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|Travel / Re: Sisy Arias Co-pilot Who Died In The Colombia Crash During Her First Flight by gypsey(m): 6:33pm On Dec 02|
this whole disaster could have been avoided, apparebtly the plane ran out of fuel, they should have filled it with fuel before take off, and all these people would still be here.
|Travel / Re: Sisy Arias Co-pilot Who Died In The Colombia Crash During Her First Flight by ogenwaokoye(m): 6:20pm On Dec 02|
|Travel / Re: Sisy Arias Co-pilot Who Died In The Colombia Crash During Her First Flight by PaulIdu: 6:18pm On Dec 02|
Immediately I heard the plane came down as a result of engine starvation I guessed there was a newbie pilot on board and I was right ..RIP to all that died ...PS she was so pretty
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by dere5: 3:06pm On Dec 02|
Just be doing Thanksgiving. You this woman! God really loves you o.
Firstly,na God save you say you no born for plane,you came in on Sun and had baby on wed,wow!
Secondly,i have heard of people with these same issues you had or even less and were sent back at POE.
Congrats my sis,na God win.
|Travel / A Survivor Of The Colombia Plane; Adopting The Brace Position Saved My Life by JesChill(m): 11:27am On Dec 02|
On many occasions that I've taken trips by air, well in my type of work it is mainly helicopters or choppers as we call them, we usually have few minutes for a safety talk where passengers are briefed on safety measures and what to do in the case of an emergency. They always emphasize the "brace position", but what I have noticed over time during these briefings are passengers nonchalant attitude towards this exercise, to some of them its just a ritual the airlines have to perform, so they are hardly interested, well here is a true testimony from one of the survivors of the Columbia plane crash involving a Brazilian football team on Quartz Weekly.
On the night of Nov. 28 a charter plane hurled into a mountainside-south of Medellin, Colombia’s second-largest city. Of the 77 people aboard, all but six died. One of the survivors, flight technician Erwin Tumiri, believes that following normal airline safety protocols saved his life.
While many passengers stood up from their seats and screamed, he told local media, he tucked a bag between his legs and “went into the fetal position as recommended in crashes.” The so-called “brace position” is recommended by many airlines, but many have questioned its effectiveness. Tumiri said he was certain he survived because he “followed the safety protocols.”
No doubt luck played a role in his survival as well. It’s clear from the smashed wreckage that many passengers would have perished no matter what measures they took.
The plane was carrying the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense, a small-market team that had beat the odds to reach the Copa Sudamericana, a major club competition. The team was on its way to play in the first leg of the final.
Besides Tumiri, the other survivors included three players, another crew member, and one journalist.
The plane’s pilot told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel, after skipping a scheduled refueling stop in Bogota
|Travel / Chapecoense Air Crash: Pilot 'was Warned Over Fuel' by gentle136(m): 10:40am On Dec 02|
The pilot of a charter plane that crashed in
Colombia on Monday had been warned before
taking off from an airport in Bolivia that he
might not have enough fuel, a report says. An airport official raised the concern after checking
the plane's flight plan, Bolivia's Deber newspaper said. Seventy-one people died in the crash, including
members of a Brazilian football team. Six people
survived. Bodies of the victims are due to be repatriated to
Brazil. Colombian authorities have said evidence is growing
that the British-made BAE 146 Avro RJ85 aircraft ran
out of fuel as it tried to land at Medellin airport. Experts
say it was flying at, or very near, its maximum range. In a leaked tape, the pilot, Miguel Quiroga, can be
heard warning of a "total electric failure" and "lack of
|Travel / Terror Attacks Loom At Nation’s Airports Over Porous Security-the Guardian by HungerBAD: 5:43am On Dec 02|
By Wole Oyebade
Experts seek review of aviation safety programmes
Security experts in the aviation industry yesterday warned that terror attacks were imminent at airports around the country.The experts, after a close look at happenings in and around the aerodromes, said that the news of another stowaway on Arik Air aircraft suggested that attacks might just be closer than the authorities were aware of.
