Hand Flying Skill Absent, Automation Inexperience: Air France Flight 447

Air France Flight 447 was a scheduled passenger international flight from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris, France, which crashed on 1 June 2009. The Airbus A330, operated by Air France, stalled and did not recover, eventually crashing into the Atlantic Ocean at 0214 UTC, killing all 228 passengers, aircrew and cabin crew on board…

Airspace Violation: Korean Air Lines Flight 007

Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was a scheduled Korean Air Lines flight from New York City to Seoul via Anchorage, Alaska. On 1 September 1983, the South Korean airliner serving the flight was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor. The Boeing 747 airliner was en-route from Anchorage to Seoul but deviated from its original…

Bhoja Air Flight BHO-213 “Allah Malik Hai” (God is Great)

FINAL REPORT (EXCERPTS) AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION INTO M/s BHOJA AIR FLIGHT BHO-213, BOEING 737-236A, REG # AP-BKC CRASHED ON 20th APRIL 2012 NEAR BBIAP, ISLAMABAD  Synopsis On 20th April 2012, M/s Bhoja Air Boeing 737-236A Reg # AP-BKC was scheduled to fly domestic Flight BHO-213 from Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) Karachi to Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIAP)…

Women Aloft and Hanna Reitsch

Farther, faster, higher For German women, it was not easy to even attempt record flights during the years between the Wars. Under the terms of the Versailles Treaty, Germany was prohibited from having aircraft that might conceivably be employed for military purposes. Fliers were generally restricted to gliders or small sport planes, and they were…

Indecision “Avianca Zero Five Two”

  Accident summary Date: January 25, 1990 Summary: Fuel exhaustion caused by pilot and ATC error Site: Cove Neck, New York, U.S; N40°52′48″; W 073°29′43 Passengers: 149 Crew: 9 Fatalities: 73 Injuries (non-fatal): 85 Survivors: 85 Aircraft type: Boeing 707-321B Operator: Avianca Registration: HK-2016 Flight origin: El Dorado International Airport Stopover: José María Córdova Int’l…