Plane breaks apart after skidding off runway in Turkey

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Plane breaks apart after skidding off runway in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN)Three people have died after a passenger plane skidded off the runway and broke apart while landing at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport, Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said Wednesday.

Koca added that 179 people had been sent to different hospitals in the aftermath of the incident, which appeared to have taken place in poor weather conditions.
He said that three people are currently in an intensive care unit.
The Pegasus Airlines plane was carrying 183 people in total, including 175 adult passengers, two young children and six crew members, Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said. The airline has confirmed that one of its planes, flight number PC2193, had skidded off the runway.

Yerlikaya said the plane skidded up to 60 meters (196 feet) after landing, before falling up to 40 meters down a ditch.
Footage from the accident site showed the plane off the runway.
Dozens of first responders were working around the plane, which appeared to have split in two.
Around 22 of the injured went to Kartal Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital. Many of them are suffering from injuries to their heads and legs, said chief surgeon Recep Demirhan.
He said that 14 of those passengers are suffering “middle range” injuries and eight are lightly injured. “There are broken bones in different places in their bodies,” Demirhan said.
He said that among their patients, two “kids are injured and three foreigners are injured,” without stating their nationalities.
The plane broke apart after skidding off the runway.

The plane caught fire after landing, and ambulances and rescue teams were at the scene to rescue passengers, CNN Turk reported. The airport has been temporarily closed to air traffic.
According to Flightradar24.com the plane landed at 6:19 p.m. local time (10:19 a.m. ET).
Weather radar showed a line of showers and thunderstorms moving through the area at the time of the incident.
Prosecutors in the capital Ankara have launched an investigation into the incident.

(Philosophy Poem) Lies, Spies And Cover Thy Ass Again

(Philosophy Poem) Lies, Spies And Cover Thy Ass Again

 

Our great Nations and Corporations to them we cower

They now have annualized every single thing about us

They know us, o yes, they do know us all so very well

But our own Government wouldn’t sell out all our people

Yet is it the truth when they speak to us, or just more lies

 

Our very own government, is it filled with half truth tellers

They had shot down a passenger jet, would our own government

Would our own government be as honest about this ‘mistake’

I pray that they would stand-up with the truth in their hands

Let us all know of their horrible mistake, be open about it

 

Rage is something easy to carry on and on from generations

Yet this one thing I do salute Iran’s government on honesty

There I said it, now Hell has frozen over in Iran and D.C.

Advantageous to tell the truth, better than a myth or a lie

No wonder most trust no-one to ever just tell them the truth

 

Life for a few is always a life about covering their own behinds first

Yet is everything we see or hear first filtered before it even gets to us

Would we know it if Good or Evil walked right past us this very day

Have we sold ourselves to the Madness of un-guaranteed tomorrows

Send Hate back in time, pray that we let God’s love and respect guide us

Did God Shoot Down The Ukrainian Passenger Jet In Iraq?

Did God Shoot Down The Ukrainian Passenger Jet In Iraq?

 

Do you think that God ‘directed’ an Iranian missile into the Ukrainian passenger jet at the Baghdad Iraqi airport a couple of days ago? Even though I was hoping that the missiles the Iranian leadership had fired at military bases in Iraq would be the end of the tit for tat with the U.S. (President Trump) over his killing of their mass murdering General it appears that this was only wishful thinking. I read in this mornings news feeds that Iran fired 8 more missiles at another Iraqi Air Base where some American soldiers are based at. This attack was said to have been telegraphed to the Americans and they were able to get all of their soldiers underground before the missiles struck. It has been written that 4 Iraqi soldiers were injured though, how badly was not part of the news information though.

