Tag Archives: Crash

Scaremongering media reporting forces Kingfisher to issue clarifying statement on Mumbai crash

In the hours following the crash of Kingfisher Airlines ATR-72-500 VT-KAC at Mumbai yesterday, as usual the mainstream media went on a feeding frenzy with all kinds of speculative reports, most of which are completely inaccurate. Kingfisher Airlines has been forced to issue a statement in an attempt to quell these wild speculations. Normally Bangalore Aviation does not reproduce complete …

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Kingfisher flight crashes at Mumbai, shuts down airport

A Kingfisher Airlines Aerospatiale ATR-72-500, registration VT-KAC performing flight IT-4124 from Bhavnagar skidded off the runway and crashed at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) at 16:40 local (11:10Z). 42 passengers and 4 crew were evacuated safely, no injuries occurred to the passengers and crew. It appears the plane overran the runway, skidded and came to rest on soft ground …

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Surveillance video footage of Sudan Air Boeing 707 crash at Sharjah

Gulf television has broadcast surveillance video footage of the Azza Transport Boeing 707-300 freighter, registration ST-AKW which crashed at Sharjah while performing freight flight SD-2241 from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Khartoum in Sudan on Wednesday October 21. The video shows the 707 climb out normally though the actual lift-off is out of view 23 seconds in video). …

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Sharjah airport shut down after Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes

News reports are indicating that a Sudanese Boeing 707 cargo plane with six persons on board crashed and burned on take-off from Sharjah International Airport (IATA:SHJ, ICAO:OMSJ) in the United Arab Emirates around 15:50 local. The Boeing 707 crashed about two kilometres from the airport soon after taking off from Sharjah to Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. Eye witnesses say the …

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Summary of worldwide commercial jet airplane accidents 1959-2008

With the recent spate of crashes, air safety has been brought to the fore on the web. Debates are roaring about who is better and safer — Boeing or Airbus. Randy Tinseth, vice president, marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes says it best. All commercial airplanes, whether designed and manufactured by Boeing or another company, must meet the same stringent safety …

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Air France #AF447: The search so far – some great sources of information – IAG and ATI

The search and recovery operations go on for Air France AF-447, as does my search for information. Some information I recommend as well worth reading and listening. My good friend Addison Schonland at IAG has created and continues to create a nice series of articles and podcasts on AF447. A decoding and analysis of the ACARS messages A podcast of …

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Air France #AF447: Theories abound as recovered debris is not from the jet

As Brazilian authorities indicate the recently recovered debris is not from Air France AF-447, all forms of theories are popping up. One theory that faulty sensors that may have given erroneous speed indications has prompted the airplane manufacturer Airbus SAS to issue warnings to operators of all A330 aircraft. More preposterous theories abound that Air France AF447 collided with another …

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Air France #AF447: Finding answers will be difficult

The search for the debris is widening. As per Brazil’s Defence Minister Nelson Jobim the debris discovered so far is spread over 230 kilometres (140 miles) located about 640 kilometres (400 miles) north-east of the Fernando de Noronha islands. This wide debris field suggests a mid-air break-up. A deep water submersible considered key to finding the Digital Flight Data Recorder …

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A poem for the victims of Air France AF447

An extract from the poem Footsteps in the Sand by Brazilian poet Ademar de Barros which was read at the end of the inter-religious prayer ceremony for the 228 who perished on-board Air France AF447 June 1, 2009. One night, I dreamed a dream, I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from …

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Air France Airbus A330 flight AF447 Rio de Janeiro to Paris missing; 228 feared lost – Update 3

Follow Bangalore Aviation on Twitter. An Air France Airbus A330-200, registration F-GZCP performing flight AF447 which departed May 31, 2009, from Rio de Janeiro Galeão – Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport, Brazil (IATA: GIG ICAO: SBGL) to Paris Charles de Gaulle, France (IATA: CDG ICAO: LFPG) with 216 passengers and 12 crew, is missing and overdue at Paris for more …

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Indian Air Force suffers first crash of Sukhoi Su-30MKI

The Indian Air Force (IAF) suffered the first crash its prestigious Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter earlier today when it crashed early this morning while on a routine training exercise. The pilot Wing Commander S.V. Munje ejected safely, but navigator Wing Commander P.S. Narah was unfortunately killed. The crash occurred at 1030 (0500 GMT), about 70 km south-east of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan …

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Qantas Boeing 737 radio altimeter failure similar to Turkish THY Amsterdam crash

An April 7th incident involving a Qantas Boeing 737-800, registration VH-VYL performing flight QF-1020 from Hobart, to Sydney, in Australia, has raised the spectre of a failing radio altimeter which is suspected of causing the recent fatal crash of the Boeing 737-800 Turkish Airlines flight TK1951 at Amsterdam Schiphol on February 25th. In very similar circumstances, the Qantas flight was …

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