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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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  • 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,...


  • 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...


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  • AirAsia QZ8501 accident may reflect a trend

    News | 22 Jan 2015 09:41 | David Learmount

    ​Accidents to aircraft cruising through tropical or sub-tropical zones are repeating often enough now for the industry to have cause to refresh its pilots on the risks. There have been three other accidents in similar circumstances during the last ten years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AirAsia-QZ8501-accident-may-reflect-a-trend-408168/
  • ANALYSIS: Airline safety performance in 2014

    News | 08 Jan 2015 12:10 | David Learmount

    Despite public perception, 2014 has been an extraordinarily good year for aviation safety – but the shadow of MH370, MH17 and December's AirAsia disaster cast a long shadow over the positive figureshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Airline-safety-performance-in-2014-407718/
  • 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/
  • 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/