TAM Linhas Aereas

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Airline Tweaks Flight Number After Psychic Predicts Doom

TAM not taking any chances

(Newser) - A psychic last week predicted that Brazilian airline TAM's flight JJ3720—a Sao Paulo-to-Brasilia flight set for Wednesday—would develop engine problems and crash. What's perhaps unusual about this story is TAM's response: Citing "indispensable information," the airline changed the flight's number to JJ4732,... More »

Brazil's Defense Minister Fired Over Air Disaster

More firings expected to fix nation's problem-plagued air traffic system

(Newser) - Brazil's defense minister was ousted yesterday for his failure to prevent the worst air disaster in the nation's history, which claimed 200 lives last week. Waldir Pires was already under fire after a mid-air collision last September killed 154 people. More »

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