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Report: ATR-72 engine fire incident at Madrid, Spain
2 August 2014

Report: ATR-72 engine fire incident at Madrid, Spain

2 August 2014

Spanish investigators released an interim report on an incident involving an engine fire and emergency return of an ATR-72 at Madrid, Spain. On June 24, 2013, Air Europa flight AEA 7306, operated by a Swiftair ATR-72, suffered a number 1 engine failure shortly after takeoff from Madrid. The airplane was bound for Vigo Airport, Spain […]

Report: crew actions following rudder limiter failure causes ATR-72 to veer off runway at Helsinki

4 November 2013

A Finnish investigation revealed that crew actions following a mechanical failure caused an ATR-72 passenger plane to veer off the runway at Helsinki, Finland.

Russia grounds UTAir ATR-72 aircraft

9 April 2012

On April 9, 2012 Russian aviation regulator Rostransnadzor has suspended the operations of UTAir ATR-72 turboprop aircraft and also suspended the activities of UTAir Technik at Moscow’s  at Vnukovo Airport. An inspection of UTAir flight operations at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport revealed that four ATR-72 planes of the airline departed without being de-iced. The weather at the time was […]

ANSV Italy links ATR-42/72 incident investigations involving PW127 engine failures

10 February 2012

The Italian ANSV, while investigating an ATR-72 engine failure incident, met with other accident investigators dealing with similar PW127 engine problems.

Report: ATR-72 control difficulties following rudder maintenance

18 April 2011

The U.K. AAIB published a Special Bulletin including three safety recommendations regarding control difficulties that were encountered by the crew of an ATR-72 during a post-maintance flight. The aircraft had undergone routine maintenance at an engineering facility at Edinburgh Airport immediately prior to the incident flight. Everything appeared normal during the crew’s pre-flight checks, which […]

FAA proposes $550,000 civil penalty against Executive Airlines

30 March 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $550,000 civil penalty against Executive Airlines, Inc., of San Juan, P.R., for allegedly operating two ATR-72 twin turboprop planes when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Executive Airlines, a subsidiary of AMR Corporation, failed to complete required periodic, time-specific inspections of […]

Report: ATR-72 runway excursion accident following unstabilized approach (India)

13 January 2011

Investigators from the Indian DGCA concluded that an ATR-72 runway excursion at Mumbai was caused by the failure of the crew to execute a go around during an unstabilized approach. An ATR-72 passenger plane, operated by Kingfisher Airlines, was substantially damaged when it aquaplaned off the runway on landing at Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM), […]

EASA issues Emergency AD on ATR-72 flight controls

1 April 2010

EASA issued an emergency airworthiness directive (EAD 2010-0063-E) regarding ATR-72 flight controls. During flight control checks prior to take-off (cockpit pre-flight preparations), abnormal motion of the rudder pedal was observed in two ATR72-212A aeroplanes, the affected pedal staying stuck on its stop end position. Subsequent inspection showed that in both cases, one of the rudder […]