In addition, jet blast killed a tourist standing close to the runway on the Caribbean island of St Maarten.
I didn't catch the names of the three flight attendants, but for the purpose of this letter, I'll call them: Chatty 1, Chatty 2 and Giggly (I've given them all the same surname - Couldnotgiveash***).
After my request, Chatty 1 and Chatty 2 continued their conversation, presumably about how s*** they are at their jobs, and Giggly, well, she just giggled.
What weighs more than a Suzuki Swift, less than a Hummer and smells like the decaying anus of a deceased homeless man? How about, what measures food portions in kilograms and has the personal hygiene of a French prostitute? That's right, it's the man I sat next to under on my flight from Perth to Sydney yesterday.
As I boarded the plane, I mentally high-fived myself for paying the additional $25 for an emergency seat.
“Airlines worldwide are training their crews to fight any fires in the cabin; the challenge is keeping such batteries out of passenger luggage.” In 2016, 271 people lost their lives in seven fatal events.
They included the crash of an Egyptair flight from Paris to Cairo which killed 66, and a La Mia jet carrying the Brazilian football team Chapecoense which ran out of fuel in Colombia and crashed with the loss of 71 lives.The last was on 10 January 1989; 47 people died when a British Midland Boeing 737 crashed at Kegworth in Leicestershire.In contrast, sub-Saharan Africa has an accident rate 44 per cent worse than the global average, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).The UK has the best air-safety record of any major country.No fatal accidents involving a British airline have happened since the 1980s.But Mr Young, senior aviation consultant for To70, told : “It is unlikely that this historic low will be maintained; in part, these very positive figures rest on good fortune.