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  • Pilots in fatal UPS A300-600 freighter crash identified

    The two UPS pilots who died in the crash of an Airbus A300-600 on approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport have been identified by local...

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  • Unstabilised approach to blame for UPS crash: NTSB

    News | 09 Sep 2014 19:16 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Two UPS Airbus A300-600 pilots died because of the captain’s decision to continue an unstabilised approach in instrument conditions instead of performing a go-around maneouvre, the US National Transportation Safey Board (NTSB) says.
  • NTSB boots UPS and IPA union from flight 1354 inquiry

    News | 25 Aug 2014 20:02 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has booted both UPS and the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) from its investigation into the deadly crash of UPS flight 1354 last year.
  • Boeing urges pilots to abort unstable approaches

    News | 10 Jun 2014 21:32 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Boeing is the latest organization to address growing concern about unstable approaches, publishing an article urging pilots to perform go-arounds when they are not properly configured for landing.
  • Pilot fatigue raised in UPS A300 crash hearing

    News | 20 Feb 2014 22:55 | Kristin Majcher

    ​The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) examined pilot fatigue, non-precision approaches and flight dispatch procedures in an investigative hearing of the fatal crash of UPS flight 1354.
  • Birmingham opened main runway minutes after UPS flight 1354 crashed

    News | 06 Feb 2014 15:43 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Officials at Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama were minutes away from opening the airport’s main ILS-equipped runway when UPS flight 1354 crashed on approach to the airport’s shorter runway on 14 August 2013.
  • Safety experts call attention to prevalence of unstable approaches

    News | 30 Oct 2013 19:28 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Safety executives at many airlines underestimate dangers posed by unstable approaches, and airline policies do little to ensure pilots follow company procedures for unstable approaches.