Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 Lost Contact


Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 Lost Contact, Over South China Sea

00:41 local time on March 8 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 serve by Boeing 777-2H7 ER 9M-MRO, msn 28420 departed Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China.

The flight has gone missing, radar contact was lost with the aircraft near Vietnam airspace over water (Gulf of Thailand). The aircraft was last reported to be flying at 35,000 feet. There was no communication from the crew about any problem.

The Boeing 777 aircraft, carrying 239 people on board, over half the passenger from China.

Currently the rescue teams and Vietnamese Navy searching for the aircraft, However no debris has been located.

According to CNN, “the Vietnamese Navy confirmed the plane crashed into the Gulf of Thailand. According to Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, a regional commander, military radar recorded that the plane crashed into the sea south of Phu Quoc island.”

Here's the full list of 227 passengers and 12 crew members of the plane:
(Name, Nation, Age)

1 AN/WENLAN CHN 65
2 BAO/YUANHUA CHN 63
3 BAI/XIAOMO CAN 37
4 BIAN/MAOQIN CHN 67
5 BIAN/LIANGJING CHN 27
6 BIBYNAZLI/MOHDHASSIM MYS 62
7 BRODSKII/NIKOLAI RU 43
8 BURROWS/RODNEYMR AUS 59
9 BURROWS/MARYMRS AUS 54
10 CAO/RUI CHN 32
11 CHAN/HUANPEENMR MYS 46
12 CHE/JUNZHANG CHN 68
13 CHEN/JIAN CHN 58
14 CHEN/CHANGJUNMR CHN 35
15 CHEN/WEI MYS 43
16 CHEN/YUNMS CHN 57
17 CHEW/KARMOOIMS MYS 31
18 CHUANG/HSIULINGMS TWN 45
19 CHNG/MEI MYS 33
20 CHUSTRAK/OLEG UKR 45
21 DAI/SHULING CHN 58
22 DAISY/ANNE MYS 56
23 DEINEKA/SERGII UKR 45
24 DI/JIABIN CHN 36
25 DINA/MOHAMEDYUNUSRAMLI MYS 30
26 DING/YING CHN 28
27 DING/LIJUN CHN 43
28 DING/YINGMS CHN 62
29 DONG/GUOWEI CHN 48
30 DOU/YUNSHANMR CHN 61
31 DU/WEN CHN 50
32 FENG/DONG CHN 21
33 FENG/JIXIN CHN 70
34 FU/BAOFENG CHN 28
35 GAN/TAO CHN 44
36 GAN/FUXIANG CHN 49
37 GAO/GE CHN 27
38 GU/NAIJUN AUS 31

39 GUAN/HUAJINMS MYS 34
40 GUAN/WENJIEMR CHN 35
41 HAN/JING CHN 53
42 HASHIM/NOORIDA MYS 57
43 HOU/AIQINMS CHN 45
44 HOU/BO CHN 35
45 HU/SIWANCHD CHN 3
46 HU/XIAONINGMR CHN 34
47 HUANG/YIMS CHN 30
48 HUANG/TIANHUI CHN 43
49 HUE/PUIHENGMR MYS 66
50 JIA/PING CHN 32
51 JIANG/CUIYUN CHN 62
52 JIANG/XUEREN CHN 62
53 JIANG/YINGMS CHN 27
54 JIAO/WEIWEI CHN 32
55 JIAO/WENXUE CHN 58
56 JINGHANG/JEE MYS 41
57 JU/KUN CHN 32
58 KANG/XU CHN 34
59 KOH/TIONGMENG MYS 40
60 KOLEKAR/CHETANA IND 55
61 KOLEKAR/SWANAND IND 23
62 KOLEKAR/VINOD IND 59
63 KOZEL/CHRISTIAN AUT 30
64 LAWTON/CATHERINEMRS AUS 54
65 LAWTON/ROBERTMR AUS 58
66 LEE/KAHKINMR MYS 32
67 LEE/SEWCHUMDM MYS 55
68 LI/YANLIN CHN 29
69 LI/ZHI CHN 41
70 LI/GUOHUI CHN 56
71 LI/HONGJING CHN 20
72 LI/JIE CHN 27
73 LI/MINGZHONG CHN 69
74 LI/WENBO CHN 29
75 LI/YAN CHN 31
76 LI/YUAN AUS 33
77 LI/YUCHEN CHN 27
78 LI/ZHIJIN CHN 30

