Man arrested after trying to open an aircraft door mid-flight
Man arrested after allegedly disarming an aircraft door on a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Boston
A man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly disarmed an aircraft door mid-flight and attempted to stab a flight attendant.
33-year-old Francisco Torres was traveling on a United Airlines service from Los Angeles to Boston when he became aggressive.
The flight was due to land in less than an hour when flight crew in the cockpit saw an alert saying a door had been tampered with.
When asked to investigate, a flight attendant discovered the door’s handle had been moved from the fully locked position and its emergency slide disarmed.
Cabin crew quickly suspected Torres had moved the handle as he had been seen loitering by the door shortly before the alert was made.
The captain was advised the passenger “posed a threat to the aircraft and the plane had to be landed as soon as possible”.
Thankfully the plane was able to land safely.
Torres has been banned from flying on United and the DoJ says the “interference provides for a sentence of up to life in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.” #trending #featured
Etihad in trouble over emissions reduction plans
Australia’s consumer watchdog is considering action
Etihad is in hot water over allegations it lied about its emissions reduction plans.
Australia’s consumer watchdog is now considering action against the airline as the body crackdown on so-called greenwashing.
It follows two Etihad advertisements that appeared on digital advertising banners during a football match at Melbourne’s AAMI Park on 15 February last year.
The ad had the words “net zero emissions by 2050” next to its logo.
In another commercial, the airline claimed “Flying shouldn’t cost the Earth”.
Flight Free Australia claims the ads convey the misleading impression that flying with Etihad does not have a significant environmental impact and Etihad intends to achieve net zero by 2050.
But the group says middle eastern airline has no credible path to net zero emissions by this date and it is not “technologically, practically, or economically feasible” to reach this goal. #trending
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From flat screen TVs, endless snacks and more champagne than anyone could imagine.
It’s not quite business class, these are the private jets that are taking off more than ever before.
And some of the world’s biggest athletes are among those living life in the fast lane.
For these professionals at the top of their game, it makes perfect sense.
Janet Yellen admits banking system is stabilising
The U.S. Treasury Secretary admits more may need to be done, if runs on other regional banks occur
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that the country’s banking system is stabilising, but further steps may be needed to protect depositors if runs on other regional banks threaten contagion.
“Our intervention was necessary to protect the broader U.S. banking system, and similar actions could be warranted if smaller institutions suffer deposit runs that pose the risk of contagion.”
Her comments came at an American Bankers Association conference, more than a week after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, closed the failing Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.
Yellen said she believed the actions of the FDIC, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury had reduced the risk of further bank failures that would have imposed losses on the bank-funded Deposit Insurance Fund.
“Let me be clear: the government’s recent actions have demonstrated our resolute commitment to take the necessary steps to ensure that depositors savings and the banking system remain safe.”
Yellen did not provide details on what further actions may be warranted.
She said that the current situation was “very different” from the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, when subprime mortgage assets put many banks under stress.
“We do not see that situation in the banking system today. Our financial system is also significantly stronger than it was 15 years ago.”
Yellen did, however, add that in coming weeks, regulators will examine the failures of SVB and Signature Bank, and reexamine whether current regulatory and oversight protocols are appropriate for the risks that banks face today.
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