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United Flight 935 (Boeing 777) with 196 passengers, 12 crew and 3 pilots, was flying from Heathrow (London UK) to Los Angeles (USA) over the Atlantic Ocean when it hit turbulence. The turbulence resulted in 4 passengers suffering with fractured bones and 1 flight attendant spraining her ankle. The seat belt sign was off when the plane hit the bump that resulted in the rapid altitude loss. Since the sign was off, there were passengers walking in the aisles resulting in the injuries.

The flight ended up landing at Montreal (Canada) around 1:15 p.m. and aircraft was taken out of service. United Airlines provided another aircraft from passengers to be flown from Montreal to Los Angeles.

So, please whenever you are flying keep the seat belts on!

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Today (May 12 2009) Al Afriqiyah Flight 8U771 (Airbus 330-200) that was flying from Johannesburg (South Africa) crashed yards before the Tripoli Airport at Libya. Among the 104 passengers ( 93 passengers and 11 crew) only one person survived – one Dutch child aged between 8 to 10 years.

 

“The little boy has now come out of surgery, he was treated for fractures suffered during the crash,” a Dutch Foreign Ministry spokesperson told ABC News.

“We hope our colleagues will be able to see him soon to establish his identity,” she said.

Source: abcnews.go.com

 


 

With his head bandaged and breathing through an oxygen mask, this is the sole survivor of 104 passengers and crew on board a Libyan Airbus that crashed in landing at Tripoli airport this morning.

The Dutch boy, believed to be between eight and ten years old, is being treated at a Tripoli hospital after he was flung clear by the explosion as Afriqiyah Flight 8U771 disintegrated just one metre from the runway.

He appears to have escaped with minor injuries including broken bones. He is expected to survive.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

 


It seems like a miracle that the boy was saved during the horrible plane crash.



There have been other cases of sole survivors of plane crash. Overall there have been 14 sole survivors of a plane crash and surprisingly 10 of them have been children.

Last June, a 14-year-old French girl was the sole survivor of a Yemeni plane crash off the Comoros Islands.

Bahia Bakari attributed her survival to being ‘ejected’ from the Airbus A310 which broke up on a flight from Paris.

She is thought to have escaped through a small gap in the broken fuselage.

Her size, youth, and good health were all viewed as vital factors in enabling her to survive.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk


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United Airlines and Continental Airlines today announced that United Airlines has agreed to buy Continental in a $3 billion-plus deal that would create the world’s largest carrier with a commanding position in several top U.S. cities. Interestingly, the headquarter will move to Chicago IL but it would be run by Continental CEO Jeffery Smisek.

So, how would the merged company look like –

In response to US Airways plan to merge with United Airlines, Continental CEO Smisek remarked –

“I recognized that United is the best possible partner for Continental,” Smisek said on a conference call. “I didn’t want him (United’s Tilton) to marry the ugly girl; I wanted him to marry the pretty one, and I’m much prettier.”

The merger will make it the number 1 carrier in US, with Delta the 2nd and American Airlines number 3. US Airways will the distant 4th (for US carriers with international carrier).

US Airways should be proud – their merger talks always result in someone else merging.

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