Category Archives: Latest Aviation News

Accident: Caspian MD83 at Mahshahr on Jan 27th 2020, overran runway on landing

 A Caspian Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83, registration EP-CPZ performing flight IV-6936 from Tehran Mehrabad to Mahshahr (Iran) with 144 people on board, landed on Mahshar’s runway 13 (landing distance available 2695 meters/8840 feet) at about 07:50L (04:20Z) but overran the end of the runway, broke through the airport perimeter fence and came to a stop […]

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Avianca A319, upset injures 8, on Jan 23rd 2020

An Avianca Costa Rica Airbus A319-100, registration N703AV performing flight LR-693 from San Jose (Costa Rica) to Bogota (Colombia) with 108 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 150nm southeast of Panama City (Panama) when the crew decided to divert to Panama City due to an upset causing injuries on board and a […]

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WestJet Q400 damaged by sharp de-rotation at Edmonton

Investigators have determined that a WestJet Encore Bombardier Q400 suffered damage at Edmonton after de-rotating sharply during a high-speed landing. The Q400 – arriving from Fort McMurray on 19 July last year – had been approaching Edmonton’s runway 12 with storms in the vicinity of the airport. Its captain opted for a high approach speed […]

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Envoy E145 at Chicago on Nov 11th, runway excursion on landing

An Envoy Embraer ERJ-145, registration N619AE performing flight AA-4125 from Greensboro,NC to Chicago O’Hare,IL (USA) with 38 passengers and 3 crew, landed on O’Hare’s runway 10L at 07:40L (13:40Z). The tower had reported medium braking action and 4000 feet RVR, when the aircraft skidded left off the runway, skidded sideways further yawing to the left […]

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What health systems can learn from aviation

Crew resource management, an aviation strategy that can be adapted to healthcare settings, helps reduce adverse events and results in cost savings, according to a study published in American Journal of Medical Quality. Crew resource management is a process first used by airplane crew members to spot safety threats, come up with a plan to […]

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Saab 2000 – Runway Excursion (Alaska) Thursday 17 October 2019

A Saab 2000, registered N686PA, was substantially damaged when it experienced a runway excursion after landing at Unalaska Airport, Dutch Harbour, Alaska. There were no reported “major” injures to the occupants onboard.  https://aviation-safety.net/

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Airbus A220 PW1500G engine failures prompt inspection AD

27 September 2019 The FAA issued an airworthiness directive (AD), requiring initial and repetitive inspections on certain Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engines following two recent incidents. The first inflight shutdown occurred on July 25, 2019 and the second occurred on September 16, 2019. In both cases, the aircraft involved was a Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A220-300 with Pratt […]

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Fuel contamination caused two emergency landings, one with two failed engines.

Fuel contaminated with diesel exhaust fluid forced two air ambulances to make emergency landings in May. Both aircraft have been declared total losses. On May 9, both twinjets departed Air Trek’s Punta Gorda base and flew to Naples, Florida, where medical technicians, patients, and patients’ family members boarded. AOPA reported that one Citation was headed […]

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B738 at Moscow overran runway on take-off, August 5th, 2019

A S7 Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration VQ-BKV performing flight S7-263 from Moscow Domodedovo (Russia) to Simferopol (Ukraine), departed Domodedovo’s runway 32L but overran the end of the runway before the aircraft became airborne. The aircraft continued the flight for a landing on Simferopol’s runway 19 without further incident about 2:10 hours after departure. A later […]

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A321neo has a fault that could cause the nose to pitch up

Operators of the Airbus A321neo have been issued with an airworthiness directive by the European Aviation and Space Agency (EASA) alerting it to a problem that could cause the nose to pitch up. According to EASA Airworthiness Directive 2019-0171, the behaviour of the Elevator Aileron Computer unit installed on A321neo can cause ‘excessive pitch attitude’ that could […]

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