An “informal” meeting between Platinum Jet Management and the FAA is scheduled at the agency’s northeast regional office on November 1. The get-together is to discuss the FAA’s proposed $1.86 million penalty against the company for its alleged FAR violations in connection with the February 2 accident at Teterboro Airport, N.J., in which a Challenger 600 crashed following an aborted takeoff.
Accidents, Safety, Security and Training
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Operators needing to hire a ride-along qualified law-enforcement officer to meet one of the special security requirements of flying into Reagan Washington National Airport might want to turn to Jet Professionals. The Teterboro, N.J. company, which provides full- and part-time staff members to corporate flight departments, anticipates recruiting, screening and training 500 qualified officers to be “ready to fly” by the end of the month.
Two men who used grenades to hijack an Aires Colombia de Havilland Dash 8-300 on September 12 surrendered five hours after the standoff began, ending a harrowing but injury-free ordeal for the 20 passengers and five crewmembers. The 50-seat turboprop had taken off from Florencia, Colombia, en route to Bogota, when at about noon local time a wheelchair-bound man and his son commandeered it.
The two pilots and 10 passengers were rescued September 7 when a 1979 S-76 operated by Houston Helicopters crashed into the water, caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, about 23 miles south of Sabine, Texas. The twin-turbine helicopter was en route to Sabine Pass, Texas, when it went down. Reported weather at the time of the accident was wind 080 at 15 knots, visibility 10 miles.
Cessna has selected FlightSafety International (FSI) to provide training for pilots and mechanics of the Citation Mustang very light jet (VLJ), and the training firm will design and build two full-flight simulators and two avionics training devices.
Beech King Air 200, Bay View, Texas, Dec. 10, 2004–Losing control during takeoff from the Rancho Buena Vista Airport, the Charter One King Air crashed into trees.
Cessna Caravan 208B, Bellevue, Idaho, Dec. 6, 2004–The NTSB blamed the fatal accident of the Salmon Air Caravan on the pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control while on approach for landing in icing conditions. Inadequate airspeed was a factor.
Learjet 25B, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dec. 20, 2004–The NTSB blamed the accident on loss of directional control due to the failure of the nosegear strut seal, which prevented the gear from centering. It also mentioned as a factor the berm with which the airplane collided.
Beech King Air C90A, Salt Lake City, Dec. 18, 2004–The NTSB said the probable cause was the pilot’s failure to obtain/ maintain a proper climb rate after takeoff and his premature initiation of the turn (low-altitude flight maneuver).
Rockwell International NA-265-80 Sabreliner, Brownwood, Texas, May 9, 2005–The NTSB blamed bird ingestion for the damage to the first-stage compressor of the Sabreliner’s left engine that caused loss of thrust. The incident happened during the takeoff roll, just after V1.
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