Tue, Jul 27, 2010
Will Assist Government With MD-11 Freighter Accident
The National Transportation Safety
Board is dispatching a team of investigators to assist the
government of Saudi Arabia with its investigation of today's cargo
airplane accident in Riyadh.
At about 1138 local time Tuesday, a Lufthansa MD-11(D-ALCQ)
freighter crashed while landing at the King Khalid International
Airport in Riyadh. The two crewmembers on board survived the
accident. Flight 8460 originated in Frankfurt.
NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman has designated Senior Air
Safety Investigator Bill English as the U.S. Accredited
Representative. The U.S. team will also include NTSB flight
operations specialists, an NTSB aircraft systems specialist, and
technical advisors from the Federal Aviation
Administration and Boeing.
The investigation is being conducted by Saudi Arabia's General
Authority of Civil Aviation which will release all information on
the progress of the investigation.
FMI: www.ntsb.gov, www.gaca.gov.sa/GACA/Home.aspx?l=EN
Also: Trig TT31 Update, Barnstorming--GA Wimping Out, Gone West: MiG Designer Belyakov, Zenith's 10000 Plan! When the FAA opened the door for easier angle of attack (AoA) indicator>[...]
Young Pilots Take Aviation, Culture, And Life Lessons Back To Chinese And Other Asian Airlines TransPac Aviation Academy, which says it graduates some 400 students annually, this w>[...]
“Watchkeeper will provide real-time information for troops conducting operations on the ground, allowing them to understand better and thereby overcome threats they may face.>[...]
Number Of Airlines And Other Operators Of Q400 And Q400 Nextgen Aircraft In Africa Has Grown To 15 Bombardier Aerospace and RwandAir of Kigali, Rwanda today celebrated the delivery>[...]
Aero Linx: Aviation Consumer Protection The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, including its Aviation Consumer Protection Division, m>[...]