Declaring an In-Flight Emergency Can Save Your Life – Episode 208
Flight Safety Detectives
by Todd Curtus, Greg Feith, John Goglia
1w ago
Most general aviation pilots hesitate to declare an inflight emergency fearing negative consequences. Greg Feith, John Goglia and Todd Curtis use a Beechcraft Bonanza plane crash to illustrate how declaring an emergency can be the safest move. The fatal Beechcraft Bonanza accident in the spotlight of this episode is featured in the book, "Single-Pilot IFR Pro Tips" written by National CFI of the Year Gary "GPS" Reeves. Known as The Guy in the Pink Shirt, Reeves uses examples from several incidents to illustrate good general aviation pilot habits.  Reeves uses the Beechcaft Bonanza event t ..read more
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Conspiracy Theories Surrounding Jenni Rivera Plane Crash– Episode 207
Flight Safety Detectives
by todd curtis, Isabel Gutierrez, Marcos Gutierrez
2w ago
Singer Jenni Rivera’s tragic plane crash was a tragic accident and not the result of a conspiracy. This special episode of the Flight Safety Detectives features the January 24 interview Todd Curtis gave on the KIQI radio show “Hecho en California,” about the 2012 crash that killed Jenni Rivera.  Todd shares with hosts Isabel and Marcos Gutierrez the conclusions shared by the Flight Safety Detectives team after they analyzed the formal accident report that was released by the Mexican government.  Todd, Marcos, and Isabel discuss several conspiracy theories about the death of Jenni Riv ..read more
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Plane Crash Caused by Pilot's Poor Decisions and Lack of Aircraft Understanding – Episode 206
Flight Safety Detectives
by greg feith, john goglia, todd curtis
3w ago
The pilot of a Beech Bonanza F33A made an off-field landing when the engine lost power shortly after takeoff. John Goglia, Greg Feith and Todd Curtis dig into the information gathered by the NTSB and find this crash was caused by poor decisions made by the pilot. Greg, Todd, and John analyze the information from the Public Docket of the crash investigation. They find that the pilot's lack of understanding about the aircraft and its systems contributed a series of decisions that led to the plane crash.  The pilot took off with the fuel pump on to deal with an overheating problem in two of ..read more
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Bad Decisions Take Airplanes Out of the Sky – Episode 205
Flight Safety Detectives
by greg feith, john goglia, todd curtis
1M ago
The events that led up to the crash of a MD82 in Detroit are used to illustrate the critical role of operational discipline. Greg, Todd and John give insight into the issues that led to Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashing and disintegrating. This is just one example of bad decisions taking an airplane out of the sky. This aviation disaster killed two people on the ground and nearly everyone on board. The sole survivor was a four-year-old girl who was seriously injured. Hear the experts dissect the chain of events that led to the crash, including multiple distractions and delays and the crew ..read more
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Accident or Conspiracy? Singer Jenni Rivera Lear 25 Accident Examined – Episode 204
Flight Safety Detectives
by greg Feith, John Goglia, Todd Curtis
1M ago
Jenni Rivera was a huge celebrity at the time of her death. Was the plane crash that killed her an accident or do the conspiracy theories point to the real cause?  In a continuation of the examination of this aviation incident that started in Episode 203, Greg Feith joins John Goglia and Todd Curtis to discuss why the conspiracy theories related to the crash are unlikely to be true. They use the evidence uncovered during the official investigation combined with their knowledge of the accident aircraft to get to the facts. John, Greg, and Todd compare the Jenni Rivera accident to other acc ..read more
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Singer Jenni Rivera’s Fatal Plane Crash Examined – Episode 203
Flight Safety Detectives
by John Goglia, Todd Curtis
1M ago
Todd and John analyze the plane crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera. The report from the Mexican accident investigation found that the Learjet 25 aircraft lost control during climb for reasons that could not be determined.  Key items are missing from the report that concluded that the crash was a loss of control event: No analysis results of the flight controls No flight data recorder recovered No cockpit voice recorder found No formal analysis of the pilots  The In the wake of Rivera's death, there have been ongoing rumors that this event was not an accident, a belief that has b ..read more
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Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 737 MAX 9 Update – Episode 202
Flight Safety Detectives
by John Goglia, Greg Feith, Todd Curtis
1M ago
Latest on the Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 737 MAX 9 aircraft plug door separation and rapid decompression. Todd, Greg, and John discuss recent developments, including the recovery of the plug door. They talk about the value of having the plug door for inspection. They share the sequence of events that led to the door separation based on factual evidence. The spotlight is now turning to Boeing. Will the company’s future actions keep the CEO’s promise that Boeing will be transparent about what happened? Hear their insider take on the challenges Boeing may face when it comes to ea ..read more
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JAL Flight 516 Crash Factors Emerge– Episode 201
Flight Safety Detectives
by John Goglia, Greg Feith, Todd Curtis
1M ago
Runway images show that the Coast Guard Dash 8 involved in the collision with Japan Airlines Flight 516 was in the wrong place. The crew was to hold on the taxiway, but were actually on the runway. The plane standing still on the center line would have been virtually invisible to the pilots of the JAL Airbus A350.  The scenario is similar to a runway collision involving US Air Flight 1493 that John investigated as an NTSB Board member. That investigation made midfield takeoffs illegal in the United States. John, Greg and Todd walk through the known details and the human factors that led t ..read more
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United Airlines Finds Loose Bolts on 737 MAX 9 Aircraft – Episode 200
Flight Safety Detectives
by John Goglia, Greg Feith
1M ago
United Airlines has reported loose bolts on five of their 737 MAX 9 aircraft plug doors. This is the latest in the unfolding look at what happened in the incident involving Alaska Airlines Flight 1282. John and Greg use insights from their decades of experience inside NTSB and other aviation safety incident investigations to explain the latest developments. They cover the information that has been released so far and what is to come.  John goes through the steps that aircraft mechanics would have used to address earlier reports of pressurization warnings on this specific aircraft. Mechani ..read more
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737-9 Max Exit Door Panel Failure – Episode 199
Flight Safety Detectives
by Big Pond Podcasts
1M ago
What happened to Alaska Airlines Flight 1282? What is going on at Boeing? In this special episode, Greg and John provide expert insight into the rapid decompression and inflight separation of an exit door panel on a Boeing 737-9 Max airplane. The Flight Safety Detectives dissect issues surrounding this incident and the regulatory response that is already happening. They discuss similar incidents, including United Airlines Flight 811 747 near Honolulu where a Boeing 747-122 lost a cargo door. John and Greg share details that aren’t being discussed in media coverage. They explain the mandatory A ..read more
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