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Boeing 737 Stops in Concrete Drainage Ditch in India

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:04
Status: Preliminary Date: Tuesday 5 September 2017 Time: ca 02:40 Type: Boeing 737-8HG (WL) Operator: Air India Express Registration: VT-AYB C/n / msn: 36338/2962 First flight: 2009-06-28 (8 years 2 months) Engines:CFMI CFM56-7B27 Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: Airplane damage: Substantial Location: Cochin International Airport (COK) (   India) Phase: Landing (LDG) Nature: International Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH/OMAA), United Arab Emirates Destination airport: Cochin International Airport (COK/VOCI), India Flightnumber: IX452

Narrative:
Air India Express flight IX452 was damaged in a taxiing accident at Cochin International Airport, India.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-8HG (WL), landed on runway 27 at 02:37 hours local time following a flight from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
As it was taxiing to the platform, the airplane suffered a taxiway excursion. It crossed a concrete drainage ditch and came to rest with the main landing gear in the ditch.

METAR Weather report:

20:30 UTC / 02:00 local time:
VOCI 042030Z 00000KT 4000 -RA FEW010 SCT012 OVC080 27/25 Q1009 NOSIG
21:00 UTC / 02:30 local time:
VOCI 042100Z 00000KT 4000 RA SCT008 SCT012 FEW025CB OVC080 27/25 Q1009 BECMG 3000 RA

21:30 UTC / 03:00 local time:
VOCI 042130Z 05006KT 3000 -RA SCT008 SCT012 FEW025CB OVC080 26/25 Q1009 NOSIG

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Small plane crashes at regional airport

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:02

A Williamsport area man piloting a single-engine Cessna aircraft escaped injury when he made a rough landing Monday afternoon on a runway at the Williamsport Regional Airport, causing moderate damage to the airplane, according to Jonathan Baker, the airport’s director of operations and safety.

“The pilot was already climbing out of the aircraft when airport firefighters arrived at the scene,” Baker said.

It was believed that “a gust of wind caught the plane between its final landing and rollout (taxiing),” Baker said.

The pilot’s name was not released and no information was available on where he was coming from.

“The plane touched down once and went back up a little bit, bouncing around,” said one witness, a Turbotville area man who witnessed the landing from a window near the airport’s lobby.

“The landing was far from perfect,” the man, who declined to give his name, said.

“He was back and forth on the runway, and then he veered into the grass. I thought the aircraft was going to flip,” he added.

Another witness said it appeared to her as well that the aircraft “bounced up and down before it took a nose-dive.” The woman also declined to give her name.

Baker said damage was limited to the aircraft’s wing, propeller and engine. The aircraft was towed to one of the airport’s hangars, where it will be examined by investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Harrisburg office, who were expected to come to the airport later today.

http://www.sungazette.com/news/top-news/2017/09/small-plane-crashes-at-regional-airport/

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Government Of Canada Investing In Safety At The Deer Lake Regional Airport

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:59

Will Purchase Rescue And Firefighting Equipment For The Airport

Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, they rely on our local and regional airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.

Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced the government’s $997,880 (Canadian) investment to purchase an aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle and associated equipment at the Deer Lake Regional Airport.

The funding comes through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program. Since the Program’s launch in 1995, the Government of Canada has provided more than $785.9 million for 904 projects at 182 airports across the country.

“The Deer Lake Regional Airport is a vital link for residents and businesses in this region. This project will help ensure continued safe airport operation for passengers, flight crews and employees, while contributing to the community’s economic and social well-being,” said Gudie Hutchings Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism.

“The Government of Canada recognizes that safe and efficient airports are vital to the economic and social well-being of smaller communities. In addition to supporting personal travel and tourism, local and regional airports are key connectors for business, healthcare, social services, and emerging resource development sectors. Our investments help improve access to safe and efficient air transportation options, and deliver on our promise to help build safer, healthier and stronger communities across Canada,” said The Honourable Marc Garneau (pictured), Minister of Transport.

