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Malaysia will focus renewed MH370 search where Australia refused to look

Malaysia will focus renewed MH370 search where Australia refused to look

Ben Sandilands October 20, 2017 13 Comments

MH370's best chance of discovery is going to be intensively examined by renewed search

Did Malaysia cover-up, or stuff-up, key MH370 pointers?

Did Malaysia cover-up, or stuff-up, key MH370 pointers?

Ben Sandilands October 4, 2017 20 Comments

Does the X on this graphic mark the most likely resting place of MH370?

ATSB ‘last’ report on MH370 highlights data on pilot’s flight simulator

ATSB ‘last’ report on MH370 highlights data on pilot’s flight simulator

Ben Sandilands October 3, 2017 4 Comments

Some very raw questions remain unanswered as ATSB drops its closing MH370 search report

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

Pressure mounts on distracted Turnbull Govt to resume MH370 search

Pressure mounts on distracted Turnbull Govt to resume MH370 search

Ben Sandilands August 17, 2017 10 Comments

Will the need for a resumed MH370 search get a 'look in' from an Australian government in crisis, even with long awaited new information on satellite imagery and drift analyses?

What happens if private MH370 search is launched by new tech US firm?

What happens if private MH370 search is launched by new tech US firm?

Ben Sandilands August 3, 2017 7 Comments

An apparently well resourced privately funded offer to keep looking for MH370 puts the Australian, Malaysian and Chinese authorities on the spot

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

MH370 may have lurched to the left in plunge to impact

MH370 may have lurched to the left in plunge to impact

Ben Sandilands June 5, 2017 9 Comments

A key assumption about how MH370 behaved in its last moments isn't necessarily supported by the fine print in a Boeing manual

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

Chances of resumed MH370 search struggle to reach zero

Chances of resumed MH370 search struggle to reach zero

Ben Sandilands April 26, 2017 15 Comments

At this moment efforts to revive the MH370 search have been choked by good intentions

Revised MH370 wreckage drift analysis adds pressure for renewed search

Revised MH370 wreckage drift analysis adds pressure for renewed search

Ben Sandilands April 21, 2017 37 Comments

The ATSB has just published a CSIRO report that makes the political decision to suspend the MH370 search highly questionable

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