Plane Crashes


The Living Force
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Wed, 08 May 2019 15:14 UTC
A Biman Airlines' Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft has skidded off the runway at Myanmar's Yangon International Airport, losing its wings and breaking into three parts. Pilots were attempting to land as the accident occurred.

Although conflicting reports exist, a Biman Airlines spokesman told Bangladeshi news site BDnews that four of the 33 people on board were injured, including the pilot.

Photos shared on social media show the extent of the wreck

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A Bombardier Q400 aircraft in Biman Bangladesh Airlines livery

A Biman Airlines' Bombardier Dash-8 aircraft has skidded off the runway at Myanmar's Yangon International Airport, losing its wings and breaking into three parts. Pilots were attempting to land as the accident occurred.

Although conflicting reports exist, a Biman Airlines spokesman told Bangladeshi news site BDnews that four of the 33 people on board were injured, including the pilot.

Photos shared on social media show the extent of the wreck.

The plane was landing at Yangon Airport when the accident took place, after flying from Bangladesh's Dhaka-Srahjalal International Airport. Weather conditions were poor, and a Biman airlines spokesman told the Daily Star that this led to the crash.

The plane belonged to Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the flag carrier of Bangladesh. Aside from an attempted hijacking in February, the airline has not suffered any accidents or safety incidents in over a decade.

Yangon Airport has been closed following the crash, and incoming flights have been redirected.

The accident comes three days after a Sukhoi Superjet-100 crash landed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport and burst into a fireball. The hard landing and ensuing blaze killed 41 of the 78 people on board.


The Living Force
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This verifies nothing of my rambling's. The article is well done and from good sources. I think it was a gun running operation.
For any and all point's of intentional conflict's for the Deep State. Like Barry Seal with the Bush and Clinton cartel.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Captain Juan Jose Aguilar Talavera, a military training pilot who commanded the plane that landed on Sunday in Coahuila with 12 other people on board, had a notorious record worthy of a detective novel.

In 2006 he was arrested for allegedly being part of a narcopilot cell at the service of the Sinaloa cartel, which was accused of having introduced Colombian drug traffickers into the country, while in 2011 he piloted the plane in which he tried to bring the dictator's son Libyan Muammar Gaddafi to Mexico.

Among other crimes, Aguilar Talavera and 10 others were indicted in 2006 for allegedly participating in logistics for the introduction of a shipment of 5.5 tons of cocaine in a DC-9 aircraft seized in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, in April of that same year. year, unlawful for which the Venezuelan Miguel Vicente Vázquez was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

The case uncovered a network of aerial transfers of cocaine from Africa and South America to Mexico and was one of the highlights in the administration of Vicente Fox, but even when he was informed at the time that he would be investigated by the case, the legal destination of Aguilar Talavera and if he received any sentence for that process, there are no public records.

What is known is that only five years after the Ciudad del Carmen affair, he was flying again: in 2011 he piloted the Hawker 800, which, in an almost film worthy operation, had the mission of extracting Saadi Gaddafi from Libya to move him to Mexico, where he would hide in a villa in Nayarit.

When he learned the real reason for the trip (organized by two Canadian businessmen), Aguilar Talavera refused to fly from Kosovo to the Libyan desert, according to testimonies collected by the then Deputy Attorney General for Specialized Investigation in Organized Crime, before which he had to appear. Since the operation was never carried out, he did not face charges.

The background of Captain Juanito, as he was known in the world of pilots, is not the only irregular element that comes to light after the accident.

The airline to which the crashed airplane belongs - TVPX Aircraft Solutions - does not exist in concrete terms, although it does exist legally. It is a shell company legally constituted in Utah that provides services to foreigners so that they can anonymously own an aircraft in the United States, where the law does not allow citizens of other countries to offer air transportation services. Sources consulted by MILENIO confirmed that the owners of the aircraft are from the State of Mexico, but are shielded under confidentiality contracts signed with the US consortium.

As for the allegedly criminal activities of Aguilar Talavera, he and his brother, Miguel, were taken to be detained by elements of the Federal Police at the Tijuana airport on April 17, 2006, accused of transferring undocumented immigrants, Money laundering and drug transfer. The notes of the time narrate that they were stopped after landing in a private aircraft in which five Colombian citizens were traveling, one of them wanted by the DEA.

