BAe Hawk T1 (Image: Crown Copyright 2007)
Air Safety

MOD halts BAe Hawk T1 flying after crash

The UK Ministry of Defence has halted all Bae Hawk T1 flying after a Royal Navy Hawk crashed in Helston, Cornwall earlier today after it suffered an engine failure. All services which operate the Hawk T1 including the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy (RN) are now pausing flights [read more]

208 Squadron BAe Hawk (Image: Adrian Pingstone)
Air Safety

Navy Hawk crashes in Cornwall

A Royal Navy fast jet training aircraft has crashed near Helston, Cornwall after reportedly suffering an engine failure. The single engined BAe Hawk T1 crashed after the crew ejected. The aircraft was from 736 squadron based at RNAS Culdrose. In a statement the Ministry of Defence said two pilots were [read more]

UA328 Boeing 777-200 (Image: NTSB/Public Domain)
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FAA orders thermal checks on PW4000 compressor fans

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD #2021-05-51) ordering US operators of Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112 engines to carry out thermal checks on compressor blades before allowing them to return to service. The directive comes after initial findings by the [read more]

An image shared widely on social media shows turbine blades embedded into a vehicle in Meersen
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Injuries as 747 engine explodes over dutch town

Two people have been taken to hospital with minor injuries after an engine on a Boeing 747-400F failed sending shards of turbine blades to the ground. The incident involved a Longtail Aviation Boeing 747-400F which had just departed Maastricht Airport bound for New York. One engine suffered an uncontained engine [read more]