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Virgin Atlantic flight makes emergency landing in Boston after fire breaks out in cabin

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A London-bound Virgin Atlantic flight taking off from New York City was forced to divert to Boston following reports of a fire in the passenger cabin.

Massachusetts State Police say Virgin Atlantic flight 138 made an emergency landing at Logan International Airport on Thursday night, after the crew reported a fire emanating from a passenger’s seat. Crew members extinguished the fire prior to landing, police said.

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The department’s Ordinance Disposal Unit subsequently boarded the plane and inspected the seat.

“Preliminary investigation suggests it is a battery pack consistent in appearance with an external phone charger,” police wrote in a news release.

Cory Tanner, a passenger aboard the flight, claims the fire broke out in first-class, though the smoke could be smelled throughout the plane.

Tanner also said passengers were not evacuated prior to the emergency workers inspecting the plane.

All 271 passengers were eventually deplaned safely, police said. “One passenger refuses EMS for smoke-related complaint,” the Massachusetts State Police wrote.

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Virgin Atlantic did not elaborate on the cause of the fire, but confirmed that the carrier is conducting an investigation.

“The VS138 from JFK to London Heathrow (4 July 2019) diverted to Boston due to reports of smoke in the cabin. Our crew responded immediately and the plane has landed safely in Boston,” Virgin Atlantic wrote in a statement.

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The airline added that passengers were provided with overnight lodging and will be continuing to their destinations Friday.

“The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority and we are currently investigating to fully understand the circumstances.  All our customers were offered overnight accommodation and onward travel today (5th July 2019). We’d like to thank our customers for their patience during this time.”

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Mom furious with United Airlines after boy is placed on wrong international flight: ‘Cosmic failure’

United Airlines has issued an apology after a 14-year-old boy was reportedly instructed to board the wrong international flight on Sunday.

Anton Berg, of North Carolina, was scheduled to fly from Raleigh to Stockholm, Sweden, via a stop at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey.

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Once at EWR, however, Anton was ushered onto a Eurowings flight headed for Dusseldorf, Germany — rather than the Scandinavian Airlines partner flight he was booked on — despite his parents, Christer and Brenda Berg, paying United an additional $150 to escort the boy to the correct flight, WRAL reports.

Anton alerted his parents to the mix-up via text, but only after he was already on the plane, and began to realize he was on the wrong aircraft.

Brenda Berg claimed on Twitter that she was unable to reach United by phone, to notify them of the mix-up, so she began tweeting directly at the airline, begging for someone to confirm where her son was.

“He is an unaccompanied minor going to ARN. You probably put another kid in his place who is supposed to go to Germany. The ARN is due to take off any second. The Eurowings to DUS has stopped on the runway. Do something! – call me,” she pleaded, all while Anton was sitting on the tarmac.

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Brenda continued tweeting throughout the ordeal, claiming that no one from United had responding, or confirmed whether Anton was off the plane, for over an hour.

Anton eventually did return to the terminal in Newark, she said, though he was still unaccompanied.

Brenda was finally able to reach a representative, who said Anton was being rebooked on a different flight to Copenhagen. He arrived in Stockholm on Monday.

“When somebody says unaccompanied minor, wrong airplane, wrong country, everybody should’ve stepped up and done something,” Brenda told WRAL, adding that the screw-up was a “cosmic failure” on United’s part.

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Eurowings, meanwhile, said in a statement obtained by Fox News that Anton had “mistakenly received a boarding pass for the [Eurowings] flight,” which was boarding at a neighboring gate to the Scandinavian Airlines flight.

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Eurowings said in a statement that he somehow “mistakenly received a boarding pass for the [Eurowings] flight” rather than the scheduled Scandinavian Airlines flight he was scheduled to board. (iStock)

“The boarding for both flights was handled by an external service provider who was in charge for both SAS and Eurowings,” the airline told Fox News. “The passenger mistakenly received a boarding pass for the EW flight to DUS instead of a boarding pass for the SAS flight to Stockholm.”

