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AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS GHOSTS? The Crash of Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 By Pete Collins, Editor
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On December 29, 1972 an Eastern Air Lines’ Lockheed L-1011, as Flight 401 on its way from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, to Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida,... More > crashed at 2342 eastern standard time in the Everglades, approximately 18 miles west northwest of Miami International Airport. The aircraft was destroyed. There were 163 passengers and a crew of 13 aboard the aircraft, 99 people died in the crash. The flight was diverted because of problems with the nose landing gear The aircraft climbed to 2,000 feet while the crew attempted to correct the problem. Surviving passengers and crewmembers stated that the flight was routine and operated normally before impact with the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident, was preoccupation with a malfunction of the nose landing gear position indicating system distracted the crew’s attention from the instruments and allowed the descent to go unnoticed.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Deadly Mistake - The Crash of Kish Airlines Flight IRK 7170 By Pete Collins, Editor
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On February 10, 2004, around 11.30 local time, Kish Airlines Flight IRK 7170, a Fokker F27, operated a scheduled passenger flight from Kish Island, Republic of Iran, to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates,... More > a 35 minutes flight. The aircraft was designed and manufactured in the Netherlands and registered in the Islamic Republic of Iran. During the approach, in good visibility, to land on runway 12 of Sharjah International Airport, the aircraft was observed to pitch down and suddenly turn to the left. The aircraft continued to descend and turn at high pitch and roll angles and impacted a sandy area 2.6 nm from the runway threshold. A large explosion was seen. The aircraft was destroyed and there were 43 fatalities. The accident was attributed to the movement of the power levers of the propellers by a pilot (it is not known who) from the flight idle position into the ground control range, which led to an irreversible loss of flight control.< Less
AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON RIVER The Ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 By Pete Collins, Editor
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On January 15, 2009, about 1527 eastern standard time, US Airways flight 1549, an Airbus Industrie A320-214, N106US, experienced an almost complete loss of thrust in both engines after encountering a... More > flock of birds and was subsequently ditched on the Hudson River about 8.5 miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York City, New York. The flight was en route to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, and had departed LGA about 2 minutes before the in-flight event occurred. The 150 passengers and 5 crewmembers evacuated the airplane via the forward and overwing exits. One flight attendant and four passengers were seriously injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged beyond repair. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the ingestion of large birds into each engine, which resulted in an almost total loss of thrust in both engines and the subsequent ditching on the Hudson River.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Flying Coffin - The Near Crash of Olympic Airlines Flight OA202 By Pete Collins, Editor
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The Lockheed 1011 registered A6-BSM, operated by Star Jet and chartered by Olympic Airlines, arrived on 4 July 2005 at Terminal 1 at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Departure was delayed because the... More > forward hold door could not be closed. A mechanic tried to close the door manually with a hammer and a chuck. Some passengers, worried about the apparent state of the cabin and the noise, asked to disembark, and this led to a mass movement. The airplane took finally off at 16h17. Shortly after departure the crew noticed problems with engine number 3. The captain requested the SEVERE DAMAGE procedure and returned to the airport. The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la sécurité de l’aviation civile (BEA) investigated the incident. BEA found out that the aircraft suffered from many problems, such as leaking fuel, malfunctioning safety features and lacking maintenance. The flight crew was not properly licensed, the captain was too old to fly in Europe. The Lockheed Tristar was a flying coffin.< Less
AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS - DEADLY MISTAKE - The Crash of Kish Airlines Flight IRK 7170 By Pete Collins, Editor
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On February 10, 2004, around 11.30 local time, Kish Airlines Flight IRK 7170, a Fokker F27, operated a scheduled passenger flight from Kish Island, Republic of Iran, to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates,... More > a 35 minutes flight. The aircraft was designed and manufactured in the Netherlands and registered in the Islamic Republic of Iran. During the approach, in good visibility, to land on runway 12 of Sharjah International Airport, the aircraft was observed to pitch down and suddenly turn to the left. The aircraft continued to descend and turn at high pitch and roll angles and impacted a sandy area 2.6 nm from the runway threshold. A large explosion was seen. The aircraft was destroyed and there were 43 fatalities. The accident was attributed to the movement of the power levers of the propellers by a pilot (it is not known who) from the flight idle position into the ground control range, which led to an irreversible loss of flight control.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Miracle on the Hudson River - The Ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 By Pete Collins, Editor
eBook (ePub): $9.99
On January 15, 2009, about 1527 eastern standard time, US Airways flight 1549, an Airbus Industrie A320-214, N106US, experienced an almost complete loss of thrust in both engines after encountering a... More > flock of birds and was subsequently ditched on the Hudson River about 8.5 miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York City, New York. The flight was en route to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, and had departed LGA about 2 minutes before the in-flight event occurred. The 150 passengers and 5 crewmembers evacuated the airplane via the forward and overwing exits. One flight attendant and four passengers were seriously injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged beyond repair. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the ingestion of large birds into each engine, which resulted in an almost total loss of thrust in both engines and the subsequent ditching on the Hudson River.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Ghosts? - The Crash of Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 By Pete Collins, Editor
eBook (ePub): $8.99
On December 29, 1972 an Eastern Air Lines’ Lockheed L-1011, as Flight 401 on its way from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, to Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida,... More > crashed at 2342 eastern standard time in the Everglades, approximately 18 miles west northwest of Miami International Airport. The aircraft was destroyed. There were 163 passengers and a crew of 13 aboard the aircraft, 99 people died in the crash. The flight was diverted because of problems with the nose landing gear The aircraft climbed to 2,000 feet while the crew attempted to correct the problem. Surviving passengers and crewmembers stated that the flight was routine and operated normally before impact with the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident, was preoccupation with a malfunction of the nose landing gear position indicating system distracted the crew’s attention from the instruments and allowed the descent to go unnoticed.< Less

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