An airline crew’s failure to pay attention to important pre-flight information was behind a near-miss at San Francisco International Airport on July 7, 2017.
That’s the conclusion of a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report on how an Air Canada flight mistakenly lined up with a taxiway instead of the runway it was cleared to land on. Four airplanes were on that taxiway, waiting for clearance to take off.
Drones have thoroughly worked their way into a variety of non-business uses, from videotaping weddings to capturing beautiful images of scenic tourist attractions, so it’s likely that they are also finding their way into the nation’s favorite summertime holiday.
The Federal Aviation Agency wants drone operators to keep safety in mind.
A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing yesterday after the protective cowling on one of its engines detached from the plane and fell away.
Terrified passengers on board Flight 1175 from San Francisco to Honolulu reported a loud bang when the incident occurred, followed by severe shaking.
An internal defect in a commercial airliner engine caused an uncontained engine failure resulting in a fire and the emergency evacuation of all aboard, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said yesterday.
American Airlines flight 383, a Boeing 767 bound for Miami, was on its takeoff roll at Chicago O’Hare International Airport Oct. 28, 2016, when a turbine disk in the right engine failed, sending metal fragments through a fuel tank and wing structure.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta said the agency has selected the University of Oklahoma and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University teams to lead the new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance (COE TTHP).
Speaking before a diverse general aviation audience at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta underscored the importance of government and industry collaboration and highlighted a number of initiatives that are making general aviation safer and more efficient.
The National Transportation Safety Board has announced that its direct final rule to narrow the reporting requirement in 49 C.F.R. § 830.5(a)(10) concerning certain resolution advisories is now effective. Confirmation of today’s effective date for the amended rule appeared in the Federal Register on February 8, 2016, at 81 FR 6458.
As part of its ongoing investigation into the September 8, 2015, engine fire during takeoff of British Airways flight 2276, a Boeing 777, at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, the NTSB today released the following investigative update.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released preliminary aviation accident statistics for 2014 today showing a slight increase in fatal general aviation accidents, which increased from 222 in 2013 to 253 in 2014.