 

I had been hoping that with the Iranian government’s announcement that they were at fault for blowing that Boeing Jet out of the sky that just maybe that would be enough damage (176 dead) that Iran and Mr. Trump would grow up and decide to act like adults, but it appears that this was asking for to much of both. I have seen one live feed of the jet being shot down and it appears to me that Iran fired a bunch of missiles at 3 different Iraqi military fields and about 50 miles short of their target one of the missiles struck the jet very shortly after it took off from the Baghdad Airport. That was poor execution by Iran’s Military, not realizing that for their missiles to reach their target that the missiles would be whizzing right by a major airport, or they simply didn’t give a damn if a jet liner of two or three got hit in the process. Personally via their governments past actions I would go with option number two of those two lines of thought. I was honestly thinking that the unintentional death of 176 civilians just might be enough of an event that both sides would decide to become ‘gun shy’ and maybe the loss of their lives would stop a hot war between Iran and the U.S. from happening. It appears that this was just a flaw of decency hoping for there to be no war.

Did God Cause That Jet To Crash?

 

Personally to this question I say, no. There is Biblical precedent where God has taken (killed) a person or persons because He knew that they were young and innocent now but that as time passed He also knew that they would become lost so He took them before age corrupted their Soul getting them condemned later on in their life. But, God has only done this when talking about ‘A’ person, not a whole group of people. One of the reasons that we humans do not have any God given right to kill another person is because if we do kill we are in essence condemning others to Hell by not giving them their full time here on this rock and if they were not in a “saved’ condition and we killed them, we condemned them and our own selves. Even if there were a person or two or even a hundred on that plane that God had decided to ‘bring home’ early He would not have done so at the expense of 176 lives. No, evil, ignorance and ego killed those 176 people, God didn’t do this.

176 killed after Ukraine International Airlines plane crashes in Tehran shortly after takeoff

176 killed after Ukraine International Airlines plane crashes in Tehran shortly after takeoff

(CNN)All 176 people on board a Ukraine International Airlines flight were killed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran, the country’s state-run Press TV reported.

The Boeing 737 jet took off early Wednesday morning with 167 passengers and nine crew on board, Press TV reported, citing Ali Khashani, a senior public relations official at the airport.
Earlier reports from Iranian state media had said 180 people were on board.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the crash site but could not assist because the area is currently ablaze, said Pirhossein Koulivand, the head of Iran’s Emergency Medical Services. Koulivand told state-run media outlet IRINN that the crash site is between the cities of Parand and Shahriar.
Flight-tracking service FlightRadar 24 said in a tweet that the jet had been in service for about three and a half years.
Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA reported the crash was due to technical difficulties.
A Boeing spokesperson told CNN they are “aware of the media reports out of Iran and we are gathering more information.”
First responders are seen after the crash.

The crash takes place just days before the company’s new CEO David Calhoun will formally take the job. Calhoun replaces Dennis Muilenburg, who was ousted in December after Boeing’s disastrous year.
The American aviation giant is still reeling from the aftermath of two 737 Max crashes, which killed 346 people. The Max has been grounded worldwide since March, and the company has struggled with delays and other issues in its bid to get the planes back in the air.
This is a developing story and will be updated.

Turkish ships said to force Israeli research vessel out of Cypriot waters

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Turkish ships said to force Israeli research vessel out of Cypriot waters

According to TV report, Turkish navy intercepts Israeli boat, orders it to leave; Turkey’s recent maritime deal with Libya has fueled regional tensions over drilling rights

File: Turkish navy ships in 2015 (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

File: Turkish navy ships in 2015 (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Turkish navy ships intercepted an Israeli research ship in Cypriot waters two weeks ago and drove it away, Channel 13 news reported Saturday, quoting senior Israeli officials.

The ship Bat Galim, of the Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research institution, was approached by Turkish vessels while conducting research in coordination with Cypriot officials and the Cypriot government, the report said.

The unnamed senior officials said the vessels radioed the Israeli ship, demanded to know its business in the area — despite not having jurisdiction there — and then ordered it leave. The Israeli ship had no choice but to comply and depart.

Turkey has recently taken steps to increase its influence in the eastern Mediterranean. It signed a maritime border agreement with Libya in November that has fueled regional tensions with Greece, Cyprus and Egypt over oil and gas drilling rights in the region.

The three countries, which lie between Turkey and Libya, blasted the maritime border accord, saying it was inconsistent with international law. Greece has expelled the Libyan ambassador over the pact.

