AINsafety » June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012 - 4:45pm
Lockheed P2V tanker

The fatal crash of a Neptune Aviation Services Lockheed P2V (callsign “Tanker 11”), while doing fire suppression work on the White Rock Fire near the Nevada-Utah state line on June 3, has caused the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to reexamine its firefighting capabilities in the region. The NTSB is investigating the accident.

June 11, 2012 - 4:40pm
Oil rig arrival - Photo courtesy HAI

Kim Smith, representing the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), said the group, “wants to reduce helicopter accidents 80 percent by 2016.” IHST released a sub-committee report last week, calling on the entire helicopter industry for help in achieving this goal. After analyzing 523 accidents that occurred in 2000, 2001 and 2006, IHST found that single-engine turbine helicopters accounted for half the accidents analyzed, while multi-engine turbines represented another 10 percent. The remainder were piston-powered rotorcraft.

June 11, 2012 - 4:35pm

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) suspended the operating certificate of Dana Air last week, in the aftermath of the crash of an MD-83 operated by Dana Air on June 3, which killed 153 people on board the aircraft and at least 10 people on the ground.

June 11, 2012 - 4:30pm

No passengers were injured when an American Airlines Boeing 757 ran off the end of Runway 19 at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC]), Jackson Hole, Wyo., in December 2010, but a number of safety issues highlighted in the NTSB report make the event worth reviewing.

June 11, 2012 - 4:25pm

Five South Florida individuals pled guilty in May to mail and wire fraud charges related to a scheme that falsely represented aircraft windows as properly overhauled. All five - Diego Garcia, Ivonne Portales, Geovanni Hernandez, Chabela Anerios and Aileen Bermudez - were former employees of Aircraft Transparencies Repair (ATR) and Transparencies Engineering Group (TEG) of Hialeah, Fla.

June 11, 2012 - 4:20pm

European industry experts have drawn a line in the sand well ahead of an EU proposal to lift the ban on carrying liquids aboard a commercial aircraft that is set to take effect in April 2013.

June 11, 2012 - 4:15pm

The FAA has just released a greatly expanded version of the original Pilot Record Improvement Act advisory circular (AC 120-68F) to address more operational situations employers might encounter related to a new-hire pilot’s professional certifications, safety record and possible law-enforcement actions.

June 11, 2012 - 4:10pm

Eight percent of 230 respondents to a recent AINonline survey admitted they would descend below instrument landing minimums without having visual contact with the runway in a non-emergency situation.

June 11, 2012 - 4:05pm

In a document published in the Federal Register last week, the FAA provided its proposed legal interpretation to questions posed by the Independent Pilots Association (IPA). Representing United Parcel Service (UPS) crews, IPA had requested an interpretation regardin

June 11, 2012 - 4:00pm

Potential investors in the newly liberated Libya became more nervous last week after learning that an armed militia group had cut through a perimeter fence at Tripoli International Airport (HLLT) in broad daylight. The militia then drove their heavily armed vehicles onto an airport ramp in search of their leader, whom they believed was being held on the field.

 

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