Pinnacle Airlines Flight
Reports about the 2009 Air France Flight 447 accident released last summer by the French safety board (BEA) said the three experienced Airbus A330 pilots were unable to recognize they were operating at a too high angle of attack to sustain flight.
The crash of a Premier IA jet at the EAA AirVenture show this summer after an unstabilized approach has helped to reignite the debate over the efficacy of single-pilot turbine aircraft operations by non-professional pilots.
The pilots of the UPS Boeing 747-400 cargo airplane that crashed on September 3 reported smoke in the cockpit as they tried to return to Dubai International Airport, according to a preliminary report issued by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Sunday.
The splashdown of US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009, engendered a number of recommendations from the NTSB, aimed mostly at Part 121 operators and, by default, also at Part 91K fractional and 135 charter operators.
The FAA has revoked the licenses of two Northwest Airlines pilots who overflew their destination airport by 150 miles on October 21 while operating Flight 188 from San Diego to Minneapolis (MSP). The emergency revocations cite violations of a number of Federal Aviation Regulations, including failure to comply with air traffic control instructions and clearances and operating carelessly and recklessly.
The pilots of the Northwest Airlines Flight 188 that overflew Minneapolis on October 21 told NTSB investigators that a distraction in the cockpit of their Airbus A320 led to the incident, not a “heated discussion,” as reported by the Safety Board last Thursday.
Two veteran American Airlines pilots, who in the words of the NTSB were “not having a good day,” nevertheless used “some exceptional stick-and-rudder skills” to get their crippled MD-82 safely back to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) after experiencing an in-flight engine fire during the airliner’s departure climb on Sept. 28, 2007.
An unapproved and improper procedure used by mechanics to manually start the left engine on an American Airlines jetliner on Sept. 28, 2007, probably caused a fire that forced an emergency landing, the NTSB determined today.
The NTSB said today that a Pinnacle Airlines CRJ200 overran the end of a runway in Traverse City, Mich., last year because the pilots elected to land in snow without performing the required landing-distance calculations.