Eurowings added that the crew “reacted immediately and informed the captain” before the plane turned back for the gate at EWR, where Anton was handed off to Port Authority and Transportation Security Administration staff.

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United has also issued an apology for the incident.

“The safety and well-being of all of our customers is our top priority, and we have been in frequent contact with the young man’s family to confirm his safety and to apologize for this issue,” the airline wrote. “Once Eurowings recognized that he had boarded the wrong aircraft in Newark, the plane returned to the gate — before taking off. Our staff then assisted the young customer to ensure that he boarded the correct rebooked flight later that evening.

“We have confirmed that this young customer safely reached his destination.”

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A strange odor affects yet another Spirit Airlines flight

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Spirit Airlines is having trouble with odors again.

A flight headed towards Tampa, Fla., was forced to turn around and land back in Atlantic City, N.J., due to the presence of an unusual odor. This isn’t the first time that something like this has happened to a Spirit Airlines flight.

The incident occurred early on Saturday morning, WPVI in Philadelphia reports. When the plane landed, four flight attendants were reportedly taken out of the plane on stretchers, although the airline says that this was only out of an “abundance of caution.”

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A spokesman for Spirit Airlines told Fox News, “Flight 341 from Atlantic City to Tampa returned to the gate following reports of an unusual odor. Reports of smoke in the cabin and cockpit are unfounded and inaccurate. No guests reported any injuries and we are working now to get them to their final destinations. Out of an abundance of caution, the Flight Attendants are being evaluated by medical personnel. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

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Last April and May, Spirit Airlines had a string of flights affected by unusual odors. On May 8th, a plane preparing for takeoff from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas had to turn back to the gate. Eight people were reportedly transported to local hospitals.

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On April 24, a flight from Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale was forced to turn back due to an “unknown odor,” resulting in seven people being treated at local medical facilities as a precaution, Spirit confirmed. On May 3, a Spirit flight from Los Angeles to Denver turned back due to a strange smell in the cabin, resulting in one person being transported to a hospital. And on May 5, another flight, from Dallas to Tampa, was diverted to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport due to “reports of an odor,” though a Spirit spokesperson has since said it was actually due to a sick passenger, the Associated Press reported.

This article features additional reporting by Michael Bartiromo.

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Air Canada passenger claims she woke up on dark, empty plane alone

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A woman who recently flew Air Canada claims she was forced to find her own way off the plane after waking up from her flight to a dark, empty aircraft.

Tiffani Adams said she was a passenger aboard a flight from Quebec to Toronto Pearson International Airport on June 9 when she fell asleep during the ride.

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In a Facebook post shared by a friend, Adams said she was sitting in a row by herself when she fell asleep during the 90-minute flight. She said she woke up in total darkness “around midnight (few hours after flight landed) freezing cold still strapped in my seat.”

When she tried to contact a friend, her phone died. She tried to charge it, but there was no power on the plane. Adams said she found a flashlight in the cockpit and tried signaling out the plane’s windows to grab someone’s attention.

With the help of the light, she said she was able to unlock a door, but couldn’t exit because there was a 40- to 50-foot space between her and the ground. Adams said that she spotted a luggage cart driving near her, as she is “literally dangling” her legs out of the plane.

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“He is in shock asking how the heck they left me on the plane..I’m wondering the same,” Adams stated. The employee had a ladder dock, and she said she “jumped to safety.”

She said at that point, “the Air Canada cars pull up, drive me up to Pearson where I’m met by another Air Canada rep asking if I’m OK and would I like a limo and hotel.” She said all she wanted to do was go home, as she had to work a few hours from then.

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Air Canada called Adams after the incident several times, she said, asking her to relay the series of events that led to her being stranded alone on a powerless plane. She claimed the company said they were investigating, “[because] they have checks in place that should prevent people from being locked on the aircraft at night.”

A spokesperson for Air Canada confirmed to Fox News on Sunday they remain in contact “with the customer,” but are still investigating what allegedly happened.

