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If we had been able to track MH370…

Let’s go back to 8 March and start again from the point where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 radar return disappears from ATC screens as the transponder is deactivated, then turns west from its north-easterly heading. This sequence, using what little is known about the 777′s behaviour that night, is intended to show that a […]

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The flight path of the MH370 story

It was about 01:30 local time on Saturday 8 March that the secondary radar return of flight MH370 no longer painted on Kuala Lumpur radar screens, and no-one at the Vietnamese ATC centre at Ho Chi Minh City that was expecting to take over surveillance responsibility for it could see them either. A week later, […]

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Malaysia is handling MH370 incompetently

It’s bad enough for a widebody jet to go missing with 239 people on board, but then for the responsible country’s government and aviation agencies to handle the associated information with total incompetence is unforgivable. China, which may have lost more of its nationals on board than any other single country, certainly thinks so. This […]

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Asiana: one of several similar events

The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 accident at San Francisco is one of several events that emphasise the need to review, in precise detail, what the effects of high levels of aircraft automation are, not only on the way pilots carry out their task, but also how they perceive their role in the control of the […]

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Asiana: the facts so far

The ill-fated Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER had flown more than ten hours across the Pacific from Seoul, Korea, landing at San Francisco on 6 July. It carried two crews – four pilots in total – to allow periods of rest for each of them during the flight. The flight was uneventful, and the San Francisco weather was very good when the […]

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