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French pilot: 6 months suspended sentence in accident case
11 January 2012

French pilot: 6 months suspended sentence in accident case

11 January 2012

A French pilot was received a six months suspended sentence for causing an accident in Pau, France that killed one man on the ground. On January 25, 2007 a Fokker 100 passenger jet, operated by French carrier Régional, overshot the end of the runway at Pau following an aborted takeoff. Upon crossing a road, the […]

CAA-NZ lays charges against airline pilot for unnecessary endangerment

18 April 2011

The New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has laid charges against a the pilot-in-command of Pacific Blue flight 89 from Queenstown to Sydney in 2010. Two charges have been laid under the Civil Aviation Act, including one under s44 for causing unnecessary endangerment. The action is the result of an extensive investigation by the CAA […]

Report: Pilot’s non-adherence to procedures causes fatal USAF C-17 crash

11 December 2010

The USAF Accident Investigation Board reported that the July 2010 accident involving a C-17 Globemaster III was caused by “pilot error”. The McDonnell Douglas C-17A Globemaster III transport plane was operated by the US Air Force 517AS/3rd Wing and was going to practice maneuvers for the upcoming  Arctic Thunder Air Show at Anchorage-Elmendorf AFB, AK (EDF). The airplane executed […]

Japan: Skymark Airlines reprimanded for overruling captain’s safety concerns

10 March 2010

The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism reprimanded Skymark Airlines for replacing a captain who refused to take off over safety concerns, The Mainichi Daily News reported. In a press release, the Ministry reported that the captain of Skymark Airlines flight BC017 asked the company’s headquarters on February 5, 2010 to replace the […]

Iran: Russian pilots have to leave in two months

6 March 2010

Russian commercial pilots flying for Iranian airlines have to leave the country within two months, according Fars News Agency. “Upon an order from President [Mahmoud Ahmadinejad], the Road and Transport Ministry has set a two-month deadline, after which all Russian pilots must leave the country,” the Iranian Minister of Roads and Transportation Hamid Behbahani said. […]

Thirteen years on invalid licence – Swedish pilot arrested

3 March 2010

A Swedish pilot has been arrested by Dutch police at Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM) for flying commercial aircraft for 13 years with a fake licence. The 41-year-old pilot was about to fly a Corendon Airlines Boeing 737 from Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Ankara-Esenboga Airport (ESB/LTAC), Turkey with 101 passengers on board when he was arrested. […]