View Full Version : The next big airline safety scare

11th Jan 2013, 13:17
Exploding coffee filters

Exploding coffee filters newest threat on passenger aircraft | kvue.com Austin (http://www.kvue.com/news/186308882.html)

11th Jan 2013, 14:02
Sounds silly but is very painful indeed. (on top of the horrible tasting coffee these filter packs produce. :yuk: )
But since both these dreaded bursting filter packs and the coffee machines that use them are lighter and way cheaper than proper coffee machines using proper coffee brewing it properly under high pressure, nothing will be done.

Apart from companies covering their backsides with yet another instruction to cabin crew on exactly how to put these horrible limp sacks of brown imitation coffee in their 'filter drawer', of course.
After which any and all injuries sustained are nobody´s fault but the dumb FAs, and management can wash its hands in innocence.
Nothing new.


Another 'interesting' new danger. Gadget Batteries Get New Scrutiny (http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2012/12/gadget-batteries-get-new-scrutiny.html)

green granite
11th Jan 2013, 14:12

11th Jan 2013, 14:21
I believe Lithium batteries are now banned by Royal Mail (as of this week).

11th Jan 2013, 15:51
Perhaps it's the Dreamliner?

Aviation regulators demand safety review for Boeing 787 Dreamliners after series of mechanical and structural failures | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2260733/Aviation-regulators-demand-safety-review-Boeing-787-Dreamliners-series-mechanical-structural-failures.html)