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Australian wasp nesting habits endanger planes

Attracted by aircraft probes, a species of wasp could become a danger for Australian aviation....


Qantas flights near-miss incident caused by confusing taxiway

On April 28, 2018, two Qantas Boeing 737s were involved in a near-miss incident in Perth airport, Australia. As it was about to begin its takeoff run, one of the aircraft came within 15 meters from the other that had failed to stop at a holding point. In its final report, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said the captain’s “incorrect mental model” of the airport taxiways and the design of the taxiway itself contribu...


Jetstar’s A320 double go-around caused by landing gear oversight

Two Jetstar Airways pilots have found themselves under the spotlight after the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released new information regarding an incident on a domestic flight involving an Airbus A320. The flight was forced to abandon two landing approaches after the flight crew failed to follow procedure, leaving the landing gear in the wrong position when conducting a go-around. Distraction in the cockpit has been cited as a factor...


MH370 Officials: New Zone Needs to Be Searched

Experts leading the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have said that the plane is unlikely to be found in the current search area....