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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 07:56:03 AM EST
Ukrainian airplane crashes near Iran's capital, killing 176
Boeing, like other airline manufacturers, typically assists in crash investigations. However, that effort in this case could be affected by the U.S. sanctions campaign in place on Iran since President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in May 2018 [...]

Under decades of international sanctions, Iran's commercial passenger aircraft fleet has aged, with air accidents occurring regularly for domestic carriers in recent years, resulting in hundreds of casualties.

by das monde on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 12:31:20 PM EST
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Iran's commercial passenger aircraft fleet has aged

It was a Ukrainian plane....

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 12:43:15 PM EST
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Yes, but the same sanctions context.
by das monde on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 01:06:11 PM EST
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India Today | Ukrainian flight did not declare emergency before crash
A Ukrainian airliner crashed soon after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport on Wednesday, killing all 176 people aboard, Iran's state television and Ukraine's leaders said.

The Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed near the airport and burst into flames. Iranian TV said the crash was due to technical problems but did not elaborate.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 04:45:05 PM EST
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by das monde on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 04:55:51 PM EST
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Wise decision, Iran most likely will coordinate with France who are quite capable to do the job. No evidence tampering please!

Haven't followed this news item, but by inspection of the crash site, a first analysis could be made. There was a statement that at the moment of a catastrophic event, transmission of all flight data ended. A clue.

Crash analysis UIA B738 at Tehran | Aviatian Herald |


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 07:48:01 PM EST
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APsplainin | Deadly crash of a Boeing jet in Iran adds to company's woes
"'But people are going to see "737 Destroyed." How do you quantify that in terms of reputational damage?'"

share price! DOHHHhhhhh.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 12:40:21 AM EST
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Safran jet engines - 50/50 joint venture Snecma and GE

CFM56 jet engine for Boeing 737 and Airbus 320



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 04:45:02 AM EST
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by Oui on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 09:41:26 AM EST
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PS For Trump et al. ... I'm not blaming the American Eagle, so no need to retaliate.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 09:43:28 AM EST
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Iran says plane tried to turn back, while Ukraine probes missile theory
Some aviation safety experts said the plane's sudden fall as it apparently was engulfed in fire might have been from a bomb or missile.

"Airplanes don't just catch fire and have that fire spread like that in such a short period of time, unless there was an intentional act causing that fire and explosion," Jeffrey Guzzetti, former chief of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's accident investigation division said in an interview.

It's at least theoretically possible for a fast-moving cargo fire to take down a plane, said Roger Cox, a former NTSB investigator. A ValuJet plane crashed in Florida in 1996 after pure oxygen caused a raging inferno, he said. But in that case, the plane flew for about 10 minutes, far longer than the Ukrainian jet.

by das monde on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 01:33:12 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 03:43:03 PM EST
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Sanctions on Ukraine? I must have missed that. Is that because they haven't investigated Biden's son?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 05:46:42 PM EST
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You read the first paragraph of the quote I put up, no? What's up with you, dudes?
by das monde on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 05:53:54 PM EST
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Yes, but the second paragraph has nothing to do with the first one.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 05:56:15 PM EST
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sanctions... sanctions...  What else I was staying?
by das monde on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 05:58:23 PM EST
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It's A TRAP!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 07:21:55 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 07:22:52 PM EST
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by Cat on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 07:25:13 PM EST
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Both Iran and Ukraine ruled out terror as a possible cause .... as the hours passed .... this has been revised terror -- has not been mentioned. ✈️ 😎

* Ukraine not ruling out terror as cause of deadly crash

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 02:47:30 PM EST
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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov has said that two passengers did not board UIA's Boeing 737 plane, which crashed in Tehran on Jan. 8

The crew and passenger list

by das monde on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 04:00:57 PM EST
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Wed Jan 8th, 2020 at 03:08:10 PM EST
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Does anyone know about this organization? Affiliation? Funding?

Selling land is not our national idea, it was born in Soros Foundation, - MP Viktor Medvedchuk

Selling land is not our national idea; it was born in the Soros Foundation as a result of external management introduced by Washington. MP Viktor Medvedchuk, the Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform - For Life Party, said that during his interview with 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZiK and Inter TV channels.

"Is this our national idea - land sale? Was it born here, in our bowels? No, no. It could have been born in the Soros Foundation, it could have been born as a result of external administration introduced by Washington, that is, some American international financial structures. It could have been born in the shape. And the shape is the land market," he said.

"Will it bring benefits for the country, the people, for the replenishment of country's budget? And who said it would bring us? We'd love to know, but we don't know what it will bring.

US, Ukraine alone oppose Russian UN vote condemning honors to Nazis | JTA |

I read some international news articles and it wasn't clear with whom I was dealing ...

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 01:49:43 PM EST
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Last summer:

112 Ukraine TV channel cancels Oliver Stone's "Revealing Ukraine" documentary on the recommendation of the International Editorial Board

On July 13, right-wing organizations gathered a rally outside the building of the 112 Ukraine TV channel in order to block its work in all possible ways. The reason is the channel's planned broadcast of Oliver Stone's "Revealing Ukraine". Some employees of "112 Ukraine" have already received messages with threats. On the night of July 13, the building of the TV channel was fired from an unidentified weapon (perhaps a grenade launcher).

The International Editorial Board recommended the management of the 112 Ukraine TV channel to give up the plans to broadcast the "Revealing Ukraine." Taking into account these recommendations and the inability to fully protect the rights of journalists in the event of sanctions against the TV channel, the team of the 112 Ukraine TV channel decided to cancel the film screening.

Viktor Medvedchuk is pro-Russian and opposes Ukraine's membership in EU. Putin is the godfather of his daughter (born in 2004).

by das monde on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 02:11:52 PM EST
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by das monde on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 02:42:07 PM EST
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Old Fox, still in the news?

Rinat Akhmetov

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 03:11:22 PM EST
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