Accidents

News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports.

Mar 1, 2021 - 8:30 AM
Preliminary and final accident reports, March 2021
Robert Sumwalt
Mar 1, 2021 - 8:00 AM
In the wake of the Kobe Bryant crash report, NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt is pressing for more IFR helicopter operations.
Feb 26, 2021 - 12:14 PM
The crash that killed Kobe Bryant could have been avoided if the pilot just decided to land the helicopter instead of continuing the flight.
Feb 17, 2021 - 10:40 AM
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has developed a list of recommended practices focusing on spatial disorientation.
USHST video
Feb 11, 2021 - 10:56 AM
U.S. Helicopter Safety Team releases video on the perils of flying VFR into IMC.
Feb 10, 2021 - 12:25 PM
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.
Feb 9, 2021 - 2:39 PM
Pilot, operator faulted by NTSB in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash.
Feb 2, 2021 - 5:05 PM
An Airbus BK117 C2 crashed after the pilot shut down the No. 1 engine after the No. 2 engine began to fail.
Feb 1, 2021 - 8:00 AM
Preliminary and final accident reports, February 2021
Jan 27, 2021 - 8:21 AM
Approval of the 737 Max by EASA follows clearance by U.S., Canadian, and Brazilian aviation authorities.