What we’re reading: Sole survivor, Flight attendant woes, Dreamliner suffers minor setback


Survivor of 1987 Mich. plane crash breaks silence

At only 4 years old, Cecelia Crocker was the lone survivor of the 1987 Northwest Airlines crash in Romulus, Mich. Now her story, and other sole survivors of different air crashes, will be told in a documentary, Sole Survivor, set to be released this summer.

The movie focuses on Crocker — known as Cecelia Cichan at the time of the crash — as well as three other “sole survivors” of plane crashes: George Lamson Jr., a then 17-year-old from Plymouth, Minn., who was aboard a Galaxy Airlines flight that crashed in Reno, Nev., in 1985; Bahia Bakari, a 12-year-old girl who lived through a Yemenia Airways flight that crashed near the Comoros Islands in 2009; and Jim Polehinke, the co-pilot of a 2006 Comair flight that crashed in Lexington, Ky.

Join Ryanair! See the world! But we’ll only pay you for nine months a year

Flight attendants world wide have it tough, especially when it comes to getting paid. Now, one of Ryanair’s former flight attendants breaks the silence and tells it like it is.

On one occasion, the 20-year-old from Liverpool said she was on standby when she was called at 4 a.m. and asked to come in to work for a flight from Liverpool to Dublin. She paid £10 to get a taxi to the airport because there was no public transport. But when she arrived, the flight was canceled because so few passengers were booked on it. Ms [Sophie] Growcoot claimed she was sent home without payment or even an apology.

Official: Dreamliner suffers ‘minor’ setback

A Japanese operator said that the Dreamliner suffered a ‘minor’ setback during a test flight.

The May 4 test flight landed safely, and the cause of the “minor” incident was that a nut was not properly tightened during maintenance by Boeing workers, said Megumi Tezuka of All Nippon Airways.

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  • Christian

    Very good post! Thanks a lot.