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JetBlue Flight Diverts to LAX due to Flaps Problem

JetBlue flight 213 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport, California, on November 1st.

The plane heading from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, to Long Beach Airport, California, was diverted due to an issue with the flaps.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Southwest Airlines Plane Lands in Emergency at LAX

southwest_airlines_logoSouthwest Airlines Flight 1704 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on September 20.

The plane, en-route from Sacramento to Bob Hope Airport, Burbank, was diverted after its flaps malfunctioned during the flight.

The plane landed safely and no one was injured.

The airline said the plane “has been taken out of service for inspection and repairs”.

Menzies Aviation Fined by Cal/OSHA Following Death of LAX Airport Worker

Following the death of a Los Angeles International Airport worker in February, Cal/OSHA has issued citations and imposed a fine of $77,250 on Menzies Aviation for allegedly violating 1 regulatory, 1 serious and 3 serious-accident related state safety codes.

On February 21, Cesar Valenzuela, a 51-year-old LAX worker employed by Menzies, was thrown out of a tow tractor while he was picking cargo without wearing a seatbelt. The investigations conducted by Cal/OSHA revealed that the safety policy of Menzies Aviation does not obligate the workers to wear safety belts while operating the tow tractors in and around the Los Angeles International Airport.

According to Christine Baker, the director of the Department of Industrial Relations, which oversees Cal/OSHA, “This fatality could have been prevented with a well-thought-out and implemented safety plan, as is required for all worksites in California.”

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