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Category Archives: Safety and Security

Possible new case of suicidal pilot

EasyJet easyJet has prevented a possible repetition of the germanwings drama. The low-cost carrier is alerted by messages that 1 of their pilots sends to a WhatsApp group. The pilot writes he is probably going to kill himself. And a pilot with mental problems in the cockpit is very dangerous to all on board.

Pilot’s friends do the right thing

EasyJet becomes aware of those messages because the pilot’s friends alert the airline. Immediate action by easyJet follows by grounding the pilot. According to the British newspaper The...
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How to limit compensation after a crash

germanwings A320Lufthansa has not yet settled the final compensation to the next of kin of the victims of the 2015 germanwings crash. According to several German publications the airline is trying to limit the compensation. The Airbus 320 crashed into the French Alps taking the lives of all 150 passengers and crew members on board.

Compensation

The carrier has paid out €50,000 per victim in emergency aid and €25,000 in inheritance compensation. In addition, it has paid €10,000 compensation per victim to other relatives, while individual damages have been calculated on...
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No seatback?

seat without seatbackOn Twitter, a photo showing a woman sitting in an airplane seat without a seatback went viral. The picture is taken on an easyJet flight from London to Geneva. But vacationers wonder how that is possible and whether that isn’t prohibited.

It's not what it seems

Many people take to social media and call it illegal. They can hardly believe that easyJet would endanger passengers’ safety. Well, easyJet doesn’t. The picture doesn’t show what they think. The airline explains that the photo has been taken just for the picture. Thus,...
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A plane lands on Pacific Avenue

Pacific Avenue, Parkland, WAWashington State Trooper Clint Thompson is driving on Pacific Avenue in Parkland. Suddenly, he observes a small plane descending toward the road. It is going to make an emergency landing prompted by a fuel-system malfunction in the single-prop KR2 plane.

Emergency U-turn

Immediately after the plane has passed over Thompson’s car, he makes an emergency U-turn, activates his lights, and slows traffic. This way he makes room for the pilot to land safely.

Traffic lights

It is funny that the plane stops just before red traffic lights at an intersection. Cars from left...
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Boeing can spare no expense

Boeing 737 MAXBoeing has landed in hot water after 2 crashes of Boeing 737 MAX planes within 5 months. Those disasters left 346 passengers and crew members dead. The plane maker seems primarily responsible for the 2 dramas.  Boeing pretended that the 737 MAX was just the same aircraft as the 737 with minor adjustments.

737 MAX

Therefore, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) adopted Boeing’s opinion about the 737 MAX. Pilots wouldn’t need more than a few hours of training on a flight simulator to be ready for flying the...
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After 2 crashes and 346 fatalities

Debris of Ethiopean Airlines flight 302 On March 11, 2019, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issues a continued airworthiness notification to the international community with regard to the Boeing 737 MAX.

Crashes

This comes 1 day after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes into the sea 6 minutes after departing Addis Ababa. And it comes despite the fact that a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crashed into the sea 4.5 months earlier on October 29, 2018. The FAA declares that it “continues to review extensively all available data and aggregate safety...
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