Category: Accidents & Incidents

Air France 777 Diverted After Fake Bomb Found in Toilet

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Air France Boeing 777 enroute from Mauritius to Paris Dec.20 diverted to Kenya after a fake bomb was discovered in one of the lavatories. According to a New York Times report, the fake device was made of cardboard, sheets of paper and a timer; nothing that would have triggered an alert during airport screening. […]

Egypt Contradicts Bomb Theory on Metrojet Crash

Reading Time: 2 minutes Egyptian investigators for the Metrojet Airbus A321 crash say it has not received “information indicating unlawful interference” or a “terrorist act” in the Oct. 31 crash, contradicting statements made by Russia’s Federal Security Police in mid-November that “a self-made explosive device equivalent of up to 1 kg of TNT” had been set off on board. […]

Fire and Fumes Incidents Prompt IATA Scrutiny of Hoverboard Carriage

Reading Time: < 1 minute A number of fumes and small fire incidents involving lithium-battery-powered hoverboards loaded on to airliners has prompted IATA to develop industry guidelines for handling the new-fad gliding vehicles. Several airlines are banning the carriage of hoverboards over concerns they pose a fire hazard. In a media briefing in Geneva Dec. 10, IATA officials said that […]

Investigators Narrowed the Search for Missing MH370

Reading Time: 2 minutes Australian investigators believe both of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370’s engines flamed out, suggesting the Boeing 777-200 was not intentionally ditched. Also, new analysis has narrowed the search area for MH370, giving officials renewed hope of finding the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a new report on MH370 based on research and […]