Twice Lost: A Story of Shipwreck and of Adventure In the Wilds of Australia. W. H. G. Kingston. London, Edinburgh and New York : T. Nelson and Sons, 1881.
"I had shown no predilection for a seat in the counting-house; and consequently, when his old shipmate Captain Bracewell, who had just been appointed to the command of the Heroine sloop-of-war, offered to take one of his sons as a midshipman, he allowed me, greatly to my delight, to enter the navy."
Supposedly Tuổi Trẻ, a major daily newspaper in Hồ Chí Minh City, is reporting that the Vietnamese Navy confirmed the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is down, 153 miles South of Phu Quoc island. I do not read Vietnamese, so my info comes from news reports here.
Thought I’d post as this is the first somewhat solid info on the B777 location, and I know some of you are following reports. As always, breaking news is subject to update.
UPDATE: BBCVietnamese now reports that they have contacted the Navy and the coordinates were only estimates, the Tuoi Tre reports were not accurate, no wreckage has been confirmed.
"Using information from the flight data recorder and the radar track, photographer Bill Serne re-created the final 28 seconds of Flight 427. He shot pictures from a helicopter, matching the altitude and pitch with what the pilots would have seen out their window as the jet spiraled down.”
Full article from the St. Petersburg Times.
International Organization for Migration/United Nations Mission in South Sudan charter flight - Bentiu, South Sudan - 2/17/2014 - 1 fatality, 3 survivors.
The HS-748 came in high and fast, bounced on landing and exited the runway, crashed into parked vehicles and broke up.
I think it’s time I start uploading my thesis project. It’s titled “The Monomoy Disaster” after the events it’s inspired by. The project is a series of illustrations inspired by the story of a crew of US Lifesavers, or surf men, giving their lives in an attempted rescue off the most precarious coast on Cape Cod, Monomoy Point. I recommend reading up on the US Lifesaving Service, the precursor to the US Coastguard.
This piece shows a lifesaver on his patrol as he spots a ship in distress in the misty waters.
"Few Know the Dangers of The Coast Like We"
Recent Runway Excursions and Gear Issues Pt. 2
Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 2841 - Medina, Saudi Arabia - 1/5/2014 - B767, landed without right main gear unconfirmed video footage
Toll Group Flight 523 - Honiara, Solomon Islands - 1/26/2014 - B737, right main gear collapse
Air Greenland Flight 3205 - Ilulissat, Greenland - 1/29/2014 - Dash 8, left main gear collapse and runway excursion
Aer Arann Flight 3635 - Shannon, Ireland - 2/12/2014 - ATR42-300, heavy gusts of wind lifted the plane, which fell on the left main gear
[Noooo, not the 737-300! So cute! So stubby!
I almost called this “Go home, plane, you’re drunk”]