JAL Gets Sued | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 07.25.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.25.14 **
** Airborne 07.23.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.23.14 **
** Airborne 07.21.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.21.14 **

Fri, Mar 14, 2003

JAL Gets Sued

Copilot So Sick He Passed Out -- More Than Once, They Say

JAL Flight Engineer Martin Ventriss, in court testimony against JAL, said that copilot Jeff Bicknell was sick in the cockpit. The landing he made on a Bangkok-Osaka flight, June 17, 2001 was so hard, Ventriss said, that overhead bins popped open, and PAX were screaming. Three days later, Ventriss continued, Bicknell fell asleep three times in the right seat, on the first leg of a Honolulu-Hiroshima-Osaka run. (He completed the flight and landed at Osaka.)

Some corroborating testimony was supplied by co-worker (Captain) Jack Crawford. JAL and JALways, the two operators of the flights in question, say the charges are absolutely without merit.

The two plaintiffs said that Mr. Bicknell had to be "carried out of the cockpit" on at least two occasions on one flight.

It is also coming out in court that the unfortunate Mr Bicknell was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor on June 22, 2001. He is, today, totally incapacitated, according to one report.

Ventriss and Crawford, in their suit against JAL, JALways, and Hawaii Aviation Contract Services (their employer), said they were harrassed on the job, and ultimately fired over voicing their safety concerns. They're looking for around $7 million.

FMI: www.jal.com

Advertisement

More News

It's Turbo Time! AeroVee Turbo Orders Now Accepted

Will Offer Significant Performance Boost For Sonex Aircraft Sonex Aircraft announced at a press and customer briefing Sunday morning that orders are now being accepted for the long>[...]

There's A New Light Sport Amphib Coming To The Block

MVP.Aero Introduces What It Calls The Worlds 'Most Versatile Plane' A new sport plane that is designed to operate from runways, water, and snow and ice was introduced Sunday aftern>[...]

Historic OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell

OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell The history of the Bendix name runs parallel to the development of King Radio until the mid-1980s, when the Allied Corporation purchased B>[...]

Revolutionary OSH2014 Sponsor -- Aviation Modifications Leaders

Aviation Modifications Leaders -- Unique Solutions For Critical Applications During two decades of designing, engineering and installation of Satcom systems with Honeywell (Allied >[...]

OSH2014 Sponsor: 'Super-App' ForeFlight

LONG-TIME ANN Sponsor, ForeFlight, Provides GREAT Guidance For Oshkosh 2014! ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by aviation entrepreneurs who set out to build elegant, high-performing >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC