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Cessna Citation exhaust gasses almost downed Vueling Airbus A320

The French Accident Investigators BEA revealed how exhaust gasses from a Cessna Citation Excel partially incapacitated a flight crew onboard a Vueling Airbus A320....


Snow, ice & A380 fan hub: BEA releases video on unusual recovery

The French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis (BEA) released a documentary on an unusual aviation safety operation. The investigators had to extract an Airbus A380 engine fan hub from the ices of Greenland after an Air France flight suffered an uncontained engine failure in September 2017....


Airbus A380 engine failure caused by lack of scientific knowledge

Air France’s Airbus A380 uncontained engine failure during the flight AF066 in September 2017 resulted from the lack of scientific understanding about the alloy used for the engine parts, the Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) said in a full report on September 25, 2020....


PS752: black box data confirms “illegal interference” by Iran

The preliminary analysis of the data extracted from the two recorders of the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 confirmed an “illegal interference with the plane,” according to Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister Yevhenii Yenin....


Data extraction of Ukraine Flight 752 shot down by Iran begins

After months of dithering, Iran sent to France the flight recorders of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 which was accidentally shot down shortly after taking off from Tehran in January 2020. Data extraction by the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) is about to begin....


PS752: Iran turns down compensation talks with Ukraine

Yet another twist in the ongoing negotiations around the crash of the Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752: days after saying they were disposed to compensate the relatives of the victims and the airline, the Iranian authorities turned down a proposal from the Ukrainian foreign ministry to initiate the negotiations....


BEA details AF66 A380 engine part search in Greenland

The process of finding and digging out Airbus A380 parts from under the deep cover of Greenlandish ice and snow was not an easy process, as French accident investigators' BEA latest report indicates....


Investigators find missing PIA PK8303 black box

The investigators working on the downed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) A320 crash site found the missing black box, the cockpit voice recorder. A day after denying the earlier-found black box was sent out of the country, French authorities have now confirmed that both flight recorders would be analyzed in France. ...


How Iran changed course on Flight PS752 shootdown

After three days of denial, the Iranian authorities eventually admitted that the crash of the flight PS752 was due to a mistake from the country’s military. Their responsibility in the death of 176 people, including 82 Iranians, sparked a wave of protests in Tehran....


Volunteers find missing engine parts of Swiss Airbus A220

Answering the call of the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA), volunteers recovered parts of the Swiss Air Airbus A220 that suffered an uncontained engine failure earlier in 2019....