Meanwhile, Ankara has warned it will use its military forces if necessary to halt any exploratory gas drilling in waters off Cyprus that it claims as its own.

The Channel 13 report noted that tensions could negatively affect Israel’s plans for a submarine pipeline to transfer gas from its offshore reserves to Europe, which is set to pass through Cyprus and Greece’s territorial waters.

The report said an Israeli embassy official in Ankara was called in last week for a conversation, in which Turkish officials warned that the pipeline project would require Turkey’s approval.

“The Turks are trying to establish themselves as the ones running the show [in the region], and that is very worrying,” an official told the network.

Neighbors Greece and Turkey are divided by a series of decades-old issues, including territorial disputes in the Aegean Sea. The NATO allies have come to the brink of war three times since the 1970s, including once over drilling rights in the area.

Greece insists the deal with Libya — which has no fully functioning government able to rule across all of its territory — is unenforceable and has stressed that it will protect its sovereign rights.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said he will ask other NATO members at the alliance’s London summit, which was held in the first week of December, to support Greece, in the face of fellow member Turkey’s attempts to encroach on its sovereignty.

Turkey does not recognize Cyprus as a state — but does recognize the breakaway Turkish Cypriot entity, the only country to do so — and is conducting exploratory gas drilling in waters where the ethnically divided island nation has exclusive economic rights.

Ankara has said it is defending its rights and those of the Turkish Cypriots to regional energy reserves.

Agencies contributed to this report.

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Why Do We Have to Turn Off Electronic Devices on Airplanes?

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Why Do We Have to Turn Off Electronic Devices on Airplanes?

Take off your shoes and belt? Sure. Walk through a metal detector with your arms raised? Why not? Stop using your mobile device? Not on your life! Despite all the precautions taken to make flight travel safe, travelers seem to disregard the rules when it comes to using electronic devices on planes. For some reason, people tend to think that all the warnings given by the flight crew are just made up and have no basis in fact. So why do we have to turn off electronic devices on airplanes?

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What Do Electronics Interfere With?

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Electronic devices operate as both transmitters and receivers of radio waves. Typically, these are low power waves that don’t interfere with anything. But as the distance from the transmission source, like a cell tower, gets farther away, the device needs to send out stronger signals to reach it. In a plane, you’re about as far away from a cell tower as you can be. If your phone isn’t in airplane mode, those increased waves have the potential to interfere with airline communication and navigational equipment.

Early Electronic Devices

Up close view of hand turning the dial on an old-fashioned FM radio transmitter
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Since the 1960s, electronic devices have been blamed for numerous flight errors such as course miscalculations and autopilot malfunctions. In 1963, the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) declared that portable FM radios were responsible for flight system errors. They claimed that by limiting the number of electronic devices that emit high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), airlines would experience fewer errors and safer flights. Following the announcement, passengers heard the world-famous “turn off your electronic devices” speech for the first time.

Airlines began to install shielding on their sensitive equipment that would protect communication and navigation systems from interference, but electronic devices continued evolving about as quickly as the airlines could shield against them. By the late 90s and early 2000s, cell phones had become mainstream, causing another heap of problems for airlines.

In 2003, an airline came down to an altitude of 2,500 feet on approach to an airport. As it came out of the clouds, the pilot realized that even though the plane had been on autopilot, it was a full mile off course! The mix-up was blamed on an electronic device interfering with the plane’s navigational system. The instruments are so sensitive that even the smallest interference can result in being miles off course.

Proof of Interference

Woman on plane taking photo out the window
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Despite the several instances of pilots and flight crews blaming electronic devices for system errors, the results have never been replicated in controlled experiments. In 2007, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) actually considered lifting the electronics ban on airplanes because of the lack of evidence but ultimately decided to leave the restrictions in place to play it safe.