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Hawaii plane crash kills all 9 aboard small craft, officials say

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Nine people died when a small, twin-engine aircraft crashed Friday evening near Dillingham Airfield in Mokuleia on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, officials said.

Hawaii’s Department of Transportation confirmed on Twitter that the King Air plane, a type of American-built small utility aircraft, had nine people aboard when it crashed. No survivors were expected to be found.

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Police said the plane was fully engulfed in flames when first-responders arrived after 6:30 p.m. Friday, Hawaii News Now reported. Smoke could reportedly be seen for miles from the scene.

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It was unclear whether the plane was taking off or landing when it crashed. Officials have shut down Farrington Highway as they conduct an investigation.

Officials initially reported that six people had been on board.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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British Airways staffs entire flight with dads and their kids in honor of Father’s Day

How sweet! In honor of Father’s Day, British Airways recently surprised some of the dads on staff with a special assignment – working a long-haul flight alongside their children, who are also employed by the carrier.

Ahead of June 16, when the holiday will be celebrated in both the US and the UK, the unique flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to San Diego was operated “entirely” by parent-child teams, according to a press release.

From check-in crew to gate agents, operations managers, engineers and even cabin crew and pilots, the airline claims that the one-of-a-kind trip was staffed entirely by fathers and their sons and daughters.

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From check-in crew to gate agents, operations managers, engineers and even cabin crew and pilots, the airline claims that the one-of-a-kind trip was staffed entirely by fathers and their sons and daughters. (British Airways)

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“None of the pairs had ever worked together before, making the flight an extra special experience,” the release stated.

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“None of the pairs had ever worked together before, making the flight an extra special experience.” (British Airways)

Many of the British Airways staffers who worked the flight agreed that it was sentimental to not only share the one-of-a-kind trip with their loved one but share a passion for their careers in the aviation industry together, too.

“For 20 years my daughter watched me fly around the world and I’m so proud that I’ve inspired her to do the same as cabin crew. This is the first time we’ve ever worked on the same aircraft together and that’s such a special feeling,” Captain Martin Ewins said. “I was incredibly proud of her, and from the moment we stepped onto the plane we weren’t father and daughter, but two members of a flying crew getting ready to operate a flight.”

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In honor of Father’s Day, British Airways recently surprised some of the dads on staff with a special assignment – working a long-haul flight alongside their children, who are also employed by the carrier. (British Airways)

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Lois Mackerness, a member of the cabin crew, similarly echoed that she found lifelong inspiration in her her father’s enthusiasm for his work.

“Growing up seeing the pride and passion my dad has for caring for his customers really encouraged me to work hard and make sure that I love what I do too. It was great to work on board together,” Mackerness said. “I picked up some of his top tips that he’s learnt through his many years of flying.”

Cabin crew member Andrew Obal added that Father’s Day is an occasion all the more meaningful in his family, as his son is now a father too.

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Ahead of June 16, when the holiday will be celebrated in both the US and the UK, the unique flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to San Diego was operated “entirely” by parent-child team. (iStock)

“With both myself and my son often working in different time zones and countries around the world, it sometimes means that we celebrate special days like birthdays and Christmas on different dates,” Obal revealed. “Father’s Day is of extra importance for us as my son is now a father too, so being a part of this flight and watching my son serve our customers was such a special moment.”

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LAX terminal being evacuated ‘out of abundance of caution’ to rescreen passengers following power outage

Passengers at the Los Angeles International Airport were asked to exit Terminal 1 on Thursday morning to be rescreened following a power outage that was responsible for stalling travel on Wednesday night.

In an update posted to the airport’s Twitter account shortly after 6 a.m. PST, LAX confirmed the rescreening process, which was said to be taken “out of an abundance of caution.”

“LAX UPDATE: out of an abundance of caution, due to last night’s power disruption, guests this morning in Terminal 1 are being rescreened by TSA. Airport police and TSA are sending additional officers to expedite the screening process.”

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The Los Angeles Airport police shared the same statement with Fox News.

LAX had been working to resume normal operation after a power outage, and subsequent power “bump,” had temporarily knocked out electricity at the entire airport.

