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|Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by berexio1(m): 1:27pm|
chrisviral:Congrats...u wan lap for plane?**sealed lips***
|Travel / BREAKING NEWS!!! 50year Old Indonesian Air Force Plane Crashes.kills @ Least 135 by urshawmoore(m): 12:58am|
The crash of a 50-year-old Indonesian Air Force plane that
killed at least 135 people has put the health of the Southeast
Asian nation's military aircraft under scrutiny.
The C-130 Hercules transport plane slammed into a
neighborhood of Medan, a major city on the Indonesian
island of Sumatra, shortly after takeoff Tuesday, leaving a
hellish scene of smoldering wreckage and shattered
The plane wasn't only carrying military personnel but also
their family members, as well as students and other
"Aging fleet again takes its toll," read a headline on the
website of the Jakarta Post, a local English-language
Other local media reminded Indonesians that this isn't the
first disaster involving one of the Indonesian Air Force's
decades-old C-130s. In May 2009, one crashed near the city
of Madiun on the island of Java, killing scores of people.
Tuesday's crash is the sixth involving an Indonesian Air
Force plane in the past decade, according to the Aviation
Safety Network, an agency that keeps a database of aircraft
President wants review of aircraft after series of crashes
Indonesian President Joko Widodo called for a review of
military equipment in light of the series of disasters.
"Following several plane crashes, we should conduct a total
audit and modernize the (old) planes," Jokowi said Tuesday,
according to Indonesia's national news agency, Antara.
Authorities are still investigating what caused the disaster.
Air Marshal Agus Supriatna, the commander of the
Indonesian Air Force, said Wednesday that officials suspect
engine trouble might have been to blame.
Read more @: www.cnnmobile.com/world/2015/07/01/at-least-135-dead-in-indonesian-plane-crash
|Travel / 8 Travel Tips For The Disabled In Nigeria. by Jovago: 1:21pm On Jul 01|
Travelling for people with special needs around the world can be a challenge, however, there are a number of tips and resources available to ensure an easier journey.
If you have special needs or health challenges and wish to head out of town on business or leisure, Jovago.com, Africa’s No. 1 online hotel booking portal has tips to help lessen the anxiety that comes with the process.
Be informed and plan ahead of time
Nearly every obstacle can be avoided with the right amount of planning. If you do as much as you can to plan ahead, you will have a much smoother journey ahead. Do not leave anything to chance. Search for the best possible options for lodging, verify the specifics, especially if you’re traveling in a wheelchair, and book ahead of time. Also, check out the local health and medical associations in case an emergency arises.
Arrive the airport in time
If you have to, be the first to arrive at the airport. It is better to be found waiting when your flight is called than miss your plane. Arriving early will give you ample time to check in, pass through security and get on the plane. Arrive at least three hours before a domestic flight and four hours before an international flight especially if your trip is at peak time.
Use a travel agent
Making travel plans with a travel agent usually speeds up the booking process and transfers the burden of logistics to them. By doing this, it gives them the opportunity to use their experience in arranging accessible transportation, travel insurance and other procedures to your benefit, especially as they offer a ton of good discounts and a wide range of services to you.
Choose the right season for your trip
Timing is important when embarking on a trip which is why keeping tabs on weather conditions and how it could affect you itinerary can save you a world of hassle. Also, you may want to avoid peak seasons such as public holidays, Christmas and New Year, as the airports are usually very crowded at this time and everything is twice as difficult.
Avoid connecting flights
Direct flights are best for any disabled traveler as it saves him or her the hassle of getting on and off the plane. Maneuvering through airport gates, exits and corners at one airport is already difficult; multiply that by three terminals and that can be a nightmare. If you however insist on connecting flight, ensure you allow plenty time between the flights, to enable you make all necessary movements.
Pick a hotel in the most accessible parts of town
A hotel which is remotely located can take the fun out of your trip. So while conducting your research, try to pay a little attention to how close to the city center the residence is and measure the level of safety of the neighborhood in which it is located. You should also know if there are accessible restaurants nearby and what fun spots are within the vicinity.
