The British AAIB (Air Accident Investigation Branch) released their bulletin concluding ¬†the probable cause of an incident that British Airways A321 had near London on Dec 20th 2011 :
“The symptoms experienced by the commander may have been the result of the after-effects of a cold, combined with coincidental head and aircraft movement. The temporary symptoms experienced by the co-pilot may have been a reflection of the potentially evolving situation of an incapacitation at an early stage in the flight leading to possible mild hyperventilation.”
The JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a cross-country flight by leaving the cockpit and ¬†yelling about religion and terrorists has had a psychotic episode in prison and requires further mental evaluation. Clayton Osbon was charged with interference with a flight crew, but was found not guilty by reason of insanity last month. A forensic neuropsychologist testified in a short, unpublicized trial that Osbon had a “brief psychotic disorder” at the time of the flight brought on by lack of sleep…
A commercial pilot wanted in connection with the killing of his girlfriend in Colorado¬†¬†Springs tried to steal a commercial airplane early Tuesday at the St. George Municipal Airport (Utah), then committed suicide, investigators said. The man who shot and killed himself inside a commandeered SkyWest airplane early Tuesday was 40-year- old Brian Joseph Hedglin, St. George spokesman Mark Mortensen confirmed.
Katie Inman climbed into the cockpit of the Piper Warrior airplane and put on a thick pair of headphones. The plane roared to life and began taxiing down the runway for takeoff. With her right hand, Katie guided the nose of the plane into the air.With her left, she reached in the back seat of the four-seater plane where her interpreter, Ashley, signed instructions into her hand…
Fatigue is one of the threats to flight safety. Long hours of activity may decrease the ability of the crew. Rest and¬† Flight Duty Times regulations¬† are essential countermeasures to prevent the effects of fatigue on performance. Humor is just one way for not forgetting it ¬°
Shortly after¬†take off from Douala, Cameroon, the pilots of a B737 from Kenya Airlines lost its control . The captain experienced confusion and spatial disorientation and the aircraft entered in an unrecovered spiral dive. Inadecuate operational control, lack of crew coordination and non adherence to standard procedures were among the causes according to Civil Aviation authorities.¬†Research about captain established certain personality traits as “Toxic” Captain capable to make a cockpit environment that can be a safety risk.¬† Let us learn to prevent these behaviors.
strong character and heightened ego;
authoritative and domineering attitude with subordinates;
A Jet Blue flight bound for Las Vegas landed unexpectedly in Amarillo after a “medical situation” arose involving the captain. The airline says in a statement that the pilot in command of Flight 191 from New York then elected to land in the Panhandle of Texas about 10 a.m. Tuesday.¬† The airline says an off-duty captain who happened to be aboard the plane went to the flight deck and took over the duties of the ill captain “once on the ground.”¬†Jet Blue says the ill captain was taken to a medical facility.The airline says the passengers are awaiting another plane to take them on to their destination…
A Czech CSA jetliner carrying 46 passengers from Polish capital of Warsaw landed safely in Prague Ruzyne Airport shortly after midday on Wednesday (15th February) after the flight’s captain fell ill as the plane was landing and was declared dead soon afterwards.The plane was on approach to the Prague airport when an emergency was reported and the first officer took control of the turbo propeller plane, an ATR-42-500, after the captain “who was 55 years old, was incapacitated due to health problems,” according to Peter Zmolnik, the president of the Czech Association of CSA Transport pilots.
The Indonesian airline industry has made progress toward mending its reputation – amid soaring demand – after a series of spectacular crashes in recent years drew international attention to the country’s poor safety record. Now it has a new problem to deal with: drug abuse among its pilots.¬†The police arrested a pilot from the country’s largest private airline, Lion Air, last Saturday on suspicion of possessing crystal methamphetamine, a psychostimulant that increases alertness and concentration and can create feelings of euphoria…
At 35,000ft, the klaxon-like howl of a distressed toddler screeches through a pressurised cabin. For travellers already stressed by lengthy security checks, crammed into cramped seating and unnerved by the very fact of being so high above ground, it’s almost enough to make them shatter the Plexiglas windows and jump. One airline is offering what [...]
The British AAIB (Air Accident Investigation Branch) released their bulletin concluding ¬†the probable cause of an incident that British Airways A321 had near London on Dec 20th 2011 : “The symptoms experienced by the commander may have been the result of the after-effects of a cold, combined with coincidental head and aircraft movement. The temporary [...]
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