Arrest Warrant Sought For Ex-Korean Air Executive in Nuts Scandal
SubmittedSeoul, South Korea (CNN) -- South Korean prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for the former Korean Air executive Heather Cho who sparked outrage by kicking a flight attendant off a plane for serving macadamia nuts the wrong way. The warrant would cover charges of violating aviation safety rules, including a change in a flight plan, assault on a plane, coercion and interference in the execution of duty, the Seoul Western District Prosecutors' office said Wednesday. A decision will be… (us.cnn.com) More...
Snowplow Driver, 4 Others Held In Plane Crash That Killed Total Boss in Moscow
Submittedsnowplow driver who's been blamed by Russian authorities for a plane crash that killed the chief executive of the oil company Total has been sent to pretrial detention, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowplow driver Vladimir Martynenko has denied claims by Russian officials that he was drunk at the time of the crash Monday at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport. (www.cnn.com) More...
Thai Airways Inspects A330s in its Fleet
SubmittedThai Airways said Friday it will inspect its entire Airbus A330 fleet after this week's accident involving a model that Europe's air safety authority had warned years ago has a defective part in its landing gear. (abcnews.go.com) More...
Korean Air Executive Resigns Post After Halting Flight Over Snack Service
SubmittedTweet Email Save more Continue reading the main story SEOUL, South Korea — Drunken and boorish behavior, cellphones, crying children and reclining seat backs have all led to flight rage. But a bag of macadamia nuts? Criticism has come nonstop for Korean Air Lines since it was discovered that one of its executives had ordered a flight from New York to Incheon, South Korea, to return to the gate to kick a senior staff manager off the plane in a tiff over how the executive was served the nuts. This… (www.nytimes.com) More...
Vietnam jet lands at wrong airport
SubmittedHANOI: Vietnam's aviation authority has suspended the crew of a plane operated by budget airline VietJet Air after a flight bound for the tourist hub of Da Lat landed at another airport more than 100 kilometres away. The scheduled flight VJ 8575 carrying 200 passengers landed at Cam Ranh airport near the coastal city of Nha Trang -- another popular tourist destination -- on Thursday night, instead of the Central Highlands town of Da Lat around 130 kilometres (80 miles) to the southwest. The… (www.thesundaily.my) More...
Light plane crashes near Linden, N.J. airport, 2 reported hurt
SubmittedA small plane crashed Friday while taking off from a municipal airport in Linden, N.J. officials said. One of the passengers was removed from the wreckage and rushed to a hospital shortly after the 1 p.m. crash. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/plane-crashes-nj-airport-2-reported-hurt-article-1.1359822#ixzz2UtuCsNh3 (www.nydailynews.com) More...
Delta passengers outraged when child poops on airplane seat
SubmittedPassengers on a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit last week were horrified when a Chinese child squatted on his seat and proceeded to defecate, World News, a U.S.-based, Chinese-language news site, reports. The child’s parents spread newspaper on the seat to catch the waste. Passengers reportedly asked the parents to bring the child to the restroom, but the child’s grandfather insisted that his grandson finish his business at his seat. (blog.sfgate.com) More...
Protest Erupts at JFK Airport After Flight Cancelled Until After Christmas
SubmittedI’ll be home for Christmas … if only in my dreams! A protest erupted at JFK Airport the morning of Christmas Eve, after 100 passengers were told they wouldn’t be making it home for the holidays. The customers were set to board a jet to Guyana at Terminal 1 around 7 a.m. with Dynamic Airways when they were given the bad news. Their flight was apparently overbooked and a PAPD source said the agency wouldn’t have a plane available until at least Dec. 27. By 9 a.m., about half of the fuming… (nypost.com) More...
World's Longest Flight Ends - Singapore Airlines 21
SubmittedThe longest flight in the world - Singapore Airlines Flight 21 will discontinue their 18 hour service from Newark (KEWR) to Singapore (WSSS):( As of tomorrow, the longest flight in the world will shuttle passengers on a 747-400 from Dallas, Texas to Sydney, Australia. That 15-hour, 25-minute hop on board Qantas 7 may not be the lengthiest in duration, but at 8,578 miles gate to gate, it'll lead the industry in miles flown. For a few more hours, however, Singapore Airlines' decade-long… (www.engadget.com) More...
Small plane crashes into garden apartment in Herndon, VA
SubmittedA small plane slammed through the outer wall and ceiling of a Herndon apartment building early Friday, coming to rest in the living room of a third-floor unit, authorities said. The pilot, his lone passenger and one of the six people who were sleeping in the apartment at the moment of impact were injured. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...
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