"Drops of water were coming down. I thought it was a rainbow, and I looked up, but it was gasoline." A fifth-grader in Los Angeles tells about this experience right next to his school. Many schoolkids have a similar experience. It appears that a Delta Air Lines plane is dumping fuel over a populated area while it is returning to the airport.Read more
A Boeing 737-800 takes off from Imam Khomeini International Airport at the Iranian capital Tehran on January 8, 2020. A few minutes later the plane crashes near Tehran airport. “The pilot had no contact with the tower and didn’t announce an emergency situation before the crash,” says Reza Jafarzadeh, civil aviation spokesman. (more…)...Read more
A man is going to make his first flight ever. At the airport he is frightened and nervous. But the check-in agent explains everything patiently and clearly. Thus, he knows he will need to pass security and how the procedure is. At the gate he meets the check-in agent again. Now she also explains to him the bording procedure and how he can find his seat on board. Once in his seat he hears the engines beginning to roar. A little bit frightened by the noise he grips the arms of his seat, closes...Read more
In 2019, 20 fatal airliner accidents with fatalities occurred. The number of fatalities is 283, reports the Aviation Safety Network. The number of accidents is higher than the 5-year average of 14 accidents. But the number of fatalities is considerably lower than the 5-year average of 480 fatalities.Read more
Fatal airliner accidentsThirteen accidents involved passenger flights, 6 were cargo flights. One out of the 20 accident airplanes was operated by an airline on the EU blacklist, down by 2 compared to 2018. Despite the increased number of accidents...
Legitimus Maritis is certainly not a Dutch name. But a Russian troll uses it while posing as a Dutch investigator who's investigating the MH17 stories. He or she has posted a series of responses to our Facebook post of April 29, 2019. It refers to an article on our website of the same date.Read more
Misinformation on MH17Most of the Russian troll’s posts contain videos and present Russian misinformation and fake news. Interestingly, Facebook appears to have censored or blocked some of the videos. This prevents our...
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will settle with 3 passengers. They will get €600 ($665) each as compensation for the delay following a fuel disturbance at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on July 24, 2019. This way KLM avoids a legal ruling, according to Aviclaim. This is one of the many “claim farms”, as the aviation industry calls claim agencies derogatory.Read more