Tag: accidents

CIS Civil Aviation Accident Rates Deteriorate

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 2017 commercial aviation accident rate registered by member states of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), who are signatories to the 1991 Civil Aviation and Use of Airspace Agreement, is at its worst in the last five years. Although the overall number of aviation-related accidents has remained at 2016 levels, the IAC analysis notes a […]

Southwest Airlines Cancels Flights for Engine Inspections after Deadly Accident

Reading Time: 1 minute Southwest Airlines has canceled 40 flights a day since they announced their voluntary inspection program following a deadly accident aboard a plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The airline has canceled 91 flights for Monday, according to flight tracker FlightAware. The airline has cancelled 20 flights to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International […]

2017: The Safest Year for Aviation in History

Reading Time: 2 minutes The year 2016 seemed to be a year of never-ending aviation incidents. From an Egyptair flight being “forcibly diverted” to Cyprus by a man wanting to impress his girlfriend, to then-Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence’s chartered Eastern Airlines 737-700 overrunning the runway at LaGuardia, the accidents and incidents seemed to pile up. The good news, […]

airBaltic’s Bombardier Q400 Emergency Landing in Riga

Reading Time: 1 minute airBaltic expresses regrets about the incident on September 17 at Riga International Airport. Due to an indication of a technical issue with nose landing gear, airBaltic flight BT641 with Bombardier Q400 NextGen from Riga to Zurich (departure 08:04 local time), was diverted back to the airport and made an emergency landing at 10:26 local time. […]

Rescue Of ‘Blinded’ RAF Pilot Who Was Guided Down By Colleague

Reading Time: 2 minutes AN RAF fighter jet pilot who suddenly lost his sight while on a training flight was guided down to safety by a colleague who raced to his aid, it has emerged. Leading airmen described the rescue at RAF Leeming as “amazing” – saying the 622mph maximum speed Hawk T Mk 1 combat planes would still […]

U.S. Air Force Drones Had A Record Number Of Crashes Last Year

Reading Time: 1 minute The Air Force has a huge drone problem that’s costing the military division a pretty penny. A total of 20 drones were completely destroyed or sustained at least $2 million in damages when they crashed in 2015. That’s the highest number of mishaps within a year so far, over twice the number of accidents in […]