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Challenger Disaster Revisited

The NASA Space Shuttle Challenger disaster was 100% preventable. Why this claim, when cold weather is commonly cited as the cause of the O ring malfunctions that allowed hot gases from the solid rocket booster to penetrate the big orange liquid fuel tanks? NASA engineers and rocket maker Morton Thiokol engineers had seen O ringContinue reading “Challenger Disaster Revisited”

Lining Up to Land on a Taxiway?

In low visibility, such as at night, as the sun dawns in a misty morning, or as the sunsets, flight crew members can visually mistake ramps, taxiways, parking lots and other places for the approach areas to the landing runway. Visually, this can pose an unexpected challenge to commercial flights.Here is an actual account fromContinue reading “Lining Up to Land on a Taxiway?”

Feb 20 2021 Denver United B-777 Pratt and Whitney PW-4000 Turbo Jet Fan Section Engine Failure: FAA Safety Failure as Well? This WAS NOT The First PW-4000 Fan Failure

The Safety Purpose is to prevent dangerous events from reoccurring by eliminating the hazard(s) that caused the initial mishap. But does it appear that the FAA regulators have once again failed at the Safety Purpose? Denver United B-777 with engine failure appears to have been powered by the Pratt and Whitney PW-4000 high bypass rationContinue reading “Feb 20 2021 Denver United B-777 Pratt and Whitney PW-4000 Turbo Jet Fan Section Engine Failure: FAA Safety Failure as Well? This WAS NOT The First PW-4000 Fan Failure”

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