79 LI/ZHIXIN CHN 35
80 LI/LE CHN 36
81 LIANG/LUYANGMR CHN 60
82 LIANG/XUYANG CHN 30
83 LIM/POWCHUAMS MYS 43
84 LIN/ANNANMR CHN 27
85 LIN/MINGFENG CHN 34
86 LIU/FENGYING CHN 65
87 LIU/JINPENGMR CHN 33
88 LIU/QIANG CHN 40
89 LIU/RUSHENG CHN 76
90 LIU/SHUNCHAO CHN 46
91 LIU/ZHONGFU CHN 72
92 LOU/BAOTANG CHN 79
93 LU/JIANHUA CHN 57
94 LU/XIANCHU CHN 33
95 LUI/CHING CHN 45
96 LUO/WEI CHN 29
97 MA/WENZHI CHN 57
98 MA/JUNMR CHN 33
99 MAIMAITIJIANG/A CHN 35
100 MAO/TUGUI CHN 72
101 MARALDI/LUIGI ITA 37
102 MARIA/MOHAMEDYUNUSRAMLI MYS 52
103 MATRAHIM/NORFADZILLAHMISS MYS 39
104 MENG/NICOLECHD USA 4
105 MENG/BING CHN 40
106 MENG/FANQUAN CHN 70
107 MENG/GAOSHENG CHN 64
108 MOHDKHAIRULAMRI/SELAMATMR MYS 29
109 MOHAMADSOFUAN/IBRAHIMMR MYS 33
110 MUHAMMADRAZAHAN/ZAMANIMR MYS 24
111 MUSTAFA/SUHAILIMISS MYS 31
112 MUKHERJEE/MUKTESH CAN 42
113 NG/MAYLIMS MYS 37
114 NORLIAKMAR/HAMIDMDM MYS 33
115 OUYANG/XIN CHN 38
116 PUSPANATHAN/SUBRAMANIAN MYS 34
117 RAMLAN/SAFUANMR MYS 32
118 SHARMA/CHANDRIKAMS IND 51

119 SHI/XIANWEN CHN 26
120 SHIRSATH/KRANTI IND 44
121 SIM/KENGWEI MYS 53
122 SIREGAR/FIRMAN IDN 25
123 SONG/FEIFEIMR CHN 32
124 SONG/CHUNLINGMS CHN 60
125 SONG/KUN CHN 25
126 SU/QIANGGUO CHN 71
127 SUADAYA/FERRYINDRAMR IDN 42
128 SUADAYA/HERRYINDRAMR IDN 35
129 SUGIANTO/LOMR IDN 47
130 SURTIDAHLIA/MRS NLD 50
131 TAN/TEIKHINMR MYS 32
132 TAN/AHMENGMR MYS 46
133 TAN/WEICHEWMR MYS 19
134 TAN/CHONGLING MYS 48
135 TAN/SIOH MYS 42
136 TANG/XUDONG CHN 31
137 TANG/XUEZHUMS CHN 57
138 TANURISAM/INDRASURIAMR IDN 57
139 TEE/LINKEONGMR MYS 50
140 TEOH/KIMLUNMR MYS 36
141 TIAN/JUNWEI CHN 29
142 TIAN/QINGJUN CHN 51
143 TONG/SOONLEEMR MYS 31
144 VINNY/CHYNTHYATIOMRS IDN 47
145 WAN/HOCKKHOONMR MYS 42
146 WANG/SHOUXIAN CHN 69
147 WANG/SHU CHN 61
148 WANG/XIANJUN CHN 61
149 WANG/CHUNHUAMR CHN 34
150 WANG/CHUNYONG CHN 43
151 WANG/DAN CHN 54
152 WANG/HAITAO CHN 26
153 WANG/HOUBIN CHN 28
154 WANG/LINSHI CHN 59
155 WANG/WILLYSURIJANTOMR IDN 53
156 WANG/YONGGANGMR CHN 27
157 WANG/YONGHUI CHN 33
158 WANG/YONGQIANG CHN 30

