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Air Crash Investigations - Mechanical Failure or Suicide? - The Crash of SilkAir Flight 185 By Hans Griffioen, Editor
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On 19 December 1997 SilkAir Flight 185, a Boeing 737-300, operated by SilkAir, Singapore, on its way from Jakarta to Singapore, crashed at about 16:13 local time into the Musi river near Palembang,... More > South Sumatra. All 97 passengers and seven crew members were killed. Prior to the sudden descent from 35,000 feet, the flight data recorders stopped recording at different times. There were no mayday calls transmitted from the airplane prior or during the rapid descent. The weather at the time of the crash was fine.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Pilot Error? - The Crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 By Hans Griffioen, Editor
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On 25 January 2010, at 00:41:30 UTC, Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 409, a Boeing 737-800, on its way from Beirut to Addis Abeba, crashed just after take-off from Rafic Hariri International Airport in... More > Beirut, Lebanon, into the Mediterranean Sea about 5 NM South West of Beirut International Airport. All 90 persons onboard were killed in the accident. The investigation concluded that the probable causes of the accident were pilot errors due to loss of situational awareness. Ethiopian Airlines refutes this conclusion. Other factors that could have lead to probable causes are the increased workload and stress levels that have most likely led to the captain reaching a situation of loss of situational awareness similar to a subtle in-capacitation and the F/O failure to recognize it or to intervene accordingly.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - The Deadliest Single Aircraft Accident in Aviation History - The Crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 By Hans Griffioen, Editor
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On August 12, 1985, a Japan Airlines B-747 aircraft, on its way from Tokyo to Osaka, lost shortly after take-off (around around 1825) from Tokyo part of its tail. At the time of the emergency the... More > aircraft was approaching the east coast of Southern lzu Peninsula, and after a continued flight of about 30 minutes the aircraft crashed among mountains in Ueno Village, Tano Gun, Gunma Prefecture at approximately 1856 hours. On board the aircraft were 509 passengers (including 12 infants) and a crew of 15; 524 persons in total, of which 520 persons (505 passengers and 15 crew-members) were killed, and 4 passengers seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed and fire occurred. The accident was caused by an improper repair after an accident in Osaka in 1978.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Lost Propeller Blade Kills 8 - The Crash of Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 By Hans Griffioen, Editor
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On August 21, 1995, about 1253 eastern daylight time, an Embraer EMB-120RT, airplane operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc., (ASA) as ASE flight 529, experienced the loss of a propeller blade... More > from the left engine propeller while climbing through 18,100 feet. The airplane then crashed during an emergency landing near Carrollton, Georgia. The accident killed 8 people on board. Safety issues in the report focused on manufacturer engineering practices, propeller blade maintenance repair, propeller testing and inspection procedures, the relaying of emergency information by air traffic controllers, crew resource management training, and the design of crash axes carried in aircraft.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - The Crash of American Airlines Flight 587 By Hans Griffioen, Editor
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On November 12, 2001, American Airlines flight 587, an Airbus A300-605R, took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York. Flight 587 was a scheduled passenger flight to Santo Domingo,... More > Dominican Republic, with a crew of 9 and 251 passengers aboard the airplane. Shortly after take-off the airplane lost its tail, the engines subsequently separated in flight and the airplane crashed into a residential area of Belle Harbor, New York. All 260 people aboard the airplane and 5 people on the ground were killed, and the airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Failing Brakes - The Crash of TAM Linhas Aereas Flight 3054 By Hans Griffioen, Editor
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On 17 July 2007, at 17:19 local time, an Airbus A-320, operated as flight JJ3054 by TAM Linhas Aéreas, was on its way from Porto Alegre, Brazil, for a domestic flight to Congonhas Airport in... More > São Paulo city, São Paulo State, Brazil. During the landing, at 18:54 local time, the aircraft veered to the left, overran the left edge of the runway, collided with a building, and with a fuel service station. All persons on board – six crewmembers, and 181 passengers – perished. The crash also caused 12 fatalities on the ground. The runway had recently been resurfaced, but it did not yet have water-channeling grooves cut into it to reduce the danger of hydroplaning, making landing during rain a dangerous endeavour. Flight Data Recorder information showed that immediately prior to touchdown, both thrust levers were in CL (or "climb") position, with engine power being governed by the flight computer's autothrottle system.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Eye of the Needle - The Crash of British Airways Flight 38 By Hans Griffioen, Editor
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On 28 November 2008, a Boeing 777-200ER, operated by British Airways as flight BA38, on its way from Beijing, China to London (Heathrow), suffered on approach to Heathrow Airport an in-flight engine... More > rollback. At 720 feet agl, the right engine ceased responding to autothrottle commands for increased power and instead the power reduced to 1.03 Engine Pressure Ratio (EPR). Seven seconds later the left engine power reduced to 1.02 EPR. This reduction led to a loss of airspeed and the aircraft touching down some 330 m short of the paved surface of Runway 27L at London Heathrow. The investigation identified that the reduction in thrust was due to restricted fuel flow to both engines. It was determined that the restriction occurred most probably in the Fuel Oil Heat Exchangers. The investigation identified the forming of ice in the fuel system as probable cause. The aircraft was destroyed, but there were no casualties.< Less

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