Category: Travel Disaster & Emergency News

Russian airline passenger snaps, goes on rampage, fights with fellow travelers, dies

Russian airline passenger snaps, goes on rampage, fights with fellow travelers, dies

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 17:50 0

A plane flying from Moscow to Simferopol was forced to return after one of the passengers snapped, assaulting fellow travelers and crew. The rowdy passenger ... Read More

European pilots: Before Boeing’s MAX returns, we need answers and transparency

European pilots: Before Boeing’s MAX returns, we need answers and transparency

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 16:20 0

Regulators from across the globe are meeting today in Texas (USA), to discuss a possible return to service of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX. The ... Read More

One Russian tourist killed, 10 injured in Italy tourist bus crash

One Russian tourist killed, 10 injured in Italy tourist bus crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 17:15 0

A tourist bus carrying 60 Russian citizens overturned on the Siena-Florence highway in Italy, killing one and injuring at least 10 people, Russia's TASS news ... Read More

New lawsuits filed against Boeing in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash

New lawsuits filed against Boeing in Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 00:35 0

Additional wrongful death lawsuits in the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX, operated as Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, were filed in Chicago, IL, in the ... Read More

‘Big losses’: China Eastern Airlines demands compensation from Boeing for 737 MAX grounding

‘Big losses’: China Eastern Airlines demands compensation from Boeing for 737 MAX grounding

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 23:35 0

Chinese carrier, China Eastern Airlines, has requested compensation from the US aerospace giant Boeing over financial damages the carrier had to sustain over the compulsory ... Read More

Eiffel Tower closed, tourists evacuated after man scales Paris landmark

Eiffel Tower closed, tourists evacuated after man scales Paris landmark

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 15:18 0

The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been evacuated after a man was caught climbing up the 324 meters (1,063 ft) tall French landmark. Footage from ... Read More

16 foreign tourist wounded in tour bus bombing near Giza pyramid complex

16 foreign tourist wounded in tour bus bombing near Giza pyramid complex

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 19, 2019 16:26 0

An explosion targeting a tourist bus near a museum in the Giza pyramid complex has left at least 16 people injured, according to local authorities. ... Read More

FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf

FAA warns airlines of “miscalculation or misidentification” risk over Persian Gulf

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 16:45 0

In a chilling reminder of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by a US missile, an FAA notice said civilian aircraft flying over the ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks

Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks

editor editor- May 17, 2019 22:17 0

A host of offers were shared and discussed, and a final decision on a collective effort will be made next week with the Sri Lanka ... Read More

F-16 fighter jet crashes into warehouse east of Los Angeles

F-16 fighter jet crashes into warehouse east of Los Angeles

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 02:03 0

A fully armed F-16 fighter plane has crashed at March Air Reserve Base outside Riverside, California, damaging a nearby warehouse. The pilot ejected safely. Firefighters ... Read More

Shocking: Aviation law firms react to US House Transportation Committee hearing on Boeing 737-8 MAX

Shocking: Aviation law firms react to US House Transportation Committee hearing on Boeing 737-8 MAX

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 01:55 0

Justin Green, military-trained pilot and partner at law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, reacted to today's U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on ... Read More

Air Canada’s union: TSB rule on leaving carry-on baggage behind in an emergency must be implemented

Air Canada’s union: TSB rule on leaving carry-on baggage behind in an emergency must be implemented

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 23:45 0

The union representing Air Canada's flight attendants is asking Transport Canada to implement the now two-year-old Transportation Safety Board recommendation on leaving carry-on baggage behind ... Read More

Fiery plane crash kills 1 in Colorado north of Fort Collins-Loveland Airport

Fiery plane crash kills 1 in Colorado north of Fort Collins-Loveland Airport

editor editor- May 15, 2019 23:30 0

A plane crashed about a half mile from the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport in Colorado. Witnesses reported seeing smoke coming from the aircraft before it crashed, ... Read More

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 15:33 0

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials ... Read More

Huge earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Huge earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 15:45 0

Powerful, magnitude 7.5 earthquake has rattled Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands today, U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or ... Read More

