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Accident Reports 2000 - 2009

2009-06-01

On 31 May 2009, flight AF447 took off
from Rio de Janeiro Galeão airport bound
for Paris Charles de Gaulle. The airplane
was in contact with the Brazilian ATLANTICO ATC
on the INTOL – SALPU – ORARO - TASIL
route at FL350. At around 2 h 02, the Captain left the cockpit.
At around 2 h 08, the crew made a course change
of about ten degrees to the left, probably to avoid
echoes detected by the weather radar.

At 2 h 10 min 05, likely following the obstruction of the Pitot probes
in an ice crystal environment, the speed indications became erroneous
and the automatic systems disconnected. The airplane’s flight path
was not brought under control by the two copilots, who were rejoined
shortly after by the Captain. The airplane went into a stall
that lasted until the impact with the sea at 2 h 14 min 28.
[more]

2851 downloads

2009-02-25

Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 was a passenger flight
which crashed during landing to Amsterdam Schiphol
Airport, Netherlands, on 25 February 2009,
killing nine passengers and crew including all three pilots. [more]

2318 downloads

2006-09-29

Midair collision between a Gol B737 and an Embraer Legacy BJ. [more]

4114 downloads

2005-08-14

Pilot incapacitation due to hypoxia brought about by
depressurization, leading to fuel starvation [more]

3208 downloads

2000-01-10

Aircraft crashed during initial climb due to loss of control
of the aircraft by the flight crew. [more]

1989 downloads