159 WANG/LIJUN CHN 49
160 WANG/XIMIN NZL 50
161 WANG/RUI CHN 35
162 WANG/MOHENG CHN 2
163 WATTRELOS/AMBRE FRA 14
164 WATTRELOS/HADRIEN FRA 17
165 WATTRELOS/LAURENCE FRA 52
166 WEEKS/PAULMR NZL 39
167 WEN/YONGSHENG CHN 34
168 WEN/HAO CHN 32
169 WENG/MEI CHN 39
170 WONG/SAISANGMR MYS 53
171 WOOD/PHILIP USA 51
172 XIE/LIPING CHN 51
173 XIN/XIXIMS CHN 32
174 XING/FENGTAO CHN 36
175 XING/QIAO CHN 27
176 XIONG/DEMING CHN 63
177 XU/CHUANE CHN 57
178 YA/NA CHN 26
179 YAN/LINGMR CHN 29
180 YAN/PENG CHN 29
181 YAN/XIAO CHN 27
182 YANG/LI CHN 35
183 YANG/AILINGMS CHN 60
184 YANG/JIABAO CHN 26
185 YANG/MEIHUA CHN 65
186 YANG/QINGYUANMR CHN 57
187 YANG/XIAOMINGMS CHN 59
188 YAO/JIANFENG CHN 70
189 YAO/LIFEI CHN 31
190 YAP/CHEEMENGMR MYS 39
191 YIN/BOYAN CHN 33
192 YIN/YUEWANG CHN 21
193 YUAN/JIN CHN 63
194 YUE/GUIJUMS CHN 51
195 YUE/WENCHAO CHN 26
196 YUSOP/MUZIMR MYS 50
197 ZANG/LINGDI CHN 58
198 ZHANG/CHI CHN 58

199 ZHANG/LIQIN CHN 43
200 ZHANG/QIMS CHN 31
201 ZHANG/YAN CHN 45
202 ZHANG/HUAMR CHN 43
203 ZHANG/LIJUANMS CHN 61
204 ZHANG/NAMS CHN 34
205 ZHANG/SIMING CHN 71
206 ZHANG/XIAOLEIMS CHN 32
207 ZHANG/HUALIAN CHN 42
208 ZHANG/JIANWU CHN 31
209 ZHANG/JINQUAN CHN 72
210 ZHANG/MENG CHN 29
211 ZHANG/XUEWENMR CHN 61
212 ZHANG/YAN CHN 36
213 ZHANG/YAN USA 2
214 ZHANG/YANHUI CHN 44
215 ZHANG/ZHONGHAI CHN 43
216 ZHANG/SHAOHUA CHN 32
217 ZHAO/GANGMR CHN 46
218 ZHAO/QIWEIMR CHN 37
219 ZHAO/YINGXINCHD CHN 3
220 ZHAO/PENG CHN 25
221 ZHAO/YAN FRA 18
222 ZHAO/ZHAOFANG CHN 73
223 ZHENG/RUIXIAN CHN 42
224 ZHOU/FENG CHN 56
225 ZHOU/JINLING CHN 61
226 ZHOU/SHIJIE CHN 64
227 ZHU/JUNYAN CHN 41

Crew:
1 ZAHARIE BIN AHMAD SHAH (TECH CREW) Malaysian
2 FARIQ BIN AB HAMID (TECH CREW) Malaysian
3 PATRICK FRANCIS GOMES Malaysian
4 ANDREW NARI Malaysian
5 GOH SOCK LAY Malaysian
6 TAN SER KUIN Malaysian
7 WAN SWAID BIN WAN ISMAIL Malaysian
8 JUNAIDI BIN MOHD KASSIM Malaysian
9 MOHD HAZRIN BIN MOHAMED HASNAN Malaysian
10 NG YAR CHIEN Malaysian
11 FOONG WAI YUENG Malaysian
12 TAN SIZE HIANG Malaysian


