CVR snoring!

Runway is long enough if you don’t land 1,500m down it!G   Nov 24Snoring was picked up by the cockpit voice recorders of the Air India Express 737-800 that crashed at Mangalore after a flight from Dubai.   Air accident investigators revealed in a...

Nov 28 flying history

800px-DC-10_of_Air_New_Zealand_at_Heathrow_- Nov 28, 1979 257 killed in Mt Erebus disaster On the morning of 28 November 1979, Air New Zealand Flight TE901 (Regn: ZK-NZP) left Mangere airport, Auckland, for an 11-hour return sightseeing flight to Antarctica. At 12.49...

Reduced thrust being used now on QF A380’s

AS Qantas staged a major PR exercise to mark the return of its A380 fleet to service, another plane from Sydney, a 747, was grounded last night with engine failure.   The flight, QF1 from Sydney to London, was due to leave at 6.05pm – but passengers were...

Co-pilot not trained in auto-pilot recovery!

Nov 26   New Delhi “Inadvertent handling” of the control panel of an Air India Express plane carrying 113 passengers by the co-pilot when the pilot took a loo break led to its sudden plunge by 5,000 feet triggering a mid air scare. The Directorate...

Answer to TSA pat downs!

Nov 26   A woman has managed to avoid an uncomfortable airport security pat-down in the US by wearing a bikini.   Corinne Theile unbuttoned her overcoat to reveal the black two-piece before proceeding to her gate at LAX airport in Los Angeles.   New...
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