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  1. Jet News

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    Another incident in India this making the third excursion in the last few days. This time it is a Boeing 737-800 being operated by SpiceJet but wearing Jet Airways livery on July 1. The plane was operating flight SG6237 from Jaipur to Mumbai. The registration of the plane is VT-SYK and again the aircraft appears to run off the runway during a heavy rain shower at Mumbai Intl Airport.

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    A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-343 had to make an emergency landing at Boston's Logan International Airport on Thursday night. There was a small fire onboard in the cabin that was apparently started by a passenger's personal device. The Airbus involved is believed to be G-VKSS (Mademoiselle Rouge). The aircraft was enroute from New York to London with 217 passengers. The fire was started by possibly a cellphone charger that was wedged between two seats. All passengers onboard were evacuated safely without incident.
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    A Norwegian Boeing 787-8 bound for Los Angeles from Rome as service DY7115 encountered issues with its engines. The Dreamliner in this case was carrying TRENT 1000s by Rolls Royce and is said to have shed engine parts while on departure that hit the ground and possibly property in the town of Fiumicino which is located just south of the Fiumicino Rome airport. The aircraft returned to the airport without incident and none of the 298 passengers and 12 crew were reported hurt. The incident happened on August 10th. Norwegian is assisting with Italian authorities.

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    An Ural Arlines Airbus A321 crashed into a cornfield in Russia shortly after take off. Suspected birdstrike might be involved in the crash after both powerplants failed. 227 passengers and 6 crew were onboard the aircraft at the time. The last time an A320 family aircraft was brought down by birdstrikes taking out both engines was with the US Airways A320 that Captain Sully brought down on the Hudson River in New York. This flight U6178 was due to fly from Moscow to Ukraine. All onboard exited the aircraft, no deaths were involved at the time. The aircraft is said to bear registration VQ-BOZ.

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    A very hard landing has damaged a Delta Airlines Boeing 757. As a result the aircraft now has structural and stress related damage to the airframe. The aircraft was performing flight DAL414 from New York to Ponta Delgada. Everyone got off the aircraft safely without injuries. They aircraft was not so lucky and the extensive repairs needed may very well prompt Delta to take the aircraft out of service. The aircraft registered N543US is over 23 years old.

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    Another incident involving a failed engine. This time it was a Swiss Airbus A220-300 that was flying over France when the incident occurred last month. The pilots shut down the engine in question and made an emergency landing at Charles De Gaulle Airport without incident. French investigators are now calling on the public to help find some of the missing fragments that were believed to have come down over Eastern France. The A220 was operating flight LX348 from London Heathrow (LHR). The Airbus A220-300 uses the Pratt & Whitney PW1500G powerplant.

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    An Airbus A380 operated by Emirates Airlines was substantially damaged while it was undergoing a routine A-Check. In an image circulating around social media it shows the aircraft with is nose section on the ground after what might have been a nose gear collapse. Emirates is tight-lipped about the incident and said no one was injured and are investigating internally. The incident apparently occurred on the 20th of August.

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    A few days ago an Air China Airbus A330-300 caught fire at Beijing Captial Airport while at the gate. The aircraft was in the process of boarding when an unusual noise was hear from beneath the floor in a area of the L2 Exit. 147 passengers were evacuated in less than 60 seconds. The crew then disembarked after. The aircraft suffered significant damage from the fire especially to the top of the forward section of the fuselage as well as internal fire damage. The aircraft was preparing for flight CA183 to Tokyo Haneda. The aircraft has since been moved from the gate to a remote stand.

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    The final report of the Bombardier Global 5000 of the German Government Flight has been released. The cause of the accident is the false installation of a torque tube assembly within the mechanical part of aircrafts control system. Means, the aircraft did the opposite of the control inputs. Bombardier has taken responsibility for this failure within their repair and maintenance facility in Berlin Schönefeld. The aircraft has to be written off beyond repair. The government flight will recieve 3 more Global 6000 within the next 12 month.

