M11 Copiah County Airport (70 acres) Crystal Springs, MS Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [1R7] 18 S ; [KJVW] 24 N ; [KHKS] 27 N ; [KJAN] 29 NE ;(ave. distance: 25 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 11 (10 single-props, 1 gliders … Continue reading

[KORD]: Safety is Losing Out with the O’Hare Modernization Plan

One week ago, United 441 departed Orlando [KMCO] late in the day on a scheduled trip to O’Hare [KORD]. The flight history was normal up until the last moment, when the Boeing 757 slid off the edge of the runway and … Continue reading

ANALYSIS: Controller Error & NMAC at Newark, on 4/24/2014

The departure was ASQ4100 (ExpressJet, callsign ‘Acey’); arrival was UAL1243 (callsign ‘United’). NTSB’s preliminary report, released on 5/15/2014, says the two flights passed at approximately 160 feet lateral and 400 feet vertical separation. Here’s the scenario: with strong northwest winds … Continue reading