Dark Waters of Self-Delusion: The crash of Transair flight 810

In July 2021, Transair Flight 810, a Boeing 737-200, experienced an engine failure shortly after takeoff from Honolulu. As the pilots attempted to turn back to the airport, their second engine also failed. They executed a successful ditching at sea and were rescued. The National Transportation Safety Board’s final report revealed that the pilots did not properly address the emergency, reducing power on the functioning engine. The report also highlighted issues of communication and critical thinking and raised questions about the safety culture at Transair. The article explores the background of Transair and the events leading up to the crash.


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