The Loss of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752: a failure of risk management rather than military ‘human error’

by Philip Baum On 8 January 2020, Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was cleared for take-off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport for its scheduled flight to Kiev. It departed at 06:12, almost an hour behind schedule, but it was never to reach its intended destination. The lives of 167 passengers and 9 crew members…

DRONES: POSING A THREAT TO ALL AIRCRAFT

Christmas time is supposed to be the season of goodwill to all men, yet it has also, historically, been the period in which there have been a disturbing number of attacks against civil aviation. 21 December marked the 30th anniversary of the loss of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie and it was also the date…

MH370: Suicidal pilot, parajacker or, perhaps, stowaway?

On 30th July, Dr Kok Soo Chon, the investigator in charge of the Malaysian flight MH370 safety investigation, stood before the world’s media and declared that “there was no record of malfunction or defect in the aircraft that could have contributed to the disappearance.” The statement, made on behalf of the Malaysian government in the…