Southwest has been in the news with two scary incidents recently. First, an engine failure lead to a fatality. Today, a window cracked on a flight. Today’s flight landed safely without further incident. Neither of these incidents is a direct indicator that Southwest is unsafe.
Hat tip to Wandering Aramean. I saw his post about 15 minutes after my post detailing the emergency landing earlier today in Japan. Here’s a link to a Chicago Tribune story. It doesn’t contain a whole lot of new information from my previous post. There was a warning on a short flight earlier today in Japan involving the same type of battery that led to a fire on a JAL 787 last week. There were reports of an odor of smoke onboard, and the plane landed shortly thereafter without further […]
Up until now, I’ve only had one emergency landing. I’ve had a couple of diversions that ended up not amounting to much, and one issue of “warm brakes“. That’s probably within the margin of error for the number of times I should have experienced a diversion. Unfortunately, we had a passenger get ill on my United Airlines flight from Seattle to IAD yesterday. She had all the symptoms of a heart attack and the crew did a great job stabilizing her. We diverted about an hour or so into the […]