Author: Gary Searing

Boeing’s Crashes Expose Reliance on Sensors Vulnerable to Damage

Apr 12, 2019 News by Gary Searing
The crashes of two Boeing Co. 737 Max jets in five months have focused attention on a little-known device that malfunctioned, starting a chain reaction that sent the planes into deadly dives. Pilots have for decades relied on the weather-vane-like “angle of attack” sensors to warn them when they near a dangerous aerodynamic stall. But […]

GoAir A320 crew shut down wrong engine after birdstrike

Feb 5, 2019 News by Gary Searing
Indian investigators have disclosed that the crew of a GoAir Airbus A320 shut down the wrong engine after experiencing powerplant vibrations following a birdstrike on take-off. The aircraft (VT-GOS) had been departing runway 09 at Delhi, bound for Mumbai, on 21 June 2017. At around 115kt the aircraft suffered a birdstrike on the right-hand CFM […]

2 injured in small plane crash in Golden Gate, Florida

Dec 22, 2018 News by Gary Searing
GOLDEN GATE, Fla. – A small plane crashed Saturday afternoon near Everglades Boulevard S in Golden Gate. Two people were on board the plane, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said. They were hurt and taken to the hospital.  A loud boom is what neighbors heard Saturday afternoon, and when they came out they found a […]

Wellington birds show their true colours in airport tracking project

Dec 12, 2018 News by Gary Searing
Hundreds of gulls painted in shades or orange, blue and green  are now flying above Wellington. Wellington Airport  organised for the  black-backed gulls found in the region’s landfills to be painted so they could be tracked to see how they  contributed  to birdstrike. Head of operations Matt Palliser said the favourable weather enabled the birds to be spray-painted […]