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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,...
United 777-200 UPDATE: FAA To Ground Affected Jets!

United 777-200 UPDATE: FAA To Ground Affected Jets!

The FAA will issue an Airworthiness Directive to ground older United Boeing 777 aircraft with a specific Pratt & Whitney engine model, for checks. Two days ago, a United Airlines Boeing 777-222 experienced what looks like an uncontained engine failure. The...
INCIDENT – Uncontained (?) Engine Failure Over Okinawa

INCIDENT – Uncontained (?) Engine Failure Over Okinawa

A JAL Japan Airlines flight departing from Okinawa stopped climbing and declared an emergency, after a reported uncontained engine failure incident. Parts of the engine separated. The aircraft crew shut down the incident engine, returning for a safe landing back in...