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11 May 2012

Rapid de-rotation following a hard landing causes Boeing 767 accident at Bristol

11 May 2012

An AAIB investigation revealed that a Boeing 767-300 landing accident at Bristol, U.K. was caused by rapid de-rotation of the aircraft following a hard landing.

Report: Inadvertent brake application leads to rejected takeoff at V2

8 December 2011

The crew of a Gulfstream G150 corporate jet rejected the takoff from Northolt Airport, London just before V2 speed because the airplane failed to rotate.  A report by the U.K. AAIB details the serious incident that happened on February 6, 2011. A takeoff was attempted from runway 25 at Northolt Airport, London. When the commander pulled the control […]

Report: Ilyushin 96 suffers control problems near London-Gatwick

19 May 2010

According to a report released today by the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) an Ilyushin 96 passenger plane was involved in a serious incident on 28 April 2010. It suffered control problems after takeoff from London-Gatwick. The Ilyushin 96-300 passenger jet, registered CU-T1250, suffered control problems on departure from London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), UK. The airplane […]

AAIB: Flight director mode confusion cited in serious DHC-8 incident

12 March 2010

An investigation into a serious incident involving a DHC-8-400 on approach to Edinburgh Airport, UK revealed that Flight Director mode confusion led to a descent to within 800 ft of local terrain approximately 5 nm from the runway threshold. On December 23, 2008 a de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8, registered G-JECI, was being operated […]

AAIB: TOPMS recommendations after A330 takeoff performance incident

13 November 2009

The AAIB completed their investigation into the serious incident involving an Airbus A330 in October 2008. Due to an error in the takeoff performance calculations, incorrect takeoff speeds were used on departure. On rotation, the aircraft initially failed to become airborne as expected, causing the commander to select TOGA power. The aircraft then became airborne […]

AAIB issues Special Bulletin on Airbus 319 generator problems

13 December 2006

An easyJet Airbus A.319 (G-EZAC) was dispatched under the provisions of the operator`s MEL with the APU generator on line, substituting for the No 1 main generator which had been selected off after a fault on the previous flight had caused it to trip off line. During the cruise, the APU generator disconnected from the […]