Skip to comments.Woman who missed Air France Flight 447 killed in car crash
Posted on 06/11/2009 1:56:44 PM PDT by prismsinc
As the remains of Air France Flight 447 are still being recovered after last week's crash in the Atlantic that saw all 228 people aboard lose their lives, this story has emerged in headlines today. As the Times online reports, an Italian woman who arrived late for the flight has been killed in a car crash:
ohanna Ganthaler, a pensioner from Bolzano-Bozen province, had been on holiday in Brazil with her husband Kurt and missed Air France Flight 447 after turning up late at Rio de Janeiro airport on May 31...
The ANSA news agency reported that the couple had managed to pick up a flight from Rio the following day.
It said that Ms. Ganthaler died when their car veered across a road in Kufstein, Austria, and swerved into an oncoming truck. Her husband was seriously injured.
A French news outlet reported Wednesday that two potentially suspect names had been identified on the passenger list by French intelligence services names that "correspond to people known for their links to Islamist terrorism." The report was not confirmed.
Reuters, who covered the update, also said that a French submarine with advanced sonar equipment is searching for the "black box" flight recorders and investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash:
n the search zone, where scattered pieces of debris including a large section from the aircraft tail have been recovered, vessels are trying to comb a rugged area of the ocean floor, thousands of metres below the surface...
Brazilian military search teams have recovered 41 bodies and moved some of them to the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha off Brazil's northeastern coast, which is being used as a base for the search operations.
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Man, when your number is up, it’s really up.
Oops! Sounds ominous.
Talk about a good news bad news story
Ooooo, it’s like that movie!
The Grim Reaper will not be denied.
Wow. Final Destination.
I guess you really can't cheat death huh?
The movie Final Destination comes to life.
You can run, but you can’t hide.
Seriously, sad story. Bummer.
Appointment in Samarra:
A merchant in Baghdad sends his servant to the marketplace. Shortly, the servant comes home white and trembling and tells him that in the marketplace he was jostled by a woman, whom he recognized as Death, and she made a threatening gesture. Borrowing the merchant’s horse, he flees at top speed to Samarra, where he believes Death will not find him. The merchant then goes to the marketplace and finds Death, and asks why she made the threatening gesture. She replies, “That was not a threatening gesture, it was only a start of surprise. I was astonished to see your servant in Baghdad, for I have an appointment with him tonight in Samarra.”
Why are they still using “black boxes”? Wouldn’t it make more sense to have planes send telemetry data to someplace on the ground or in space. Planes are constantly in touch with the GPS system, aren’t they?
Another question: Why is it they can send color television pictures from space, but for the audio, they use something that sounds like a $6.00 walkie-talkie? In fact, why do airliners use the same kind of $6.00 walkie-talkies?
Do you remember the X files episode with the individual that owned displaced luck?
That’s what came to mind for me...
Ya, that movie “Final Destination” came to my mind also. This is very strange to think about.