Hotel Gwadar clearance operation completed: All terrorists killed

Hotel Gwadar clearance operation completed: All terrorists killed

editor editor- May 13, 2019 22:36 0

Pakistan Security Forces have completed the clearance operation at the luxury Pearl Continental (PC) Hotel Gwadar. All three terrorists have been killed. The terrorists’ bodies ... Read More

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 17:40 1

Sri Lanka's State Minister Harsha de Silva announced that the country is planning an independent security audit to build confidence among tourists. According to the ... Read More

Strong earthquake strikes Japan’s Kyushu, no tsunami warning issued

Strong earthquake strikes Japan’s Kyushu, no tsunami warning issued

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 01:16 0

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has shaken part of southwestern Japan but appeared to cause no damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued no tsunami warning though ... Read More

Biman Airlines plane skids off runway at Yangon Airport, breaks into three pieces

Biman Airlines plane skids off runway at Yangon Airport, breaks into three pieces

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 15:50 0

A Biman Airlines’ Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft has skidded off the runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport, losing its wings and breaking into three parts. Pilots ... Read More

Russia’s second largest Superjet 100 operator drops the plane, cancels new purchase

Russia’s second largest Superjet 100 operator drops the plane, cancels new purchase

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 00:30 0

Russian regional carrier Yamal Airlines has announced its decision to cancel a planned purchase of 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, a day after one of ... Read More

Powerful earthquake rocks Papua-New Guinea, no tsunami warning issued so far

Powerful earthquake rocks Papua-New Guinea, no tsunami warning issued so far

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 22:05 0

Powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck about 20 miles to the northwest of Bulolo, Papua-New Guinea on Monday. Bulolo is located on the eastern end of ... Read More

Warren Buffett: ‘I will never hesitate to fly on a 737 MAX’

Warren Buffett: ‘I will never hesitate to fly on a 737 MAX’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 18:30 0

The third-richest man in the world, Warren Buffett, believes aircraft have never been safer and would still travel on the troubled Boeing 737 MAX, which ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 22:14 0

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a whole new concept of tourism ... Read More

Burning Superjet-100 plane crash-lands at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport

Burning Superjet-100 plane crash-lands at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 5, 2019 16:48 0

Russian pilots landed a flaming Superjet-100 aircraft at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, after an in-flight emergency forced a crash landing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkwBukD3nQs Aeroflot Flight SU1492 declared an ... Read More

Bubonic plague: Russia’s Tourism Agency issues Mongolia travel warning

Bubonic plague: Russia’s Tourism Agency issues Mongolia travel warning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019 19:25 0

Russia’s Federal Agency for Tourism has issued a special warning to tourists traveling to Mongolia after two fatal cases of bubonic plague were confirmed in ... Read More

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits filed against Boeing

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits filed against Boeing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 4, 2019 17:15 0

Two federal wrongful death lawsuits were filed on May 2 in Chicago, IL by the law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, along with co-counsel Power ... Read More

Miami Air International Boeing 737 crashed in Florida

Miami Air International Boeing 737 crashed in Florida

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 4, 2019 06:13 1

A Miami Air International Boeing 737 jet flying US military members from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Jacksonville with 136 passengers and seven aircrews on board ... Read More

Boeing’s second biggest customer turns its back on 737 MAX, goes to Airbus

Boeing’s second biggest customer turns its back on 737 MAX, goes to Airbus

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 23:30 0

Emirati state-owned low-cost airline Flydubai is negotiating potential purchases of new А320 Neo jets with European aerospace giant Airbus to replace its Boeing 737 MAX ... Read More

FAA frenzied, secretive rush to re-certify Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

FAA frenzied, secretive rush to re-certify Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 19:04 0

Ethiopian Airlines and Lions Air crash, American Airlines shutting up whistleblowers, loose debris damaging the wiring at a Boeing 787 factory, economic loss claimed not to ... Read More

Three people killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

Three people killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 22:08 0

Honolulu Fire Department officials say that three people were killed in a fiery helicopter crash in a suburban Honolulu community of Kailua. Federal Aviation Administration ... Read More

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