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Report: Airbus A320 suffers tailstrike during go-around at Sendai, Japan
28 September 2013

Report: Airbus A320 suffers tailstrike during go-around at Sendai, Japan

28 September 2013

An Airbus A320 suffered a tailstrike when the captain initiated a go-around from a full-aft sidestick position while landing at Sendai Airport, according to an investigation report released by the Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) .

ANSV Italy issues safety recommendations on A320 landing gear issues following Wizz Air accident

3 August 2013

The Italian flight safety agency ANSV issued four safety recommendations  to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to prevent problems in extending and locking of the Airbus A320 undercarriage as occurred on a Wizz Air plane at Rome, Italy in June.  On June 8, 2013 an Airbus A320 of Wizz Air was approaching Roma-Ciampino Airport, Italy when the left […]

CAA Philippines suspends crash pilots following Davao landing accident

26 June 2013

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has suspended two pilots that were involved in a landing accident of an Airbus A320 at Davao City Airport, citing non-compliance with regulations.

EASA issues emergency AD on A320 landing gear issues following Wizz Air accident

25 June 2013

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ordered Airbus landing gear checks to prevent problems in extending and locking of the undercarriage as occurred on a Wizz Air Airbus A320 on June 8, 2013.

Serious loss of separation incident involving multiple aircraft at Helsinki, Finland

12 February 2013

Several passenger planes were involved in a serious loss of separation incident at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Finland. The Safety Investigation Authority Finland has started an investigation.

Italy investigates serious low fuel emergency incident involving Alitalia A320

File photo of an Alitalia Airbus A320 (photo: ASN) 10 January 2013

The Italian accident investigation board ANSV issued a preliminary report of their investigation into a serious low fuel emergency incident involving an Alitalia Airbus A320 in July 2011.

TSB critices Transport Canada on slow implementation of safety recommendation

11 April 2011

A TSB investiation into a cabin smoke and passenger evacuation incident revealed that Transport Canada had not yet implemented an actual regulatory change after accepting a safety recommendation dated December 2007. The recommendation called for passenger safety briefings to include clear direction to leave all carry-on baggage behind during an evacuation. On March 23, 2010 an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (registration C-FTJO), operating […]

NTSB progress report on United Airlines 497 runway excursion at New Orleans

8 April 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board continues to make progress in its investigation of United Airlines flight 497, which returned to the airport on April 4, 2011, in New Orleans, shortly after take-off due to automated warnings of smoke in the equipment bay. The airplane’s nose wheel exited the side of runway 19 upon completing the […]

Report: airline, airport and controller were factors in A320 taxiway takeoff at Oslo-Gardermoen

14 December 2010

An investigation report by the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) concluded that the airline, airport and controller were all factors in a serious incident at Oslo-Gardermoen Airport when an Aeroflot Airbus A320 took off from a taxiway. The serious incident occurred on 25 February 2010. Aeroflot flight number AFL212, an Airbus A320 aircraft, made a taxiing mistake and took off […]

NTSB investigating near midair collision over Minneapolis involving A320 and Beech 99 cargo aircraft

23 September 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a near midair collision between a commercial jetliner and a small cargo aircraft that came within an estimated 50 to 100 feet of colliding near the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP). On September 16, 2010, about 06:49 a.m. CDT, US Airways flight AWE 1848, an Airbus A320, was cleared […]