The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its Factual
Report on the August 16, 2005 downing of a West
Caribbean Airways MD-82 that claimed the lives of all 160 people
onboard. The findings, according to the NTSB, concur
with those of French investigators, as well as the Comite de
Investigation de Accicente Aereos (CIAA) of Venezuela.
Awarded $3,100 In Damages In Breach-Of-Contract Suit
In hindsight, Continental Airlines probably wishes it had bumped
someone else-- anyone else -- off a Christmas 2004 flight
from Newark, NJ to Telluride, CO. Instead, the airline bumped
Thatcher A. Stone and his daughter from the overbooked plane.
China Southern Airlines -- which touts its aircraft as "the
largest and most technically advanced fleet in The People's
Republic of China" -- recently put that fleet to good use, by
flying a load of special "passengers" from its cargo hub at
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Shenzhen, China.