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27 May 2021

Pilot uncontactable for 40 minutes fell asleep due to fatigue exacerbated by mild hypoxia

27 May 2021

A pilot of a Cessna 208B who overflew the destination and was unresponsive to ATC calls for 40 minutes had fallen asleep due to fatigue likely exacerbated by mild hypoxia from the intermittent use of supplemental oxygen, a new ATSB investigation found.

Low visibility, blowing snow factors in King Air runway excursion in Canada

26 May 2021

In its investigation report, TSB Canada identified the recurring issue of approaches continued in low visibility environments as a contributing factor a Beech King Air runway excursion.

FAA downgrades Mexico safety rating

25 May 2021

The U.S. FAA announced that Mexico does not meet ICAO safety standards. Based on a reassessment of Mexico’s civil aviation authority, the FAA has downgraded Mexico’s rating to Category 2 from Category 1.

Tailwind landing factor in Boeing 737-800 runway excursion, Canada

22 May 2021

In its newly released investigation report TSB Canada found that changing runways without recalculating the landing distance required based on the changes in wind and runway surface conditions, led to a runway overrun in Halifax, Canada, in 2020.

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.