‘Saved by luck’: the passenger who just missed flight ET302

Antonis Mavropoulos says he feels a moral obligation to the 157 killed to find out why the Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed Antonis Mavropoulos knows he is lucky. Alone among passengers booked on to alluding to design faults had especially unsettled him. I have been reading a lot of reports about potential problematic designs, that the pilot asked soon after takeoff to go back, and to be honest it has freaked me out. I fly between 100 and 120 times a year. I very much hope this is not a case of criminal ignorance or of design issues being intentionally hidden, he says during a phone interview from Beirut where he works much of the time as the head of an …

Zimbabwe accuses ‘rogue elements’ of inciting violence against protesters

Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN)Security forces in Zimbabwe have blamed recent violence against protesters — including assault, robbery and murder — on “rogue elements” who had stolen army uniforms. Asked Saturday if the “rogue elements” had also stolen guns and army vehicles, Charamba declined to answer, telling reporters she would “answer your questions in due course.” Some Zimbabweans are calling for additional protests next week, despite the violence. Army Gen. Overson Mugwisi told reporters Saturday that police and military forces were prepared for the next wave of protests. Security has been put in place so “members of the public and businesses (can) go about doing their business,” Mugwisi said. “The Zimbabwe Defense Forces and security services remain committed to the provision of …