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by N212R
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A series of posts about virology
Replies: 60
Views: 4264

Re: A series of posts about virology

How (or why) does the sex pilus, just a series of proteins, "break off" it's donor cell?

Why would it be safe to argue that plasmids, "though just loops of DNA", would not be alive? Isn't genetic material "alive"?

Sorry for the 9th grade questions.

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by N212R
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67308

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.zerohedge.com/health/one-worst-coverups-human-history-msm-turns-gaze-chinese-biolab-near-covid-19-ground-zero Time to spool up the engines, get up to speed...and question much received "wisdom". I used to read Zerohedge for laughs now and again as they would put out zany inves...

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by N212R
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67308

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.zerohedge.com/health/one-wo ... round-zero

Time to spool up the engines, get up to speed...and question much received "wisdom".
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https://www.zerohedge.com/health/one-wo ... round-zero

Time to spool up the engines, get up to speed...and question much received "wisdom".

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by N212R
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67308

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

There's even less evidence that it wasn't zoonotic, IE: improbable, no evidence The absence of evidence does not mean the evidence of absence. And the idea has only been seeded by state actors trying to cause chaos. The CCP couldn't have said it better. There is NO science behind that suggestion, j...

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by N212R
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99709

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/MSR3092/244dbaad


Never underestimate the proslytizing sanctimony of a Wandering Mormon.
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factsonly wrote:
And a surprising Egyptair B789 non-stop CAI to SLC:

- MS3092 CAI 05.27 - SLC 11.52 B789 SU-GER

https://www.flightradar24.com/MSR3092/244dbaad


Never underestimate the proslytizing sanctimony of a Wandering Mormon.

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by N212R
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99709

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Aer Lingus are operating flights between Dublin and Beijing since yesterday. There were 3 A330 flights yesterday and 3 again today. EI9016, EI9018 & EI9020 currently all enroute. One of them took a bird strike on departure. when it rains it pours apparently... Will the threat of bird strikes be...

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by N212R
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lessons on trolling
Replies: 24
Views: 1071

Re: Lessons on trolling

An anti-Troll inoculate from a poster with a professional buffoon as his profile alter-ego. Thanks for the you can't make this stuff up laugh.

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by N212R
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67308

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

casinterest wrote:
Are you a troll or just ignorant of the question posed?


Are you a repeater of tired tropes or just having a particularly creative morning?

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by N212R
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67308

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Glad you agree the issue in question is befitting of a definite conclusion. Some run, some jump, some dissimulate but a man's reach should still exceed his grasp or what's a heaven for?

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by N212R
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67308

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

@N212R Why do you ask? There has been, of yet, NO verifiable scientific data to substantiate the received idea that the receptor host for the transmission of SARS CoV-2 was an animal, ie a pangolin. I'm not a scientist, so please disabuse me if I'm wrong. As Ms. Jouhou was the first "reporter&...

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by N212R
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67308

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Guess I'll ask Ms. Jouhou again....

Do you believe the SARS-CoV-2 virus was transmitted via a pangolin host?

You stated in your opening post of Jan. 14, "The cases all originate at a seafood market."

On what did you base that declaratory statement?

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by N212R
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I bet she took off herself, knowing well what would happen if she stayed put and allowed the Chinese government to get to her You don't just "take off" in China. It happens to be the most heavily-surveilled country in the world. Not to mention the biometric controls they have on all citiz...

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by N212R
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tqQzQSKiEg (in French)

@ 9:40 listen to this Swiss doctor cite October as the "zero" point of the outbreak.
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olle wrote:
Ny times writes a story that the number of cremations in wuhan has been much higher late 2019...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tqQzQSKiEg (in French)

@ 9:40 listen to this Swiss doctor cite October as the "zero" point of the outbreak.

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by N212R
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Jouhou wrote:
What do you mean? They're running with the pangolin thing. Hopefully they actually enforce the ban on this trade now.


Do you believe the SARS-CoV-2 virus was transmitted via a pangolin host?

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by N212R
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

It's a zoonotic bat lineage betacoronavirus that has since been classified as a SARS virus and it likely has an intermediate host such as the pangolin or palm civet. The coronaviruses carried by Chinese bats and wildlife have been warned about since they've been discovered in the aftermath of SARS....

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by N212R
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I've been reaching out to every conservative I know and have helped prepare them and arm them with information early on, 9/10 understand the seriousness of the situation and were much more open to information if I mentioned other prominent conservatives agree with it. For all your excellent posts a...

