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Three years on from MH370’s disappearance, is the mystery now unsolvable?

Ben Sandilands March 7, 2017 4 Comments

The risk that MH370 might not be found until well after all of those alive today are dead, and its mystery thus irrelevant and forgotten, is very real.

Essendon plane crash and the fatal consequences of profit before people

Ben Sandilands February 22, 2017 6 Comments

Should shopping centres be put so close to airport runways? Should anything?

US makes moves to prevent flash fires on jets like MH370

Ben Sandilands September 13, 2016

The news has broken the day after an apparently burned potential piece of wreckage from MH370 was handed to Australia’s air safety investigator.

With MH370 likely found, Malaysia’s lies begin to come undone

Ben Sandilands August 6, 2015 5 Comments

France is now leading the investigation into wreckage that might have come from MH370. And that is very bad news indeed for Malaysia.

Plenty of paranoia, few answers in Germanwings investigation

Plenty of paranoia, few answers in Germanwings investigation

Ben Sandilands May 7, 2015

Paranoia is now on the loose in relation to pilots mental health issues, ranging from the remote possibility that two suicidal pilots might find themselves operating the same flight to misunderstandings about what the cabin attendant is going to do.

Why we need two people in a cockpit at all times (not because of terror threats)

Why we need two people in a cockpit at all times (not because of terror threats)

Ben Sandilands March 31, 2015

The probability of a cockpit medical emergency is much higher than an attempt by terrorists to storm a cockpit.

What if the real threat on an airplane is inside the cockpit?

What if the real threat on an airplane is inside the cockpit?

Ben Sandilands March 27, 2015 14 Comments

We have always worried about keeping baddies out of the cockpit. Should we start worrying about who is inside?

Germanwings crash: what we know so far

Germanwings crash: what we know so far

Ben Sandilands March 25, 2015 5 Comments

There is nothing known that adversely reflects on the safety culture nor maintenance of Germanwings, but what caused the A320 to crash?

AirAsia X blames the crash of flight QZ8501 for refund delays

AirAsia X blames the crash of flight QZ8501 for refund delays

Ben Sandilands March 16, 2015

The decision to delay refunds to customers of AirAsia X flights is unforgivable.

What really happened to MH370: the most likely case

What really happened to MH370: the most likely case

Ben Sandilands March 11, 2015 12 Comments

A secret smuggling operation for gold bullion, an American shoot-down, a Russian plot by way of Kazakhstan? The most likely explanation for the disappearance of MH370 might be the most chilling of all.