The key lay in his passenger manifesto. Among the people that the Aguilar Talavera brothers were transferring that day was Diana Lorena Toro Díaz, credited by the US Treasury Department as the financial operator of the Sinaloa cartel and the network headed by Alejandro Flores Cacho, owner of several airlines used to transfer drugs, such as LuzAair SA de CV. She, the Aguilar Talavera brothers and the rest of the Colombians received a formal prison order for this and the case of Ciudad del Carmen three months later.

"A federal judge decreed the formal imprisonment of 11 people - including five Colombians - who are allegedly part of a cell of the Sinaloa cartel, and which are related to the shipment of 5.5 tons of cocaine seized last April in the Ciudad del Carmen airport, Campeche, "newspaper El Universal reported on July 27, 2006.
US-sponsored air traffic operation has had global reach
Operación de tráfico aéreo de drogas patrocinada por los EEUU ha tenido alcance global
9 de febrero 2014 17-21 minute Read
Aircraft linked to "Jaguar Maya" introduced tons of cocaine to Africa - port of entry to the European market
The ongoing investigation into the Gulfstream II jet that crashed in Mexico in 2007 with a shipment of 3.7 tons of cocaine seems to be an example of a case that points to a deep problem of corruption within the US bureaucracy.

That jet was part of a US long-distance undercover operation called the Jaguar Maya, which involved the sale of dozens of planes to drug trafficking organizations in Latin America, according to court records recently revealed.

Now it seems, based on a Narco News investigation, that several of the planes sold through Jaguar Maya or related parties may have been used to move tons of cocaine into the European market, across Africa, even though some of these planes were supposedly monitored and tracked by the police or intelligence agents who oversaw Jaguar Maya.

Reports in the media as well as European researchers have connected the Gulfstream II jet, through its registration, N987SA, with its use in the past by the CIA, including alleged flights between 2001 and 2005 between the United States, Europe and the Bay of Guantanamo, where the infamous prison camp is located for the purposes of the so-called War on Terror.

The Gulfstream II jet was sold twice between August 31, 2007 and September 24, 2008 - the day it crashed in the Yucatan Peninsula with a load of cocaine.

Two Florida companies involved in these sales have been named in the briefs mentioning that the jet was part of a bizarre covert operation of the Office of Immigration and Customs (ICE) carried out in Latin America (Jaguar Maya) - in which there were no arrests or accusations in the US in the more than four years in which it was officially launched. According to US attorneys, the operation ended with the fall of Gulfstream II in Mexico.

Supposedly, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security is investigating two ICE agents who were part of Jaguar Maya, according to federal court reports in Florida. The investigation focuses on the alleged illegal activity related to the Jaguar Maya operation.

However, several government sources who spoke with Narco News say that an operation such as the Jaguar Maya would have required a series of high-level and supervisory approvals, not only from ICE officials and the Department of Homeland Security, but also from officials of the Departments of Justice and of State, including the American ambassadors in the nations involved.

Donna Blue, a few weeks after acquiring the Gulfstream II through a negotiated sale with World Jet, turned back and sold it to a Florida duo, which included a pilot named Gregory Smith, whom documents reveal He also works for World Jet as a pilot contractor and has worked in the past for US government agencies (possibly even the CIA) as a pilot contractor.


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Myanmar pilot safely lands plane on its nose after landing gear failure
A passenger records the scene on her phone as firefighters attend to the scene after Myanmar National Airlines flight UB103 landed without a front wheel at Mandalay International Airport in Tada-U, Myanmar May 12, 2019 in this still image taken from social media video. Nay Min via REUTERS

A Myanmar pilot safely landed a passenger jet without its front wheels on Sunday, after landing gear on the Myanmar National Airlines plane failed to deploy, the airline and an official said.

It was the second aviation incident in Myanmar this week, after a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane skidded off the runway during strong wind in Yangon on Wednesday, injuring at least 17 of those on board.

An official praised the pilot for bringing the Embraer 190 aircraft in to land at Mandalay airport on Sunday morning despite the technical failure. No one was hurt.

“The pilot did a great job,” said Win Khant, permanent secretary of transportation and telecommunication ministry, adding the incident was being investigated.

Myanmar National Airlines, the state-run carrier, said in a statement the aircraft had departed from the city of Yangon and was approaching the airport serving the central city of Mandalay when the pilot was unable to extend the front landing gear.

