Aloha Airlines Flight 243

August 2, 2013 - 1:45am
Mimi Tompkins, a 767-300ER first officer with Hawaiian Airlines

“From tragedy we draw knowledge to improve safety for all.” That’s the NTSB mission. And that’s what Kevin Armstrong, trainer at Aircare Assistance, and Mimi Tompkins, a 767-300ER first officer with Hawaiian Airlines, wanted to talk about at the NBAA Flight Attendants and Technicians Conference.

April 4, 2011 - 1:30pm

The FAA plans to issue an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) tomorrow that will require operators of specific early Boeing 737 models to conduct initial and repetitive electromagnetic inspections for fatigue damage, the agency announced this afternoon.

April 4, 2011 - 10:29am

Boeing plans to issue a Service Bulletin to describe inspection techniques for Boeing 737s similar to the Southwest Airlines 737-300 whose fuselage skin ruptured while on a scheduled flight from Phoenix to Sacramento on April 1. Flight 812 diverted to Yuma, Ariz., for an emergency landing at 5:07 p.m. after a hole developed in the top of fuselage.

April 2, 2011 - 11:00am

Southwest Airlines has grounded 79 (not 81 as was previously reported) of its Boeing 737s as it began working with Boeing and the NTSB to determine the cause of a “depressurization event” during a flight from Phoenix to Sacramento on Friday afternoon. The airplane diverted to Yuma, Ariz., for an emergency landing at 5:07 p.m. local time after a hole developed in the top of fuselage.

 
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