The concerned stakeholders, who spoke at the breakfast meeting of the Aviation Safety Round Table (ASRT), a think-tank group of the sector, urged an immediate review of the aviation security programmes at the airports and operating airlines, if the country must prevent a possible attack.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said it is doing its best to ensure that security standards are duly implemented at the airports.
The lifeless body of a stowaway was on Wednesday found in the main wheel well of one of the Arik Air’s A330-200 aircraft at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.
An aviation security consultant, Group Captain John Ojikutu (rtd), observed that it was the second time Arik was being targeted within three days, after some armed robbers told police in Port Harcourt, Rivers State that they were headed for an Arik plane when they were apprehended in a shootout.
He hinted of a recent incident where a domestic airline passenger plane could not land because some herdsmen, allegedly with sophisticated ammunition, were grazing their cattle around the runway.
Ojikutu said that the incidents showed that terrorists, including Boko Haram insurgents, Fulani herdsmen and Nigeria Delta militants were becoming aware of how porous the nation’s airports were, and fast exploring the openings.
According to him, most of the airports have no perimeter fences and others that are fenced (like the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos) already have private homes using the fence as a part of their buildings. He said both situations constituted a security risk to any airport around the world.
Ojikutu also noted what he described as the challenge of insiders’ threat, where airlines are owing salaries and security operatives can still not tell which of the agencies is in charge of coordinating security.
“For all of these issues, I will hold the NCAA responsible. When the case of stowaway happened in Benin, I asked them ‘how did it happen without an insider’s connivance?’ The perimeter fences are porous. The MMIA has one that is not security-enhanced. That is why we have all these cases of stowaways.
“What I expect NCAA to immediately do is to review all the security programmes of these airports, and of Arik in particular. We are talking of the lives of Nigerians here being put at risk and government of Nigeria has a responsibility to protect them,” Ojikutu said.
Apparently in agreement with Ojikutu, cybercrime security expert, Ifeanyi Ugochukwu, said the threat of terrorism was no longer in doubt, “it is only a matter of when it will happen.”
Ugochukwu said that while the security operatives were focused on physical threats, cyber threats were already “upon us with drones already in private hands in the country.”
He said: “Cyber security threat is real. It is not about if it will, but when it will happen. Our environment encourages insiders’ threat because we employ people we don’t have their background checks to work in our airports. The Nigerian state, regulators, operators and the passengers all have work to do, but must first be aware of the precarious situation we are in.
According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) attachee, United States’ Embassy, West Africa, Gary Pleus, aviation is a common target of terrorist groups around the world .
Pleus said since the 911 attack in the United States, adversaries had advanced to the use of underwear bomb vest, explosives hidden inside toothpaste tubes, rocket small arms, shoe bomb and departure hall attacks, all to beat security and wreak havoc.
While he gave kudos to the Nigerian security operatives for departure hall security, he said that insiders’ threat, stowaways, disgruntled workers and so on were all still threats that must be dealt with.
|Travel / Re: Sisy Arias Co-pilot Who Died In The Colombia Crash During Her First Flight by Explorers(m): 3:43am On Dec 02|
Haunting footage has emerged of an interview with a beautiful young co-pilot hours before she was killed in the Colombia plane crash.
Sisy Arias, who was on her first flight as a civilian co-pilot, spoke about her job moments before the plane, which was carrying the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, took off from Bolivia.
|Travel / Sisy Arias Co-pilot Who Died In The Colombia Crash During Her First Flight by Explorers(m): 3:41am On Dec 02|
Pictured: The beautiful co-pilot killed in Colombia plane crash during her first flight as haunting footage shows interview with footballers and crew before doomed jet took off.
Sitting in the cockpit of the plane, the 29-year-old, who is well known as a model in Colombia, told of her pride at transporting the Brazilian football team Chapecoense to their Copa Sudamericana final in Medellin.
But just hours later, the flight ended in tragedy when the plane smashed into a mountainside killing 71 on board and leaving just six survivors.
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|Travel / Re: General German Visa Enquiries Part 3 by Mrbigman2: 11:21pm On Dec 01|
Nipost sha is talking a month to post a mail.
