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Following the Germanwings crash Tuesday that killed 150 people, boarding another Germanwings plane soon after the disaster sounds a little terrifying. On Wednesday, a Germanwings pilot assured passengers that theyd return home safely on a flight from Hamburg to Cologne. With everyone still disturbed by the planes crash into the French Alps the day before, the pilots sincerity and candor made one passenger feel much better about the ensuing flight and she posted about the interaction on Germanwings Facebook.
In the post, Britta Englisch admits that she had mixed feelings about flying with Germanwings the morning after copilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately downed Flight 4U 9525, and she probably wasnt the only one. There hasnt been a large commercial airline crash intentionally brought about by the pilot since 1999, and this incident shocked the world.
Here is a translation of Englischs post to Germanwings Facebook:
(CNN)NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has started a trip to the record books.
He plans to spend 342 days on the International Space Station -- the longest stretch of time any U.S. astronaut has spent in space.
Kelly lifted off Friday aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket that launched from Kazakhstan. The rocket is expected to dock at the ISS about 9:36 p.m. ET, with hatches between the Soyuz and the space station opening at about 11:15 p.m. ET, NASA said.
Kelly will stay twice as long as any U.S. astronaut has ever stayed on the space station, giving scientists a chance to study how the human body responds to long-duration space flights. On Earth, scientists will perform parallel studies on Scott Kelly's identical twin brother, retired astronaut Mark Kelly.
"It's a lot of fun," Kelly said at a media briefing in January. "Space station is a magical place."
Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/26/us/nasa-one-year-mission-scott-kelly/index.html
God speed, Scott and Mark!!!
Source: ABC News
The French newspaper La Provence says an Airbus plane with at least 142 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants on board has crashed in the Alps region.
The Germanwings flight was traveling from Barcelona to Dusseldorf when it crashed between Digne et Barcelonnette, the paper said. It cited French civil aviation authorities for the number of people.
Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/french-media-report-plane-crash-alps-148-aboard-29862228
French President Francois Hollande says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people.
The Germanwings passenger jet crashed Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, French officials said. Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional council, said search-and-rescue teams were headed to the crash site at Meolans-Revels.
In a live briefing Tuesday, Hollande said the area of the crash was remote and it was not clear whether anyone on the ground had been hurt. Hollande said it was probable that a number of the victims are German.
(CNN)A house fire killed seven children in Brooklyn, New York, early Saturday morning, police said.
In addition to the children, a woman and a teenage girl were injured in the fire in Brooklyn's south-central Midwood section, the New York Police Department said.
The victims are believed to be related, police said.
The fire burned the first and second floors of the home, located about three blocks south of Brooklyn College, the New York Fire Department said on Twitter. The flames, reported after midnight, were under control before 1:30 a.m., the fire department said.
More than 100 firefighters went to the site, CNN affiliate NY1 reported.
Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/21/us/brooklyn-fire-children-killed/index.html
Oh my God...
WTF????? Am I supposed to believe a word that escapes his lips???????
(Re: Ferguson Police shooting - McCulloch has his smarmy mug on TV now saying they found the shooter).
He LIED to the Grand Jury about the Micheal Brown murder and now HE'S the AUTHORITY on what happened 3 nights ago????????
THIS is BEYOND surreal!!!!
Source: ABC News
An arrest was made in connection with a shooting outside the headquarters of the Ferguson police department that injured two officers, St. Louis County police and prosecutors said today.
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Police Chief Jon Belmar were expected to give further details during a news conference this afternoon.
Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/arrest-made-ferguson-shooting-injured-police-officers/story?id=29652783
Listen to the whole dealeo...
Really... totally worth the listen!
Quayle: Three times that I've had this question and I will try to answer it again for you, as clearly as I can, because the question you're asking is, "What kind of qualifications does Dan Quayle have to be president," "What kind of qualifications do I have," and "What would I do in this kind of a situation?" And what would I do in this situation? [...] I have far more experience than many others that sought the office of vice president of this country. I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency. I will be prepared to deal with the people in the Bush administration, if that unfortunate event would ever occur.
Judy Woodruff: Senator [Bentsen]?
Bentsen: Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy. (Prolonged shouts and applause.)
Quayle had routinely been comparing himself to Kennedy in his stump speech.
Adviser Susan Estrich recalled in 2004:
In a mock debate with Dennis Eckart, Bentsen used the casual remark "you're no Jack Kennedy and George Bush is no Ronald Reagan."
I miss ol' Senator Bentsen!!
NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -
Two police cars were found burned in Northeast Miami-Dade.
The incident happened around 5 a.m. Friday morning at an apartment complex.
One of the burned vehicles is a Hallandale Beach police car.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.
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