Photo By Aero Icarus on Flickr

Discovery Air New Airline from Nigeria


Discovery Air is a new airline from Nigeria based at Lagos

Discovery Air is planning to launch scheduled passenger operations from Lagos to Abuja and Port Harcourt. The carrier launches with two Boeing 737-300s, the first aircraft Boeing 737 is former Virgin Express and Brussels Airlines and second aircraft is former Western Pacific Airlines. Will operated soon on October 2013.

Photo by Discovery Air

First Boeing 737 for Solyom Hungarian Airways


After getting funding support investors from Oman and the United Emirates, the new airline was born to replacing defunct MALEV Hungarian Airlines (1946 – 2012), the name is Solyom Hungarian Airways, Solyom means falcon. 

Solyom Hungarian Airways is the new Hungarian flag carrier base on Budapest Hungary. The carrier is expected to launch charter flights from early September and scheduled flights from early October 2013, according to company founder Jozsef Vago, who hopes to recover lost business after Malev Hungarian Airlines ceased operations in February 2012.

Solyom Hungarian Airways takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-505, was leased from European Skybus on August 18 and is the first of six Boeing 737-500s. The airline expects to have 12 Boeing 737-500s by year end and 50 aircraft by 2017. The carrier wants to fly to 22 European destinations. No further network information is available.

Photo by Solyom Hungarian Airways

New first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for AeroMexico


Today August 16, 2013, Boeing, US has delivered new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for AeroMexico, Mexico, the first aircraft of 9 aircraft's have been ordered at last year 2012.

AeroMexico will operate 19 Dreamliners consists of 9 B787-8s, 10 B787-9s. From total 19 Dreamliners, 5 B787-8s lease from ILFC.

All Dreamliner AeroMexico’s will configure on 2 class, 32 Clase Premier lie-flat seats and 211 seats in economy class.

Photo by Moonm

New first Boeing 737-800 for Iraqi Airways


Today August 12, 2013, Boeing, US has delivered new B737-800 NG to Iraqi Airways, Iraq, the first aircraft of 30 aircraft's have been ordered at 2008.

Currently Iraqi Airways has 39 Boeing airplanes on order, including 29 B737-800NGs and 10 B787-8 Dreamliners.

First new Boeing 737-800 NG Iraqi Airways will operate for regional routes in Middle East and with several new destinations.


Photo by Andrew W. Sieber

Boeing 737 100th for Virgin Australia



Virgin Australia and Boeing will celebrate the delivery of the 100th 737 to this Australian airline. This is a great achievement for Virgin Australia which already has 70 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in its fleet.

A total of 100 Boeing 737 aircrafts this includes older models, 737-300 and 737-400, which is operated by the airline in the past years as Virgin Blue and Boeing 737 aircraft has been a mainstay for the company to serve domestic and international routes.

In addition to ordering the Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, Virgin Australia also has booked the latest model of the Boeing 737, the Boeing 737 MAX. The airline ordered 23 Boeing 737 MAX 8s with delivery scheduled between 2019-2021.

ANA orders more three additional Boeing 777-300ERs



ANA (All Nippon AIrways) TokyoJapan and Boeing have announced ANA adds more three additional 777-300ER airplanes. The order, valued at approximately $945 million at current list prices, these orders will increase the total number of 777s in ANA’s fleet to 57 airplanes once delivered. Currently ANA have 26 Boeing 777-300s on the fleet.

As the first airline in Japan, and one of the few global airlines being recognized as the highest 5-Star airline by SKYTRAX, ANA will continue to further enhance the services offer to the customers.

New Boeing 777-300ER will be equipped with service, new bedding for long-haul flights – Ultimate in cabin comfortANA presents a new selection of bedding, using the latest innovative technologies that are the pride of Nishikawa Sangyo Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese manufacturer of bedding products since its founding in 1566.

