All 23 persons aboard an Azerbaijan Airlines Antonov 140 twin
turboprop (file photo of type, right) are feared dead after the
aircraft went down near the village of Kyurdakhany, along the
Caspian Sea coast.
Investigation Turns To Deep Cracks, Corrosion On Wing Spar
As investigators carefully examine parts of the wing spar
recovered from the wreckage of the Chalk's Ocean Airways seaplane
that went down Monday after takeoff, NTSB acting chairperson Mark
Rosenker said in a news conference nothing audible was recovered
from the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) installed in the tail of the
Grumman G73-T Mallard.
Outboard Engines Swapped By Outsourced Maintenance
Heads are likely rolling at Japan Airlines and Singapore's ST
Aviation Services after the airline discovered one of its 747s has
been flying for seven months with the left outboard and right
outboard engines mistakenly swapped.
Former CASA Chief Alleges Fatality Rates Have Spiked
Australia's aviation safety body has rebuked claims by former
Civil Aviation Safety Authority chief Dick Smith that the country's
skies have seen a sharp increase in the number of fatal accidents