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19 May 2021

Failure to use checklists factor in King Air loss of control accident

19 May 2021

The failure of a pilot to control an airplane following the loss of thrust in one of two engines just seconds after takeoff led to the fatal crash of a Beechcraft King Air 350i in Texas, the NTSB said in a report.

Key Lime Metro II involved in mid-air collision with Cirrus SR22 near Denver

13 May 2021

A privately registered Cirrus SR22 (N416DJ) and a Key Lime Air Swearingen Metro II (N280KL) collided on approach to Denver-Centennial Airport, Colorado, USA.

Biocide fuel contamination cause of A321 emergency at London-Gatwick

5 May 2021

A biocide fuel contamination introduced during maintenance caused engine issues and a subsequent emergency landing of an Airbus A321 at London-Gatwick Airport.

Unstable approach led to DHC-8-300 hard landing and tailstrike, Canada

4 May 2021

In its newly released investigation report the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that the January 2020 hard landing and tailstrike of a DHC-8-300 in Schefferville, Canada, was the result of an unstable approach. On 20 January 2020, a DHC-8-314 operated by Air Inuit was conducting a flight from Québec-Jean Lesage Airport, to Schefferville Airport, with […]

Anti-drug inspections lead to B737 loss of cabin pressure

25 April 2021

An Avior Boeing 737-400 lost cabin pressure due to an obstruction of the outflow and safety relief valves, likely caused by insulation that came loose in the tail compartment during continuous anti-drug inspections.

Limitations of see-and-avoid, lack of warning alerts, led to Alaska midair collision

21 April 2021

A midair collision of two air tour airplanes was caused by “the inherent limitations of the see-and-avoid concept” along with the absence of alerts from both airplanes’ traffic display systems, the NTSB concluded.

FAA issues warning for flights in Russia-Ukraine border airspace

17 April 2021

The FAA issued Notams, warning U.S. airlines to review current security/threat information and to provide at least 72-hours advance notice of planned flights over airspace covering the Russian-Ukraine border.

Loadsheet error factor in A320 tailstrike incident, Milan

15 April 2021

An A320 suffered a tailstrike on takeoff from Milan because of an uneven aircraft loading. Loadsheet preparation procedures led to an error during stopover, according to a newly released accident report.

Checklist interruption factor in Metroliner runway excursion, Canada

14 April 2021

The flightcrew’s interruption of a checklist was factor in the February 2020 Metroliner runway excursion accident at Dryden, Canada, according to the newly released investigation report.

Pilot’s actions, maintenance issues contributed to fatal crash of historic B-17 airplane

13 April 2021

The National Transportation Safety Board detailed in an accident report issued April 13 the circumstances that led to the crash of a Boeing B-17G airplane that killed seven people and injured seven others. The NTSB determined the probable cause of the accident was the pilot’s failure to properly manage the airplane’s configuration and airspeed following […]