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by N14AZ
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best hotel choice at FRA
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Best hotel choice at FRA

Thanks for all your replies It would be nice to stay in town but I don't want to spend lots of time in transport! So with the limited time which area would be ideal to explore? Actually, the area around the airport is not very nice. Have a look in the town of Mainz. It’s a great little town not too...

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by N14AZ
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 24919

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

First ANA A388, taxi test https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dm_Voe6XsAEyPET.jpg https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/status/1040285155171229696 I am confused about the EK A380 in the background. The tail section is still brownish while the rest of the fuselage is already white. Usually, they have this green...

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by N14AZ
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 24919

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

ANA first A388 on the flightline For a moment I thought they are working on MSN 002 (in the background) but I came to the conclusion it's just an optical illusion. This booth they are usually using for working on the rear section (cargo compartment?) is actually not standing at MSN 002 but between ...

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by N14AZ
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13422

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

keesje wrote:
Q400 gone

??? I wasn’t aware of this. Didn’t they just get some fresh orders for the Q400?

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by N14AZ
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Rush song
Replies: 43
Views: 1033

Re: The correct Rush song

In my experience, it is indeed much harder. I never sang lead, but singing backing vocals and playing complicated bass parts was very difficult, and took some serious practice. Which, is what I said basically. No you didn't. Well, well. I think I got what you meant. Now imagine how hard it has to b...

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by N14AZ
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 77
Views: 3432

Re: Mariner has passed away

R.I.P. Mariner... it was a joy to read your contributions.

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by N14AZ
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28847

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Noshow wrote:
It's pretty cool how their spectacular livery really brings back the A380 into headline mode already. That's the way to do it. A bit like Lufthansa and their retrojet 747-8.

Hmmm, but did it help the 747-8?

I think..........
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NOT.

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by N14AZ
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 2905

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

So it’s true, you never visited that country but still you feel entitled to request death sentence for the present political leaders?!? Wow, just wow. I didn´t request the death sentence for them. Well, you wrote: dictators need to step down, be locked away or get killed. Preferingly the first, the...

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by N14AZ
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 2905

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

I am looking forward to visit when the PRC is a real country, which will happen in my life time. dictators need to step down, be locked away or get killed. Preferingly the first, the latter if that is the only way. These two comments, side by side, are actually worth making a quick return to this t...

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by N14AZ
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Rush song
Replies: 43
Views: 1033

Re: The correct Rush song

I always asked myself how Geddy Lee was able to play bass guitar the way he did and singing at the same time. Take for example „The big money“. Amazing bass line and definitely not easy to play but to sing at the same time, that’s really amazing. I am convinced that playing bass guitar and singing ...

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by N14AZ
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Rush song
Replies: 43
Views: 1033

Re: The correct Rush song

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G_nWnyrvjdU
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Regarding „Closer to the heart“: found a nice analysis of that song while looking for some songs (sorry if you already know this YouTube video): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G_nWnyrvjdU

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by N14AZ
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McCain discontinue medical treatment
Replies: 25
Views: 782

Re: McCain discontinue medical treatment

casinterest wrote:
He fought a good battle. A long good life with a lot of public service.

Whenever staying in Hanoi I pass „Hanoi Hilton“ on my way from the hotel to the office. I always think of him when walking close to this prison.

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Rush song
Replies: 43
Views: 1033

Re: The correct Rush song

jetwet1 wrote:
I'm going to add, Spirit of Radio

I just wanted to add this song as well...

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Rush song
Replies: 43
Views: 1033

Re: The correct Rush song

I always asked myself how Geddy Lee was able to play bass guitar the way he did and singing at the same time. Take for example „The big money“. Amazing bass line and definitely not easy to play but to sing at the same time, that’s really amazing. I am convinced that playing bass guitar and singing i...

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Rush song
Replies: 43
Views: 1033

Re: The correct Rush song

Great thread! I love Rush! I think I never heard Rush on a German radio station. I often heard it on AFN and I immediately loved it. A modern day warrior Mean, mean stride Today's Tom Sawyer Mean, mean pride All the world's indeed a stage And we are merely players Performers and portrayers Each anot...

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 202
Views: 38981

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Any new information about this carbonized beauty? The die is cast. According to this article the decision has been made that D-AIFA will not fly anymore. They are analysing what to do with this airframe but utilizing it for parts has been mentioned as one option. https://www.aerotelegraph.com/verse...

