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Passengers refuse to take AMC Airlines flight over safety concerns
16 July 2005

An AMC Airlines MD-83 was subjected to a safety inspection at Paris-Charles de Gaulle because of specific safety concerns. Reportedly 96 passengers had previously disembarked in Hurghada, prior to the flight to Paris, because they were concerned with ther safety of the airplane. They complained about power cuts, faulty air conditioning, damaged seats and an aborted takeoff. The flight eventually took off with 66 passengers. The authorities declared the aircraft airworthy, after which it departed July 17.
(AFP)