Airbus A320 with 107 people aboard crashes into the residential area of Karachi after ‘three failed landing attempts’

Pakistan International Airlines flight 8303, an Airbus A320, crashed on approach to Karachi-Jinnah International Airport (KHI), Pakistan. Local media report there were 99 passengers on board and 8 crew members. The aircraft came down near a residential area named Model Colony.The weather has no limitation in approaching and landing. OPKC 220925Z 24011KT 7000 NSC 35/24 Q1004 NOSIG The Airbus had been flying from Lahore to Jinnah, which usually takes 90 minutes before it went down in the Model Colony area as it began its final approach to land at Karachi…

Southwest Airlines jetliner hits and kills person as it lands at Austin airport

A Southwest Airlines jetliner hit and killed someone as it landed at Austin’s main airport Thursday night, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot of Flight 1392 reported seeing a person on the runway shortly after the Boeing 737 touched down at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 8:12 p.m. local time. The carrier said the pilot maneuvered to try to avoid the person, whose identify wasn’t immediately released. The driver of an airport operations vehicle subsequently reported finding the person on the runway. Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services said…

REPORT Engine of Titan Airlines A321 caught fire after engineer’s fuel error at Gatwick Airport

An aircraft had to make an emergency landing after one engine caught fire and the other stalled due to a fuel additive error, a report has found. The plane took off from Gatwick Airport on 26 February after an engineer using an internet calculator added 37 times too much of the chemical, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said. The Airbus A321 was being moved from Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport at the time. There were seven crew members on board, but no passengers. The amount of Kathon – which…

Turkey sends medical aid to UK to help fight coronavirus

A Turkish military cargo plane carrying medical supplies to assist the U.K.’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic landed in London, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Friday. “Our Turkish Armed Forces plane carrying medical supplies prepared for the UK to help combat the COVID-19 virus has landed in London,” said the ministry in a tweet. The ministry announced the help operation early Friday via Twitter by saying: “At the direction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Armed Forces aircraft that will transport to the United Kingdom the medical aid supplies…

Airbus A220 Engine Failure Cause Narrowed Down By FAA

The FAA has issued a further airworthiness directive to operators of the A220. The US aviation safety regulator now requires operators of A220 aircraft in US airspace to remove certain full-authority digital engine control software and install new software. The directive comes after four in-flight shutdowns last year. The FAA considers this a serious safety issue This latest directive concerning the A220 follows an earlier directive issued in September 2019 after a series of engine shutdowns in the skies over Europe. According to a report in Flight Global, three of these…

What happens when a plane loses cabin pressure? What actions should be taken?

Supplemental Oxygen Depressurisation of the aircraft cabin as a result of structural failure, pressurization system. Signs of sudden decompression include “a loud bang, thump or clap” as the air inside and outside the plane meet, debris flying around the cabin .Is loss of cabin pressure dangerous? Yes.. In 2005, as referenced above, a Helios Airways plane en route from Cyprus to Athens crashed into a mountain after a loss of cabin pressure, killing all 115 passengers and six crew on board. The official investigation into the incident found that the pressurisation system had been left…

Airman Certification Standards (ACS)

Private Pilot Airmen Certification Standards (ACS) : The goal of the airman certification process is to ensure the student pilot possesses the knowledge, ability to manage risks, and skill consistent with the privileges of the certificate or rating being exercised.       –   During the ground and flight portion of the practical test, the FAA expects evaluators (DPE’s) to assess the student pilot’s mastery of the topic in accordance with the level of learning most appropriate for the specified task. The oral questioning will continue throughout the entire practical test related…

Conronavirus Facts, News and effects on Aviation..

TURKEY’s Coronavirus Bomb: $34.5 Billion of Tourism Revenue could be wiped out as #Covid_19 detected in passenger on Turkish Airlines flight going to Singapore from Turkey. Air China cuts flights between China and U.S. due to coronavirus epidemic American Airlines flight AA198 scheduled at 6.05 PM from Jfk to Milano Malpensa has ben cancelled because crew members refused to get on board (coronavirus threat) The Delhi patient diagnosed with #Coronavirus has led to this: 10 crew members of Air India flight he took from Vienna are under quarantine . British…

Always wanted to be an astronaut? NASA is now hiring

Application is here. This job opportunity is out of this world — literally. For the first time in over four years, NASA is accepting applications for its next crop of astronauts, the agency announced Monday. Not every space hopeful will get to don the iconic astronaut suit, however. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet one of the stringent education requirements, which include having either a master’s degree in a STEM field, a medical degree, or a combination of a STEM degree and test pilot training. Potential astronauts must also have at least…