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User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4160 posts, RR: 36
Posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2944 times:



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An Armenian cargo aircraft identified as Antonov 24 (AN-24) crashed as it flew off course of the runway at Dire Dawa Airport early last week.



Early in the morning last Monday, May 18, 2009, the airplane rented from the East European country for six months to transport about 2,000tn of chat from Dire Dawa to Bosaso, Somaliland, went off the runway as it was about to takeoff, officials from the air port disclosed.


The AN-24 aircraft has been operating for over 12 years, frequently working at Dire Dawa Airport and with the Sura, a travel agency in Dire Dawa Town Administration.

http://addisfortune.com/Cargo%20Plan...s%20at%20Dire%20Dawa%20Airport.htm

A bit more info in the article.


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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7438 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

Is Armenia REALLY in Europe?

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4863 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2901 times:

Flights in and out of Somaliland = tough gig. Glad people all made it out alive.

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 1):
Is Armenia REALLY in Europe?

Yes and no. Historically both Armenia and Azerbaijan have closer links to Asia but more and more they are aligned with Europe.

YOWza



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User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2349 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2884 times:
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Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 1):
Is Armenia REALLY in Europe?

No, Armenia would be in western / mid asia.



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User currently offline413x3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

country lines are always political, not based on geography

User currently offlineCchan From New Zealand, joined May 2003, 1759 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2701 times:



Quoting Flying-Tiger (Thread starter):
transport about 2,000tn of chat

What do they do with so much of these shit?!


User currently offlineAdam42185 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

glad do see that so far nobody was killed in the accident nor any serious injuries, that we know of now.

What is chat? I only know it as informal conversation and I dont think that weighs anything, let alone 2,000 tn


User currently offlineSBON From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Armenia is is the Caucasus. Not in Europe, not in Asia, and not in the Middle East.

It's where the term 'Caucasian' comes from.


User currently offlineCchan From New Zealand, joined May 2003, 1759 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2337 times:



Quoting Adam42185 (Reply 6):
What is chat? I only know it as informal conversation and I dont think that weighs anything, let alone 2,000 tn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khat

Illegal in many countries. With no fatality, I am glad the aircraft crashed and hopefully the cargo is destroyed.


User currently offlineNeptunesCar From Maldives, joined Dec 2003, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

Chat is a leaf chewed in the Horn of Africa....its a strong stimulant that is kind of like a coca leaf.....when I visited Djibouti it brought the town of Dire Dawa to a standstill every time the speedboat from the capital arrived with the chat supply, shops shuttered, people closed up their houses, and there was little to do but join in.

The leaf tastes awful, very crunchy and it takes ALOT to feel an effect. You feel like a goat sitting in a cafe while the local guys chew it who get bleary eyed. I wrote a travelogue called Sandwiches Should Never Taste Like Cow Crap (its on Amazon) and the title of the entry for Djibouti is appropriately called 'Chewing The Chat'



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