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The Asiana Airlines flight crew mismanaged the descent of a 777 into San Francisco International Airport last July, causing a fiery crash that killed three passengers and seriously injured 49, the NTSB said in its probable-cause hearing on Tuesday. The pilots made several mistakes and delayed the execution of a go-around after they became aware that the airplane was below the acceptable glide path, the board said. Read More
The federal government's no-fly list has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal court in Oregon. U.S. District Judge Anna Brown ruled that because there is no way for those who get on the list to challenge that decision it violates the constitutional rights of those on the list. Read More
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The private pilot who was taking a lesson in a Champion 7KCAB agricultural airplane that crashed last July in Oak Ridge, La., was impaired by his "recent use of marijuana and hydroxychloroquine," the NTSB said in its probable-cause report, released on Monday. That impairment was cited as a contributing cause to the accident. Read More
Pilot Jerry Parker, 63, of Livermore, Calif., wasn't wearing a parachute when his homebuilt Loehle Mustang caught fire shortly after takeoff on Saturday afternoon, but he apparently jumped from the cockpit at about 1,000 feet, and was killed. The burning airplane hit the ground nearby and was destroyed. Parker had been working on the airplane for about four years and had recently begun test flights, according to Read More
A female passenger is dead and two others were injured after a gunman opened fire on a Pakistan International Airways landing at Peshawar Airport in the fractious northwest part of the country. The airliner was on a flight from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and was on short final, about 300 feet off the ground, when it was hit by at least 10 bullets from an as-yet-unidentified automatic weapon. Read More
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Jeppesen is continuing its Chart Clinic webinar series with a session on the finer points of instrument departure procedures and how to interpret charts on all kinds of departures. The webinar is scheduled for June 26, 2014. Read More
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It's probably way too simplistic to think that a new age of personal responsibility could move the accident rate downward a nudge. Read More
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An extensive report on general aviation safety in "USA Today" this week doesn't convey the whole story, says GAMA President Pete Bunce. He took a break from his work in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to talk with AVweb's Mary Grady about ongoing efforts to build safer airplanes. Read More
Chris Nesin knew he had to have the Piper Cub Special that the Buck brothers flew as Rinker Buck's inspiration for Flight of Passage. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with the new owner of the iconic aircraft about its next transcontinental trip. Read More
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Lithium-ion batteries, which have three times the power of lead acid aircraft cells, are starting to find their way into new aircraft. Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has formed a new division called True Blue Power to serve this market. In this AVweb video, MCI's Todd Winter discusses the new battery products. Read More
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