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17 September 2014

NTSB analyses passenger’s iPhone video to determine the trajectory and speed of fatal DHC-3T accident

(a) Camera Orientation Estimation - Airplane Reference Points Aligned with Image 
(b) Airplane Location and Orientation Estimation - Ground Reference Points 
Aligned with Image (NTSB) 17 September 2014

Investigators of the NTSB have analysed video footage of a fatal aircraft accident to determine the trajectory and speed. The video was taken by a passenger on board the plane.

FAA proposes $425,000 civil penalty against Gulfstream Aerospace

16 September 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $425,000 civil penalty against Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., for failing to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) related to training aircraft mechanics.

Report: Swiss Airbus A340 avoids collision with glider by 260 m

Three-dimensional flight paths of the two aircraft involved (SUST) 16 September 2014

An investigation by the Swiss Accident Investigation Board revealed that an Airbus A340 on approach to Zurich Airport was forced to take avoiding action when a glider was on a head on collision course.

Loss of situational awareness and poor CRM causes Nepal CFIT accident

Wreckage of flight 183. 15 September 2014

A DHC-6 Twin Otter impacted a mountainside in Nepal February 2014 when the pilot in command lost situational awareness in instrument weather conditions. He descended even though the copilot warned not to, for three times.

Report: Near collision at Bern, Switzerland when helicopter passes Do-328 on takeoff by 100 metres

Approximate flight path of HB-ZSA (dashed, red) and SRK700 (yellow); the red dotted representation of the flight path corresponds to the expectations of the air traffic controller (SUST) 15 September 2014

An investigation by the Swiss Accident Investigation Board revealed that a serious incident at Bern-Belp Airport resulted in a high risk of collision between a Dornier 328 taking off from the main runway and a departing helicopter.

FAA proposes $60,000 civil penalty against American Eagle Airlines for unapproved de-icing procecures

File photo of de-icing procedure 12 September 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $60,000 civil penalty against American Eagle Airlines, Inc. for failing to follow approved aircraft de-icing procedures for certain flights out of Sioux Falls, S.D.

U.S. FAA proposes $195,000 civil penalty against British Airways

12 September 2014

The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $195,000 civil penalty against British Airways for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations.

NTSB: Mismanagement of approach and failure to go-around led to crash of UPS Flight 1354

UPS Flight 1354 (photo: NTSB) 9 September 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the accident involving UPS flight 1354 in Augst 2013 happened because the crew continued an unstabilized approach into Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. In addition, the crew failed to monitor the altitude and inadvertently descended below the minimum descent altitude when the runway was not yet in sight.

Airbus A319 loses almost all flight instruments during St. Elmo’s fire encounter over Germany

File photo of the incident aircraft, A319, D-AGWK in October 2013 (photo: H.Ranter/ASN) 6 September 2014

An Airbus A319 passenger plane lost almost all flight instrument during a St. Elmo’s fire encounter in clouds over Germany.

FAA proposes $132,425 civil penalty against Mountain Air Cargo

FAA logo 5 September 2014

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $132,425 civil penalty against Mountain Air Cargo for operating an ATR-42 airplane when it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.