Category: Accidents & Incidents

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

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 […]

West Atlantic Flight Recorders Were Found by Swedish Investigators

Swedish accident investigators have recovered the two flight recorders from the West Atlantic Bombardier CRJ200 freighter that crashed in Sweden near the Norwegian border in the early hours of Jan. 8, killing the two crew members. The Gothenburg-based European mail and express freight carrier West Atlantic CRJ200PF, operating as flight PT294, was en route from […]

Air France 777 Diverted After Fake Bomb Found in Toilet

An Air France Boeing 777 enroute from Mauritius to Paris Dec.20 diverted to Kenya after a fake bomb was discovered in one of the lavatories. According to a New York Times report, the fake device was made of cardboard, sheets of paper and a timer; nothing that would have triggered an alert during airport screening. […]

Egypt Contradicts Bomb Theory on Metrojet Crash

Egyptian investigators for the Metrojet Airbus A321 crash say it has not received “information indicating unlawful interference” or a “terrorist act” in the Oct. 31 crash, contradicting statements made by Russia’s Federal Security Police in mid-November that “a self-made explosive device equivalent of up to 1 kg of TNT” had been set off on board. […]

Fire and Fumes Incidents Prompt IATA Scrutiny of Hoverboard Carriage

A number of fumes and small fire incidents involving lithium-battery-powered hoverboards loaded on to airliners has prompted IATA to develop industry guidelines for handling the new-fad gliding vehicles. Several airlines are banning the carriage of hoverboards over concerns they pose a fire hazard. In a media briefing in Geneva Dec. 10, IATA officials said that […]

Investigators Narrowed the Search for Missing MH370

Australian investigators believe both of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370’s engines flamed out, suggesting the Boeing 777-200 was not intentionally ditched. Also, new analysis has narrowed the search area for MH370, giving officials renewed hope of finding the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a new report on MH370 based on research and […]