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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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  • Swiftair speed decay echoes previous MD-80 episodes

    News | 08 Aug 2014 14:35 | 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 13:32 | 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 10:43 | 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/
  • No survivors from MD-83 crash: Swiftair

    News | 25 Jul 2014 11:29 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​There are no survivors from the Spanish-operated Boeing MD-83 which crashed which conducting an Air Algerie service out of Burkina Faso.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/No-survivors-from-MD-83-crash-Swiftair-402032/
  • ​AH5017 wreckage found in Mali

    News | 25 Jul 2014 04:01 | Greg Waldron

    The wreckage of flight AH5017 has been located in Mali near the border of Burkina Faso.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AH5017-wreckage-found-in-Mali-402015/
  • Search continues for missing Swiftair MD-83

    News | 24 Jul 2014 22:10 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    Search teams are continuing to look for the missing Boeing MD-83 operated by Spanish carrier Swiftair on behalf of Air Algerie.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Search-continues-for-missing-Swiftair-MD-83-402008/