Electricity was restored to most terminals via emergency backup generators, though Terminals 1, 7 and 8 remained dark for three or more hours, the Associated Press reported.

The outages forced the diversion, delay or cancelation of more than dozens of flights, with 40 of Southwest’s scheduled landings and departures diverted or canceled alone.

Passengers were also briefly stuck on planes while power was restored to electrically powered jet bridges, the AP reported.

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LAX had been working to resume normal operation after a power outage, and subsequent power “bump,” had temporarily knocked out electricity at the entire airport. (iStock)

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Southwest Airlines, which operates out of Terminal 1, has said it expects to resume flying at LAX as of 8 a.m. PST.

“LAX Security is currently emptying the Terminal due to a possible security issue. All passengers will be rescreened,” the statement reads.

“We’ve placed a ground stop on flights in and out of LAX, scheduled to last until 8 a.m. PDT. Once the ground stop is lifted, we will run a metered program to allow for flights to take off and arrive to LAX.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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LAX terminal being evacuated ‘out of abundance of caution’ to rescreen passengers following power outage

Passengers at the Los Angeles International Airport were asked to exit Terminal 1 on Thursday morning to be rescreened following a power outage that was responsible for stalling travel on Wednesday night.

In an update posted to the airport’s Twitter account shortly after 6 a.m. PST, LAX confirmed the rescreening process, which was said to be taken “out of an abundance of caution.”

“LAX UPDATE: out of an abundance of caution, due to last night’s power disruption, guests this morning in Terminal 1 are being rescreened by TSA. Airport police and TSA are sending additional officers to expedite the screening process.”

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The Los Angeles Airport police shared the same statement with Fox News.

LAX had been working to resume normal operation after a power outage, and subsequent power “bump,” had temporarily knocked out electricity at the entire airport.

Electricity was restored to most terminals via emergency backup generators, though Terminals 1, 7 and 8 remained dark for three or more hours, the Associated Press reported.

The outages forced the diversion, delay or cancelation of more than dozens of flights, with 40 of Southwest’s scheduled landings and departures diverted or canceled alone.

Passengers were also briefly stuck on planes while power was restored to electrically powered jet bridges, the AP reported.

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LAX had been working to resume normal operation after a power outage, and subsequent power “bump,” had temporarily knocked out electricity at the entire airport. (iStock)

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Southwest Airlines, which operates out of Terminal 1, has said it expects to resume flying at LAX as of 8 a.m. PST.

“LAX Security is currently emptying the Terminal due to a possible security issue. All passengers will be rescreened,” the statement reads.

“We’ve placed a ground stop on flights in and out of LAX, scheduled to last until 8 a.m. PDT. Once the ground stop is lifted, we will run a metered program to allow for flights to take off and arrive to LAX.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ryanair passenger allegedly suffers severe burns after flight attendant drops boiling hot water on him

A Ryanair passenger claims he was left severely burned on a flight after a crew member spilled boiling hot water on him.

Thomas McNab, 49, boarded the Scotland-bound flight in Fara, Portugal, last month with his partner Tonina Ciantar, when he says the alleged incident occurred.

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Thomas McNab, 49, was left with horrific burns after Ryanair cabin crew allegedly spilled boiling water on his ankles. (SWNS)

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According to a Facebook post by Ciantar, she claims the flight crew member “dropped boiling water” on McNab’s ankles from the drink cart, leaving him “screaming” in pain.

Though the accident was not the only issue Ciantar – and others on social media — took issue with: It was how the flight attendants allegedly responded.

“About four [or] five cups were scattered on the floor and he was screaming that boiling water had gone down the front of his trousers and on to his feet,” Ciantar told to SWNS, “he stood up and ran to the bathroom to get the shoes off and try and get some cold water on them.”

“The flight attendant didn’t even offer to get emergency assistance or move our seat so Thomas could stretch his legs out,” she added, claiming that the woman offered McNab with gel pads and cream for his burns, but did not offer cold water.

