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A DHL cargo plane made an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport on Saturday evening after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.

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A DHL cargo plane made an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport on Saturday evening after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.The Airbus A300 touched down safely after 11pm with emergency vehicles on standby it then taxied to the terminal. Airport firefighters were supported by fire crews from London Fire brigade The incident was declared as a full emergency response.Heathrow fire crews investigated the issue but were unable to determine the cause.Reported by Airlive

Storm passing over Calicut when the accident happened.

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Mangalore Accident recommendation for table top runways ignored. 10 years later another accident. Where does the buck stop?

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The Mangalore accident investigation report recommended the folowing for table top runways like the Calicut runway, almost a 100 feet drop.
Considering the large number of runway excursions leading to hull loss accidents, ideally an arresting system like the Engineering Material Arresting System (EMAS) should be installed on the runway overshoot areas, especially for Table Top airports like Mangalore.

No Human Factor experts, Investigations flawed, Policy maker cluseless about Safety management. This is the Nadir.

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Aviation safety in India is truly at the Nadir with the unfortunate accident of the Air India Express B737 at Calicut on 7th Aug 2020. After 22nd May 2010 when the Air India Express B737 crashed at Mangalore, there was a thorough investigation with numerous recommendations. Unfortunately, a year down the line all was forgotten. 2019 monsoon saw a spate of runway excursions. Instead of determining the root cause, the regulator decided to address the symptom. They cracked the whip and suspended more than 40 pilots. A proud regulator made a statement that cracking the whip worked and there were no SOP violations in December 2019. 
Problem: 1. The policy makers have no understanding of risk analysis and safety management systems. 2. Investigations are flawed and no action is taken on the real culprits. 3. There are no human factor experts to understand why the error passes through all the barriers to end up in an accident. Statement by the regulator. 



Air India Express from Dubai to Calicut runway excursion at Calicut in rain

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