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UPDATE – Search Underway in BC for Overdue Aircraft

June 10th, 2017 by admin, No Comments

Monday June 12, 2017
Kelowna, BC – Search efforts for a missing aircraft continued into a fifth day today as weather improved allowing search crews to comb higher elevations not previously accessible due to cloud.
The missing aircraft, a Piper Warrior with two people on board, departed Lethbridge Alta, on June 8th enroute to Kamloops , […]

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Aviation Community Mourning the Loss of Airshow Performer

August 28th, 2016 by admin, Comments Off on Aviation Community Mourning the Loss of Airshow Performer

The Aviation Community is today mourning the loss of Airshow Performer Marcus Paine. The 61 year old pilot died Saturday while performing at the Airshow of the Cascades in Madras Oregon.

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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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NTSB Calls for Better Ways to Find Aircraft Accident Sites and Retrieve Critical Flight Data

January 23rd, 2015 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB Calls for Better Ways to Find Aircraft Accident Sites and Retrieve Critical Flight Data

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board today issued a series of safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration calling for improvements in locating downed aircraft and ways to obtain critical flight data faster and without the need for immediate underwater retrieval.

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Cessna 180 Floatplane crashes near Vernon, BC

July 28th, 2014 by admin, Comments Off on Cessna 180 Floatplane crashes near Vernon, BC

VERNON, BC – At about 6:45 pm this evening the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP received a report of a small plane down in the area of six Mile Creek Rd off the west side of Okanagan Lake.

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FAA Measure Could Improve Safety in Thousands of Aircraft

February 5th, 2014 by admin, Comments Off on FAA Measure Could Improve Safety in Thousands of Aircraft

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration today took an important step to help improve safety in small aircraft by simplifying design approval requirements for a cockpit instrument called an angle of attack indicator.

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NTSB Investigation into Boeing 787 Battery Fire Nears Completion

January 8th, 2014 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB Investigation into Boeing 787 Battery Fire Nears Completion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The investigative work into the Jan. 7, 2013, fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston, is estimated to be completed by the end of March

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Vancouver Island Plane Crash Claims Two on Board

December 15th, 2013 by admin, Comments Off on Vancouver Island Plane Crash Claims Two on Board

TOFINO, B.C. – The Tofino RCMP and BC Coroners Service are currently at the site of a fatal plane crash on Vargas Island, located northwest of Tofino, BC.

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RCAF Search and Rescue Crews Medevac Injured Horseback Rider

August 31st, 2013 by admin, Comments Off on RCAF Search and Rescue Crews Medevac Injured Horseback Rider

19 WING COMOX, B.C.— RCAF Search and Rescue crews from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron provided assistance to Provincial Ground Search and Rescue crews to evacuate a man who had been thrown from his horse in a wooded area 70 miles west of Quesnel, B.C.

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Mid Air Collision Kills Four Near Pemberton BC

June 29th, 2013 by admin, Comments Off on Mid Air Collision Kills Four Near Pemberton BC

PEMBERTON, BC – Whistler RCMP are on scene at Nairn Falls provincial campground investigating a collision between two aircraft just south of Pemberton.

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