Photo by Chris Lofting

New Boeing Livery on First 787-9 Dreamliner


Yesterday on the night Boeing have complete the painting of the first 787-9 Dreamliner with the new Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. This livery is new but not much different from the old, but Boeing said these refreshed look for the Boeing family began with the 747-8 and evolved with the 737 MAX. The new livery retains many of the features of the original 787-8 livery, just different on the tail, for these plane have numeral 9 intended to help distinguish grade models within the same product family.”

The plans from Boeing, the 787-9 will take first flight in late summer and then will take the first delivery to Air New Zealand on mid-2014



Photo by Boeing

Smoke on Boeing 787-8 Qatar Airways



Doha, Boeing 787-8 Qatar Airways got the minor problem yesterday July 26, 2013.
With this problem one of its Boeing 787-8 Qatar Airways out of service. This a “minor” technical issue and will be new pressure is mounting on Boeing over possible new electrical problems.

Qatar Airways and Boeing declined to give further details but industry sources said they were treating seriously reports that the aircraft had been grounded for days after smoke was seen near an electrical panel according to the report.

More report

Photo by Qatar Airways

New 737-800 for Travel Service Airline



New 737-800 leased to Travel Service Airline by AWAS on Thursday July 25, 2013

Growing European charter and scheduled service airline expanding fleet, Travel Service Airlines is an airline with its head office on the property of Václav Havel Airport Prague in Ruzyně, 6th district, Prague, Czech Republic. It operates charter flights and also wet and dry leases aircraft to other airlines.

Today Travel Service Airlines an agreement with AWAS to place one new 737-800 aircraft on long-term lease with the airline. This aircraft provided by AWAS commercial aircraft leasing companies, base on Dublin, Ireland with special specifications according to Travel Service Airlines request.

Travel Service, established in 1997 as an airline company, is a leader in the charter flight market in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and it also has a significant share in Poland. In addition to charter flights, since 2004 Travel Service has been operating regular flights under the SmartWings brand and since 2007 also providing private flights – air taxis within the Business Jet category. During the course of a year, Travel Service aircraft land at more than 250 airports on 4 continents.

Photo by al-airliners.be

Boeing completes the 737 MAX 8 configuration



Boeing announcement has completed the firm configuration of the 737 MAX 8. This milestone marks completion of the most important trade studies that outline the capabilities of the 737 MAX family.

With all detail and desain completed, Boeing will to begin production. If there is no obstacle, Final assembly of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 regular to start in 2015 with initial delivery regular for the third quarter of 2017.

737 Max it will be the fourth generation of the 737 family. The primary change is the use of the larger and more efficient CFM International LEAP-1B engines. This engines is new technology on 737 Max family, are going to be 13% of fuel-efficient reduction than the standard 737 family, and to be the best single-aisle aircraft for economical fuel today’s. 8% more fuel-efficient per seat than tomorrow’s competition.

737 Max have new design on tail cone and winglet enable for to reduce fuel use. Other changes incorporated include upgrades to the flight deck displays, an electronic bleed air system and fly-by-wire spoiler flight controls.

Range fully loaded Boeing 737 Max family
737 Max 7 3,800 nmi (7,038 km)   
737 Max 8 3,620 nmi (6,704 km)   
737 Max 9 3,595 nmi (6,658 km)

Big orders for Boeing 737 MAX family
737 MAX 7 Southwest Airlines, US 30 orders for     
737 MAX 8 Southwest Airlines, US 150 orders for
737 MAX 9 Lion Air, Indonesia 201 orders    

Boeing has firm orders for the 737 MAX totaling 1,431 as of June 2013.

Image by Boeing

Roll Out of First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner



Boeing, Chicago US has rolled out the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner rolled out of the factory in Everett.


What the difference...?
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner, The 787-8 Dreamliner can carry 210 – 250 passengers on routes of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles (14,200 to 15,200 km), while the longer 787-9 Dreamliner will carry 250 – 290 passengers on routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles (14,800 to 15,750 km).

