Topic archives: air travel

Is this the moment when MH370’s pilots realised all was lost?

November 14, 2016 1

Is it possible MH370 was not deliberately crashed, but suffered a cockpit fire and communications breakdown? A new theory points to the moment the pilots realised the flight was doomed.

You’re not safe from a bomb attack on a plane. But that’s OK — you’re not safe anywhere

February 8, 2016 5

Should we worry about airport security in the wake of the Somalia plane bombing?

It is terrifyingly easy to plant a bomb on an airplane

November 10, 2015 3

You just have to be the right kind of person ...

The perils of cattle class

October 27, 2015 1

Crikey readers discuss politics and other issues of the day.

What happens if a pilot dies mid-flight?

October 7, 2015

There are two pilots in a cockpit for a reason.

Germanwings crash: what we know so far

Germanwings crash: what we know so far

March 25, 2015 5

There is nothing known that adversely reflects on the safety culture nor maintenance of Germanwings, but what caused the A320 to crash?

Why are victims of Pel-Air crash not entitled to compensation?

Why are victims of Pel-Air crash not entitled to compensation?

March 23, 2015 5

If you get hit by a truck, you can claim compensation. But if you are injured and mentally scarred in a plane crash, tough cookies.

What really happened to MH370: the most likely case

What really happened to MH370: the most likely case

March 11, 2015 12

A secret smuggling operation for gold bullion, an American shoot-down, a Russian plot by way of Kazakhstan? The most likely explanation for the disappearance of MH370 might be the most chilling of all.

Tears on a plane: why our emotions soar while we fly

Tears on a plane: why our emotions soar while we fly

January 27, 2015 2

Floating far above the ground in a padded chair, in a dry, sealed aeroplane cabin that hums gently, facing away from other passengers, with no phone or email interrupting our thoughts, we travel inward as well as onward.

Sketchy Pel-Air crash investigation raises uncomfortable questions for deputy PM

Sketchy Pel-Air crash investigation raises uncomfortable questions for deputy PM

January 22, 2015 1

There's plenty to worry about when it comes to crash investigation in Australia's aviation industry -- not that you'd know it from the minister's interest in the subject.