Airspeed

February 8, 2008 - 10:59am

Cessna 560 Citation V, Carlsbad, Calif., Jan. 24, 2006–The NTSB attributed the fatal Citation V accident to the captain’s delayed decision to execute a go-around during the landing roll. Factors were his improper decision to land with a tailwind, excessive airspeed on final and his failure to touch down at the proper point.

February 8, 2008 - 10:59am

Cessna 560 Citation V, Carlsbad, Calif., Jan. 24, 2006–The NTSB attributed the fatal Citation V accident to the captain’s delayed decision to execute a go-around during the landing roll. Factors were his improper decision to land with a tailwind, excessive airspeed on final and his failure to touch down at the proper point.

February 8, 2008 - 10:51am

Cessna Citation 650, Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 27, 2007–Citation N697MC came in “low and slow” on approach to Atlantic City International Airport and landed hard, substantially damaging the jet. The captain told the copilot to increase power, but the copilot “seemed confused” about different airspeed readings on the right- and left-side panel displays.

February 8, 2008 - 10:51am

Cessna Citation 650, Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 27, 2007–Citation N697MC came in “low and slow” on approach to Atlantic City International Airport and landed hard, substantially damaging the jet. The captain told the copilot to increase power, but the copilot “seemed confused” about different airspeed readings on the right- and left-side panel displays.

December 19, 2007 - 12:08pm

MITSUBISHI MU-2B-35, CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO, APRIL 15, 2002–Experiencing a loss of control while orbiting, Mitsubishi N45BS crashed into an automobile service facility near Carolina, Puerto Rico, at 3:03 p.m. IMC prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the Part 91 positioning flight from Rohlsen Airport (TISX), St. Croix, Virgin Islands, to Marin Airport (TJSJ), San Juan, Puerto Rico.

November 5, 2007 - 8:56am

Chelton Flight Systems’ air data and attitude heading reference system (ADAHRS) has been added as an approved sensor on the FlightLogic EFIS supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Bell 206 and 407. Chelton’s ADAHRS is designed for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. The system interprets information from the pitot-static system and an outside air temperature probe to generate altitude, vertical speed, airspeed and air temperature.

November 2, 2007 - 11:24am

A proposed AD would mandate replacing the pitot probes on nearly 160 U.S.-registered Hawker 800XPs because of reports that they have frozen above FL290, causing erroneous airspeed indications. New probes and their installation would cost about $14,500 per airplane, according to the FAA. Replacement would be required at the next 24-month inspection after the compliance date of the directive. Comments on the proposal are due by November 28.

October 12, 2007 - 7:20am

Researchers at the University of West Florida’s Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola are developing a symbol-based, flight-deck display that is capable of providing an instantaneous presentation of an aircraft’s flight situation to the pilot. Named Oz, the surprisingly intuitive concept is seen as applicable to all fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, large and small, civil and military.

October 10, 2007 - 11:13am

LEARJET 25B, DEL RIO, TEXAS, SEPT. 19, 2003–Learjet 25B N666TW was destroyed when it overran the departure end of Runway 13 while landing at the Del Rio International Airport (DRT). The ATP-rated captain was killed, and the first officer was seriously injured. VMC prevailed for the Part 91 repositioning flight. The airplane was being operated by Ameristar Jet Charter, of Dallas, a Part 135 on-demand air taxi cargo operator.

October 9, 2007 - 11:59am

The Sino Swearingen SJ30-2 that crashed in a remote area of Texas on the morning of April 26 was on the second in a series of flights to complete flutter certification before it suddenly rolled and went into an uncontrolled descent into the ground. Company test pilot Carroll Beeler, 59, was killed in the accident. No one else was aboard.

 
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