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American Airlines passenger drinking ‘Jack and Cokes’ reportedly exposes himself, forces emergency landing

An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday after an unruly passenger – who had downed several “Jack and Cokes” – allegedly exposed himself and urinated on the plane’s aisle, according to a criminal complaint.  Neil McCarthy, 25, of Oregon, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure in relation to the incident aboard American Eagle flight 3921, which was flying from Chicago…

Delta flight from Detroit to the Netherlands diverted over spoiled food

A Delta flight from Detroit to Amsterdam was diverted early Wednesday morning after passengers consumed spoiled food. “Delta flight 136 from Detroit to Amsterdam diverted to New York’s JFK early Wednesday morning after reports that a portion of the Main Cabin in-flight meal service were spoiled,” a Delta spokesperson said in a statement to FOX Business.  Flight crews consulted with medical experts, who recommended the…

Air Europa passengers ‘thought we were going to die’ during severe turbulence

Those on board a Uruguay-bound Air Europa flight that was diverted to Brazil due to “heavy turbulence” Monday say they feared for their lives. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner left from Madrid-Barajas Airport in Madrid with a final destination of Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Sunday night. During the early morning hours on Monday, the aircraft carrying 325 passengers experienced heavy turbulence. “There are…

Heavy turbulence leaves 30 injured on flight that was forced to divert

An Air Europa flight heading to Uruguay on Monday morning was diverted to Brazil after experiencing “heavy turbulence,” resulting in multiple people being injured, according to airline officials. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner left from Madrid-Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain, with a final destination of Carrasco International Airport, in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Sunday night. During the early morning hours on Monday, the aircraft carrying 325 passengers…

Airplane suddenly drops 25,000 feet midflight, injuring 17 passengers

Over a dozen plane passengers were injured after their flight dropped 25,000 feet and flew in circles several times, flight tracker data shows. The flight, Korean Air 189, departed from Seoul, South Korea, at around 4 p.m. local time on Saturday. Although the plane was expected in Taichung, Taiwan, around three hours later, the flight quickly diverted back to Seoul after it reached the southern…

American Airlines flight attendants ‘one step closer to a strike’ after talks end without agreement: union

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which represents 28,000 flight attendants, said it is “one step closer to a strike” after ongoing contract talks with American Airlines ended Thursday without an agreement. Union president Julie Hedrick, who is also a career flight attendant, said in a statement that the airline “did not come to the table” with an adequate compensation agreement “after years of bargaining,…

Engine fire on Boeing 737 forces emergency landing in India

Passengers on a flight reacted in horror when the plane’s engine caught fire, forcing an emergency landing in India. The Boeing 737 plane, operated by Malaysia Airlines, caught fire shortly after taking off from Hyderabad, India, just after midnight on Thursday. The aircraft made an emergency landing minutes later with 138 passengers aboard, according to Viral Press. Video captured by a passenger in a window…

Boeing investigating quality issue on undelivered 787 Dreamliner planes

Boeing is investigating whether some fasteners on its undelivered 787 Dreamliner planes have been incorrectly installed, the aircraft maker told FOX Business.  A Boeing spokesperson said Friday that “Our 787 team is checking fasteners in the side-of-body area of some undelivered 787 Dreamliner airplanes to ensure they meet our engineering specifications.” “The in-service fleet can continue to safely operate,” the spokesperson added, noting that the…

Singapore Airlines offers passengers injured in ‘severe turbulence’ at least $10,000 in compensation

Singapore Airlines is offering passengers who were injured on a flight that encountered “severe turbulence” at least $10,000 U.S. dollars in compensation.  Flight SQ321 — a Boeing 777-300ER jet — was traveling from London to Singapore before it had to make an emergency landing in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 21 following the incident that left one passenger dead and more than 100 needing medical attention….

