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The crash of Delta Flight 191 brought the dangers of windshear to the forefront
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Windshear – Lessons Learned

Posted April 20, 2016 by Brad Tate

31 years ago Delta Flight 191 encountered a microburst on approach to DFW and crashed. Thanks to the lessons learned from that tragedy, windshear warning and avoidance has become an integral part of aviation safety management.

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Ghosts of Octobers Past

Posted October 16, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Columnist/Pilot Justin Schlechter shares a story of flight crew really earning their paychecks, as the the autumn nights over Alaska bring some challenges in their 747 at the end of a long Pacific hop.

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The Disaster That Wasn’t: Saving Eastern Air Lines Flight 902

Posted October 7, 2014 by David J. Williams and Phil Derner

Every accident is scrutinized and evaluated. Eastern Flight 902 is the one exceptional case of what can be learned from an airplane that did not crash but safely flew away.

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On This Day in Aviation History: May 4th

Posted May 4, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

The “Superga Air Disaster” kills the entire Torino AC football team, US Airways joins Star Alliance, EAS Flight 4226 crashes after overshooting a runway and demolishing dozens of buildings, Lunar Orbiter 4 and Magellan space probe launch, Amy Johnson sets another speed record and more!

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