1Time responds to 'explosion' questions

2012-06-15 13:27
1Time CEO Blacky Komani says a report has been submitted to the Civil Aviation Authority, detailing Senior Captain Bryce Martin's accounts of a lightning strike to the nose of 1Time flight T6 648 from Cape Town to Durban.

This was in response to a 2OceansVibe report, detailing a passenger’s account of a loud explosion aboard the local budget airline flight about a week ago.

According to the passenger, who wanted to remain anonymous, “the flight was going well until the final half hour, as the plane was preparing for its final approach. There was the loudest bang I have heard in a very long time – from the back of the plane. It sounded like an explosion.”

Komani said the 1Time report, compiled by the airlines engineers and Senior Captain Martin, states "it was a minor incident caused by unstable weather patterns on the decent." According to the airline, Martin had made an announcement to 143 passengers on board, "apologising about the unstable conditions caused by the weather and the lightning strike."

The airline claims it has had no other complaints regarding the matter, causing Komani to question the motive behind the report, which he branded as "sensational."

The budget airline has also recently been in the news for being the most on time airline and while it has cancelled its Lanseria route,it is said to looking to serve the Zimbabwe domestic market. Details of the regional deal are set to be announced on 29 June.
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