Wouldn’t It Be Cheaper To Buy A New Plane?
Talk about a wing and a prayer! A Chinese state-run company has been ordered to pay a record $65 million in compensation, plus interest, for destroying a Malaysia Airlines plane with falsely declared cargo of caustic chemicals. The Airbus A330 was ruined when 80 canisters belonging to the Dalian branch of the China National Chemical Construction Corp. leaked oxalyl chloride in the cargo hold in March 2000. Five ground handlers became ill when unloading the canisters.
FOOTNOTE: A flier in the ointment.