Plane Crashes

Or you can lose consciousness for other reasons : đź’‰
I thought of that possibility too, albeit reading now that the daughter also had a pilot license, makes it less likely that it was a jab stroke being the cause.

Or wait a minute… if the father was the pilot, and let me assume that there was already something off with his condition prior (e.g. being less focused in all the procedures prior and during take off ) - he may very well have failed with pressurizing the cabin. Then, his daughter’s pilot license would not have saved anyone, since hypoxia would affect them all. But… that is pure speculation from my side.

And there is always a possibility of sabotage by a hidden hand, for reasons unknown.
Missing plane found?

Costa Rica authorities find wreckage believed to be from plane carrying German entrepreneur

German entrepreneur Rainer Schaller, known for his line of fitness studios, was among the passengers on a plane believed to have crashed in Costa Rica, authorities from the Central American country said on Saturday.

Costa Rican authorities said they found wreckage earlier Saturday about 17 miles (28 km) from Limon airport believed to be from a private plane carrying Schaller, the founder of Germany's McFit gym chain, and some members of his family.

Schaller, 53, was traveling with other Germans including a 44-year-old woman, a 40-year-old man and two minors. The pilot, 66, was a Swiss citizen, according to Costa Rica's security ministry.

Costa Rican authorities received an alert on Friday night about the missing plane, which was en route from Mexico to Limon, Security Minister Jorge Torres said earlier.

The aircraft had lost communication with the control tower near Barra de Parismina, a few minutes from Limon, according to Torres.
23 Oct, 2022 10:54
Both pilots were killed, but the governor says there were no civilian casualties
Russia's Emergencies Ministry reported on Sunday that two pilots died when a Su-30 fighter jet crashed into a two-story house in the southern Siberian city of Irkutsk. Local Governor Igor Kobzev said there were no other casualties.

A ministry statement explained that the aircraft was conducting a test flight when it crashed. Irkutsk is a major centre for Russia's avitation industry, and a production hub for Sukhoi military planes.

The plane nosedived into a two-story building, causing a blaze which spanned some 200 square meters, the governor wrote on Telegram.

Around 150 homes in the area have been left without electricity due to damaged power lines, with repairs currently underway, Kobzev said.

The governor also promised that the owners of the affected buildings will receive compensation from the government.


The Emergencies Ministry said firefighters, who swiftly arrived on site, were able to promptly localize and extinguish the blaze.

The Investigative Committee has clarified that the Su-30 was on a test flight, with no ammunition on board.

READ MORE: Moment of Russian fighter jet crash caught on camera VIDEOS

An informed source told RT that the plane had been circling around Irkutsk for around 20 minutes before going down.

Another fighter jet had been sent up to figure out what the problem was. When it approached the Su-30 it became clear that both pilots were unconscious, the source said. “The situation couldn’t be fixed and the plane crashed into a residential area,” he added.

The incident saw one home completely destroyed and another partially damaged, according to the source.

It is the second such incident in Russia this week, following a disaster in Krasnodar Region on Monday, which left 15 people dead and 26 injured.


Missing plane found?

Published: Oct. 24, 2022 at 12:19 AM GMT+2 | Updated: 4 hours ago
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Authorities in Costa Rica have found two bodies in the search for six people, apparently including the German businessman behind Gold’s Gym, who went missing when their small plane disappeared from radar just off the country’s Caribbean coast.

The Security Ministry said the bodies of one adult and one child had been found, but that the bodies had not yet been identified.
Searchers also turned up backpacks and bags, and pieces of the plane.

All five passengers were believed to be German citizens, said Security Minister Jorge Torres. The plane’s pilot was Swiss.
Costa Rican authorities said pieces of the twin-engine turboprop aircraft were found in the water Saturday, after the flight went missing Friday.

A flight plan filed for the small plane listed Rainer Schaller as a passenger. A man by the same name runs international chains of fitness and gym outlets, including Gold’s Gym and McFit. At least one other of those aboard the plane seemed to be a relative of Schaller, but the relation was not immediately confirmed by authorities.