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 36988

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

qf789 wrote:
QF CEO says the A350 is more adaptable to places such as HKG and LAX due to it being lighter however in the longer term the 777-9 would be a better replacement for the A380

The second part (777X better replacement for the A380) was said by an “analyst”, not by CEO Joyce, correct me if I am wrong.

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by N14AZ
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 2905

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

Good lord, I am out. It‘s useless. Believe what you want, I rely on my own discussions, observations during my regular trips to China.

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by N14AZ
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings Tu-204 engine fire
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Red Wings Tu-204 engine fire

No evacuation? It seems as if at least two passengers found it more important to film the burning engine.... That's now the world we live in unfortunately. One of these days someone will live stream a crash. "Plane going down LOL FML :lol: " I guess in such a case ROFL will have a differe...

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by N14AZ
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 2905

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

Infrastructure in Tibet is there to make it attractive to the Hans so that they can replace the native population. I was not sure if you just tried to make a joke that's why I didn't reply immediately. But provided it wasn't a joke: how can you "replace a population" if you had a 1-child-...

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by N14AZ
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings Tu-204 engine fire
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Red Wings Tu-204 engine fire

ro1960 wrote:
No evacuation?

It seems as if at least two passengers found it more important to film the burning engine....

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by N14AZ
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 2905

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

Firstly Radio Free Asia is not a neutral unbiased new sources. I have read some of their reports that are absolute bonkers. I am sure such "re-education camps" exist but the numbers involved is not 1 million let alone 3 million (almost 30% of the whole Uighur populations in China). Think ...

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by N14AZ
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 122
Views: 23680

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

Here is some recent analysis/hypothesis of the last moments of the flight. Apologies if it has already been posted. Let's hope there is a new search soon. https://www.airlineratings.com/news/new-analysis-possibly-identifies-new-mh370-location/ Thanks for that. Although it only seems to say that Boe...

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by N14AZ
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Genoa Bridge Collapse
Replies: 18
Views: 1135

Re: Genoa Bridge Collapse

Does concrete serve a purpose there aside from hiding potential corrosion of the steel inside ? No, according to my understanding it's "just" a casing for the steel cables. The concrete casing itself is prestressed as well Lenssen, who previously worked as a structural engineer, added: “M...

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by N14AZ
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 25741

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

The brief report stated that the aircraft flew on a northeasterly course into the basin southwest of Piz Segnas. Towards the north end of the basin, it began a left turn, which developed into a descending spiral trajectory. A short time later, the aircraft collided with the ground almost vertically...

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by N14AZ
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: #MeToo takes on a different meaning
Replies: 41
Views: 1916

Re: #MeToo takes on a different meaning

Karma is a bitch.... https://www.thewrap.com/asia-argento-paid-hush-money-underage-sexual-assault-accuser-report/ She’ll walk though. From that article: Bennett’s income dropped from $2.7 million in the five years before the 2013 encounter to an average of $60,000 since, according to the documents....

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by N14AZ
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with this supersonic TU-144?
Replies: 17
Views: 4394

Re: What's going on with this supersonic TU-144?

PS, how come seemingly no one captions their pics anymore? I haven't attempted to upload any pics since the site changed, but so few photogs choose to give any information about their uploads nowadays. Does the new site's process discourage or make it difficult? I cannot answer your question about ...

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by N14AZ
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 10659

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

DL_Mech wrote:
Image

What is she doing with that thing in her hands? Baking bread?!?! And what happened to her eyes? She seemed to be a David Bowie fan...

Great thread, please keep it alive. :-)

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by N14AZ
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rada Airlines IL62 overshoot the runway
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Rada Airlines IL62 overshoot the runway

The right wing doesn’t look „healthy“. Just yesterday I watched a picture of the Rada IL62 - I think it was presented on the first page... :-( Yes that was actually my pic haha, saw her one and half week ago Congratulations, it was an amazing picture. And I even thought „oh, she is still in service...

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by N14AZ
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93305

Re: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA

Here is the ATC recording of the chase fighters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9geutArj9ts This was fascinating. Quick question: who is Bigfoot? I get who ROCK41 and ROCK42, as well as TOI1 and of course SEA ATC. But who is talking when it says Bigfoot? Yes, that was fascinating in deed. I noticed...

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by N14AZ
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16845

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

Wow, very unusual way of storing it. Usually, e.g. Pegasus 737 in Turkey, they put it on some support material. This one is stored on its belly and on the engine... :scratchchin: Agree, not usual. And the airline logos not covered is also an unusual decisión, no airline wants that kind of "pub...

