News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports.
Two luminaries lauded for service to business aviation, and six companies take honors for accident-free records at EBACE 2017.
Expert claims bizav pilots now have little experience of high altitude hand flying.
Since the sky and the ocean were almost the same blue color, the pilot had been able to recognize the aircraft's flight attitude only with the clouds.
Bizjets have been involved in six of the last nine incidents in the U.S. where engineered materials arresting systems have safely stopped aircraft.
Both pilots were killed when the twinjet crashed in a warehouse area a quarter mile short of Runway 1 in gusty winds. No one on the ground was injured.
The preliminary report hints at an unsure crew operating in poor weather with suspect data.
Preliminary and factual reports
In the 2016 crash the main rotor separated from the aircraft; the investigation continues.
NTSB found the crew decided to land with tailwinds that exceeded the airplane's operating limitations.
Weather was an unfortunately timely topic, with a weather-related helicopter crash occuring near Rio de Janeiro, just minutes before the meeting.