Archive for the ‘Accidents’ Category

Video of C310 ditching near Hawaii

Reno Tragedy Eyewitness account in UCAP Forums

UCAP listener Sven posts his eyewitness account of the Reno tragedy in the Forums. The impact was horrific and earth shattering. There was silence followed immediately by screaming.The debris was flying mostly away from the crowd although those in the immediate vicinity were hit by debris, avgas and coolant. We braced for an explosive fireball [...]

Well Done AP Story on Reno Tragedy

Other than one phrase in the first graf, this is a pretty well done story about the Reno tragedy. …video of the scene shows paramedics, police and spectators attending to the wounded with a control that seems contradictory to the devastation. Officials and those in the tightly-knit air racing community credit not only a detailed [...]

Ice Chest Malfunction

We had a really great time meeting listeners last evening at the 2nd annual UCAP beer bash. Part way through the evening we suffered a near tragedy, seen below. No worries, there were no fatalities. Photo: Randy Dufault

AFR447 Update: Why Can’t Airline Pilots Recover From Stalls?

The French equivalent to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board — the (Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la sécurité de l’aviation civile, or BEA) — this morning released an update to its ongoing investigation into the June 1, 2009, crash of Air France Flight 447. The aircraft, an Airbus A330, disappeared over the equatorial Atlantic [...]