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by N212R
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337787

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/us/flight-attendant-coronavirus-death/index.html What was his health history and did he have pre-existing conditions? We don't even know if it was Covid-19, though likely. How many active US flight attendant's die DAILY from one thing or another? Any loss of life is t...

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by N212R
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16954

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

The NBA managed to get tests for asymptomatic players, I'm sure the FAA could for air traffic controllers if they try hard enough. Rather curious that...but not surprising. The NY money men have all the right contacts. Have you noticed the media near blackout on news concerning the numerous NBA pos...

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by N212R
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

If New York mandates that the Staten Island Ferry stop operating, it would be only right and proper that New York mitigate the harm its direct action causes. Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. Why do you seem to think that's so unreasonable? Where does NY get the money to "mit...

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by N212R
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

For your comparison to work you’d have to explain to us how not using your boat (an item for pleasure of you and your friends) causes you financial hardship...? Not sure that "financial hardship" should be the abstract criteria that automatically qualifies someone for freshly-printed gove...

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by N212R
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Let’s take a real-World example that’s close to my heart. My small local pub is run by three brothers who brew their own beer and have a wood-fired pizza oven. It’s a great place and we and our neighbours love it. They have now been forced to close by direct action of the government. Do you think i...

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by N212R
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Jouhou wrote:
But you would think Asians would have increased resistance if anything to a virus that has similarities to the viruses circulating in many of their local animals.)


You would think...but they wouldn't have resistance to a bio-engineered virus.

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by N212R
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

N212R wrote:
Thank you Mr. Jouhou for your prescient thread-starting.


With apologies to Ms. Jouhou

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by N212R
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200202_02/


Why would this article be removed?
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lightsaber wrote:
Early on, Doctors were forbidden to discuss the CoronaVirus:

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200202_02/


Why would this article be removed?

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by N212R
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Jouhou wrote:
It will be at least a year to develop a vaccine, which both the US and China have already started work on.


Here we were on Jan 20 and THE US had already started work on a vaccine...seems the Chinese government early attempts at minimizing and silencing rumors didn't apply to US vaccine specialists?

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by N212R
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164736

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Likewise, the way the Chinese government was handling this outbreak and their attempts to minimize it and silence rumors was immediately suspicious to both the community of infectious disease professionals and enthusiasts and a SARS-traumatized Hong Kong. Why would the Chinese "attempt to mini...

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by N212R
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337787

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

It’s understandable how a mayor of a city with far fewer resources and wealth would react to this. People are afraid. There is nothing to be understood by irrationality and ignorance. Relativism in a time of crisis is a bad look. "People are afraid" is NOT a mitigating excuse for an indiv...

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by N212R
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337787

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

32andBelow wrote:
The DOD is an employer banning travel like tons of other employers are doing.


The DOD is not an employer like "tons of others". Please list the tons of 7 million employee companies currently operating in the US?

Your analogy is beyond disingenuous.

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by N212R
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337787

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

32andBelow wrote:
The DOD is actually very progressive on these issues. They’ve believe in climate change for decades now.


Progressive be darned, what has been described, if true, is nothing short of a troubling double-standard.

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by N212R
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337787

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

32andBelow wrote:
The DOD shut down all domestic flying for military members.


As Artie Johnson would say...very interesting. Why would it (still) be safe for civilians but somehow unsafe for soldiers and their dependents?

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by N212R
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337787

Re: UK aviation needs £7.5 billion lifeline

It’s not business, it’s a once in a generation global catastrophe. Businesses can not mitigate for this. They will need propping up with public money to avoid untold damage to the very fabric of society for the next decade! Do you want 50% unemployment? Mass defaulting on mortgages etc? The threat ...

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by N212R
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211778

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

No one wants to talk about the two 747's used to bring back US citizens from the ill-fated cruise ship in Japan?

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by N212R
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first a220
Replies: 58
Views: 13533

Re: Air Canada receives first a220

The bloom is off the AC A220 rose. Guess we hope that the "solvable" engine issues will soon get its nose above 30K.

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by N212R
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115493

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Please everyone, do not spread rumors. Cite sources. If this wasn't a personal tragedy, I would be tempted to laugh. Rumors are the mother's milk of the "entertainment" biz and it's attendant cretins. This isn’t an entertainment website. And I'm not the ambulance chaser at whom you should...

