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    21 Dec 2010
  • C-17 crash report exposes cracks in USAF safety culture
    C-17 crash report exposes cracks in USAF safety culture
    17 Dec 2010
    Pilot error is the US Air Force's official cause for the first fatal crash of a Boeing C-17, but the service's investigation report has also exposed lax oversight of an over-aggressive flier who was allowed to repeatedly perform an unsafe airshow routine.
  • VIDEO: C-17 pilot ignored stall warnings before crash, USAF says
    VIDEO: C-17 pilot ignored stall warnings before crash, USAF says
    11 Dec 2010
    A US Air Force accident investigation report released today blames the pilot for a 28 July crash of a Boeing C-17 at Elmendorf AFB that killed all aboard. The non-identified pilot first ignored stall warnings after banking right aggressively within 60sec of takeoff, then responded incorrectly, according to an executive summary of the accident investigation board report. The co-pilot and safety observer on the flight deck also ignored multiple warnings. All three flight deck crew members and a loadmaster died in the accident. The board also found the crash was caused by the crew s channelized attention, overconfidence, expectancy, misplaced motivation, procedural guidance, and programme oversight . The video released by the USAF sh
  • USAF confirms four killed in Elmendorf C-17 crash
    USAF confirms four killed in Elmendorf C-17 crash
    30 Jul 2010
    The US Air Force has confirmed that there were no survivors of a 28 July crash involving one of its C-17 transports ...
  • This Week briefings
    16 Feb 2009
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