Questions tagged [incidents]

ICAO defines an incident as an occurrence, other than an accident, associated with the operation of an aircraft which affects or could affect the safety of operation.

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How was the 747 in the China Airlines Flight 006 affected by the wing damage it sustained?

The passengers on China Airlines Flight 006 had a very memorable flight when the crew lost control and the aeroplane went into a high-speed dive. Various pieces of the aircraft were torn off. The ...
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Did we get closer to another plane than we were supposed to, or was the pilot just protecting our delicate sensibilities?

Yesterday, April 28, 2019, I was flying on Alaska flight 557 from LAX to PDX. About an hour into the flight (near the California/Oregon border) I was looking out the window and saw a jet travelling ...
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Is there any recorded instance of a passenger's hat or scarf being blown into an aircraft's engine?

Passengers climbing the stairs into an airliner are often subject to gusts of wind; I've had to hold onto my own scarf in the past. It doesn't seem beyond the bounds of probability that a passenger'...
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Is there a Cockpit Video Recorder?

Often we hear about Cockpit Voice Recorders, but are there video recorders?
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What is the procedure following a near miss?

This is a follow-up to this question - in particular, to this video posted in MichaelK's answer. What would be the correct procedure for the pilot to follow in this situation? (That is, after a near ...
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Identify this Chicago aircraft incident involving loss of control

Many years ago I listened to an ATC tape of an aviation incident involving a commercial aircraft that had some type of control loss, I think in Chicago. After several attempts to set up for an ...
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Has there ever been an uncommanded lowering of landing gear?

Has there ever been an uncommanded lowering of the landing gear on a large commercial jet? I could not find any instance of it in a preliminary google search. Could a simple short-circuit cause such a ...
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A couple of questions about Aeroflot flight 593 [duplicate]

So I recently heard about Aeroflot flight 593 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroflot_Flight_593 And I know the cause is because of pilot error or what ever you would like to call that but I have a ...
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Why was a flight delayed because of a bird in the cockpit?

This Washington Post article is about a Delta Airlines flight that took off after an initial delay, before turning back again shortly after, because of a bird that managed to stowaway in the cockpit. ...
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Is there a website with a list of all commercial airline incidents?

I am looking for a website that contains a listing of all commercial airline incidents (under a sufficiently large definition of "incident"), by airline company. I assume that incidents that happen ...
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Why did the speed of this plane drop so much? [closed]

(Disclaimer: I know nothing about aviation. It is not even a hobby to me. I'm sorry if this question sounds obvious or silly to experts.) I was casually checking the arrival time of a flight on ...
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Where to find a 1983 NTSB report of a R-22 clutch failure?

Why can't I find the incident report I had to file after my death defying landing at John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa Ca. around 1983? They found the clutch with 4 belts to have malfunctioned and ...
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What are possible explanations for fuel being expelled in this video?

In another question, I asked about whether or not a fuel spill would be reportable or not. The answer was "no", because the aircraft was not in flight. What are the possible causes of the spill ...
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Would a “fuel leak” at the gate be a reportable incident?

This news story shows video of fuel being expelled from a wingtip of a 767, while at the gate. The engines were apparently running during this event. After the cockpit crew learned of what was going ...
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What caused the loss of “everything” on Swiftair Flight QY-2939?

I found this from a youtube video, and more info from this avherald article. One of the pilots declares an emergency because right after takeoff they lost "everything", as in all instruments. ATC ...
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How do I find out what happened on this flight?

On 2017-01-03 DAL58 from Boston to London apparently returned to New York after 90 minutes of flight. This seems quite irregular to me, and I had expected to find details about this published ...
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Which incidents did not result in accidents because of the actions of the second pilot on board?

In accordance with 14 CFR §25.1523 and §121.385c3, commercial airline aircraft must be operated by at least two pilots. This provision mainly bases on workload and pilot incapacitation considerations (...
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Do special procedures exist to limit pilot workload during pilot incapacitation?

Although pilot incapacitation is rare, the website avherald.com lists several occurrances of flight crew incapacitation, alone two events reported yesterday. FAA AC 25.1523-1 requires all aircraft ...
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What options do the crew have when passengers go berzerk?

