Posts with the tag ‘investigation’


Boeing 747 Slides to an Unceremonious Stop – 3rd Jumbo Excursion in a Month

November 7, 2018

A Boeing 747 Sky Lease Cargo flight skidded off the end of runway 14/32 at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, after a flight from Chicago on Wednesday morning. Nathan Coleman of Canada’s weathernetwork.com captured photos and video of the jumbo jet, up to its lower cowlings in the dirt on the left side and resting on the fuselage. Video just shot at the scene @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/Pi7DorhDW0 — Nathan Coleman (@NateTWN) November 7, 2018 The airport was shut down shortly after 5:00 am local time but some flights have resumed. Four people, all members of the crew were taken to the hospital. There does not appear to have been… Read More…


ICON Aircraft Founder Kirk Hawkins Disputes Post on Pilot Error in A5 Crash

June 8, 2017

Having experienced its first fatal crash last month, the founder of ICON Aircraft Kirk Hawkins is understandably on edge. I’m to blame for some of that, apparently. In a previous post, I suggested he was pointing the finger at the pilot of the A5 that crashed on Lake Berryessa on May 8. Here’s why. On the day the National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report into the accident, ICON published on its website, a statement that offered even more information than the NTSB. “We’re unsure why the plane flew into such a narrow canyon that had no outlet,” the company statement read. Knowing Hawkins’ off-stated… Read More…


What the EgyptAir CVR Can and Cannot Reveal

June 17, 2016

News that the cockpit voice recorder has been recovered from the underwater crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 is welcomed by everyone who wants to know what caused the plane to mysteriously dive into the Mediterranean on May 19th killing 66 people onboard. What the pilots said and other sounds recorded on the two hour tape should be able to help determine what happened. But what the CVR probably won’t be able to do is indicate if there was an explosion on board. “Engine failure, catastrophic in flight failure, the recording will stop at the same time,” said Mike Poole, a recorders expert from Canada who… Read More…


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