National Transportation Safety Board Issues New Safety Alerts

General aviation accidents continue to occur for many of the same reasons. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued five specific recommendations aimed at pinpointing the most common hazards, while offering potential remedies. Three of the recommendations focus on in-flight hazards, including controlled flight into terrain (CFIT). The Board lists these under the headings: Is…

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Late Landing Go-around Felled Hawker 800, Says NTSB

The pilot’s decision to attempt a go-around late in the landing roll with insufficient runway remaining caused the fatal crash of a Hawker 800A in July 2008 at Owatonna (Minn.) Degner Regional Airport, according to an NTSB final report issued last week. The two crewmembers and six passengers aboard perished in the accident, and the…

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NTSB: Aviation fatalities in U.S. decrease in 2009

Aviation fatalities in the U.S. in 2009 decreased to 538 from 574 in 2008, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has reported. Nearly 90 percent of aviation fatalities last year occurred in general aviation accidents (471), but they still represented a decrease from the previous year (494), the board said. In other categories, airline fatalities…

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