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Botched Virgin turboprop landing attempt sees captain stand himself down

Botched Virgin turboprop landing attempt sees captain stand himself down

Ben Sandilands September 6, 2017 6 Comments

Safety investigator silent on how Virgin Australia responded to pilot confusing flaps zero with flaps 30 in botched landing approach

SingaporeAir’s low approach to Canberra landing reviewed by ATSB

SingaporeAir’s low approach to Canberra landing reviewed by ATSB

Ben Sandilands July 27, 2017 3 Comments

How not to land a 777-200 at Canberra Airport

ATSB writes massive report avoiding key issue in 2013 Mildura fog crisis

ATSB writes massive report avoiding key issue in 2013 Mildura fog crisis

Ben Sandilands July 11, 2017 43 Comments

Somehow the ATSB has done a research report on the Mildura fog crisis of 2013 that doesn't mention the 737s didn't have to carry enough fuel to prevent it happening

Withheld MH370 data supports official claims of high speed impact

Withheld MH370 data supports official claims of high speed impact

Ben Sandilands July 5, 2017 9 Comments

No doubt to the frustration of conspiracy theorists the missing signals from MH370 endorse the ATSB's most likely scenario for the jet's final moments

How Jetstar (and others) avoided a crash similar to Air France AF447

How Jetstar (and others) avoided a crash similar to Air France AF447

Ben Sandilands July 2, 2017 12 Comments

After all the controversy over Air France AF447 a short ATSB report about a Jetstar incident shows how good safety cultures can avoid tragedy

Why did AirAsia X fly a crippled jet away from a nearby airport in WA yesterday?

Why did AirAsia X fly a crippled jet away from a nearby airport in WA yesterday?

Ben Sandilands June 26, 2017 55 Comments

There are some deeply troubling questions to ask about this latest AirAsia X incident in Australian skies

China Eastern Sydney incident raises very serious questions

China Eastern Sydney incident raises very serious questions

Ben Sandilands June 12, 2017 7 Comments

China Eastern flight at Sydney was barely off the ground when engine failed last night

ATSB sounds alarm about certification blind spot in ATR turbo-prop

ATSB sounds alarm about certification blind spot in ATR turbo-prop

Ben Sandilands May 5, 2017 16 Comments

More safety issues with the infamous Virgin Australia ATR 72 incidents of 2014 have emerged

Singapore Airlines cleared over Melbourne 777 tail strike incident

Singapore Airlines cleared over Melbourne 777 tail strike incident

Ben Sandilands April 27, 2017 29 Comments

That much reported tail strike incident involving a SingaporeAir jet at MEL turns out to have been a case of exemplary piloting when things didn't go as planned

REX had no chance of detecting fault in prop that flew off

REX had no chance of detecting fault in prop that flew off

Ben Sandilands April 13, 2017 14 Comments

ATSB finds hitherto unknown dangerous part failure in REX flight that suddenly lost a prop

Qantas stick-shaker incident near Hong Kong rated ‘serious’

Qantas stick-shaker incident near Hong Kong rated ‘serious’

Ben Sandilands April 13, 2017 16 Comments

Approaches and landings at Hong Kong airport are often bumpy, but this one crossed a red line

US airline regulator hid Trump battery edict safety risks from the public

Ben Sandilands April 11, 2017 18 Comments

Document suggests the FAA took more care to cover up Trump's bad battery policy than expose heightened passenger endangerment

Laptop ban confounds airlines, safety experts, risks causing air disasters

Laptop ban confounds airlines, safety experts, risks causing air disasters

Ben Sandilands March 22, 2017 26 Comments

Banning laptops on successful ME airlines flying to America may have unintended and lethal consequences

REX may be victim of engine defect in lost prop incident

REX may be victim of engine defect in lost prop incident

Ben Sandilands March 20, 2017 85 Comments

A SAAB 340 similar to the REX plane did lose a propeller in similar circumstances 26 years ago

ATSB slams AirServices for endangering two jets, helicopter over Melbourne

ATSB slams AirServices for endangering two jets, helicopter over Melbourne

Ben Sandilands March 9, 2017 11 Comments

Nick Xenophon's allegations that air traffic management at Melbourne's two airports have put public safety at serious risk are supported by this scathing ATSB report

Did Malaysia fighter jet chase flight MH370 after it went off course?

Did Malaysia fighter jet chase flight MH370 after it went off course?

Ben Sandilands March 4, 2017 4 Comments

That graphic Malaysia showed to MH370 next-of-kin keeps reminding us that the authorities have a lot of explaining to do

SingaporeAir flew too close to mountains near Canberra last month

SingaporeAir flew too close to mountains near Canberra last month

Ben Sandilands March 2, 2017 15 Comments

Singapore Airlines loses track of altitude near Canberra while the ATSB gets lost in its own backyard

Just how good or bad is Australia at managing air traffic control safety?

Just how good or bad is Australia at managing air traffic control safety?

Ben Sandilands February 15, 2017 25 Comments

It seems that air safety in Australia remains entirely a matter of business efficiency and $$$ government fees