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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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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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Improper Maintenance Led to Helicopter Crash Near Las Vegas

January 29th, 2013 by admin, Comments Off on Improper Maintenance Led to Helicopter Crash Near Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board determined today that the probable cause of the Dec. 7, 2011, air tour helicopter crash near Las Vegas, Nev., was inadequate maintenance, including degraded material, improper installation, and inadequate inspections.

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NTSB Sending Investigator to Assist with Boeing 787 Battery Incident in Japan

January 16th, 2013 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB Sending Investigator to Assist with Boeing 787 Battery Incident in Japan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is sending an investigator to Japan to assist in the investigation of an emergency landing of an ANA Boeing 787 that occurred yesterday.

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NTSB Issues Recommendations to Detect and Suppress Air Cargo Fires

November 28th, 2012 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB Issues Recommendations to Detect and Suppress Air Cargo Fires

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board today issued three recommendations to reduce the impact of in-flight fires aboard cargo airplanes, saying current fire protection regulations are inadequate.

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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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NTSB Investigating Loss of Separation Involving Aircraft Carrying Michelle Obama

April 20th, 2011 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB Investigating Loss of Separation Involving Aircraft Carrying Michelle Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into an air traffic control incident on Monday in which the airplane carrying First Lady Michelle Obama aborted a landing attempt at Andrews Air Force Base

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NTSB Investigating Wing Clipping Incident at JFK Airport

April 12th, 2011 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB Investigating Wing Clipping Incident at JFK Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a wing tip clipping that occurred between an Airbus A380 (F-HPJD) and a Bombardier CRJ-700 (N641CA) at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York last night.

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NTSB Investigates United Airlines Incident in New Orleans

April 5th, 2011 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB Investigates United Airlines Incident in New Orleans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a team to investigate an incident involving a passenger jetliner in New Orleans.

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