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Categories to fine[edit]

I notice a trend to create ever more detailed categories for accidents to the point they are pretty useless in finding anything, for example Category:Aviation accidents and incidents in the United States in 19** replacing Category:Aviation accidents and incidents in the United States and also Categories being broken down by American state rather than the whole of the USA. Great for people with local knowledge but removing these from the parent categories in my opinion doesnt help. I suspect soon we will have Category:Aviation accidents and incidents to blue aircraft on Fridays in 1956 in Smallville, Anytown. Any thoughts? MilborneOne (talk) 21:56, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

I agree. People want to create category intersections for just about everything. If you have Category:Aviation accidents and incidents in the United States and Category:Aviation accidents and incidents in 1980, a simple search will find any overlap. Of course if you add in something like Category:Aviation accidents and incidents in Utah (is that one even needed?), yea, you can find nothing which probably would justify something like Category:Aviation accidents and incidents in Utah in 1980. Vegaswikian (talk) 22:22, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Redirect talk page to WP:AVIATION?[edit]

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Aviation gets a fair amount of questions on aviation accidents, probably more than this page does. Would it be better if we redrected this talk page to that page? (We could archive the closed discussions here first, and move any open ones to that talk page.) Btw, MILHSIT does this with some its sub-projects. Thanks. - BilCat (talk) 03:21, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Agree it would no harm and give a wider audience to questions posted here. MilborneOne (talk) 16:56, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history/Military aviation task force for an example. They archived the last discussions to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history/Military aviation task force/Archive 3 before redirecting, but I haven't figured out where they put links to that archive. BilCat (talk) 17:36, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

B-47 crash in 1959[edit]

A newcomer has posted in Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard#B-47 wreck Feb. 1059 regarding a plane crash he thinks may be notable. Passing it over to you guys. - Location (talk) 05:23, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Just removed a bunch of unsourced speculation from Samoan Clipper. Can someone please give it a look?[edit]

I've just removed the old explanation for this accident, because it was largely unsourced speculation which was not in the official report. I'd appreciate it if someone else could give it a look. Thanks. --Colin Douglas Howell (talk) 06:17, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Updating Copa Airlines Flight 201[edit]

This accident is going to be the subject of an Air Crash Investigations episode in the current (14th) season and I thought I'd have a look at it.

The article needs a clean-up, there are some 'odd' citations (To the IMDB listing for the NOVA episode for example) and what looks like a quote from the official report, but the report itself is not linked.

So I think this article is in need of a proper update.

Graham1973 (talk) 00:09, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

TAROM Flight 381 - Worth an article?[edit]

This non-fatal incident on 24 September 1994 is in many ways similar to the China Airlines Flight 140 crash, but it happened at altitude and the crew were able to recover control of the aircraft and eventually land safely.

This YouTube video includes footage of the flight from a Discovery Channel documentary, which suggests that it may fall into the noteable category. There is a summary accident report here, but obviously it would be better to try and locate the full incident report and any contemporary news reports.

Also there is this paper, "Example of a Complementary use of Model Checking and Agent-based Simulation by Gelman et al" that used the incident to look into what they termed "automation surprise".

Graham1973 (talk) 03:47, 24 January 2015 (UTC)