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Articles tagged “accidents”

Emirates Plane Crash Closes Dubai Airport, All Passengers and Crew Safe

Emirates Plane Crash Closes Dubai Airport, All Passengers and Crew Safe

Deena Kamel Yousef and Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Given how bad the pictures look, it's amazing everyone survived the incident. It's also surprising that this was Emirates worst accident in its 30-year history.

4 months ago

Egypt’s Tourism Minister Says EgyptAir Crash Shouldn’t Impact Tourism

Egypt’s Tourism Minister Says EgyptAir Crash Shouldn’t Impact Tourism

Salma El Wardany and Ahmed Feteha, Bloomberg

Unfortunately, he's kidding himself.

7 months ago

Air Travel Is Getting Safer, Despite High-Profile Disasters

Air Travel Is Getting Safer, Despite High-Profile Disasters

David Crary, Associated Press

Aircraft makers and airlines may have made their product safer than ever, but humans on the ground are screwing things up with a regularity that's disturbing.

7 months ago

EgyptAir Passenger Plane Disappears From Radar in Egypt

EgyptAir Passenger Plane Disappears From Radar in Egypt

Associated Press

7 months ago

FlyDubai Crash in Russia Tied to Pilot Error

FlyDubai Crash in Russia Tied to Pilot Error

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Extreme weather certainly contributed to the crash of the FlyDubai plane in southern Russia in March but the initial findings say pilot error was a contributing factor.

8 months ago

FlyDubai Crash in Russia: What’s Known So Far About the Fatal Accident

FlyDubai Crash in Russia: What’s Known So Far About the Fatal Accident

Janet Ong, Torrey Clark, Kyunghee Park and Ann Koh, Bloomberg

9 months ago

13 People Killed in Nicaraguan Tourist Boat Accident

13 People Killed in Nicaraguan Tourist Boat Accident

Associated Press

11 months ago

British Airways Passengers on Vegas Flight That Burned Sue Boeing

British Airways Passengers on Vegas Flight That Burned Sue Boeing

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press

A novel approach to make the lawsuit entirely about safety rather than of a punitive nature against the airline and its employees. It should also be a cause of concern if it highlights weak maintenance practices of multiple carriers.

1 year ago

EasyJet and British Airways Won’t Return to Sinai Region This Year

EasyJet and British Airways Won’t Return to Sinai Region This Year

Kari Lundgren and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

So far the Egyptian government has done next to nothing to assure visitors it has any idea what it's doing to assure anyone's safety, rather they be Egyptians or tourists.

1 year ago

Sharm el-Sheikh Airport Officials Criticize Culture of Bribery and ‘Human Stupidity’

Sharm el-Sheikh Airport Officials Criticize Culture of Bribery and ‘Human Stupidity’

Nour Youssef, Associated Press

Airports the world over, when not managed properly, are filled with incompetence and bribery. Boston Logan after 9/11 attacks was the rightful target of similar criticisms.

1 year ago

‘Disaster’ Is the Best Word to Describe the State of Egyptian Tourism

‘Disaster’ Is the Best Word to Describe the State of Egyptian Tourism

Salma El Wardany and Caroline Alexander, Bloomberg

Egypt says the biggest challenge is radicals. But the biggest real challenge is a complete failure of leadership. Tourist won't return until they fix that.

1 year ago

Egyptian Authorities Blocking Some Tourist Rescue Flights out of Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian Authorities Blocking Some Tourist Rescue Flights out of Sinai Peninsula

Benjamin Katz and Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Egypt's bumbling ruling junta and their inept cronies do more damage to the country's tourism prospects (all prospects, really) than IS fighters could ever dream of.

1 year ago