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NTSB: Mechanical defects, breakdown in monitoring procedures caused wintertime 757 runway excursion
6 June 2012

NTSB: Mechanical defects, breakdown in monitoring procedures caused wintertime 757 runway excursion

6 June 2012

Mechanical defects that prevented the automatic deployment of speedbrakes and the captain’s failure to monitor and manually deploy them led to an overrun of a Boeing 757 off of a snowy runway at Jackson Hole Airport, WY (JAC). The incident was compounded by an anomaly with the thrust reversers, the NTSB reported. On December 29, […]

Report: bounces and improper control inputs cause MD-11F landing accident

22 February 2012

The Saudi Arabian General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has released the final report of their investigation into the July 2010 landing accident involving an MD-11F at Riyadh. The report concludes that the flight crew responded to bounces on landing by using exaggerated control inputs.

Flightdeck video of ACT A300 landing accident at Bagram

12 March 2010

On March 1, 2010 an Airbus A300 cargo plane, owned by Turkish carrier ACT Airlines, suffered a landing accident at Bagram Air Base (BPM), Afghanistan. The left hand main gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest on the side of the runway. The airplane, registered TC-ACB, suffered substantial damage but the five crew members […]