Indonesia crash: Sriwijaya Air plane’s voice recorder recovered – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56585732

Days after the crash, salvage crews located the recorder which stores the flight data, but could not find sufficient clues as to why the plane dove into the sea.

A preliminary report said there had been problems with the engine thrust, which led the plane into a sharp roll and then a final dive into the sea…

Air Traffic Controller Warns Face Masks Posing Serious Flight Safety Risks – Nwo Report

https://nworeport.me/2021/03/10/air-traffic-controller-warns-face-masks-posing-serious-flight-safety-risks/

Source: Dan Lyman

Air travel is potentially becoming more dangerous due to face masks impeding communications between pilots and air traffic control specialists (ATCS).

Journalist and author Alex Berenson published excerpts from a verified whistleblower’s email explaining that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has implemented stricter rules about masking in air traffic control towers and how it is severely hampering critical transmissions.

English should become second state language, after Ukrainian – NSDC secretary | Ukraine Today .org

https://ukrainetoday.org/2021/03/09/english-should-become-second-state-language-after-ukrainian-nsdc-secretary/

Ensuring that the younger Ukrainians master English would be a guarantee of Ukraine’s independence, believes Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), Oleksiy Danilov

“Unfortunately, for 30 years we have not defined Ukrainian as a primary and fundamental language of our independence. And for 30 years we haven’t paid attention to English, which should be a mandatory second language so that we are protected from the attacks we’re suffering from on the part of the Russian Federation today,” Danilov told the all-Ukrainian forum “Ukraine 30. Culture, media, tourism” in Kyiv, an UNIAN correspondent reports…

During 1918 Bird Flu epidemic known as Spanish flu, “feisty” Newark, New Jersey Mayor Charles P. Gillen refused to close his city’s saloons completely as per State of New Jersey’s orders | Impeach Obama, McCain and Boehner Today

https://impeachobamatoday.wordpress.com/2021/03/05/during-1918-bird-flu-epidemic-known-as-spanish-flu-feisty-newark-new-jersey-mayor-charles-p-gillen-refused-to-close-his-citys-saloons-completely-as-per-state-of-new-jerseys-orders/

1918 Pandemic (H1N1 virus) [Bird flu],” cdc.gov “The 1918 influenza pandemicwas caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919. In the United States, it was first identified in military personnelin spring 1918…. Mortality was high in people younger than 5 years old, 20-40 years old, and 65 years and older. The high mortality in healthy people, including those in the 20-40 year age group, was a unique feature of this pandemic.”…”Complicating matters was the fact that World War I had left parts of America with a shortage of physicians and other health workers. And of the available medical personnel in the U.S., many came down with the flu themselves.” [subhead, “Fighting the Spanish flu“]

Queensland travellers have hotel quarantine extended after Russian variant of coronavirus detected – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-03/coronavirus-queensland-russian-variant-quarantine-qantas-flight/13191524

  • Some returned travellers who were on a flight from Doha tested positive late into the 14-day quarantine period
  • 74 travellers who may have been exposed to the variant are being given additional testing
  • Passengers will also be required to get a blood test to look for antibodies

North Korea: Russian diplomats leave by hand-pushed trolley – BBC News

Comment by tonytran2015: They are following the advices of Health authorities in the World. The latter said that it is safer to be in the open air than in the interior of vehicles. 1km is less than the distance of short exercise walks.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56206033

A group of Russian diplomats and their families made an unusual exit out of North Korea on a hand-pushed rail trolley due to strict Covid measures.

The eight people travelled by train and bus before pushing themselves across the Russian border for about 1km (0.6miles) over train tracks…

Nipah virus infection – health.vic

Comment by tonytran2015: Do you think that Covid-19 is a terrible pandemic? There are some others worse pandemic threatening us. Overpopulation and deforrestation are hitting back at incessant and arrogant exploitation of nature.

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/infectious-diseases/disease-information-advice/nipah-virus

Key messages

  • Nipah virus infection is a newly emerging zoonosis.
  • Nipah virus infection does not have to be notified, but any new cases should be reported to the department.
  • Human cases range from asymptomatic to those involving fatal encephalitis.
  • The initial outbreaks was in Malaysia in 1998, followed by Singapore, Bangladesh and India.
  • Fruit bats are the natural host, but pigs, horses, goats, sheep, cats and dogs can become ill if infected and transmit the virus…

Boeing 777 with engine trouble makes emergency landing in Moscow

Comment by tonytran2015: I have since 2016 decided not to risk being a passenger of any Boeing airliners.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/boeing-777-with-engine-trouble-makes-emergency-landing-in-moscow/ar-BB1e2d7L?bep_ref=1&bep_csid=21807

A Boeing 777 operated by Russian carrier Rossiya Airlines has made an emergency landing in Moscow after suffering engine problems…

Another United Airlines flight experienced a right engine failure in 2018 – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

https://wsvn.com/news/us-world/another-united-airlines-flight-experienced-a-right-engine-failure-in-2018/

In February 2018, United Airlines Flight 1175 took off from San Francisco toward Honolulu. More than 370 people were on board.

Less than an hour away from the Hawaii capital, passengers heard pieces of metal rattling loudly, and the plane started to shake. Outside, the plane’s right engine was exposed, its cover lost over the Pacific Ocean…

The planes were powered by similar engines

The Boeing 777 involved in the 2018 incident was powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PW4000 112-inch engines. The engine damaged on Saturday outside Denver was also a Pratt & Whitney engine, the PW4077.