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Forum: Safety in the News

The News Letter "In the News" column draws attention to recent news events which have a bearing on systems safety, and which readers may have missed, or may wish to comment on. Issues raised there are intended to be thought-provoking and controversial: the aim is to encourage discussion and reflection within the Community.

The articles referenced are included in this discussion board. Please use this to share your opinions and comments, and to engage in discussion!


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Boeing wants autonomous flying cabs in US airspace by 2030 
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 Sep 22nd 
£270k fine after fatality involving mobile elevating work platform 
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 Sep 3rd 
KLM 737 used whole runway for take-off after intersection data slip-up 
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 Sep 3rd 
UK to Have World’s Longest Drone Superhighway 
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 Sep 3rd 
AIP launch new guidance on the safety of autonomous systems 
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 Sep 2nd 
 by: P Williams 
NHS employees warned to expect three weeks of disruption as a result of a cyberattack 
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 Sep 1st 
India accidentally fires missile into Pakistan 
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 May 6th 
Nuclear Safety in Ukraine 'Seriously Jeopardized on Several Occasions'—IAEA 
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 May 6th 
Head of Hokkaido tour boat operator: Fatal accident could have been avoided 
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 May 6th 
Pilot and Instructor Faulted in Crash that Destroyed $64M Global Hawk 
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 May 2nd 
Tesla recalls second batch of cars in China on safety concerns 
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 May 2nd 
China Eastern resumes Boeing 737-800 flights after March crash 
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 May 2nd 
Collision between passenger trains at Salisbury Tunnel Junction 
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 Jan 21st 
Smart motorway rollout suspended amid safety concerns 
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 Jan 17th 
Drone Helps Save Cardiac Arrest Patient in Sweden 
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 Jan 10th 
Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial 
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 Dec 1st 2021 
FAA bans Virgin Galactic launches while probing Branson trip 
 1 
 Oct 4th 2021 
 by: B Jepson 
Report details how Airbus pilots saved the day when all three flight computers failed on landing 
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 Sep 22nd 2021 
Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch covid. None of them helped 
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 Aug 30th 2021 
Warship positions faked including UK aircraft carrier 
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 Aug 30th 2021 
Confusing NOTAMs led overrun 747 crew to believe longer runway was unavailable 
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 Aug 30th 2021 
Blame in Italy cable car deaths rests with technician who disabled emergency brake, judge rules 
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 Jun 30th 2021 
'Self-driving' cars to be allowed on UK roads this year 
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 May 5th 2021 
Software flaw led to 'serious incident' on Tui flight 
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 Apr 12th 2021 
Covid: Man offered vaccine after error lists him as 6.2cm tall 
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 Apr 12th 2021 
Goodwood Will ‘Carefully Consider’ Future Flying Car Demonstrations After Airspeeder Crash 
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 Feb 20th 2021 
Subtle thrust-lever shift may have caught out Sriwijaya 737 crash crew 
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 Feb 20th 2021 
Mercedes recall more than one million popular road cars after safety tool glitch 
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 Feb 20th 2021 
Why flight safety faces new dangers during downturn 
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 Jan 16th 2021 
Police probes compromised after computer records deleted 
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 Jan 16th 2021 
Sriwijaya Air crash places Indonesia's aviation safety under fresh spotlight 
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 Jan 16th 2021 
The ten worst Covid data failures 
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 Jan 16th 2021 
Boeing 737 Max flights resume 
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 Jan 16th 2021 
Stonehaven train derailment: Crash investigators confirm train struck landslip 
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 Dec 6th 2020 
 by: A SAKSENA 
Covid: Test error 'should never have happened'  
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 Oct 18th 2020 
 by: M Thomas 
'Assisted Driving Grading’ unveiled in new car safety tests 
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 Oct 2nd 2020 
Uber's self-driving operator charged over fatal crash 
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 Oct 1st 2020 
First death reported following a ransomware attack on a German hospital 
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 Oct 1st 2020 
Ethernet failure on Swiss business jet prompted emergency descent 
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 Oct 1st 2020 
Beirut blast: City explosion causes widespread damage 
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 Aug 28th 2020 
Coronavirus: Public Health England to be scrapped 
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 Aug 28th 2020 
Air India Crash Investigators Focus On a Dangerous Runway and a Pilot’s Actions 
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 Aug 28th 2020 
Drones to deliver NHS supplies to IoW 
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 Apr 28th 2020 
Boeing's 'culture of concealment' led to fatal 737 Max crashes, report finds 
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 Apr 28th 2020 
Coronavirus: Can we trust the data? 
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 Apr 28th 2020 
'Of course it could happen again': experts say little has changed since Deepwater Horizon 
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 Apr 28th 2020 
Self-driving car dataset missing labels for pedestrians and cyclists 
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 Apr 28th 2020 
Self-driving Uber car that hit and killed woman did not recognize that pedestrians jaywalk 
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 Nov 13th 2019 
Tesla Car Safety Increased In Q3 2019 To Record Level 
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 Nov 3rd 2019 
Clutha crash inquiry: 'Pilot took risk with fatal consequences' 
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 Nov 3rd 2019 
Lion Air 737 MAX Final Accident Report Cites AOA Sensor, MCAS Among Multitude of Contributing Factors 
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 Nov 3rd 2019 
Kubernetes Failure Stories 
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 Feb 22nd 2019 
Liability for autonomous vehicles 
 3 
 Mar 18th 2018 
 by: M Thomas 
Autonomous vehicles 
 3 
 Mar 18th 2018 
 by: M Thomas 
Tumbledrier fires 
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 Sep 30th 2016 
 
 

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