A pilot who mistaken lined up with a taxiway instead of a runway nearly caused his or her small plane to collide with four passenger jets that were on the taxiway, according to a preliminary report on the incident by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that enter the protected airspace around airports can pose serious threats to safety. The FAA is coordinating with our government and industry partners to evaluate technologies that can be used safely to detect drones near airports.
There were no apparent mechanical problems with the Boeing 737 that slid on a runway at LaGuardia Oct. 27th, veering to the right before coming to a stop on the turf about 200 feet from the end of the runway. The 11 crew and 37 passengers deplaned via the airstairs. There were no injuries.
General aviation accidents in U.S. claimed 384 lives last year
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and general aviation (GA) group’s #FlySafe national safety campaign aims to educate the GA community on best practices in calculating and predicting aircraft performance, and on operating within established aircraft limitations.
The fuel supply line of a plane that caught fire on a Ft. Lauderdale runway Oct. 29th, terrifying its passengers, had disconnected, says the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the incident.
Last week’s reports of lasers being pointed at 34 commercial jets as they flew over New Jersey were noteworthy for the sheer number of incidents involved, but unfortunately, are part of a trend that has become all too common. The FAA says last year, it logged 3,894 incidents of lasers pointed at airplanes, all over the country.
Although the National Weather Service (NWS) usually has up-to-the-minute information on wind, fog, icing, turbulence and wind shear, it doesn’t always provide it to pilots during preflight weather forecasts – and that’s something the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants to change.