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Posts Tagged ‘Storm Xynthia’

Luxair Plane Crash: Don’t Blame it on the Fog

Posted by feww on March 1, 2010

NOTE to OUR Readers:

Fire-Earth is investigating the source which supplied details of a 2nd Luxair plane crash that was previously posted here.

As of posting this notice, there’s NO independent confirmation of a crash.


UPDATE: March 3, 2010 at 07:00UTC

Fire-Earth is advised that the information sent to the blog originated from  ‘Mail on Line’ an Internet site operated by a UK tabloid owned by Associated Newspapers Ltd, Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group.

The source who supplied the information has forwarded a print screen which show the date as March 2, 2010. Having examined previous records of a Luxair plane crash that occurred on November 6, 2002, the Moderators have concluded that recent item by ‘Mail on Line’ is in fact a description of the 2002 plane crash, which was erroneously dated possibly for commercial purposes.

Fire-Earth therefore confirms that based on the information available to the blog, NO Luxair plane was involved in a crash on March 2, 2010 as previously thought.

Print Screen from the UK-based Mail on Line Website. URL: Accessed March 3, 2010. Image may be subject to copyright.

Luxair Disaster 2002

Luxair Fokker 50 crash 2002 was blamed on fog.
However, subsequent investigations revealed that simultaneous ‘rapid’ power loss in the two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW125B engines was responsible for the crash that killed 20 of 22 peopel aboard.  (Photo: editpress). Image may be subject to copyright.

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Storm Xynthia Kills at least 60 in Europe

Posted by feww on March 1, 2010

At least 60 people have been killed in Europe as storm Xynthia buffet the west coasts of Spain, Portugal and France.

About fifty of the victims were killed in France, most of whom were drowned, while others were hit by falling trees or collapsing buildings, as 140km/h winds pummeled the coastal towns in the three countries, causing widespread flooding, destroying buildings and cutting power to nearly 2 million homes.

Snapshot of the damage caused by Xynthia. Photo Régis Duvigneau/Reuters via Paris Match. Image may be subject to copyright.

Storm Xynthia prompted the authorities to put about 10 percent of France on red alert, forcing the French Prime Minister to declare the storm a natural disaster.

Air France said they were forced to cancel more than 100 flights from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

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