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by smolt
Tue Oct 08, 2002 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lowest QNH I Ever Saw During Typhoon
Replies: 8
Views: 4875

The Lowest QNH I Ever Saw During Typhoon

About a week ago I got a big typhoon passing Tokyo and I monitored ATIS Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), in which I observed the lowest QNH pressure I ever saw; 2839. I believe this is the pressure when the very center of the typhoon passing ahead of us. Interestingly at the time the wind is we...

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by smolt
Fri Sep 20, 2002 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JAL Colors
Replies: 111
Views: 9500

RE: New JAL Colors

This is the newest scheme.

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by smolt
Fri Sep 20, 2002 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Korea Admit Kidnapping 11 Japanese
Replies: 11
Views: 2098

RE: North Korea Admit Kidnapping 11 Japanese

Limitedly speaking, in the relationship between Japan and North Korea, I feel something wrong with calling North Korea to be a terrorist Nation. Generally terror means what is done for political requirement or insist, and terrorists often declare the crime they have committed by themselves. In the N...

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by smolt
Thu Sep 19, 2002 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JAL Colors
Replies: 111
Views: 9500

RE: New JAL Colors

Airbus A3XX, Yes, exactly...as in Airport XX series Embarrassment

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by smolt
Thu Sep 19, 2002 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JAL Colors
Replies: 111
Views: 9500

RE: New JAL Colors

VirginFlyer, that should be a permanent one Embarrassment.

I may have to give up spotting in HANEDA; looks not deserve  Crying

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by smolt
Wed Sep 18, 2002 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Korea Admit Kidnapping 11 Japanese
Replies: 11
Views: 2098

North Korea Admit Kidnapping 11 Japanese

Historically evaluated visit to North Korea was done by Japanese PM Koizumi on 17. In the meeting the leader Kim Jon Il admitted their kidnapping 11 Japanese citizen which have been suspected for this 30 years. Some including just-marriaged couple were kidnapped in the Japanese seashore and some in ...

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by smolt
Fri Sep 13, 2002 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally Kansai Airport Flooded...
Replies: 3
Views: 3591

RE: Finally Kansai Airport Flooded...

PW100, I also wondered if there be typhoons influence, and if it is just that fallen water on the ground surface gathered in certain position, I might feel a little easier with this fact. But from other sources I found the flooding water was something like groundwater springing from the earth. I ima...

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by smolt
Thu Sep 12, 2002 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally Kansai Airport Flooded...
Replies: 3
Views: 3591

Finally Kansai Airport Flooded...

Reportedly it turn out that the first underground floor of ANA's cargo import building in Kansai Airport was flooded 6cm this June and July. Air conditioning facilities are installed on the floor but no damage is reported because of the water being pumped out immediately. The airport is well known f...

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by smolt
Mon Aug 26, 2002 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Narita Ever Complete Its Parallel Runway?
Replies: 5
Views: 3235

RE: Will Narita Ever Complete Its Parallel Runway?

Yes the gov. is planning to complete the new runway with the length of 2500m (now 2180m temporary) after the acquisition of the land. But what makes this matter more complicated is that those involved are not only the farmers themselves but also the anti-regime people who consider this matter to be ...

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by smolt
Sun Aug 25, 2002 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL MD-11...
Replies: 28
Views: 3912

RE: JAL MD-11...

By the way, in Japanese, Rock Ptarmigan is called "Rai-cho" and the words imply "thunder bird" as you find in a movie title or, if you are interested in PC assembly, in AMD's CPU. I wonder this is just a coincidence by chance. (If you mistakenly burn out the CPU because of thermal problem, the wreck...

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by smolt
Sat Aug 24, 2002 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When Fire Arises In A Boat, The Captain Instructs
Replies: 2
Views: 1671

When Fire Arises In A Boat, The Captain Instructs

When fire arises in a boat, the captain instructs passenger to evacuate from the boat by saying, To English;"A gentleman would jump into the water" To German;"According to the rule, a passenger must jump into the water" To Italian;"A beautiful woman has jumped into the water" To American;"You will m...

