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FAA proposes $210,000 civil penalty against Alaska Airlines
3 May 2012

FAA proposes $210,000 civil penalty against Alaska Airlines

3 May 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a civil penalty of $210,000 against Alaska Airlines of Seattle for allegedly failing to properly document and tag deactivated systems and equipment before making repairs.

Loss of control and poor CRM cited in fatal Ethiopian Boeing 737 accident near Lebanon

17 January 2012

The Lebanese Ministry of Public Works & Transport released their investigation progress report regarding the January 2010 fatal accident involving a Ethiopian Flight 409 off the coast of Beirut. On January 25, 2010 a Boeing 737-8AS (WL) passenger jet, registered ET-ANB, was destroyed in an accident 6 km southwest off Beirut International Airport (BEY), Lebanon. All […]

NTSB issues safety recommendations following B737 tailwind landing accident

11 December 2011

The NTSB has issued four safety recommendations and reiterated one older recommendation to prevent runway excursion accidents following tailwind landings. On December 22, 2009, American Airlines flight 331, a  Boeing 737-800, N977AN, ran off the departure end of runway 12 after landing at Kingston-Norman Manley International Airport (KIN), Jamaica. The aircraft landed approximately 4,000 feet down the […]

Indian incident report highlights aircraft evacuation procedures and decision making

19 September 2011

The investigation into an evacuation of a Boeing 737-800 on a taxiway at Mumbai Airport, India revealed poor decision making and highlights the importance of aircraft evacuation procedures. On August 27, 2010 Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 aircraft, VT-JGM, was operating flight 9W-2302 from Mumbai to Chennai. There were 139 passengers 3 flight crew members, 4 […]

Report: B737-800 rejected takeoff after V1

26 June 2011

The Dutch Safety Board published the findings of their investigtion into a serious incident at Eindhoven Airport when the takeoff was rejected after the takeoff decision speed (V1).The Boeing 737-800 operated by Ryanair was taking off from runway 04 on the 4th of June 2010 at Eindhoven Airport, the Netherlands. At the time of rotating the aircraft […]

Report: misaligned VOR track factor in Indonesian taxiway landing

9 May 2011

A Garuda Boeing 737-400 landed on a taxiway at Palembang in October 2008. NTSC investigators from Indonesia  concluded that the captain under training and instructor captain were focussed on instrument scanning when they were following the misaligned track, leading them to the parallel taxiway. On 2 October 2008, a Boeing 737-4K5 aircraft, registered PK-GWT was being […]

FAA will mandate inspections for early models of 737 aircraft

5 April 2011

The U.S. FAA issues an emergency directive that will require operators of specific early Boeing 737 models to conduct initial and repetitive electromagnetic inspections for fatigue damage. This action will initially apply to a total of approximately 175 aircraft worldwide, 80 of which are U.S.-registered aircraft. Most of the aircraft in the U.S. are operated […]

Cracks found on three Southwest 737’s; Boeing planes Serice Bulletin

4 April 2011

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) provided an update regarding the continuing investigation into the mid-air rupture of the fuselage skin on Southwest Airlines flight 812 that occurred on Friday, April 1st. The aircraft made an emergency landing in Yuma, Arizona. On April 3, mechanics from Southwest Airlines, under the supervision of NTSB investigators, […]

Lebanon releases progress report on fatal Ethiopian Boeing 737-800 accident investigation

28 March 2011

The Lebanese Ministry of Public Works & Transport released their investigation progress report regarding the January 2010 fatal accident involving a Ethiopian Flight 409 off the coast of Beirut. On January 25, 2010 a Boeing 737-8AS(WL) passenger jet, registered ET-ANB, was destroyed in an accident 6 km southwest off Beirut International Airport (BEY), Lebanon. All 82 […]

NTSB issues safety recommendations to prevent B737 elevator jam due to FOD

14 February 2011

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NSTB) issued five safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to prevent the elevator of certain Boeing 737 models to become jammed as a result of foreign object damage to the elevator power control unit input arm assembly. The recommendations were issued as a result of an incident involving a Boeing 737-400 in […]