Investigate public transportation options
Details on accessible transportation are important, unless you plan on staying indoors throughout your trip. When choosing your hotel, consider its proximity to bus stops and junctions as well as the types of transportation on offer. Do they offer free transit service to people with disability? Do they have links to reliable car hire services? What is the cost of these transport options? These are key questions you need answers to before embarking on that journey.-
Ensure you have a doctor’s note and phone number
It is important you have an official statement from a doctor, offering details on your condition, prescriptions, special needs, probable complications, and other relevant information. Ensure that you have a number where your doctor (or another medical professional) can be reached in an emergency situation at any hour of the day. Remember to place this information in a place where it can be easily reached in dire cases where you cannot help them with it.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 7 by elmadavida(f): 6:10am On Jul 01|
Thank you Walspring. FIlmhouse or Amala joint?
|Travel / Re: This New Plane Designed For American President Will Shock You (photos) - See Mor by 4stylz: 4:22am On Jul 01|
I am very sure they released this just to scare intruders; Americans wants the world to believe thier lies;
If this plane was that sophisticated; why let the world know what's for the nation's interest?
They want to scare people; that plane is not that good as explained joor;
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 7 by happney65: 3:14am On Jul 01|
Walspring..Una still remember her abi?Naughty broda..
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by kingthreat(m): 1:12am On Jul 01|
I swear you came to my mind when I read the news. You should start a topic on this.
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by ilawanson44: 1:05am On Jul 01|
I predicted this exactly less than 2 months ago!
See the attached pics for proof
The last one was where morereb10 laughed at me like i was crazy...
khattab02,kingthreat,morereb10...come and see that when i prophesy something, it comes to pass!
Indonesians and Malaysians, mess with a Nigerian and God will slay your countrymen by either "GRABBING YOUR AIRCRAFT AND PUTTING IT IN HIS TRASH CAN" (Missing plane without trace)...
or he just smashes it with his fists and it goes crashing down!
PS: Why did the autobot ban my account for posting those links? Afterall, they are Nairaland links aren't they??
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by AMKAG66(m): 12:27am On Jul 01|
plane crashes becoming too frequent these days
may the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace amen!
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 7 by Walspring: 10:40pm On Jun 30|
You haven't take me to film house ooo
If you board direct flight to your destination your poe wont be in NY because some people will still board the plane with you in NY going to same destination with you but if you have connecting flight in NY the your poe will be in NY where you will board another flight to your destination
Maybe you check your flight itinerary you will see it there
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by seunfape(m): 8:47pm On Jun 30|
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by tundeotunba(m): 8:27pm On Jun 30|
plane in service since 1964!
I'm short of words
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by Korrection(m): 5:19pm On Jun 30|
Because na dem dey kill Nigerians for drug issue
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by Optional2(f): 5:15pm On Jun 30|
Y e b say na only indonesia nd malaysia plane alwayz dy crash
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by MemphisDepay(m): 5:09pm On Jun 30|
ideatoprince18:... See this one, baba orlando wey get juju..
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by ideatoprince18(m): 5:07pm On Jun 30|
MemphisDepay:.....pray make Indonesia plane no meet u for there
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by sonnyudoh(m): 5:00pm On Jun 30|
I an so lucky to think that I was supposed to be on that plane but i slept off
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by Korrection(m): 4:54pm On Jun 30|
Nemesis and repercussions of Nigerians they killed ...same thing happened to Malaysia after executions... plane got missing.. Now this one....not supporting drugs but my observations
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by GeneralShepherd(m): 4:51pm On Jun 30|
1964... plane is almost same age as Nigeria
|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by Kendumazy(m): 4:44pm On Jun 30|
watched on it Aljazeera already.. The plane has been in operation since 1964..
plane they ought to have abandoned..
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|Travel / Re: Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by ToyozzieTohBad(f): 4:42pm On Jun 30|
All these chinese-looking peeps no sabi fly plane ni?
|Travel / Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes In Medan Area Killing Dozens by Freemanan(m): 4:36pm On Jun 30|
An Indonesian air force transport plane carrying military personnel and their families plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing dozens.
Television footage showed the mangled wreckage of the C-130 Hercules, a crumpled burning car and a shattered building that local media said was recently built and contained a spa, shops and homes. Smoke billowed from the site and several thousand people milled nearby. Rescue teams scrambled over the rubble, searching for any survivors.
Air force chief Air Marshall Agus Supriatna said 49 bodies have been recovered and taken to Medan's Adam Malik hospital. He said there is unlikely to be any survivors.
The plane's manifest showed there were 50 people on the flight from Medan to the remote Natuna island chain, according to North Sumatra police chief Eko Hadi Sutedjo, but the actual number might be higher.
Supriatna said there were 12 crew and more than 100 passengers on the plane before it reached Medan on Sumatra, one of Indonesia's main islands. It had traveled from the capital, Jakarta, and stopped at two locations before arriving at Medan. The air force is still to trying to determine how many people got off or boarded during that journey.
