Boeing timetable unclear, despite first 737 MAX order since crash

In September, Boeing Co secured the first new order in several months for one of its grounded 737 MAX planes, the United States-based company said on Tuesday, as it reported total deliveries for the first nine months of 2019 that were just half those reported a year ago. Regulators grounded the 737 MAX worldwide following a second fatal crash in March that killed all 157 people on board an Ethiopian Airlines plane. Boeing is fighting to get the jet back in service this year. The company said on Tuesday that…

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Sala, pilot exposed to carbon monoxide before crash

Footballer Emiliano Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson were exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide before their plane crashed, it has been revealed. They were both killed when the aircraft came down on January 21 in the English Channel. The Air Accident Investigation Bureau said that prior to the crash the cockpit had filled with the deadly gas. The body of Sala, 28, was recovered after being spotted inside the downed aircraft at the bottom of the English Channel. The pilot’s body has never been found. The Air Accident…

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One dies, 17 injured in Anambra auto crash — FRSC

Anambra State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) yesterday said one person died in an accident involving an 18-seater bus and a tipper on Nteje-Awka Expressway at Oyi area of the state. The state Sector Commander, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, that 17 persons were injured in the accident which occurred about 9.30a.m. Kumapayi explained that the driver of the Mercedes-Benz 911 red colour tipper, with no number plate, lost control when its tyre pulled off and collided with an ash…

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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash leaves 2 dead, 5 injured

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, on Sunday said two persons died while five others sustained injuries in an accident that involved a vehicle and a motorcycle at the Mowe area, Lagos- Ibadan Expressway. Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, told newsmen in Ota, Ogun, that the accident happened at about 7.26 p.m. on Saturday. Oladele said that a Toyota Hiace with registration number APP 721 ET that was heading to Ibadan from Lagos lost control due to excessive speeding and rammed into a motorcycle marked…

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Pakistani military plane crash kills 17

A Pakistani military aircraft on a training flight crashed in a built-up area in the garrison city of Rawalpindi early on Tuesday killing all five crew members and 12 civilians and setting off a blaze that left a pile of smoking rubble. A statement from the Pakistani military said the aircraft was on a routine training flight when it crashed but there was no immediate word on the cause of the accident or the type of aircraft involved. Military and civilian rescue workers took at least 12 injured civilians to…

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Driver, two others injured as trailer crashes in Minna

A trailer laden with tomatoes fell at the Minna City Gate, Niger State, leaving the driver and two others seriously injured. The driver, Danjuma Mohammed, was said to be heading towards the Kure ultra-modern market from Plateau State when the accident occurred about 9.30a.m. on Sunday. A witness said the other injured persons were motorcycle riders who were hit by the tomatoes when the truck tumbled at the city gate roundabout. An official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said the commission’s ambulance had taken the victims to the…

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Ojuelegba crash: ‘My brother’s wife fainted’

Younger brother of a commercial bus driver who lost his life at Ojuelegba on Tuesday, Mr Ahmed Fatai, has revealed the final hours of his brother. According to Ahmed, his brother, Rasaq, died after container carrying plywood fell on his bus.   The grieving Ahmed noted that the man died four hours after changing his vehicle’s gearbox. He said: “My brother’s wife, who gave birth recently, fainted immediately she heard about the death of her husband.”   Ahmed explained that Rasaq was at a mechanic workshop, at Lawson, to fix…

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Delayed crash reports jeopardise accident mitigation

In Nigeria, crash reports take eternity to be released long after the incidents have been probed. These delays have huge implications on the overall interest of aviation in the country, WOLE SHADARE reports Flying gets reliable Flying in a jetliner is extraordinarily safe: There have been no fatal crashes on a U.S. scheduled airline in the past seven years, an astounding record considering that more than 30,000 flights take off everyday. How did flying get so reliable? In part, it is because previous accidents triggered crucial safety improvements via recommendations…

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