Boeing jet engine seen spewing fire on Air Canada flight: ‘Heart in mouth moment’

Social media went ablaze on Friday, after an X account posted video of an Air Canada flight appearing to catch on fire. Air Canada recently addressed concerns about the flight, AC 872, which departed from Toronto en route to Paris on June 5. Officials said that the Boeing 777 aircraft carried 389 passengers and 13 crew members. The video, which was shot by an onlooker…

United Airlines trims 2024 hiring goals amid Boeing delays

United Airlines is reducing the number of employees it plans to hire this year due to ongoing Boeing aircraft delays.  On Wednesday, United Airlines told reporters it’s planning to hire about 10,000 employees this year, down from the 13,000 to 15,000 employees the company had expected to hire, according to Reuters.  During a briefing, Kate Gebo, head of United’s human resources and labor relations, said…

Dozens of passengers on United Airlines flight mysteriously fall ill en route to Texas

A United Airlines flight from Canada to the U.S. was investigated on Friday after dozens of passengers fell ill for an unspecified reason. United Flight 1528 from Vancouver to Houston, Texas, landed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on May 31. United Airlines told Fox Business that the flight was carrying 163 passengers and 6 crew members. The Houston Fire Department reported that around 25 of…

Southwest faces delays as airline resolves ‘brief technology issue’ 2 years after its 2022 holiday meltdown

Southwest customers across the country faced a significant number of delays Wednesday after a “brief technology issue” caused by a power outage, the airline told FOX Business. “Southwest Airlines has resolved a brief technology issue that was caused by a power outage at one of our data centers in the Dallas area this afternoon,” the company said in a statement shared with FOX Business.  “While…

Person at Amsterdam airport dead after falling into KLM plane engine

A person has been killed Wednesday at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport after ending up inside the running engine of a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plane, officials say.  The incident happened as KLM Flight 1341 – an Embraer ERJ-190 jet – was preparing to depart for Billund, a town in Denmark.  “A fatal incident took place at Schiphol today during which a person ended up in a…

Singapore Airlines flight that hit deadly turbulence fell 178 feet in 4.6 seconds

The Singapore Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing in Bangkok last week after hitting “severe turbulence” plunged 178 feet over 4.6 seconds, investigators have revealed.  Singapore’s Ministry of Transport says the sudden drop in altitude “likely caused the injuries to the crew and passengers” onboard the Boeing 777-300ER jet that was heading from London to Singapore. A 73-year-old passenger on the…

12 Qatar Airways passengers injured as Boeing jet hits turbulence en route to Dublin

Twelve people have been left injured after a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Dublin, Ireland hit an area of turbulence, with one passenger describing it as the “worst 15 seconds of my life.”  Dublin Airport said in a statement that Qatar Airways flight QR017 – a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – managed to land safely around midday Sunday.  “Upon landing, the aircraft was met by…

British family says SunExpress airline kicked them off flight to Turkey over daughter’s peanut allergy

A 12-year-old girl and her family from Britain were kicked off a SunExpress flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Turkey over her peanut allergy, according to the girl’s father. Nick Sollom, 48, told The Telegraph that the airline booted him, his wife and their two children from the flight after raising concerns over his daughter’s peanut allergy and requesting that the pilot make an announcement asking…

BARK Air completes its first cross-country dog flight with tickets costing $6,000 for pet and owner

Air travel has gone to the dogs. Literally.  BARK, the company that makes BarkBoxes, completed its first-ever BARK Air “white paw experience” flight from Westchester County Airport outside of New York City to Los Angeles’ Van Nuys airport on Thursday with a number of breeds and their people on board.  The company said the flight was 10 years in the making, “but we are finally…

‘Sheer terror’: Passengers on Singapore Airlines flight describe nightmare after plane hit ‘severe turbulence’

Passengers onboard a Singapore Airlines aircraft that encountered “severe turbulence” described the “sheer terror” during the critical moments when the Boeing jet was left “shuddering.”  The aircraft, which had 211 passengers and 18 crew onboard, was heading from London to Singapore when it encountered “severe turbulence,” which left one passenger dead and 104 passengers needing medical attention. Ali Bukhari, who was a passenger on the…

Singapore Airlines passenger dead after Boeing jet hits ‘severe turbulence’

