Accidents

News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports.

May 16, 2017, 5:06 PM

Pilots in CL604 Upset Use Clouds for Attitude Recovery

Since the sky and the ocean were almost the same blue color, the pilot had been able to recognize the aircraft's flight attitude only with the clouds.

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Sep 28, 2015 - 9:24 AM
Of the 10 people aboard, three passengers died and the ATP-rated pilot and four passengers sustained serious injuries
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.