Sikorsky S-76C, New York, June 17, 2005– Corporate Aviation Services’ S-76 was substantially damaged when it crashed into the East River after taking off from the 34th Street Metroport in Manhattan. The 11,470-hour ATP-rated pilot was seriously injured.
Cessna 208B Caravan, Clarendon, Texas, June 7, 2005–An “unusual whining/hissing noise” alerted the pilot of Caravan N9505B to problems with the flight, which was at 6,000 feet on a climb to cruise altitude.
Bombardier CL-600-2B19, Los Angeles, June 12, 2005–The Skywest Airlines airplane, operating as United Express Flight 6543, touched down at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with the nosegear partially extended. No one was injured.
The 2004 American Jobs Creation Act could have entirely the opposite effect on business aviation due to an “overreaching” IRS interpretation that’s causing many companies to reconsider their corporate aircraft use.
The FAA has rejected all four proposals the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) made to limit traffic at Teterboro Airport (TEB). Anthony Coscia, PANYNJ chairman, made the recommendations at a hearing of the senate legislative oversight committee on June 20.
The Inspector General (IG) of the Transportation Department has found that managers at the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Tracon systematically covered up operational errors for seven years, thereby jeopardizing air traffic safety.
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