Entries by Captain Major Aviation

Unstable approach led to DHC-8-300 hard landing and tailstrike, Canada

Unstable approach led to DHC-8-300 hard landing and tailstrike, Canada In its newly released investigation report the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that the January 2020 hard landing and tailstrike of a DHC-8-300 in Schefferville, Canada, was the result of an unstable approach. On 20 January 2020, a DHC-8-314 operated by Air Inuit was conducting […]

Limitations of see-and-avoid, lack of warning alerts, led to Alaska midair collision

Limitations of see-and-avoid, lack of warning alerts, led to Alaska midair collision A midair collision of two air tour airplanes was caused by “the inherent limitations of the see-and-avoid concept” along with the absence of alerts from both airplanes’ traffic display systems, the NTSB concluded. The two airplanes, a float-equipped DHC-2 Beaver operated by Mountain […]

FAA issues warning for flights in Russia-Ukraine border airspace

FAA issues warning for flights in Russia-Ukraine border airspace The FAA issued Notams (KICZ A0012/21 and A0013/21), warning U.S. airlines to review current security/threat information and to provide at least 72-hours advance notice of planned flights over airspace covering the Russian-Ukraine border. Reason for this is the potential safety-of-flight risks associated with escalating regional tensions […]

Pilot’s actions, maintenance issues contributed to fatal crash of historic B-17 airplane

Pilot’s actions, maintenance issues contributed to fatal crash of historic B-17 airplane The National Transportation Safety Board detailed in an accident report issued April 13 the circumstances that led to the crash of a Boeing B-17G airplane that killed seven people and injured seven others. The NTSB determined the probable cause of the accident was […]