A judge of the Ontario Superior Court has ordered the Canadian Transportation Safety Board to produce a copy of the cockpit voice recording (“CVR”) in the multi-million dollar litigation which followed an overrun accident at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Airport. On August 2, 2005, Air France Flight 358 approached Toronto Airport in a severe thunderstorm. The aircraft landed almost halfway down the 9000 foot runway and reverse thrusters were not fully deployed for a further 17 seconds. The aircraft left the end of the runway at approximately 80 knots, continuing over an open area until it slid into a ravine where it caught fire. Click here for the Court’s ruling.
ICAO Annex 13, dealing with “Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation”, …Keep reading