The FAA has updated its “Lessons Learned” safety website with six new case studies detailing the causes of accidents, including the crash of Air France flight 4590 which resulted in the deaths of 114 people after a piece of debris on the runway caused one of Concorde's tyres to fail and fatally damage the aircraft.
Other new case studies include: British Airways flight 38, which on January 17, 2008 landed short of the runway as a result of thrust loss due to a build-up of ice; and Atlantic Southeast flight 529, which crashed killing seven people on August 21, 1995, after “ineffective maintenance procedures” failed to identify corrosion pits in a propeller blade which then failed.
The website, which was launched six years ago, now holds information on 76 accidents.
- 1960: Capital Airlines Viscount (turbine engine icing, engine isolation)
- 1995: Atlantic Southeast EMB-120 (structural inspection, propeller blade failure)
- 1996: Birgenair 757 (avionics confusion, cockpit resource management)
- 1997: Fine Air DC-8 (cargo loading, organisational safety oversight)
- 2000: Air France Concorde (fuel tank structural integrity, minor repair processes)
- 2008: British Airways 777 (fuel system icing, engine isolation)