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30 January 2015

Report: Boeing 737-900 serious runway excursion incident when crew misinterprets taxi clearance

HL7759 at the runway end (JTSB) 30 January 2015

A Japanese incident report reveals that the crew of a Korean Air Boeing 737-900 mistook the runway end lights at Niigata Airport or stopbar lights, causing a runway excursion.

Report: DHC-8 off runway when landing with lower than reported braking action

The DHC-8-200 off the runway at Nuuk Airport (AIB Denmark) 29 January 2015

An Air Greenland DHC-8-200 suffered a runway excursion while landing on a runway with a lower than reported braking action coefficients, according to a preliminary report.

Indonesian Ministry of Transportation to publish airline safety ratings

29 January 2015

The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation reported that it plans to publish safety ratings of all scheduled Indonesian airlines.

FAA proposes $1.3 Million civil penalty against United Airlines for alleged hazardous materials violations

FAA logo 28 January 2015

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a $1.3 million civil penalty against United Airlines for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Report: Bhoja Air Boeing 737 accident caused by poor automated flight deck management in windshear conditions

Bjoha 213 27 January 2015

A Pakistani investigation revealed that ineffective automated flight deck management in extreme adverse weather conditions caused an accident of a Boeing 737-200 near Islamabad, that killed all 127 on board.

Inadequate bounce recovery training program factor in Airbus A321 tailstrike accident

Tailstrike damage on the rear fuselage of the A321 (photo: ARAIB) 24 January 2015

The South Korean Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board (ARAIB) published the final report of their investigation into a tail strike accident involving an Airbus A321 landing at Seoul-Incheon Airport.

FAA to airlines: e-cigarettes in checked bags are fire risk

SAFO15003 24 January 2015

The U.S. FAA issued a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO), recommending U.S. airlines to require passengers to carry e-cigarettes and related devices solely in the aircraft cabin for fire safety reasons.

Dubai Airport briefly closed due to illegal drone activity

Flight SV590 was the first flight to arrive at 15:23 after airport closure (Flightradar24) 23 January 2015

Dubai Airport was closed for over 40 minutes  because an unknown drone was illegally operated in the vicinity of the airport. Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV558, an Airbus A330 from Riyadh, was the last flight to land at Dubai Airport at 14:43 hours local time before traffic was halted because of drone activity near the […]

NTSB calls for better ways to find aircraft accident sites and retrieve critical flight data

One of the recorders recovered from the sea bed (photo: BEA) 22 January 2015

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a series of safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) calling for improvements in locating downed aircraft and ways to obtain critical flight data faster and without the need for immediate underwater retrieval. The Board also re-emphasized the need for cockpit image recorders on commercial airplanes.

Guyana calls of search for missing BN-2 Islander plane

Search area for the BN-2 Islander 20 January 2015

Authorities in Guyana called off the search for a BN-2 Islander plane that went missing on a domestic flight on December 28, 2014.