Although there is the potential for interference, it’s very low, and even then, is unlikely to cause any real harm. Flight crew members aren’t even required to turn off their phones according to general operations manuals. They have to be reminded to do so the same as everyone else. Most airlines have the freedom to enforce as many or as few rules regarding electronic devices as they see fit. Some airlines don’t care. Others, like certain Chinese airlines, will enforce fines and even jail time for using electronic devices on a plane.

Crew Communication Interference

Pilot wearing headset communicating with control tower
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The most likely reason that electronics are banned on flights is that they can be annoying for flight crews. The headsets and phones that they use to communicate also work on similar frequencies as the ones emitted and received by electronic devices. Sometimes this interference can come across as a persistent hum or scratching noise. If you’ve ever left your cell phone too close to your radio alarm clock on the nightstand, you might have heard the interference. Imagine constant buzzing and humming in your ears as you try to pilot an 85-ton plane for a six-hour flight. It’s not enjoyable.

So, do electronic devices actually interfere with airline systems? Maybe. There has been very little evidence to support the argument. The bottom line: Listen to the flight crew. If they decide that you shouldn’t use electronic devices, just go with it. Is it really worth system interference or even crew member annoyance just to finish your game of internet Scrabble?

Chilean military plane ‘disappears’ with 38 aboard

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Chilean military plane ‘disappears’ with 38 aboard

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Image caption Chile’s air force operates three C-130 transport planes

A military plane with 38 on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica, Chile’s air force says in a statement.

The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft took off from Punta Arenas at 16:55 local time (19:55 GMT), and operators lost contact soon after 18:00 (21:00).

Among the missing are 17 crew members and 21 passengers, who were travelling to provide logistical support.

Chile’s air force said a search and rescue operation is under way to recover the plane and those missing.

News agency EFE reports that three of those on board are civilians.

Air Force General Eduardo Mosqueira told local media that the plane did not activate any distress signal while flying to Chile’s Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva base, on Antarctica’s King George Island.

He said the plane, whose pilot had extensive experience, may have been forced to land after running out of fuel.

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said in a tweet that he was “dismayed” by the disappearance, and was monitoring the situation from the capital, Santiago.

In a subsequent statement, he added that “all national and foreign air and maritime means in the area” were assisting with the search.

India Admits Its Moon Lander Crashed, Cites Problem with Braking Thrusters

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India Admits Its Moon Lander Crashed, Cites Problem with Braking Thrusters

This visualization shows how Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander planned to land on the moon.

This visualization shows how Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander planned to land on the moon.
(Image: © ISRO)

India has finally made it official: the country’s long-silent Chandrayaan-2 moon lander Vikram did, in fact, crash into the lunar surface in September, apparently because of an issue with its braking rockets.

In newly released details about India’s attempted lunar landing on Sept. 6, the Indian government has revealed that the Vikram craft “hard landed” on the moon because of a problem with its braking thrusters. Until now, the India Space Research Organisation had disclosed only that it had lost contact with the probe.

The update was announced by Jitendra Singh, the minister of state for the Department of Space, in a written response to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s Parliament. The news was first reported by SpaceNews.

“The first phase of descent was performed nominally from an altitude of 30 km to 7.4 km (18 miles to 4.5 miles) above the moon surface,” Singh wrote, describing the lander’s descent, in which the craft slowed from 5,521 feet per second (1,683 meters per second) to 479 feet per second (146 m per second).

“During the second phase of descent, the reduction in velocity was more than the designed value,” he continued. “Due to this deviation, the initial conditions at the start of the fine braking phase were beyond the designed parameters. As a result, Vikram hard landed within 500 m of the designated landing site,” Singh said.

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This is the first time that the Indian government has formally acknowledged the crash landing.

On Sept. 10, following the loss of communication from what we now know was a crash on the moon, the ISRO announced that the “Vikram lander has been located by the orbiter of Chandrayaan2, but no communication with it yet. All possible efforts are being made to establish communication with lander.”

One explanation for why it has taken so long for the Indian government to formally recognize the crash is that, according to the ISRO, they were still trying to figure out exactly what happened. Engineers were working to reconstruct the events that led to the loss of communication with the lander and the ISRO was waiting until that work was done to make a formal announcement, S. Somanath, who directs the ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, said at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) on Oct. 21, according to a statement.

