Posted on 08 July 2009.
In spite of several plane crash recorded recently, Air Travel is still considered as the safest way to travel according to recent study. No mater how security and prior checking was done before each flight, accidents may still occur. According to Aviation news, the annual number of deaths in plane accidents has decreased over the past ten years.
Huge cases of fatal plane crash has been recorded which makes people more afraid of travelling in planes, but according to records, planes still remain the safest means of travelling.
In the Philippines, two accidents was recorded in Caticlan airport in just 6 months. Although the Zest Airaccidents are not fatal, Some Filipinos already has fear of flying with smaller air crafts.
With several discount airfare and online promotions in the Philippines, Air Travel in the Philippines is growing in terms of flight frequency. If you compare plane, train or automobile as a mode of transport – then air travel without a doubt is definitely the fastest and still the safest way to travel.
Over the decades, air travel safetyhas considerably increased and it is now more than 5 times better than what it used to be about 20 years ago. Air transportation improvements in safety can be credited to the advancement of technology, tough competition, strict quality control and external quality audits.
According to the Aviation Authorities, planes are the safest way to travel also because they have the least number of fatalities on per kilometre basis.
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Posted on 26 June 2009.
After almost six months, Zest Air undershoots Caticlan airport runway again.
According to ABS-CBN News – (the Philippines largest news network) – Thirty-two flights to Caticlan Airport were cancelled today after a Zest Air (formerly Asian Spirit) flight overshot a runway yesterday morning.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) suspended flights to Caticlan until 6 p.m. Thursday.
The Zest Air flight Z2-863 with tail number RPC 8992 exceeded the airport’s Runway 6 at 7:43 a.m. The CAAP said one of the plane’s tires blew up and its noose gear got stuck on the runway, but no one was injured.
The plane had 54 passengers, one flight mechanic, and four crew. The CAAP was forced to cancel flights to Caticlan as it ordered an investigation into the incident.
Source : ABS-CBN
Posted in Airline News, Asia, Aviation News, Philippines
Posted on 11 January 2009.
According to ABS-CBNNEWS.com, Three passengers were injured after a Zest Air (formerly Asian Spirit) plane crashed Sunday morning at the Caticlan airport in Malay Aklan Philippines.
The airline’s ZEST MA60 Aircraft Flight 865 undershot the Caticlan airport runway, leaving two children and one crew member injured.
“About 0657 am today, ZEST MA60 Aircraft Flight 865 undershot runway at Caticlan airport with 22 adult pax 2 children 1 staff member. No passengers suffered major injuries,” Ciron said in a text message.
Zest Air in Caticlan Airport
After swerving 180 degrees, the plane crashed near Caticlan airport’s passenger lounge. Read the full story
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