Nov 15, 6:58 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 11/12/18 AT 6:22 AM An American Airlines flight attendant filed a lawsuit against the carrier Friday for failing to investigate a physical brawl that happened on its aircraft in June 2016. The supposed victim now seeks up to $1 million in damages and her lawsuit claims “negligence, dangerous work environment, breach of contract, and assault and battery.”Kathy Ida Wolfe accused fellow flight attendant Laura Powers of dragging her down an airplane aisle by her uniform scarf during a flight in front of the passengers. According to the lawsuit, Powers “maliciously dug her fingernails into my arm, and slammed the door of a beverage cart on my arm.”Wolfe claimed she followed the procedure and informed the captain, other flight attendants and the flight service manager about the incident."I also reported the … [Read more...] about American Airlines Flight Attendant Allegedly ‘Dragged’ By Co-Worker Mid-Air, Sues Carrier
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Jan 17, 6:53 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 01/16/19 AT 4:40 AM An American Airlines passenger claimed in a recent lawsuit that a flight attendant punched him so hard that it resulted in him suffering a traumatic brain injury.Gregory Lagana, from New Jersey, filed a suit against the airline at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey Friday, in which it was alleged that when he was on board an American Airlines flight 1798 from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Philadelphia on Jan. 5, 2018, one of the cabin crew members repeatedly punched him in the face and on back of the head, after pinning down his right arm, causing him to sustain "scalp hematomas, abrasions, swelling, redness, bruising and defensive wounds to his hand.”In the lawsuit, a copy of which was obtained by USA Today, Lagana claimed the altercation occurred following an argument about his … [Read more...] about American Airlines Flight Attendant Punched Passenger, Causing Brain Injury, Lawsuit Alleges
Jan 14, 2:23 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 11/27/18 AT 1:14 AM A retired firefighter on board an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Kona, Hawaii, on Monday saved an elderly woman's life by helping the crew use the automated external defibrillator (AED) device on the plane after she went into cardiac arrest.Alaska Airlines Flight 843 was then diverted to San Francisco International Airport. The emergency crew that waited at the airport transported the woman to a hospital. Officials said the woman was stable, NBC Bay Area reported. The officials also said the firefighter was from Bellingham, Washington. The plane was two-and-a-half hours into the flight when the incident occurred.Airport authorities had earlier confirmed the Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing due to a medical emergency after an elderly female was unresponsive on the plane.Additional information … [Read more...] about Former Fireman Saves Co-Passenger’s Life On Alaska Airlines Flight
A SOUTHWEST plane's engine failed causing the death of one woman and inuring several others. . Here's what we know about the incident on board the New York to Dallas flight. What happened on Southwest Airlines flight 1380? The left engine on Southwest Airlines flight 1380 exploded mid-air, killing one passenger. The Boeing 737 had just departed New York's LaGuardia Airport en-route to Dallas when the left engine exploded and ruptured metal flew towards a window. It was flying over east Pennsylvania with 143 passengers and five members of crew on board when the left engine suddenly exploded mid air. The pilot immediately diverted towards Philadelphia to make an emergency landing and photos show what appears to be jet fuel, oozing from the passenger plane onto the tarmac. The incident killed one passenger and injured seven others, authorities said. The plane, a Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon as … [Read more...] about What happened on Southwest Airlines flight 1380 and why did the Boeing 737-700 engine fail?
FLIGHT attendants have revealed the harrowing details of how they found a mum-of-two's head and torso hanging out of a plane's broken window. Banking executive Jennifer Riordan was killed after the Southwest flight 1380 she was on exploded, sucking her out at 32,000ft. The chilling new details have been released for the first time as the National Transportation Safety Board began a hearing on Wednesday to investigate the engine failure. Officials announced an engine fan blade broke off and triggered the accident, causing a piece of exploded engine cover to shatter the window next to Riordan. Flight attendant Rachel Fernheimer was attempting to help panicked passengers secure their oxygen marks when he spotted Riordan with her torso, head and arm out of the aircraft. The sickening death was further traumatising with the lower half of the 43-year-old's body still restrianed by her seat belt as her blood spattered the exterior of the craft. Following the … [Read more...] about Southwest Airlines flight attendants found mum’s head and torso hanging out of plane after she was ‘sucked out of the window’