However, while Somanath held off on making any formal declarations about Vikram, he did recognize that the craft most likely hit the moon so fast that it was “beyond its survivability,” he said in the statement.

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At least 25 dead as plane crashes into homes in Congo

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At least 25 dead as plane crashes into homes in Congo

A small passenger plane carrying at least 17 people crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday in Congo’s eastern city of Goma.
Image: Smoke rises from the scene after a small plane crashed in Goma, a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Nov. 24, 2019.

Smoke rises from the scene after a small plane crashed in Goma, a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Nov. 24, 2019.Pamela Tulizo / AFP – Getty Images

By The Associated Press

GOMA, Congo — A small passenger plane carrying at least 17 people crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday in Congo’s eastern city of Goma, killing at least 25 people, including people on the ground.

There are two survivors, including one member of the crew, according to the National Border Health Program, which confirmed 25 dead in a statement later Sunday. The survivors are being cared for at a local hospital, it said.

The 19-seater aircraft crashed into residential homes in the Mapendo district near Goma’s airport in the North Kivu province shortly after “missing” its takeoff, according to provincial governor Nzanzu Kasivita Carly. Black smoke rose from the plane in the morning, whose wreckage could be seen amid destroyed homes as dozens of men tried to help with the rescue efforts. The smoke cleared as rescue workers carried bodies in stretchers and hundreds gathered at the scene.

Image: Rescuers and residents gather near debris of a small plane after it crashed in Congo's eastern city of Goma on Nov. 24, 2019.
Rescuers and residents gather near debris of a small plane after it crashed in Congo’s eastern city of Goma on Nov. 24, 2019.Justin Kabumba / AP

Placide Kambale, a local pilot, said he took a taxi to the scene of the crash to help out. When he got there, the plane was on fire.

“I called other young people from the neighborhood, they helped me to try to remove those who still moved,” he said. “We have managed to recover two that was quickly sent to the hospital,” but then the fire expanded.

Joseph Makundi, coordinator of the North-Kivu civil protection, said that at least 25 people had been killed.

The Dornier 228-200 was owned by private carrier Busy Bee and was headed to Beni, about 220 miles north of Goma in the same province.

Congo’s government said there were 17 passengers aboard the plane, according to the manifest.

The U.N. mission in Congo said it sent an Emergency Crash and Rescue team with two fire engines to support Congolese authorities.

Plane crashes are frequent in the central African nation of Congo because of poor maintenance and relaxed air safety standards. None of Congo’s commercial carriers, including Busy Bee, are allowed to fly into European Union airspace because of safety concerns.

China: Xuelong and Xuelong 2 sail at new broken-through path in Antarctica

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Xuelong and Xuelong 2 sail at new broken-through path in Antarctica

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Xuelong and Xuelong 2 sail at new broken-through path in Antarctica

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Aerial photo taken on November 21, 2019, shows China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 (right) and another icebreaker, Xuelong, sailing at the new broken-through path in Antarctica.

Xuelong and Xuelong 2 sail at new broken-through path in Antarctica

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Aerial photo taken on November 20, 2019, shows China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 (back) and another icebreaker, Xuelong, sailing at the floating ice area in Antarctica.

Xuelong and Xuelong 2 sail at new broken-through path in Antarctica

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Photo taken on November 21, 2019, shows China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 and the path it broke through at the waters in Antarctica.

Xuelong and Xuelong 2 sail at new broken-through path in Antarctica

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Aerial photo taken on November 20, 2019, shows China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 (L) and another icebreaker, Xuelong, sailing at the floating ice area in Antarctica.

Xuelong and Xuelong 2 sail at new broken-through path in Antarctica

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Xuelong and Xuelong 2 sail at new broken-through path in Antarctica

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Xuelong and Xuelong 2 sail at new broken-through path in Antarctica

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Xuelong and Xuelong 2 sail at new broken-through path in Antarctica

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