NTSB released new documents indicating that a battery fire on a 787 Dreamliner took an hour and 40 minutes to extinguish. The smoke reduced visibility to zero and the heat was so intense it melted a stainless steel casing for Dreamliner's lithium-ion batteries, according to the NTSB.
Hot air balloon crash in Egypt leaves 19 dead. A woman on a hiking trip in Hawaii swept away and drowned. Adventure vacations have serious consequences, some like the balloon crash and hiking trip happened recently, but the industry is growing.
The CEO of Carnival apologized as some 3,100 passengers disembarked from the cruise ship Triumph late Thursday and early Friday. Passengers praised the crew and criticized the deplorable conditions during the five days on the ship.
The company's announcement on Wednesday came as the Triumph was being towed to a port in Mobile, Ala., with more than 4,000 people on board, some of whom have complained to relatives that conditions on the ship are dismal and that they have limited access to food and bathrooms.
Carnival Triumph passengers will get a full refund, a free cruise, and now a $500 check. Upon arrival in Mobile, Ala., cruise ship passengers will get the option of boarding buses directly to Galveston, Texas, or Houston, or spending the night in a hotel in New Orleans,