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The Asoh Defense: “As you Americans say, I ****** up”

The Asoh Defense: “As you Americans say, I ****** up”

Sometimes an aviation concept finds applications in other fields, and the Asoh Defense is one such example. It’s still an aviation lesson, however. The story around the statement may well be apocryphal. Captain Kohei Asoh, pilot-in-command of Japan Airlines Flight 2,...
ACCIDENT: Nose Gear Separated While Taxiing!

ACCIDENT: Nose Gear Separated While Taxiing!

A VivaAeroBus Airbus A320 was about to line up for take off, when its nose gear collapsed and part of it separated from the aircraft! The aircraft was performing flight VB-4343, from Puerto Vallarta (MMPR) to Monterrey (MMMY), in Mexico. The aircraft was backtracking...
ACCIDENT: Manta Air DHC6 Lands, Flips Upside Down

ACCIDENT: Manta Air DHC6 Lands, Flips Upside Down

On Sunday, a Manta Air de Havilland Canada DHC6 Twin Otter flipped upside down as it landed into Malé-Velana International Airport. The aircraft was on floats, and was landing at the seaplane base, adjacent to the airport itself. The incident happened at 07:31 local...
INCIDENT: DHL 757 Freighter Door Opens In Flight!

INCIDENT: DHL 757 Freighter Door Opens In Flight!

Early on Saturday morning, a DHL Boeing 757 Freighter made an emergency landing back at its origin airport, after its main cargo door opened in flight. The incident happened in Leipzig Halle Airport (EDDP), in Germany. The aircraft, a DHL Air Boeing 757-236PCF...
ACCIDENT – Luxwing Phenom Runway Excursion In Paris

ACCIDENT – Luxwing Phenom Runway Excursion In Paris

An Embraer Phenom 100 corporate jet, registered to Luxwing, had an accident when it slid off the runway in Paris, at Le Bourget Airport. The three occupants suffered only “light injuries”. The accident happened on Monday, at the conclusion of the Luxwing Phenom’s trip...