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by N14AZ
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate
Replies: 42
Views: 1563

Re: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate

mham001 wrote:
... plus:
... Now we can buy some more jet fighters!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2018

How many fighterjets can you buy for about 92 million US$? :scratchchin:

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by N14AZ
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rada Airlines IL62 overshoot the runway
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Rada Airlines IL62 overshoot the runway

The right wing doesn’t look „healthy“.

Just yesterday I watched a picture of the Rada IL62 - I think it was presented on the first page... :-(

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by N14AZ
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16845

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

737-800 now stowed at a ramp. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dk2btWrVAAI_niN?format=jpg Source: Twitter (@jonassulit) Wow, very unusual way of storing it. Usually, e.g. Pegasus 737 in Turkey, they put it on some support material. This one is stored on its belly and on the engine... :scratchchin:

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 34931

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

So where is 9H-MIP now? In LGW or in NYC?

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aretha Franklin passes away after lengthy battle with cancer
Replies: 35
Views: 1169

Re: Aretha Franklin said to be "seriously ill".

Oh nooo.... R.I.P. Aretha Franklin :'(

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 8404

Re: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018

5NFGS wrote:
Even VIP ops are winding down.........I think

I might be wrong, but I think here are no VIP-MD11's anymore and definetily no more VIP DC-10 (and I cannot even remember that there was a VIP DC-10 at all (just military)).

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 25741

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

The FOCA (federal office of civil aviation) has, after deliberation with Ju Air and the accident investigation board, enacted some changes: [...] 3. The passengers must remain seated during the entire flight, and the seat belts must be fastened. They're not allowed to walk around or visit the cockp...

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10253

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

mjoelnir wrote:
neomax wrote:
Collide is a very strong word for this.


In what way is collide a wrong word?

Is there an imperative to use always the mildest possible description if something happens in the USA at USA airlines?

??? see the replies on the first page of this thread. Has nothing to do with the USA, at least IMHO.

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10253

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

About the same from what I can see... Left wingtip fence hit the rear of the 73’s upper winglet (above the 73 wing). Hopefully damage is limited on both to just the fence/winglet.. I suspect when replaced the 737 will have one standard blue/gold scimitar and one *A for awhile. Should be interesting...

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10253

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

Collide is a very strong word for this. What verb would you like? It's clear that the aircraft in the pic isn't going to fly again right away. Collide is a very strong word for this. LOL, what do you think collide means? https://i.imgur.com/FFF3qZR.png Hit by accident? Yup. While moving? Yup. That ...

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by N14AZ
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10253

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

What is the A320 like? About the same from what I can see... Left wingtip fence hit the rear of the 73’s upper winglet (above the 73 wing). Hopefully damage is limited on both to just the fence/winglet.. I suspect when replaced the 737 will have one standard blue/gold scimitar and one *A for awhile...

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by N14AZ
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 5426

Re: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

I found one picture for this operator in our database but not the DC-3 visible in the background of the picture above. Any information would be highly appreciated. :-) 0119786 I believe its the same DC-7 - just tipped onto its tail? OMG, yes, of course. You are correct. Thanks for your feedback. Bu...

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by N14AZ
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 5426

Re: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

0133046 Great photo! Just out of curiousity, it wouldn’t be worth starting a new thread so may I ask here: what is the story about the DC-3 in the background with “Lee Agyle”-titles? http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/6/4/0/0133046.jpg Note: I didn't use the "PHOTOID"-Feature t...

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by N14AZ
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 122
Views: 23680

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

The MH370 investigations are riddled with these dark, deep-state mysteries. We'll never know the truth. You've been talking to Spyhunter, haven't you? ;) MH370 is the kind of mystery that people will be talking about fifty years from now like the assassination of Kennedy. A lot of factors conspired...

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by N14AZ
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Genoa Bridge Collapse
Replies: 18
Views: 1135

Re: Genoa Bridge Collapse

some say possibly connected to a lightning strike though I don’t understand how that could be. Yes, this was mentioned even today on a well-known radio station in Germany (Deutschlandfunk for those who know it)... and of course yesterday I in the mass media. But honestly, this is ridiculous. I don’...

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by N14AZ
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some UFOs . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Some UFOs . . .

https://i.imgur.com/3wumyxP.jpg This one kooks like ... http://imageshack.us/a/img834/2387/banner1hj.jpg *) https://i.imgur.com/6gjjKom.jpg ... and this one is - of course - the Millenium Falcon, made the Kessel run in twelve parsecs... https://www.sideshowtoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/star-wa...

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