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    West Atlantic ATP roll anomaly foxes UK investigators


    UK investigators have been unable to determine the reason for a West Atlantic Sweden British Aerospace ATP’s roll-control problems shortly after departing Jersey last year. The turboprop freighter (SE-MAO) had been bound for the neighbouring island of Guernsey on 18 August. After levelling at 2,000ft on a north-west ...

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    West Atlantic ATP veered off runway as crew botched crosswind landing


    Swedish freighter operator West Atlantic has reinforced crosswind training after investigators attributed a significant British Aerospace ATP excursion at Birmingham airport to inexperience and incorrect technique. Although the ATP, arriving from Guernsey on 22 May last year, carried out an initial crabbed approach to runway 33 in windy conditions, ...

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    West Atlantic 737 freighter damaged during Exeter landing


    Swedish-UK freight specialist West Atlantic has confirmed that one of its Boeing 737-400 cargo aircraft was involved in a landing incident at Exeter early on 19 January. West Atlantic chief Lars Jordahn tells FlightGlobal that the “incident on landing” involved freighter G-JMCY – a 1994 airframe originally delivered to ...

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    CRJ crash: Display behaviour absent from operator manuals


    ​Swedish investigators have found that operating manuals used by West Atlantic did not describe crucial aspects of the behaviour of primary cockpit displays in the event of an in-flight upset.

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    CRJ crash probe highlights ineffective crew communication


    Swedish investigators believe a Bombardier CRJ200 freighter entered a fatal descent after its crew reacted to a sudden, but inaccurate, indication of a change in attitude.

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    Crashed CRJ flight data points to anomalous pitch trace


    ​Flight-data recorder information from the crashed West Atlantic Bombardier CRJ200 freighter indicates evidence of a spurious pitch reading immediately before the autopilot on the jet disengaged.