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What Is Sauce for the Goose is Sauce for the Gander

By George Hatcher

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva flies with a smart crew. They know it’s too dangerous, so the jet he’s on is not allowed to fly with one of its reverse thrusters deactivated. If it is not safe enough for him, why doesn’t the safety regulation apply to commercial flights such as the... »

Brazil Seizes Flight Control Data

By George Hatcher

According to the Tam Airlines transcript, the pilots panicked, crying “Oh my God!, Oh my God!” as they tried to slow down the jetliner which landed with inoperable spoilers and a thrust reverser. “Come on! Come on! Turn, turn, turn, turn!” cried the co-pilot moments before a final utterance, “Oh no!,” was heard. The... »

Brazil’s Defense Minister Ousted

By George Hatcher

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva fired his defense minister heeding calls for the removal of top aviation officials after nearly 200 people were killed last week. Waldir Pires was forced out as defense minister. Nelson Jobim, a retired Supreme Court judge and former justice minister with close ties to Lula, replaced Pires. Lula,... »

Prosecutors calling for closure of Sao Paulo airport

By George Hatcher

Brazilian prosecutors call for the immediate closure of Sao Paulo’s airport today after the country’s worst air disaster in its history. Governor Jose Serra declared that the volume of air traffic at Congonhas must to be drastically. A plane belonging to Brazil’s TAM airlinehit a nearby warehouse and exploded, killing 186 people on board... »

RSS Plane Crash News


  • Air Consumer.gov
  • AirCrashConsultants
  • Airfleets
  • Airliners.net
  • AOPA
  • Bird Strike Database
  • Bird Strike Database Query
  • EASA
  • FAA
  • Find A Pilot
  • Frixo
  • IATA
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Montreal Convention MC99 English
  • Nasa
  • NOAA
  • NTSB
  • RITA
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel
August 2018
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  • Frontier Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Raleigh–Durham International Airport https://t.co/6U3Wjq14yI
    about 8 hours ago
  • Virgin Atlantic Flight Diverts to Shannon Airport due to Cargo Smoke Indication https://t.co/JA5PpghhJV
    about 8 hours ago
  • American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Charlotte https://t.co/bpjWKqc53b
    about 8 hours ago
  • Air Wisconsin Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Tri-Cities Airport https://t.co/f9Qe7uhKHi
    about 8 hours ago
  • Ecuador: 24 Killed, 22 Injured in Tourist Bus Crash via @indiacom https://t.co/T61Dyrre58
    about 18 hours ago