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…

Air France 447: Investigation, Search and Recovery

  Surface search Flight 447 was due to pass from Brazilian airspace into Senegalese airspace at approximately 0220 (UTC) on 1 June, and then into Cape Verdean airspace at approximately 0345. Shortly after 0400, when the flight had failed to contact air traffic control in either Senegal or Cape Verde, the controller in Senegal attempted…

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…

Human Factors: Pakistan International Airlines Flight Pk 268

Accident of PK 268, AP-BCP, A300 on 28 September 1992 on approach to Tribhuvan Airport Kathmandu Accident Date: 28 September 1992 Summary: Controlled flight into terrain due to pilots’ error, improper navigation charts and failure of GPWS Site: Kathmandu, Nepal Aircraft type: Airbus A300B4-203 Operator: Pakistan International Airlines Registration: AP-BCP Flight origin: Jinnah International Airport Destination: Tribhuvan International Airport Passengers: 155 Crew: Captain Iftekhar Janjua; First…

Airspace Violation: Korean Air Lines Flight 902

Korean Air Lines Flight 902 (KAL 902) was a scheduled Korean Air Lines flight from Paris to Seoul via Anchorage. On 20 April 1978, Soviet air defense shot down the aircraft serving the flight, a Boeing 707, near Murmansk, Soviet Union, after the aircraft violated Soviet airspace. Flight 902 had veered off course over the Arctic Ocean and entered Soviet airspace near the Kola Peninsula, whereupon it was…