Accidents

News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports.

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.
Sep 7, 2015 - 4:33 AM
The helicopter spun out of control shortly after lifting off of the TV station's helipad.
Sep 4, 2015 - 11:36 AM
Neither the toe brakes nor emergency braking slowed or stopped the Falcon 2000 from hitting a Falcon 50 and King Air C90.