NEWSFeb 10, 2024Two Killed After Bombardier Challenger Aircraft Crashed Shortly Before Landing in FloridaTwo people have been killed after a small private jet crashed on approach to a Florida airport in the early evening hours on February 9. The aircraft, with five passengers onboard, was scheduled to land just minutes before the crash was reported.
Read More →
NEWSJan 24, 2024Russian Military Aircraft Crashes Near Ukraine Border, Killing All 74 Passengers OnboardOn January 24, a Russian military transport aircraft crashed in Russia near the Ukrainian border. The circumstances surrounding the crash are currently unclear since Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of downing the aircraft. The crash of the Ilyushin Il-76 comes just eight days after Ukrainian forces claimed to have shot down two Russian warplanes, an A-50 and an Il-22. Read More →
NEWSJan 23, 2024Aviation Accidents and Fatalities Reached Record Low in 2023Aviation's history is intertwined with risk, with tragedies that challenged the industry's confidence in conquering the skies. However, aviation achieved a major milestone in 2023, supporting the tireless pursuit of safety in the skies. With zero major commercial jet crashes in 2023, it is a testament to countless individuals' relentless efforts, from engineers crafting ever-more sophisticated aircraft to pilots honing their skills in rigorous training programs.
Read More →
STORIESJan 16, 2024Bored Pilots Pushed Their Aircraft to Its Limit: The Crash of Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701On a repositioning flight in 2004, two bored pilots decided to push their aircraft to its limit. The results of this experiment on Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701 were disastrous.Read More →
INFORMATIONALJan 15, 2024The World's Five Most Dangerous AirlinesAviation is one of the safest forms of transportation globally, and the industry continues to see improvements and advancements in safety technology year after year. With many countries having strict aircraft safety regulations and training required to fly planes, most airlines have untarnished safety records in recent decades. Some airlines, though, still face struggles that, many times, they cannot control. Considering accidents and troubling incidents, these are the world's five most dangerous airlines. Read More →
NEWSJan 12, 2024Al-Shabaab Terrorists Seize United Nations Helicopter in Somalia, Raising Security ConcernsA United Nations contracted helicopter crash landed in Somalia after an apparent accident, after which it was captured by the armed group al-Shabab. The incident, involving a Mi-8MTV-1, has raised concerns about the group's capabilities and the safety of humanitarian operations in the region.Read More →
NEWSJan 09, 2024Two Silver Airways ATR-72s Collide at Fort Lauderdale AirportOn January 5, two Silver Airways ATR-72 turboprop aircraft collided at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Shortly before 8:00 a.m. local time, one Silver Airways ATR-72 with registration N702SV clipped the tail of another ATR-72 (N708SV). Both aircraft, one being towed and the other parked, had no passengers onboard and the damage sustained appears to be relatively minor. Read More →
STORIESJan 03, 2024Pilot Bets He Could Land a Plane Blind, Then Crashes: Aeroflot Flight 6502The tragic Aeroflot Flight 6502 incident occurred on October 20, 1986, as a result of a perilous cockpit bet between the captain and first officer. Captain Alexander Kliuyev attempted to land the Tupolev Tu-134A using instruments only, ignoring warnings and crashing the aircraft, resulting in 63 fatalities and seven injuries. Kliuyev faced legal consequences with a 15-year prison sentence, emphasizing the severe consequences of disregarding safety protocols in aviation.Read More →
INFORMATIONALJan 01, 2024Children in the Cockpit: The Crash of Aeroflot Flight 593The idea of having children visit the cockpit of an aircraft raises few eyebrows nowadays due to the assumption that the plane is not in flight and the pilots, who are not occupied with controlling the plane, have allowed the visit. The narrative understandably changes when the scenario changes to the aircraft being in flight. Having children or any otherwise unauthorized individual visiting the cockpit during this time is a risky endeavor. Such a scenario was present in the tragic case of Aeroflot Flight 593.Read More →
INFORMATIONALNov 19, 2023How This Invention Changed the History of Aircraft InterventionsRecently, the aviation industry has had to deal with a flurry of confounding accidents and long investigations to determine their underlying cause. In some cases, these investigations may seem surprisingly short and oddly specific in their reasoning for a disaster. The black box undoubtedly has made it that way, and in this article we'll take a look at why. Read More →