Hudson River mid-air collision

September 3, 2009 - 1:31pm

The FAA yesterday announced plans to modify the airspace over the Hudson River, in response to the August 8 midair of a Piper PA-32R and Liberty Helicopters Eurocopter AS 350B2 that killed nine. “The New York Airspace Task Force chartered on August 14 developed a comprehensive series of recommendations that we plan to implement as quickly as possible,” said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

August 28, 2009 - 7:19am

New York’s airspace could be changing. The Hudson River VFR corridor came under fresh and vociferous political attack in the wake of the August 8 fatal midair between a Piper PA-32R piston single and a Liberty Helicopters Eurocopter AS 350BA. The accident killed nine.

August 20, 2009 - 7:58am

Following the August 8 fatal midair over the Hudson River VFR corridor between a single-engine Piper Lance and a Liberty Helicopters AStar, the FAA has initiated disciplinary review of the Teterboro tower controller handling the Lance and his supervisor and placed them on administrative leave.

August 19, 2009 - 5:16am

The NTSB has removed the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) as a party in the investigation of the August 8 fatal midair between a Piper Lance and a tour helicopter over New York's Hudson River.

August 11, 2009 - 12:27pm

New York City’s Hudson River VFR corridor came under fresh and vociferous political attack in the wake of Saturday’s fatal midair between a Piper PA-32R and a Liberty Helicopters Eurocopter AS 350B2 that killed nine. At a press conference yesterday, several politicians, led by Rep.

February 20, 2009 - 6:10am

The NTSB member who has served as the board’s on-scene spokesman for the investigation into the February 12 crash of a Colgan Air Q400 outside Buffalo has just announced his resignation from the board, effective at the end of this month.

A Safety Board member since January 3, 2007, Steven Chealander has accepted a position with Airbus in Miami as Airbus Americas vice president of technical training.

February 4, 2009 - 11:26am

NTSB investigators have found bird remains in both engines from the US Airways A320 that ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, according to analysis of the organic material found inside the airplanes’ CFM56-5B turbofans. The Safety Board has sent the material from both engines to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, where it expects further analysis to identify the particular bird species involved. 

December 30, 2008 - 4:41am

Brazil’s Cenipa accident investigation bureau has issued its report on the September 2006 midair over the Amazon, along with an NTSB dissent.

August 12, 2008 - 5:06am

BEECH King Air 200, Strasburg, Colo., Jan. 27, 2001–The NTSB determined the probable cause to be the pilot’s spatial disorientation resulting from his failure to maintain positive manual control of the airplane with the available flight instrumentation. Contributing to the cause of the accident was the loss of aircraft electrical power during IMC.

August 5, 2008 - 11:34am

The East Coast Jets-operated Hawker 800A that crashed Thursday morning at Owatonna (Minn.) Degner Regional Airport, killing all eight on board, briefly touched down on 5,500-foot Runway 30 before the crew decided to abort the landing and attempt a go-around. “The airplane did land and for some reason the flight crew made the decision to take off again,” said NTSB investigator Steven Chealander.