Special Mission Aircraft

Survey Aircraft Fatal Accident: Fatigue, Fuel Mismanagement and Prior Concerns

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Accidents & Incidents, Crises / Emergency Response / SAR, Fixed Wing, Human Factors / Performance, Safety Culture, Safety Management, Special Mission Aircraft, Survivability / Ditching

Survey Aircraft Fatal Accident: Fatigue, Fuel Mismanagement and Prior Concerns On 17 May 2008 Cessna 337A Super Skymaster, N5382S on a marine mammal survey flight, was destroyed when it impacted trees near...

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USAF Tool Trouble: “Near Catastrophic” $25mn E-8C FOD Fuel Tank Rupture

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Accidents & Incidents, Human Factors / Performance, Maintenance / Continuing Airworthiness / CAMOs, Military / Defence, Safety Management, Special Mission Aircraft

USAF Tool Trouble: “Near Catastrophic” $25mn E-8C FOD Fuel Tank Rupture On 13 March 2009 USAF Northrop Grumman E-8C JSTARS 93-0597 (a heavily modified Boeing 707-300 surveillance aircraft) was in...

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What a Difference a Hole Makes: E-8C JSTARS $7.35 million Radar Mishap

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Accidents & Incidents, Fixed Wing, Human Factors / Performance, Maintenance / Continuing Airworthiness / CAMOs, Military / Defence, Safety Management, Special Mission Aircraft

What a Difference a Hole Makes: E-8C JSTARS $7.35 million Radar Mishap While washing a USAF Northrop Grumman E-8C JSTARS  at a the Northrop Grumman Lake Charles Maintenance and Modification Center in...

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