Aviation Herald is reporting that the Air Canada flight from Honolulu to Vancouver had a problem last Saturday.
A fire broke out on board nearly two hours into the flight, at nearly the worst possible point. The fire, which occurred in a galley oven, was extinguished and the plane continued safely to Vancouver. Kudos to Air Canada.
I’ve never experienced a fire on board, but am sure that the passengers had quite a scare. It got me thinking about my worst airplane scares, which include a foam landing at Cork, Ireland when the landing gear wouldn’t engage. As I may also have mentioned previously, I have at home the boarding pass for a flight I missed. The plane crashed on approach to Kathmandu killing all aboard.
Do you have any near disasters you’d care to share?
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