News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports.
Preliminary and final accident reports, March 2021
In the wake of the Kobe Bryant crash report, NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt is pressing for more IFR helicopter operations.
The crash that killed Kobe Bryant could have been avoided if the pilot just decided to land the helicopter instead of continuing the flight.
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has developed a list of recommended practices focusing on spatial disorientation.
U.S. Helicopter Safety Team releases video on the perils of flying VFR into IMC.
The left engine of the doomed Sriwijaya Air 737-500 lost thrust while the right thrust levers remained static before a 45 degree roll to the left.
Pilot, operator faulted by NTSB in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash.
An Airbus BK117 C2 crashed after the pilot shut down the No. 1 engine after the No. 2 engine began to fail.
Preliminary and final accident reports, February 2021
Approval of the 737 Max by EASA follows clearance by U.S., Canadian, and Brazilian aviation authorities.