Aviation Safety

  • Embraer E195 – Testament to Safety

    Embraer E195 – Testament to Safety

    Since its inception, the Embraer E195 has earned a reputation as a reliable and safe aircraft, serving as a workhorse for airlines around the world. From its maiden flight to its continued operation in commercial fleets, the E195 has demonstrated a commitment to passenger safety and operational excellence. The Embraer E195, part of the E-Jet…

  • Bombardier Challenger 600 Crash in Florida

    Bombardier Challenger 600 Crash in Florida

    A Bombardier Challenger 600 private jet has crashed onto I-75 near Naples, Florida today. The Bombardier Challenger 604 – N823KD – MSN5584 – flight HPJ823 was bound from Columbus (OSU) to Naples (APF). Apparently the pilots have reported engine failure before. Shortly before going into approach, the plane crashed into a car driving on the…

  • Pilots Anonymously Report Problems with 737 MAX8

    Pilots Anonymously Report Problems with 737 MAX8

    NASA is providing its Aviation Safety Report System since many years to offer a safe, confidential way for pilots and avation personnel to report safety related incidents anonymously. Lately the database shows various reports of incidents from concerned pilots about issues with MCAS and handling of the Boeing 737 MAX8. This questions the assessment of…

  • Key West after the Hurricane – FAA installs Mobile Air Traffic Control Tower

    Key West after the Hurricane – FAA installs Mobile Air Traffic Control Tower

    No, this is no camper! After Hurricane Irma has destroyed Florida Keys, FAA has implemented this mobile air traffic control tower at Key West International Airport (KEYW). It was brought making a road trip down the East Coast by trailer from Hartford, CT. This fully-equipped tower will provide air traffic services for all of the…

  • US Airways ‪Flight ‎US1825 Emergency Landing (Video)

    US Airways ‪flight ‎US1825‬ made an emergency landing in Houston after the nose gear failed to deploy. The Embraer ERJ-190 was bound from Philadelphia, only 1 person sustained light injuries.

  • Video – Transasia ATR72 Crash at Taipei

    An ATR-72-600 (B-22816), operated by Transasia (Flight GE235), crashed into a river near Taipei shortly after takeoff. According to news sources, shortly after takeoff the crew radioed “Mayday! Mayday! Engine Flame Out!”, lost height and hit a bridge with its left wing at nearly 90 degrees of bank angle. At least 31 of the 58…

  • Airbus to Introduce Floatable Black Boxes

    Airbus to Introduce Floatable Black Boxes

    Airbus A350 and A380 planes will soon be equipped with ejectable black boxes that can float, making them easier to find in an air crash at sea. At the end of last year Airbus got the green light from EASA (European Air Security Agency) to work on the necessary modifications to its planes in order…

  • Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 737 Crash Landing

    Ghana Airports Company is reporting, that an Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 737 (ET-AQV) has crash-landed at Accra (Ghana). The plane bound from Lome (Togo) has skidded off the runway on landing. All 3 crew on board have been taken to the hospital. As you can see in the photos below, the plane was heavily damaged. The…

  • AirAsia QZ8501 Tail Recovered (Photos)

    The tail of AirAsia QZ8501 has been recovered from the seabed of the Java Sea. The rear part of the Airbus A320-200, that crahed two weeks ago, was spotted on Wednesday by an unmanned underwater vehicle at a depth of about 30m (100ft). It was upside down and partially buried about 30km (20 miles) from…

  • AirAsia Flight QZ8501- Emergency water landing gone wrong?

    Several news sources are reporting that the pilots of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 may have managed to make an emergency water landing, only for the plane to be overcome by high seas. The Airbus A320-200 that disappeared from radar over the Java Sea during a storm, has failed to send the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signals…

  • Shaheen Air – Landing Gear Collapse on Landing

    Pakistani airline Shaheen Air, a Boeing 737-4H6 (AP-BJN), was damaged in a runway excursion at Lahore-Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE), Pakistan. Flight NL147 bound from Karachi (KHI), after landing went to the right off the side of the runway and came to rest in the grass with a collapsed left main landing gear. Pilots reported…

  • JetBlue Struck by Laser Beam (ATC Audio)

    On Dec. 28 2014, JetBlue Flight B61994 (Embraer ERJ-190AR) bound from Nassau, Bahamas to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was struck by a laser beam while on approach to Fort Lauderdale (KFLL). Prior to landing the crew requested medical personal to meet them at the gate after arrival. The first officer sustained unknown eye injury, according to…

  • AirAsia A320 Runway Excursion (Photos)

    An AirAsia Airbus A320 (RP-C8972) suffered a runway excursion while landing on runway 23 at Kalibo Airport (KLO), Philippines. Runway 23 has an LDA (Landing Distance Available) of 2187 meters. Flight Z2272 arrived at Kalibo after a scheduled flight from Manila, Philippines. The airplane came to rest on the grass and all passengers were evacuated…

  • Videos of Virgin Atlantic Emergency Landing at London Gatwick

    A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 G-VROM, flight VS43, carried out an emergency landing at London Gatwick airport due to landing gear failure. The flight was bound from London Gatwick to Las Vegas. Part 1 – Emergency Landing incl. ATC audio Part 2 – Emergency Vehicles with Radio Emergency Landing from different perspective Video from inside…

  • AirAsia A320 Missing in Indonesia

    AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control December 28 at 07:24 (Surabaya local time). The flight took off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 05:35 hours local time (22:35 UTC). The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC. The plane went missing over the…

  • Southwest and American Airlines Clip Wings in New York (Video)

    Southwest Airlines flight 449 that was just about to depart from New York LaGuardia to Denver clipped its left winglet with the back of American Airlines flight 1104 that was taxiing to its gate. The aircraft involved have been taken out of service for inspection and repairs. Video:

  • Propeller smashed through window (Photos)

    The right propeller of an Air Canada Express Bombardier Q400 smashed through the window, almost hitting one passenger. As the Q400 turboprop (C-GGBF) took off from the Calgary airport en route to Grande Prairie (Canada), the airplane experienced a blown tire. Strong winds at Calgary made the crew decide to divert to Edmonton to carry…

  • Common Type Rating approved for A350 XWB and A330 pilot training

    Airlines and pilots will both benefit from the Common Type Rating pilot training on the A350 XWB and A330 jetliners, further extending Airbus’ concept of flight operational commonality between its fly-by-wire aircraft families. The new regulatory approval means that pilots who are qualified and current on the A330 can already commence their preparations to take…

  • A350 XWB Certification for up to 370 minute ETOPS

    The Airbus A350 XWB just became the first new airliner ever to be approved before EIS for “ETOPS Beyond 180 minutes” The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the new A350-900 airliner for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘Beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time. This achievement marks the A350 XWB as being the first…

  • Photos – Condor Boeing 757 Aborted Takeoff FRA

    Today, a Condor Boeing 757-300 (D-ABON) aborted its takeoff from Frankfurt, Germany (FRA). Reason is still unknown but according to several eye witnesses (fellow spotter friends) it was pretty violent. Photos provided by retina-photo.net

  • MH370 hundreds of miles off course?

    While search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues, CNN reports, that the flight may have been hundreds of miles off course, traveling westwards in the opposite direction from its original destination. According to a Malaysian Air Force official, who wants to remain anonymous, the plane’s transponder apparently stopped working at about the time flight…