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  Flight Crew Pre Flight External Check
  This article provides guidance for pilots on what to look for on an external check.
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  The importance of learning from serious incidents
  On 3 July 2010, a helicopter was climbing through 350 feet over water two minutes after take off when the tail rotor fell off. A transition to autorotation was accomplished and a controlled ditching followed.
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  MH370 Interim Statement
  Malaysian authorities have published an Interim Statement and an accompanying report titled "Factual Information" on the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a B777 on 7 March 2014.
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  Mismanagement of fuel system leads to engine failure and loss of control
  On 15 September 2012, an aircraft experienced double engine failure - the engines had stopped due to fuel starvation resulting from mismanagement of the fuel system.
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  Runway incursion safety nets need to be effective and their limitations understood
  On 11 March 2013, at night, a vehicle left on the ramp with the engine running and in 'drive' began moving towards the adjacent runway threshold.
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  Respect severe convective weather – especially near the ground
  On 4 April 2011, a crew lost control of their aircraft as they commenced a go around from below the MDA for the non precision approach flown due to an absence of visual reference with the runway.
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  Pre flight external checks might not detect flight control damage…
  On 24 October 2011, the crew of an aircraft found that after take off, an extremely large amount of rudder trim was required to fly ahead. Following an uneventful return to land, previously undetected damage to the rudder assembly was found which was attributed to the effects of an overnight storm.
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ICAO State letter 2014/94
  New Directors General of Civil Aviation Course on Aviation Safety
  The State Letter – ‘New Directors General of Civil Aviation Course on Aviation Safety (Montréal, 31 January and 1 February 2015) (2014/94)', dated 08/12/2014, has been added to ICAO-NET.

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese.

The State letter can be accessed through ICAO-NET portal.icao.int by selecting "Correspondence/State letters" from the top navigation menu.

   
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  MH370 Preliminary Report
  The Malaysian Air Accident Investigation Bureau have published a Preliminary Report on what they have established so far in respect of the disappearance en route of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 on 7/8 March 2014. Read a summary of it and the Report in full on SKYbrary.

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  Hydraulic Problems: Guidance for Flight Crews
  This article provides guidance to pilots on the recognition and consequences of hydraulic problems, and also some of the factors they should consider during their decision process and subsequent operation of the aircraft.

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  Cockpit Automation - Advantages and Safety Challenges
  Modern aircraft are increasingly reliant on automation for safe and efficient operation. However, Automation also has the potential to cause significant incidents when misunderstood or mishandled.

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