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‘The cries were everywhere’ – 97 dead in Pakistan A320 crash
Air Crash Investigations

Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed 97 people died, and two survived, when an A320 crashed into a crowded residential district in Karachi on Friday after twice trying to land at the airport.

Video: American 787s covered in fire suppressant foam

Video has emerged of the fire suppression system in American Airlines hangar at Chicago O’Hare International Airport malfunctioning causing two aircraft to be covered by fire suppressant foam.

Part 4 of the Pel-Air ditching re-visited: the effects of ego and power

Continuing our review of the Pel-Air ditching, this issue we look into the complex influence of ego and power in determining the outcomes for those affected by the accident. Karen, the flight nurse on board that fateful night, discovered how various egos associated with the investigation process influenced and clouded proceedings, and made her life

The Human Factor: Understanding Fatigue

The significant impact of fatigue Last issue we highlighted the significant impact fatigue can have on crews. In the case of the Pel-Air Westwind ditching, the aircraft captain, having obtained only 3–3½ hours of average quality sleep, displayed a fixation on a simple plan to land. He and the remainder of the crew were too

Two Australian pilots injured in South Africa accident

Two Australian pilots were injured in an accident while flying a Convair CV-340 on a test flight near Pretoria, South Africa on Tuesday. The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) said in a statement on its website the accident occurred at about 1630 on Tuesday (South African time) and involved a Convair CV-340, ZS-BRV, that


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