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British Airways Plane Diverts to Germany due to Fumes in Cabin

Saturday, September 5, 2015
By George Hatcher
British Airways Plane Diverts to Germany due to Fumes in Cabin

British Airways flight BA-143 diverted and made an emergency landing at the runway of Frankfurt Airport, Germany, on September 4. The Boeing 777-200, flying from Heathrow Airport, England, to Dehli, India, had to be diverted after the crew noticed fumes in cabin. The plane landed safely and no injuries were reported. The incident was... »

Lion Air Compensation

Saturday, April 27, 2013
By George Hatcher

Lion Air is compensating the passengers of the plane that crashed in Bali on April 13. The 101 passenger (we don’t know if the 7 crew are included) is handing out $5600 to each passenger. Lion Air is working with Jasa Raharja, an Indonesian insurance company to cover the medical bills for five injured... »

More Battery Buzz Builds for Boeing

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
By George Hatcher

Since U.S. and Japanese authorities have ordered the grounding of Boeing 787s, All Nippon Airways is canceling 177 flights beginning Wednesday. Considering that weather is expected to be grounding European flights anyway, the grounding could not have come at a better time. Plus, any time the precautions come before the fatalities, it is a... »

Airline Food: A Video Report

Thursday, November 29, 2012
By George Hatcher

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Dana Air Interim Payments Offered

Monday, July 9, 2012
By George Hatcher
Dana Air Interim Payments Offered

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Peter Tonna What: Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 en route from Abuja to Lagos, Nigeria Where: Iju neighborhood, Lagos When: June 3, 2012 Who: 153 passengers Why: Dana air stated that it is fully aware of the mandatory requirement by the International Civil Aviation... »

Judge Interprets Widow as Unentitled. Canadian Charter is No Common Carrier

Sunday, February 5, 2012
By George Hatcher
Judge Interprets Widow as Unentitled. Canadian Charter is No Common Carrier

Mark McLean had a million dollar life insurance policy under Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company, through Sears Canada Inc. When he was killed in a Vancouver Island plane crash three years ago, it seemed an open and shut case that his widow would get an accidental death benefit of $1 million under the 2007... »

Air India Stalls Hurt Families already Suffering

Monday, May 23, 2011
By George Hatcher
Air India Stalls Hurt Families already Suffering

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer WT Update May 22 was the anniversary of Air India Express Flight 812 from Dubai, which overshot the runway and crashed at Mangalore, India. The crash victims’ support group spokesman said that “About 50 families have received compensation from the insurance companies, but many... »

CVR FDR NOT a Flight of Imagination

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
By George Hatcher

Read in Portuguese In the continuing pursuit of the unvarnished reality behind Air France Flight 447, it does not matter why “Le Figaro” posted rumors and factoids in lieu of truth after the BEA reported that the complete data (flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder) was successfully recovered in Paris. It does not... »

Fred Flintstone Airlines? No, it’s Air Zimbabwe

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
By George Hatcher
Fred Flintstone Airlines? No, it’s Air Zimbabwe

Like the nineteen year old Yemenia Airlines* Airbus A310-324 that was written up as having passengers with standing room only, unattached seats and an assortment of safety problems that were so bad that the plane was disallowed from flying over European airspace, Air Zimbabwe’s fleet demonstrates how not to run an airline. There are... »

Safekeeping of Passengers Flies or Dies on Banks Due Diligence of Ethiopia Airlines

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
By George Hatcher
Safekeeping of Passengers Flies or Dies on Banks Due Diligence of Ethiopia Airlines

While one should congratulate Ethiopian Airlines for securing a $765 million package deal to finance five 777s, I hope the banks checked more than just their credit history and their relationship with the banks. In terms of technological adulthood, Africa is still in its infancy. The pressure put on even a fairly reputable airline... »

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  • #Aviationsafety 2 people taking pictures on a runway were fatally struck by the wing of a landing plane. Chinipas Mexico.
    about 20 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety 6 die in Zimbabwe crash. Britten-Norman crashes into mountains.Minister of Transports brother dies.… https://t.co/KLHsdXpSkZ
    about 20 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767 diverts to Kahului over smoke in cabin. Passengers rebooked on another plane.
    about 20 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety Birdstrike. LATAM Chile Airbus A321-200 encountered flock at Cordoba. Flight 18 minutes in the air. Safe landing.
    about 20 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety Fedex MD-10 Memphis-Montreal could not retract gear after takeoff. Returned to Memphis to make safe landing.
    about 20 hours ago