Two Planes Struck by Lightning En Route to London
Lightning struck at least two planes Wednesday night as they approached London's Heathrow Airport . British Airways flight BA857, departing from Prague, and Icelandair flight 454 from Reykjavik were both hit by lightning on their way to London. "There was a very loud noise and a really bright
Icelandair Plane Hit With Lightning Mid-Air
Passengers recall what happened when lightning struck, blowing a hole in the nose of the plane.
Mid-Air Lightning Strike Pierces Nose of Plane
An Icelandair plane was struck shortly after takeoff, and pilots continued the 3,600-mile journey unaware of the damage.
An Island of Ice and Fire as Seen in a Weekend
It was midnight and we just returned to our hotel room in Iceland's capital of Reykjavik from a freezing venture to the outskirts of town. I started chewing on a soft piece of fried Icelandic bread as I attempted to make an international adaptor fit into a recessed wall socket. The lights suddenly
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Airlines Looking to Fine Passengers for Disrupting Flights?
It’s not your imagination: Airlines are reporting more and more drunk and unstable passengers losing it in the air. Recent stories include a drunk passenger who tried to break into the cockpit of a Virgin Australia flight in April to an unruly passenger in 2013...
Best and Worst Airline Stories of 2013
The year began with duct tape. A man who was so intoxicated on an Iceland Air flight that his fellow passengers were forced to restrain him by duct-taping him to his seat was one of the first major airline stories of 2013. The story, and the photos that accompanied it, were so unbelievable that I
In-Flight Emergencies: Doctors Stress, Medical Kits Inadequate
Dr. Celine Gounder has volunteered five separate times to handle medical emergencies on board an aircraft while traveling as a passenger. On one international flight, she struggled to care for an obese, diabetic passenger who appeared to be having a heart attack. She couldn't hear his blood
'Worst' Airline Passengers Ever?
What is it about air travel that makes people act foolish? Is it the confined space? The too-small seats? The person in the seat next to you who insists on hogging the armrest? Whatever drives you crazy on an airplane, hopefully it hasn't driven you over the edge. Unlike the following five people
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Airlines
Sometimes when traveling I feel like I'm in a movie. Never anything as hairy the airport escape scene in "Argo" or the crash-landing of "Flight." More like "Les Miserables." You know, stuck in a middle seat with no legroom, no nothing (but at least no one sings). Lately though I've been getting