Category Archives: Latest Aviation News

Accident: Sky Express AT42, Jul 12th 2019, runway excursion on backtrack and roll back

 A Sky Express Avions de Transport Regional ATR-42-500, registration SX-FOR performing flight GQ-405 from Naxos to Athens (Greece) with 46 passengers and 3 crew, was backtracking runway 36 for departure at about 17:20L (14:20Z) when the aircraft went off the paved surface of the runway and came to a stop with the main gear in […]

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FAA Recommends Increased Braking Performance Margins

Recent data indicates that applying a 15 percent safety margin to calculate wet runway stopping distance, as recommended by previous guidance, may be inadequate in certain conditions to prevent a runway excursion, according to a new safety alert for pilots (SAFO 19003). This new alert replaces the guidance in previous SAFO 15009. “Several recent runway-landing […]

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Accident: Jun 27th 2019, Angara AN24 engine failure, veered off runway & collided building

 An Angara Airlines Antonov AN-24, registration RA-47366 performing flight 2G-200 from Ulan-Ude to Nizhneangarsk (Russia) with 43 passengers and 4 crew on board, was on approach to Nizhneangarsk when the left hand engine failed. The aircraft landed on Nizhneangarsk’s runway 22 in the touch down zone at 10:24L (02:24Z) following a stable approach, rolled out […]

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Venezolana B732, uncontained engine failure May 30th 2019

A Venezolana Boeing 737-200, registration YV502T performing flight VNE-1303 from Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) to Caracas (Venezuela) with 79 people on board, was climbing out of Port of Spain when the left hand engine (JT8D) failed emitting a loud bang. The crew stopped the climb and returned to Port of Spain for a […]

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Air safety institute warns about jet fuel contamination

The AOPA Air Safety Institute has issued an ASI Safety Notice calling pilots’ attention to the problem of jet fuel being contaminated with diesel exhaust fluid, which is not approved for use in aircraft and has caused engine failure or significant damage to aircraft engines and fuel systems in several instances. The safety notice posted […]

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Forced landing April 22, out of fuel

Asia Airways AN26 near Khartoum on Apr 22nd 2019, ran out of fuel An Asia Airways Antonov AN-26 freighter, registration EY-322 performing a positioning flight from Djibouti (Djibouti) to Khartoum (Sudan) with 5 crew, ran out of fuel about 40nm short of Khartoum Airport and was forced to land in open terrain. There were no […]

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Commutair E145 2019, hard landing on Mar 4th, gear collapse & runway excursion

Accident: Commutair E145 at Presque Isle on Mar 4th 2019, hard landing, gear collapse and runway excursion A Commutair Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N14171 performing flight CS-4933/UA-4933 from Newark, NJ to Presque Isle, ME (USA) with 28 passengers and 3 crew, was on final approach to Presque Isle’s runway 01 when the […]

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Citation overflies vehicle at 1 metre after take-off without clearance at Reykjavik

CitationJet CJ2 overflies airport vehicle at 1 metre after take-off without clearance at Reykjavik On the morning of January 11th 2018 rain showers were present, the temperature was around freezing point and the runway braking action was poor at Reykjavik Airport (BIRK). It was decided to sand both runways. At 10:04 the controller contacted the […]

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Heavy snow causes business jet to pull a wheelie at Truckee airport

Heavy snow causes business jet to pull a wheelie at Truckee airport More than 16 inches of dense, wet snow that fell Tuesday night on the Truckee Tahoe Airport caused a business jet to pull some on-ground aerobatics on Wednesday morning.  The snow, regionally dubbed “Sierra cement” for its thick, heavy and sticky texture, piled […]

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Crash: Saha B703 at Fath on Jan 14th 2019, landed at wrong airport

Saha B703 at Fath on Jan 14th 2019, landed at wrong airport A Saha Airlines Boeing 707-300 freighter, registration EP-CPP performing a freight flight from Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) to Karaj (Iran) with 16 crew and a cargo of meat, was on approach to Karaj’s Payam Airport’s runway 30 (length 3660 meters/12,000 feet) when the crew descended […]

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