Crash of the Hyper modern dream machine

Concorde had completed 25 years of successful flights whisking wealthy passengers from rock stars to diplomats to corporate titans  – between continents flying twice the speed of sound. This is a tale of Concorde crash, the investigation into its causes and the race to prevent similar disasters in the future. Charles Lindbergh in his Spirit…

Drunk lawyer jailed for racist rant in midair

Simone Burns (50), a human rights lawyer who spat at a flight attendant and was filmed shouting at Air India cabin crew in a racist and foul mouthed tirade during a nine-hour flight from Mumbai to London Heathrow last November  was initially served with 3, 25cl bottles of wine on the flight  then refused to…

United Airlines does an emergency landing

United Airline flight 4390 operated by regional arm United Jet , en route from Knoxville, Tennessee to `Houston, Texas  made an emergency landing when two of its cockpit screens went blank mid-flight due to a cooling issue. the flight was subsequently diverted to  Dallas /Fort worth Airport after the pilot announced that the flight had…

Wow Air failure

Iceland’s Wow Air has stopped all flights, stranding thousands of Passengers. Its website says Wow has ceased operations and cancelled all flights and passenger needing to travel should book with other airlines. The carrier which had been in funding talks with investors, flew from London Stanstead and Gatwick in the UK. Wow was founded in…

South West Airline’s Boeing Max 8 makes an emergency landing

A South West Airline Boeing Max 8 aircraft without any passengers made an emergency landing in the US Orlando after experiencing an engine problem. The plane was heading to California for repositioning  but made a safe emergency landing in Orlando. Southwest Flight 8701 departed from Orlando International at 2:50pm Tuesday, but was forced to return…

BA Flight destined for Dusseldorf lands in Edinburgh by mistake

A British Airways flight  BA3271  LCY-DUS operated by WDL Aviation  left London City at 7:47am and destined for Dusseldorf in Germany has landed in Edinburgh by mistake, after the flight paperwork was submitted incorrectly. The passengers realised the error when the plane landed and the “ welcome to Edinburgh” announcement was made. The flight was…

Garuda cancels 49 Boeing 727, Max 8 Jets

Garuda Indonesia has scrapped its multi-billion –dollar order of 49 Boeing 727, Max 8, the first reported cancellation for the aircraft involved in the Ethiopian  Airlines, and Lion Air crashes. Ikhsan Rosan of Garuda Indonesia revealed that it sent a letter to Boeing on March 14 asking to cancel its order of Boeing 737 Max…

Boeing Max 8 safety feature was an additional option

Standard  Boeing 737 Max 8 planes are not equipped with a angle of attack indicator or an angle of attack disagree light and cost extra. As the pilots of the doomed Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia fought to control their planes, in vain they lacked two essential safety features in their cockpits. Several airlines…

Several countries grounds Max8

Europe’s aviation safety regulator issued a continent-wide ban on flights of Boeing 737 Max yesterday placing the aircraft manufacturer and US regulators on the defensive as they continue to insist that the plane was airworthy. Similar bar to the aircraft was also made by Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Egypt, China, Vietnam, New Zealand, Lebanon, Singapore,…