Abi dem fling the mail from plane?
I am not understanding again.
|Travel / See The Beautiful Female Pilot Killed In The Fatal Brazillian Plane Crash(photo) by Samtexjohn1: 4:13pm On Dec 01|
The gorgeous co-pilot and model who died in her first flight with the ill-fated plane that killed almost a whole Brazilian football team has touched many.
Photos of the young and beautiful co-pilot who lost her life in the fated plane crash that took the lives of members of the Brazilian football team, Chapecoense has left many grieving.
Sisy Arias, who was on her first flight as a civilian co-pilot, was speaking moments before the jet took off from Bolivia, Dailymail reported.
Sitting in the cockpit of the plane, the 29-year-old, who is well known as a model in Colombia, told of her pride at transporting the Brazilian football team, Chapecoense to their Copa Sudamericana final in Medellin.
But just hours later, the flight ended in tragedy when the plane smashed into a mountainside killing 71 on board and leaving just six survivors.
|Travel / Stowaway’s Body Found On Air Arik Plane by Icedprince1d(m): 1:43pm On Dec 01|
The body of a suspected stowaway was yesterday found in the main wheel well (the under carriage compartment) of Air Arik Airbus 330-200 aircraft at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa.
|Travel / Re: Dead Stowaway Found On Arik Air Plane In Johannesburg by NeuroBoss(m): 9:19am On Dec 01|
Oga Ghana na 1hr
|Travel / Re: QATAR And UAE GENERAL VISA ENQUIRIES PART 2 by obatuntun1(m): 8:56am On Dec 01|
Immigration Wahala not my headache bro, because d protocol officer of my formal company came to my aid.... I only give me money for transport and e settle all d Wahala(even follow me reach plan ground)....
Accommodation: my agent (na woman), na Ajman she get me house oooo. just 4 of us in d room. myself and a Nigerian + 2 Ugandans (male and female). lobatan
Jobing hustling start on Sunday but have start dropping CV online.....
Thanks to d ogas again
|Travel / Re: Dead Stowaway Found On Arik Air Plane In Johannesburg by Orikinla(m): 8:09am On Dec 01|
Airport security is zero at airports in Nigeria.
So, suicide bombers can sneak through Nigerian airports and blow up themselves with all the crew and passengers on a plane before or after take off.
|Travel / Re: Dead Stowaway Found On Arik Air Plane In Johannesburg by GAZZUZZ(m): 7:31am On Dec 01|
You enter tyre of plane, 20mins later you land in ghana
Well your case change slightly sha
|Travel / Re: QATAR And UAE GENERAL VISA ENQUIRIES PART 2 by europe4sure(m): 4:40am On Dec 01|
may your dream come through in Jesus name...
but you suppose nack us tory how yur experience be wit nija immigration for plane and wen you land wit accomodation palava because very soon you go dey too busy to enter here talkless of posting something like those before you oo
|Travel / How Stowaway Was Found Dead On Arik Air Plane by Truth234: 2:08am On Dec 01|
The lifeless body of a stowaway was on Wednesday found in the main wheel well of one of Arik Air’s A330-200 aircraft at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.
|Travel / Dead Stowaway Discovered On Nigerian Plane In South Africa by amzee(m): 5:44pm On Nov 30|
A dead body was found on Wednesday
in the wheel well of a Nigerian plane after it
landed in South Africa, the airline said in a statement.
The body was found on a plane operated by
Arik Air, one of Nigeria's
largest airlines, that
from the country's
commercial hub of Lagos and landed at
Johannesburg's OR Tambo International
"The lifeless body of a
stowaway was on
30, 2016 found in the
main wheel well of one
of Arik Air's A330-200
aircraft, Arik Air spokesman Adebanji Ola said in a statement.
the body of the
are ongoing to
determine how the
stowaway found his
way into the
aircraft's main wheel
In the past five years there have been
reports of dead
found in planes
travelling from Lagos
and New York who
have frozen to death or
have been crushed by a
Nigerians to embark on
risky trips in search of
better lives abroad, with many attempting
the dangerous Mediterranean
crossing to Europe.