Air New Zealand become the first operator Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

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AAIB requests the FAA to turn off all 787 ELTs


The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) requests the Federal Aviation Administration, US (FAA) to turn off all Boeing 787 ELTs

Aviation regulators should conduct a safety review of lithium-powered emergency locator beacons in all aircraft types, said a British report into a fire on a Boeing Dreamliner jet in London.

AAIB is leading the investigation into a blaze that broke out on a parked Ethiopian Airlines jet at London's Heathrow airport last Friday.

The report, published on Thursday, said the fire occurred in the upper portion of the rear fuselage where the Dreamliner's emergency locator transmitter (ELT) device, made by U.S. firm Honeywell, is located.

The AAIB also recommended that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ensure the power is turned off in all Honeywell-made ELT systems in Boeing 787 Dreamliners. A source close to the probe said this could mean removing the ELT’s batteries.”

More report from Reuters: CLICK HERE

One Boeing 737-700 and two ATR 72-600s for Jettime


One new Boeing 737-700 and two new ATR 72-600s will leased to Jettime, Copenhagen Denmark by ALC (Air Lease Corporation) Los Angeles US. Scheduled for delivery in November 2013 for a Boeing 737-700, and two new ATR 72-600s scheduled for delivery in April and May 2014.

The ATR 72-600 will be a new type for the charter airline.

Jettime is a Danish airline based in Copenhagen Airport. It operates contract and ad-hoc passenger and freight charters throughout Europe and short notice wet-lease charters for scheduled airlines (Air Greenland, Blue1, SAS, Norwegian Air Shuttle, etc.) It also provides VIP charters for clients including VW, Mercedes-Benz, FC Copenhagen, Rosenborg BK and Malmö FF. The airline was founded by a group of Danish investors and operated its first flight on 19 September 2006.

Photo by TouchdownFS

New Boeing 737-800 for Okay Airways



A new Boeing 737-800 already delivered to Okay Airways, Tianjin China by ILFC (International Lease Finance Corporation), Los Angeles, US, a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG).

The Boeing 737-800 Okay Airways will operate on the airline’s routes linking Tianjin with other major cities in China.

Okay Airways is the first private airline established in China. Its first voyage was in 2005. Currently Okay Airways operates 18 aircraft, its business includes both passenger and cargo air transport. Okay Airways is also the leader of regional aviation transportation. Starting from the operational bases of Tianjin, Changsha, Haerbin and Yantai, Okay Airways operates over 40 air routes that connect most of Chinese cities together. The passenger transport volume is over 10 million.

Boeing 787 Ethiopian Airlines got a fire at London Heathrow


Boeing 787-8 Ethiopian Airlines ET-AOP got the fire while parked at London Heathrow Airport on this afternoon. No passengers were on board the aircraft.

We are know about this aircraft, the type Boeing 787 was grounded in January after several on-board fires involving the battery system. And on April the 787 returned to the skies after get approval and certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after Boeing redesigned a battery containment package system.

But for this case undetermined if this reported fire involves the battery system.

Ethiopian Airlines issued this statement:
Today, Friday, July 12, 2013, smoke was detected from Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft with the registration number ET-AOP, which was parked at London Heathrow Airport for more than eight hours.
The aircraft was empty when the incident was observed.
The cause of the incident is under investigation by all concerned.



photo by BBC & Boeing

Silk Way Airlines orders two Boeing 747-8 Freighters



Silk Way Airlines, Azerbaijan and Boeing today announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 Freighters valued at $ 704 million according of current price list.

Silk Way Airlines currently operates two type 747, Boeing 747-400 Freighters and 767-300 Freighters.

The order is part of Silk Way’s fleet expansion plans as it “continues to increase its regional and international footprint,” Silk Way president Zaur Akhundov said.

Silk Way Airlines is regarded as one of the leading cargo airlines in Central Asia providing full service to Europe, Middle East, and Asia.

