Controlled Flight into Terrain “American 965”

American 965 Investigated by Aeronautica Civil Colombia, Santafe de Bogota NTSB Washington D.C. Type: B757-223 Registration: N651AA History of Flight On Dec. 20, 1995, at 2142 EST, American Airlines Flight 965, a scheduled passenger flight from Miami (MIA) Florida, USA to Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport (SKCL) in Cali, Colombia, operating under instrument flight rules…

Fatigued Crew “American International Airways Flight 808”

American International Airways Flight 808 Aircraft: DC 8-61, registration N814CK At Leeward Point Airfield, US Naval Air Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba On Aug.18 , 1993 at 1656 EDT. NTSB: AAR 94/04 On August 18, 1993, an American International Airways, Inc. Douglas DC-8-61 (N814CK), with three crew members on board struck level terrain 1,400 feet west…

Reminiscences of Sargodha

  I first met Mr. Catchpole (Mr. Hugh Catchpole S. Pk., MBE. CBE) in the summer of 1959 when I had applied for entry into the Pakistan Air Force Public School at Sargodha from a newspaper advertisement in the Pakistan Times in Lahore. He was the Principal of the school.  Before the written test, my…

Indo-Pakistan Theatre

Sabre F-86F-40-NA   Role: Fighter National origin: United States Manufacturer: North American Aviation First flight: 1 October 1947 Introduction: 1949, with USAF Retired: 1994, Bolivia Primary users    United States Air Force; Japan Air Self-Defense Force; Spanish Air Force; Republic of Korea Air Force Number built: 9,860 Unit cost: US$219,457 (F-86E) Developed from: North American FJ-1…