Overweight survivor of Russian plane inferno 'blocked others from escaping' as hero stewardess pushed people out of jet which bounced down runway before bursting into flames, killing 41 people
A survivor of the Moscow air disaster has sparked fury after he walked from the airport with a backpack he had rescued from the burning plane, prompting claims he had blocked other passengers from escaping.
Dmitry Khlebushkin demanded a refund and complained about his treatment by Aeroflot staff as he left Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday, while relatives of 41 victims mourned their loss.
The 'overweight' Russian has become a focal point of anger after several passengers were seen retrieving luggage while others tried to flee.
According to reports in Russia, only three passengers behind Khlebushkin - who was sitting in seat 10C - survived the inferno.
As the fire raged, hero stewardess Tatyana Kasatkina, 34, had kicked open an exit door and grabbed passenger…
We want to provide a response to several news stories yesterday and today reporting on the disagree alert on the 737 MAX.
Boeing included the disagree alert as a standard feature on the MAX, although this alert has not been considered a safety feature on airplanes and is not necessary for the safe operation of the airplane. Boeing did not intentionally or otherwise deactivate the disagree alert on its MAX airplanes.
The disagree alert was intended to be a standard, stand-alone feature on MAX airplanes. However, the disagree alert was not operable on all airplanes because the feature was not activated as intended.
The disagree alert was tied or linked into the angle of attack indicator, which is an optional feature on the MAX. Unless an airline opted for the angle of attack indicator, the disagree alert was not operable.
On every airplane delivered to our customers, including the MAX, all flight data and information needed to safely operate the aircraft is provided i…
A 2 month old child has died on board an AirAsia flight to Perth on Easter Monday.
AirAsia has confirmed a “medical emergency involving an infant” on Flight D7236 from Kuala Lumpur. In a statement to media AirAsia said, “The safety and wellbeing of our guests is always our number one priority and, in accordance with procedure, the flight crew requested medical assistance on landing at Perth International Airport. Upon arrival, the aircraft was met by a team of medical specialists and the relevant authorities, including the WA Police. We are unable to comment further on the infant’s medical situation; however, our thoughts are with the infant and family involved.”
ABC News Australia is reporting that passenger Nadia Paranzee, a former nurse, was holding the baby as it passed away. Ms Paranzee had offered to help the parents of the “really restless” infant. “I could see by looking at them that they were a little bit distressed, the baby was crying a lot, but then I could see the stew…