Industry experts have also questioned the training part. "I’ll be amazed if they can replicate the computer glitch in the simulator as they don’t have this malfunction or ‘non-normal’ condition built into the sim," said a senior pilot. … [Read more...] about Ethiopian Airlines crash: As Boeing 737-Max 8 aircraft get grounded globally, demand rises for same in India
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The urgent response to the crash reflects the unease among airline regarding the aircraft, which was also involved in the Lion Air crash in October last year. Twelve minutes after taking off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, the plane crashed into the Java Sea, killing all 189 on board. Also read: US lawsuit blames Lion Air crash on Boeing's 'dangerous' airplane … [Read more...] about Boeing under scanner as Ethiopian Airlines crash comes 4 months after a similar Lion Air tragedy
The accident has brought the topography of the Calicut International Airport under the scanner once again. It is a tabletop airport, meaning, it is located atop a plateau or a hill. In such airports, usually one end or both ends face a deep gorge. Runways at these airports create an optical illusion making them appear at the same level as the plains below, which necessitates pilots to be extra cautious while landing. … [Read more...] about Air India flight crash: Is the Calicut Airport topography to blame?
A Vande Bharat Mission flight, it had 190 people onboard -- 184 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew members. Sources told Moneycontrol that both pilots -- the captain as well as the first officer -- have died in the crash. Fourteen people are dead and over 130 injured in the crash, Malappuram Superintendent of Police told news agency ANI. … [Read more...] about Calicut is one of the three tabletop airports in India, runways hinder rescue operations