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Unstable Approach: Asiana 214′s Last Five Miles

Posted July 10, 2013 by John Steffen and Phil Derner Jr.

What is a stable approach and how “unstable” did Asiana Flight 214 become before impacting the ground?

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Continental Found ‘Criminally Responsible’ for Air France Concorde Crash

Posted December 6, 2010 by BNO News

Continental Airlines was found “criminally responsible” for the crash of Air France Flight 4590, the Paris Concorde disaster which killed all 109 on board.

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The Cessna Citation II (N6763L) was destroyed aft of the cockpit. (Photo by Alfred Langley via WSPA)
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US Customs Jet Destroyed By A Deer

Posted November 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Cessna business jet owned by United States Customs and Border Protection was destroyed when it hit a deer while landing in South Carolina.

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@shimmerskies A clearer picture here @NYCAviation @SouthwestAir pic.twitter.com/xzIMS6pjcA
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UPDATED: Southwest 737 Nose Gear Collapse at LGA

Posted July 24, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

UPDATE: Friday 7-26-13 New video has surfaced on YouTube today from the inside of Southwest 345 as the Boeing 737 landed at LaGuardia. The video clearly shows that the aircraft did not flare at all, and impact with the runway was quite forceful. Shortly after coming to a stop, a passenger is heard saying “there’s […]

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Gonna take more than a bucket of prop wash to get that out!
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Pilot Taxiing at JFK Strikes Lights While on Cell Phone

Posted February 22, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

A pilot reported to be on his cell phone while taxiing to depart JFK Airport struck runway lighting, damaging his Merlin aircraft.

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The NTSB on scene at the site of the UPS A300 crash
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UPS Airbus A300 Crashes On Approach To Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Int’l

Posted August 14, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

UPDATE- 8/16/13 5:45pm The NTSB on Friday afternoon held their third press conference into the crash of UPS 1354, starting with a bit of good news. Despite considerable cosmetic damage, the flight data and cockpit voice recorders did not sustain internal damage. “The recorders did their job. We have good data from both the cockpit […]

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Photo of Asian crash via surviving passenger David Eun (@Eunner) via Twitter.
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Updated 7/14/13: Asiana 777-200 Crash at San Francisco Airport

Posted July 14, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Reports are coming in of a plane crash taking place at San Francisco International airport, involving an Asiana 777 that crashed on landing.

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American Pilots Sentenced to Community Service After Conviction for Negligence in 2006 Brazil Crash

Posted May 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The pilots of a business jet which clipped an airliner over Brazil in 2006, killing 156 people, were sentenced Tuesday by a Brazilian judge to four years and four months of community service to be served in the United States.

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Pilot of Crashed Asiana Airlines Jumbo Jet Bought Seven Life Insurance Policies a Month Earlier

Posted August 1, 2011 by BNO News

One of the two pilots aboard an Asiana Airlines cargo plane which crashed in the sea off a South Korean island last week had taken out seven life insurance policies just a month before the accident, according to a news report on Monday.

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VIDEO: LOT 767 Damage Closeups After Belly Landing in Warsaw

Posted November 9, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

New video reveals the damage suffered by the landing gear-less LOT Polish Airlines 767-300ER that landed in Warsaw last week.

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Delta Connection Flight Makes Emergency Landing in New York Due to Broken Landing Gear

Posted September 25, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A Delta Connection jet has landed at JFK Airport in New York without its right main landing gear deployed. None of the 60 people on board were injured.

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Computer rendering of the KLM and Pan Am 747s colliding at Tenerife.
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WE GAAN: The Horror and Absurdity of History’s Worst Plane Crash

Posted March 27, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Like most other aviation calamities, the 583 people killed in 1977 when a KLM 747 struck a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife resulted not from a single error or failure, but from a chain of improbable errors and failures, together with a stroke or two of really bad luck.

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Small Plane Crash in El Salvador Kills Three

Posted May 15, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Three people, including the owner of the small aircraft manufacturer Pulsar Group, were killed Sunday afternoon when their plane crashed in central El Salvador.

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Royal Australian Air Force Aerobatic Plane Crash Injures Two

Posted May 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Royal Australian Air Force plane crashed at the East Sale airbase in Victoria, Australia, injuring two pilots, officials said Wednesday.

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VIDEO: Phoenix Plane Crash Caught on Webcam

Posted November 23, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A twin-engined private plane crashed into a mountain east of Phoenix Wednesday night. The impact was captured by an outdoor webcam.

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Photo of Malaysian Airlines 777-200 9M-MRD, the actual aircraft said to be involved in the accident. The aircraft had been repainted back into normal colors prior to the crash.
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DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines 777 Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Posted July 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A Malaysia Airlines 777-200ER traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday after a presumed surface-to-air missile strike.

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An RV-6 similar to the accident aircraft. (Photo by Geoff Collins via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)
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Two People Killed In Oregon Plane Crash

Posted November 28, 2012 by BNO News

Two people were killed late Monday afternoon when a small home-built aircraft crashed into a field east of Albany, Oregon.

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United Flight 232: Surviving the Unthinkable

Posted July 18, 2014 by Gabe Andino

On July 19, 1989 an engine explosion left United 232 with no hydraulics and no controls, leading to a crash landing where many of the passengers survived. Now 25 years later we look back at this extraordinary accident and examine what went wrong, and what went right.

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Side scan sonar of Air France Flight 447 wreckage in Atlantic Ocean.
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PHOTOS: Wreckage of Air France Flight 447 Found in Atlantic Ocean

Posted April 4, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Newly released photos show the recently-found wreckage of Air France Flight 447 at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Helicopter Crashes Into New York’s East River

Posted October 4, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A helicopter crashed into New York’s East River shortly after taking off Tuesday afternoon.

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