(Source: Transport Canada news release)

FMI: www.tc.gc.ca

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:58

63 Years ago today: On 5 September 1954 a KLM Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation crashed into a river after takeoff from Shannon, Ireland, killing 28 out of 56 occupants.

Date: Sunday 5 September 1954 Time: 02:39 Type: Lockheed L-1049C-55-81 Super Constellation Operator: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Registration: PH-LKY C/n / msn: 4509 First flight: 1953 Total airframe hrs: 2498 Engines:Wright R-3350 (972TC18DA1) Crew: Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 10 Passengers: Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 46 Total: Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 56 Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair Location: 2,5 km (1.6 mls) SE off Shannon Airport (SNN) (   Ireland) Phase: Initial climb (ICL) Nature: International Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Ireland Destination airport: New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), United States of America Flightnumber: KL633

Narrative:
The KLM Super Constellation, named “Triton”, operated on the Amsterdam-New York route. A scheduled refueling stop was made at Shannon. The flight left Shannon Terminal Building at 02:30 hours at night and taxied to runway 14 (5643 feet long). The before takeoff run-up was completed in takeoff position.
Takeoff was made at 02:38. V1 speed was reached at 3500 feet and lift-off at 125 knots was made just over the V2 speed at approximately 4000 feet from threshold. The flight then passed over the remaining 1600 feet of runway in a shallow climb, retracting its landing gear. The Constellation entered a shallow descent over the River Shannon. The duration of the flight was about 31 seconds from the time it passed over the end of the runway until the aircraft first contacted the water in a tail-down slightly right-wing low attitude. It came to rest on the Middle Ground, a shallow mudbank 8170 feet from the end of the runway, after losing engines no. 3 and 4.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: “1) Failure of the captain to correlate and interpret his instrument indications properly during flap retraction, resulting in necessary action not being taken in sufficient time. This failure was partially accounted for by the effect on instrument indications of inadvertent and unexpected gear re-extension. 2) Loss of aircraft performance due to inadvertent landing gear re-extension. 3) The captain failed to maintain sufficient climb to give him an opportunity of meeting unexpected occurrences.”

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MAYDAY – FIREFIGHTER TRAPPED ON ROOF!

Firefighter Close Calls - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:40

The top floor of a Worcester three-family home was destroyed by a fire on Labor Day.

Firefighters responded to a call around 4 p.m. for active flames at a building on Farwell Street.

Officials said heavy smoke poured from the top floor of the building, with winds adding intensity to the fire and causing it to spread.

At one point, a firefighter got trapped on the roof while battling the flames. “We were trying to get a hole in the roof because the fire had already got up into the attic,” Deputy Fire Chief John Sullivan said. “One of our firefighters got separated from the ladder and fire engulfed that ladder.”

Sullivan said they were able to deploy another ladder to get the firefighter out safely without injury.

All the occupants made it out of the home safely, but one person was seen being taken away in a stretcher.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

Categories: Fire Service, Safety

Post Harvey question: After 9/11 can firefighters & others trust the EPA?

Statter 911 - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:27

Is the EPA trusted enough to sound the all clear?

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Categories: Fire Service

2 PA FIREFIGHTERS HURT AT APARTMENT FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 07:16

Authorities say four people, including two firefighters, have been hurt in an apartment fire in Clifton Heights, Delaware County.

The blaze broke out before 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of North Sycamore Avenue.

Video from Chopper 6 HD showed flames and thick smoke coming from the roof of one section of the three-story complex.

More than a dozen residents were seen standing outside a number of adjacent units.

Police tell Action News two people, a teenager and an adult, were hurt escaping the fire.

Their injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

In addition, two firefighters were treated for injuries also described as non-life-threatening.

ction News is told two children were dropped from windows into the arms of rescuers on the scene.

Neither child was hurt.

