Tag: investigation

Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crash: Preliminary Report Nears

Reading Time: 2 minutes Almost a month has passed since the tragic crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which killed 157 people on board. According to the ICAO rules, Ethiopia is required to release a preliminary report on the accident within 30 days of the crash. Formally, the deadline is 9 April. Thus, the report is […]

Nepal Plane Crash Caused by ‘Emotionally Disturbed’ Captain?

Reading Time: 1 minute A leaked draft of the official investigation of the US-Bangla Airlines flight from Dhaka to the Nepali capital crash reveals that the captain of the plane suffered an “emotional breakdown”. Conflicting reports that emerged shortly after the crash had suggested confusion between the pilot and air traffic control might have caused the accident. The report said air traffic control […]

Soldier Dies As Russian Military Plane Crash-Lands In Saratov

Reading Time: 1 minute A soldier died after a Russian plane crash-landed during a training flight. One soldier was killed and five injured during an An-26 military transport aircraft training flight in Russia’s Saratov Region, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. “The plane caught fire during a hard landing. One serviceman was killed, five crew members were quickly delivered […]

Trans Maldivian de Havilland DHC-6 Tipped Over On Water Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A Trans Maldivian de Havilland DHC-6-300 on floats, registration 8Q-TMV performing a flight from Rangali Island to Male (Maldives) with 9 passengers and 3 crew, landed on Male’s sea plane port at 08:33L (03:33Z) but tipped over to the left and came to a stop partly submerged with the nose and left wing tip below […]

China Eastern Airbus A321 Skids Off The Runway In Hong Kong

Reading Time: 1 minute Flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport were disrupted for almost two hours on Wednesday morning after a China Eastern Airlines plane skidded off the runway while landing during heavy rain. Flight MU765 from Nanjing landed at 10:51am and airport officials said the Airbus A321 slid off the runway as it was making its […]

Pilot Instructor Naps Leaving Trainee to Get 305 Passengers to London

Reading Time: 1 minute A Pakistani pilot entrusted with training a junior flight officer chose instead to sleep his way through much of the flight, placing the lives of the 305 passengers at grave risk. Pilot and trainer Amir Akhtar Hashmi apparently spent a quiet two and a half hours en route, resting comfortably in a business class seat […]

India’s DGCA Investigating A320neo P&W Engines

Reading Time: 2 minutes India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating incidents involving Pratt & Whitney engines in the A320neo fleet of IndiGo Airlines and GoAir. Part of their investigation will involve the inspection of sixteen A320neo aircraft in IndiGo’s fleet and five in GoAir’s, reports The Times of India. The inspection is due to take two […]

Pakistani Airline Accused of Issuing Handwritten Boarding Passes

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Pakistani airliner is investigating how and why at least seven more passengers than the maximum allowed were able to board a plane in Pakistan and then forced to stand in the aisle for more than three hours from takeoff to landing. Pakistan International Airlines admitted over the weekend that 416 people were on board […]

CEO of Kenya’s Baracuda Airways Arrested For Fraud

Reading Time: 1 minute The Chief Executive Officer of Kenyan start-up Baracuda Airways has been arrested on allegations of fraud, reports ch-aviation. John Majiwa was tracked down and taken into custody this past weekend and has been charged with scamming more than forty investors out of KES200 million (USD1.9 million), according to Kenyan newspaper The Star. The Kenyan Flying […]

Germanwings Flight 9525 Probe Closed by German Prosecutors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Almost two years after the crash of Germanwings flight 9525 which killed all 150 passengers and crew on board, German prosecutors have closed the investigation, concluding that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot, was solely responsible in the intentional crashing of the aircraft. A number of victims’ relatives have been upset by the closing of the investigation. […]