Cork city inferno 55 years ago that nearly cost me my life

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Cathay investigates after crew oxygen bottles were found empty

BEIJING (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways (0293.HK) on Tuesday said it had launched an investigation after a dozen oxygen bottles used by cabin crew in emergencies were found empty, or partially empty, on two of its aircraft. The discovery was made on the ground in routine inspections before a departure from Toronto, the carrier said, adding that of the 22 bottles carried onboard each jet, five were affected on one aircraft and eight on the other. “The portable oxygen bottles are for operational cabin crew use and permit crew to move around the cabin in the unlikely event of emergency aircraft depressurisation,” Cathay said in a statement. The incident, which comes as the airline is under scrutiny from China’s aviation regulator, caused a stir on Chinese social media, with many commentators accusing the airline of endangering flight safety. almighty oxygen jet Cathay has emerged as the highest-profile corporate target as Beijing looks to quell protests in Hong Kong, with the Chinese government demanding it suspend staff involved in a protest movement, citing flight safety concerns. Pilots and cabin crew have described a “white terror” of political denunciation...