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Ciantar also claims the flight attendant then shamed McNab for wanting an ambulance when the flight landed.

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McNab’s horrified partner, Tonina Ciantar, claims staff failed to administer appropriate first aid and left him blistering as she watched on helplessly. (SWNS)

Once the flight landed the “crew member who dropped the water was nowhere to be seen,” Ciantar claimed to SWNS.

McNab was finally taken to the hospital, where he received care that Ciantar believes should have been given on the plane immediately following the burns.

“They submerged his feet in cold water and wrapped them in bandages, like they should have done on the plane. I understand accidents happen, but the treatment by staff in the aftermath was shocking.”

Ciantar wrote on Facebook that she contacted Ryanair about the incident, but had not heard back.

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Thomas was left “screaming” and suffered horrendous burns and blistering to his ankles. (SWNS)

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In a statement to Fox News, Ryanair said they contacted the customer on May 28 and are investigating the incident.

“Our customer service team has contacted this customer (on 28 May) looking for further information but has yet to receive a response. We will not be making further comment while the investigation continues.”

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Ethiopian Airlines CEO says carrier will be ‘last to fly’ Boeing 737 MAX planes

The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) has announced that the carrier will be the “last to fly” the Boeing 737-MAX planes again after a deadly crash in March killed all 157 people onboard. If EAL decides to ever fly the aircraft again, the exec detailed, it will wait until other airlines use the plane first.

On May 13, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told NBC News that he “cannot fully say” the Boeing 737-MAX aircraft will ever again join the Ethiopian Airlines’ fleet. On March 10, the carrier’s flight 302 – operating a Boeing 737-8 MAX plane – tragically crashed minutes after takeoff from Ethiopia’s capital, killing everyone on board.

“At this stage I cannot, I cannot fully say that the airplane will fly back on Ethiopian Airlines. It may, if we are fully convinced and if we are able to convince our pilots, if we are ever to convince our traveling public,” Gebremariam told NBC, specifying that EAL would be “the last airline to fly them again.”

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This photo taken Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 shows an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 parked at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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“We have not got a time to discuss on the return to service and we have made it very clear on several occasions we would not be the first one to return their airplane back to air,” he continued.

Moving forward, Gebremariam called for Boeing to review more than the MCAS anti-stall system – supposedly believed to blame, in part, for the fatal crash of both EAL flight 302 and Lion Air’s flight 610, NBC reports.

In October, another Boeing 737-8 MAX – operated by Lion Air – plunged into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia. All 189 people on board were killed in the crash.

“It’s very abnormal for a new airplane to have two accidents, fatal accidents in a span of five months,” Gebremariam mused. “These are brand new airplanes.”

Boeing spokesman Charles Bickers, likewise, told the Chicago Tribune that the company “is working closely with pilots, airlines and global regulators to update the Max and help prevent this tragic loss of life from happening again.”

Three days after the fatal flight 302 crash, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 737 Max 9 models to be temporarily grounded in America. The agency said the decision was made to ground both jets “as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed.”

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“The grounding will remain in effect pending further investigation, including examination of information from the aircraft’s flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders,” the FAA said at the time.

As noted by Business Insider, the order grounded 24 Boeing 737-8 MAX planes in the American Airlines fleet, with an order of 76 more 737-8 MAX planes in the works.

The carrier’s CEO Doug Parker told the outlet that American Airlines “will have 100 percent certainty that airplane is safe” by the time that the aircraft is recertified by the FAA and actively flying again.

“Our focus right now is working with the regulators and our pilots and with Boeing to get to a point that we all feel comfortable the aircraft is safe, it won’t be flying until everyone is comfortable about that,” Parker said.

He continued to detail that it was paramount for American Airlines’ pilots to feel safe in the high skies.

Parker added, “our pilots play a huge leadership role in this and because again, they are much more the experts on this than I am. So we rely upon them as much as anything, to make sure that the aircraft is airworthy.”

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Fox News’ Travis Fedschun, Dom Calicchio, Nicole Darrah and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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