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16 November 2014

Germany investigates serious ground collision incident between A320 and airport vehicle

Taxi route of the Airbus (BFU) 16 November 2014

The German accident investigation agency BFU released a preliminary report on a ground collision incident at Frankfurt Airport involving an Airbus A320 and a vehicle. On August 26, 2014, and Austrian Airlines Airbus A320 landed at Franfurt Airport, Germany at 21:50 hours on runway 07L. The airplane,  flight OS127, arrived from Vienna, Austria with 165 passengers and […]

Korean authorities propose 45-day suspension on San Francisco route for Asiana Airlines over crash

The Boeing 777 as it came to rest (NTSB) 15 November 2014

A South Korean government committee ordered Asiana Airlines to suspend its services to San Francisco for 45 days as punishment for the fatal July 2013 accident at SFO.

ATSB: increase in control issue occurrences in Australia

Control issues per 100,000 flights (ATSB) 14 November 2014

The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) published it’s first report of safety trends in Australian aviation.

Germany investigates cargo smoke incident on ATR-72

Signs of heat damage on the contents of the bag (BFU) 13 November 2014

The German accident investigation agency BFU released a preliminary report on their investigation of a cargo smoke incident on an ATR-72 passenger flight.

Report: engine imbalance causes fire on Airbus A330’s Trent 700 engine

Nr. 2 engine damage (AAIB Singapore) 12 November 2014

An engine imbalance caused a fire on an Airbus A330 with subsequent emergency landing at Singapore-Changi Airport, according to an investigation report issued by AAIB Singapore.

Dutch Safety Board commissions the recovery of MH17 wreckage

Wreckage of flight MH17 near Hrabove, Ukraine (photo: Jeroen Akkermans; CC:by-sa) 6 November 2014

The Dutch Safety Board has commissioned the recovery and transportation to the Netherlands of wreckage from flight MH17, according to a statement. As part of the investigation into the cause and progress of the crash, the Dutch Safety Board intends to reconstruct a section of the aircraft. The Board says that “agreements have been made […]

Report: Climb without clearance causes serious airprox incident in Swiss airspace

Radar plot of the airprox incident (SUST) 6 November 2014

The Swiss Accident Investigation Board released the report of their investigation into a serious incident in which a Boeing 737-800 dangerously converged with an Airbus A319 in Swiss airspace because the 737 initiated a climb without clearance.

ATSB releases aviation occurrence statistics 2004 – 2013

Commercial air transport occurrences and injuries, 2004 to 2013 (ATSB) 5 November 2014

The Australian Tranportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) released its annual report on aviation occurrence statistics. In 2013, there were 106 accidents, 221 serious incidents, and about 5,500 incidents reported to the ATSB involving Australian aircraft. There were also 71 accidents, 33 serious incidents, and 137 incidents involving Australian recreational aircraft and a further 200 foreign-registered aircraft […]

Premier 1 jet crash in Thomson, Georgia caused by pilot’s failure to follow procedures during landing

Flight deck of the Premier 1 (NTSB) 27 October 2014

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the pilot in a 2013 Premier 1 business airplane crash in Thomson, Georgia, failed to adhere to the airplane’s flight manual procedures for antiskid failure in flight and did not retract the lift dump immediately after making the decision to perform a go-around. Further, the pilot lacked adequate system knowledge for the airplane he was flying.

ANSV issues safety recommendations following rise in runway incursions in Italy

Runway incursions in Italy 2002-2013 (ANSV) 26 September 2014

The Italian National Flight Safety Agency ANSV issued safety recommendations to prevent runway incursions in Italy following a sharp rise of incidents in 2013.