The “Friendly Skies” are not too friendly anymore.


Air Algerie plane vanishes from radar:

There appears to be a new mysterious phenomenon in aviation these days with the all of the crashes the airlines are experiencing that should probably make prospective passengers more than a little jittery about traveling by air.

July 24 2014: Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane’s owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.

Just a few days ago a Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew was shot down near the Ukraine-Russia border on July 17, 2014. No survivors.

It appears that the Russian government headed by their Czar Vladimir Putin (his friends call him Val) contributed to this act of devastation whether it was intentional or not.

Tragedies like this in war time are what is called “collateral damage”; unintended targets being destroyed in a combat situation.

If the rest of the world doesn’t get its act together and begin using diplomacy and common sense instead of bombs and missiles we are going to see a lot more of these avoidable scenarios taking place.

In the last 20 years there have been some horrendous air tragedies that have claimed 1000’s of lives. Some of which can be blamed on, weather conditions, human error, technical error and others un-explainable.

This hypothesis may seem crazy to some of you but it is not beyond the realm of imagination that extraterrestrials could have had a hand in some of these crashes. There has been no other plausible explanation for some of them. They are out there!!!

Air tragedies have increased with many such crashes over the years. Here is a look at some of them.


Boeing 737 crash (2013)
The latest in the line of air tragedies, around 50 people were killed when the Boeing 737 crashed into a Russian city while landing. The accident occurred in Russia’s Kazan city, capital of Tatarstan republic.
All 50 people on board were killed instantly.

Pakistan Boeing 737 crash (2012)
A Boeing 737 airliner crashed in Islamabad on April 21, 2012 killing 127 people
Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision (1996)

Perhaps the world’s deadliest mid-air collision, the Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision occured on 12 November, 1996 over the village by the same name in New Delhi, India.
The two planes involved were a Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747-100B en route from New Delhi to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and a Kazakhstan Airlines Ilyushin Il-76 en route from Shymkent, Kazakhstan, to New Delhi.
Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision (1996)

Such was the impact of the collision that all 349 people on both the flights were killed instantly. This is also the third-deadliest air tragedy in the history of aviation, behind other major tragedies like Japan airlines Flight 123 and the Tenerife airport tragedy.

Boeing 737-800 air crash (2010)
More commonly known as the Mangalore air crash, the Boeing 737-800 air crash is India’s worst air disaster in more than a decade.
One hundred and fifty-eight people died when the plane crashed after overshooting the runaway. Eight people survived the accident which received wide coverage by the Indian media.

Boeing 737-800 air crash (2010)
An earth remover cleans the site of the crash of an Air India Boeing 737-800 plane in Mangalore, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Monday, May 24, 2010.

Sita Air crash (2012)
The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal was witness to a horrific air-crash on September 28, 2012 when a Dornier aircraft that was owned by a private firm Sita Air crashed shortly after takeoff from Kathmandu killing 19 people, including seven British and five Chinese passengers

Gol airlines Boeing 737-800 (2006)
The underside of the Gol airlines Boeing 737-800 is seen this undated handout aerial photograph distributed by the Brazilian Air Force and released October 1, 2006.
Rescue workers guided by Indian trackers hacked their way through dense Amazon jungle on October 1, 2006, to reach the wreckage of Gol flight 1907 that was carrying 155 passengers and crew.

Asiana Airlines crash (2013)
The plane which was carrying 307 people crashed and burst into flames as it landed at San Francisco International Airport after a flight from Seoul killing two people and sending more than 180 to local hospitals.

Caribbean Airlines crash (2011)
A packed Caribbean Airlines jet carrying 163 people crashed and broke as it landed in Guyana on the night of July 30, 2011 injuring several passengers in the process.
The Boeing 737-800 overshot the runway and burst through a perimeter fence after arriving at Georgetown’s Cheddi Jagan airport just past midnight from New York.

Boeing 737-800 (2007)
Although all passengers escaped safely but the image of this China Airlines airplane burning is symbolic of horror of a air tragedy.
The left engine of a Boeing 737-800 jet belonging to Taiwan-based China Airlines exploded shortly after arrival in Naha city from Taipei, ripping the plane apart.

It seems to be that the vast majority of crashes have happened in other countries rather than in the USA by US owned airlines.

It is quite possible that their pilots are not as well trained as the pilots from the USA, some of the aircraft are not as well maintained, some of the safety regulations are not as stringent or many other possibilities.

Be that as it may; I don’t think I would feel very comfortable flying in some foreign countries these days.

We have not even touched on the over-whelming fact that we have terrorists to deal with.

I understand that the terrorists are working on making some sort of bomb that are undetectable to get them through airport security.


Fears of undetectable bombs implanted in terrorists’ FLESH prompt heightened security at European airports
Security experts and U.S. officials say they fear Al Qaeda’s bomb-making know how may have spread to Iraq and Syria, where militants with European passports are running amok. The concern has prompted additional screenings of passengers aboard U.S.-bound flights.

There was some conversation out there a short while ago that Israel made a security booth for their airports that would detonate a bomb if the passenger was carrying one on their person or in their person.  This was proved not to be true.

As we all know some of these “wacked out” terrorists are having bombs surgically implanted in the bodies to avoid visual detection.

I think a bomb detecting/explosive proof booth is one fool-proof way of detecting a bomb and answering the wish of the terrorist with what we can call an “all-inclusive package” so they can to go and get some “trim” from the mythical 72 virgins they believe in so staunchly.

Whatever the case may be; flying is not the way it used to be or for that matter neither is the rest of the world as it used to be. By all appearances it doesn’t look like it is going to do an about face anytime soon.

The “Friendly Skies” are not too friendly anymore.


Bon Voyage

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