News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports.

Sep 22, 2015 - 8:16 PM
Learjet conducted an “unexpected maneuver,” continuing a left-hand turn with an “excessive bank angle despite the loss of visual contact" with the fighter.
Sep 21, 2015 - 11:44 AM
Twinjet hit trees, crashed and was consumed by an explosion and post-crash fire on Dec. 13, 2013, while returning to land at Atlanta-area Airport.
Sep 14, 2015 - 9:23 AM
Purwin, 53, founded the company that became Helinet in 1987 and was considered one of Hollywood’s top television and film helicopter and fixed-wing pilots.
Sep 12, 2015 - 6:50 PM
The aircraft and its seven passengers are still missing in Senegal.
Sep 10, 2015 - 2:43 PM
Pieces of high-pressure compressor found on runway
Sep 10, 2015 - 11:30 AM
Safety board turns to association as it questions whether procedural noncompliance is systemic.
777 fire
Sep 9, 2015 - 2:42 PM
Full-scale passenger evacuation demonstrations don't seem to match the reality of peoples' behavior in an emergency.
GIV gust lock
Sep 9, 2015 - 12:15 PM
NTSB is issuing a safety alert on pilot compliance and calling on FAA to mandate modification of the gust lock system on Gulfstream GIVs.
Sep 8, 2015 - 11:10 PM
The 777's captain told passengers the fire had been caused by catastrophic engine failure.
Sep 8, 2015 - 8:28 AM
A witness stated that the Sabreliner twinjet and Cessna 172 piston single did not appear to take avoidance actions before colliding.