ANTHONY DENNIS |
When a flight attendant utters the familiar phrase, ''in the unlikely event of an emergency'' in a pre-take-off airline safety demonstration passengers can be more certain than ever that it is not a platitude. And while it will provide cold comfort to the loved ones of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the reality is that such events are increasingly and remarkably rare.
ANTHONY DENNIS 5:33pm |
As concerns grow about the safety of the twin-engined Boeing 777-200ER aircraft following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 227 passengers, including six Australians, aboard, Air New Zealand has revealed it has no plans to ground the eight long-haul jets of the same series in its fleet.
BELINDA JACKSON |
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NINA KARNIKOWSKI |
The summer success of Sydney's Wet'n'Wild theme park, which made a profit of almost $6 million in its first few weeks of operation, has been blamed for a decline in visitor numbers at other theme parks.