The pilot, Captain Myat Moe Aung, flew past the airport twice so that air traffic controllers could check if the landing gear was down, the airline said.

“Then the captain followed emergency procedures and did the fuel burn out to reduce the landing weight,” it said.

Video of the landing shows the plane touching down on its rear wheels before lowering its nose. The aircraft travels some distance along the runway on its nose, kicking up smoke, before coming to a halt. The crew then performed an emergency evacuation.

The airline did not say how many people were on board but Embraer said on its website the aircraft has a typical capacity of between 96 and 114 seats.


The Living Force
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This headline says a lot about Boeing and it's Human Resource Dept.?

Boeing crash payouts would be partly based on how long passengers knew they were doomed
Lawyers handling claims against the US aerospace company said the longer the passengers and crew were aware of their desperate fate, the larger the likely payout.

Settlements to the families of 346 people who died in the two catastrophic Boeing Max plane crashes will be calculated, in part, by how long the victims knew they were doomed.

Lawyers handling claims against the US aerospace company said the longer the passengers and crew were aware of their desperate fate, the larger the likely payout.

“There’s a better chance of (financial) recovery if it took minutes rather than seconds for the plane to crash,’’ Joe Power, a personal-injury lawyer representing some Ethiopian victims, told Bloomberg this weekend.

The first passenger plane, Lion Air Flight 610, ditched into the Java Sea 12 minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia on October 29th last year.

Six months later on March 10th, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed six minutes after take off from Addis Ababa.

In both cases, the jets were Max 8 models and in both cases, all aboard died.

Experts say the Boeing Company could be facing payouts in excess of $1 billion (£770 million) if it can be proved that it had knowledge that the model had safety flaws.

Thirty individual law suits have now been filed against Boeing on behalf of families with many more expected.

"The bottom line is Boeing’s exposure is much more substantial than in any other case that I’ve been a part of in my quarter-century of representing families’" in plane-crash cases, said Brian Alexander, a New York aviation lawyer for victims of the Ethiopian Airlines jet .

"You get into 'What did you know and when did you know it.'"

The two disasters, with similar characteristics, led to the worldwide grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 models.

Both pilots desperately struggled to take control of the aeroplanes as they intermittently dived while reaching speeds of close to 600 miles per hour.

Investigators have zeroed in on the malfunctioning Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, an automated safety feature designed to prevent a stall.

Earlier this month Dennis Muilenburg, the Boeing CEO acknowledged its automatic flight control system played a role in the two crashes.

"The full details of what happened in the two accidents will be issued by the government authorities in the final reports, but, with the release of the preliminary report of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident investigation, it's apparent that in both flights the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, known as MCAS, activated in response to erroneous angle of attack information."


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Japan's air force loses contact with F-35 stealth fighter
This incident is like the Twight Zone.

The US Navy has officially called off its search for Japan’s missing F-35A, with Tokyo promising to continue looking for the plane’s remains, as well as its missing pilot, using its own state of the art military and civilian vessels.

The US deployment included a guided-missile destroyer, multiple P-8A Poseidon aircraft, at least one U-2 spy plane and a remotely operated CURV 21 salvaging vehicle with advanced sonar onboard. The US swept the area where the plane had disappeared on April 9, combing over 5,000 square nautical miles of ocean.

apart from a flight data recorder which was damaged beyond repair, a piece of the canopy, and parts from the plane’s tail fins, the joint search has recovered little evidence which could help the countries determine the cause of the accident.

Amid the lack of new information, CNN has swathed the accident in an air of mystery, reporting that a full month after the plane’s disappearance, Japan and its US allies were no closer to finding what caused it.

“This week, the Japanese government announced it recovered part of the jet’s flight data recorder
, but it was so damaged that the cause of the expensive stealth fighter crash is still a mystery,” CNN reporter Ivan Watson said in a news report on the subject.

The news network’s bewilderment is not without merit. Among its series of safety systems, the F-35 is said to be fitted with a transponder which could reveal its location on radar in the event of an emergency, including a crash. What happened to that transponder is unknown.

Moreover, in hopes of expediting the search, the US Navy deployed a Towed Pinger Locater 25, a device specifically designed to detect pings from the F-35’s emergency systems at depths of up to 25,000 feet, but had no luck.

Adding to the air of mystery was the background of the plane’s pilot, 41-year-old Maj. Akinori Hosomi, who, with his estimated 3,200 hours of flight time under his belt, was no rookie.

