The soon-to-be renovated Grand Inna Bali Beach was originally called Hotel Bali Beach Inter-Continental and owned by Pan Am, which, as well as giving the Indonesian island its first international hotel, also brought its first and only fatal airline disaster. The soon-to-be renovated Grand Inna Bali Beach was originally called Hotel Bali Beach Inter-Continental and owned by Pan Am, which, as well as giving the Indonesian island its first international hotel, also brought its first and only fatal airline disaster.
The soon-to-be renovated Grand Inna Bali Beach was originally called Hotel Bali Beach Inter-Continental and owned by Pan Am, which, as well as giving the Indonesian island its first international hotel, also brought its first and only fatal airline disaster.
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

How three deadly Pan Am plane crashes in nine months changed airline’s safety culture

  • Faulted by the FAA for its substandard airmen and inadequate training after spate of 1970s disasters in Pacific, Pan Am made sweeping changes
  • A reminder of the Bali disaster, a hotel owned at the time by Pan Am, and still the tallest building on the Indonesian island, is soon to be redeveloped

The soon-to-be renovated Grand Inna Bali Beach was originally called Hotel Bali Beach Inter-Continental and owned by Pan Am, which, as well as giving the Indonesian island its first international hotel, also brought its first and only fatal airline disaster. The soon-to-be renovated Grand Inna Bali Beach was originally called Hotel Bali Beach Inter-Continental and owned by Pan Am, which, as well as giving the Indonesian island its first international hotel, also brought its first and only fatal airline disaster.
The soon-to-be renovated Grand Inna Bali Beach was originally called Hotel Bali Beach Inter-Continental and owned by Pan Am, which, as well as giving the Indonesian island its first international hotel, also brought its first and only fatal airline disaster.
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Adam Nebbs

Adam Nebbs

Adam has lived in Hong Kong since 1988. He briefly managed the demise of the Wanderlust travel bookshop on Hollywood road in the mid 1990s, then worked as Associate Editor on Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine Discovery for several years. He began writing Travellers’ Checks for Post Magazine in 1998, working for several years under the pseudonym Peter Walbrook. A former contributing editor for the exclusive luxury travel guide NB Review, he has also edited several books, including the first-ever travel guide to Uzbekistan in 1996, and 'The Amazing Adventures of Betsy And Niki' (2008) by Captain Charles “Chic” Eather. His non-fiction book 'The Great Fire of Hong Kong', was published in 2010.