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  • Pilot handling major cause of 2009 accidents IATA reveals


    IATA calls for renewed focus on real-skills training


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  • Pilot handling major cause of 2009 accidents IATA reveals


    IATA calls for renewed focus on real-skills training


  • Emergency locator beacon helps ATC get light aircraft back home


    The pilot of a light twin-engined aircraft was able, following a total electrical failure at night, to bring his...


  • A320 ditching reignites debate about training pilots for landing on water


    A320 ditching reignites debate about training pilots for landing on water


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  • Pilot handling major cause of 2009 accidents IATA reveals

    News | 19 Feb 2010 12:00 | David Leamount

    IATA calls for renewed focus on real-skills traininghttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pilot-handling-major-cause-of-2009-accidents-IATA-reveals-338600/
  • Emergency locator beacon helps ATC get light aircraft back home

    News | 15 Jan 2010 17:00 | David Leamount

    The pilot of a light twin-engined aircraft was able, following a total electrical failure at night, to bring his aircraft back to base by using a hand-held emergency locator beacon (ELB) and a mobile telephone.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Emergency-locator-beacon-helps-ATC-get-light-aircraft-back-home-337225/
  • Crashed Yemenia A310 faced challenging Comoros approach

    News | 03 Jul 2009 14:00 | David Leamount

    <P>The crew of the <A href="http://www.yemenia.com/">Yemenia</A> Airbus <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/landingpage/a310.html">A310</A>-300 that crashed during a night let-down to Moroni airport on the Comoros Islands on 30 June faced a high-workload approach. Some airlines refuse to perform night approaches at the airport.There was no emergency call from the crew to indicate technical problems. </P> <P>The aircraft crashed into the sea north-west of the island in a location least 20km (11nm) north of the flightpath that it would have been expected to fly to position for Runway 20. </P> <P>All 11 crew and 141 of the 142 passengers were killed, but rescue boats picked up a 14-year-old girl survivor who, the Cormoros medical services report, received injuries, although she is expected to recover. </P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 555px" alt="graphic a310 445" src="../assets/getAssethttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Crashed-Yemenia-A310-faced-challenging-Comoros-approach-329227/
  • A320 ditching reignites debate about training pilots for landing on water

    News | 19 Jan 2009 17:00 | David Leamount

    A320 ditching reignites debate about training pilots for landing on waterhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A320-ditching-reignites-debate-about-training-pilots-for-landing-on-water-321229/
  • Global airline accidents snapshot for 2008 to 23 December

    News | 23 Dec 2008 16:52 | David Leamount

    <P>An assessment of global airline crashes for 2008 at 23 December shows a considerable rise in the number of fatal accidents, but a fall in the number of resulting deaths. </P> <P>This squares with the International Air Transport Association's snapshot of the year to 1 December, in which it revealed that airline safety has stopped improving, although IATA's figures are based on <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2008/12/12/320075/iata-shows-airliner-safety-has-stopped-improving.html">jet hull-loss accidents, and not all of these involve fatalities.</A> </P> <P>Flightglobal's safety snapshot for the year to 23 December shows 33 fatal airline accidents, whereas the whole of 2007 produced only 25, which was an all time low. </P> <P>But this year to 23 December has seen only 589 fatalities worldwide compared with the 744 recorded by the end of 2007. </P> <P>A lot can happen in eight days, however. Flightglobal will review global airline safety for the entire year 2008 during thttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Global-airline-accidents-snapshot-for-2008-to-23-December-320483/
  • US investigates a near midair collision in New York

    News | 08 Jul 2008 17:00 | David Leamount

    <P>The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced it is formally investigating a near mid-air collision involving a Boeing 737 and 767 at <A href="http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=jfk+airport&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=40.659545,-73.828468&amp;spn=0.125794,0.211487&amp;z=12&amp;iwloc=addr">New&nbsp;York Kennedy airport</A>.</P> <P>The agency says, on 5 July at 20:36 local time, a Cayman Airways <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/737">737-300&nbsp;</A>that was executing a missed approach from runway 22L when it conflicted with a 767-300 operated by Chilean carrier LAN that was taking off from runway 13R. </P> <P>The NTSB says: “Tower controllers intervened to attempt to resolve the conflict, assigning both aircraft diverging headings.&nbsp; The closest proximity of the two aircraft has not yet been determined.&nbsp; At the time of the incident, the weather was visual meteorological conditions with 6 miles [10km] visibility in haze. There werhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-investigates-a-near-midair-collision-in-New-York-225159/