28 June 2007

Fatal 737 Crash in Angola

June 28, 2007--A TAAG Angola Airlines 737-200 crashed during a landing in M'Banza Congo, Angola. The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Luanda to M'Banza Congo. The aircraft crashed and broke apart during the landing. One of the seven crew members and four of the 71 passengers were killed. For further information about this and other recent fatal events, visit AirSafe.com at http://www.airsafe.com/events/last_15.htm.

27 June 2007

How a Fleeing Murder Suspect on an Airliner May not Be Considered a Threat

In a post-9/11 world, the average passenger would think that if law enforcement informed an airline that a potential threat to passengers was on board an aircraft, that it would be reason enough to at least perform a precautionary landing. An event from March 2007 is clear evidence that this assumption is no longer valid. For details, please check out the story "Snake on a Plane" from June 14 edition of the Phoenix New Times

Uganda Passenger's Protection Association (UPPA)

AirSafe.com has always supported any efforts by passengers and passenger organizations to address issues of passenger service, saftey, and security. A new organization in Africa, the Uganda Passenger's Protection Association (UPPA), is one such organization. Based in Kampala, Uganda, the organization will work with the Uganda Passengers Protection Centre and other partner organizations to lobby the Ugandan government to strengthenexisting regulations, improve aviation infrastructure, and enhance other safety standards and policies that attend to the rights and needs of passengers. It will also under take research in passengers protection programs and provide related technical services to support its goal of cutting accidents in half by 2015.

If you are interested in supporting this organizaiton, I encourage you to contact them at the following address:

Nyenje B. (National coordinator)
Plot 15 Luwum Street Maria's Galleria' Building.
P.O.Box 5034, Kampala - Uganda
Tel: +256 - 772 - 406 908
Office: +256 - 412 234332

06 June 2007

The First 'Conversation' Video

The very first AirSafe.com created video has been up and running on YouTube for a while, with nearly 4,000 views. It is a recap of the significant events of 2006. To see the video, you can click on the link in the title, or use the following URL: http://youtube.com/watch?v=cDlrZ0MvPZo

Future videos will certainly cover the yearly roundup of serious events. Please feel free to add suggestions for future videos.