This report is to promote aviation safety and not to establish legal liability. The CAA’s report contains padding, repetition, poor English and incompetence. So, in the interest of clarity and readability, I have had to correct and paraphrase extensively. Aircraft Registration: ZS-KMS Time of Accident: 12 September 2012 0545Z TypeRead More →

I’ve been trying to figure out how the five personality traits recognised by psychologists affect the safety and harmony of a flight.  Here they are again.  Conscientiousness  Agreeableness  Neuroticism  Openness to experience   Extraversion  You have three main lines of defense against them:  Brief them properly.  Treat them like talking cargo.  Never trust the buggers. Read More →

Lookout Beach, Plettenberg Bay, 1972. Beacon Isle Hotel had just opened and the passengers of the aircraft stayed overnight at the Hotel. After their stay, the Beacon Isle Combi delivered them back to the beach with their luggage, loaded all aboard and then took off. (Derek Frielinghaus) But the realRead More →