Asiana Crash in San Francisco, The Pilot Still Exercise Use the Boeing 777



San Francisco, - Asiana Airlines that crashed in San Francisco, US turned out to be steered by a pilot who is still in training using Boeing 777 aircraft. Although already an experienced pilot, but the pilot is not accustomed to using Boeing 777 jet engine.

"It was the maiden flight for Lee Kang Kook (pilot of Asiana) to the San Francisco airport using the 777 jet. He's still in training. Fact, a veteran also need training to use the new jet from Boeing," said a spokesman for Asiana Airlines, as reported by Asia One, Monday (07/08/2013).

According to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, the aircraft was flying to low, well below the required speed. The crew had been trying to abort the landing, a few seconds before it hit the surface of the sea in front of the runway.

"He (The Pilot, Lee Kang Kook) was very experienced and had previously flown to San Francisco by using different aircraft including the Boeing 747 ... and he was assisted by other, more experienced pilot with a Boeing 777," said the spokesman.

Lee began his career as an apprentice in 1994 Asiana. Currently, he has picked up 9793 hours of flying, but only 43 hours of flight with Boeing 777 jets.

Meanwhile, co-pilot, Lee Jeong Min has had 12,287 flight hours, including 3,220 hours flying with the Boeing 777. And Lee Jeong Min helped Lee Kang Kook for landing at San Francisco.

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said it is too early to conclude whether the crash was caused by pilot error or mechanical problems. Hersman said there was no evidence of any problem until seven seconds before the plane crashed. Watchtowers also did not issue a warning signal to the plane problem.

According to eyewitnesses, the plane was seen flying too low before landing on Saturday (6/8) local time. Tail of the plane was destroyed by a hard impact when landing failed. Two people were killed in the crash.

Go2Sky New Airline From Slovakia




Go2Sky is a new airline from Slovakia based at Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport in Bratislava, Go2Sky provides non-scheduled transportation of passengers, cargo and mail.

The carrier signed a lease agreement with Triton Aviation Ireland Limited for one Boeing 737-400 in March 2013. Will operated in a single-class, 168-seat configuration.






Photos by Go2Sky

Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines Crash in San Francisco


Asiana Airlines, Korea, crashed short of runway in San Francisco International Airport USA

Boeing 777-28E ER Asiana Airlines flight OZ 214 from Seoul to San Francisco, bring 291 passengers and 12 crew members crashed short of runway 28L on landing at San Francisco. Most passengers and crew members were able to escape the burning aircraft.

The flight crew gave no indication of a problem before attempting its landing.
Weather at the time of the accident, Clear and visibility at 10 miles.

Eyewitness said,

He saw the airliner land short of the runway with the landing gear hitting the seawall. A fire ball flared on the underside of the aircraft during the hard landing. The aircraft cartwheeled according to the eyewitness with the tail section and vertical stabilizers separating quickly. The right wing tip shows damage.

Passenger in the rear section of the aircraft said, the tail section hit the ground very hard and at least two Flight Attendants “fell out” from rear into the gap that was created when the tail section separated.


Reported to CNN


Victim report:
  • 2 people have died
  • 5 people critical
  • 5 people serious
The remainder were later transported to area hospitals for medical attention and are expected to be released.

Condition of aircraft was badly damaged, broken tail and burning.

Asiana Airlines said that the plane was carrying 291 passengers (19 passengers in business class and 272 passengers economy class) and 16 crew members. Passengers consisted of 77 Korean citizens, 141 Chinese citizens, 61 U.S. citizen, 1 Japanese, and others with a total of 291 passengers.

Release issued by the airline, Asiana airlines flight number OZ-214 departed from Seoul on July 6 at 16:35 Korean time toward San Francisco. On July 7, 11:28 pm San Francisco time, the accident occurred on flight OZ-214 when landing on Runway 28, San Francisco International Airport.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) immediately sent an investigative team to San Francisco to investigate the cause of this accident. NTSB leadership, Deborah Hersman said, it was too early to ascertain the cause of the accident. It will look at all possibilities and gather all the facts before making conclusions.