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5 January 2012

Progress report: TSB Canada classifies Resolute Bay Boeing 737 accident as CFIT

5 January 2012

In a progress report of their investigation into a fatal Boeing 737 accident at Resolute Bay, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada currently classified the accident as a Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) occurence. On 20 August 2011, a First Air Boeing 737-210C aircraft (registration C-GNWN) was being flown as a charter flight from Yellowknife, North […]

VFR flight into cloud caused Indonesian DHC-6 Twin Otter CFIT accident

22 April 2010

Indonesian accident investigators of the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) have concluded that a fatal accident involving a DHC-6 Twin Otter in August 2009 has been caused by VFR flight into cloud. The airplane flew into the side of a mountain, killing all 15 on board. The Merpati Nusantara Airlines DHC-6 Twin Otter passenger plane […]

TSB Canada launches watchlist of safety issues

16 March 2010

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) released a “Watchlist” that points to nine critical safety issues troubling Canada’s transportation system. The TSB Watchlist took shape after analysts found troubling patterns in their work. Three safety issues related to aviation: Problem: There is ongoing risk that aircraft may collide with vehicles or other aircraft on the ground […]