Local reports say 12 bodies have recovered from an accident
just off the coast of Miami Beach, where a seaplane carrying as
many as 18 onboard went down at approximately 2:45 pm EST. There
are conflicting reports as to any survivors, with varying reports
of two to six passengers now at local hospitals.
It's hard for us to believe that with as much as airport
security has been in the news these past four years, someone could
possibly still think it was okay to bring a grenade onboard an
aircraft -- but that's exactly what happened Sunday night in
Jetblue's terminal at JFK International.
Aero-News has learned British actor Bruce Payne, known to movie
audiences for roles in such films as "Passenger 57" and, well,
"Never Say Never Mind: The Swedish Bikini Team" was arrested
November 30 in London for a disturbance onboard a Virgin Atlantic
flight from the US.
Twice is apparently enough in Nigeria. After two aviation
tragedies since October -- including last weekend's accident
involving a Sosoliso Airlines DC-9 that claimed 103
lives -- the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
has ordered all Boeing 737-100s and -200s in service in that
country to be grounded until they can be inspected in accordance
with an Airworthiness Directive issued more than five years ago by
the FAA in Washington.