    Again, hats off to the crew to land that wounded bird. I remember almost crashing a F-4 Phantom during a functional test flight due to FOD (a large wrench) within the flight control assembly, which blocked parts of the steering. They really had to keep my navigator from choking the technical officer after our lucky landing. Two man concept and a specially qualified tester checking the work afterwards and still mishaps like this, grrrrrrrr!
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    I do not know why mechanics at MRO facilities around the world do this. When you work on a plane all the tools used are supposed to be accounted for! You are returning a plane to service that will be carrying peoples' lives, whether military, commercial, business aviation or otherwise.
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    This is hardly just an MRO facility problem... brand new airframes coming out of Boeing recently have had this problem. The USAF stopped taking delivery of new tankers because there were so many FOD issues.
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    Yes, this is true with the KC46 tankers.
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    Any organisational system with humans involved will encounter human errors. Nobody is perfect. Thats why, especially in the aviation business, additional safety measures are installed. But if those measures are bypassed or SOPs or checklists are not followed, nothing can stop those mishaps.

    The United States Air Force lost more aircraft due to carelessness, insufficient training, indiscipline and
    incompetence than due to enemy action, before the Air Training Command was established and strict procedural compliance and standarized was installed.

    If I kill myself one day due to pilot error, it will be my own fault but I do not want to die because somebody else acts stupid or grossly negligent.

    "There are old pilots and there are bold pilot but there are no old, bold pilots", R.J. Childerhose
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    Another Swiss Airbus A220 suffers engine failure. Remember not too long ago another Swiss A220 had a similar issue too. It isn't looking very good for the Pratt & Whitney PW1500G series of engines powering the A220. Funny enough the most recent incident also happened on the same route as the other Swiss A220 about two months ago, GVA > LHR. The crew returned to GVA after declaring an emergency. The aircraft, registered HB-JCA had just reached FL350 (35,000 ft) when an issue to the rotor in the low-pressure compressor happened. The compressor case also had a hole in it which is similar in circumstance to HB-JCM as it was climbing through FL320 (32,000 and climbing) back in July.

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    A tragedy of epic proportions not only because of the loss of life but a beautiful World War II era piece of machinery, history! A WW2 B-17 bomber crashed Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday October 2nd killing 5 persons and injuring at least 14. Reports suggest the aircraft developed issues after take off and was trying to return to the field as an emergency. 10 passengers were onboard and 3 crew members. There are not many B-17s around that are operable and this hull loss was one of about 18 left in the United States.

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    An Antonov AN-12 crash-landed in emergency today (October 4th) after running out of fuel before its intended destination. The aircraft registered UR-CAH, operated by the Ukraine Air Alliance (UAA) vanished from radar screens about 7.4 nautical miles from the airport in Ukraine. It was subsequently found near a cemetery and soccer field, 5 persons are dead and three injured. Flight UK4050 from Vigo, Spain was found approximately 0.8 nautical miles from the intended airport in Ukraine.

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    The Ukraine Air Alliance (UAA), the company that was operating the Antonov AN-12 that crashed short of a mile of the airport in Ukraine has been grounded. The local civil aviation authorities in Ukraine has revoked the company's Air Operators Certificate (AOC). EASA has also revoked the third-country operator certificate. UAA no longer exists on the State Aministration's Register.
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    It has not been a good month for the Antonov aircraft particularly the AN-12. In a separate incident, an AN-12 landed on its belly because the gear would not deploy. Photo E1RU

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    An Aer Lingus Airbus A330 due to perform flight EI120 from Orlando (MCO) to Dublin (DUB) was damaged by fire when a piece of ground handling equipment caught fire while working the aircraft. Two workers who were in the cargo hold were injured seriously with first, second and third degree burns and one of them suffered a broken leg after jumping from the aircraft. Photo: Transport Workers Union

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