“Citation Down at Biggin Hill” (Cause & Circumstance, August 2010, page 56) once again highlights the fact that the aviation industry does not take advantage of “lessons learned” from past experience. In 1985, a Galaxy Airlines Electra crashed after takeoff as a result of the crew stalling the aircraft while attempting to troubleshoot a severe vibration caused by the fact that the engine airstart door had been left open. What was surprising was the comment made in the NTSB report by an ...


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