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December 19, 2005

Grumman Mallard Turboprop Down Off Miami Beach, PAX Deaths Confirmed

Twelve Reported Dead, 18 Aboard

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.

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One More Time -- Scissors: OK Explosives: No

Fake Grenade Causes JFK Evacuation

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.

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'Passenger 57' Actor Arrested For Disturbance On Transatlantic Flight

Life Imitates... Art?

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.

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In Wake Of Two Deadly Accidents, Nigeria Grounds Its 737s

Old Airliners Come Under Review

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.

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