Crew decision making


The FLYBE flight G-JEDR was on a VOR approach to Southampton Airport in icing conditions when, as the first stage of flap was selected, the amber FLAP POWER caution illuminated on the Caution and Warning Panel (CWP) and the flaps remained up. The crew calculated that...



The BRITISH MIDLAND flight G-MEDJ suffered an electrical malfunction during a scheduled night flight between Khartoum (Sudan) and Beirut (Lebanon). The more significant symptoms included the intermittent failure of the captain and co-pilot’s electronic displays and...

JETSTAR – AIRBUS A321-231 (VH-VWW) flight JQ57

JETSTAR – AIRBUS A321-231 (VH-VWW) flight JQ57

The JETSTAR flight JQ57 was on a scheduled flight from London Gatwick Airport to Chania Airport, Crete. The aircraft and pilots were on their first fight of the day. The fight preparation proceeded normally until, when the co-pilot selected the slats/flaps lever to...

Aviation accidents

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