It’s one of the most tragic of all flight numbers
The flight number has a particularly bad history
‘JetBlue Airways Flight 191 diverted to Amarillo, Texas, on Tuesday with an erratically behaving pilot locked out of the cockpit and restrained by passengers. Witnesses said it was a bad situation — on a flight with a bad flight number.
‘191 is one of the most tragic of all flight numbers. Delta Air Lines Flight 191, an L-1011 wide-body, crashed in wind shear just before landing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in 1985, killing 137, including one man on the ground. American Airlines Flight 191 was the DC-10 that had an engine rip off from under the wing, severing hydraulic lines and sending the jumbo jet into a field near the end of the runway. The 1979 crash killed 271 people on board and led to a grounding of all DC-10s until technical issues were resolved.
‘You won’t find a flight 191 at either Delta or American anymore. Airlines eliminate crashed flight numbers from use…’
Are the digits 1 and 9 cursed for flights? Speaking of those digits…
FBI, CIA Infighting Killed 9/11 Intel Chance
US acted to conceal evidence of intelligence failure before 9/11
Bureau could have accessed calls in Afghanistan pre-2001: UK court
‘The US government shut down a series of court cases arising from a multimillion pound business dispute in order to conceal evidence of a damning intelligence failure shortly before the 9/11 attacks, MPs were told.
‘Moreover, the UK government is now seeking similar powers that could be used to prevent evidence of illegal acts and embarrassing failures from emerging in court, David Davis, the former shadow home secretary, told the Commons…’
A Brilliant PR Stunt by a Democrat Rep
Rush kicked off House floor for ‘hoodie’ in Trayvon Martin protest
‘Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) on Wednesday morning was asked to leave the House floor after removing his suit jacket to reveal a “hoodie,” then putting the hood over his head to protest the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.
‘“Racial profiling has to stop,” Rush said. “Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.” Rush also donned sunglasses…’
Panther Who Offered Bounty for Zimmerman Busted
‘Hashim Nzinga, 49, had a first appearance hearing Tuesday morning after his arrest for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
‘Nzinga recently announced on CNN that his group was offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. CNN identified Nzinga as the chief of staff of the New Black Panther Party…’
New Cadillac SUV Warns Drifting Drivers
Seat will vibrate, for non-embarassing warning
‘The Cadillac SRX drifts left across the center line. Like a cellphone set to vibrate on an incoming call, the left side of the driver’s seat quietly shakes, warning the driver to correct course — without the embarrassment of pointing it out to everyone else in the car.
‘This first-of-its-kind vibrating seat with directional warnings is one of several new safety technologies General Motors Co. will introduce on 2013 models of the Cadillac SRX, ATS and XTS.
“‘It’s quiet, it’s private,” said John Capp, Cadillac director of global active safety electronics and innovation, about the seat-alert system during its introduction Tuesday at GM’s Milford Proving Ground…’
Real-Life Batman Exposed in Traffic Stop
Lenny Robinson is a superhero of sorts himself. He cheers up children with cancer with gifts
‘Police pulled a man over on Route 29 in Silver Spring last week because of a problem with his plates. This would not ordinarily make international news, but the car was a black Lamborghini, the license plate was the Batman symbol, and the driver was Batman, dressed head-to-toe in full superhero regalia…’