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  • Swiftair speed decay echoes previous MD-80 episodes


    ​While investigators have yet to ascertain the reason for the loss of control of the Swiftair Boeing MD-83 over Mali, the accident shares several parallels with earlier events in which speed decay in early cruise led MD-80s into a high-altitude stall.


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  • OPINION: After Indonesia AirAsia crash, hand-wringing is not enough


    ​Modern airliners should not fall out of the sky, so why did an Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 do so with no emergency...


  • AirAsia crash mirrors other recent weather-related accidents


    The operational conditions affecting the missing AirAsia Airbus A320 before it crashed into the Java Sea with no...


  • Swiftair speed decay echoes previous MD-80 episodes


    ​While investigators have yet to ascertain the reason for the loss of control of the Swiftair Boeing MD-83 over Mali,...


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  • OPINION: After Indonesia AirAsia crash, hand-wringing is not enough

    News | 07 Jan 2015 14:55

    ​Modern airliners should not fall out of the sky, so why did an Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 do so with no emergency call? Unless it was some form of terrorism or sabotage one can only look to previous experience for answers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-After-Indonesia-AirAsia-crash-hand-wringing-is-not-enough-407634/
  • AirAsia crash mirrors other recent weather-related accidents

    News | 29 Dec 2014 14:44 | David Learmount

    The operational conditions affecting the missing AirAsia Airbus A320 before it crashed into the Java Sea with no emergency call appear to mirror the circumstances surrounding two other recent accidents. The Indonesia-led search of the sea between Sumatra and Borneo continues.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AirAsia-crash-mirrors-other-recent-weather-related-accidents-407493/
  • ​Crashed MD-83 became unstable after levelling off

    News | 20 Sep 2014 20:55 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Investigators have determined that the Swiftair Boeing MD-83 that crashed in Mali descended in a steep nose-down and left-bank attitude.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Crashed-MD-83-became-unstable-after-levelling-off-403930/
  • Swiftair speed decay echoes previous MD-80 episodes

    News | 08 Aug 2014 15:35 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​While investigators have yet to ascertain the reason for the loss of control of the Swiftair Boeing MD-83 over Mali, the accident shares several parallels with earlier events in which speed decay in early cruise led MD-80s into a high-altitude stall.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Swiftair-speed-decay-echoes-previous-MD-80-episodes-402532/
  • Swiftair MD-83 lost speed before rapid spiral descent

    News | 07 Aug 2014 14:32 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​French investigators have determined that a Swiftair Boeing MD-83 lost over Mali entered a rapid spiral descent from which it failed to recover.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Swiftair-MD-83-lost-speed-before-rapid-spiral-descent-402475/
  • ASKY to keep main hub focus at Lome despite Accra calls

    News | 30 Jul 2014 16:45 | Martin Rivers

    ASKY Airlines is committed to its hub at Lome, Togo and will only increase operations at Accra, Ghana by boosting aircraft utilisation overnight, chief executive Yissehak Zewoldi tells Flightglobal.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ASKY-to-keep-main-hub-focus-at-Lome-despite-Accra-calls-402199/