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Report: Falcon 900 runway excursion accident
15 February 2012

Report: Falcon 900 runway excursion accident

15 February 2012

The German Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung (BFU) released the final report of their investigation into a runway excursion accident involving a Falcon 900 jet that landed fast and long at Emden Airport, Germany.

Report: Irish AAIU issues interim report on fatal Metro III accident at Cork

8 February 2012

The Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) released an interim report of the investigation into a fatal accident involving a Metro III passenger plane at Cork Airport, February 10, 2011.

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 […]

Preliminary report issued on Maldives DHC-6 training flight accident

16 October 2011

The Maldives Accident Investigation Coordinating Committe published a preliminary investigation report regarding the July 11, 2011 accident involving a DHC-6 Twin Otter. The float-equipped de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter sustained substantial damage in a heavy landing in Biyaadhoo Training Lagoon, Maldives. The two pilots on board were not injured. The airplane was used for […]

Report: Unstabilized approach preceded Colombian ERJ-145 runway excursion

26 September 2011

The Colombian aircraft accident investigation committee concluded that the an ERJ-145 runway excursion at Mitú, Colombia occurred because the flight crew continued to land following an unstabilzed approach. On May 5, 2010. an Embraer ERJ145, registered HK-4536, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Mitú-Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport (MVP), Colombia. There were […]

Russian Tu-134 accident caused by poor decision making in below-minima weather conditions

19 September 2011

The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) published the final report of their investigation into the fatal accident involving a Tupolev 134 jetliner at Petrozavodsk, Russia, blaming poor decision making in below-minima weather conditions. On June 20, 2011 a Tu-134 operated by RusAir on behalf of RusLine, crashed on final approach to Petrozavodsk Airport (PES). The Tupolev struck trees and crash-landed […]

Report: CIAIAC publishes final report on fatal MD-82 takeoff accident Madrid, Spain

3 August 2011

After almost three years the Spanish investigators of the Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviación Civil (CIAIAC) have published the final report of their investigation into the cause of the fatal accident involving a Spanair MD-82 at Madrid, Spain.  The MD-82 passenger plane, registered EC-HFP, was destroyed when it crashed on takeoff […]

Report: Islander ditching following engine failure caused by overloading

20 May 2011

The Dutch Safety Board published the results of their investigation into an accident involving a BN-2 Islander aircraft of Divi Divi Air in October 2009.  The airplane suffered a right hand engine failure shortly after takeoff from Curacao on an inter-island flight to Bonaire. The pilot elected to continue to Bonaire on the remaining engine. Altitide could […]

NTSB cites crew actions in ATR-42 cargo flight crash in Texas

27 April 2011

The crash of an ATR-42  cargo airplane while on approach to landing at Lubbock, Texas, was caused by the flight crew’s failure to maintain a safe airspeed, which put the plane into an aerodynamic stall at an altitude too low from which to recover, the NTSB determined. Poor crew resource management, flawed decision-making and human […]

Report: hard landing and pitch-up after touchdown factors in A321 tailstrike accident

22 April 2011

The Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) released the final report of their investigation into a tailstrike accident involving an Airbus A321 at Osaka-Kansai International Airport (KIX/RJBB), Japan. An improper flare, hard landing and pitch-up after touchdown  were factors. On October 28, 2009, an Airbus A321-200, registered HL7763, operated by Asiana Airlines, took off from Seoul-Gimpo International Airport […]