Pilot Unconscious Before Citation Crash

It would appear pilot incapacitation was behind the fatal crash of a Cessna Citation in the Atlantic 300 miles east of Fort Lauderdale on May 24. The aircraft inexplicably changed course while...

Boeing Made MAX MCAS More Aggressive In Late Development

As Boeing tweaked final development of the 737 MAX, it made the MCAS autotrim system more aggressive and ultimately riskier, according to a new report in The New York Times.

Crew Age, Experience Gap Cited In Taxiway Accident

Indias Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had some unusual crew resource management advice for Air India Express after a seasoned captain dumped a Boeing 737-800 in a drainage ditch at Cochin Airport in April of 2017 despite repeated warnings from his much younger female first officer.

Cathay Pilots Lose Sight In Flight

Cathay Pacific and various authorities are investigating the mysterious loss of visual acuity experienced by two long-serving captains on separate flights in different aircraft types in January and February of this year.

Aviation Associations Object To FAA Drug Study

Nine aviation associations are objecting to a proposed FAA study that would perform toxicology tests on anonymous urine samples gathered during pilot medical exams, according to a letter sent to the FAA on April 3. The letter states that the study proposal was presented to Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) team members during a Feb. 27, 2018, meeting by staff from the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI).

Civilian Ejected From Fighter

A journalist on a familiarization flight gained an intimate understanding of a system even the most seasoned military pilots almost never touch when he was accidentally ejected from a two-seat Rafale fighter in France this week.

Teen Pilot Seeks Age Exemption

A California teenager has petitioned the FAA to exempt him from its minimum age requirements so he can set some records.

Canada Eases Pilot Diabetes Restrictions

Canada has dropped its ban on pilots with pre-existing Type 1 diabetes becoming commercial pilots. In 2001, the agency made pre-existing insulin-dependent Type 1 diabetes a disqualifying condition for the commercial medical even though it had previously allowed pilots who developed diabetes after obtaining their commercial license to continue flying.

Flight Attendant Dies On Flight

A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to New York diverted to San Francisco after a flight attendant fell ill and died over the Pacific on Thursday.

Suit Filed In Mountain Crash

Family members of passengers killed in the 2016 crash of a Cessna 182 in Tennessee are claiming controllers should have warned the non-instrument-rated pilot he was about to hit a mountain in IMC.

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