Fire officials believe the fire was sparked by a young child playing with a lighter found underneath a bed in one of the units.

A full investigation continues.

Categories: Fire Service, Safety

MEMPHIS FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 13:41

A fire fighter was injured and a family displaced after a fire broke out at an apartment complex overnight.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hunters Ridge Apartments in the 3000 block of Kettle Creek Drive.

WREG was told the fire started in one apartment, sending smoke billowing into the family’s residence below.

The American Red Cross is helping that family.

The fire fighter’s condition has not been released.

Categories: Fire Service, Safety

MD FIREFIGHTER AIRLIFTED TO BALTIMORE – STRUCK BY RIG

Firefighter Close Calls - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 13:40

A Salisbury firefighter is currently being treated at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after being accidentally struck by a fellow fire fighter.

The accident happened on Bell Creek Drive around noon on Sunday.

A City of Salisbury spokesperson said the firefighter was laying out blue hydrant markers on the road when another fire fighter, who was driving a fire engine, accidentally struck the victim.

The injured firefighter had to be airlifted to Baltimore following the accident.

The firefighter’s condition is currently unknown and they are still working to notify the firefighter’s family.

We will continue to monitor this situation and post updates to our website and Facebook page as we learn more.

Categories: Fire Service, Safety

Today is Monday the 4th of September, 2017, “Labor Day”

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 13:11

Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.

The equivalent holiday in Canada, Labour Day, is also celebrated on the first Monday of September.

Here are the stories for today…

Be safe out there!

Tom

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Man injured in Oshkosh plane crash at Pioneer Airport

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 13:08

OSHKOSH – Authorities are investigating a Sunday plane crash at Pioneer Airport that injured one of the plane’s two male occupants.

The Oshkosh police and fire departments responded to the crash at 4:09 p.m., police said. Pioneer airport is located at 1603 Goyke Ave.

They arrived to find a white and red fixed-wing single-engine aircraft upside down. The plane’s two occupants, a 56-year-old man from Minnesota and a 60-year-old man from Tennessee, were able to get out safely, police said. One of the men suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are assisting with the investigation.

http://www.thenorthwestern.com/story/news/local/oshkosh/2017/09/03/man-injured-oshkosh-plane-crash-pioneer-airport/630342001/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=

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Three people escape sinking plane in Brevard County river

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 13:06

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. —

A small plane went into the water after trying to take off from the Merritt Island Airport Sunday morning. Three people safely escaped the plane, FAA investigators said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating, and said the accident occurred when the Piper PA-32 tried to take off at 9 a.m. The plane went into the water where the runway ends. The FAA said three people were on the plane.

Sunday afternoon, the partially-submerged aircraft was still in the Banana River, awaiting the arrival of investigators, and a salvage firm to pull the plane from the water.

FAA records show the plane is owned by a corporation based in a single family home on Merritt Island.

http://www.wesh.com/article/plane-plunges-into-brevard-county-river/12165504

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Plane crashes into water near Pacific City, pilot OK

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 13:05

PACIFIC CITY, Ore. – A pilot crashed a plane into the water Sunday evening outside of Pacific City in Tillamook County, Oregon State Police said.

The pilot was not hurt in the crash, troopers said.

Emergency responders were called out to handle the crash about 6 p.m. Sunday. Based on a photo from OSP, it appears that the plane was a vintage aircraft.

No word from officials on what caused the crash.

http://katu.com/news/local/pilot-crashes-into-water-near-pacific-city-pilot-ok

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‘It All Worked’: Pilot Executes Perfect Crash Landing

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 13:03

By Jeff Todd

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – A pilot and his trainee say they’re lucky to be alive after putting their plane down at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport without the landing gear working properly.  

Davide Picard was doing training with his co-pilot. The two had gone to Greeley because of the long runway, but during the first landing attempt Picard felt a problem.

“I land on the gear, before I load put load onto it, I feel for it, and it didn’t feel right,” Picard said. “I knew right away we had a collapsed main.”

