAA’s Long-Term Goals for NextGen

On February 16, 2011, the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation testified before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to develop and transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The Inspector General noted significant challenges FAA faces in achieving its long-term goals... »

Statement of J. Randolph Babbitt, Administrator Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, on Reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration Programs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
By George Hatcher

Chairman Petri, Congressman Costello, Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the need to pass comprehensive reauthorization legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) programs. Before I begin my statement, I would like to acknowledge the many changes that have occurred to this Committee and... »

Pilot Fatigue

Thursday, September 16, 2010
By George Hatcher

Statement of Peggy Gilligan, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Before the House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation on Pilot Fatigue Chairman Costello, Congressman Petri, Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for inviting me to appear before you this morning to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to mitigate... »

Testimony: Colgan Air

Thursday, February 25, 2010
By George Hatcher

Statement of Peggy Gilligan, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security on Aviation Safety: One Year After The Crash of Flight 3407 Chairman Dorgan, Senator DeMint, Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for inviting me here today to provide you... »

Testimony: Icing

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
By George Hatcher

Statement of John Hickey, Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Before the House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation on Aircraft Icing Chairman Costello, Ranking Member Petri, Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the challenges icing conditions pose to flight operations and the... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • News about plane crash in Rostov-on-Don not true
    MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. Russia's Emergencies Ministry has rejected media reports that a passenger plane disappeared from radars at the airport near Rostov-on-Don, the ministry's southern regional branch told TASS on Saturday. "The information is not true," they said. A source at Platov Airport ...
  • People gather in Moscow to light candles for plane crash victims
    (12 Feb 2018) People gathered outside the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow on Monday night, to pay their respects to the 71 people killed in Sunday's plane crash. The An-148 regional jet, bound for Orsk in the southern Urals, crashed several minutes after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo ...
  • Nehru promoted Netaji crash theory without conclusive evidence
    It has been observed that Nehru, right from the beginning, tried to suppress facts on Netaji's disappearance and promoted the plane crash theory without any conclusive evidence to establish the same. If we accept Ashis Ray's contention that the Netaji mystery could not be solved as relationship ...
  • Death in crash is the only consistent story about Netaji's demise
    “As evidence became available from the mid-1950s, the only consistent story about Netaji's demise remains his death in a plane crash on 18 August 1945. For me personally, this fact was brought home most strikingly when I had the opportunity to be present during the interview of one of the survivors of ...
  • Commentary: Russian general plots our cyber downfall
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, third left, observes a minute of silence with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) head Alexander Bortnikov, third right, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second right, and others before a meeting on Russian plane crash in Egypt, at Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, ...
  • 13 dead in Mexico plane crash near earthquake epicentre
    Mexico City [Mexico], Feb 17 (ANI): As many as 13 persons have been killed after a helicopter carrying officials, assessing the damage caused by a powerful earthquake, crashed in southern Mexico. Mexican state">state Oaxaca's attorney general's office said that 12 people were killed at the scene and ...
  • Candlelit vigil in Moscow in memory of plane crash dead
    (12 Feb 2018) A candle-lit vigil was held outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral on Monday evening for victims of Sunday's plane crash. The An-148 twi...
  • Lebanon's Al Bustan festival launches 25th edition with sense of 'mission accomplished'
    She won the seat previously held by her father, who died in a plane crash in the Mediterranean off Beirut in a heavy storm. Bustani, who had two small children, quickly determined she had no desire for a political life and stepped down after a year. With the outbreak of war in 1975, Bustani looked […]
  • Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today
    Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today Such was the case with the elusive Flight 870 from Italy, which crashed for reasons that still have not been determined. The mystery surrounding it continues to perplex not just surviving friends and family of those who ...
  • I Love to Read
    Captain Hiebert was killed in a plane crash in 1993 in northern Ontario. Shirley's career has been in health care, much of it in remote northern communities as a nurse practitioner and researcher. Her PhD research was done in collaboration with First Nations. Her newly released The Captain's Widow ...

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