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30 August 2011

Report: Boeing 737-800 struck runway construction markers on takeoff at Paris-CDG

30 August 2011

The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) released the final report of their investigation into a serious incident in which a Boeing 737-800 struck runway construction markers on takeoff from Paris-CDG, France. On August 17, 2008 at 00:57 local time, AMC Airlines Flight AMV6104 struck some provisional lights at the end  runway 27L at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. […]

French pilot union suspends participation in AF447 investigation

4 August 2011

The French airline pilot union SNPL  (Syndicat National des Pilotes de Ligne) suspended their participation in the Air France Flight 447 accident investigation after expressing concerns about the recent progress report published by BEA. In a statement on their website, SNPL said that the confidence in BEA is “seriously damaged” because the BEA progress report […]

BEA releases third interim report on AF447 accident

29 July 2011

The French BEA releases the third interim report in the course of their investigation into the cause of the fatal accident involving an Air France Airbus A330 in the Atlantic Ocean. The third BEA Interim Report will be published on Friday 29 July 2011. This report will present the exact circumstances of the accident with an […]

BEA publishes AF447 investigation update

27 May 2011

The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) released an update with factual findings of their investigation into the AF447 accident. Faced with the regular disclosure of partial and often approximate information since 16 May, the BEA wished to publish the update  so as to inform the families of the victims and the public about the first facts established, […]

Parts of FDR found in AF447 underwater search

28 April 2011

During the underwater search for the wreckage of Air France Flight 447 which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in June 2o09, an ROV found the chassis of the airplane’s Flight Data Recorder (FDR).   The chassis didn not contain the Crash Survivable Memory Unit (CSMU) that contains the data. It was surrounded by debris from other […]

Report: Premature thrust during rolling takeoff caused runway B737 excursion

23 December 2010

According to a French investigation report, the runway excursion incident involving a Boeing 737 in August 2009 was caused by the premature application of thrust during a rolling takeoff. On August 29, 2009 an Air Algérie Boeing 737-8D6 departed the right side of runway 36L at Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS/LFLL), France during takeoff. It rolled for about 250 […]

Report: blocked AOA sensors caused loss of control during A320 check flight

17 September 2010

The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) issued their final report of the investigation into the cause of a fatal accident involving an Airbus A320 in November 2008, citing amongst others blocked AOA sensors. Airbus A320 D-AXLA had been leased by XL Airways Germany since May 2006. The airplane was due to be returned to […]

BEA releases interim report on Airbus A320 loss of control accident near Perpignan

24 February 2009

The BEA (France) has published an Interim Report in the context of its investigation into the accident that occurred off the coast of Canet-Plage on 27 November 2008 to the Airbus A320 registered D-AXLA. The airplane, operated by XL Airways Germany, was performing a non-revenue flight that departed from Perpignan-Rivesaltes aerodrome. This flight, planned in […]

BEA issues safety recommendations on Twin Otter flight control cables

11 October 2007

In their investigation into the cause of the fatal DHC-6 Twin Otter accident in French Polynesia in August, 2007, the French BEA discovered some problems relating to the elevator control cables. Two stainless steel cables were found to be severely worn due to friction. These zones of wear were difficult to identify without a thorough […]