Picard tried another landing, then flew to Boulder and tried two more landings but felt the right side continue to give out.

“Then I knew I had to go to Jeffco (RMMA) and we were going to ditch this plane,” Picard said. “I knew landing in the grass if anything would be way better.”

The two flew the plane until it had just a few drops of fuel left. On the final approach the right engine ran out of fuel.

“I’m trying to just come in as slow as possible. I touchdown on the left felt it, touched again, and then boom it collapsed but see how I lifted the wing. The fuel is all in those tanks, had I scraped those, boom like a bomb,” Picard told CBS4.

“And realizing that wow this worked, it all worked,” he said.

Picard is getting his plane inspected but expects it to be totaled. He hopes the Cessna 310G is salvageable so he can rebuild the plane he’s flown in almost daily since 1982.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/09/02/plane-emergency-landing-broomfield/

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Private helicopter loses power, crashes south of Burnet

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:50

By Jerry Becker

BURNET, Texas (KXAN) – A private helicopter crashed south of Burnet late Saturday afternoon, said the Federal Aviation Administration.

FAA said the aircraft – a Hughes 369 A – lost power near Burnet Municipal Airport and crashed on US 281 while attempting to make an emergency landing.

There were four people on board, said Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson. He said two of them were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The other two people were uninjured.

Chief Nelson said the call for the crash came in at about 4:30 p.m.

The FAA is investigating the crash.

Private helicopter loses power, crashes south of Burnet

 

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Gwinnett police helicopter crashes at Briscoe Field, two officers injured

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:49

By Cailin O’Brien

Two Gwinnett County Police officers were taken to the hospital after their helicopter unit — “Air One” — crashed at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville on Friday. 

“Both of our officers were conscious, alert,” said Cpl. Michele Pihera. “They were talking. Their family members have been notified of what had happened.”

Pihera said the department wasn’t ready to release the names of either pilot, yet.

Gwinnett fire and police received calls about the crash just before 11 a.m.

The officers had been using one of the department’s two helicopters to assist ground officers chase a wanted suspect earlier in the morning. While they were in the air, the pilots began to notice a shift in the weather.

“As you know, it’s windy here today and a storm was coming in,” Pihera said from the scene. “So they notified the ground officers that they needed to go back to the hangar.”

They didn’t quite make it. The helicopter went down just 200 yards from the police department’s hangar at Gwinnett County Airport at Briscoe Field, a municipal airport owned and operated by Gwinnett County. The airport has been closed since 11 a.m. and the Federal Aviation Administration came on the scene just after noon to investigate.

It wasn’t an ideal situation, but Pihera said she’s thankful it wasn’t worse.

“We are thankful that they crashed here and not over a neighborhood or a school or (Georgia Highway) 316,” she said.

One of the officers was able to climb out of the wreckage immediately. The other had his legs pinned inside helicopter. Gwinnett County Fire Department personnel helped him escape. Both were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.

It was unclear as of Friday evening whether ‘Air One’ can be repaired.

“At this time, it’s unknown how far off the ground the helicopter was before it crashed,” Pihera said.

But the department’s main priority right now is focusing on the two officers piloting the helicopter.

“We’re just so happy that they survived these injuries and at this time it does not look like their injuries will be life-threatening,” Pihera said.

Return to www.gwinnettdailypost.com for updates.

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/gwinnett-police-helicopter-crashes-at-briscoe-field-two-officers-injured/article_b78c4a08-d93e-5e84-817b-a661c9d2bd07.html

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Small plane skids off runway, into water at Albert Whitted Airport

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:46

By Sara DiNatale and Josh Solomon, Times Staff Writers

ST. PETERSBURG — A small aircraft ended up in the waters of Tampa Bay on Friday after it rolled off the end of a runway at Albert Whitted Airport. 