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by smolt
Fri Aug 23, 2002 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL MD-11...
Replies: 28
Views: 3912

RE: JAL MD-11...

Off topic but the photo reminded me that
in Japan when a mother is asked by her child "How I was born?",
then she replies "A white stork carried you to me."

I too think nothing's wrong with your white stork.

regards.

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by smolt
Thu Aug 22, 2002 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL MD-11...
Replies: 28
Views: 3912

RE: JAL MD-11...

Interesting difference of the flap. And each J-bird has the nickname presenting a bird in crisis of species extinction. Sorry to say these great J-birds are to be "extinct" in this three years, prior to the very species they present. Unexpectedly senior DC-10s remains in the sky after they will have...

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by smolt
Wed Aug 21, 2002 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saddest Plane Crash Video I've Ever Seen (JAL 747)
Replies: 47
Views: 21015

RE: Saddest Plane Crash Video I've Ever Seen (JAL 747)

Bravo45, I am not certain Sakamoto Q had left a letter to his family, but other 52 years old business man surely did. At that time he was stationed at Kobe for his work, separated from his family of his wife, one son, and two daughters. He had spent his summer vacation at home with his family and en...

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by smolt
Tue Aug 20, 2002 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saddest Plane Crash Video I've Ever Seen (JAL 747)
Replies: 47
Views: 21015

RE: Saddest Plane Crash Video I've Ever Seen (JAL 747)

Bravo45, sorry to say, I did check the link you mention does not work. Maybe removed after my post. Also sure there provided various JAL 123 contents in books and in web-sites in Japanese including some speculated rumors, but seems only a few in English on the contrary. Also Ochiai's report I have n...

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by smolt
Sun Aug 18, 2002 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saddest Plane Crash Video I've Ever Seen (JAL 747)
Replies: 47
Views: 21015

RE: Saddest Plane Crash Video I've Ever Seen (JAL 747)

If you read Japanese, try the link below Detail report written by Yumi Ochiai, one of four survivors, a JAL CA, encountered the crash on dead head. <a href="http://www.goennet.ne.jp/~hohri/n-ochiai.htm" target=_blank>http://www.goennet.ne.jp/~hohri/n-ochiai.htm</a> ....and I hesitate to attach but i...

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by smolt
Sun Aug 18, 2002 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saddest Plane Crash Video I've Ever Seen (JAL 747)
Replies: 47
Views: 21015

RE: Saddest Plane Crash Video I've Ever Seen (JAL 747)

Cathay Pacific、
Many have been said about that, one of them is that B747 used radioactive
degraded uranium inside the vertical fin as weight to prevent chattering and
time was wasted to verify it would do harm or not to the rescuer coming around.

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by smolt
Sat Aug 17, 2002 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan 744 At Trondheim TRD On Jun 6?
Replies: 1
Views: 1591

RE: Japan 744 At Trondheim TRD On Jun 6?

Maybe practice flight while the Japanese Emperor was visiting East Europe
from Jul 6 to Jul 19.

But I don't know why it was done in Norway.

regards.

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by smolt
Sat Aug 17, 2002 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saddest Plane Crash Video I've Ever Seen (JAL 747)
Replies: 47
Views: 21015

RE: Saddest Plane Crash Video I've Ever Seen (JAL 747)

The video looks like a work of some Korean, in the Korean language and with the emotional Korean song background, not the Japanese one except some actual relative articles as newspaper. And enough to describe and to recall essence of the miserable. I was impressed that Korean is more good at sharing...

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by smolt
Sat Aug 10, 2002 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Osaka/Kansai Airport Is Sinking
Replies: 18
Views: 7082

RE: Osaka/Kansai Airport Is Sinking

Hi. As you feel awful about the Kansai Airport, it struck me as surprising that the construction of floating airport is so uncommon in the world and thus the airport is so striking to you up there. Sinking itself is nothing special to me, since that was previously expected, except the fact that "sin...

