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Boeing Issues Bulletin Warning Airlines of Potential Erroneous Instrument Readings

Following the crash of the Indonesia new Lion Air jetliner that crashed into the Java Sea killing all 189 people on board, Boeing is now reporting that a crucial sensor that is the subject of a Boeing safety bulletin was replaced in that aircraft the day before and possibly worsened other problems with the plane, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2018). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing an Airworthiness Directive to require implementation of Boeing's service bulletin regarding these aircraft.

Dozens of Passengers and Crew Reported Sick on Flight that Landed in New York from Dubai

Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai had to be quarantined at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York for several hours Wednesday morning (Sept. 5, 2018) after reporting that dozens of people felt ill. Emergency vehicles and medical personnel met the plane on the runway when it landed.

Passengers Faint and Vomit After Forced to Withstand Sweltering Heat on Delayed Plane

In what has been called a "nightmare,"' Virgin Atlantic airlines passengers heading from Orlando, Florida, to London, England, were on board a plane that then sat on the tarmac for two hours in sweltering heat before it was canceled earlier this month.

Southwest Jet Diverted to Cleveland When Window Cracks

A Southwest jet headed from Chicago to Newark was forced to land in Cleveland after the exterior glass of a window cracked. No one was hurt but it caused great concern on the part of passengers following a recent death on a Southwest plane where a New Mexico mother was killed when the window that she was seated next to broke open and she was partially sucked out of the plane. She later died from her injuries.

Woman Passenger Killed as Southwest Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Philadelphia; Top Aviation Attorney Calls for Immediate Safety Inspections of All Nickel-Based Fan Discs on All Aircraft

A woman was killed on April 17, 2018 after a jet engine apparently exploded in mid-air and its shrapnel reportedly crashed through her window on a Southwest flight to Dallas. The incident forced the 767 Boeing aircraft, Flight 1380 that had taken off from New York, to emergency land in Philadelphia. 

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