On the day of the crash, Hosomi communicated to radar operators and his fellow airmen that he planned to abort the routine training session
, but did not specify a reason, with no emergency signals sent before he and his plane disappeared from radars at 7:29 pm local time.

According to a Japanese Air Force official, the training was not taking place in low-altitude conditions, meaning that Hosomi should have had ample time to react to an emergency had something gone wrong.

In late April,
Japanese media sparked fears that the plane’s security may have been compromised before it went down, with Nikkei reporting that the US military was “looking into” the risk that the plane’s oxygen system had been corrupted by hackers, “perhaps during system updates –to plant the seeds for future software problems.”

The concerns were exacerbated amid fears stoked by US media of a “nightmare scenario” in which America’s adversaries Russia or China might join the search for the plane. In the month since, these fears proved unsubstantiated, with Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya saying there was no unusual activity to report from the presumed crash site.

US acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan similarly indicated that he was not at all concerned about the prospect of China getting to the crash site first, saying the Japanese were leading the investigation, with the US “working very collaboratively with them, and we’ve got a lot of capability if what they have doesn’t prove to be sufficient, okay?”

A month after the crash, with no explanation regarding the vanishing plane provided,
and with little wreckage found, Japan will now take up the search alone. Meanwhile, Tokyo has assured its US partners that it will continue buying the American fighter jets in the coming years.

Japan’s fleet of F-35s presently stands at a dozen F-35As, a conventional takeoff and landing variant of the aircraft. In late December, Japan increased its total F-35 order to 147, including F-35As and F-35B variants of the plane

May 12, 2019 4-5 minute Read:

More aviation anomalies????

Chief of Naval Air Training officials said a jet crashed Friday at Naval Air Station-Kingsville.
Lt. Michelle Tucker said a T-45 Goshawk trainer crashed about 2:38 p.m.
Following a loss of engine power, a McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) T-45 Goshawk impacted the terrain shortly after takeoff from Kingsville Naval Air Station (NQI/KNQI), Kingsville, Texas.
The aeroplane sustained unreported damage and the two pilots on board ejected, receiving minor injuries.
Both were transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Officials said the pilots of a T-45 trainer jet saw an engine warning light come upon just before takeoff and crashed on the runway. The two pilots ejected and were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
An official cause for the accident has been undetermined.
This is a developing story and we’ll have more as we learn about it.


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5 dead, 1 missing after 2 float planes collide midair off Alaskan coast

Five people are dead and one is missing after two float planes collided midair off the Alaskan coast on Monday.
Three other people are in serious condition, while seven are in “fair” condition, according to the Kechikan hospital.
Both planes were carrying cruise passengers from the Royal Princess cruise ship who were taking aerial tours around 1 p.m., said Princess Cruises in a statement.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the “multiple aircraft accident” occurred in Coon Cove near George’s Inlet, involving a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver and a de Havilland Otter DC-3.

According to the FAA, the aircraft “collided in mid-air under unknown circumstances.”

The Beaver had five people aboard, and the Otter had 11 people aboard, the FAA said.
The FAA said neither aircraft was under air traffic control of the crash. It is investigating, along with the National Transportation Safety Board.

The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad said 10 people, including the pilot, of the larger aircraft had been taken to hospital, and one passenger remained unaccounted for. Princess Cruises says the flight was operated by Taquan Air, and was and was on a shore excursion booked through the cruise line.

The four cruise ship passengers and the pilot on the smaller aircraft, which was operated by an independent tour company, died, said Princess Cruises.

The U.S. Coast Guard said it was responding with a cutter, a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, two 45-foot response boat mediums and that it was flying in relief crews.

“In a remote area such as this, given our limited resources, we rely on our partner agencies and appreciate the support that good Samaritans have rendered to this point,” said Coast Guard Capt. Stephen White, Coast Guard Sector Juneau commander in a statement.

“With the loss of life in this case, we know that the impact to Alaska is immense and our thoughts are with the community here.”

Princess Cruises says it has activated its Care Team to offer help to the passengers involved.
“We are incredibly distressed by this situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with those onboard the planes and their families. Princess Cruises is extending its full support to traveling companions of the guests involved,” said the company.
Cruise passenger Terry O’Neill said people on the boat are being offered access to grief counsellors.
“[The captain] said if any passenger wants to cancel any excursion over the duration of the trip, they will receive a full refund,” he added.

