E-cigarette battery ignites fire on American Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Chicago

An American Airlines passenger’s e-cigarette battery overheated and ignited a small fire shortly after landing in Chicago Friday night. Ross Feinstein, a spokesman for American, confirmed the incident to USA TODAY, noting that flight attendants, who have been trained on fighting high-energy battery fires, “quickly extinguished the fire and the plane taxied to the gate.”  None of the […]

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Air Canada employees feared reprisal for reporting safety concerns, Transport Canada found

Air Canada employees feared they would be punished by managers if they reported safety concerns, according to a never-before released report from a 2013 government inspection of the country’s largest airline. The finding by Transport Canada raises questions about the strength of the airline’s internal system meant to flag risks before they become safety problems. […]

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