Air Safety

Houston MD-87 Crash News Premium

Texas MD-87 crash: What do we know so far?

A private McDonnell Douglas MD-87 overran the runway and burst into flames at Houston Executive Airport yesterday (October 19). Key.Aero collates what is known about the aircraft and incident so far.

Leonardo AW139 Feature Premium

Helicopter safety: more work needed?

Helicopters, and their uses, are constantly evolving. Mark Broadbent looks into the work being done to promote safety

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Feature Premium

The simple mistake that caused Etihad 787 to be 300ft low on approach

Investigators in the UAE have identified what caused an Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to be 300ft below the correct vertical profile while on approach to Abu Dhabi in 2020

Qatar A350 Feature Premium

Qatar Airways A350 nearly suffers ‘mid-air collision’

A Qatar Airways Airbus A350 came close to colliding with a Caspian Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83 over Iranian airspace earlier this year.

NTSB coordinating recovery of ditched Transair 737

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced it is sending a team of investigators to the ditching site of Transair Flight 810 off the Hawaiian island of Oahu to coordinate the recovery of the wreckage from the ocean floor.

Condor A320 Feature Premium

Condor A320 forced to dodge helicopter AND mountain on departure

Investigators have concluded that failures by the crew of a Condor Airbus A320 and air traffic control caused the jet to experience a serious air proximity encounter and terrain alert

Boeing 737 Feature Premium

Virgin Australia Boeing 737 experienced “uncommanded descent”

The jet was climbing away from Perth when the crew detected the problem

AAIB Feature Premium

Fatal Air India Express crash captain ‘did not respond’ to go-around call

The overrun, which led to the deaths of 19 passengers and two pilots, occurred during a repatriation flight

A350 Feature Premium

SIA A350 took off without clearance causing conflict at Barcelona

The widebody came within 2.8nm of an A320 which was landing on a crossing runway

Orange2Fly Feature Premium

Orange2Fly A320 stall-protection activated on approach to Muscat

The jet’s automation kicked in to prevent the aircraft from stalling