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Report: Smoke in cabin of Boeing 737 at Kerry, Ireland caused by runway de-icer
29 February 2012

Report: Smoke in cabin of Boeing 737 at Kerry, Ireland caused by runway de-icer

29 February 2012

The Air Accident Investigation Unit Ireland (AAIU) released their investigation report regarding the December 2010 incident involving a Boeing 737-800 at Kerry Airport, Ireland. Runway de-icer was blamed for smoke inside the cabin and cockpit of the plane.

Report: B737 off runway in Spain following unstabilized approach and high-speed landing

17 February 2012

The Spanish investigation into an incident involving a Boeing 737-800 concluded that the airplane went off the runway because it landed at excessive speed on a wet runway following an unstabilized approach.

Hong Kong CAD issues final report on A340 attempted taxiway takeoff

14 January 2012

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department released the final investigation report into the serious incident involving an Airbus A340 that attempted to take off from a taxiway. The serious incident occurred on November 27, 2010. The incident flight involved a Finnair Airbus A340-313X which operated on flight AY070 from Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH) to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport […]

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 […]

Report: Inadvertent brake application leads to rejected takeoff at V2

8 December 2011

The crew of a Gulfstream G150 corporate jet rejected the takoff from Northolt Airport, London just before V2 speed because the airplane failed to rotate.  A report by the U.K. AAIB details the serious incident that happened on February 6, 2011. A takeoff was attempted from runway 25 at Northolt Airport, London. When the commander pulled the control […]

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 […]

Bird strikes increase after extension of runway at Tokyo-Narita, Japan

6 June 2011

The number of cases of bird strikes near Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, Japan increased significantly since one of the runways was extended in late 2009, according to The Mainichi  Daily News. Bird strikes avereaged 5.8 a year from 1991 to 2002. The airport just operated a single runway during that period. In 2002 a second parallel […]

NTSB issues ASDE-X and airport lighting recommendations following Atlanta taxiway landing

3 March 2011

On October 19, 2009, about 06:05 a Boeing 767, N185DN, operating as Delta Air Lines flight 60, landed on taxiway M at Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), Georgia. No injuries to the 11 crew or 182 passengers were reported, and the airplane was not damaged. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed. During the descent and approach, the […]

Report: Poor CRM factor in cargo plane takeoff incident (India)

28 February 2011

Indian investigators concluded that inadequate CRM and a lack of assertion on the part of the first officer were factors in a takeoff incident at Mumbai Airport in June 2010. A Boeing 757 was lined up right of the centreline and k knocked down 15 runway edge lights during the takeoff before the captain was […]

Report: ATR-72 runway excursion accident following unstabilized approach (India)

13 January 2011

Investigators from the Indian DGCA concluded that an ATR-72 runway excursion at Mumbai was caused by the failure of the crew to execute a go around during an unstabilized approach. An ATR-72 passenger plane, operated by Kingfisher Airlines, was substantially damaged when it aquaplaned off the runway on landing at Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM), […]