Flight To Luton Diverted Because Of Technical Glitch
Already under the microscope after one of its 737s crashed
mysteriously in Greece Sunday, Cyprus's Helios Airways moved a
little closer to the flame of public opinion Friday when one of its
planes had to be diverted to a different airport because of a
suspected technical problem.
But So Far, They Don't Rule Out Some Other Toxic Gas
Coroners in Greece say the passengers who were killed or
incapacitated aboard a doomed Helios Airways 737 didn't suffer from
carbon monoxide poisoning -- but refused to rule out some other
substance in the air aboard the plane.
PAX Aboard Penultimate Helios Flight Say Cabin Was Unusually
On its second-to-last flight before crashing near Athens,
Greece, passengers aboard a Helios Airways 737-300 complained of
bitter cold and the fact that flight attendants ran out of
blankets. It's the latest information to surface that belies
statements from Helios, saying there were no problems with the
aircraft prior to its crash last Sunday.
A new contract offer to Northwest Airlines from its mechanics
didn't contain the concessions needed for the carrier to stay
afloat, according to a company statement. A strike deadline of
midnight Friday looked more and more likely, even as Northwest said
it was prepared to conduct business as usual if the mechanics