Tag: fatal accident

Boeing 737 MAX: China Grounds MAX 8 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following the fatal crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 on 10 March 2019, Civil Aviation Administration of China requested all its domestic carriers to suspend the operations of MAX 8 planes. According to the statement, domestic airlines of China are obliged to ground MAX 8 aircraft until 6 PM 11 March 2019. […]

IATA Releases 2018 Airline Safety Performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents compared to 2017. The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.35, which was the equivalent of one accident for […]

Iran Aseman ATR 72 Crash: Human Error?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran investigating the crash of Iran Aseman ATR 72-212 has released  an interim report on the causes of the fatal accident, which took the lives of 60 passengers as well as 6 crew members on 18 February 2018. According to the document, many causes contributed to the crash, […]

One Dead after the Engine Explodes on a Southwest Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 with 149 people aboard performed an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on April 17 after an engine exploded and broke apart in mid-air causing one fatality. Depending on the information of the flight tracking website, FlightAware.com, Southwest flight 1380 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport at around 10:27 […]

Plane Crash at TPC Scottsdale Leaves Six Dead

Reading Time: 1 minute A single-engine plane carrying six people crashed on an Arizona golf course shortly after takeoff on Monday evening, killing everyone on board, the authorities said. Moments after the plane took off from the Scottsdale Airport around 8:45 p.m., it went down in a fiery crash on the TPC Scottsdale golf course, sparking a small fire […]

Pilot Fatigue: A Matter Threatening Aviation Safety?

Reading Time: 6 minutes It is perfectly normal for people to become tired. Nearly everyone experiences fatigue, however, some professions, such as aviation, medicine or the military, demand precise, rapid and well-informed decision making as well as communication with little margin for error. Concern about the potential for fatigue to negatively affect human performance in the aviation context extends […]

Myanmar Military Plane With Over 100 On Board Crashes Into The Sea

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pieces of a Myanmar military plane which went missing with more than 100 soldiers and family members aboard were found in the Andaman Sea late Wednesday, a local official said. Navy ships and aircraft had been searching since the afternoon when the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers. The Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane left […]

Helicopter Crash Kills Five Russian High-Level Business Executives

Reading Time: 2 minutes A helicopter carrying an executive of the Turkish Eczabicasi group and four Russians, including the firm’s Russian operations chief, crashed in Istanbul on Friday, killing five of the seven people on board, the company’s chairman said. The Sikorsky S-76, belonging to the Eczacibasi group of companies, was carrying seven people — the company’s four Russian […]

Multiple Deaths as Shooter Opens Fire at Ft. Lauderdale Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes A shooter killed “multiple people” at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday before being taken into custody, officials said. CNN quoted an official as saying five people died in the shooting, and MSNBC said at least nine were shot, citing unnamed law enforcement sources. The Broward County Sheriff’s office tweeted “multiple people” had died and […]

Two People Die in Mi-2 Helicopter Crash in Russia

Reading Time: 1 minute Two people, pilot and passenger, died as a result of the crash of a Mil Mi-2 helicopter in the Russian southwestern Krasnodar territory, according to a senior criminalist with the local investigative committee. “Two people died as a result of the crash. One of them was a pilot, information on the second one, whether he […]