Searchers are concentrating on a site about 17 miles (28 kilometers) off the coast from the Limon airport.

The plane was a nine-seat Italian-made Piaggio P180 Avanti, known for its distinctive profile. It disappeared from radar as it was heading to Limon, a resort town on the coast.

The security minister said the flight had set out from Mexico.

“Around six in the afternoon we received an alert about a flight coming from Mexico to the Limon airport, carrying five German passengers,” Torres said. A search started immediately but was called off temporarily due to bad weather.

Rainer Schaller is listed as “Founder, Owner and CEO of the RSG Group,” a conglomerate of 21 fitness, lifestyle and fashion brands that operates in 48 countries and has 41,000 employees, either directly or through franchises.

The RSG Group did not respond to requests for comment on whether Schaller had been aboard the plane.

Schaller was in the news in 2010 for his role as organizer of the Berlin Love Parade techno festival. A crush at the event killed 21 people and injured more than 500. Authorities at the time said Schaller’s security failed to stop the flow of people into a tunnel when the situation was already tense at the entrance to the festival grounds.

Schaller fought back against the accusations of wrongdoing, noting that his security concept received official city approval.
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Yes, sadly the airplane crashed on the just north of Mount Etna Volcano in Sicily. It seems like the plane made a too narrow angle/curve at the same time being crazy close to the ground, and shortly after hitting it with the wingtip - from which they couldn't recover. It felt strange to watch the video; that the pilots would do such a dangerous manoeuvre while at the same time releasing the water. Like... too many things going at the same time, without really having any margins for it. Why would somebody do that ?

Commercial flights with only one pilot ? :scared:


The article is not about airplane crashes, but... it appears, they are pushing the boundaries in the field of aviation. The thought of a single jabbed pilot on a commercial flight, doesn't sound very convincing...

EASA looks into possibility of single-pilot flight operations for commercial air transport​

By Bart Noëth • 23 November 2022

European aviation regulator EASA is looking into the possibility to start single-pilot flight operations. In a ICAO working paper, EASA requested – on behalf of member states – that the “necessary enablers” be created “for a safe and globally harmonized introduction of commercial air transport (CAT) operations of large aircraft with optimised crew/single-pilot operations while ensuring an equivalent or higher level of safety compared to that achieved in current operations.”

While manufacturers are confident about the implementation, pilot associations are more cautious. What in case of an incapacitation ? How about a toilet break ? And will passengers and cabin crew members feel confident?

Next to tackling pilot shortages, the single-pilot concept should also see a reduction in operating costs, the working paper mentioned, but “Potential additional costs related to higher-level ground support and two-way communications should also be considered. On the aircraft manufacturer side, the development and certification of new cockpit designs and associated systems may require significant investment, although these will likely produce safety benefits and savings in the medium/long term.”

The objectives

  • assess the issues and the feasibility of the implementation of eMCOs in the EU regulatory framework by 2025 by developing a reference risk-assessment framework and investigating a series of key safety hazards and mitigations listed in this document;
  • assess the issues and the feasibility of the implementation of SiPOs in the EU regulatory framework by 2030 through a preliminary analysis of the related main safety hazards.
The main tasks and deliverables will address the following critical areas
  • Pilot workload: Ensure that the workload of the single-pilot during the cruise phase of the flight is acceptable in normal, abnormal, and non-normal operations.

  • Pilot error: Ensure that the cockpit design is appropriately tolerant of errors, noting that when operating as single-pilot, there is no scope for cross-checking actions by another pilot.

  • Pilot incapacitation: Detect whether the single-pilot during the cruise phase of the flight is no longer fit to fly. Ensure that the level of safety remains acceptable in case of pilot Incapacitation.

  • Fatigue: Ensure that the level of fatigue remains at least as acceptable as for conventional two-pilot operations.

  • Sleep inertia: Ensure resilience of the aircraft and of the operational environment for the time required for the resting pilot to recover sufficiently from the effects of sleep inertia that they can either take command of the aircraft and continue to a safe landing in case of incapacitation of the pilot-flying or be able to assist the pilot-flying with a complex failure scenario.

