Faulty Training-American Airlines Flight 587

  Accident Date November 12, 2001 Summary Vertical stabilizer failure due to pilot error as a result of unnecessary rudder inputs Site Belle Harbor, Queens, New York City, New York, United States Aircraft Aircraft type Airbus A300B4-605R Operator American Airlines Registration N14053 Flight origin John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, United States Destination…

Pilot Suicide? EgyptAir Flight MS 990

  SU-GAP, the aircraft involved in the accident, taxiing at Düsseldorf Airport in June 1992. Occurrence  Date October 31, 1999 Summary Cause disputed: • Deliberate crash – probable pilot suicide (NTSB) • Mechanical fault in elevator control system (ECAA) Site Atlantic Ocean, 100 km (62 mi) south of Nantucket Aircraft type Boeing 767-366ER Aircraft name Tuthmosis III Operator EgyptAir Registration SU-GAP Flight origin Los Angeles…

Britain at Bay

When Prime Minister Chamberlain’s ultimatum to Germany expired on 3 September 1939, World War II found the home-based Royal Air Force established with a strength of: 55 Bomber Squadrons with Bristol Blenheim IVs Vickers Wellington Is and IAs Armstrong Whitworth Whitley IIIs and IVs Handley Page Hampdens 35 fighter squadrons with   Hawker Hurricanes Supermarine…