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Report: Incorrect take-off data causes A340-500 tailstrike and runway overrun at Melbourne
16 December 2011

Report: Incorrect take-off data causes A340-500 tailstrike and runway overrun at Melbourne

16 December 2011

The incorrect entry of take-off weight data that resulted in the tailstrike and runway overrun of an Emirates Airbus A340 aircraft in 2009 was not a unique event. Similar events continue to occur throughout the world, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The ATSB published the final report of its investigation into a […]

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 […]

Boeing 757 runway excursion incident at Jackson Hole, WY

30 December 2010

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB ) has opened an investigation into an incident in which a Boeing 757 passenger jetliner departed the runway while landing at Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming. At about 11:38 am MT on December 29, American Airlines flight AA2253, inbound from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, ran off the end […]

NTSB opens public docket on January 2010 Charleston, WV runway overrun

8 April 2010

As part of the NTSB’s investigation into the runway overrun at Charleston-Yeager Airport, WV (CRW/KCRW), the NTSB opened a public accident docket. On January 19, 2010, PSA Airlines d.b.a. US Airways Express flight 2495, a CRJ 200, registration N246PS, rejected the takeoff and ran off the end of the runway at Yeager Airport, Charleston. The […]

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 […]