Tag: NTSB

United Express Plane Catches Fire at Denver

Reading Time: 1 minute Passengers were evacuated from a United Express jet at Denver International Airport Sunday afternoon. The plane’s left engine caught fire after landing, according to authorities. Passengers on the aircraft were heading from Aspen to Denver. No injuries were reported. Video and pictures on social media documented the scary moments for more than 60 people on […]

Alaska Airlines With First FAA-Approved Flight Simulator

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last week, Alaska Airlines became the first commercial airline in the world to receive FAA certification of an enhanced full-stall model in a flight simulator, which helps pilots train to recognize and recover from a full aerodynamic stall. While this type of mid-air stall is extremely rare, simulator training helps pilots prepare for worst-case scenarios. […]

Fuel Exhaustion Brings Down Piper

Reading Time: 1 minute During the night cross-country flight, the Piper PA-28-181 had been flying for four hours, 21 minutes and was about six miles from the destination airport when the pilot reported a fuel emergency to air traffic control. He stated that he was going to attempt to land on a highway, however, the plane hit 160-foot power […]