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21 April 2021

Limitations of see-and-avoid, lack of warning alerts, led to Alaska midair collision

21 April 2021

A midair collision of two air tour airplanes was caused by “the inherent limitations of the see-and-avoid concept” along with the absence of alerts from both airplanes’ traffic display systems, the NTSB concluded.

FAA issues warning for flights in Russia-Ukraine border airspace

17 April 2021

The FAA issued Notams, warning U.S. airlines to review current security/threat information and to provide at least 72-hours advance notice of planned flights over airspace covering the Russian-Ukraine border.

Loadsheet error factor in A320 tailstrike incident, Milan

15 April 2021

An A320 suffered a tailstrike on takeoff from Milan because of an uneven aircraft loading. Loadsheet preparation procedures led to an error during stopover, according to a newly released accident report.

Checklist interruption factor in Metroliner runway excursion, Canada

14 April 2021

The flightcrew’s interruption of a checklist was factor in the February 2020 Metroliner runway excursion accident at Dryden, Canada, according to the newly released investigation report.

Pilot’s actions, maintenance issues contributed to fatal crash of historic B-17 airplane

13 April 2021

The National Transportation Safety Board detailed in an accident report issued April 13 the circumstances that led to the crash of a Boeing B-17G airplane that killed seven people and injured seven others. The NTSB determined the probable cause of the accident was the pilot’s failure to properly manage the airplane’s configuration and airspeed following […]

FAA extends security notice for flights over Egypt Sinai Peninsula

7 April 2021

The United States FAA extended a security warning for the Egypt Sinai Peninsula by another year due to continuing concern for flight safety. The initial Notam was issued on March 30, 2015, based on the FAA’s assessment that international civil air routes that transit the Cairo (HECC) Flight Information Region (FIR) over the Sinai Peninsula and aircraft operating to […]

Ethiopian Boeing 737 lands at wrong airport in Zambia

5 April 2021

An Ethiopian Boeing 737-800 landed at an airport near Ndola, Zambia, that was still under construction.

Report: Crew missed SIGMETs, factor in B757 low fuel emergency at Manchester

28 March 2021

The crew of an Icelandair Boeing 757 missed SIGMETs and improperly chose an alternate airport, causing a low fuel emergency at Manchester Airport

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan crashes in a mountainous area near Marsabit, Kenya

20 March 2021

A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan crashed in a mountainous area near Marsabit, Kenya, killing both occupants.

Iran issues final report on Ukraine International flight PS752 shoot down

17 March 2021

AAIB Iran issued the final report on the shootdown of Ukraine International flight PS752, the Boeing 737-800 that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran-Imam Khomeini Airport, Iran in January 2020.