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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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  • 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,...


  • Crew of ill-fated MD-83 asked to turn back: minister


    ​French government officials have disclosed that the crew of the Swiftair Boeing MD-83 which crashed in Mali had...


  • MD-83 struck wing after unstable Afghan approach


    ​Pilots of a Boeing MD-83 conducted an unauthorised approach to Kandahar, and failed to stabilise the aircraft,...


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  • ​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/
  • Used jet aircraft transactions: 8-15 September 2014

    News | 15 Sep 2014 10:13 | Olivier Bonnassies

    ​Magellan acquires four CRJ700s from Lufthansahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Used-jet-aircraft-transactions-8-15-September-2014-403683/
  • Swiftair acquires 737-400s for cargo conversion

    News | 09 Sep 2014 09:58 | Olivier Bonnassies

    ​Spanish cargo carrier Swiftair has closed the acquisition of a pair of Boeing 737-400s for cargo conversion at Aeronautical Engineers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Swiftair-acquires-737-400s-for-cargo-conversion-403476/
  • 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/
  • Crew of ill-fated MD-83 asked to turn back: minister

    News | 29 Jul 2014 11:43 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​French government officials have disclosed that the crew of the Swiftair Boeing MD-83 which crashed in Mali had sought to turn back during the flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Crew-of-ill-fated-MD-83-asked-to-turn-back-minister-402123/