News Listings for Cessna 404

  • Coroner criticises Australia’s GA safety

    News | 20 Dec 2005 00:00

    <P>The state coroner of Western Australia has criticised the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for its low level of supervision of safety standards in general aviation and has called for an improvement in GA safety in Australia. </P> <P>The coroner’s comments come after his investigation into the deaths of two passengers in a Cessna 404 crash at Perth’s Jandakot airport in August 2003.</P> <P>The Cessna, owned by Fugro Spatial Solutions, suffered a failure of the right engine, crashed and burst into flames within two minutes of take-off, with one passenger dying at the crash site and a second dying later from burns. </P> <P>The engine failure was attributed to the shearing of a drivershaft pin and, during the investigation, it was found that a replacement sleeve bearing had been made of the wrong material – aluminium bronze rather than soft, high-lead bronze.</P> <P>The coroner says GA safety in Australia “could be considerably improved”, pointing to 638 fatal GA accidents in
  • 737 and Cessna 404 in collision over Namibia

    News | 07 Jan 2003 00:00

    <p>DAVID LEARMOUNT / LONDON</p> <p>Light aircraft lands safely after mid-air impact as airliner continues to destination</p> <p>A TAAG Angola Boeing 737-200 with 45 people on board and a chartered Cessna 404 survived a mid-air collision shortly after they had taken off from different airports serving Namibia's capital, Windhoek. The 737 crew reported the collision to Windhoek tower, then continued its flight to Lubango, southern Angola, and took off again for its final destination, Luanda.</p> <p>The Westair Wings Charters 404, with only the pilot on board, had taken off from runway 01 at Eros Airport on 26 December for a visual flight rules positioning flight to Tsumkwe in north-eastern Namibia, and had just levelled at FL115 (11,500ft/3,500m) when the impact with the 737 occurred. </p> <p>TAAG's 737, carrying nine crew and 36 passengers, had taken off from runway 08 at Windhoek Hosea Kutato International Airport. About 4min later, cleared to FL310 (31,000ft), the 737 collided wit
  • Australian ADS-B trials may lead to national deployment

    News | 07 May 2001 23:00

    <p>Emma Kelly/LONDON </p> <p>Airservices Australia has issued a tender for the provision of equipment for an automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) trial to be conducted in the Burnett Basin around Bundaberg, Queensland, in the third quarter of next year. </p> <p>Australia's air traffic services provider initially wanted 17 regional and general aviation (GA) aircraft to test ADS-B equipment during the trial ahead of a decision on whether to deploy the technology across the rest of the country. </p> <p>Flight West Airlines will equip British Aerospace Jetstream 32s for the trial, and Sunstate Airlines will outfit Bombardier Dash 8s and Shorts 360-300s. The GA aircraft to be equipped include a Whittaker Air Britten-Norman Islander and a Cessna Caravan 208, while the Queensland Ambulance Service will outfit a Cessna 404 and 414, the Sunshine Flying Academy will equip a Cessna 182 and 172, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service will operate an ADS-B-equipped Raytheon Beech King
  • Corporate aviation accidents and incidents 1999 - turbine-powered aircraft

    News | 05 Jun 2000 23:00

    <p>Individual corporate and privately owned jet-powered and turboprop aircraft accident details have been supplied by Airclaims from its <I>World Aircraft Accident Summary (WAAS)</I>*, which it compiles and publishes on behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority. The WAAS also provides analysis by category under aircraft type, event, location and operator, and Airclaims also has an exclusive information exchange agreement with the CIS Interstate Aviation Committee's Commission for Flight Safety.</p> <p>Additional information is from <I>Flight International's</I> own sources.</p> <p>Although we make every effort to ensure the listing of complete and accurate information, users should not employ the information for legal purposes or for precise statistical analysis. The availability of data is prejudiced by the fact that some companies in remote regions to not fully insure aircraft and therefore do not report incidents resulting in damage.</p> <p>The criterion for listing an accident o
  • World Air Forces listing N-R

    News | 24 Nov 1999 00:00

    <p>NAMIBIA</p> <p>NAMIBIA DEFENCE FORCE</p> <p>Namibia gained independence from South Africa in 1991. Its small defence force has been creating an air wing since an order was placed in 1994 for two SA315 Cheetahs and two SA316B Chetaks from India's Hindustan Aeronautics. The two Cheetahs were lost in a collision in 1999. The air element also has six ex-USAF Cessna 337/O-2A Super Skymasters and a Cessna F406 Caravan II for surveillance duties. Air transport is provided by a handful of Y-12s. These aircraft, with a Falcon 900 acquired in early 1992 and a Learjet 31 used for government/VIP transport, are based at Windhoek's downtown Eros airport.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>NATO</p> <p>NATO AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING FORCE</p> <p>The NAEWF was established in January 1980 to provide a European AEW force. It was granted full NATO Command Headquarters status by the alliance's Defence Planning Committee in October the same year. It consists of two elements: 17 E-3A Sentrys at Geilenkirchen, German
  • World Air Forces listing A-B

    News | 24 Nov 1999 00:00

    <p>AFGHANISTAN</p> <p>Afghanistan has been wracked by war for decades. The Islamic Taliban controls about two-thirds of the land-locked, mountainous country. Areas in the north are held by an alliance led by General Ahmad Shah Masoud. Fierce fighting frequently breaks out in and around Kabul, in the north-eastern provinces of Takhar, Kunduz and Baghlan and in the north-western provinces of Faryab and Badghis. Although 10-12 groups exist, only the Taliban and Masoud's forces lay claim to any air power. The Taliban claims to have captured Masoud's five L-39s, and appears to operate them with its 20-odd MiG-21s and Su-20/22s. Both Soviet-era types are reportedly in Masoud's service as well. Both sides have helicopters, mainly Mi-8/17s, but also Mi-24/25/35 Hinds. Taliban forces also have access to An-24 transports. Casualties continue to be high due to poor access to spares - although Pakistan is believed to aid the Taliban - and a plentiful supply of MANPADS such as SA-7 Grail (Strela 2