After the crash, an unidentified person jumped into the water to help retrieve the pilot and passenger, neither of whom were gravely injured, according to the Coast Guard.

The plane, a kit aircraft manufactured by Velocity, a Sebastian, Fla. company, skidded off the southern end of the north-south runway that parallels the bay at the St. Petersburg airport about 10:45 a.m.

Once the plane went in, the good Samaritan worked to free the pilot, 78-year-old Gerald Kerr, from the cockpit as it filled with water. The passenger, Elizabeth Reynolds, 72, was already out of the plane.

Coast Guard rescuers, who were on scene within minutes as their base neighbors the airport, threw the bystander a line to pass to Kerr to help pull him to safety. Soon the pair was safely aboard a vessel.

“It’s a good spot to have an accident if you’re going to have one,” said Coast Guard spokesman Grant Burns, remarking on the proximity to the base Sector St. Petersburg.

Kerr and Reynolds were shaken relatively calm once they were rescued, Burns said. The pair was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, but neither were seriously injured.

Neither could be reached for comment Friday.

Kerr told rescuers the plane slid off the runway during takeoff, however officials suggested the accident happened during landing. The pair’s itinerary was unclear. Airport Manager Rich Lesniak said the plane was not based at Whitted.

The accident closed the airport to air traffic for about 45 minutes Friday morning, Lensiak said. By 11:30 a.m. the east-west runway, designated 7/25, was reopened. The accident runway, 18/36, was reopened about 12:30 p.m.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane was assembled by Kerr and is owned by Gulf Kilo Inc., a company registered in Parma, Ohio. The FAA is investigating the crash and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine probable cause, FAA officials said.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/plane-skids-into-water-near-albert-whitted-airport-in-st-petersburg/2335948#

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Pilot safe after crash landing in Harpswell field

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:44

By DARCIE MOORE

The pilot of a plane that crash landed in a field in Harpswell Friday evening was the only person onboard and able to walk away. 

It appears that there was a mechanical issue that caused the pilot to bring the fixed wing, single engine plane down in a field at 595 Harpswell Islands Road. The Cessna Stationair hit a rock and overturned during the landing. The crash was reported at approximately 5:10 p.m.

The plane carried the name Penobscot Island Air out of Owls Head.

The Harpswell Neck and Orr’s and Bailey Islands fire departments responded to the incident.

The FAA is expected to be at the scene of the crash in the morning to investigate.

http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2017-09-01/Front_Page/Pilot_safe_after_crash_landing_in_Harpswell_field.html

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:42

46 Years ago today: On 4 September 1971 an Alaska Airlines Boeing 727 crashed into mountain after premature descent into Juneau, AK, USA killing all 111 occupants.

Date: Saturday 4 September 1971 Time: 12:15 Type: Boeing 727-193 Operator: Alaska Airlines Registration: N2969G C/n / msn: 19304/287 First flight: 1966-06-24 (5 years 2 months) Total airframe hrs: 11344 Engines:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B Crew: Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7 Passengers: Fatalities: 104 / Occupants: 104 Total: Fatalities: 111 / Occupants: 111 Airplane damage: Destroyed Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: 35 km (21.9 mls) W of Juneau, AK (   United States of America) Crash site elevation: 754 m (2474 feet) amsl Phase: Approach (APR) Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Yakutat Airport, AK (YAK/PAYA), United States of America Destination airport: Juneau International Airport, AK (JNU/PAJN), United States of America Flightnumber: 1866

