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Sunday, January 24, 2010

BREAKING: HMMMMMMM: ETHIOPIAN AIRLINER "CRASHES" RIGHT AFTER TAKE OFF FROM BEIRUT

UPDATED - SCROLL DOWN!

CRASHES!?!?

NYTIMES/REUTERS:
An Ethiopian Airlines ... plane with 85 passengers on board crashed into the Mediterranean sea shortly after taking off from Beirut international airport in the early hours of Monday, airport sources said. The plane, said to be a Boeing ... 737 by one source, disappeared off the radar some five minutes after takeoff.

About 50 passengers were Lebanese nationals, most of the others were Ethiopians, the sources said. There were thought to be seven crew members.

The plane took off shortly after its scheduled time of 3:10 a.m. (0010 GMT), flying south-west, the sources said.

Ethiopian Airlines' website shows it has a flight from Beirut to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa around that time, operating a Boeing 737. The airline could not immediately be reached for comment.

According to one source, residents on the coast saw a plane on fire crashing.
ON FIRE BEFORE HITTING THE SEA!?!?

HMMMMM...

THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOMEBODY'S UNDERPANTS EXPLODED TO ME. ON TAKE OFF. WITH LOADS OF FUEL IN THE FUEL TANKS.

STAY TUNED...

UPDATE: A LITTLE MORE HERE
- IT REITERATES THE FACT THAT WITNESSES CLAIM IT WAS ON FIRE AS IT CRASHED.

*******UPDATE #2
(11PM EST): AL ARABIYA:
"Ethiopian Airline Flight 409 crashed about five minutes after takeoff at 2:30 am (1230 GMT)," an airport official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

He said witnesses saw a ball of fire as the jet plunged into the sea.

"The plane had disappeared from the radar screens only five minutes after takeoff," he said.

IT WAS O FIRE BEFORE IT HIT THE SEA - PROBABLY CRASHING AS A RESULT OF WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE.

IMO: PROBABLY AN ISLAMO-TERRORIST ATTACK.

Update #3
: REUTERS VIDEO:
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UPDATE # 4 &5:
TVNZ/REUTERS:
The Lebanese army said the plane had broken up in the air before plummeting into rough seas. Witnesses described the impact as a "flash that lit up the whole sea" and a "ball of fire".

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said he did not think the plane had been brought down deliberately, emphasising "a sabotage attack is unlikely".

Defence Minister Elias el-Murr also said there was no evidence of a terrorist attack and that weather was "in principle" to blame for the crash.
HUHHHHH, IT JUST BROKE UP IN MID AIR BUT THERE WAS NO "PRE-MEDITATED MAN-MADE" REASON FOR THIS!?!? HOW DOES HE KNOW THAT!?

NYPOST/AP:
"We saw fire falling down from the sky into the sea," said Khaled Naser, a gas station attendant who saw the plane go down around 2:30 a.m., crashing into the frigid waters of the Mediterranean that had reached just 64 degrees (18 degrees Celsius) by Monday afternoon.

5 comments:

6p00e393366e8c8834 said...

Earlier, At least 46 injured after Iran plane catches fire

Anti said...

The comment about islamo this or that is uncalled for and unnecessary. What you're doing is fueling hatred, misunderstanding, ignorance among many other things. I'm not sure how any of that is "promoting universal human rights."

ytba said...

Maybe a "test run" to see if they could get by security and explode their device? If so, expect more on Western airlines, or, if they think they need more practice, on third world practice targets.

Reliapundit said...

ANTI,

THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 15,000 ISLAMO ATTACKS SINCE 9/11 GLOBALLY.

THEY INVENTED THE AIR HIJACKING.

THEIR RELIGION WAS FOUNDED BY A TERRORIST.

AND SPREAD VIA TERRORISM.

EVEN IRSHAD MAMJI ADMITS THAT BIN LADEN IS FOLLOWING THE KORAN LITERALLY AND IS NOT AN APOSTATE. DITTO DARWISH AND HIRSI ALI AND WAFA SULTAN.

GET REAL.

WAKE UP.

Reliapundit said...

nothing is more anti-human rights than islamism.

leftism is in second place. way behind.