In one recent incident with an American Airlines flight from São Paulo (GRU) to New York (JFK or LGA, dunno), the crew decided to land in Brasilia (BSB), Brazil because one couple was fighting (source ...
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How do you search for all incidents of a Canadian airline online?

Where can I find records of all incidents (per ICAO's definition) for a specific Canadian airline, e.g. WestJet? Typing in 'Westjet' on TSB Canada's site produced only 7 results and none this year: ...
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Is there information available about an aircraft incident from New York to LHR in 2004?

I am attempting to find some form of incident log regarding a flight I took i 2004 (I believe May/June). I believe it was a British Airways flight but it may have been operated by another airline. I ...
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Case Study: Did I need to declare an emergency?

I am a fairly newly minted private pilot licensee (PPL). I had just taken off from a small private, (but open to the public) airfield. We are under the shelf of Class B, but are G up to 700 and then E ...
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Where can I find ATC Guidelines for handling Airport Incidents?

Immediately after an airport incident (e.g. a crash, runway overrun, fire etc.) it is fascinating to hear in recordings the ATC handle various duties so deftly . e.g. Ground vehicles, Fire, Go arounds,...
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Was there any Hawker Trident installed cockpit voice recorder before BEA Flight 548 incident?

After BEA Flight 548 incident in June 1972, all British-registered airliners have mandatory cockpit voice recorders. The TV series Mayday claimed no voice recorders were installed in Hawker Tridents ...
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After a crash, for how long is the airport closed?

International airports are busy places. For example, London Heathrow saw an average of 1,290 "air transport movements" per day in 2014. It seems that a crash at the airport, such as BA Flight 38, ...
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How did this incident report detailing a flight taking off and landing at Glasgow result in safety changes at a distant airport?

While reading this report detailing a tire failure and actions taken, I noticed a peculiarity: The flight took off and landed at Glasgow without continuing to Malta (its intended destination) yet the ...
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What procedures will cockpit crew follow during a sudden depressurization?

When pilots face a sudden depressurization, they will follow some procedures. What are their sequences and if there is any addressed to the cabin crew?
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Are there any incidents caused by rudder failure in Military jets?

Based on this question about the rudder position of the F/A-18 Fighter Jet. Quote from the user Rhino Driver: The logic has its limits though and if the pilot exceeds 14 AoA in a landing mode (...
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Who pays for the damages in this Asiana-Aeroflot collision?

I just came across this article where an an Asiana 747 'collided' with an Aeroflot IL62 at the adjacent gate. As per the reports, IL62 had to be scrapped. From, what I read, it was like the Asiana ...
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Does sex occur in aircraft cockpits, and is this safe?

I've always heard euphemisms about pilots having sex with flight attendants or passengers while flying, but I'm wondering, does this ever happen on commercial flights or in general aviation? Have ...
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What is the difference between aviation “accident” and “incident”?

When I hear speaking about aviation crashes, sometimes I hear about "accidents" and other times about "incidents". What distinguishes them? Is there an international standard that determines how ...
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Will an aircraft always crash on take-off if de-icing is not performed correctly?

I recognise the Daily Mail's propensity to adulterate and colour news, but are these user comments about the UAL951 flight on 29 Dec 2014 correct? The Daily Mail claims: A United Airlines plane ...
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Have there ever been any accidents within holding stacks?

At a busy airport, up to a dozen aircraft waiting to land may fly the same holding pattern at the same time, separated vertically by 1,000ft. — a stack. Some ATC towers have dedicated Stack ...
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Was I nearly involved in an accident?

This is a while ago but it has been bugging me now and then. On September 11 2011 (yes exactly 10 years after 9/11!) I was flying Easyjet 3467 from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Copenhagen (CPH). ...
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Is there a minimum separation between a landing aircraft and another crossing its runway?

I have just seen this video of what has been called a runway incursion at LEBL (my hometown airport). A russian jet initiates a go-around after seeing an argentinian plane crossing runway 02: https://...
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Where can I get statistics on landing incidents?

I sometimes have the feeling that Airbus with augmented control are more prone to landing incidents (hard landings and runway excursions) than other models of aircraft with conventional controls. Is ...
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Has the cause of the engine failure of Cessna's 182JT-A been determined?

Last August during a certification flight, a Cessna 182JT-A compression-ignition (diesel) engine failed in flight. I've been Googling to find the cause of the failure and the status of the ...