Aviation accidents and incidents

February 17, 2014 - 1:54pm

The investigation into the EC135 fatal crash on November 29 in Glasgow, Scotland, is struggling to find any specific cause or telltale evidence. The investigators have determined that both of the helicopter’s engines flamed out, according to a special bulletin the Air Accidents Investigation Branch published on Friday. They now still have to understand why this happened with a functional fuel system and 25 gallons of fuel in the tanks.

February 10, 2014 - 1:38pm

Eyewitness Animations creates video representations of aircraft accidents based on recovered data. The goal is to present something close to what an eyewitness would have seen at the time. Aircraft accident animations offer investigators a chance to understand the dynamics of an accident or incident and determine whether a person or a product failed somewhere along the way. Company president Jack Suchocki, a former Eastern Airlines pilot, coined the term “forensic animation” to explain what his company does.

February 10, 2014 - 1:17pm

The NTSB is investigating the February 3 crash of a Twin Commander 690 that narrowly missed hitting the YMCA building in Bellevue, Tenn., 15 miles southwest of Nashville. The aircraft was reportedly making its second attempt to land at nearby John Tune Airport. Four people died in the accident.

February 1, 2014 - 3:05am

Preliminary Accident: Premier I Crashes near Atlanta

January 20, 2014 - 1:55pm

U.S.-registered business jets experienced significantly fewer total accidents and fatalities last year versus 2012, but the number of fatalities in U.S. business turboprop accidents more than tripled year over year, according to preliminary statistics gathered by AIN.

January 9, 2014 - 2:40pm

U.S.-registered business jets experienced significantly fewer total accidents and fatalities last year versus 2012, but the number of fatalities in U.S. business turboprop accidents more than tripled year-over-year.

December 23, 2013 - 2:35pm

One man and his team think they may have an answer to the problem of over-reliance on automation by pilots who are insufficiently trained to handle an aircraft when the technology falters.

December 23, 2013 - 2:10pm

An investigation is under way into the December 17 crash of a Premier I business jet shortly after takeoff from Atlanta Fulton County Airport. The crew told ATC they had a problem and were returning to the airport when, during the turn to final approach, the aircraft crashed, killing the two people aboard.

December 19, 2013 - 2:45pm

The American pilots of the Embraer Legacy 600 who the Brazilian courts found negligent in the 2006 Amazon midair that killed all 154 aboard a Boeing 737 had their sentences cut by the Superior Tribunal of Justice (STJ), Brazil’s second-highest court.

December 16, 2013 - 3:15pm

During hearings on December 11, National Transportation Safety Board officials described the final approach sequence of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6. The Boeing 777 was cleared for a visual approach to Runway 28 Left where, as per a Notam, the glideslope was inactive.

 
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