A win-win for Nijgadh?

February 15, 2020 11:22 am

The scare created by a coffee spill in the cockpit happens to be the interesting story for this week. Two A350s experienced uncommanded in-flight shutdown of one of the engines after spillage on the centre pedestal that housed “start and control” engine functions. Happening within three months, the resulting shutdown came after some 15 minutes for Delta Airlines (US/Jan, 2020) and an hour for Asiana (SKorea / Nov, 2019). Both cases were investigated by Airbus, following which European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved the temporary revision in the manual making cockpit a “liquid prohibited zone”. The drastic step was necessary as the spill could have also affected the other running engine.

DHAKA, Feb 24: A plane bound for Dubai has made an emergency landing in Chittagong, Bangladesh after an apparent hijacking attempt, the airline operator has confirmed. A gunman reportedly tried to invade the cockpit.

KATHMANDU, Mar 13: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) will jointly investigate on the leaked conversation between the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and the pilot of crashed US-Bangla Airlines.

Confusion in cockpit over runway

March 13, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Mar 13: The last four minutes of conversations between the US-Bangla Flight 211 pilot at the TIA Air Traffic Control indicates a possible confusion in the mind of the pilot about the Runway 02 (the southern end) and Runway 20 (the northern end).

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., May 16: Smoke in the cockpit forced an American Eagle flight to return to an airport on New York's Long Island.

A Sunwing pilot was arrested Saturday after being found intoxicated in a plane he was about to maneuver out of Calgary airport in western Canada.

A British Airways pilot has been suspended after allegedly taking lewd photos of himself wearing stockings and apparently masturbating in the cockpit of the plane while flying.