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by smolt
Sat Jul 27, 2002 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cases With Unnatural English
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

RE: Cases With Unnatural English

Hi Hepkat, thanks for response. Someone who visit Japan often find it difficult to make himself understood in English. And very few Japanese participate in this board although a lot of Japanese enthusiasts have been accessing to the pictures in this airliner's net. (A.net is famous among them) Actua...

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by smolt
Sat Jul 27, 2002 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cases With Unnatural English
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Cases With Unnatural English

In Japan the English education occupies most important position, in which the perfectly correct grammar seem to be the first goal. And I sometimes feel unnatural and classical in the expressions they teach in high schools, even considering the fact that they are the result of being dedicated for mas...

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by smolt
Fri Jun 28, 2002 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Staff Stopped Passneger Spilt - On A CZ Flight!
Replies: 11
Views: 2614

RE: CX Staff Stopped Passneger Spilt - On A CZ Flight!

Now that he was arrested,
"It is no use crying over spilt milk."

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by smolt
Fri Jun 28, 2002 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744
Replies: 12
Views: 3806

RE: Japan Air Force - Boeing 744

The interior is shown Here. <a href="http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/nsgw/cygnus2.jpg" target=_blank>http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/nsgw/cygnus2.jpg</a> Both the pilots and flight attendants are the members of JASDF. They are the successer of "Zero" fighter. <img src="/discussions/graphics/smoki...

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by smolt
Thu Jun 27, 2002 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special Lufthansa 747 Charter To Tokyo
Replies: 25
Views: 3222

RE: Special Lufthansa 747 Charter To Tokyo

those on board J-Air Force One Koizumi -Japan Schröder -Deutch who? -Italy Itarian is missing for ex. axis of evil  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> Airlines Identified by Crane -JAL Crane -Lufthansa BVLGARI -...

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by smolt
Fri Jun 21, 2002 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Satisfied With The Privatization? -Brit.Rail Etc
Replies: 4
Views: 2184

Satisfied With The Privatization? -Brit.Rail Etc

In the Cabinet of my country, privatization of government's postal office which business includes postal, deposit, and insurance services is now hot topic for controversy. While, I have noticed and wondered why there has been such frequent accidents in British Rails. Someone says the accidents have ...

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by smolt
Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Japanese Dictionary For The World Cup
Replies: 11
Views: 2711

RE: Japanese Dictionary For The World Cup

hmm...I can't figure this out at all. Maybe it's Korean or Chinese as others pointed out. Mcringring and Frequentflyer5, the misery of Colonel Sanders has happened in Kansai(Osaka, Kobe). (People in Kanto(Tokyo, Yokohama) would not do such a brutal thing.) So it would be better to say in Kansai dial...

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by smolt
Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Korea Wins!
Replies: 32
Views: 1833

RE: Korea Wins!

Exciting game indeed!!

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by smolt
Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: English Dialect?
Replies: 36
Views: 1685

RE: English Dialect?

I have understood within the US they have variety of English Accent, although I may not be able to distinguish one from another.
I remember the grandfather of Ronald Reagan was from
Scotland. Does the accent of posterity depend much on where the ancestor came from?

Thanks.

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by smolt
Tue Jun 18, 2002 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: English Dialect?
Replies: 36
Views: 1685

RE: English Dialect?

By the way as an airliners net member, I have questioned to myself; among the native English speaking pilots, accent and tone of the voice in ATC can be classified to; AA=UA=NW=CO (callsign for CO sound to me "canal") CX=BA=QF=NZ if ever I don't hear the callsign, I can tell which class he is belong...

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by smolt
Tue Jun 18, 2002 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: English Dialect?
Replies: 36
Views: 1685

RE: English Dialect?

"La Lengua California" means "the language in California"or Spanish, is that correct?