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by N212R
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 11111

Re: Southwest misses on Q4 Earnings

DakotaFlyer wrote:
I mean they still made $500 million


The glass is ever half empty for the Money Men. Avarice should be the name of their after shave.

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by N212R
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1329
Views: 154707

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Amazon-operated warehouse facility workers tend to be much-more-diverse (in terms of gender, LGBTQ, national origin, etc.) than almost any other operator, because Amazon's system is blind to anything other than performance, and so the common-denominator is people who enjoy working. If it's Monday, ...

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by N212R
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296798

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

However, later the new CCTV video came out Jan 14, which proved that the first video was of the second missile, and the first missile exactly coincided with when the ADS-B went out. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/14/world/iran-plane-crash-video.html Gotta love the NY Times...it can get it's hands ...

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by N212R
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56886

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

You have utterly no way to know that. Have it your way. The kids will be deeply, profoundly scarred for life. Call in the bleeding heart psychological and scientific "experts". Which is how your plaintiff lawyers will spin it to ensure the maximum pay out. Worst of all, there will be some...

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by N212R
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56886

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Regardless of age, they would have to demonztrate their continued competence of situations like this in a simulator every 6 months (at least we do in the UK). Regarding the comment about it being confusing with different pilots talking to ATC that's exactly how this situation should play out. If th...

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by N212R
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56886

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

gatibosgru wrote:
The amount of people in this thread giddy at a bad PR event for DL is hysterical. "Sucks for the kids, but suck it Delta!"


Turnabout is fair play. Like the hypocrites who pile on to UAL and others but when the arrow points homeward they cry "Basta!".

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by N212R
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56886

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Delta PR will find a way to spin it though won't be easy with a bunch of burned kiddies. Helps to have friends in the Media. Delta legal will get the settlement signatures asap...back to business as usual.

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by N212R
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296798

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

There were a few flights scheduled to depart between 5:45 and 6:20, they ended up delayed or canceled. IranAir IRA719 - 05:45a - delayed to 12:41p ATA TBZ6650 - 06:00a - canceled (?) (other sites show scheduled 05:30a departure) IranAir IRA721 - 06:20a - delayed to 07:49a Turkish Airlines THY899 - ...

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by N212R
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296798

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

Departures out of IKA that morning: Lufthansa DLH601 - 02:43a Turkish Airlines THY875 - 03:35a Austrian AUA872 - 04:23a Aeroflot AFL513 - 04:31a Qatar Airways QTR491 - 05:01a Turkish Airlines THY873 - 05:07a AtlasGlobal KKK1185 - 05:17a Qatar Airways QTR8408 - 05:40a Ukraine International AUI752 - ...

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by N212R
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296798

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine 737

"Iranian Revolutionary Guard General takes blame: "I wish I were dead"" Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad just posted an article citing general Amir Ali Hajizadeh admitting on national Iranian TV it was one of his Revolutionary Guard units that shot down the plane. Here's the lin...

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by N212R
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296798

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Official reason given for the shootdown was that PS752 realized it was carrying too much fuel (due to fuel being cheaper in Iran) and planned to return to the airport. They deviated from their expected flightpath and PS752 was mistakenly shot down. And if you believe that I've got a deal on Idlib p...

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by N212R
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296798

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

We are constantly told that iran is amazingly well educated and highly advanced. Well, those amazingly well educated iranians were those that were on that plane, not those on the ground controlling the TOR. Iran has been suffering massive brain drain for decades, so what is now left in Iran is most...

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by N212R
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296798

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Well it took them a little while to get the script straight...but we can now proceed to the next act.

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by N212R
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296798

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

captainmeeerkat wrote:
How is it possible that so many intelligence services were sure 12 hours ago that there was nothing untoward with this incident and now we have the exact opposite? Surely they are looking at the same data as before


Because, as George Carlin said, "it's a big Club...and you ain't in it"!

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by N212R
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296798

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

JetBuddy wrote:
We have some more information and verification of the Tor-M1 SAM system missile debris found.

It appears to be genuine.


It also appears to have landed perhaps too perfectly within the confines of that narrow culvert...

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by N212R
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296798

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I have no affinity for the Iranian government and I think the plane was likely shot down, but most likely by accident. You should be a writer for B movies in Hollywood. Like they say...Truth is stranger than fiction. The Iranians are a lot of things but they don't "accidentally" shoot dow...

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