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AirAsia pilot convicted of raping Perth woman in 1996

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

5:26pm April 11, 2017

An AirAsia pilot has been found guilty of repeatedly raping a woman at knifepoint after he broke into her Perth home 21 years ago.

Alfred Gerard Eravelly, 50, broke into the victim’s Scarborough home in the early hours of March 9, 1996 by cutting the fly screen on her en-suite bathroom window.
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What should you do if you get bumped by an airline? ‘Comply’

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

A passenger rights advocate has some advice for those who get bumped from their flights in the wake of a disturbing video of a man being forcibly removed from a plane on Sunday.

The incident happened in Chicago, Ill., on a United Airlines plane destined for Louisville, Ky., after the flight was overbooked and the man refused to co-operate with the airline’s decision to randomly remove four passengers.

In a series of viral videos, the man can be seen being removed from his seat and dragged from the plane by three members of the aviation police, a branch of local law enforcement that covers security incidents at airports.
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‘Maybe I want to fly somebody else’: United shares drop as travellers react to ejection video

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Shares of United Airlines fell Tuesday after a passenger who appeared to be Asian was physically dragged off a flight on Sunday, prompting a backlash on social media in China and around the world.

United Airlines’ decision to drag the passenger off a flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday attracted more than 130 million views on the Weibo platform by Tuesday afternoon.

The backlash in Asia is a problem for the company, as the continent is a key growth area for many U.S. carriers.
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