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by smolt
Tue Jun 18, 2002 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: English Dialect?
Replies: 36
Views: 1685

RE: English Dialect?

Thank you all guys for interesting comments, especially RogueTrader for good summary. I can't help sigh because the difference lies not only in the accent but also in the meaning of the word itself... To be honest when joining this board for the first time, I was confused to find how many variety of...

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by smolt
Tue Jun 18, 2002 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: English Dialect?
Replies: 36
Views: 1685

English Dialect?

As is what I have often felt, recently I found in a TV program of BBC dealing with the Queen Elizabeth, that the secretary of the Queen was speaking English which sounds me definitively different in pronunciation from what people in the United States speaks. Generally British English is easier to co...

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by smolt
Mon Jun 17, 2002 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facts With Colonel Sanders -ex Seriously Injured
Replies: 7
Views: 2261

RE: Facts With Colonel Sanders -ex Seriously Injured

OK, I attach the source from the Newspapers site here, but your PC might not be able to process this Japanese unless you install Japanese decoder to your browser. <a href="http://www.sankei.co.jp/news/020614/0614spo135.htm" target=_blank>http://www.sankei.co.jp/news/020614/0614spo135.htm</a> My inte...

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by smolt
Mon Jun 17, 2002 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facts With Colonel Sanders -ex Seriously Injured
Replies: 7
Views: 2261

Facts With Colonel Sanders -ex Seriously Injured

Hi.everyone who is interested my latest post "Colonel Sanders Seriously Injured". Here I show you the Colonel SandersES I mean ,although they are not the very exact one but the same ones I mentioned in the post. Here at the shop in my neigbor; <body bgcolor="#ffffff"> <p><img src="http://www.geociti...

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by smolt
Wed Jun 05, 2002 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines To Replace 12 Aging Jets
Replies: 8
Views: 3084

RE: China Airlines To Replace 12 Aging Jets

2 or 3 years old Dynasty B744 mistakes RW22 for RW16L and go around. Or fails to follow Kotoh 091 radial then forces the ATC to change type of approach from VOR/DME to Visual with radar vector to 2 miles to the threshold. Or ceases on the runway after landing to make two following traffic go around ...

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by smolt
Wed Jun 05, 2002 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL's 1st 777 International Destination Is: Kul!
Replies: 12
Views: 2319

RE: JAL's 1st 777 International Destination Is: Kul!

Well frankly speaking what makes you like the present colour scheme of JAL  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">? It is not that bad indeed, but I prefer to the older colour scheme. The present one remind me of a plastic vacuum model with the white spray finished but yet to a...

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by smolt
Wed Jun 05, 2002 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI 747's Violent Maneuvers Minutes Before Crash?
Replies: 31
Views: 3301

RE: CI 747's Violent Maneuvers Minutes Before Crash?

The data above get me feel; 1. the location data east and north from no. 6 does not seem to reflect the ACTUAL locations. Plotting them the aircraft is flying the zig zag way even the fighter could not do.(only a flying saucer could) 2. if I can ignore the location data, the aircraft seem to enter t...

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by smolt
Wed Jun 05, 2002 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI 747's Violent Maneuvers Minutes Before Crash?
Replies: 31
Views: 3301

RE: CI 747's Violent Maneuvers Minutes Before Crash?

Retyping the data from the Taiwanese Aviation Authority, <a href="http://www.asc.gov.tw/asc/_file/2006/upload/news/CI611-RADAR.pdf" target=_blank>http://www.asc.gov.tw/asc/_file/2006/upload/news/CI611-RADAR.pdf</a> No. EAST NORTH TIME HEADING SPEED ALTITUDE 1 119.70028 24.02333 152744 226 453 34000 ...

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by smolt
Mon Jun 03, 2002 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern 747F Picture!
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

RE: China Southern 747F Picture!