A Singapore Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Bangkok Tuesday following “severe turbulence” that left one person dead and others injured, the airline says.  The Boeing 777-300ER plane was traveling from London to Singapore with 211 passengers and 18 crew onboard.  Singapore Airlines said in a statement that the plane “encountered severe turbulence en-route” before diverting to Bangkok, Thailand.  “We can confirm that…

Frontier Airlines CEO hopes air traffic controller shortage won’t sink summer travel

Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle said Monday that the air traffic controller shortage could cause issues during the summer travel season if staffing issues aren’t addressed. Biffle appeared on FOX Business Network’s “The Claman Countdown” and told guest host Ashley Webster that while technology can help address the issue while also promoting greater efficiencies in air travel over the longer term, the air traffic controller…

Air India Express plane engine catches fire, forcing emergency landing at Bangalore airport

Passengers aboard an Air India Express flight can be heard screaming on video as one of the aircraft’s engines caught fire Saturday night, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.   The flight aboard an Airbus A320 had just taken off from Bangalore and was heading to Cochin International Airport in Kerala when the terrifying incident unfolded. Video shows a bright light glowing underneath…

Boeing re-elects outgoing CEO as search for replacement continues amid safety culture crisis

Boeing’s shareholders voted to re-elect its outgoing CEO, contrary to the proxy adviser’s recommendation, amid an ongoing safety culture crisis.  Proxy Adviser Glass Lewis last month recommended against shareholders reelecting Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun at this week’s annual meeting, but they ignored the guidance and passed the measure, according to a preliminary tally.  Lewis raised concerns over dissatisfaction with efforts to change the safety culture…

Justice Department says Boeing breached 2021 737 MAX criminal prosecution agreement

The Justice Department said that Boeing breached its obligations from a 2021 agreement that shielded the embattled corporation from criminal prosecution from two fatal 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019 that killed 346 people. In a filing in federal court in Texas on Tuesday, the DOJ said that Boeing failed to make changes to prevent it from violating federal anti-fraud laws. The changes were…

Flight attendants use security privileges to smuggle millions in drug money out of US: federal prosecutors

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Federal agents hauled a flight attendant out of New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport as they broke up an international money laundering ring that prosecutors allege smuggled $8 million in drug-related proceeds out of the U.S. by taking advantage of flight crews’ easy airport access. Four airline employees, three from New York and another from New Jersey, are accused of taking…

Japan Airlines grounds flight after pilot’s drunken behavior at hotel the night before: Report

Japan Airlines canceled a flight from Dallas, Texas to Tokyo, Japan last week after the flight’s captain allegedly had a few drinks and got so loud a noise complaint was filed against him the night before he was supposed to take off, according to reports. The Mainichi, a daily news source in Japan, reported that flight J11 from Dallas to Tokyo on April 23 was…

Lufthansa confirms ‘rough landing’ by Boeing ‘training flight’ caught on camera bouncing off LAX runway

A Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Los Angeles had a “rough landing” earlier this week at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the airline confirmed.  The Boeing 747-8 was caught on camera Tuesday by LA-based Airline Videos Live, bouncing off the runway and attempting to land again before taking off, circling around the airport and then finally landing safely after its second attempt.  “Whoa, whoa, whoa,”…

Biden admin’s new airline rules to require cash refunds for canceled flights, fees disclosed up front

The Biden administration announced new rules that mandate automatic cash refunds for canceled or significantly delayed flights and protect consumers from surprise junk fees in air travel.  “These rules will significantly expand consumer protections in air travel, provide passengers an easier pathway to refunds when owed, and save consumers over half a billion dollars every year in hidden and surprise junk fees,” the White House…

Lufthansa, United modify schedules after Iran launches attack on Israel

Airlines flying to the Middle East are beginning to make changes to their schedules after Iran launched over 300 drones and missiles at Israel in a brutal assault. Reuters reported that German airline Lufthansa was suspending scheduled flights to Tel Aviv, Amman and Erbil until Tuesday. The company also announced it would be suspending flights to Beirut and Tehran until at least Thursday, due to…