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NAM Air Plane Returns to Indonesia after Engine Shut Down

By George Hatcher

NAM Air flight IN-750 had to return and make an emergency landing at Nabire Airport, Papua, Indonesia, on July 20th. The Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A flying to Biak, Indonesia, had to return because the crew had to shut one of its engines down. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article... »

Tam, a Letter of Remembrance

By George Hatcher

Dear Tam Families, On this day, 7/17/17, I just reread the transcript of TAM flight JJ-3054. I never knew those people aboard that plane, but I knew their families. I remember the families of these lost passengers. I remember your heartbreak and your loss. Ten years have passed. I hope you have had ten... »

$290.6 Million in Infrastructure Grants

By George Hatcher

U.S. DOT Announces $290.6 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 105 Airports WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the FAA is awarding $ 290.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to 105 airports. The airport grant program funds airport infrastructure projects, runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and markings. “AIP grants will allow airports... »

FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement

By George Hatcher

FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement SINGAPORE—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a milestone Maintenance Agreement Guidance (MAG) yesterday with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The agreement allows for mutual surveillance conducted on certified repair stations located abroad for each of the agreement partners. It provides guidance for the implementation of... »

Marine Corps Crash Kills 16. Total Loss

By George Hatcher

A Marine Corps C-130 departed from the Mid-South Base in Millington, Tennessee and crashed in Mississippi in Leflore County in Itta Bena just off Highway 82 in a soybean field. Reports say the plane exploded in mid-air. Bodies were found more than a mile from the crash site. The debris field covered a radius... »

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.... »

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  • Bus heading for Louisville involved in fatal crash leaving 3 dead https://t.co/jNa9veajov via @courierjournal
    about 10 hours ago
  • Tom Cruise's American Made In Legal Trouble Over Plane Crash Deaths https://t.co/mc8orF4AGy
    about 20 hours ago
  • 11 dead, 9 injured in China road crash involving bus and lorry https://t.co/rfUFp8Ze87 via @IBTimesSG
    about 20 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety Fumes aboard Alaska Airlines 737 Seattle-Boston. flight crew declared emergency due to air quality. https://t.co/hiZ6qge5yk
    about 1 day ago
  • #Aviationsafety Tri-M.G Boeing 737 freight flight suffers runway excursion on landing at Wamena Indonesia https://t.co/bGWt1FtGfJ
    about 1 day ago