Let me correct....
"the company's name on the wreckage "
to
"the company's name on the fuselage "
thanks  Smile

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by smolt
Mon Jun 03, 2002 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern 747F Picture!
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

RE: China Southern 747F Picture!

I have just found it interesting that the logo for the company's name on the wreckage written in Chinese character is in the same figure of letter as we Japanese usually use. The Chinese character I find means 'NATION' or '国'.(Does this letter processed properly in your computer?) About 50 ye...

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by smolt
Sat May 25, 2002 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Almost Crashed Into A Mountain In HK
Replies: 11
Views: 3183

RE: JAL Almost Crashed Into A Mountain In HK

A regrettable incident to hear of... And to those who compares passage accidents of JAL, please distinguish; 1. B747SR crash in 1985 was due directly to Boeing's bad repair, indirectly to JCAB and JAL ground mechanic who let it as it had been. 2 nearmiss last year between two JAL flights was assumed...

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by smolt
Sat May 25, 2002 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL537 Air Scare
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

RE: JL537 Air Scare

Hi, you seem to have wrong flight number and company's name;JL 537 is a domestic flight in Japan and JL is abbreviation for Japan Airlines. Is it JL 727 from Kansai-Hongkong-Bangkok?

regards  Smile

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by smolt
Wed May 22, 2002 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 SP's - Which Airports Still Get Em?
Replies: 25
Views: 2231

RE: 747 SP's - Which Airports Still Get Em?

Yes, Iran Air flies SP to NRT now.

smolt

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by smolt
Mon May 20, 2002 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Usaf Bombs Marriage Ceremony, Killing 10
Replies: 34
Views: 1625

RE: Usaf Bombs Marriage Ceremony, Killing 10

Thank you those who payed attention to this thread. About your requirement to show you the source, It took a little time to find those written in English, although one of them as Jaspike has already pointed out, thanks. One from Jaspike's one from Austraria, another from the Washington post. The Ame...

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by smolt
Sat May 18, 2002 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Usaf Bombs Marriage Ceremony, Killing 10
Replies: 34
Views: 1625

RE: Usaf Bombs Marriage Ceremony, Killing 10

Alpha 1, are all the Afghanistan citizens friends or foe to the USAF? And the United States rules for the police also applied to the Afghanistan? Isn't it that International rules should be applied there? Can the US specify how they cerebrate their wedding? If it is only the terrorists that the US c...

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by smolt
Fri May 17, 2002 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Usaf Bombs Marriage Ceremony, Killing 10
Replies: 34
Views: 1625

Usaf Bombs Marriage Ceremony, Killing 10

AP reports that USAF bombed the marriage ceremony in Afghanistan and killed ten people. The USAF mistaken the blank shots of the ceremony for attack to the USAF.
....What is justice? What distinguishes between the terrorism and the fight against the terrorism?

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by smolt
Tue May 14, 2002 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Just Had An Earthquake!
Replies: 34
Views: 2612

RE: We Just Had An Earthquake!

In my country an earthquake is frequent incident and sometimes brings serious disaster. We have a saying which means;most fearful things in order, Earthquake,Thunder,Fire,Father. The earthquake is the most fearful. In fact, in 1995 saw 5000 people killed in the huge earthquake, in which the mother o...

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by smolt
Sun May 12, 2002 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijack In China
Replies: 10
Views: 2005

RE: Hijack In China

The same day in Taiwan the former president Ri To ki(splling not sure) leaded a demonstration walk claiming for the independense of Taiwan and renaming the nation to the Republic of Taiwan from the Republic of China.

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by smolt
Sun May 12, 2002 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Took Exiling Korean Away In Jap. Embassy
Replies: 8
Views: 1771

RE: China Took Exiling Korean Away In Jap. Embassy

Thank you guys for responses. And the points I am angry at and feel sad in are; 1. the Chinese policemen invaded the consulate and this means challenging the Sovereignty of Japan. 2. the North Korean Family was kidnapped by the Chinese police and may be taken to the North Korea, where they may be ge...

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