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Unstable Approach Contributing Factor in Southwest Airlines Hard Landing

July 23rd, 2015 by admin, Comments Off on Unstable Approach Contributing Factor in Southwest Airlines Hard Landing

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the captain’s failed attempt to recover from an unstabilized approach by transferring airplane control at low altitude instead of performing a go-around, caused a hard landing at LaGuardia International Airport in Queens, New York.

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Boeing Forecasts $1.9 Trillion 20-Year Market for New Airplanes in Asia Pacific

February 10th, 2014 by admin, Comments Off on Boeing Forecasts $1.9 Trillion 20-Year Market for New Airplanes in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE – Boeing says strong economic and passenger growth will be main drivers of new airplane demand in the Asia Pacific region.

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Deteriorated Parts Allowed Flutter Which Led to Fatal Crash at 2011 Reno Air Races

August 27th, 2012 by admin, Comments Off on Deteriorated Parts Allowed Flutter Which Led to Fatal Crash at 2011 Reno Air Races

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board determined today that deteriorated locknut inserts found in the highly modified North American P-51D airplane that crashed during the 2011 National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, allowed the trim tab attachment screws to become loose, and even initiated fatigue cracking in one screw.

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San Antonio Aerospace Faces Fine

January 21st, 2011 by admin, Comments Off on San Antonio Aerospace Faces Fine

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a civil penalty of $1,025,000 against San Antonio Aerospace LP for violating the Department of Transportation’s Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing programs.

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NTSB Sending Team to Assist Columbia With 737 Accident

August 16th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB Sending Team to Assist Columbia With 737 Accident

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a team of investigators to assist the government of Columbia with its investigation of today’s airplane accident on San Andreas Island.

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NTSB Chairman Highlights Runway Safety And Human Fatigue In Address To Air Traffic Controllers

March 23rd, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB Chairman Highlights Runway Safety And Human Fatigue In Address To Air Traffic Controllers

WASHINGTON, DC – In an address to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association in Orlando today, NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman lauded controllers for their role in keeping the number of runway incursions low while challenging the Federal Aviation Administration to hasten the pace of its efforts to improve runway safety.

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NTSB Says Northwest Pilots’ Distraction Led to Overflight of Minneapolis

March 18th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB Says Northwest Pilots’ Distraction Led to Overflight of Minneapolis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that Northwest Airlines flight 188 overflew its destination airport of Minneapolis by more than 100 miles and failed to maintain radio communications because the pilots became distracted by a conversation unrelated to the operation of the aircraft.

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Study Shows Glass Cockpits Have Not Led to Expected Safety Improvements

March 9th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on Study Shows Glass Cockpits Have Not Led to Expected Safety Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the National Transportation Safety Board adopted a study concluding that single engine airplanes equipped with glass cockpits had no better overall safety record than airplanes with conventional instrumentation.

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NTSB Finds Captain’s Actions Led to Flight 3407 Crash

February 2nd, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB Finds Captain’s Actions Led to Flight 3407 Crash

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the captain of Colgan Air flight 3407 inappropriately responded to the activation of the stick shaker, which led to an aerodynamic stall from which the airplane did not recover.

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NTSB to Assists in Ethiopian Airlines Accident

January 25th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB to Assists in Ethiopian Airlines Accident

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board will dispatch an aviation investigator to assist the government of Lebanon in its investigation of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines B- 737-800 (ET-ANB) off the coast of Lebanon.

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