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Four Tyres Blown On Landing

On the 6th of October 2022, Turkish Airways flight TK-2256 offered the regularly scheduled service from the Turkish city of Istanbul to Antakya. The flight departed Istanbul slightly late, at 01:43 local time. The aircraft was a Boeing 737-800 registered in Turkey as TC-JVN. There were six crew and 104 passengers on board for the…

Read more… 14 Oct 22

Hypoxic or Fatigued? Pilot Slow To Respond Over Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center, better known as “Indy Center” isan Area Control Center which deals with flights in the area of Indianapolis, Indiana. It is the 12th busiest control centre in the United States, covering over 73,000 square miles and its central location means they are adjacent to six other ARTCCs. On…

Read more… 7 Oct 22

Airshow Stunt from 2009

Kyle Franklin gave me permission to post this video in 2009 and it to this day remains one of the favourite clips I’ve ever hosted. (For those reading in the email list, you probably need to click through to the site to view this.) Kyle Franklin is still amazing airshows all over the US, most…

Read more… 30 Sep 22

This must be the Photograph of the Year

I only have a quick post for you this week (and I’m taking next week off to deal with life issues). But I hope you all will agree that this photograph is worth a million words. Isn’t that astounding? But when I called it unbelievable, I meant that many people honestly did not believe it…

Read more… 23 Sep 22

The Oldest Footage of Flight

About a week ago, Marléne Aviation posted to Twitter in an attempt to find the oldest video footage of a flight. Marléne Aviation is run by a French aviation history enthusiast. They posted a video of the Archdeacon-Voisin hydro-planeur test on the Seine along with the request. Do you know of a film of an…

Read more… 17 Sep 22

Fatal Crash of LSA at Santa Monica Airport

Yesterday at around 16:30 local time, a light sports aircraft crashed onto the runway of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) in California. The aircraft was a CSA SportCruiser, a two-seater aircraft also sometimes known as a PiperShort. The SportCruiser belonged to a flying school based at the airport. Initial reports are that a 15-year-old was on…

Read more… 9 Sep 22

Accident Reports

Air Astana Out Of Control (KC1833 in 2018)

On the 11th of November 2018, an Air Astana aircraft departed from Alverca airbase in Portugal as Air Astana flight KC1833, after undergoing heavy maintenance. The aircraft was an Embraer…

Taking Off In The Dark

On the 27th of July 2021, an Airbus A320, registration 9V-JSM, was scheduled for a passenger flight from Changi Airport in Singapore to Jakarta, Indonesia. Changi Airport started operation in…

Demystifying

Post-Pandemic Mystery at Heathrow

In June 2021, the British Air Accident Investigative Branch (AAIB) initiated a fascinating investigation after they noticed three similar incidents at London Heathrow over a three-day period. Soon, they realised…

I am a teapot

A reader contacted me to ask about a missing flight 404; they had heard on a trivia podcast that the original computer error message 404 was based on two flights…

History

Twin Pioneer Down in Libya: Structural Failure in 1956

On the 7th of December 1957, a Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 1, registration G-AOEO, departed an airstrip at Anshan in Libya for a routine flight to Tripoli-Idris Airport. There were…

Avro York Runway Excursion at Stansted

While researching another subject, I discovered this accident report from 1956 which I just had to share with you. Normally, an aviation accident investigation is done by a group of…

Fun Stuff

Aviation Videos and Articles for August

I always collect videos and links that I think you might enjoy but apparently, I have been neglecting to actually share them with you! So here’s a “best of the…

Funniest Thing You've Heard On the Radio

I’ve been struggling this week and was just panicking that I would not have a post finished in time for you for today when I discovered that Reddit had saved…