Many passengers were families of military personnel. Hitching rides on military planes to reach remote destinations is common in Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago that spans three time zones.
Indonesia has a patchy civil aviation safety record and its cash-strapped air force has also suffered a string of accidents. Between 2007 and 2009, the European Union barred Indonesian airlines from flying to Europe because of safety concerns. The country's most recent civilian airline disaster was in December, when an AirAsia jet with 162 people on board crashed into the Java Sea en route from Surabaya to Singapore. There have been five fatal crashes involving air force planes since 2008, according to the Aviation Safety Network, which tracks aviation disasters.
The crash of the transport plane, which had been in service since 1964, occurred not long before midday and just two minutes after it took off from Soewondo air force base.
Supriatna, the air force chief, said the pilot told the control tower that the plane needed to turn back because of engine trouble.
"The plane crashed while it was turning right to return to the airport," he said.
Medan resident Fahmi Sembiring said he saw the gray Hercules flying very low as he was driving.
"Flames and black smoke were coming from the plane in the air," he said.
Sembiring said he stopped not far from the crash site and saw several people rescued by police, security guards and bystanders.
Another man, Janson Halomoan Sinagam, said several of his relatives were on the plane when it left Medan.
"We just want to know their fate," he told MetroTV, weeping. "But we have not yet received any information from the hospital."
The C-130 accident is the second time in 10 years that an airplane has crashed into a Medan neighborhood. In September 2005, a Mandala Airlines Boeing 737 crashed into a crowded residential community shortly after takeoff from Medan's Polonia airport, killing 143 people including 30 on the ground.
Medan, with about 3.4 million people, is the third most populous city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya.
On Twitter, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he and his family extend "heartfelt condolences" to the families of victims.
After the emergency response is complete, the government will evaluate the age of air force planes and other important military equipment, he said.
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|Travel / BREAKING: Deadly Plane Crash In Indonesia City by ogwoliun: 12:22pm On Jun 30|
There were 12 crew
members and 101 passengers on
board the plane, all of whom have
died, officials said. http://aje.io/
|Travel / Re: Taking Food Out Of Airplanes by segedoo(m): 12:15pm On Jun 30|
I see you Babe
how are u doing? how were your papers psychologist?
|Travel / Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by kino47: 4:24pm On Jun 29|
Please am about to go for a drop box and have used my b1/b2 twice in 2 years my first trip 2weeks second trip 2 weeks but my fear now is during my first trip from new york back to london which i had a stop over the air hostess asked for my boarding pass in the plane which was in my luggage but later left me due to her busy schedule do you think the information she wants from me is to count me alongside those that boarded the plane which proves i was in flight as at the day i took off.
Why am asking all this is to confirm that i did not overstay. though i was stamped in lagos immediately i landed
|Travel / Re: This New Plane Designed For American President Will Shock You (photos) - See Mor by braveheart99(m): 5:42pm On Jun 28|
I asked by faith and hopeful to receive by same faith
In MI's voice bad belle (it's allowed)
|Travel / Re: Kenya Airways Unveils First African Female Dreamliner Captain by happney65: 5:09pm On Jun 28|
Na one Man go dey fuk her sha..Na one man go dey fly her own plane.. .Go Girl you rock
|Travel / Re: This New Plane Designed For American President Will Shock You (photos) - See Mor by CFCfan(m): 2:31pm On Jun 28|
legacyint:The new plane is coming into service in 2023. The airforce will test it for 5 years prior to it being used by the president.
|Travel / Re: Kenya Airways Unveils First African Female Dreamliner Captain by Teeboy22(m): 12:35pm On Jun 28|
Arrival of the much anticipated Kenya Airways Dreamliner airline She was recently promoted to be the first African captain on the world’s latest plane, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Mutungi has been a pilot at Kenya Airways for about six years, and has been flying as a First Officer on the 767-300ER, the second largest aircraft in Kenya Airways’ fleet. According to Kenyaniaje, Mutungi was promoted to fly in the left hand seat of KQ’s latest acquisition after completing her course for type conversion successfully.
|Travel / Kenya Airways Unveils First African Female Dreamliner Captain by Teeboy22(m): 12:33pm On Jun 28|
Kenya Airways unveils Captain Irene Koki Mutungi
|Travel / Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by crowns2(f): 11:25am On Jun 28|
justi4jesu:Chei!!! NLNG happy hour ! I miss it
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