The Royal Princess departed Vancouver last Saturday, and was scheduled to arrive in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday May 18.
The Ketchikan Daily News reported injured passengers were being taken to a nearby lodge, where the local emergency medical services department was staging. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Weather conditions included high overcast skies with 9 mph (14 kph) southeast winds.
-With files from the Associated Press

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The Living Force
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On May 7 a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B with Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing operating out of Iwakuni, Japan was forced to abort takeoff after a bird strike caused the aircraft to suffer millions of dollars worth of serious damage.



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Small plane crashes in Dubai killing three Britons, one South African: statement
A small plane crashed south of Dubai airport killing three Britons and one South African, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement on Thursday.

The four-seat plane, a DA42 registered in the United Kingdom, was on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport, the statement said.

An investigation is underway. Air traffic at the airport has returned to normal, it said.


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Armed F-16 jet crashes into warehouse as pilot ejects at California military base
A fully armed F-16 fighter plane has crashed at March Air Reserve Base outside Riverside, California, damaging a nearby warehouse. The pilot ejected safely.

Firefighters in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles, have requested a hazardous material response team, because the plane was loaded with ordnance and external fuel tanks, according to KNBC-TV.

A piece of the plane’s canopy and a parachute were seen on the nearby runway after the pilot ejected, surviving the crash. No injuries were reported on the ground.

Although footage from the scene clearly showed a large hole in the roof of a warehouse and debris resembling a jet inside, March ARB spokesman Major Perry Covington initially told KABC-TV that the plane crashed at the end of the runway while landing, and did not hit any buildings.

The crash, which happened around 3:45 pm local time, started a fire that March ARB Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Holliday described as “not very big,” reported the Los Angeles Times.

Both northbound and southbound lanes of the nearby Interstate 215 have been blocked off by police out of an abundance of caution. The F-16 reportedly belongs to the 144th Fighter Wing, a California Air National Guard unit based in Fresno.

Update: Pilot has ejected safely on the runway at March ARB, rough area of the building the F-16 crashed into and its relation to March ARB.



The Living Force
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Another plane crash - shortly after take off?

Five foreign tourists killed in plane crash in Honduras

Five foreigners including the pilot died on Saturday when their private plane crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Roatán island, a tourist destination on the Atlantic coast of Honduras, local authorities said.

Officials gave conflicting accounts of the victims’ nationalities. Armed forces spokesman Jose Domingo Meza said four of the victims were from the United States and the fifth victim’s nationality had yet to be determined.

Local emergency services initially said the victims included four Canadians and another victim of unknown nationality.

Local authorities did not immediately offer a cause for the accident.

The Piper PA-32-260 plane was headed to the tourist port city of Trujillo, about 80 kilometers (49.71 miles) from Roatan, a picturesque island frequented by tourists from the United States, Canada and Europe, authorities said.


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Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 Max simulator software May 19, 2019
Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 Max simulator software
Boeing said on May 18 that it has made corrections to flaws in its 737 Max simulator software, but did not indicate when it first became aware of the problem, and whether it informed regulators.

Boeing said on May 18 that it has made corrections to flaws in its 737 Max simulator software, but did not indicate when it first became aware of the problem, and whether it informed regulators.PHOTO: AFP

Boeing acknowledged on Saturday (May 18) it had to correct flaws in its 737 Max flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people.

"Boeing has made corrections to the 737 Max simulator software and has provided additional information to device operators to ensure that the simulator experience is representative across different flight conditions," it said in a statement.

The company did not indicate when it first became aware of the problem, and whether it informed regulators.

Its statement marked the first time Boeing acknowledged there was a design flaw in software linked to the 737 Max, whose MCAS anti-stall software has been blamed in large part for the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy.

According to Boeing, the flight simulator software was incapable of reproducing certain flight conditions similar to those at the time of the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March or the Lion Air crash in October.

The company said the latest "changes will improve the simulation of force loads on the manual trim wheel," a rarely used manual wheel to control the plane's angle.

"Boeing is working closely with the device manufacturers and regulators on these changes and improvements, and to ensure that customer training is not disrupted," it added.

Southwest Airlines, a major 737 Max customer with 34 of the aircraft in its fleet, told AFP it expected to receive the first simulator "late this year."

The planes have been grounded around the world, awaiting approval from US and international regulators before they can return to service.
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