  • Breaks due to physiological needs: Allow the single-pilot to temporarily leave their station to attend to their physiological needs during an eMCO segment of the flight while ensuring an acceptable level of safety and security.
Crash of Piper aircraft in Medellin, Columbia
22 Nov 2022


Article by André Orban,

Crash of Piper aircraft in Medellin, Colombia, kills 8 people

On the morning of this Monday, 21 November, a small plane that was transporting six passengers and two pilots crashed in the Belén Rosales neighbourhood of Medellín (Antioquia, Colombia). All eight persons onboard perished in the crash.

This was reported by the mayor of Medellín, Daniel Quintero, who indicated, through his Twitter account, that “all the capabilities of the administration have been activated to help the victims.”

The accident occurred to a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain aircraft registered HK-5121 that departed from Medellín in the direction of the municipality of Pizarro (Chocó). The plane sustained engine problems shortly after takeoff from Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD). It crashed into a residential area and was destroyed by fire. The aircraft conducted a flight for travel agency Grupo San Germán Express SAS.

Well, not really a plane crash...but nonetheless here it is (Source), spacechess games:

Virgin Orbit: Britain’s first space launch falls at final hurdle​

Kaya Burgess
, Science Reporter
Tuesday January 10 2023, 7.45am, The Times
A repurposed Boeing 747 named Cosmic Girl, carrying Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket, takes off from Newquay airport

A repurposed Boeing 747 named Cosmic Girl, carrying Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket, takes off from Newquay airport
The first attempt to launch satellites into orbit from British soil ended in a “painful” failure at the final hurdle last night as the rocket made it into space but failed to reach the right altitude, with its multimillion-pound cargo of satellites left to break up in the atmosphere.
An investigation is now under way to find out why, after the first-stage engine had successfully blasted the rocket and its payload of nine satellites into space, the second-stage engine suffered an unknown “anomaly” and failed to guide the rocket to its designated orbit.

and from here :

Virgin Orbit attempted to carry out the first satellite launch from the United Kingdom on Monday with the first LauncherOne mission out of Spaceport Cornwall. LauncherOne was dropped from Virgin’s Cosmic Girl carrier aircraft off the coast of Ireland at approximately 23:11 UTC, and flight appeared nominal through stage 2 ignition and fairing separation, although updates from Virgin Orbit during the flight were intermittent.

Monday’s launch would have marked the first orbital mission to begin from UK soil, demonstrating the air-launched LauncherOne vehicle’s ability to fly from almost anywhere in the world. Although it launched from the UK, the rocket is of US design and construction, and the launch has been procured under a contract between Virgin Orbit and the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

The payload announced for Monday’s launch consists of nine small satellites — although with the involvement of the NRO and several other military organizations, additional classified payloads cannot be ruled out. The primary payload was Prometheus-2, a pair of CubeSats that was to conduct a technology demonstration mission for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and allied governments. Other payloads included other missions for British government and private organizations, most in collaboration with international partners, as well as a Polish CubeSat and the first satellite for the Sultanate of Oman.
Apologies for all the tweets just documenting anything out of the ordinary.
It appears to be a possible pilot error in correcting a possible stall.



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At least 68 killed in Nepal's worst air crash in three decades​

At least 68 people were killed on Sunday when a domestic flight of Yeti Airlines crashed in Pokhara in Nepal, the worst air crash in three decades in the small Himalayan nation.

Hundreds of rescue workers scoured the hillside where the flight carrying 72 people from the capital Kathmandu went down. Officials late in the evening called off the search operations for the day, saying they will resume on Monday.

Local TV footage earlier showed rescue workers scrambling around broken sections of the aircraft. Some of the ground near the crash site was scorched, with licks of flames visible.

The weather had been clear and there was no immediate indication of what caused the crash.

It was Nepal's deadliest air crash since 1992, the Aviation Safety Network database showed, when a Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A300 crashed into a hillside upon approach to Kathmandu, killing all 167 people on board.

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