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Automated Cockpit Props up Undertrained Pilots

By George Hatcher

The Asiana investigation continues. Back in July, the pilot who was insecure about making a visual approach in a 777 crashed at San Francisco International Airport on a visual approach in Asiana Flight 214’s Boeing 777. Specifically, he told NTSB investigators “it was very difficult to perform a visual approach with a heavy airplane.”... »

Spanair JK5022: Final Report

By George Hatcher

Update What: Spanair Flight JK5022, a 15-year-old MD-82 jet en route to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Where: Madrid airport Terminal Four When: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 2:45pm Who: Carrying 166 passengers and nine crew, at the time of this writing, the number of fatalities had mounted to 154 people. Why: The jet... »

Pilot Error Down

By George Hatcher

Blame it on better training. Blame what? The good news that mishaps due to pilots’ poor decision-making declined 71 percent 1983 and 2002. Thanks to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for doing the research that says that though the overall rate of airline accidents remained stable during that period, the proportion of... »

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    about 9 hours ago
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    about 19 hours ago
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    about 19 hours ago
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    about 19 hours ago