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Investigators flag MCAS ahead of Lion Air crash final report

Mechanical and design flaws of the Boeing 737 MAX and lack of information on how to deal with malfunctions of the jet flight-control system by pilots contributed to the crash of the Lion Air Flight JT610 in October 2018, Indonesian investigators have told victims’ families, ahead of the release of the final report into the crash that killed 189 people and foreshadowed the MAX crisis....


Ruta Burbaite
South Korea’s top court suspends Asiana route over crash landing

A five years-long court battle over the 2013 deadly crash landing of Asiana Airlines flight 214 in San Francisco has finally resulted in victory, but not for the South Korean airline. The country’s Supreme Court confirmed on October 17, 2019, a government decision to temporarily suspend Asiana’s U.S.-bound route as penalty over the accident that officials say was caused due to the pilots’ misjudgment, resulting from insufficient...


Clement Charpentreau
World War II bomber crashes in airport, seven people killed

A World War II B-17G “Flying Fortress” bomber crashed shortly after takeoff at Bradley International Airport (BDL), Connecticut, northeastern United States, killing seven of the thirteen people on board....


AeroTime Team
Boeing’s Ethiopian, Lion Air crash victims fund starts operations

Boeing’s fund for Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes relief has started operations, the U.S. planemaker announced on September 23, 2019. The fund is to provide $50 million, half of Boeing’s initial $100 million pledge, for the victims' families in “immediate financial assistance”. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashes in western France

A Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed near ​​Pluvigner, western France. The two pilots managed to eject. The falling aircraft damaged a house, its occupants were evacuated....


Clement Charpentreau
French waterbomber crashes during forest fire, one pilot dead

A Grumman S2F Tracker of the French Civil Security crashed near Générac, France, during an intervention on forest fires. The pilot was killed....


AeroTime Team
PAF Alpha Jet crashes in France

An Alpha Jet of the Patrouille Acrobatique de France (PAF), the precision aerobatic demonstration unit of the French Air Force, crashed at Perpignan-Rivesaltes airport (PGF) on July 25, 2019. ...


AeroTime Team
ET 302 crash victims’ families speak before US Congress

Family members of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 victims have spoken at a U.S. Congressional hearing on July 17, 2019. Calling Boeing’s actions in the aftermath of two MAX 8 jets crashes “shameful” and “a disgrace to humanity”, they have provided recommendations for improving aviation safety....


AeroTime Team
Boeing to donate $100M to Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines victims

Boeing announces $100 million in funds for the families as well as communities of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 victims. ...


Ruta Burbaite
Captain ‘Sully’ weighs in on 737 MAX crashes in Congress hearings

Speaking at a U.S. Congressional hearing on June 19, 2019, Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, deemed as a hero pilot for safely landing a US Airways passenger plane on the Hudson River in New York, in 2009, had harsh criticism for Boeing and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the two recent 737 MAX crashes. According to Sullenberger, the current U.S. certification process for new aircraft as well as pilot trai...