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FlyDubai reacts to FS981 crash final report

Three years after the fatal FlyDubai flight FS981 went down in Rostov-on-Don (Russia), the accident investigators have finally concluded their work. Publishing the final report in November 2019, they found pilot’s mistake as the main cause of the tragedy. ...


Clement Charpentreau
New Zealand government apologizes for Antarctica deadliest crash

Forty years ago, Air New Zealand chartered flight 901 to Antarctica that was supposed to show its passengers the beauties of the southernmost continent.  Unfortunately, the DC-10 crashed into the side of Mount Erebus and kill the 257 people on board, making the flight the deadliest incident in the history of New Zealand. On November 28, 2019, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologized for the government’s handling of the situ...


AeroTime Team
Final report into flyDubai 2016 crash released

The final report of FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 crash in Russia in 2016 rules the loss of control in flight as the main reason behind the fatal accident, which killed 62 people, also raising questions on the psychological factors that determine pilots’ decision-making in critical situations....


Ruta Burbaite
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....


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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. ...