Narrative:
Alaska Airlines, Flight 1866 (AS66) was a scheduled passenger flight from Anchorage (ANC), to Seattle (SEA), with intermediate stops at Cordova (CDV), Yakutat (YAK), Juneau (JNU), and Sitka (SIT). The IFR flight departed Anchorage at 09:13 and landed at Cordova at 09:42. AS66 departed Cordova at 10:34 after a delay, part of which was attributable to difficulty in securing a cargo compartment door. The flight landed at Yakutat at 11:07. While on the ground, AS66 received an air traffic control clearance to the Juneau Airport via Jet Route 507 to the Pleasant Intersection, direct to Juneau, to maintain 9,000 feet or below until 15 miles southeast of Yakutat on course, then to climb to and maintain FL230. The flight departed Yakutat at 11:35, with 104 passengers and seven crew members on board.
At 11:46, AS66 contacted the Anchorage ARTCC and reported level at FL230, 65 miles east of Yakutat. The flight was then cleared to descend at the pilot’s discretion to maintain 10,000 ft so as to cross the Pleasant Intersection at 10,000 feet and was issued a clearance limit to the Howard Intersection.
The clearance was acknowledged correctly by the captain and the controller provided the Juneau altimeter setting of 29.46 inches and requested AS66 to report leaving 11,000 ft. At 11:51, AS66 reported leaving FL230. Following this report, the flight’s clearance limit was changed to the Pleasant Intersection. At 11:54, the controller instructed AS66 to maintain 12,000 feet. Approximately 1 minute later, the flight reported level at 12,000 feet. The changes to the flight’s original clearance to the Howard Intersection were explained to AS66 by the controller as follows: “I’ve got an airplane that’s not following his clearance, I’ve got to find out where he is.” The controller was referring to N799Y, a Piper Apache which had departed Juneau at 11:44 on an IFR clearance, destination Whitehorse, Canada.
On two separate occasions, AS66 acted as communications relay between the controller and N799Y.
At 11:58, AS66 reported that they were at the Pleasant Intersection, entering the holding pattern, whereupon the controller recleared the flight to Howard Intersection via the Juneau localizer. In response to the controller’s query as to whether the flight was “on top” at 12,000 feet, the captain stated that the flight was “on instruments.” At 12:00, the controller repeated the flight’s clearance to hold at Howard Intersection and issued an expected approach time of 12:10. At 12:01, AS66 reported that they were at Howard, holding 12,000 feet. Six minutes later, AS66 was queried with respect to the flight’s direction of holding and its position in the holding pattern. When the controller was advised that the flight had just completed its inbound turn and was on the localizer, inbound to Howard, he cleared AS66 for a straight-in LDA approach, to cross Howard at or below 9,000 feet inbound. The captain acknowledged the clearance and reported leaving 12,000 feet. At 12:08 the captain reported “leaving five thousand five … four thousand five hundred,” whereupon the controller instructed AS66 to contact Juneau Tower. Contact with the tower was established shortly thereafter when the captain reported, “Alaska sixty-six Barlow inbound.” (Barlow Intersection is located about 10 nautical miles west of the Juneau Airport). The Juneau Tower Controller responded, “Alaska 66, understand, ah, I didn’t, ah, copy the intersection, landing runway 08, the wind 080° at 22 occasional gusts to 28, the altimeter now 29.47, time is 09 1/2, call us by Barlow”. No further communication was heard from the flight.
The Boeing 727 impacted the easterly slope of a canyon in the Chilkat Range of the Tongass National Forest at the 2475-foot level. The aircraft disintegrated on impact.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: PROBABLE CAUSE: “A display of misleading navigational information concerning the flight’s progress along the localizer course which resulted in a premature descent below obstacle clearance altitude. The origin or nature of the misleading navigational information could not be determined. The Board further concludes that the crew did not use all available navigational aids to check the flight’s progress along the localizer nor were these aids required to be used. The crew also did not perform the required audio identification of the pertinent navigational facilities.”

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Walk Like MADD- Greenville, SC

SCOnFire - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:37
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 WHERE: CLEMSON UNIVERSITY’S ICAR CAMPUS (GREENVILLE) WHAT TIME:  REGISTRATION  2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. WALK STARTS:  3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. We walk to end drunk driving. Will you take up the fight by joining us at Walk Like MADD? WALK LIKE MADD is your chance to do something about drunk driving in our community. This year, ...

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