Monday August 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

Airport worker ‘punches’ man holding baby after delay complaint

This is the shocking moment an airport worker was pictured appearing to punch a passenger holding a baby after he complained about a 13-hour delay on an easyJet flight.  More…

Air Canada near-miss at San Francico might have triggered ‘greatest aviation disaster in history’

In what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an Air Canada pilot on Friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the San Francisco International Airport taxiway instead of the runway. Sitting on Taxiway C shortly before midnight were four airplanes full of passengers and fuel awaiting permission to take off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.  More…

Woman dead after being hit by jet blast at Caribbean beach

A thrill-seeking tourist was killed on a Caribbean island after the powerful blast from a departing plane blew her off her feet. The 57-year-old New Zealand woman was holding onto the fence at St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport when the jet blast from the Boeing 737 threw her backwards, causing her to hit her head on the concrete pavement.  More…

FBI: Flight attendant broke wine bottle over man’s head

A flight attendant broke a wine bottle over the head of a man who lunged for an exit door and fought with other passengers during a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Beijing, but it didn’t faze him, an FBI agent wrote in charging papers filed Friday.  More…

Man checks single can of beer as luggage on flight

A beer drinker from Australia checked in a single can of beer as his luggage on a flight — and the airport staff happily tagged the tin and put it on the plane. “Sure enough there she was, alone on the carousel, proudly making her way around,” he said of his beloved brew.”  More…

Photo may solve the Amelia Earhart mystery

A recently discovered photograph may solve the mystery of missing American pilot Amelia Earhart. Earhart disappeared while on a flight around the world 80 years ago. Now some historians believe she survived the plane crash and died in Japanese captivity.  More…

Woman throws ‘lucky’ coins into engine, delays flight

Bad weather, crowded skies and military drills…and now add coin-tossing to the growing list of reasons for China’s notorious flight delays. Police took away an 80-year-old woman Tuesday after fellow passengers reported that she was throwing coins at the plane’s engine during boarding of a China Southern Airlines flight.  More…

Airline tries to treat dead dog as lost luggage

A Chinese airline has been accused of treating the devastating death of a pet on a flight as lost luggage. China Eastern Airlines was transporting a three-year-old Golden Retriever named Doudou from Shenzhen to Wuhan, where the owner’s parents live, when the pet died on board.  More…

United flight attendants forced me to pee in a cup

A Kansas City mom claims she was forced to pee in a cup aboard a United Airlines flight – and then humiliated by the crew members who wouldn’t let her use the bathroom.  More…

This is the smartest thing an airline has done all year

Delta has canceled its “International Media Day” in wake of a viral video that showed one of its employees threatening a California dad with jail time and kicking him and his family off a flight, the airline said on its website.  More…

Couple on the way to their wedding kicked off United flight

The turbulence continues for United Airlines. A bride and groom from Utah headed to their wedding in Costa Rica were kicked off their flight out of Houston on Saturday, KHOU reported. Michael Hohl and his fianceé, Amber Maxwell, arrived from Salt Lake City for a layover at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  More…

United Airlines gives refunds to passengers on chaotic flight

The free-for-all became free for all! Every passenger aboard United Airlines’ Flight 3411 bound for Louisville, Kentucky, will get a refund following the mayhem of a doctor getting dragged off the plane.  More…

Tone-deaf United CEO thinks things are going just fine

The flying public may be furious at United Airlines, but their CEO thinks things are going just fine. United boss Oscar Munoz, unfazed by the criticism, sent a tone-deaf e-mail to employees Monday that defended the staff’s actions and called the passenger “disruptive and belligerent.”  More…

United Passenger Dragged From Overbooked Flight

A man on an overbooked United Airlines flight was forcibly removed from his seat and dragged through the aisle on Sunday, and video of the anguished protests by him and other passengers spread rapidly on Monday as people criticized the airline’s tactics. A police officer involved in the episode has been placed on leave, the authorities said.  More…

Watch this woman pull gun on drone hovering over her home

Clearly annoyed by a drone hovering near her residence, a woman aims a gun at the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in a video that is going viral. At that point whoever is piloting the drone gets the message that the UAV is unwelcome and the drone quickly flies away from the house.  More…