March 2020

The purpose of this blog is to highlight deficiencies in the industry affecting safety. Such criticism will be put on hold, since focus from anyone who might listen is on survival, more than anything else, for the foreseeable future. Parking space is already in short supply when thousands of aircraft are grounded by airlines all over the world, some of which has a survivability of a couple of months, or even less. When the industry recovers from the hardest blow in history, there is a good chance it will pick up the pieces in a slightly different way, avoiding competition on a race to the bottom. Tickets will most likely be not just as cheap as before the crash, and hopefully people will learn to pay what it takes to fly with unaffected safety. A welcome change, one might think.

Some of what happened in March is listed below. Not much, really, worldwide. Engine failures and smoke on board dominate.

Tail-strike on landing, smoke on board, engine shut-down in flight, engine shut-down in flight, smoke in cockpit, loss of cabin pressure, 747 rejected take-off with all main tyres deflated, nav equipment failure, odour in cabin, bird strike, bird strike, lightning strike, hard landing, bird strike, AoA vane damaged by bird strike, rejected take-off due to loss of directional control, smoke in cockpit, engine shut-down in flight, crack in fuselage, fumes in cockpit, fumes in cockpit, smoke in cockpit, engine shut-down in flight, loss of engine thrust in flight, lightning strike, engine vibration, rejected take-off due to burst tyre, collision hazard on runway, low on fuel, engine shut-down in flight, engine shutdown in flight, smoke in cockpit, loss of cabin pressure, bird strike, engine failure.


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