Nigerians have also
been among the
hundreds of illegal
off the Red Sea coast of oil-rich Saudi Arabia this year.
|Travel / Dead Stowaway Found On Arik Air Plane In Johannesburg by Keneking: 4:35pm On Nov 30|
Yet another deceased stowaway was discovered on an Arik Air flight at the Oliver Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday.
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|Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Shine1177: 3:46pm On Nov 30|
Stowaway found dead on Arik Air plane in JohannesburgPathetic. Escape gone bad.
|Travel / Woman Opens Emergency Exit And Jumps Out Of Plane by Abbeyunique2(m): 8:32am On Nov 30|
Woman opens emergency exit and jumps out of plane http://www.ibasam.com/2016/11/woman-opens-emergency-exit-and-jumps.html
|Travel / Re: Move To Australia Or Canada by VickyRotex(f): 6:17am On Nov 30|
Hehehehehe. lol. Canada is cool. Loving it here so far. It can only get better by God's Grace.
lol winter in Europe is nothing compared to winter in Canada It can get really cold here trust me.
Except Maybe in a place like Vancouver. And even at that it's still cold there.
The good thing is that, the only place it gets cold is mostly outside. And most of the time you may not have any reason to stay outside for long. Most places have good heating systems that you'd be sweating inside some Banks/Grocery stores.
At times when the weather is around -5 to -11. (Real feel could be more) I still use my Fall Jacket. Cos some of those winter jackets can be a bit weighty and you may end up holding it for a long time if you're in bank or a grocery store for example.
But not to scare you, you'll survive. I believe most Nigerians will prefer Winter to Summer.
But a place like Yukon is a different game o. I've heard stories about that Territory. It's extremely cold. They dont experience Summer like we do. And I learnt government even pays people to go there. (Living there is expensive, as plane is the most used transport system for food stuffs and all)
During the winter, we walk like Penguins so we don't slip on ice. There's no forming here about falling on the ice. Cos lots of people fall. Infact they advice one not to fight it, once you realize you're about to fall, just fall jejely. The hurt will be lighter compared to dragging it.
Seeing people fall is Funny, but it sure hurts. I hope I don't get to fall one day.
There are nice people here. Met so many of them. Including Nigerians. You'll like it here.
|Travel / My Flight Experience To Abuja by Shobby94: 10:33pm On Nov 29|
This is going to be an interesting story. I have an important business to attend to in Abuja on the 29th of this month. On a normal day I always fly with Arik Airline because of the customer service and smooth flight even though they delay sometimes, but one cannot overlook the flight that you can rely on Arik Airine to deliver. But unfortunately, there was no flight to Abuja from Ibadan today. So I decided to go with overland Airways (worst mistake).
The flight was to depart by 2.30pm and they were right on time. I was thinking to myself that this is nice (Good Job Overland Airways) not knowing that am yet to see anything.
I got into the plane and I saw that the plane was small (hahhahhaha). It was stuffy, the Air conditioner was not working and we were all sweating like Christmas goat when it is not yet Christmas time (Can you imagine?). I asked one of the flight attendants why the Air conditioner was not working and all she could say was don’t worry when the plane moves it will start blowing (with a straight face ooo). To add to the situation, the captain then informed us that we will not be able to move for 5 minutes due to unforeseen circumstances.
Guys, five minutes turned to 30 minutes, and don’t forget that I told you earlier on that the air conditioners was not working. So we were in the stuffy plane for thirty minutes fanning ourselves with their booklets. The captain later told us that we can leave the plane and go to the waiting room. As we were leaving, all the flight attendants could say was ‘THANK YOU’ (Thank you? Are u for real?).
Anyways, the problem was solved and we were asked to get back on the plane. But guys, the Air conditioners were not functioning well despite the fact that the flight attendant lied to us that as soon as the plane leaves it will start functioning well. On top of that I could hear the engine noise and it was not a smooth journey. But Kudos to the captain for landing well.
