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April 2017 Archives

NTSB releases final cause of 2015 fatal crash in southeast Alaska

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final determination of what caused a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter carrying cruise ship passengers crashed on June 25, 2015. The plane went down about 24 miles from Ketchikan, killing the pilot and eight passengers.

What to do if you get a personal injury as a tourist in Alaska

When you are on vacation in Alaska, the last things on your mind are accidents and injuries. You are too busy taking in the beautiful landscapes and enjoying the adventurous attractions during your visit to the largest U.S. state.

What are your rights on an oversold flight?

Flights being oversold is simply reality in the airline business. Because a certain number of passengers don't show up at boarding time, airlines calculate their percentage and oversell tickets to protect their bottom line. As we all know, they sometimes oversell too much.

MAIB urges better protection for Clipper Round the World racers

"The Clipper Round the World Race is an adventurous activity; operating with largely amateur and some novice crews, the yachts are often required to operate in some of the most hostile weather and sea conditions on earth," said Captain Steven Clinch, chief inspector of marine accidents for Britain's Marine Accident Investigation Branch.

Do American Airlines' uniforms pose a serious flight hazard?

American didn't get quite the reaction it was hoping for when it rolled out its new look last September. Instead of applause for their new, snappy-gray flight attendant uniforms, the reaction was ... a reaction. Wearers report itching, rashes, hives, respiratory issues and even migraines and thyroid problems.

Ford recalls 570,000 vehicles for engine fire risk, doors opening

Ford Motor Company has announced the recall of some 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe due to the risk of engine fires and another 210,000 vehicles because the doors may suddenly fly open. The door latch issue has been plaguing Ford for the past three years, with a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation resulting in recalls of over 3 million vehicles due to the problem.

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