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Egyptair Flight MS804 Almost A Year Later

By George Hatcher

Egyptair Flight MS804 (AKA EgyptAir Flight 804) was a Paris to Cairo flight that ended in the Mediterranean on May 19, 2016. Sixty-six people lost their lives: three security crew, fifty-six passengers, seven crew. Egyptian authorities published a progress report on 28/06/16 that the BEA repaired the recorders. On 17/06 that the Technical Investigation... »

Germanwings Flight 9525. Remember.

By George Hatcher

Everyone aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 passed away on March 24, 2015. One hundred fifty fatalities, from infant to senior. Passed away is a soft euphemism, not adequately reflecting the chasm left in those who were left behind. But the memory of those who were lost remains. If nothing else, the memory is an inheritance,... »

FAA Aviation Safety Rating for Kenya

By George Hatcher

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has announced that Kenya complies with international safety standards. Kenya has been granted a Category 1 rating under the International Aviation Safety Assessment program. Kenya’s civil aviation authority meets International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. With a Category 1 rating, Kenyan air carriers can secure FAA... »

NTSB reports on Clear Air Turbulence

By George Hatcher

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... »

Eastern Airways Flight Rejects Take Off From Isle of Man

By George Hatcher

Eastern Airways flight BA-3287 had to reject take off from Isle of Man, on February 17th. The plane was accelerating to take off for London City Airport, United Kingdom, when the crew rejected take off due to an engine failure. The plane safely returned to the apron. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.... »

S7 Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Brakes Problem

By George Hatcher

S7 Airlines flight S7-1148 made an emergency landing in Moscow, Russia, on February 6th. The Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Krasnodar, Russia, was on final approach to Moscow when the crew reported a brakes problem and went around. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

By George Hatcher

WASHINGTON–The Federal Aviation Administration and Santa Monica, California agreed on the future of Santa Monica Airport.The city agrees to maintain continuous and stable operation of the airport until December 31, 2028. After that date, Santa Monica has the right to close the airport.Santa Monica can shorten the airport’s single runway from 4,973 to 3,500... »

Small Plane Crashed at Capitol Airport; WI

By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed while taking off from Capitol Airport in Brookfield, Wisconsin, on January 4th. The plane went down when the pilot, his wife, and their infant son were traveling to Virginia. The pilot and his wife were injured in the crash. They were taken to Froedtert Hospital. The baby remained unharmed but... »

SpiceJet Plane Rejects Take Off After Bird Strike

By George Hatcher

SpiceJet flight SG-182 rejected take off from Pune, Maharashtra, India, on August 23rd. The Boeing 737-800 plane was accelerating to take off for Delhi when a bird hit it, prompting the crew to reject the take off. The plane safely returned to the apron. All 183 passengers and 6 crew members remained safe. Download... »

EgyptAir: Wreckage, Blackboxes located by “John Lethbridge”

By George Hatcher

The Egyptair Airbus A320 known as flight MS-804 that departed May 18th from Charles de Gaulle airport and disappeared over the Mediterranean in Egyptian airspace apparently has been found. Jun 15th 2016 Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority reported that the “John Lethbridge” identified A320 wreckage locations. Currently the area in question is being mapped, part... »

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