All I want to say is, no offence to Overland Airways but you have a long way to go. The Airline has been around for fourteen years (FOURTEEN YEARS) and will be celebrating their fifteenth anniversary in August 2017 (yes overland I read the magazine). My advice is to get better employees, good maintenance and larger air planes.
Have you guys had any similar experience with any of the airlines? Drop yours in the comment section.
THANKS FOR READING!!!
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|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by Ayokunle07(m): 6:19pm On Nov 29|
Traveled on 6th Nov. Flight was for 11am; I got to Travelex at 3.15am. Number was 6. Still didn't get before traveling
|Travel / Re: Plane Carrying Brazilian Footballers Crashes In Colombia, Killing 25 People by Gudfrie(m): 5:24pm On Nov 29|
LifeDrama:76 passengers die 5 survivors source CNN
|Travel / Re: Plane Carrying Brazilian Footballers Crashes In Colombia, Killing 25 People by Stoner(m): 1:42pm On Nov 29|
My greatest problem is that plane will not crash on the ground. Chai! RIP
|Travel / Re: Plane Carrying Brazilian Footballers Crashes In Colombia, Killing 25 People by Godshand(m): 1:16pm On Nov 29|
I thought internationally, football teams have adopted the principle of ensuring all players/crew members do not board same plane while traveling? RIP to the players. This is very tragic. I fee for the deceased families.
|Travel / Re: Plane Carrying Brazilian Footballers Crashes In Colombia, Killing 25 People by Legend87(m): 12:19pm On Nov 29|
LifeDrama:On the contrary, it's 76 lives that were lost & not 25.. 86 passengers on board. 5 survived.
RIP to them
|Travel / Latest On Chapecoense Plane Crash 76 People Lost Their lifes , 5people Survived by adedehinbo: 11:59am On Nov 29|
A plane carrying Brazilian club Chapecoense to the Copa Sudamericana final crashed in Colombia on Monday night, claiming 76 of the 81 souls on board.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 10:30:00 Europe/London
Sad news to wake up to today. Thoughts are with @ChapecoenseReal and their family and friends.
10:37 AM - 29 Nov 2016
My pray and solidarity for survivors, family and friends of
@ChapecoenseReal in this sad time.
9:58 AM - 29 Nov 2016
The Brazilian FA (CBF) has released the following statement:
"The CBF wishes to register its sadness at the shocking news from Colombia, regarding an air disaster involving the plane that was transporting the Chapecoense squad, journalists and guests, ahead of the Copa Sudamericana final first leg.
"We are now in contact with CONMEBOL, local authorities and club representatives to gather more information before taking any decisions regarding the course of the Brazilian football schedule.
"We hereby declare our solidarity, and direct our prayers to the passengers and flight crew.
A photo posted by Nj neymarjr (@ney...
Neymar: "Impossible to believe in this tragedy, impossible to believe in the event, impossible to believe that the plane crashed, impossible to believe that athletes, people were on this plane, impossible to believe that these people left their families .. IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE !!! Today the world cries, but heaven rejoices in receiving Champions. My condolensces to all their families and friends
|Travel / Re: Plane Carrying Brazilian Footballers Crashes In Colombia, Killing 25 People by Hyinkar97(m): 10:54am On Nov 29|
I don't know if it is a coincidence but two days ago, I had a premonition something like this was going to happen. A plane crash involving a football team. I'm terrified right now
|Travel / UPDATE: Brazil Footballers Plane Crashed Due To Lack Of Fuel by MxtaMichealz(m): 10:47am On Nov 29|
A press release from aviation
authorities said the chartered aircraft
declared an emergency at 10pm local
time on Monday (0300 GMT) due to an
electrical failure. However, the mayor of
the municipality of La Ceja, Elkin Ospina,
previously said it appeared the aircraft
ran out of gas.
Among the survivors are Alan Ruschel, a defender for chapcoense, He has been taken to a nearby hospital in stable conditon, Goalkeepers Marcos Danilo and Jakson Follman also survied the accident along with a flight attendent.
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