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MH 370: Crash confirmed, the Answers to ‘How’ and ‘Why’ Still Hidden in the First Hours

Did the pilots try to land at three airports, one after another? By Jacob K Philip With the announcement made by Najiv Razak, the premier of Malaysia, that “flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean”, let us hope the prolonged suffering of the dear ones of the people aboard the flight would find a definite […]

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: The Plotted Path Could be All Wrong

The aircraft could have been flying towards Thailand; Accident is the most probable scenario By Jacob K Philip The actual path taken by the missing  Flight 370 of Malaysia Airlines after it disappeared from the civilian radar can be drastically different from the path now being considered to be that of the aircraft. Path 1 […]

Flight MH370 crashed in the forests of Peninsular Malaysia ?

 By Jacob K Philip The decision taken today to shift the main area of search to the west for the missing flight MH370 of Malaysia Airlines may be the first major step in the right direction to solve the puzzle of the lost plane. Looking more intently at places other than South China Sea is […]

Clapping & whistling onboard: If charged, Kerala Strikers can get 1 year imprisonment

By Jacob K Philip The troubles of the 28 members of Kerala Strikers, the celebrity cricket team, who were deplaned at Kochi airport by the Commander of a Kochi-Hyderabad Indigo Airlines flight, are far from over. If the Indigo Airlines Commander is to follow proper procedure, there are every chances for all the Strikers to […]

Now anyone can bid for Air India Operations site

The operations website, airindiaops.com, that Air India has been maintaining for the last 14 years is now down for 17 days. Reason: The national carrier could not renew the site before the date of expiry, 2013-11-15. The site, which was the only online source of  information regarding crew rostering, training schedule, advisories, announcements etc was […]

Now take this: An International Airport where only ATR-42 can operate

By Jacob K Philip The recent awarding of Environmental Clearance for the controversial airport project at Aranmula, Kerala, is nothing less than a joke. The gist of the proposal, M/s KGS Aranmula Airport Ltd had placed before Ministry of Environment & Forests was this: “Development of Airport at Mallappuzhasserry, Aranmula and Kidangannur villages, Kozhencherry Taluk, […]

Mangalore crash report – The “truth blanket”

By Captain Mohan Ranganathan ‘After a crash, if the pilot is alive, nail him. If he is dead, blame him’ is a saying among pilots. The Court of Inquiry report on the Air India Express flight AIE 812 has lived up to that. The report which has been released shows that the decision to blame […]