Bird crashes through windshield during IFR approach

Bird crashes through windshield during IFR approach

Feb 14, 2023 News by Gary Searing
While flying the full published RNAV approach to ZZZ, after being cleared for the approach, completing the procedure turn and established inbound at 2,200 feet in approach configuration (110 kts 50% flap, autopilot) a bird (eagle?) struck the windshield high on the pilot side. Pilot was wearing foggles for the approach while the co-pilot/safety pilot […]

Boeing arraigned on criminal fraud charge in crashes that killed 346

Jan 26, 2023 News by Gary Searing
Jan. 26 (UPI) — The U.S. Justice Department announced that Boeing is being arraigned Thursday on a criminal conspiracy to commit fraud charge related to two separate 737 Max jet crashes in Indonesia in 2018 and Ethiopia in 2019 that killed 346 people. U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ordered Boeing’s public arraignment on the felony […]

NTSB Publishes Additional Comments on Ethiopia’s Final Report on 737 MAX 8 Accident

Jan 24, 2023 News by Gary Searing
​​​WASHINGTON (Jan. 24, 2023) — The National Transportation Safety Board released add​itional comments on the Ethiopian Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau’s (EAIB) final report of the March 10, 2019, crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane.  The new comments, provided to the EAIB’s investigator-in-charge, detail the NTSB’s concerns about several of the […]

Indonesia, Australia discuss wildlife hazard management in aviation

Jan 19, 2023 News by Gary Searing
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Directorate General of Civil Aviation at the Transportation Ministry of Indonesia held an aviation safety workshop, with focus on Wildlife Hazard Management, in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia. “The Wildlife Hazard workshop discusses disturbances in flight operations caused by wild animals, especially from bird strikes around the […]

Bird strike warnings resurface amid probe into deadly Nepal plane crash

Jan 18, 2023 News by Gary Searing
KATHMANDU — On the morning of Jan. 16, the day after Yeti Airlines Flight 691 crashed near Pokhara International Airport in Nepal, killing all 72 people on board, authorities at the newly inaugurated airport were alarmed by yet another incident. A plane plying the same Kathmandu-Pokhara route as the ill-fated Flight 691 struck a steppe eagle (Aquila […]

France’s BEA unhappy with final Ethiopian Airlines MAX crash report

Jan 7, 2023 News by Gary Searing
The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA), brought in to assist Ethiopian authorities in 2019, is the latest to add additional comments to the investigation’s final report. The BEA has asked Ethiopian authorities to revise the report on the 2019 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8, claiming that concerns raised in the […]

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Four Missing After Offshore Helicopter Crashes in Gulf of Mexico

Dec 29, 2022 News by Gary Searing
The Coast Guard suspended its search for four people aboard a helicopter after it crashed approximately 10 miles off Southwest Pass, Louisiana, on Thursday. The search was suspended at 6:15 p.m. after rescue crews searched approximately 180 square miles over 8 hours.  Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders received a call at approximately 8:40 a.m. from Rotorcraft Leasing […]

South Korean KF-16 crash caused by bird strike

Nov 21, 2022 News by Gary Searing
The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) said that the crash of a KF-16 on June 8, 2021, was caused by a bird strike. On June 8, 2021, a ROKAF pilot was forced to eject from his KF-16 fighter during a takeoff run. The incident took place at Seosan Air Base (HMY) in western South […]