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FAA Proposes $54,000 Civil Penalty Against Interscience for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

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WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $54,000 civil penalty against Interscience of Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France, for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

The FAA alleges that on December 21, 2016, Interscience offered six plastic bottles of flammable liquid disinfectant spray to American Airlines for shipment by air from Blagnac, France, to Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Workers at the American Airlines cargo facility at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport discovered the shipment.

The FAA alleges the package was not accompanied by a shipper’s declaration of dangerous goods and was not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled or in the proper condition for shipment. The agency also alleges Interscience failed to ensure that each of its employees received required hazardous materials training, and failed to provide emergency response information with the shipment.

Interscience has 30 days from receipt of the FAA’s enforcement letter to respond to the agency.

Austrian Airlines Flight Returns to Vienna due to Unusual Odor in Cockpit

Austrian Airlines flight OS-917 made an emergency landing in Vienna, Austria, on May 16th.

The plane took off for Salzburg, Austria, but had to turn back after the crew noticed an unusual odor in the cockpit.

The plane landed back safely. There were 54 passengers and 4 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

SkyWest Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at DuPage Airport

SkyWest Airlines flight OO-2936 had to divert and make an emergency landing at DuPage Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on May 1st.

The plane en-route from O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was diverted after the crew reported smoke in the cabin.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 54 people aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

Westjet Encore Plane makes Safe Landing in Canada after Technical Problems

WestJetWestjet Encore flight WS-3291 made a safe landing at Edmonton International Airport, Alberta, Canada, on July 29th.

The de Havilland Dash 8-400 was about to land when the crew received a “Flap Drive” and “Flap Power” message.

The plane landed at a speed higher than the normal.

All 54 people aboard remained unhurt.

JetBlue Plane Diverts and Makes Emergency Landing in New York

JetBlueJetBlue flight B6-1012 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, New York, on March 30.

The Embraer ERJ-190, heading from Chicago, Illinois to Boston, Massachusetts, was mid-air above Buffalo when the crew detected smoke in the cockpit, prompting the plane to divert.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 54 passengers and 4 crew members aboard remained unharmed. The passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

SkyWest Airlines Plane Continues for a Safe Landing in Colorado after Cracked Windshield


The Canadair CRJ-200, heading from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Denver was descending toward the runway when the crew reported a small crack in the windshield.

SkyWest Airlines flight OO-5974/UA-5974 continued for a safe landing at Denver International Airport, Denver, Colorado, on March 21.

The plane landed safely.

All 54 people on board remained unhurt.

Two Injured after Small Plane Crashed in Robertson County

A Cessna 210 crashed near the intersection of Jack Rabbit Lane and OSR East in Robertson County, Tennessee, on February 16.

The plane was en-route from Arlington to College Station, Texas, when it lost engine power and went down on the Circle X Ranch.

There were three people aboard at the time; two of them, including James Guinn, 54, and his wife Kay, sustained non life-threatening injuries while the third passenger, identified as Melinda Guinn, 76, of Arlington, remained uninjured.

The FAA is investigating.

Porter Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Halifax

porterPorter Airlines flight 265 had to make an emergency landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia, Canada, on December 11.

The plane was flying from Ottawa when the pilot reported a hydraulic issue and requested an emergency landing.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 54 passengers and crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

Trigana Air Flight 267 Crash: Black Box to be Sent to France after Unsuccessful Data Retrieval Attempts

Trigana AirAccording to a preliminary report released by Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC), the black box from Trigana Air jet that crashed in August will be sent to France for data retrieval.

The flight TGN267 crashed after it lost contact with the ATC during a flight from Sentani airport, Jayapura, to Oksibi, Papua. There were 54 people aboard at the time; all of them were killed.

The report released on October 7 said, “The downloading process to retrieve data from the FDR was unsuccessful. For further examination, the FDR data will be downloaded at BEA facility in Paris, France.”

The report further said that the cockpit voice recorder had a 2-hour recording but it did not give any clue as to what caused the crash.

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